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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:

Discover Wild Haddo – Sat 24th January

Discover Wild Haddo- Winter Wildlife

Date: Saturday 24th January
Time: 10am-midday
Price: £5, under 14s free

Wrap up warm and head out into the park at Haddo to look for a whole range of winter wildlife. This is an ideal time to look for Red Squirrels, and we may see signs of Roe Deer, Badger and Otter in the park. We’ll also check the lake for ducks and geese and look for wintering birds in the woodland.

A great walk for families/children who want to learn about wildlife, or for more experienced birdwatchers.

For more information and to book email or call 01651 851041

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We are now looking for someone to join the team at Haddo. The position is primarily for weekends (Saturday and Sunday), on a year-round basis. There will also be the opportunity for extra hours through the week during school holidays, so flexibility in working pattern is essential. Ideally, applicants will have previous coffee machine/cafe experience. If you are interested, please contact me.

Many thanks,

Mrs S

10168207_779438915399714_8168310237184259834_nMrs Smith at Haddo Country Park
07881 920511
Mrs Smith’s at Haddo is located in the picturesque Haddo country park, Tarves. Offering takeaway Coffee, Tea and a fine selection of cakes.
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Candlelit Supper Charity fundraiser – 14th Feb 2015

candlelit supper

Proceeds to Ebola relief for this event. Organised by Ellon Parish Church and Ellon Rotary

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Tarves Guild – 5th Feb 2015 First Meeting


Tarves Parish Guild have their first meeting of 2015 Thursday 5th February at 7:30 in the church

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Death of Jean Steele

STEELE (Tarves) Peacefully on December 31, 2014, after a short illness, Jeanie Steele (nee Allerdyce), aged 84 years. Graveside service at the Glebe Cemetery, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, on Friday, January 9, at 12.15 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Tarves Parish Church, on Monday, January 12, at 2.00 p.m., to which all are welcome. Donations, if desired, will be accepted at the church door for Christian Aid.
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Events at Haddo House – Lots on January 2015

Events at Haddo House



Every Wednesday we have films playing at Haddo.

10:30 and 13:00 – Family film sessions

19:00 – Thematic evening

Pop Corn and Drink Inclusive!

ONLY £5 – Reserve at the door or online:

When booking please select an adult ticket for any child over 5 yrs. For information about titles visit Haddo House’s facebook,


13thJanuary 2015 at 18:30

An adaptation of this classic fairy-tale by acclaimed Olivier Award winning children’s playwright Mike Kenny. ‘Straw turns to gold, magic and mayhem are in the air…’ Wonderful storytelling, humorous yet darkly scary and written in Mike’s inimitable style, full of physical comedy, in witty rhyming couplets with songs and music.

Tickets £10 (Adult) £7 (Child) & £30 (Family of 4) from 01651 851 440 or


The graveyard shift :

13th February 2015 at 19:30

Bizarre Magic meets Victorian Theater in this chilling and entertaining cabaret.

Join magician Kreestan Sennakie to explore the macabre world of Victorian magic and seance as he weaves a dark tale of madness, loss and Momento Mori.

Tickets available from

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Deaths – Fraser Gibbon

Fraser GIBBON (Cuminestown/Tarves) Tragically, as the result of a roadside accident, on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, Fraser Donald, was aged 20 years. Loving daddy of Keira and dearly loved only son of Donald and Anne, much loved brother, uncle, grandson and friend to many. Very sadly missed.

A funeral service was held in Fyvie Parish Church, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, and then Fraser was laid to rest in the churchyard to which family and friends were invited. Donations to causes close to Fraser’s heart were gratefully received at the church door.

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Project Administrator – UCTC has an employment opportunity

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16 hours per week

£16,476 – £17,157 (pro rata) depending on experience

Udny Community Trust Company Ltd (UCTC) exists to help the community of Udny to develop.  UCTC requires a part time project administrator to join a very small staff team.  The post will be funded as part of the Big Lottery Fund – Growing Community Assets programme until March 2016.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a flexible approach to their work, have experience of managing day to day administrative systems and keeping financial records.

For more information or to request an application form please contact:
or call 01651 843776

The closing date for applications is:
Monday 26th January 2015

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