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The Foggie Gossip news pages include some snippets of local interest.
Some items may be light-hearted or just a bit of fun.

The links below will take you to items of news and happenings in and around Aberchirder.

If you have any photographs or items of interest to offer, please contact us to have them included here.


May 2014 - Special Anniversary Edition

On the 17th May 2014, Aberchirder celebrated its 250th anniversary of the birth of the village. This special edition records much of the day's activities, and other events, in pictures.


January 2014

Youngsters Receive Book Reading Awards, Trekking in the Himalaya, School Christmas Fayre, Nursery Pantomime, School Christmas Concert, Foggie Firemen Donate to Local Groups - Sports Club; Walker Court; Day Club and Community Association.


September 2013

He's in the Army now - Ian Esslemont, MacMillan Fundraising - Wendy Gray, Day Club Visit Balmoral, Guides Visit to Mexico, Beavers Visit Wild West Town, Aberchirder Doctors Retire, Waste Recycling Changes, 250 Years Celebrations.

June 2013

Winning Design, Foggie Guides get Baden Powel Award, Primary School sets up Museum, Annual Foggie Gala, Neighbourhood Watch.


March 2013

Guiding Award to Leader, St Marnans Sports Club New Strips, Aberchirder Nursery Says Thanks, Gavin Mutch Shearing Award, Chinese Takeaway, Celebrating 250 Years, Community Association AGM.


October 2012 

Primary School Winners, Scouting Jamborette, Guiding Awards, Ashley Alexander Graduation, Cleanhill Improvements, Planting Jubilee Tree, Foggie Class Reunion. 

July 2012 

Playgroup and Toddlers Activities, End of an Era, Tractor Run for Gene Machine, Gala Football Results, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Bookbug Winner, Olympic Torch Comes to Foggie, Community News.

April 2012

Emma Morrison Graduation, Scott Riddoch Surprise, Bookbug Visit, Primary School News, Hugh Duncan Honoured, TG Hair Salon Opens, Ian Esslemont Charity Run, Butcher's Shop to Close, Guiding Groups go Bowling, Wartime Memories.

January 2012

Brownies & Rainbows, Primary School Christmas Performances, News from Foggie Fire Station, Kevin Seivwright to Run Marathon, Walker Court Worries, Picture from the Past.

September/October 2011

Primary School Benefits, Baby Naming Ceremony, Three Weddings, Five Sets of Twins, The Late Sandy Bremner, Sunny Spain, Neighbourhood Watch, Picture from the Past.

June/July 2011

Beverley Walker School of Dancing, Crispy Rainbows, Guiding News, Foggie School News, Andrea Fowlie Gets Gold, Tractor Run Fundraising Total, Andrew Lawson Hits High Spots, Kenny Christie Meets Stars, Neighbourhood Watch Update.

May/June 2011

Brownies & Rainbows, Mylee & Jaxon McRae, Tractor Run for Macmillan Cancer Support, Graham/Rennie Wedding, Foggie Gala, Aberchirder Postcards.

March 2011

News from Primary School, Foggie Clearances, Guides & Rainbows, Air Cadets Plant Trees, Basketball Achievements, Community News.

January 2011

New Zealand Reunion, St Marnans FC Presentations, Winter Storms, Local Artists Exhibit, Chest Waxing for Charity, Aberdeenshire Council Budget Cuts.

October/November 2010

Mark Alexander Graduation, Police Presence, Foggie Guides Wizard Performance, Finishing Touches to The Square, Donna Wilson Designer of the Year, Bob Durno Obituary, Late Night Shopping.

August 2010

Old Aberchirder Book, McKay/Wallace & Hay/Jex Weddings, Foggie Show Pageant, Picture from the Past - South Street 1920s.

13 June 2010 Special Edition

Completion of Aberchirder Square Enhancement Project and the Official Opening.

June 2010

Foggie Gala Winners and Painted Faces, King/Brown Wedding, Advertisement.

