The Gala is Almost Here!

It’s the 25th Catterline Gala and we hope it will be the best ever.

Please join us for:

Family Quiz Night in the tent from 7pm-9pm on Friday 12th June

Teams can be made up as follows:

Teams can have a maximum of 4 adults. 

Teams that have mixed adults and children (age 15 or under) can be:

2 adults and children with maximum combined age of 35

3 adults and children with maximum combined age of 25

(Maximum combined age refers to children only)

 

Gala Afternoon from 1.30-4pm on Saturday 13th June, Catterline Park.

 

Stalls, games and activities for all. Teas, BBQ, bouncy castle. Pipe band and dancers. Special features are archery taster sessions, zorbing for children, a dog agility show, children’s cycle races and The Catterline Bake Off.

 

Bring your talented dog to try the agility course. Children, bring your bikes and helmets to enter the cycle races. Anyone can bring their favourite cakes or bakes for the Bake Off (£2 entry fee)

 

Catterline Gala Ceilidh in the tent. 8pm til late, Saturday 13th June. BYOB and enjoy dancing to The Reel McCoy. Tickets from committee members (see below)

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Fibre Broadband for Catterline?

 

Fibre Optic Broadband

I've heard a rumour that recent work at the Catterline exchange is the installation a new fibre optic connection. This is understood to be going live in the next couple of months, bringing super fast fibre optic broadband to Catterline. However, we wll still need to wait for more local cabinets to be installed before this will reach out houses. This is more likely to happen more quickly in cases where several neighbours collectively expressed a desire to upgrade.

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Catterline Bumps, Babies & Toddler Group

Catterline Toddlers is looking for some local help, with the majority of participants leaving to start Rising Fives an opportunity has opened for some new children/parents to take over Catterline Toddler Group. This group has been running for years thanks to endless support from local volunteers and we now are looking for some new help from the community, it is a
valuable source of support for parents and carers in the area and is a fabulous opportunity for our little ones to experience their local school.

If there is anyone interested in supporting this group then they can contact myself, Nichola Wicks 07771 984739.

In addition, the toddler group will not be meeting for the rest of the term as Rising Fives has taken this slot.

Monkeys At Large in the Mearns

A Grassic Gibbon, yesterdayCatterline residents have been asked to be on the lookout for monkeys following an escape from a local animal sanctuary.

The Grassic Gibbon Centre announced that a number of their monkeys escaped earlier yesterday afternoon during a 'routine cleaning operation'. Most of them were recaptured almost immediately, but three remain at large.

Grassic Gibbons are small timid animals and are not believed to pose a risk to the public. "They are easily startled and will be more frightened of you than you are of them", said the Grassic Gibbon Centre's Chief Monkey Wrangler, Tom Booker. Nonetheless, members of the public have been urged not to attempt to capture them. "They can become quite vicious if trapped, and have sharp teeth and a surprisingly powerful grip", said Tom. "If you see any of the Grassic Gibbons at large, please contact us as soon as possible and our specially trained Monkey Recapture Squad will respond immediately".

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Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund

Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community FundBlue Energy, the energy company who developed the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm,  has established the Community Fund which will see £12,420 per year (index linked) available to support local community projects during the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm. 

This fund will be open for applications on 1st April 2015.  Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the community council areas of Arbuthnott; Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar; Mearns and Stonehaven & District.

Full details can be found on the Kincardineshire Development Partnership web site.

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