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NORTH EAST ABERDEENSHIRE MEMBERS' CENTRE
( Charity Number SC 024227 )

The North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre supporting the National Trust for Scotland was established in 1977 and has a total of approximately 100 members. The Centre organizes a varied programmme of talks, social events and excursions throughout the year. Both members and non-members (for a small donation) are welcome to attend these events, many of which take place in either Haddo House or Fyvie Castle. The Centre gives financial and practical support to our three local NTS properties: Fyvie Castle, Haddo House and Pitmedden Garden.

The programme for June 2019 to April 2020 is given below. If you would like to request further information about any event, or join the group, please contact Margaret Alexander (Chairman): ne.aberdeenshire.mc@gmail.com or 01651 872659.

The latest North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre Newsletter is available as a webpage using the link on the left. To obtain a copy in PDF format, which also contains the booking forms for the outings, follow this link. Note that you will need Abobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible programme to read or print this version.

Programme June 2019 to April 2020

Events are open to members and non-members. Events marked ( * ) will require booking (priority booking for members as numbers may be limited). Other events are free to members but visitrors are requested to donate £3.

Tuesday 11 June 2019 (*)
Visit to Aberdeen Beach ballroom which celebrates its 90th Birthday this year. Starting at 2:30, includes afternoon tea.
Cost £10.
Friday 12 July 2019 (*)
Visit to Drumrossie Mansion House gardens starting at 2pm. Including refreshments.
Cost £8.
Friday 9 August 2019 (*)
Visit to Carestown Steading Gardens, Deskford, Cullen starting at 2pm.
Garden entrance fee £5
Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 6.30pm (*)
Garden skills Workshop at Pitmedden gardens covering gardening jobs for the Autumn season.
.Tickets cost £5 including refreshments. Please book in advance.
Thursday 10 October 2019 at 19:30
"Histories and Mysteries of Aden Park" an illustrated talk by Derek Jennings in Fyvie Castle
Free to members, and visitors’ tickets are £3. Refreshments will be available.
Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 19:30(*)
Fund Raising Concert by "Plaidsong" in Daviot Hall.
PlaidSong are a duo drawing on an age-old tradition of finding and learning songs from the many cultural sources of Scotland, adapting and reworking old tunes and new words. Their eclectic programme of music, song and stories is sure to appeal to a wide audience.
More details later.
Sunday 1st December 2019 at 15:00(*)
Carols for Christmas in Haddo House Chapel, including refreshments.
Adults £10; Children £5.
January 2020 at 14:00 (date yet to be arranged)
"Scotland's first oil industry, the arctic whale fishery" an illustrated talk by Dr Martyn Gorman in Haddo House, including afternoon tea. More details later.
February 2020 at 14:00 (date yet to be arranged)
An illustrated talk in Fyvie Castle on "Walks and Climbs in the Scottish Hills" by Dr Robin Grant.
March 2020 (date yet to be arranged)
Yet to be arranged.
April 2020 at 19:30 (date to be arranged)
AGM in Fyvie Castle, followed by Talk about Hugh Miller's birthplace by Dr Alix Powers-Jones.

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