May 2010

Commercial Hotel Receives Award, Kids Valentine's Disco Winners, Primary School Litter Clean-up, Replanting on Cleanhill, Aberchirder Square Improvements, Community Celebrations, Advertisement.

January 2010

The Brown Girls, New Fire-Engine, School Christmas Concert, New Arrivals, Winter Snow, New Resting Rooms, Go Ahead for Square Improvements, Your opinion on Traffic Matters, Advertisement.

September/October 2009

River Deveron Flooding, Basketball, Stuart Gray Graduation, School Pupils Plant Daffodils, New Baby Isla Mutch, Youngsters Learn Craftwork, Replanting at Cleanhill, Sports Club Activities, Advertisements.

Foggie Show Special 2009

A few images from the show and some weel-kent faces from the day.

Summer 2009

Primary School: Eco-Group Achievers, Poster Winners and Equipment for Learning Support. Derek Gray's Art Exhibition, Scott Paterson Graduation, Proposed New Memorial Hall, Deveronvale Girls, What's On, Advertisement.

May/June 2009

News About The Square, Our Man in Iraq, Six Harbour Walk, Bingo Bremner's 90th Birthday, Clear Felling at Cleanhill, Sportsmen's Dinner, Brownies Fashion Show & Need for Leaders, Guide Camp, Craft Fair, Kirsty Anne Ball, Foggie Gala Winners, What's On, Advertisement.

March 2009

Aberdeenshire Police Commander, Pampered Chefs, Here Come the Girls, Oil in Foggie?, Lisa Williamson 21st, Coat-of-Arms on Display, Foggieloan - The Word Spreads, Future of Rose Innes, Events Including Art Exhibitions by Fiona Michie and Robert Andrew, Advertisements.

Jan/Feb 2009

'The Christmas Factor', Abbie Forrest, Hearing Matters, Diamond Wedding, Andrea Fowlie, Winter Conditions, Catherine MacPhail Visit, Foggie Couple Manage Deveronvale Girls, Events, Advertisements.

Nov/Dec 2008

Primary Team Win Tickets to Rugby International, School Christmas Fayre, Church Fete, Festive Lights, Santa's Visits to Foggie, Library Offers, Homecoming Scotland, Events, Advertisements.

Sept/Oct 2008

New Arrival Baby Milo Heggie-Milne, Morrison/Thain Wedding, Football Winners, Fork Lunch, Church Roof Repair, Drop-in Centre, Photographic Exhibition, New Funeral Service in Huntly, Rugby Winners, Books on Legs, Community Council Elections, Events, Sports Club Activities, Advertisements.

July/August 2008

Four Weddings, Betty Walker 90th Birthday, Latest from Primary School, Playgroup Outing, Co-op Receive Two Awards, Walker Court Visit, Day Care Bus Trip, Coming Events, Co-op Special Offers.

June 2008

Harris/Smith Wedding,  Guides - Jack in the Beanstalk; County Camp, Nursery Fun-Day, Foggie Gala, Proposed New Community Facilities, Cookery Competition, Farewell to Brownie Leader, Proposals to Upgrade The Square, Community News.

May 2008

Netball League Winners, Salmon in the Classroom, Playgroup Activities, Bowling Green Opening, Edith Durno Celebrates, Homestart Club Colouring Competition, Sponsor-A-Book for Primary School, Events & Advertisements.

April 2008

Day Club Gets Lottery Award, Stuart/Fetch Wedding, Cleanhill Pathways, Foggie Footballers at Hampden & Ibrox, Planning Applications, Events, Advertisements.

March 2008

Primary School Events - Smoothie Day/Knitting/A Mile a Day/Food Tasting/Aerobics/Rubbish Show, Rare Tractor Shipped to Foggie, Local Artist's Painting Unveiled, Footballers Return from Spain, Community News, Events and Advertisements.

