Celebrating some EPIC performances

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epic awardThere are reckoned to be over 10,000 voluntary arts and crafts groups and events taking place in Scotland’s communities. It’s a massive cultural movement that thrives under the radar of the more formal, professional arts world. It all makes a huge contribution to the social, cultural and economic health of our communities. It’s about having fun. And once a year this vast and diverse sector from right across the UK have a celebration of all the very best it has to offer. The Epic Awards are open for nominations

Celebrating some EPIC performances – Scottish Community Alliance

Who can enter the Epic Awards?

The Epic Awards are for creative projects that involve citizens, artists and creative people who participate for the love of it and on an amateur basis.

You can be based anywhere in the UK or Republic of Ireland, practise any kind of art form or craft and work with any age group. Your nominated project can be long or short-term, as long as some or all of it took place in the twelve months prior to the deadline of Monday 7 December 2015

A winner and runner-up will be chosen for each of the four awards: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

see me….

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Opportunity for budding writers, poets, and song writers see me

Aberdeenshire Youth Council in partnership with a local publisher would like young people to send in any short stories, poems, or songs around mental health issues which young people face.

These could be based on real life events or with a bit of creative writing added. All entries will be anonymous unless the young person clearly states that they would like their name added at the end.

Entries will be chosen to feature in a book which will be published and sent to each person who sends in an entry and also copies will be sent to all schools and community centres.

All young people sending in an article will receive 250 Young Scot points, authors of articles chosen to be included in the book will receive 1000 Young Scot points.

Closing date – 27/02/15

Please send all entries to

or Aberdeenshire Youth Council

Wyness Hall

Jackson Street



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.

Getting Out & About with Your Local Ranger

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Have You Met Your Local Ranger?  In K&M, your Ranger is Helen Young.  Read on to find out how Helen could help you or your group get out and about.


The Aberdeenshire Rangers are tasked with raising awareness and encouraging care for our natural and cultural heritage.  To do this, we work with schools and community groups on natural and cultural projects and run various events that families and individual can join in. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Seen the Wildman of Caledonia? Stonehaven Appearance Predicted

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Rumours and sightings of the strange creature are circulating the K&M area.

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