Friday, 24 June 2011

Drumtochty Highland Games

Another even taking place, near Stonehaven is the Drumtochty Highland Games on Sat 25th June

This is the 35th year of this event held in the grounds of Drumtochty Castle.

Large crowds attend every year. See video

I love the innovative way they promote the Games with painted bales of straw, specially painted as you can see in the photo.

These giant figures can be found on the A90 at Fordoun and Stracathro on the few days prior to the Games starting.

Last Weekend in June

Lots happening in Stonehaven this last weekend in June 2011.
The Open Air Pool opens to-day after 4 weeks of delays.
The weather is looking promising.
Other outdoor attractions in Stonehaven this weekend include the Continental Market
in the Market Square on Sat & Sun 25th & 26th June and the Car Boot Sale in Margaret Street on Sunday 26th. See Video
Other events include the Stoney Jazz Cafe in the Town Hall 2 - 5pm
Jazz Session on a Sunday afternoon come chill out to Cindy Douglas and her band.  Speak to them for a chance to play in future events.  Jazz sessions will be held on the last Sunday of every month.  Bring the family everyone welcome.
Price: £5 concession £3
Contact : Ma Simpson's tel 01569 766264
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in Town Hall - Sun 26th June
Time: Doors open 7.30 Bar Provided
Details:Professional comedians
Steven Hall 
Sal Stevens
Junior Simpson
Vince Atta
Price:Tickets £8 in advance £10 on the Door
Contact : Ma Simpson's tel 01569 766264

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Help Stonehaven Town Hall Get Much Needed Funding

Stonehaven Town Hall is in urgent need of funding and you could help the Town Hall Trust secure thousands of pounds from the Big Lottery Peoples Millions.
Stonehaven Town Hall Trust is in the running along with five other community projects and you can help Stonehaven by tuning into STV programme Giving Your Community A Voice at 6pm on Monday 27th
June
The telephone number will be on http://www.stonehaventownhall.org/ at 9am on the June 27 and the lines will be open from 9am until midnight. Please help by voting.
If the funding is secured the building’s trustees will use the money to install a new sound system in the lower hall.
Stonehaven Town Hall trust member Chris Stirk said: “We need a sound system for the town hall. It needs a sound system so we can put more events on, raise more money and do better things in the hall – it’s as simple as that.
“It saves us hiring it in every time we want to do something and saves us hiring the hall for 12 hours when you only want it for a five hour gig.
“Particularly the elderly and the ones in the care homes want a matinee and at the moment we just can’t physically get the stuff in and set up in time. If the gear is there we can do a matinee for the older generation.
“It will also benefit things like the Folk Festival – they will no longer have to hire in the gear. It would save them £4,000 a year.
“We’re hoping to get the schools involved too because apart from Mackie Academy none of them have a big stage.
Note your diaries now to tune into STV on Mon 27th June at 6pm and do use your vote.