Aberchirder Coat-of-Arms

The Foggie Gossip

September 2007 Edition

WEDDING

LAW / MUTCH

 

Karen Mutch and Barry Law were married at Thainstone House on Friday 24th August, 2007.

Karen from Woodside, Mosscoral, Forgue and Barry from Sauchend, Forgue now live in the Gartly area.

Karen runs the Internet Sales Department at Craigdon Mountain Sports in Inverurie and Barry is a Welding Supervisor with Stats UK in Dyce.
 

 

NEIGHBOURS FROM OZ

G'Day Cobbers


Past neighbours  Alistair Peden (left) and Paul Ross (right) recently met while they were on visits to Foggie.  Both spent their childhood next door to each other in Causewayend Crescent, Aberchirder and went through school here, but are now resident in Australia.

Alistair and his fiancée Emma McKilligin, from Mahon, Turriff, both work in the oil and gas industry and now live in Fremantle, Western Australia, after spells in Manila and Beijing.  They entertain a steady stream of visiting friends from the North-east who enjoy their balcony view over the Indian Ocean.

Paul has lived in Sydney for 6 years and has just recently become an Australian citizen.  He works as a GIS analyst in the finance sector and he is lucky enough to have his firm funding his MBA study.  He enjoys the Aussie outdoor life and is a regular swimmer and jogger.  He lives in a very Scottish part of Sydney, beside Balmoral Beach (which is really beautiful) and is surrounded by Ballater, Braemar and Banchory apartments, just a real home from home with better weather.

 

Alistair & Paul

ST MARNANS YOUTH - END OF SEASON AWARDS

St Marnans football team recently held their annual end-of-season award ceremony in Aberchirder Primary School hall, with parents and friends in attendance.
Special guest, Kevin Bremner presented the awards to the various players.

All Pictures Courtesy of Andy Taylor, Banff

CHAMPIONS IN ALL AGE GROUPS
who gained player-of-year, top scorer, manager's player and players' player awards.

Back Row  --  Amy Duguid,  Shannon Thom,  Owen Paterson,  Matthew Skyner,  Ben Allan,  guest Kevin Bremner who presented the awards,  Jay Inglis,  Matthew Ogden,  Sarah Watt, Colleen Bowie,  Christen Gordon.
Middle Row  --  Bruce Wilson,  Robert Fowlie,  Lee Inglis,  James Brooks,  Ross Adam,  Keiran Brooks,  Patrick Wilson,  Kirsty Ewen.
Front Row  --  Ryan Robertson,  Corben Wilson,  Liam McNamee,  Samantha Morrison,  Katie Allan,  Emma Murray,  Rebecca Seivwright.
 
PRIMARY 1-3 GIRLS

Back Row -- Coach Amanda Allan, guest Kevin Bremner, Coaches Keith McLean and Martin Allan.
Middle Row  --  Lauren Nattress,  Stacy McLean,  Kanisha Choudhury.
Front Row  --  Kirsty Ewen,  Katie Allan,  Rebecca Seivwright,  Emma Murray,  Samantha Morrison.
 
PRIMARY 4/5 GIRLS

Back Row  --  Coach Neil Murray, guest Kevin Bremner, Coaches Duncan Henderson and Keith McLean.
Row 3  --  Assistant Coaches Ashley Bowie,  Adele Henderson,  Kimberley Murray.
Row 2  --  Abbie Esslemont,  Iona Gregor,  Rebecca Paterson,  Donna Paterson.
Front  --  Sophie Palmer,  Lyn Esslemont,  Georgina Lampon,  Kerryn Stevenson.
 
PRIMARY 6/7 GIRLS

Back Row  --  Coach Neil Murray,  guest Kevin Bremner,  Coaches Duncan Henderson and Keith McLean.
Middle Row  --  Shannon Thom,  Ashley Bowie,  Chloe Chrystal,  Adele Henderson,  Amy Duguid,  Kimberley Murray,  Michelle Inglis.
Front Row -  Jaimee Lampon,  Jill Wilson,  Colleen Bowie,  Sarah Watt,  Christen Gordon,  Adele Morrison.
 
PRIMARY 1-3 BOYS

Back Row  --  Coach Scott Riddoch,  guest Kevin Bremner,  Coaches Helen McNamee and Billy Forrest.
Middle Row  --  Liam Michie,  Stuart McNamee,  Liam MacIntosh,  Ryan Ure,  Shaun Morrison,  Roman Smith.
Front Row --  Bruce Wilson,  Corben Wilson,  Liam McNamee,  Ryan Robertson,  Robert Fowlie.
 
PRIMARY 4/5 BOYS

Back Row  -- Coach Adrian Inglis,  guest Kevin Bremner,  Coach Lenny Inglis.
Middle Row  --  Patrick Wilson,  Aiden Stewart,  Scott Duguid,  Jay Inglis,  Matthew Ogden.
Front Row  --  Nathan Ross,  Alexander Bowie,  Murray Inglis,  Ross Adam,  Keiran Brooks, Sean Chalmers.
 
PRIMARY 6/7 BOYS

Back Row  --  Guest Kevin Bremner,  Coach Willie McKinnon.
Middle Row  --  Jake Mair,  Philip  Wilson,  Muir Gregor,  James Brooks,  Lee Inglis.
Front Row  -  Jonathan McLean,  Owen Paterson,  Adam Willox,  Ben Allan,  Matthew Skyner.

JIM WOOD RAISES MONEY FOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

To aid the funding of additional Christmas lights for Foggie, Jim Wood embarked upon a lone sponsored walk.  He left from the Commercial Hotel in South Street, Aberchirder at 6.30am on Saturday 22nd September and his round trip of 22.5 miles took him via Inverkeithney, Easterfield, Fortrie, Turriff, Forglen and back to Aberchirder.  His efforts, with the help of Julie Bell of the Commercial Hotel, has to date (27 Sept) raised the grand sum of £786.40.  It is hoped that with a raffle the Commercial Hotel is running and further donations, this figure will rise.

