The Foggie Gossip

August 2003 Edition

Still Going Strong & "Movin' Aboot"

'Movin Aboot' was set up in 1996 to encourage movement and activity in older people.  At Walker Court, exercise classes are held every Tuesday afternoon.

Great fun is had and participants enjoy actions to popular music from their younger days.



Married on 3rd May 2003 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland are Lester Kean, Aberchirder and Wendy Morrison, Enniskillen.
The couple now live in Ealing, West London.

Spick & Span

Aberchirder has been looking spick and span since Derek Gray took on the post of Village Orderly.  His tasks include picking up litter, tidying up public open spaces and other duties to enhance the appearance of the burgh.

Derek began work in June and he will be on duty until September. Locals have commented very favourably about the work he's been doing.



2003 is the first year Foggie has had a village orderly.  The post is financed by Aberdeenshire Council. 

Memorial Hall - Demolition

The first weekend of August 2003 saw a start being made to the demolition of the Memorial Hall on North Street.

The building was earlier declared dangerous by Aberdeenshire Council.


After several years of hoping the Hall could be upgraded, the Hall Committee decided that demolition was the only option. A contractor will salvage all the slates and interior timber, and then the walls will be taken down and removed by a local company. 

7th August 2003
Slates stripped from roofs.

8th August 2003
Demolition of rear hall commences.

9th August 2003
Main hall partly demolished

9th August 2003
Little remains standing.

Check the Foggie Gossip for future developments.

The Sun Shone for Foggie Show - 16th August 2003

The McRobert Park was bathed in sunshine for the annual Foggie Flower Show and Sports.  The quality of the exhibits in the marquee was magnificent and up to the usual high standard expected at the north-east's premier horticultural show.

Congratulations must go to the prize winners and all exhibitors who helped make the show the success it was.

The field events were both hilarious and fascinating and held the interest of a large crowd of captivated spectators.  Neil Ross's sheepdog demonstration gained special applause as he controlled up to six dogs at one time.


Members of St Marnans Football Club seen here as 'Soap Stars', prior to taking part in the Five-a-Side Fancy Dress Football competition.


Copyright 2002 ADCA Aberchirder, North East Scotland.