January 2008

Playgroup Party, Pilot Gains Scholarship, Food Waste Collections, Planning Application for MacLennan's Yard, Jubilee Fountain, Events, Advertisements.

December 2007

Bibleworld, Scotland's Top Nightclub, Green Bowling Prize-winners, Zoe Campbell Christening, Marnoch Church Bazaar, Santa Visit, Cleanhill Clearance, Picture from the Past, Local Events & Advertisements.

November 2007

Horsing Around in the Library, Cash for Cancer Research, Brown/Michie Wedding, Farmer's Ball, Instant Holidays Sponsorship, Barcelona the Goal, Pyjama Girls, Christmas Lights Thank You, New Beavers, Emma Morrison Graduation, Events & Advertisements.

October 2007

Village Enhancement, Boost to Festive Lights Funds, Beauty Salon Opens, Turriff Hillwalking Club, Church Group Outing, Bingo Bremner Receives Award, Hair Raising Experiences, Local Events & Advertisements.

September 2007

Law/Mutch Wedding, Neighbours from Oz, St Marnans Youth Awards, Jim Wood Sponsored Walk, Scotland's Best Dinner Lady, New Kit Bags for Sports Club, Community News, Sports Club Activities, Advert.

August 2007

Foggie Show Special - Pictures from the Annual Horticultural Show on 18th August.

July 2007

Five Weddings, Mountain Climbing in Foggie, Playgroup News, Scouts Celebrate, Table Top Sale, New Minister for Marnoch Church, Adverts / Events.

June 2007

Foggie Gala - Pictures and Winners, 'Chappie' Abseils for Charity, Nursery Fun Day, Chiropodist Sets Up in Foggie, Auld Broon on CD, New Badminton Club, Church Quiz Results, Sandy Wright Presentation, Events, Adverts.

May 2007

Quality Napkins New Shop, Foggie Girls, Scout Camp, Fashion Show Success, Guides Get Active, Community News, Adverts, Events.

April 2007

The Late Jimmy Shaw, Day Care Outing, Jubilee Fountain Restoration, Library Improvements, Election - Public Meeting, Kennie Benzie Steps Down, Foggie Drop-in, Cub Scouts Start Again, Photographic Competition Results, Events, Adverts.

March 2007

Hugh Johnstone - Singer, 3 New Arrivals, Donna Wilson - Artist, Red Nose Day - Pharmacy & Beavers, Darts Team Sweeps the Board, Community News, Adverts, Events.

February 2007

Bob Durno 90th Birthday, History Group - Down Memory Lane, Gavin Mutch Achievements, 100 Years of Scouting, Young Farmers Burns Supper, Russell Scott at Murrayfield, Community News, Adverts.

January 2007

Arwyn Peden, The Cutting Room, Woodworker Makes to Order, Children's Christmas Party Fun, Adverts.

December 2006

Treasure Hunt Winner, British Heart Foundation Benefits, Aberchirder Playgroup, Indoor Bowling Winners, Bowling Club Celebrations, Centenary Booklet, Christmas Lights Collection.

November 2006

Storm Damage on Cleanhill,  SVQ Graduates,  Farming Minister's Visit, 'The Waater Mannie' by Neil Mutch, New Drop-in Centre, Community News, School Photograph - Missing Names.

September 2006

Foggie Toddlers & Playgroup,  Three Weddings,  Sunday School Donation,  St Marnans New Strips,  Donation from Birthdays,  Community News,  Events / Adverts.

August 2006

"Foggie Show Special" + Aul' Broon Book Launch, Pharmacy Official Opening, Adverts.

July 2006

Queen's Birthday Celebrations, Playgroup & Toddlers, Aul' Broon is Back!, Race for Life, Strawbale House, Deveronside Player of the Year, Stay and Play, Community News, Adverts.

