The Foggie Gossip

June - July 2004 Edition

Foggie Gala

The annual Foggie Gala, held on 6th June, attracted large support, both for the 5-a-side football tournament and for stalls and activities run by the Community Association and local groups.  The sun shone brightly for most of the day adding to the success of the event and the delight of spectators and participants alike.

All the stalls were busy and enjoyed success as well as lots of fun and laughter.

Jane Michie, stallholder, doing a roaring trade.

Ice cream, candy floss, sweets etc. were in great demand.

60 football teams from all over the North-east took part in a 5-a-side tournament organised by St Marnan’s Youth


Primary 2,3

Winners Macduff Lions A

Runners Up Huntly Heroes

Primary 4,5

Winners Buckie A

Runners Up Huntly A

Primary 6,7

Winners Macduff Lions

Runners Up Buckie A

Primary Girls

Winners Portsoy All Stars

Runners Up Macduff Lions

Players and families
A section of the 'tented village' of the young stars.

Spectators (some with painted faces)
Families enjoyed picnics during the games.


Queue for burgers
As always, the burger stall was very busy and by the end of the day, the entire stock was sold out.

Main prizes in the Association raffle were won by:

£200 - M Hancock, Aberchirder

£100 - D Finnie, Banff

£50 - D West, Macduff

In Memory of Davie Inglis
1930 - 2004


Sadly we have to announce the passing of another of Foggie's well known characters, David Inglis - known to all as Davie.  Davie died peacefully on 30th June 2004  at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  His funeral took place on 6th July at Moray Crematorium.

Davie was born at Spring Garden on 10th March 1930 and attended Aberchirder Primary School.  He worked on nearby farms and with McKay's Coal Merchants of Cornhill before retiring.  He also helped out with general duties at Rennie's Foodstore in Main Street.

He was always trying to help others and used to walk around the streets putting out people's refuse bins.  Many found that if they had forgotten to put their bin out for collection, Davie had done the needful.  Davie was to be seen around Foggie every day and was well known for voicing his opinion on the latest happenings.  He will be sadly missed.

Foggie School Teacher Retires

Mrs Isobel Duguid has retired after teaching at Aberchirder Primary School for 27 years.  Here she is (back left) all those years ago with her first nursery class at the school in 1977. The other adult was nursery nurse Alison Moggach.

Picture courtesy of The Banffshire Journal


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