Fireworks display this Sunday and the latest from the Royal Burgh


By The Newsroom
Sunday, 8th November 2015, 6:00 am
Bervie Youth Alexander Evison, Fundraising for India trip.
Bervie Youth Alexander Evison, Fundraising for India trip.

Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Rev Dennis Rose

Sunday November 8, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie

Services at t David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Meet the Committee member Jacqui Shaw from The Royal Burgh of Inverbervie GALA Committee

Saturday November 7 , 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday November 8, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at

Fair trade Cafe

Wednesday November 11 , 10am-11.30am Fair Trade Café, Delicious Hot Pancakes, home baking and fresh coffee and tea and the opportunity to meet up for some fine company and chat.

Blythewood Shoe Box appeal 2015

Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church are once again Co-ordinating their local Shoebox Appeal, which sends Shoeboxes filled with simple gifts to children and adults in Eastern Europe and further afield, who would otherwise not receive any presents this Christmas.

Bervie collection is on Wednesday November 11, 3pm from Bervie Church Centre, King Street.

If you would like to help with this appeal, please contact Jill Simpson on 01561 362153 for more information. Leaflets are available from Bervie Church Centre.

Bervie Guild

Bervie Guild will be meeting on Wednesday November 11, 2pm at Bervie Church Centre. Visitor will be Zandra Taylor “Freeset”

Gourdon Guild

Gourdon Guild will be meeting on Thursday November 5, 2.30pm at Mission Hall Gourdon. Visitor will be Derek Mitchell’s musical Magic.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council

Next Meeting on Monday November 9, 7.30pm at The Burgh Chambers, Above the Library, Church Street, Inverbervie.

This meeting is open to the public

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie GALA Committee

The Gala’s Annual Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display will be held on Sunday November 8, at The Lower Caravan Park, Kirkburn. Fire lit at 6pm and Fireworks Display will be from 6.30pm.

Soup and Hotdogs will be available, entry by donation please.

The Gala Committee are looking for volunteers for future events.

Inverbervie Lifeboat Guild

The Lifeboat Guild are hosting a Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday November 7, 10am-11.30am at The Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street.

Dance Demonstration by Show Case the Street.

Inverbervie Medical Centre

Patients over age 65 or patients under 65 with Chronic disease are entitled to a Flu Vaccine.

Please contact Inverbervie Medical Centre to make an appointment.

If you do not wish a Vaccine please also contact the Health Centre to let them know.

Bervie Lunch Club

Bervie Lunch Club meet once a fortnight in the Masonic Hall, King Street, Inverbervie, From 12noon- 1.30pm.

They enjoy a 2 course lunch, usually Soup and Pudding costing £4 they next meet on Tuesday November 10, If you are interested and wish to book a space call Isabel on 01561 361007

Knit and Natter TONIGHT

Thursday November 5, The Knit and Natter Ladies will be meeting for their fortnightly craft and chat session.

8pm-10pm, The Salutation, King Street, Inverbervie.

All Welcome.

Grassic Gibbon Centre

Just along the Arbuthnott Road you will find our Neighbours at The Grassic Gibbon Centre and Café who normally close for Winter but who are staying open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4.30pm.

They will also be hosting a Community Engagement Event on Saturday November 7, 11am-3pm were Lunch will be provided. To book a place please contact the KDP office at 3rd Floor 42-46 Barclay Street, Stonehaven. 01569 763246 or [email protected]

Bervie Youth Fundraising for year in India

An Inverbervie Youth, Alexander Evison (17) has started a Fundraising campaign to raise £6,000 to fund a year in India where he intends to volunteer with Project Trust teaching English and running several extra-curricular activities.

Numerous Fundraising events to come including a Ceilidh. Alexander attends Mackie Academy (S6).

At school, he is involved with the Mock Trial team as a lawyer, The school’s running club and the rugby team.

The school’s Mock Trial Team won a regional competition last month, in which Alexander was one of the school’s lawyers. Also, he is currently setting up a credit union in the school for the pupils to use (the North East Scotland Credit Union will help him to run it).

In his spare time Alexander’s hobbies include; volunteering at 1st Inverbervie cubs as a leader, helping at the Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network, playing rugby for the local club, running and debating.

Out with School his achievements include the bronze and silver duke of Edinburgh awards and he is close to completing the Gold Award.

Earlier this Year Alexander stood as a candidate in the Scottish Youth Parliamentary Elections and came a close second.

He is a qualified Young Sports Leader, after completing a year long course during his PE lessons in S5.

Alexander aim’s to attend university in 2017 to study Politics and International Relations and is considering a career in politics or journalism.

Donations towards Alexanders fundraising efforts can be made online at Donations can be made online at

Bervie Youth Project

The Committee are excited be back for our winter projects on Saturday November 7, Sports, 3pm-4pm Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn P6 up, FREE and Youth Café, 7pm-9pm Herd Centre, Townhead P7 up, FREE

We will be adding to our team of Sports Mentors and if you are interested in joining us every 2 or 3 weeks for an hour, please get in touch. (Travel Expenses can be met)

If you can make and serve hot chocolate on a Saturday evening (on rota) from 6.30pm to set up til 9pm at our Youth Café which has moved back to The Herd Centre, Townhead, Bervie then also get in touch.

Our rota means that everyone can take a turn

If you can spare 1 to 2 hours on a 2-3 weekly rotation please contact Caroll on 01561 361587 or email [email protected]

Bervie Caley Youth Soccer 7’s

Soccer 7’s have moved to the Bervie Sports Centre for their winter skills training.

P4-P7 Fridays 6pm-7pm

P2-P3 Saturdays 10am-11am

Nursary (age 4) –P1 Saturdays 11am-12noon

£1 per child, Please remember your indoor Triners and Shin guards

Story time and Rhyme Time

Saturday November 7, 10.30am-11am, Bervie Library, Church Street, Inverbervie.

This free activity is designed for Pre-School kids.

[email protected] for more information.

Meet the Committee

Bervie is run off the backs of Committees, so we would like to introduce you to our Committees and their Members.

Jacqui Shaw - Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala Committee member, a new member serving her first year.

Jacqui works full time as an Admin Assistant in Maersk Oil & Gas North Sea Limited in the Finance & Business Services Department. Jacqui comes from an Admin background with 25 years experience which she now brings with her to The GALA Committee.

In Jacqui’s spare time, she enjoys socialising and meeting new people. she recently joined the Aberdeenshire Rock Choir, and love’s it!

Jacqui’s world now, is her family. Married to Yorkshire man Matthew in 2008, they have 2 daughters, 7 year old Victoria and 2 year old Emily.

Jacqui used to commute from Altens to Arbroath and quite often stopped off in Bervie to The Cutty Sark, Post Office or local shops.

Finding everyone friendly and chatty decided to grow their family in Bervie.

The Shaw family moved to Bervie when Victoria was 2 and a half and there was plenty of activities for her - ballet when she was 3, then progressed to gymnastics when she was 5.

Jacqui says “Our wee family is complete so time to put back something to the community”

The Families favourite place in Bervie is the beach! They enjoy walking along the path to Gourdon, for some refreshments, then back again! Jacqui Said she was “Looking forward to being part of the Royal Burgh for many years to come, this is our forever home”

To let Caroll our Inverbervie Correspondent know whats on in Bervie

Contact Caroll Evans at [email protected] , by writing to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or calling 01561 361587

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