The Foggie Gossip

October 2003 Edition

Foggie Honours Village Orderly

At the monthly meeting of  Aberchirder & District Community Association, Derek Gray, Aberchirder’s first village orderly, was presented with a certificate and gift to show the community’s appreciation of the work he had done over the summer months.

Picture shows Association Chairman Davie Chalmers making the presentation, watched by local Councillor Kenny Benzie.

Community Association Coffee Morning

Helpers Elaine Bremner and Jayne Michie serve tea and bakeries at the coffee morning, which raised a total of £270 towards the fund for the Christmas lights. 

The Association will be putting up the lights on 30th November.

Treasurer Stephen Forrest and local Councillor Kenny Benzie join guests at the Community Association's coffee morning.

Alison Mackie is holding one of the Aye Foggieloan calendars which are now on sale, price £2-50, at Donald McKay the butcher's, Marjory Brown the chemist's and Bremner's of Foggie, as well as from Association committee members and this web site's gift shop. The calendar features line-drawings of well-known buildings in and around Aberchirder.

Munro Achievement

Some of the family and friends who helped Iain Ross (right) of Causewayend Crescent celebrate the climbing of his last Munro on 25th October.  Iain has climbed all 284 Munros in Scotland over the last 11 years.  A tremendous achievement.

Picture taken at the top of Ben Chonzie at the head of Glen Turret, NW of Crieff.

Local History Group Set For Ninth Season

Aberchirder’s history season gets under way on Wednesday 5th November, when former local minister Bob Jones will give an illustrated talk on the Disruption and Foggie’s part in it. Bob played a major role in the celebrations held in 1992 to mark the famous walkout at Marnoch two centuries before and the nationwide split in the Kirk that followed.

The meeting takes place in the Community Pavilion at 7:30 pm, and new members are always welcome. 

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