Get active this summer with the Ranger Service

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The nights are getting shorter, the days are getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. This year get out and about, explore a bit more and improve your health and well-being at the same time, by going along to some of the Ranger Service events. The Rangers’ 2015 Summer Programme launches at Easter, with a mix of family favourites and new events for you to try across Aberdeenshire.  ranger_logo[1]

Ranger Service Coordinator, Fiona Banks explains: “This year we will take you along parts of our coastal path where you’ll hear tales of smugglers and shipwrecks to a background chorus of kittiwakes and guillemots. We’ll be climbing the high peaks of Bennachie with rewarding views as far as the eye can see. If you prefer a shorter walk you can discover a different side to our countryside with our ‘Wild Food Walk’ or explore the local area’s prehistoric past on our ‘Stones, Great and Small’ walk.

“For our younger visitors we’ll be delving into the depths of ponds, rummaging in rockpools and, for the brave, we’ll be venturing out after dark to discover some of our night hunters.”

For those who are keen to be hands on with supporting the Rangers programme, the Service is also looking for volunteers to help with the James Ramsay wildlife garden. All volunteers will be rewarded with a tea party and if you can’t help at this time but would like to put your name forward for other projects please email

The full 2015 Summer Programme is available to view on the council’s website under Rangers at

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 »

Walking is Man’s Best Medicine

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“Walking is Man’s best medicine” Hippocrates Greek Physician (460 BC – 377 BC)

Guest blog by Fiona Murray, Public Health Coordinator for Kincardine & Mearns, NHS Grampian

When we ask ourselves what makes the biggest difference to our health there are a range of responses that come to mind Read the rest of this entry »

Local Job Advert – Produce Coordinator for Community Food Inititative North East

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Want to Make a Difference? Join a Growing, Dynamic Social Enterprise?

Interested in Business for Community Benefit & Improving Health and Well-Being?

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Position: Produce Coordinator (fruit and vegetables)

You will be part of a growing, dynamic social enterprise Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Health from Catterline Business Tonic Nutrition

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We all know that optimum health comes from an optimum diet. But what does that mean?


Well, it simply means cutting the bad stuff out and eating more of the good stuff. But, even in simple terms like that, it can still be impossible to know where to start. Our choices are mainly down to habit, so here’s a few new ones to start!

  1. Eat more fruit. Easy right? Add fruit toppings to your breakfast, have a fruit salad or get the smoothie bug! Green ones, red ones, pink ones – there’s fruit to suit any colour scheme! Try these simple recipes for a delicious boost of vitamins.

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Supporting Healthy Lifestyles – 2nd Review

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Healthy lifestyle concept.

Intended Outcomes:

People can readily access the most appropriate care and support options for their particular needs and more local residents are supported to maintain healthier lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »