What’s on Bervie - Gearing up for Gala week

2014's citizen and young citizen of the year'Frances Blake and Meaghan Peters who have handed back their shields for this years nominations.
2014's citizen and young citizen of the year'Frances Blake and Meaghan Peters who have handed back their shields for this years nominations.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala Week - )Friday June 12 to Saturday June 20. Programme of Events :

Friday June 12 - Gala Disco, Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street £2 Admission. Junior Disco, Nursery to P3, 6pm-7pm (Nursery kids must be accompanied by an adult). Senior Disco, P4 upwards, 7.30pm-9pm. The Gala Prince and Princess will be chosen at the Junior Disco. The Gala King and Queen will be chosen at the Senior Disco

Bervie and Gourdon first Responders led by Sandy Wilson (middle) pictured with Fire Brigades rep John Atchieson and the volunteers who attended the initial meeting.

Bervie and Gourdon first Responders led by Sandy Wilson (middle) pictured with Fire Brigades rep John Atchieson and the volunteers who attended the initial meeting.

Saturday June 13 - Pet Show, 1pm-3pm Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, £1.50 Admission. Categories Dogs, Cats, and Small Animals. Prizes for Winning Pets. Bingo, Eyes down at 7.30pm, Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street £1.50 Admission, Bingo Tickets and Raffles sold separately.

Sunday June 14 -Scavenger Hunt, 12.30pm Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, Adults £1 Children 50p. Pick up your Sheet and Follow the Clues, and win a prize. Duck Race and Barbeque, 2pm Lower Caravan Park, Kirkburn, If you have not already bought your Ducks, you can do so here. Car Rally, 6pm St Davids Church, Victoria Terrace, Adults £3 Children FREE Refreshments available

Monday June 15 - Pub Quiz, Registration 7.30pm for 8pm Start, Masonic Lodge, King Street,

Teams of 3 or 4, £5 entry per team, Raffle, Buffet and Trophy Prize.

Thursday June 18 - Junior 5 a Side Football, Registration 6pm for 6.30pm kick off, The Haughs, £5 per team, Competitions P1-P3 P4-P7 and Under 18’s

Friday June 19 - Darts and Pool, Registration 7pm for 7.30pm Start, The Salutation Hotel, £5 Entry.

Saturday June 20 - GALA DAY at Bervie Primary School, Church Street. Join the Procession to the School at 1pm fron the Front of Bervie Parish Church, Led by Howe O’The Mearns Pipe Band, The official Openiong will take place by The Gala Queen. A fun packed afternoon of Entertainment with the usual Stalls, Bungee Trampoline, Beer Tent and Barbeque.

Prize giving to include the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year, Our Citizen and Young Citizen of 2014 was Mrs Frances Blake and Miss Meaghan Peters, Mrs Blake had been nominated for her many years of service to the local community once holding 10 seats on committees within the Royal Burgh, Frances still volunteers as Chairperson of The Herd Centre, where her mother was involved since the 1940’s.

Meaghan Peters had been nominated for her inspiring contribution to the local area with the Rainbows, Church and Netball team, she is a talented dancer competing in Mackies Rock Challenge, Ury Players and with Mrs Lindsay School of Dance shows throughout the year, busy without side commitments and still finds time to do well as school. Both very worthy winners and we are all excited to see who is nominated for 2015 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.


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

Sunday June 14, 10am at Arbuthnott Church, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson.

Saturday June 13, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass.

Sunday June 14, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal.

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Friday Prayer Group

Prayers Help! Join us on Friday June 12 at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to margaret­_benton@whsmith.co.uk or call Margaret on 01561 362964

“Woman of the Way”

Thursday June 11, 7.45pm-9.45pm

Women of the Way is a group open to ladies of the parish. It meets fortnightly to learn more about God and discuss how members can apply their faith in their daily lives and to support one another. As well as studying the Bible, and a time of prayer, the group always have lots of fun at meetings. They have recently welcomed a number of new members, and are always delighted to have new people along. WOW meet in Arbuthnott at the home of one of the. For further information about the group please contact Caroline Jones 361178 or Margaret Benton 362964. Alternatively you can e-mail margaret­­­_benton@whsmithnet.co.uk

Water Aid Cafe

Wednesday June 17 , 10am-11.30am Water Aid Café, Delicious Hot Pancakes, home baking and fresh coffee and tea and the opportunity to meet up for some fine company and chat.

