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Deeside flooding – another update

Readers of this blog may remember that, back in December and January, Deeside was affected by serious flooding. A few weeks ago, I was able to let you have good news about one business that is fighting back. At the … Continue reading

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Good news story

You may remember an earlier post in which I wrote about the devastation caused by storm Frank in our local communities. The nearby village of Ballater was particularly badly affected, and many local businesses feared they might never reopen. However, … Continue reading

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Woodside station

Storm Gertrude! Remember you read it here first. To SHMU FM to do a radio interview about stroke. As I drive in from Deeside, I listen to a radio debate on the BBC about whether or not to ban Donald … Continue reading

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Community spirit alive and well on Deeside

When tragedy strikes, it is often the small, quiet actions that are the most appreciated by those affected. The warm handshake, the understanding smile, the bowl of soup handed in at the door, the offer of help with suddenly overwhelming … Continue reading

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Inappropriately named storms?

Storm Eva? Storm Frank? Doesn’t quite instil fear, does it? Storm Slasher – now there’s a good rough, aggressive, manly sort of name. Perhaps it is because most of the Franks and Evas I know wouldn’t hurt the proverbial fly. … Continue reading

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1st August

1st August – Aboyne Highland Games. Cabers tossed, bagpipes played. Dry all day(almost). 1980 paces around Aboyne Green. Archie unimpressed by the skirl of the pipes      

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An eclipse eclipsed

A 90% eclipse of the sun on Deeside at 09.35 am  on 20 March….eclipsed by some low cloud            

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A date for your diary

This is Archie basking in Deeside sunshine on 8 March 2015. He is wearing a purple Stroke Association neckerchief, because on 10 May 2015 he will be taking part in a Stroke Association Step Out for Stroke event on Aboyne … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014 on Deeside                            

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Step out for Stroke Revisited

Enthusiastic readers of this blog will remember that almost a year ago, Hamish and I undertook a sponsored walk – Step Out for Stroke – at Glamis Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Glamis, though at the time, Hamish complained loudly … Continue reading

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