Memories from Local Councillors – Alison Evison

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With our focus on reminiscing this month what better way to introduce you to some of the people work hard in our area than by asking them about their memories of childhood . In the second installment, we asked Councillor Alison Evison for some of her childhood memories.


Who taught you to cook? What are your memories of this?

My mother had a very large “Good Housekeeping” cookery book which she had received as a wedding present – that book was consulted regularly by all of us as a “fount of cookery knowledge.” Read the rest of this entry »

Memories of Another Befriender . . .

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Like yesterday, today we have some reflections from one of Kincardine & Deeside Befriending’s befrienders.  Read Marilyn’s thoughts about reminiscing and sharing memories as we get older . . .

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Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea…….

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Trish Hughes, Volunteer Befriender with Kincardine & Deeside Befriender spends time with Margaret. Going for walks, shopping or visiting the garden centre.  However, weather-permitting, one thing loved by both is visiting local cemeteries!

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Always Learning – Milltown Community

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Milltown Community – set in the historic village of Arbuthnott, amid the rolling countryside of the Mearns in South Aberdeenshire  is a busy and vibrant place, five residents live in Milltown House, a big old farmhouse and two tenants live in Peesie’s Knapp, a new wooden kit house . Twenty-two more clients come in every week to the Day Workshop.  Read the rest of this entry »

Do good buildings make for better educated children?

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Do good buildings make for better educated children?

Buildings can’t get children through Highers, or enthuse them with literature in the style of Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. They can’t galvanise a school football team to achieve unimagined success. But they can make a huge difference to teachers’ abilities to bring such things about.

o-ABANDONED-PLACES-facebook It’s relatively easy to show how much harm bad buildings can do. The wrong kinds of      corridors can create havens for bullying. Tatty, dysfunctional structures can demotivate  and demoralise. A leaking roof, undersized classrooms, or poor heating put direct  obstacles in the way of a school’s success. Physical environment that shows no sign of  care or pride can communicate the same lack to the people who use it. 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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