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Results from the Glenbervie Amateur Hortus CLub Annual Summer show 2015

Mearns Leader Trophy for Pot Plants Mr F Craigmile; Brae School Challenge Trophy for Best Exhibit Pot Plants Mrs C Smith; Emslie Trophy for Cut Flowers Mr F Craigmile; Eggo Trophy for Best Exhibit Cut Flowers Brian Grant; Arduthie Motos Trophy for Fruit Kevin Robson; Cuttiesoutar Trophy for Vegetables Mrs S Craigmile;

Mansfield Challenge Trophy for Most Points 1-4 Mr F Craigmile; Jim Skea Trophy for Best Exhibit 1-4 Brain Grant; Floral Art Trophy for most points Mrs S Craigmile;

Scrimgeour Trophy for James, Jellies Mrs S Craigmile; Tayson House Trophy for Adult Craft Mrs H Robson; Baking Trophy for Adults Mrs A Ross; Auld Toon Baker Trophy for best Exhibit in Adult Baking Mrs E McLean; Margaret Booth Trophy for Most points 6-7-8 Mrs H Robson;

Cameron Trophy for Under 16 Baking Bethany Cameron - Louise Airth; The Wilson Trophy for most points Primary Pupils No 4-10 Isla Wilson; Lady Arbuthnott Trophy for Seconday Pupils Craft Children’s Gemma Cumming;

The MacPhie Trophy for Most Points Pre-School (No 1,2,3,32,33) Nairn Lawson; Children’s Trophy for Primary Craft Louise Airth; Rzechorek Shiled for Primary Schools Glenbervie; Rzechorek Shield for Seconday Schools Mackie Academy; Village Trophy for Pets Findlay Taylor.

Special Prizes Best Exhibit; Fruit Brain Grant; Vegetables Colin Hay, Bowl of Cacti or Succulents Mr F Craigmile; Floral Art Mrs S Craigmile; Jams and Jellies Mrs S Craigmile; Adult Craft Mrs F Cameron; Under 16 Baking Gemma Ross; Secondary Pupils section 24 Gemma Cumming; Computer Image Seniors 31 Gemma Cumming, Watercolour primary 35 Louise Airth; Pre School 1-3 Nairn Lawson, Pre School 32-33 Nairn Lawson; Floral & Veg Art Under 10 years Isla Wilson - Leona Gauld; Floral & Veg Art Over 10 years Louise Airth; Best Bantam Cock Finlay Talyor; Best Bantam Hen Louise Airth; Best Rabbit Aila Walker; Best Pair of Ducks Finlay Taylor, Best Hen Ethan Lawson.

Stonehaven Rotary report

Speaker at last week’s meeting was John Tracy who had worked in the police up to his retirement. His topic was the murders of three women in Dundee by Robert Mone in 1979 in which he had been involved as a detective. He described how the police go about investigating a crime and presented all the evidence to the Rotary club in his presentation leading up to the question of whether there was sufficient evidence to convict Robert Mone of the crime. The consensus was that there was—which in fact was what had actually happened. Robert Mone was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1979 for the murders of his aunt and two other women in Dundee, before dying in a knife attack in Craiginches Prison in 1983. Vote of thanks was by Rotarian Joe Samson.

Next weekend will be a busy one for members of Stonehaven Rotary Club. On Saturday 29 August, Ride the North, a 2 day 170 mile cycling event starting in Inverness, finishes up in Stonehaven when over 800 cyclists and all their supporters will descend on the town. Over the past 4 years this event has raised over £750,000 for different charities and this is the first time the event will finish in Stonehaven. The Recreation Grounds Trustees have made the whole of the Recreation grounds available and in conjunction with Stonehaven Rotary Club and Stonehaven Lions have organised refreshment stalls and other attractions to co-incide with the cyclists’ arrival on the promenade from 3pm onwards. Stonehaven Rotary will also be selling raffle tickets with the winning prize a mini car to raise funds for Clan.

On Sunday 30 August, Stonehaven Rotary will again be involved in the annual harbor festival. The main attraction at the festival this year will be an appearance of the Viking squad from the South Mainland of Shetland which was formed in 2010 and the Guyser Yarl for 2015 is Lesley Simpson the first woman to hold this most prestigious role. She is bringing a squad to the festival and they will march in procession behind the Newtonhill Pipe band. Stonehaven Rotary will be there with the always-popular “Kipper in a bun” stall and another opportunity to buy raffle tickets for the mini.

Stonehaven Rotary Club is organising a fundraising golf day on Friday 18 September from 10am to 3pm with the proceeds going to the Stonehaven Dialysis unit. Cost of a team entry is £200 and there is also the opportunity to sponsor a hole for £40. If you are interested in sponsoring a hole and/ or taking part in the gold day, contact Rotarian Denis Daun telephone (01569) 762348.

Stonehaven Town Partnership Monthly News – August 2015

Construction of the All-weather facility at Mineralwell is progressing and is expected to be completed by the beginning of September. There has been a delay caused by the specialists fitting the shock absorber layer. The official opening is scheduled to take place on 12th September by Jamie Hepburn MSP Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health

The sub group tasked with looking at the future of Stonehaven’s Court House Building have been very busy over the last few weeks and have met with a number of consultants and professionals covering community involvement, surveying, financial modelling and conservation. There will be a public meeting on August 20, at 7pm in St James Church Hall, where all are welcome to attend and find out about the work that’s already taken place and how you can get involved in the future of the building.

The final Harbour Development Feasibility Study report has been received. Stakeholders have been approached to ask them to consider participating as a member of a “Harbour Sustainability Group” to take forward outcomes. A meeting has been arranged on August 27 at St James Hall for the stakeholders and interested parties to consider the report and recommendations. The report will be placed in the public domain at this point.

The Stoney Express will be running reduced hours and days once the Scottish School Holidays have finished and information on the days, times and costs can be found on the Facebook page The next STP trustees meeting will be held at Invercarron Resource Centre at 7pm on August 25, meetings are open to the public.