Tolquhon Gallery – Spring with Ian Mastin

Tolquhon Gallery

Ian Mastin’s Exhibition is now live. Click on the image below to view the show. There is a flip book catalogue on the page. Use the tools in the bottom right corner of the catalogue to view on full screen and to zoom in for more detail.

You cannot buy paintings directly from our website for this show, but please phone or email if you would like to make a purchase or if you would like further information.

We hope you enjoy the exhibition,

Danny and Joan



Its Lambing time, so when in sight of near sheep keep your dog on a lead.

Health and Social Care Partnerships – Surveys

On behalf of Health and Social Care Partnerships

Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (H&SCP) – Primary Care – What Matters to You Survey

For more information on ‘Primary Care – What Matters to You’ and to access the survey please click here. Survey closes 9 April 2021.

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership – Adult & Young Carers’ Eligibility Criteria Surveys

For more information and to access the surveys please click here. Both surveys close on 31 March 2021.

For more information and what is happening in Aberdeenshire City Health and Social Care Partnership please check out their website by clicking here.


View Deborah Phillips and Stephen M.Redpath paintings in our new exhibition


Tolquhon Gallery


5 September to 26 September 2020

At last, a brand new exhibition! Postponed from May, it has certainly been worth waiting for. Enjoy two contrasting artists, Deborah Phillips and Stephen M.Redpath.

The exhibition opens this Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Social distancing will be in place so numbers in the gallery at any one time will be limited. But the weather forecast is looking fair so you are free to enjoy the garden if there is a wait.

Do come if you can, you will be most welcome. The exhibition continues until Saturday 26 September, open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or on other days by appointment.

In the meantime, images and full details of all the paintings are now on our website

Best wishes,

Danny and Joan

Sunset On the Beach  STEPHEN M.REDPATH


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Tolquhon, Tarves

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United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1651 842343

Recycling centres to allow pedestrian access and increased flexibility

Recycling centres to allow pedestrian access and increased flexibility

Following public feedback and a review of user behaviour at household recycling centres (HRCs),

Aberdeenshire Council is introducing improved services at centres this week.

Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, July 29), booking slots will be reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes to reduce queues at the start of appointments. With the majority of residents arriving at the start of their 30-minute time slots and visits completed within 10-15 minutes, this change will be more suited to the visiting patterns of residents.

The number of available bookings at Insch and Portsoy will also increase from 36 to 96 per week.

Beginning on Saturday, August 1, residents will be allowed to book 8 slots over a 4-week period, rather than the current 2 slots per week. This change will allow people with specific projects (i.e. gardening or home renovations) to access their local site more frequently over a short period of time.

August 1 will also see a change at the centres in Portsoy, Insch, Westhill, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Turriff and Laurencekirk. These sites will allow pedestrians to enter between 12:00 and 12:30 every day. Pedestrian access will not require a booking.

Claire Loney, Reprocessing and Disposal Manager at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “After listening to your feedback, these changes aim to address more specific needs and offer greater flexibility for the public.

These new arrangements are a step closer towards ‘normality’, and we hope they are met with the same success as previously plans.

The booking system will remain in place for the time being to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and I would like to thank residents for their continued support and patience as we enter this new stage.”

To make a booking, please visit:

For those who do not have access to a computer, telephone bookings can be made by calling Aberdeenshire Council’s Wasteline on 03456 081207.

Aberdeenshire Council also operate seasonal garden waste recycling points on Saturdays until October 31 at the following locations:

Balmedie: Leisure Centre car park, Eigie Road 1pm to 4pm

Newmachar: The Axis Centre, School Road, 8am to 11am

Oldmeldrum: Academy bus car park, Colpy Road, 1pm to 4pm

For more information on Household Recycling Centres, including operating times, please visit:


Scams exploiting COVID-19

Scams centred on exploiting COVID-19 have become prevalent in recent months. Everything from government grants and furlough payments, to mortgage holidays and demands for payment of fines, are being targeted by scammers utilising ever more sophisticated methods.

Many scammers are using “phishing” and “smishing” (the term for phishing by SMS/text message) techniques to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. They do this by disguising themselves as a trustworthy organisation in an email or text message, then by offering refunds or demanding payments, then direct the recipients to enter personal information on a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site.

The Scottish Government’s latest cyber resilience bulletin has details on a number of specific scam to watch out for, along with advice on steps you can take and sources of guidance and help.