Green Butterfly Award for Catterline Community Garden

Catterline wins Green Butterfly Award Catterline Community Garden was presented with a Green Butterfly Award by Aberdeenshire Environmental Forum at their AGM held in Kemnay last week. The Forum presented the awards to groups and individuals who had taken steps to care for the environment in a sustainable way. The garden in Catterline was recognised for encouraging wildlife and providing learning opportunities for local children. The project is organised by local volunteers and aims to create an environment which will encourage wildlife and also be enjoyed be all members of the community. Volunteers also run a Gardening Club where local primary school children can learn about the environment, wildlife and enjoy growing herbs, flowers and vegetables. The club is resting over the summer – although there is still lots of winter jobs to do. Anyone interested in helping, on a regular or occasional basis please call Catherine on 273

Big Bonfire Thanks

Catterline Fireworks 2006 Thank you to everyone who helped to make last Sunday's Bonfire Night spectacular such a great success. I think it's fair to say that about 200 folk were there and we have raised a staggering £1330 on the evening - just over a quarter of the way to achieving the church's goal of raising £5,000 by next April.
The money raised will go to the Bereaved Parents' Network, an arm of the Care for the Family organisation which specialises in the support and care of parents and families who have lost a child.
It was great to see so many folk along. Everyone was so generous and helpful; not only did people contribute financially to the evening but they brought snacks and deserts to boost the food! A big thanks too to Robert for the keg of Deuchars.
(Pictures courtesy of Douglas. If anyone has any more then please email them to me or upload them to the gallery). 

Some dates for your diary

Things are about to get a bit hectic, so here's a handy list of thing you don't want to miss;

Overtaking ban at Crawton bend?

No OvertakingA campaign to change the road markings at the Crawton bend to prevent overtaking has been launched by Crawton residents, according to the P&J. "The residents want council road bosses to give the go-ahead for double white lines to be painted on the road to ban overtaking."


Letter from Malaysia

LottieHello Everybody!
Hope all is well in sunny Scotland! Having an amazing time here and getting stuck into loads of little projects! Here is a day in the life of us!!