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RE: Travellers [stephen]

December 31, 2011 - 11:10
My understanding is that the group in the southbound layby at Roadside of Catterline are about to be served with a notice to move on because of their proximity to the recycling facility. I also understand that Aberdeenshire Council's view is that the ones in the northbound layby are not affecting any nearby properties or businesses, and as they say they have had no complaints about them from members of the public they do not propose to take any action. The contact details for your local councillors can be found here.

RE: Travellers [White Rabbit]

December 30, 2011 - 02:37
Once again the traveler's have set up camp in the local lay-bys. The local authority have appeared relatively powerless with regard to the sites, despite the amount of fly tipping and littering that ocurred last year. However, the latest edition of the council's "Gypsy-Traveler Policy" now states "Encampments will not be permitted on operational Council premises such as Park & Ride facilities, civic amenity/recycling facilities,Country Parks,Public Parks and playing fields. Immediate action will be taken to evict encampments should they arise on such sites." Surely this will at least mean action will be taken at the recycling point by Roadside of Catterline, and we can continue to use the facilities provided without obstruction?

2 x childrens bikes going free

December 30, 2011 - 02:37
Free to good home(s) - one boy's bike (Trek) suitable for 8-12 year old and one girl's bike (Giant) suitable for 9-13 year old. Contact Simon/Allison on 750806 for details.

Tickets for Lord of the Dance

December 30, 2011 - 02:37
We have 4 tickets for Lord of the Dance at the Exhibition centre at 1330 on Sunday April 26. Due to an administrative / logistical faux pas we won't be able to attend - anyone interested in haggling for them please get in touch.


December 29, 2011 - 17:25
Thankyou for your help Stephen. I did know of the site for the Creel Inn. The link for St. Phillips is very helpful and looks promising. The mind boggles at the number of descendents we may be related to, surnames on the family tree include Stephen, Gove, Watts, Alexander. Just goes to show, you have to be nice to everyone - they may be a relative. Thanks again.


December 29, 2011 - 05:59
Hi Kerry, I presume you've found this page on the Creel Inn web site, which shows William Stephen as the owner of the Creel Inn from 1841 to 1894. I don't know of any pictures of it from that time, but somebody may have some. You may find some of your family grave stones in St Philips, just up the road from the village, as Stephen is one of the most common surnames there. Hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland and the Creel. There are plenty of fine beers there for you to sample!


December 28, 2011 - 10:09
Hello members, My husband and I are from Australia. We have recently discovered that my husband's g-g-g-grandfather was William Stephens, Innkeeper of the Creel Inn, 1841. Along with a newly discovered cousin, we will be visiting and staying in the area around March 13-15. Off course we intend to have a meal and raise a few pints at the Creel Inn. I am enquiring if anyone here knows of or has any pictures/photos or references to William Stephens, the Inn and the local area around the time 1841 that we could view, copy or purchase while we are here. This is rather exciting for us as until recently my husband had no knowledge of his Scottish background. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Kerry.

RE: Ship at sea [stephen]

December 9, 2011 - 05:45
ShipAIS is normally very good for identifying shipping, but (unusually) it doesn't show up on it. I've just had a quick squint at it through my binoculars, and it looks like a jackup drilling rig on tow. e.g.

Ship at sea

December 9, 2011 - 04:43
Does anyone know what that large ship is in the far distance just now? It has a tall structure on board and I've never seen anything like it

Good quality single pine bed - free

November 29, 2011 - 22:04
Excellent condition single pine bed free to a good home. May be able to drop off in local area. Easy to put together, no tools required. Phone Simon or Allison on 750806

RE: 2 x childrens bikes going free [simonh]

November 29, 2011 - 22:04
Now gone to the great bike park in the sky

RE: Broadband [Peter]

November 28, 2011 - 23:49
About 2.4 MB download with BT, which is about double what it was about 12 months ago. Given that we are about 3km from the exchange I think thats pretty good.

RE: Broadband [stephen]

November 9, 2011 - 03:06
I think it might be just you... I've not noticed any great improvement - things just seem to be chugging along quite nicely. Who is your ISP and what speeds are you getting?

Fireworks 2011

November 6, 2011 - 23:43
Many thanks to all the bakers, soup makers,etc who made the fireworks party a success. Special mentions to Rob for wood and rigging (gazebos a speciality) John and ALL the Vaughan boys for the bonfire building extraordinaire! Ian and Kim for looking after the barbeque. Byron, Stephen, Ian of Poetic Pyrotechnics (we have or own blow lamp) and everyone else who helped in whatever way. Best of all the community for supporting the event, and hopefully enjoying themselves! A grand total of £420 after costs was raised foe Care for the Family. Result! Catherine and Nigel


October 24, 2011 - 09:42
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed a sudden huge improvement in down load speeds through Catterline exchange?