Month: June 2014

Meet Ed and find out more about the Effective Community Group Pack

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EdGarrett

I’m Ed Garrett and I work for the Council for Voluntary Service Aberdeenshire. My role is to support local community and voluntary groups with things like constitutions, funding and business planning.

As  part of this we developed in partnership with Community Learning and the Business Club in Laurencekirk the Effective Community Group pack. This pack contains a whole host of useful material for new and developing groups, from how to write a constitution to roles of office bearers. I’ve just finished some additional inserts to go in the pack with information on campaigning, publicity, child and vulnerable adult protection, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and event management, recruiting new members, data protection and risk assessment.

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Alcohol & Parenting Don’t Mix Campaign

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Alcohol & Parenting Don’t Mix campaign: Parents of primary and S1 & S2 children in Aberdeenshire and those in S1&2 are being directed to the Meet the Hendersons website. Read the rest of this entry »

Grasshopper – New Integrated Bus Tickets!

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Stagecoach Grasshopper

 

First Aberdeen, Stagecoach and six local bus companies have joined forces to launch a new ticket designed to make bus travel in the City and Shire more convenient.  Read the rest of this entry »

Stonehaven – It’s a Happening Little Place

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Stoney What's On Festival poster 2014

From May onwards the year is full of events in Stonehaven.  It doesn’t happen by itself.  Local activists and entrepreneurs work together to bring the town to life. . . Read the rest of this entry »

A day trip to Stonehaven

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There are more than 1,200 castles in Scotland. Although I’d like to be ambitious and say I’ll have time to visit them all, that might not be 100% realistic. With this robust figure it has been quite the daunting task to decide which ones to travel to.

With the help of my trusty Pinterest board and the Scottish tourism website, Katherine, Kathleen and I decided to visit to Stonehaven on Wednesday to check out Dunnottar Castle!
The train ride to Stonehaven was quite picturesque with views of the Scotland coastline and obviously more sheep.

Edinburgh Station

train ride

train ride

After two hours, we hopped off the train and arrived in a little suburban town, no castle in sight. I think visiting Stonehaven is the equivalent of someone coming to study in Boston and saying they’re gonna take a train up to Beverly for the day. Nice little town, but…

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June 2014 Round Up

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June 2014

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June Round Up