Alford Christmas Fair
Cum an jyne us at e Christmas Fair in Alford - a gran chunce tae buy yer pressies an pick up sum Yuletide bargains forbye.
Come and join us at the Christmas Fair in Alford - a great chance to buy your presents and pick up a seasonal bargain.
Cedric e Flapper Skate Buik Launch
Siller Spray Acteevity Wikend an Cedric e Flapper Skate Buik Launch at Macduff Marine Aquarium on 17th an 18th September
Cum alang an help shellebrate 25 year o Macduff Marine Aquarium an learn aa aboot een o Scotland’s critically endangered native species, e flapper skate, wi e launch o oor bran-neyw buik Cedric e Flapper Skate!
E wikend’ll feature a hillock o fun fur aa e faimly, includin
- live storytellin wi e author Jackie Ross an BSL interpreter, Lesley Crerar (Saturday ainly)
- a puckle acteevities tae help ye learn mair aboot flapper skates
- a luik at Climate change an fit ye can dee tae help, wi Aiberdeen Climate Action (Saturday ainly)
- speecial Rockpoolin sessions wi e Aiberdeenshire Ranger Service focusin on sea weeds! Iss sessions maun be bookt aheid o time; click tae buik fur Saturdayor Sunday at 11am.
- FOMMA (Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium) will be on haun wi fun games an wildlife spottin inna
Hae a go at oor Flapper Skate trail, art acteevities, jyne in wi e aquarium talks, feeds an dinna miss e dive shows!
Ere’s boun tae be sumthin fur aabdy!
Silver Spray Activity Weekend and Cedric e Flapper Skate Book Launch at Macduff Marine Aquarium on 17th and 18th September
Come help shellebrate 25 years of Macduff Marine Aquarium and learn all about one of Scotland’s critically endangered native species, the flapper skate, with the launch of our brand-new book Cedric e Flapper Skate!
The weekend will feature lots of fun for all the family, including
- live storytelling with the author Jackie Ross and BSL interpreter (Saturday only)
- various activities to help you learn about flapper skates
- a look at Climate change and what you can do to help, with Aberdeen Climate Action (Saturday only)
- special Rockpooling sessions with the Aberdeenshire Ranger Service focusing on sea weeds! These sessions must be booked in advance; click to book for Saturdayor Sunday at 11am.
- FOMMA (Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium) will also be on hand with fun games and wildlife spotting.
Have a go at our Flapper Skate trail, art activities, join in with the aquarium talks, feeds and don't miss the dive shows!
There is bound to be something for everyone!
Cum alang tae Orb's Bookshop durin Huntly Hairst on 3rd September fae 11.30-12.30 tae enjoy sum storytellin an arts & crafts wi Aaron Gale fae Doric Books.
Come along to Orb's Bookshop during Huntly Hairst on 3rd September from 11.30-12.30 to enjoy some storytelling and arts & carts with Aaron Gale from Doric Books.
Sunday 14 August, 12noon – 4pm, at Greenmyres Eco Bothy bi Huntly.
Free tae attend. Free shuttle buses fae The Square, Huntly. Bring a picnic tae enjoy.
Jyne us fur e launch o oor latest beuk, The Tint Aig, at a free faimly acteevity day at Greenmyres Eco Bothy bi Huntly on Sunday 14 August fae 12noon – 4pm.
As weel as a chunce tae enjoy storytellin sessions bi e author o The Tint Aig, Aaron Gale, an fellow Doric Books author Jackie Ross, ere's a hantle o ither acteevities tae enjoy on e day.
Efter hearin The Tint Aig story, ye can decorate yer ain Wee Robin pictur in oor arts an crafts corner.
Christine fae TOADS his a programme o fun ootdoor acteevities tae enjoy, includin woodworkin, clay modellin, a bird treasure hunt an bird watchin.
Enjoy a walk roon e rural surroundins o Greenmyres wi local ecologist John Malster fa'll spik aboot e birds an wildlife fun roon aboot.
Huntly & District Swift Group an e RSPB will provide information, displays an acteevities on native an visiting birdies.
2wit2woo will be attendin wi sum o thir feathered freens, wi opportunity fur a photae inna.
Deveron Projects gairdner in residence Lindy Young will demonstrate foo tae maak yer ain wormery tae support gairden compostin (an a food source fur oor feathered freens!).
Bring alang a picnic tae enjoy. Tea an coffee'll be available. Toilets available on site.
Free shuttle buses'll run fae The Square, Huntly on the day, pick up at The Square Deal / Huntly Hotel an returnin fae Greenmyres.
We canna wyte tae see ye on e day!
Sunday 14 August, 12noon – 4pm, at Greenmyres Eco Bothy by Huntly.
Free to attend. Free shuttle buses from The Square, Huntly. Bring a picnic to enjoy.
Join us for the launch of our latest book, The Tint Aig, at a free family activity day at Greenmyres Eco Bothy by Huntly on Sunday 14 August from 12noon – 4pm.
As well as a chance to enjoy story telling sessions by the author of The Tint Aig, Aaron Gale, and fellow Doric Books author Jackie Ross, there is a host of additional activities to enjoy on the day.
After hearing The Tint Aig story, you can decorate your own Wee Robin picture in our arts and crafts corner.
Christine from TOADS has a programme of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, including woodworking, clay modelling, a bird treasure hunt and bird watching.
