Aberdeenshire Sports Awards Evening

Aberdeenshire Sports Council are delighted to announce that they are hosting their annual Sports Awards Evening on Friday 17th March at The Venue, Garioch Sports Trust, Inverurie. The evening is a way of rewarding and acknowledging local sports people for their commitment to and/or achievement in sport.

There are 10 award categories this year, so please take a few minutes to complete the online form and nominate your favourite person/club/team. The closing date is Friday 17th February 2017.

Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place

Though it only spanned 15 years, Joan Eardley’s painting career was key in capturing life as she knew it in two contrasting Scottish locations: the slums of Townhead in Glasgow and the countryside of Catterline.

Previously unpublished sketches and photographs are displayed alongside well-known works of art to poignantly capture the all-too-brief career of one of Scotland’s most celebrated artists.

This exhibition comes highly recommended and is on until the 21st May 2017 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 73/75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR.

For more information, visit the National Galleries website and/or view this video

January 2017 Police Report

Attached is the police report as presented at the CKDCC monthly meeting on Tuesday 31st January 2017.

Stonehaven Community Learning & Development

The Stonehaven Community Learning & Development team covers the area including the town of Stonehaven, the coastal villages of Catterline, Inverbervie, Gourdon and Johnshaven and inland villages of Kinneff and Drumlithie.

The role of community learning and development is to empower individuals, groups and communities. Learning opportunities are offered in a variety of ways – through group work, casual conversation, one-on-one sessions, and community action – making learning accessible for everyone.

Broadband upgrade for the Telephone Exchange

BT Openreach has just submitted a planning application to Aberdeenshire Council for the location of a new Broadband Cabinet at Roadside of Catterline adjacent to the exchange (Application 2016/2022). There is a statement submitted with the Application which explains that the new cabinet is part of the infrastructure required to upgrade Catterline exchange subscribers to high speed broadband. Hopefully events will move swiftly now.