Aberchirder Coat-of-Arms

The Foggie Gossip

April 2008 Edition 


Aberchirder Day Club, which has been in existence for 19 years, was recently granted 3,879 by the Lottery Awards For All scheme towards the cost of new equipment and activities.

Members of Aberchirder Day Club
Day Club Members and Helpers

The award certificate was handed over at a coffee morning in the Church Hall on Saturday 15th March by Patricia Seligman, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire.


Pictured right, left to right:
Alison Mackie (Secretary), Katie McLean (Senior Community Worker, Aberdeenshire Community Learning & Development), Patricia Seligman, Dorothy Hill (one of the first members), Betty Bremner (past Chair), Alison Simpson (current Chair).

Presentation of Lottery 'Awards for All'



Married on Saturday 29th March 2008, at the Banff Springs Hotel, were Charles Stuart and Carol Fetch, both of Meadow Court, Aberchirder.

Carol is an Active School Co-ordinator with Moray Council and Charles is a Delivery & Storeman with Celebrations of Turriff.

Charles & Carol

Family Group


The Community Association recently made a successful application for a grant from the Shell Small Grants Scheme, administered by the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership.  The 800 award paid for most of the cost of scraping accumulated dead vegetation off about 500 metres of path on the south side of Cleanhill Wood and at the 'crossroads' near the reservoir.
Muddy path covered in dead vegetation Close-up of path before scraping

As can be seen from the above photographs, the dead vegetation on the pathway made walking difficult in wet weather.

The underlying hard surface has now been revealed and this should make walking in wet weather much safer than it has been for some time for the many people of all ages who walk round the Hill.  There are some rough stretches at present but these will dealt with as soon as possible.
Work started on scraping back to hard surface Path after scaping back to hard surface
In the longer term, the Association plans to apply for funding for a much larger project to provide a good walking surface for all of the major paths.


St Marnans Youth, Primary 6&7 boys and girls football teams had an exciting trip on 28th March, visiting both Hampden Park and Ibrox football grounds.
Accompanied by their coaches, they set off from Foggie at 6am to tour both stadiums in Glasgow.

Setting off for Glasgow
Tom Willox hands over a donation of 250 to coach Willie McKinnon
Lined up at Hampden
The young players line up at Hampden
Changing room at Ibrox
Some of the lads in the Ibrox changing room
In the dug-out
Coaches gather in the Ibrox dug-out


Aberdeenshire Council is considering two planning applications for a total of 28 new dwellinghouses in Aberchirder.

Copies of the submitted plans and documents can viewed on Aberdeenshire Council's website.
You can view these in the 'Case Files' section at the bottom of the relevant pages.
These documents are copyright and may not be used other than for the purposes stated on that page.

Land at West's Way

View over site towards Wests' Way & houses on Old Road

Local house builder Neil Murray has applied to build 13 bungalows and garages at land adjoining West's Way.
Vehicular access to the site will be taken from the top of Old Road.
You can view details of the proposals by clicking here.
You are reminded that these documents are copyright

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Former Rose Innes Home

Former Rose Innes Care Home

Tor Ecosse Ltd., Thainstone, Inverurie has applied for full planning permission to demolish the former Rose Innes Care Home and construct 15 dwellinghouses on the site.

One 3-bedroom detached, eight 3 bedroom semi-detached and six 2 bedroom semi-detached houses are proposed.  All are two-storey buildings.

Vehicular access to the site is taken from main Street only.

You can view details of the proposals by clicking here.
You are reminded that these documents are copyright


Aberchirder Cubs & Beavers are holding a Quiz Night
Friday 25th April
in Marnoch Parish Church Hall
7pm for 7.30pm

Entry 10 per Table. Refreshments ~ Raffle
Contact David Beckley on 07802 173314 for tickets

Family Fun Evening
Aberchirder Bowling Club
Sunday 4th May 2008 - 6.30pm

Members & Guests Welcome


Saturday 10th May 10am - 3pm
Marnoch Church Hall, Main Street, Aberchirder

2 entry includes teas and shortbread
Profits go towards Hall improvements.

To book a sales table, contact Gladys Christie 01466 780685

        Saturday 17th May

Marnoch Parish Church Hall

10am  -  12 noon


New at

The Cutting Room

The Nail Bar

Angela Walker now carries out nail treatments on Thursdays and Fridays at The Nail Bar in The Cutting Room, 63 Main Street, Aberchirder.

Nail Enhancements, Tip & Dip, Gel,
Silk & Fibreglass Nails, Manicures, Nail Art

Call (01466) 781073 for further details and appointments


Nail Enhancement

"Good with Food"

The following Special Offers are available at your local Aberchirder Co-op Store
from 21st March - 11th May (whilst stocks last)



Lots of Half Price and Multi-Save Offers

Walkers Variety Crisps 21 pk
Coca Cola 1.5 litre
Buy 1 Get 1 Free - 1.22
McVities Jaffa Cakes
Buy 1 Get 1 Free - 1.07
Nambarrie 80's Teabags
Buy 1 Get 1 Free - 1.89
 Healthy Living Scotch Beef Stir Fry    Buy 1 Get 1 Free - 3.49       
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