Enjoy a walk around the rural surroundings of Greenmyres with local ecologist John Malster who will talk about the birds and wildlife found nearby.
Huntly & District Swift Group and the RSPB will provide information, displays and activities on native and visiting birds.
2wit2woo will be attending with some of their feathered friends, with opportunity for a photo too.
Deveron Projects gardener in residence Lindy Young will demonstrate how to make your own wormery to support garden composting (and a food source for our feathered friends!).
Bring along a picnic to enjoy. Tea and coffee will be available. Toilets available on site.
Free shuttle buses will run from The Square, Huntly on the day, pick up at The Square Deal / Huntly Hotel and returning from Greenmyres.
We can’t wait to see you on the day!
The Foggie Neuk Christmas Fair
We're gettin ready fur a fine time up at Foggie iss Saturday. They're haein a gran Christmas Fair wi Sunty, singers, stalls an aa kinds. Jackie'll be tellin Christmas stories inna. Be sure in cum alang atween 10.00-2.00. See ye ere!
Ging til thir Facebuik page fur mair info an puckles o bonnie picturs! https://www.facebook.com/TheFoggieNeuk
We're getting ready for a good time up at Foggie this Saturday. They're having a grand Christmas Fair with Santa, singers, stalls and all kinds of things. Jackie will be telling Christmas stories as well. Be sure to come along between 10.00-2.00. See you there!
Go to their Facebook page for more info and several nice pictures! https://www.facebook.com/TheFoggieNeuk/
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Huntly Hairst Events - Orbs Bookshop + Leith Hall Picnic
4th September 2021
Aul McDonald will mak an appearance at Orbs Bookshop atween 11.00-12.00 on e Saturday o e Huntly Hairst. Aaron an Jackie'll be wi him an they'll tell ye e story o Aul McDonald an mebbe a puckle ither eens inna. Syne ye'll hear aa aboot foo e buik wis made. Cum alang fur a fun oor.
Aul McDonald will make an appearance at Orbs Bookshop between 11.00-12.00 on the Saturday of the Huntly Hairst. Aaron and Jackie will be with him and they'll tell you the story of Aul McDonald and maybe some others too. Then you will hear all about how the book was made. Come along for a fun hour.
5th September 2021
Syne, Aul McDonald'll haud ower tae Leith Hall fur e picnic on e Sunday o e Huntly Hairst. Aaron an Jackie'll gyng wi him again an ye'll hae e chunce tae hear a puckle ither stories. Ere'll be sessions aa throu e day - be shure tae cum alang in enjoy a wee tale ot twa.
Then, Aul McDonald will head over to Leith Hall for the picnic on the Sunday of the Huntly Hairst. Aaron and Jackie will go with him again and you will have the chance to hear a few different stories. There will be sessions throughout the day - be sure to come along and enjoy a tale or two.
Alford Toddlers Group, Haughton Park, Alford
24th August 2021
Doric Books is gaun tae tell some stories tae e bairns at e Alford Toddlers Group atween 10am-12noon on Tuesday 24th August. We'll be ere, fitivver e wither, doon bi e swings, haein a rare time.
Doric Books is going to tell some stories to the children at the Alford Toddlers Group between 10am-12noon on Tuesday 24th August. We'll be there, come rain or shine, down by the swings, haveing a great time.
Storytelling fur Archie Foundation at Royal Deeside Motor Show, Kincardine O'Neil
14th August 2021
Doric Books is gaun tae e Royal Deeside Motor Show in Kinker tae tell some tales in aid o e Archie Foundation. We'll be ere aa day fae 11.00-4.00 sae be shure tae cum bi an say hello. An mebbe listen til a story or twa an pit a bittie siller in e bucket fur Archie.
Doric Books is going to the Royal Deeside Motor Show in Kincardine O'Neil to tell some tales in aid of the Archie Foundation. We'll be there all day from 11.00-4.00 so be sure to come past and say hello. And maybe listen to a story or two and put a some money in the bucket for Archie.
7th August 2021
Fit wye nae come alang tae Westhill Mairket nesit month an fa in wi Aul McDonald himsel. He's aye up fur a news an he'll be ere aa mornin.
Why not come along to Westhill Market next month and meet up with Aul McDonald himself. He's always up for a chat and he'll be there all morning.
Aul McDonald is Gaun Tae e Aul Mart in Alford
31st July 2021
Aul McDonald is gaun tae ging in hae a luikie at e aul mart in Alford at e end o iss month. He'll be jynin aa e folk thit are gaun tae Alford Community Expo - a rare chunce tae see a boorach o local folk fae different community groups an businesses. It's on fae 12.00-4.00 on Saterday 31st July. A fine wye tae end e month.
Aul McDonald is going to have a look at the old cattle market in Alford at the end of this month. He will be joining all the people who are going to Alford Community Expo - a good opportunity to see lots of people from different community groups and businesses. It's on fro 12.00-4.00 on Saturday 31st July. A nice way to end the month.
Scottish Week, Peterhead
18th July 2021
Aul McDonald is gaun tae e coast tae see e fine folks up at e Bloo Toon. He's jynin e Faimly Picnic at Eden Park fae 11.00am-5.00pm. Ye nivver ken he micht even pit on his dookers an ging fur a sweem!
Aul McDonald is going to the coast to see the fine people up in Peterhead. He's joining the Family Picnic at Eden Park from 11.00am-5.00pm. You never know he might even put on his trunks and go for a swim!