This week and next is fairtrade Fortnight. Tarves is part of the Formartine Fairtrade Zone and we are proud that our area has many Fairtrade goods stocked in local outlets. Find out more by clicking on the link. Locally, Formartine’s carries a good selection of products and the co-op at Pitmedden have a wide range of Fairtrade goods on offer – but you might try the new Fairtrade and ethically sourced product at the Cafe at Udny PostOffice - The Coffee Apothecary
Other places include the Community Cafe in the Square, Oldmeldrum and a notable supporter of Fairtrade.by
(registered charity number SC016521)
Early Years Practitioner
Days to be confirmed but term time,
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work as part of a team supporting the provision of pre-school care and education to children aged 2 to 5 years.
Applicants should be registered or eligible to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council, the professional register for early education and childcare workers.
This post is regulated work with children and is subject to the provisions of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants must be or agree to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
This post is subject to checks by Disclosure Scotland and all applicants will be asked to disclose information about any offences committed and/or convictions held or other circumstances that could prevent them from taking up a position in childcare.
Pitmedden Playgroup is registered with the Care Inspectorate and is a partner provider of pre-school education with Aberdeenshire Council. It is a member of the Scottish Pre-school Play Association and strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
For more details and an application pack please email
Closing date Monday the 9th of March 2015
The RSABI “Help for Heating Fund”, launched at the beginning of December 2014, has an initial £30,000 available on a first come, first served basis to provide single grants, each of £300, throughout Scotland – the aim being to alleviate the effect of fuel poverty amongst people who have depended on land-based occupations.
RSABI recognises that many rural households will be inadequately heated in the months to come. With the weather changing and winter around the corner, many people will be worrying about paying their energy bills.
If you are no longer able to work and are worried about keeping your home warm this winter, please call RSABI on 0131 472 4166 for more information and an application form.by
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