Month: August 2014

August Be Active Photo Competition Winners!

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Did you see the competition entries we had on our Facebook page?

They were great! It has been a difficult choice but our team of judges did come up with two winners and they are Bruce Meiklejohn with his kids running like the clappers on St. Cyrus Beach and Fiona Carr with a photo of a beautifully held Tae Kwondo pose on a bail of straw overlooking Dunnottar Castle.

We have been delighted by the so many different ways you get active and the wonderful places Kincardine and Mearns has to offer.

Here are the winning photos.

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K & M Food Skills Conference

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Of the following, what do you think is the most important barrier to eating healthily?

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Luthermuir Walking (and Cup of Tea) Group

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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”.          Helen Keller


At present Luthermuir Walking Club number eight ladies – having recently and sadly lost their only gentleman member.  Read our guest blog from Jill Fairweather, a group member, and hear so clearly in her words the benefits of their coming together. Read the rest of this entry »

Coastal Rowing is All the Rage!

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If someone told you there was a craze growing in Scotland that was getting thousands of people coming together and out of the house, what would you imagine it was?  It’s not loom bands!

Coastal Rowing & Boat Building in Scotland

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Roll Up Roll Up! Enrolment Day Thursday 21st August for Adult Learning In Stonehaven

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It’s that time of year again. Are you going to while away some of the winter hours by picking up a new skill? Do you want to master new technology?

NewSkills StonehavenCEC

As ever, there is a variety of courses on offer during evening or daytime at Stonehaven Community Centre and other venues in Stonehaven and Inverbervie.

Enrolment Day is at Stonehaven Community Centre on Thursday 21st August between 9.30 a.m. – Noon; 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.; and 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Go for Gold, Dance with Me and Take the Challenge

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Eva three step, tap dancing and line dancing – do you have experience in any of these dances?  Join the Dance With Me Challenge 2014 to give them a go! If you don’t know them you can just make up your own dance!

Go for Gold Challenge – what is it all about?

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More opportunities for SPORT in Portlethen

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Guest blog by Sandy McLaughlin, Chairman/Coach for Portlethen Sports Club Sandy McLaughlin

Portlethen & District Sports Trust are a newly formed group within Portlethen & the Districts which will hopefully serve the community with sporting facilities to cover the community’s needs. The trust is already in talks with Aberdeenshire council regarding looking after an area of land in the Hillside area of Portlethen which will cater for a wide range of sports and give the people in the community a sporting area to be proud of.

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Burnside Care Home Residents Took On the Race for Life and Won!

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Would you like to be still walking 5Ks in your older years? May and Alice, residents at Burnside Care Home, did and loved it!


The Race For Life was held on the 22nd of June this year in Aberdeen.  Emma Steel at Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk wrote this blog post about it to let us know how two of their residents took part. Read the rest of this entry »

Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust Is Coming to Stonehaven!

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Whether you’re a football fan or not, Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust may well have something for you. It is an independent charity with football and non-football objectives, including Health & Wellbeing, Equality & Inclusion, Good Citizenship and Learning


The Trust is running a Football Centre at Mackie Academy on Thursdays 4-6pm Read the rest of this entry »

Community Support Project Gets Out and Gets Active! Could You Join Them?

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Families, supporters, service users and anyone interested in finding out more about the Aberdeenshire Council Shared Lives Scheme were invited to get out and get active at Glenmore Lodge in Aviemore for a weekend in June.
Would you have be interested in joining Shared Lives and any future fun?  Read on to find out.  Read the rest of this entry »

Stonehaven Tennis Club Are Making a Racket about Tennis!

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Do you watch Wimbledom and feel inspired to pick up a racket?  Stonehaven Tennis Club could be just the place for you!  Pick up some skills, find some components and meet some friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Mearns Connections

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Would you like to learn more about art and literature in the Mearns?

Why don’t you come along to Mearns Connections Festival to see and hear a wealth of local talent.

The fun starts on Friday 8th August with The Mearns Connections Oatmeal Supper, featuring Robert Lovie, renowned for his singing and traditional NE entertainment. On Saturday 9th August you can board The Ballad Bus travelling around Mearns War memorials, or listen to Jimmie MacGregor performing at the Mearnssong Concert.

For tickets and further information click here.