Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce has welcomed an announcement on fibre optic broadband for Tarves and parts of the North-east.
Tarves and Udny are among communities set to benefit from the latest stage of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will receive new or additional broadband improvements under a scheme backed by the UK government.
The UK Government has allocated more than £100 million, 20% of the Rural Broadband Programme budget, to Scotland to support the roll out of superfast internet.
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It was the end of an era for a popular Tarves woman last Friday.
Nancy Allan served her last customer after 30 years working in the village shop. Colleagues past and present and villagers were at the Spar store on her final day. She was presented with gifts and a bouquet from staff before bidding them farewell.
Nancy, 68, said she would miss her job and all the customers, but would find plenty to occupy her time in retirement. She added: “I know all the locals and helped them and everyone who came into the shop. “It’s been great. I’ve loved working here but it is time for me to leave.”
Nancy started in the post office of Adam Duthie and Co in the village square in 1984 after working as a barmaid in the local Globe pub and before that in the Aberdeen Arms Hotel. She worked in the store’s post office for 16 years before moving through to the shop.
Supervisor Wendy Anderson said her colleague would be sorely missed by staff and customers. She added: “She’s been great to work with, full of fun and always had stories. She’s got her routine and has always been a hard worker – a great colleague. “She knows all the customers and what they like. Sometimes Nancy’s maybe the only one they will speak to all day.”
Nancy’s husband Bob, 69, also helped out in the shop doing odd jobs and snow clearing. The couple will have plenty to occupy their time -they are in the midst of moving house.
Summer Wildflower Spectacular
The lakeside meadows at Haddo are home to an incredible display of wild flowers, many of which used to be common in the Aberdeenshire countryside. Join a local expert and learn how to identify wildflowers using various methods, you will also find out more about these fascinating plants and how to encourage them to grow near you.
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HADDO – JULY SATURDAY 5th Family Open Day, Grand Relaunch & Adventure Playground Opening
Time- 12midday-4pm (official opening ceremony 11.30am); Prices- Free Entry, some individual activities may have a small charge
Celebrate the relaunch of Haddo House & Country Park with a day of outdoor sports and activities for the whole family. In the morning we shall have our opening ceremony, then from midday there will be a range of exciting adventure sports to try out including archery, zorbs and a climbing wall. There’ll also be inflatables and face painting for younger children and of course the change to have the first go on our new adventure playground!
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This family event is again being run to raise funds for charity. This year’s nominated charity is “Charlie House“, to whom at least 50% of the proceeds will be donated. However participants will have the opportunity to donate half of any personal sponsorship to a charity of their own choosing and thus share in the proceeds of their own fund raising.
The event includes both long (26 mile) and short (8 mile) runs arranged to suit all age, capability and fitness levels.
Basic facilities will be provided at key points during the run, and refreshments will be provided as part of the registration fee after the event at our facilities at Udny Green.
A certificate of participation will be issued to all children who have pre-registered.
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Immanuel Voigt – Piano Recital
Dates:Sun 20 Jul Location:Haddo House
Programme by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Voigt
Join us for this World Premiere recital where theOgston Music Prize winner (2012) willperform his very own sonata no.1 as well as beautiful pieces by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin and Liszt.
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Haddo Chapel Service
Sunday 6 July at Haddo House
Join us for afternoon tea in the Library followed by services in our ecumenical Chapel.
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