Due to your continued support of our Monthly Coffee Mornings from the Water Aid team managed to raise over £1000 in 2014.

This money has been used to bring fresh water where it is desperately needed.

Strawberry Tea

Saturday June 13, 11.30am-1.30pm Bervie Church Centre, Come and enjoy a Strawberry Tea and Sandwiches, refreshingly different.

Brighter Bervie

Brighter Bervie volunteers are currently busy at all our local locations -

Ground works are nearing completion behind the Medical Centre for receiving the stunning Coat of Arms which Debbie Ryan has created for us in ceramic mosaic. Bulk earthmoving is now finished in the Voyage of Life garden. The next task is to mark-out planting beds and pathways as we prepare for the arrival of the Beechgrove Garden TV presenters and crew later in August.A reinforced concrete foundation slab has been cast at the seafront car park in readiness for erection of the Crown sculpture by Debbie Ryan.

Please note we need a big squad of helpers on Sat 13th Jun for this work, so as many of you as possible please come down to the seafront, starting at 08.00h and throughout the day to lend a hand.Existing and new planters around Bervie are being filled with this season’s bedding plants.

Here’s a reminder of the inauguration event for our new Crown sculpture at Bervie’s seafront car park on Tue 16th Jun at 2 pm. Mrs Carol Kinghorn, the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, and other invited guests will be sharing in our celebration. Bervie school pupils who’ve contributed features for the sculpture will be attending. So please come along to support and enjoy this special occasion.

Mens Shed Presentation

Open invitation to a Men’s Shed Presentation by AVA Men’s Shed Development Officer Jason Schroeder on Thursday June 11, 7.30pm where you will be given a short presentation, watch a short film, hear about Aberdeenshire’s Men’s Shed’s and a chance to ask any questions before refreshments and a chance to chat to other like minded people.

The evening is sponsored by Dave Talpur at DT Decorators, 01561 361813 or davet.69@btinternet.com


Auctions on Wednesday June 17, Sale Starts 6.30pm Viewing’s on Tuesday June 16, 6.30pm-8pm at and Wednesday June 17 at 10am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm at 14 Market Square Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0RN, 01561 361379

Bervie and Gourdon First Responders

The first meeting in Inverbervie for first responders was very encouraging in that 10 personnel from the local communities in Inverbervie and Gourdon came along and 6 people who were unable to make the first meeting declared an interest so all in all 16 personnel and 2 from the local fire brigade. The meeting was held to outline the importance of first responders meeting the 10 minute response in order to safe guard lives and deliver the vital shocks necessary to sustain life.

It is the hope that training will start in the next couple of months in conjunction with the sandpiper trust. The next meeting will be held at the local fire brigade service in Inverbervie on Thursday the second of July at 7pm all volunteers welcome and any other interested parties please feel free to come along

Sandy Wilson Bervie and Gourdon First Responder Volunteer


Kinneff WRI

The ladies at Kinneff WRI are looking to increase their membership for the new season in September, the friendly team of ladies meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September to show films, watch demonstrations, enjoy talk and make new friendships and support. Refreshments are always available, the group meets at Kinneff Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start.

All ladies welcome

Bervie Youth Project

With the finer weather coming we are not running sports or youth café as the kids are out playing. Donated refreshments will be distributed at the Pitch at Church Street

Saturdays 7pm-8pm by Youth Project Volunteers, a chance for the members to book in for any trips or activity days that are booked though out the summer months.

We are using this time to recruit more volunteers so if you are keen in helping out on a 3 weekly rota for a few hours please email carollevans77@btinternet.com

Hypnotist Evening with Acari

Tickets are on sale now at Bervie Paper Shop and The Queens Arms both King Street Inverbervie. Friday September 25, Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street. Doors open 7pm. Bar available,Tickets £10 per head, event hosted by Bervie Youth Project.