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Fine Art Photography by Martin Mathieson

Local Photographer Martin Mathieson producers photographic art from his home at North Burnside of Schivas Near Tarves. People may know Martin from his displays at local school events and he has expanded to produce framed and mounted prints of stunning close up photographs and sepia tinted monochrome shots that bring a new close perspective to everyday things. or Tel 01358 761301

Haddo Highland Wear

We are a small family run highland wear business supplying quality traditional handmade highland wear. Steading 3, West Auchedly, Tarves, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7NH Tel: 01358 761311 Out of hours: 07743 323 657 Email:

2014 Heritage Project Posters – On sale this Christmas


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Tarves & Barthol Chapel Church – Services


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2014 Haddo House Carol Concerts


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Christmas Lights Thanks 2014

We are so grateful to the team of volunteers who worked so hard over the last few weekends to put up the Tarves Christmas lights! Many thanks to Ian Massie, along with Derek, Gordon, Alistair, Gordon, Sandy, John, Bob, Mike, Doreen and Ann!!  Apologies if we’ve missed anybody!

Thanks also to the shop and the Aberdeen Arms for refreshments.

There is a Christmas Lights collection box at the till in the shop and in the Arms, please give generously..


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Become a Friend of the Garden


There is an invite to all local people who want to help Pitmedden Garden, love gardens and want to know more, learn and help in the process. Pitmedden Garden is renowned over the UK and many friends internationally. Come along and hear about the past present and future of the Gardens with Jim McColl of the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden.

3pm on Sunday 14th December 2014.

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tarvesPlaygroupRedIt’s beginning to look a lot like….. Pamper Time!!!

Just a few days to go until the Pamper Night -

Thurs Dec 11th 7-10pm.

Just a reminder that have a great line up of stalls too, with recent additions including Nicki Walton Crafts, The Pretty Creative and Arbonne. A great opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping!

A festive cocktail, some delicious nibbles and a night out with the girls – the perfect antidote to the busy build up to Christmas.

Please come along and support the playgroup. See you there!

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A Seasonal Haddo House & Country Park 2014

haddo-house-country-parkIt’s a month of festive singing and outdoor exploration at Haddo this December…

We’ve already had a few Christmas events at Haddo, but we’re all about the festive season this month with carol concerts from the NTS, HHCOS and Haddo Voices filling the calendar.

We’re also starting a series of movie screenings, including special mother and toddler mornings every Wednesday.

If you’re keen to get outdoors this December, why not try our winter bushcraft course or just come for a quiet wander in the park- perfect for working off the Christmas dinner!

Plan Your Visit to Haddo House & Country Park

Holiday Opening at Haddo

Haddo Country Park will be open as usual throughout the Christmas period, including Christmas and New Year’s Day and other Bank Holidays.

If you’re visiting over the Christmas period check NTS Haddo House or for visitor centre, tearoom and shop opening times.

We will also keep you updated with any changes to opening times on our Facebook and Twitter

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What’s on in December

Carols at Haddo
Throughout December

Celebrate Christmas this December with a series of carol concerts at Haddo. On Sun 7th the NTS Members Group hold their annual Carols for Christmas. On Sun14th and Sat 20th HHCOS and Haddo Voices will be performing two carol concerts each day. Sure to get you in the festive spirit!

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Deaths – John GAULD ( fomerly of Craigdam)

Deaths   –   GAULD

GAULD (formerly of Craigdam, Tarves)Peacefully at Turriff Cottage Hospital, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, John, aged 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Myfanwy. Son of the late Peggy Rennie. A dear brother, uncle and cousin. Funeral service in Tarves Parish Church, on Wednesday, December 3, at 11 a.m., to which all family and friends are respectfully invited, thereafter to Tarves Cemetery. Family flowers only.
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