Click on the links above to download a copy of the ‘Place Standards’ document of our Community Action Plan, August 2018 which will be the subject of a community public meeting in September 2018 to be held by Tarves Community Council and Tarves Development Trust.




There are still spaces on most sessions for this Friday’s Back to Nature day. Contact Suzanna on haddo@visithaddo.com to book.

Back to Nature at Haddo is a chance for children to experience life in the outdoors, led by a Forest Ranger. The Ranger will talk to the children about the Outdoor Access Code, the Leave No Trace ethos and how to interact with nature in a safe way. He will take the children through fire safety (very important in these very dry conditions), how to tie knots effectively, how to erect a tarpaulin, what wood to choose to build a fire and there may even be time to build a den.

These classes are a great opportunity for children to fully engage with the natural world and learn the simple pleasure of being outdoors. Children should be age 7+ for these classes. Younger children can attend as we know it can be hard to find childcare, but it should be expected that they will not fully participate.
Each class costs £5 per child. Accompanying parents and younger children are free to attend. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

There are three sessions throughout the day:
09:30 – 11:30
12:00 – 14:00
14:15 – 16:00

Please contact Suzanna on haddo@visithaddo.com to book a place, and please specify which session you would prefer.



Formartine United 2003’s (U16’s) are on the lookout for players of all positions to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season.

We offer a fun environment for players to enjoy their football while also continuing their development. The youth academy offers the players a pathway towards the first team and Highland League football. Our coaches are all SFA qualified, and PVG checked.

For more information please contact:

Neale Burrows (07943178818) or Robbie Duncan (07741313008)


The Annual Scout & Guide BBQ is nearing.  Get this in your diary!!

Showstoppers Holiday Club 2018 – THIS WEEK 13 -17 Aug

It’s almost time for Showstoppers!
It’s hard to believe the last week of the holidays is upon us but there’s lots of fun to be had every morning next week. Book your child into the Showstoppers Holiday Club. It will be full of games, crafts, drama, music and videos.
It runs in Tarves Youth Hall and is open to all children from P1 to P7, including children just about to start P1. The cost is just £1 per day per child.
You can find out more and register your child on the church website www.tarveschurch.org.

13 – 17 August 2018

A fun children’s holiday club to be held in the Youth Hall.
A week of fun and games, crafts, drama and songs, based around bible stories.
For all children from P1 to P7, including children just about to start P1.

BOOKING FORM      Please click on this link to register your child.
You must also complete a Consent Form.

Bothy Nicht – 9th August 2018

There’s still time to get your Bothy Nicht tickets.
It’s this Thursday, 9th August at 7.30pm, in the Melvin Hall, Tarves.
Tickets £5 (including refreshments)
Tickets available from Duthies, the Murly Tuck Cafe and Tarves Heritage Centre or phone J Cattanach 01651 851485. Tickets also available on the door.

Temporary Road Closure – Ellon to Tarves/Raxton -C42B at Ardlethen – 20th -31st August 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018 12:23:58 PM

Subject: For Information: Temporary Road Closure – C42B Ardlethen – 20-31/08/2018


Please reach the linked documents.


Aberdeenshire Council

Infrastructure Services – Roads

29 Bridge Street


AB41 9AA


Tel 01467 537354


Family Fun Day at Haddo – 12th August 2018

Family Fun Day at Haddo – 12th August

On 12th of August the National Trust for Scotland will be holding a family fun day at Haddo. There will be lots of activities for the whole family, which include: live wrestling, stalls, inflatables, crafts, music, bird show, pets’ corner and child friendly tours. The cost of the event is £5 per child, which will allow unlimited access to all activities. Come along and enjoy a day of fun in the surroundings of a stunning, historic mansion.