Aberchirder & District Community Association sincerely thanks Jim for his tremendous effort and to all who donated to the ongoing festive lights fund raising.
£4,000 is being spent this year on additional lighting.


Jim around the halfway stage at Den of Muiresk
 

A refuelling stop
 

Passing The Haughs entering Turriff
 

Taking the brae with ease
 

Breaking the tape after 22.5 miles
 

A few of the welcoming party who cheered Jim (centre) home.
 


Jim takes a well deserved rest.  He is joined by Community Association Secretary Linda Farquhar (far left) and Webmaster Donald Graham (far right).
Also in the group are from left, seated is Julie Bell, Ruth Graham, Bill Andrew and George Chalmers.
Picture Courtesy of Andy Taylor, Banff

SCOTLAND'S BEST DINNER LADY

Muriel McKilligan of Nether Backieley, Aberchirder was recently voted the best school cook in Scotland.

Muriel prepares meals for 22 children at Easterfield Primary School, Fortrie near Turriff.  Her award from the School Link Dinner Lady of the Year competition, was presented by Nora Sands, the Dinner Lady who worked with Jamie Oliver on his campaign to improve school dinners.  Muriel received a commemorative plate and £250 of vouchers.  The school also won £1000 of books for their library.

Muriel went on to compete with the rest of the UK to see who would become School Link Dinner Lady of the Year.

The children at Easterfield love her food as, whilst it is healthy, it is also full of their favourite flavours.  Their favourite is Muriel's homemade lentil soup and she will also cater for individual preferences and needs.

The children who nominated as Muriel as the best dinner lady, undoubtedly adore her and love her delicious food.  They will be keeping their fingers crossed that she succeeds in the UK wide competition.

To find out about the competition and who the overall winner was
Click Here


Picture Courtesy of Andy Taylor, Banff

NEW KIT BAGS SPONSORED

St Marnans Sports Club receive new  team kit bags prior to a recent friendly match between St Marnans Boys and Foggie Quines.  The kit bags are sponsored by KMAC Services (Gardening and Landscaping).  Proprietor Keith McLean is pictured on the far right of the picture. The club wish to thank Keith and the many other sponsors who kindly donate towards the club.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

THE SQUARE

Following on from the restoration of the Jubilee Fountain, the Community Council has taken the first steps in the next phase of improving the appearance of The Square.  After an initial meeting with Aberdeenshire Council officers and members, the Community Council and Community Association held a joint meeting to consider possible ways of upgrading the part of The Square either side of the Fountain.  The favoured designs are now with Aberdeenshire Council for comment and possible revision.

The next stage will be to hold a public exhibition and consultation meeting in the autumn before looking for funding.

For details of the consultation meeting, watch this space!

ONE COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR SHORT

The Community Council is still short of one member, so if you feel you have a little time and some ideas to contribute, please let us know.  Meetings are held 11 times a year on the third Wednesday of every month except July.

The Community Council is used by Aberdeenshire Council, Police, NHS and other agencies as the official voice of our community, so it’s important that its members reflect local ideas and opinions.

 

To volunteer to become a member, or find out more about what the Community Council does, please contact Margaret McKay on 780208.

 LOCAL COUNCILLOR'S SURGERY

The three elected Councillors representing the Banff and District Area are to hold a surgery in Marnoch Church hall in Main Street
on 17th October from 6pm - 7.30pm.
John Cox, Ian Gray and Jack Mair will be available to answer questions any member of the public wishes to ask or to assist with issues or difficulties people may have with Council matters.
 

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

CLEANHILL WOOD

Regular visitors to the Hill will have noticed that the trees damaged in the gales last November have still not been removed. The Association is making strenuous efforts to deal with the situation, but we need to find the right combination of contractors and buyers to put together a package which will not mean losing money.

Please remember the Hill is a community woodland which belongs to all the people of Foggie, and there is a desperate need for people to help with managing it.

To volunteer to help with looking after the Hill, please contact Linda Farquhar on 780512

RAFFLE WINNERS

Large Hamper:  Sandra Spackman, South Street   ~   Small Hamper: Mrs Williams, South Street   ~   Teddy: Alison Peden

SPORTS CLUB ACTIVITIES TIMETABLE

Don't spend those dark nights locked indoors.  Whether you wish to meet new people, get some exercise or just have fun, St Marnans Sports Club's Activities could be just what you need.  The new term includes two new sessions for Adults who wish to participate in either Netball or Badminton.  Please feel free to come along and join the fun .

For further information, please call Adrian Inglis 01466 780175 or contact adrianinglis@fsmail.net

Weekly Timetable to June 2008
 

Day

Times

Activity

Ages

Fee

Monday

4.30-6pm

Netball/Badminton

Pri 4,5,6,7

£1.50

 

6.15-7pm

Football

P 1 &Nursery

£1

 

7-8 pm

Football

Pri  2,3Boys

£1.50

 

8-9 pm

Netball

Second/Adult

£2

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

6-7 pm

Football

Pri 4,5 Boys

£1.50

 

7-8 pm

Badminton

Secondary

£1.50

 

8-9 pm

Badminton

Adult

£2.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

6.30-8pm

Football (At McRobert Park)

Pri 6,7 Boys

£1.50

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

6-7 pm

Football

Pri 2,3,4 Girls

£1.50

 

7-8 pm

Football

Pri 5,6,7 Girls

£1.50

All sessions take place at Aberchirder Primary School Hall (unless otherwise stated) during school term only.

New members most welcome at any above sessions.

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