Advance notice of Annual Fair Trade sale

Advance notice that the

Annual Fair Trade sale


Open House

at Bonnyton Farmhouse – (at the end of Bonnyton Road)

will be from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November.

Make a note and keep it free- everyone will be most welcome.

Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow and make the things we love.

As Christmas approaches it is an excellent time to think of others and buy some wonderful fairly traded presents.

Bonnyton will be turned onto a treasure trove of fabulous gifts, cards, clothes and food.

A selection of some of last year’s popular crafts.

So looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

ADULT LEARNING AT ELLON – For Your Information

Information on the poster or follow the documents links to download your own.


There is a new creative writing class starting Friday 23 August at Ellon community campus.  Please click on the poster to view in more detail or contact 01358 727910


Looking for something to do with the kids, nephews, nieces, grandchildren over the summer holidays? Why not pop down to Tarves Heritage Centre and help our wee Hetty Heritage Mouse find her friends who are hiding around the Museum or try writing on a slate in the Victorian schoolroom.

The dressing up box is always popular or try your hand at the cup and ball game.

Combine your visit with a gentle walk around the village and do our Walkabout Tarves Quiz. You can download the quiz from our website, (under events) or pick up a copy from Tarves Heritage Centre, the Aberdeen Arms Hotel or the Murly Tuck Cafe.

We’re open from 1-4.30pm, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The 71st Annual Tarves Flower show is on Saturday 10th August. Click on the poster or follow the document link to download your coppy of the show schedule.  All the catogories, prizes and info you will need to enter and enjoy.



Saturday, 27 July 2019 from 15:00-17:00
AB41 7LD Ellon, Aberdeenshire



Come along to Haddo House Terrace Garden for a special one off Aftenoon Tea located outisde on the Terrace Garden. It has been Years since there has been any Tea Parties outside on the Terrace so snap up your spot now!

Musical interludes, Prosecco Bar and photograph opportunities.

Best Hat Competition

Numbers limited


Summer Exhibition opening – Saturday 20 July 2019

Summer is here. Join us on Saturday 20 July for our
Summer Exhibition opening. 

Tolquhon Gallery

20 July to 31 August 2019

Summer is here, long awaited, a time of sunshine and ease. Our Summer Exhibition is a
wonderful mix of styles and media and subjects.
Artists taking part include
Ann Armstrong, Janet Cleghorn, Tim Cockburn, Kirstie
Cohen, Andy Cross, Marion Drummond, Winifred Fergus, Moira Ferrier RSW, James
Fraser RSW, Helen Fryer, Gillian Goodheir, Garry Harper, James Harrigan, Wendy
Houston, D.E.Johnston RSW, Jim Livingstone, Robert Mach, Ian Mastin,
Donald Macdonald, Duncan MacLeod RSW, Mhairi McGregor RSW,
Charles MacQueen RSW RGI, Fiona Millar, Donald Murray, Jacqueline Orr RSW RGI
PAI, Ann Ross RSW, Patricia Sadler, Kitty Watt, Maggie Williams,
Christine Woodside RSW RGI
and Jim Wylie.

We are pleased to introduce two artists new to the gallery this summer, Ann Cowan and
Gwen Adair and we celebrate the return of another, Deborah Phillips.
You are invited to the opening of the exhibition on
Saturday 20 July from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Feel free to bring friends and family and enjoy prosecco and strawberries while you take in
the show.

Images and full details of the exhibition will be added to the website
as soon as possible. The work is still arriving but if there is an artist
in whom you are particularly interested, please contact us and we
shall email details as soon as we can.

Copyright © 2019 Tolquhon Gallery, All rights reserved.

The mailing address is:

Tolquhon Gallery

Tolquhon, Tarves

Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7LP

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1651 842343



Wood RecyclAbility offers adults with a wide range of abilities the chance to experience a real workplace setting by making recycled wood products at our training centre and wood recycling site at Cloisterseat Croft in Pitmedden.

Set up in 1997, Wood RecyclAbility is social enterprise providing practical work experience for people with additional support needs through working with waste wood. We support up to 40 trainees each day in a new purpose-built workshop, yard and 5 acres of agricultural land.

On average 1,500 tonnes of waste wood is collected and processed at the facility every year, mainly from offshore companies. As wood is an easy resource to work with, it has an array of uses and is ideal for providing trainees with a broad range of working experiences.

Wood is sorted on arrival and any contamination removed. Suitable clean wood is de-nailed and graded for reuse or recycling. It is then sold to local joiners and householders or used to make a variety of products onsite including garden furniture, nest boxes, bird tables, log stores and household products. These items are sold to the public providing a valuable source of income.

You can see, and buy, our hand-made recycled products at We also make bespoke products to order – including furniture, planters and more.

 Wood that is not suitable for crafting into these types of products can be used in the manufacture of chipboard and MDF. About 30 tonnes of wood are processed through the chipping machines each week and are used as a raw ingredient in these board products.

Wood RecyclAbility is a great example of how an organisation can be a sustainable business whilst providing an environmental and social benefit. But we could use some extra help. If you could spare a few hours a week then we’d love to hear from you. Any expertise in marketing, retail, IT, finance, supply chain, HSE, HR would be very helpful or if you wanted to offer some practical help then we could use that too, be it in the workshop helping making wood products or in the office helping with the administration. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, then contact our general manager Brian on 01651 842876, e-mail or drop in at our premises at Cloisterseat, just a short distance behind the Pitmedden Coffee Apothecary.

We have some spare capacity for additional trainees if you know of anyone who would benefit? Finally the demand from woodburners and biomass boilers means that a lot of useable wood is now being burned. So, if you know of any supplies of wood that could be available for recycling, we could use that too!