Monday, 25 October 2010

Stonehaven Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Stonehaven Round Tablers have been working very hard this year organising the Bonfire and Fireworks Display in th Minerallwell Park on Sunday 7th November 2010. Gates open at 18:00hrs, fire lit at 18:30hrs and Fireworks Display starting at 19:00hrs. There will be a BBQ and the opportunity to buy flashing novelties to help the night go off with a bang. Admission charges Adults £3, Children £1.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Spirit of Glenury

The Spirit of Glenury bitter is a a new drink that has been brewed to commemorate a distillery at the forthcoming Stonehaven Real Ale Festival at Stonehaven Town Hall from 4th to 6th November 2010.
Matured in Glenury Royal whisky casks, the ale is expected to be very popular.
Last year's inaugural festival was hailed a great success in the town.
Organiser Robert Lindsay said: "The Glenury distillery still has a special place in the hearts of many people in Stonehaven, and there's a few bottles of Glenury Royal whisky tucked away in cupboards around the town.
"All that is left of the distillery now, 25 years after it was closed, are the remains of the lower part of the chimney and a commemorative plaque.
"We thought it would be a nice idea to pay tribute to that part of Stonehaven's heritage at this year's real ale festival to help keep its memory alive."
This year is second festival and offers the opportunity to sample ale from dozens of breweries.
Last year's festival raised about £3,500 for a local Maritime Rescue Institute (MRI)  that helped during the serious flooding that hit the town on 1st Nov 2010.

Organiser Robert Lindsay said: "The Glenury distillery still has a special place in the hearts of many people in Stonehaven, and there's a few bottles of Glenury Royal whisky tucked away in cupboards around the town.
"All that is left of the distillery now, 25 years after it was closed, are the remains of the lower part of the chimney and a commemorative plaque.
"We thought it would be a nice idea to pay tribute to that part of Stonehaven's heritage at this year's real ale festival to help keep its memory alive."

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Who Wants To Enjoy a Festival of Real Ale

Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th November 2010  is the dates to note in your diary if you are a real ale lover.
Stonehaven Town Hall is the venue for the 2nd Festival and due to last years success an extra day has been added this year.
The organisers, Robert Lyndsay from the Marine Hotel and Sandy Kenneway from Dunnottar Wines and Spirits have been working hard to ensure that this year's event raises even more money for the locally based MRI.
There will be ale from every working brewery in Scotland for you to sample and enjoy  –  more than 50 in all plus the best real ales from Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and even the Isle of Man. All this, plus the return of the hugely popular world beer bar. Mind you, you’re not just here for the beer.  This year will see the welcome return of the heady mix of singers and musicians that helped make our first Stonehaven Real Ale Festival a success. The big screen will be back in action too, plus good eats, all adding to the special atmosphere of this special event. See http://www.stonehavenrealalefestival.co.uk/

Monday, 11 October 2010

Stonehaven Allottment Association Auction

Great news for Stonehaven Allotment Associaton who were worried they were not going to sell enough tables for the Auction planned for the Town Hall on Saturday 23rd October.

A supporter has come forward and paid for all the tables which means that anyone wanting to go along can now save £20 and get in for free,

Organiser Frieda Burns is absolutely delighted.

Monday, 4 October 2010

New Modern Choir Starting in Stonehaven

Stonehaven business owner Chris Stirk of Ma Simpsons Music Shop has started a modern choir doing popular songs although they may also perform some numbers from famous musicals.
The idea cam when a customer asked if there was anything in the area apart from singing in a church choir.

The first meeting was organised for Friday 1st October in the Town Hall and is aimed at those aged 14 and over. The idea is to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

Anyone interested in more details should contact Chris Stirk on 01569 766264

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Famous People Born In Stonehaven

ROBERT WILLIAM THOMSON the Inventor of the Pneumatic TyreThomson was born in Stonehaven and  left school at the age of 14 . He was sent to stay with an uncle in South Carolina in order to learn the trade of a merchant, but returned home two years later.

He taught himself chemistry, electricity and astronomy, and after his father built a workshop for him, set about redesigning his mother's washing mangle and then built a ribbon saw. He pursued a career in engineering in London before patenting the pneumatic rubber tyre at the age of 23

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday of every month in Margaret Street next to the Market Square in Stonehaven. Sun is shining to-day Sat 2nd October.