Month: June 2015

Gourdon Primary Senior Citizen Club

Posted on Updated on

Here at K & M Communities, we like to share with you the great things which are happening in our communities. Read on to learn more about the links being forged between the generations in Gourdon in the Gourdon Primary Senior Citizen Club.

Generations working togetherP6 & P7 pupils from Gourdon Primary and senior citizens of the village come together to carry out intergenerational learning. The senior citizens club has been running at the school for over 6 years, there was a gap between the generations in the village so by creating this club it brings everyone together for greater understanding.

Interested, watch this short clip to learn more.

Would this work in your community?

Community and therapeutic garden networking – Aberdeen

Posted on Updated on

Garden Logo


Community and therapeutic garden networking – Aberdeen

Where: Donside Village, The Meeting Room, Donside Village Square, Aberdeen
When: Wednesday 01 July.
This day is free but booking is essential

10am – 3 pm

Are you involved in community or therapeutic gardening activity and looking to network with others? This networking day will include the opportunity to meet others, hear about the recent development of community garden activity at Donside Village and raise topics for group discussion. A soup and bread lunch will be included. This event is organised by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and supported by Trellis – supporting health through horticulture.

3pm – 4.30 pm

This session is aimed at those looking to establish or support community gardening activity in their locality. Come along to a short presentation of the benefits of community growing, have your questions answered on what to do next and find out more about resources available to get you started.

For more information about the day or to see a specific topic for discussion included please contact

Please feel free to circulate event details and booking link to colleagues or potentially interested parties.

July 1st, 2015 10:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Donside Village Square
AB24 2PL
Phone: 0131 6237058

Posted on Updated on


An EGM of the Kincardine and Mearns Community Safety Group will be held on Thursday 25th June 2015 at Invercarron Resource Centre, Stonehaven


  1. Welcome and Introduction
  1. Apologies
  1. Minutes of AGM
  1. Matters Arising/Correspondence
  1. Open Discussion on the future of K&MCSG
  1. Possible formation of committee and election of office bearers.
  1. Financial Report & Applications for funding
  1. O.C.B.
  1. In the event of failure of Item 5 – Dissolution of Group

Ron Sharp

Interim Chair/Vice Chair/Acting Secretary (but I refuse to make the tea)




Posted on Updated on

A Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Courses is being held in Portlethen on Thursday 2 July 2015. The course is designed to establish a group of local people (aged over 18 years) who are trained to promote and lead Health Walks on an ongoing basis. pathys for all

Only one day of training is necessary but information will be provided to support development of local walks in Kincardine and Mearns for walk leaders attending the training through Paths for All and through local contacts.

A Health Walk is a short, local, low level walk which seeks to encourage and support people to become more active.  A typical health walk usually lasts between 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Date: Thursday 2 July 2015
Time: 9.30am to 3.45pmRegistration from 9.15am onwards
Venue:         Jubilee HallCookston RoadPortlethen

AB12 4PT

Cost:      FREE including resource materials(Lunch provided)

For booking and more information please contact:

Shiona Watson, Administrator, NHS Grampian

Tel: 01569 792053


The Big Fit Walk

Posted on Updated on

Be active, get healthy, have fun!

The big fit walk is free, easy and lots of fun – especially when you bring a friend. Young, old, fast, slow – it doesn’t matter.

It’s not a race, it’s about having fun and staying healthy. Fresh air, a walk, and a chat. Hey, it could become a regular thing.

And the best bit? Everyone – absolutely everyone – is welcome.

See you there! active walks

Our Big Fit Walk will be led by Laurie Fallon and it’s free for everyone.


We’ll start from Portlethen Medical Centre at 10am on Wednesday 17th June 2015,  Stonehaven Town Hall at 10am on Thursday 18th June 2015 and Laurencekirk Medical Centre at 10am on Friday 19th June. The walk should last for 30 minutes.

Reader’s Day

Posted on Updated on

Love reading, love tea, love cakes
Meet the authors and enjoy home bakes   readers day

Join us in Mearns Community Library on Saturday 27th June, 1.00pm – 4.30pm, for afternoon tea, cakes and authors and share your love of reading with like-minded others.
Supported by Scottish Book Trust, we are delighted to welcome 3 Scottish authors who will talk to you about their work.
The afternoon will be very informal with tea and ‘fine pieces’ on offer and during three 40 minute sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet all our authors and mingle with other readers.
Take part in our quiz, buy books by the authors. Bring along a book you have read that you think others would enjoy and add it to the BookSwap table. Read the rest of this entry »