Tarves Development Trust


* Tuesday 23rd March *
By Zoom 7.30 to 8.30pm

This is an opportunity for members to review progress and direct the future projects and actions of Tarves Development Trust.

Whilst all are welcome to attend, only members are entitled to contribute to the meeting and to vote on proposals. Members will be emailed details of the AGM and the code to log into the meeting. Please contact the Secretary, Fiona Smith at fiona.smith@tarves.org.uk or 01651 851832 if you have not received this information or wish to attend as a non-member.

If you wish to join the Trust, please download and complete an application form from http://www.tarves.org.uk/tarves-development-trust/tdt-documents/tdt-membership-application-form/ or contact Fiona Smith as above.

Membership is free.



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 www.tolquhon-gallery.co.uk.

Best wishes,

Danny and Joan

Sunset On the Beach  STEPHEN M.REDPATH


Copyright © 2020 Tolquhon Gallery, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Tolquhon Gallery

Tolquhon, Tarves

Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7LP

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: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentrebookings

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: http://bit.ly/AbshireHRC.


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.


? We have funded and non funded spaces available ?
The Playgroup is registered to provide a day care of children service to a maximum of 20 children aged from 2 years to those not yet attending primary school.
In partnership with the local authority the service provides funded pre-school education for children aged from three to five years and for eligible two year olds.
We’re open Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm. We offer full or half sessions.
If you’d like more information on joining the group please email tarvessecretary@outlook.com