June 2006

Barrie/Graham Wedding, Beaver Awards, Bowling Club Centenary Celebrations, How to Drink Scotch Whisky, Foggie Loon in Iraq, Foggie Royalty, Brownies & Guides Raise Money, Aul' Broon, Foggie Gala, Adverts.

May 2006

Friendship Club Folds, Pharmacy Thank You Gift, Community News, Foggie Gala Date, Co-op Offers, Advertising Space.

April 2006

Foggie Art, Fun with Food, Tribute to June Malcolm, Foggie Quines, Donation to RNLI, Rose Innes Closure, Public Meeting, Special Offers.

March 2006

Centenary Celebrations, Local Artist Exhibits, Ciaran Angus, Darts's Champion Record, Smoke-Free Scotland, Photographic Competition.

February 2006

Birthday Party Raises Money, Foggie Boys, Lucy Forrest, Chemist Retires & New Ownership, Haggis Night, Playgroup & Toddlers Events, Blacklaw School.

December 2005

Christmas Lights, Co-op Re-opens, Fiona Michie, Village Hall Project, Community Council

November 2005

Masons Help Local Groups, Alzheimer's Benefit, Walker Court Coffee Morning, 2006 Foggie Calendar, Remembrance Sunday, Gillian Stewart Graduation, Are You on Our Web site?

October 2005

New Piano, Money for Diabetes, Marnoch Walkout, Turner/Mayer Wedding, Bank Closure, Foggie Friendly, Advertising Space, Wanted.

September 2005

End of an Era for Rennie's, End of Season Football Awards, Bowling Champion, Picture from the Past.

August 2005

Foggie Show - Special Edition

July 2005

John Peden Wedding and Foggie Lads, Gala Prize-winners, Jamie McKinnon, Alzheimer's Fund Raising, Coffee Morning.

June 2005

Flower Festival, Water Safety Training, Foggie Show, Show Queen, Help Spread the News.

May 2005

Girls Next Door Tie the Knot - Simpson/Ross & Angus/Milne Weddings, Leading Fireman Retires, Local Artist Holds Exhibition, Astroturf Project Boost, Gala Date.

April 2005

Judith Durno Wedding, Marathon Man, Lessons in Song-Writing, Ballad Singer Wins Cup, Gavin Mutch Wedding, Gala Date, Picture from the Past.

March 2005

Fishy Fun, New Master, Winter Returns, Wanted.

January 2005

Tsunami Relief Effort, Footballer's All-Weather Gear, Foggie Water Scare, A New Astroturf Sports Pitch, Picture from the Past.

November 2004

Association Wind Up, When We Were Young, Football Accomplishment, St Marnans Youth 4-5, Ball/Peden Wedding, Masonic Appointment.

October 2004

Cub's Winning Design,  Community Association Open Day,  Footballers' New Kit, Floodlight Bowling, New Zealanders' Visit, Coffee morning + Gossip Supplement with Young Footballers' Presentations.

September 2004

Florida Postcard, St Marnans Youth, Prizewinning Singer, Bowling Club Donation, Russell Gordon.

August 2004

Foggie Flower Show - Foggie Breaks World Record!, Brown/Michie - New Baby Girl.

June - July 2004

Foggie Gala, Davie Inglis, Foggie Teacher Retires.

February 2004

Foggie Reaches Broadband Target, Community Gym - Latest.

November - December 2003

Hector Hosie, Green Butterfly Award, Surprise Farewell for Guider, Santa Visits Foggie.

October 2003

Foggie Honours Village Orderly, Association Coffee Morning, Munro Achievement, History Group.

September 2003

Champion Bowlers, Catriona McKay's Wedding, Twinning with village in France.

June - August 2003

Movin' Aboot at Walker Court, Lester Kean's Wedding, Village Orderly, Memorial Hall Demolition, Foggie Show.

March - June 2003

Foggie Gala, Mrs Fordyce's 103rd birthday,  Fitness Club, The Shelter Committee.

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