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Thrift Shop Report - April 21/22


SSE/SHE Transmission Pylons

Image of a pylon Useful links to more information on the SSE/SHE plans for the line of pylons from Blackhillock to Kintore can be found on the Cluny, Midmar and Monymusk Community Council web site.

April Prize Draw


Monymusk Senior Citizens hold a monthly prize draw to raise funds for a summer bus trip and Christmas lunch for senior citizens. The first prize is £100 and the second prize is £25. The Draw must be made with non-committee members present to make sure everything is done properly so it will be made on the second Thursday of each month in the Thrift Shop where non-committee members will be present to oversee proceedings.

There are some draw numbers available. You can get a form to join the draw, which costs £26 per year or £13 for six months (equivalent to only 50p per week), by sending an email to Elsie Aiken (bandeaiken@btinternet.com) or phoning Louise Craigmyle (01467-651359).

The names of winners will be posted here each month.

The winners for April were:
£100 Jane Green
£25 Mr A. Lawie

The winners for March were:
£100 Jane Yule
£25 Ian Duncan

The Senior Citizens Committee needs folk to come forward and help to organise the Summer Bus Drive and the Christmas Lunch. The number of folk on the Committee is falling each year while the number of Senior Citizens who benefit is rising. If you know of anyone (including yourself of course!) who could make a contribution to helping the Senior Citizens please contact Elsie (651459), Euan (651470) or Louise (651359).

Thank you.


Monymusk Litter Clear Up

More than 50 volunteers turned up on the morning of Saturday 12th March to collect litter pickup sticks, hi-vis jackets and rubbish sacks. Each pair was given a map of a half-mile stretch of the local roads to clean up.

A photo of some of the litter pickers
Photo by Colin Johnston

Nearly 10 miles of road verge were cleared during the morning resulting in a huge pile of filled rubbish sacks. Though this is not the complete collection - see below.

When they returned, the volunteer litter clearers were rewarded with coffee and cakes in the Hall.

A photo of some of the pile of filled rubbish sacks
Photo by David Hawson

The final pile of filled sacks and other rubbish - the two big containers at the back, provided by Aberdeenshire Council, are filled too!

A photo of some of the pile of filled rubbish sacks
Photo by Colin Johnston

Thanks are due to Susan & Alistair Reid and to Susie and David Hawson who organised the whole thing.

The litter pickup was partly funded by the Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Group and the Thrift Shop Ladies.

Support was provided by the Aberdeenshire Litter Initiative and Aberdeenshire Council.

For more information on the litter pick up, email David Hawson


Click to view a library of Monymusk photos, old & new


Monymusk Community Resilience

Image of the flyer Did you receive a copy of the Monymusk Community Resilience flyer? Did you remember to fill in the questionnaire and return it? If you meant to and forgot, now is a good time to return it. The Resilience Plan will work best if we have contact details for as many folk as possible in the Monymusk Community. Even if you can't help, we will have your contact details so that we can let you know when the Hall is open in an emergency.

If you didn't get a copy or if you have lost the original, copies (MS Word and PDF) are available here to download.

Link to the Monymusk Community Resilience Flyer (MS Word file)

Link to the Monymusk Community Resilience Flyer (PDF file)

The Masters 2015 Boules Tournament Report

The general scene Yet another successful Monymusk Boules Masters took place in the Square on Saturday 30th May.
Teams in fancy dress Despite the unsettled weather it only rained very slightly and 180 folk in 40 teams played boules, most of them in fancy dress.
French theme French theme There were some fantastic outfits on show and to add to the French theme.
The guillotine The stocks The Square was host to 2 lifesize guillotines and also a set of stocks.
Musical entertainment Musical entertainment This year music was supplied by Dave Martin on his French accordion, The Athol Smith Jazz Band, The Junior Garioch Fiddlers and the Granite City Brass.
A general view The competition this year divided at lunch time into a low road and a high road, so that 32 teams progressed to the afternoon knockout stages.
The final Low road winners were Boules 2 Dash, a team from Melrose.
The Prize giving For the second year running the McArthur family team, Los Bouleros, picked up the trophy as High Road winners.
The Prizes were awarded by Lady Fiona Grant.
Preparing the pistes Neil McArthur who runs the event said:
"I want to say thanks again to all those who took part in 2015. To our generous sponsors, to the team who helped set up the Square, the raffle ladies, Derek & Susan & staff at the Grant Arms Hotel, Monymusk Thrift Shop Ladies, Sir Archie & Lady Grant and to Shirley & Lynn our referees. A special thanks to Erica the Tournament Controller, Katie her assistant and to the one and only Mark Paterson who was chief setter-upper and without whom we would never have been ready on time. Finally to the teams, thanks guys, for without you it doesn't really work! Fun, laughter, enjoyment, good humour, and you raised £9,425 for local good causes, £24,350 over the 3 tournaments! I hope that residents and vistors alike will return again next year to our beautiful village to play boules. Merci et à bientôt!"
Click to see a list of the sponsors.

Photographs taken by Colin Johnston.


Formal Opening

The Opening Event was a great success. Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster toured the displays set up by twelve hall-user groups before formally re-opening the refurbished Hall by unveiling a plaque which acknowledges the very significant financial contributions we received from the LEADER Programme and Aberdeenshire Council. Hall Chairman Alan Sibbald thanked the Provost before thanking the financial institutions that provided funding and the folk from the Hall Committee and the Community (especially the Thrift Shop ladies) for the hard work they put in to complete the funding.

The success of the event was all down to great teamwork from everyone who was involved.

These photos from the event, include the Hall Chairman taking tea with the Provost!





All photographs taken by Colin Johnston.


A New Hall Sign

We have a new sign at the Hall. It was paid for with a bequest from the family of Betty Thomson in her memory. We are very grateful to the Thomson family for the generous gift.


Hall Improvement Project

Work on the Hall and Car Park has been completed.

The Project was part-financed by The Scottish Government and the European Community
Rural Aberdeenshire Leader 2007-2013 Programme.


Hall Committee Minutes

The most recently approved minutes of meetings of the Hall Management Committee are available below:

Hall Management Committee Minutes 8th February 2016


For more information about what is going on in Monymusk visit the Facebook page What's On In Monymusk


Monymusk Village Hall is a Charity registered in Scotland as Monymusk Village Hall Management Committee  - SC038241

Calendar



calendar_4-2016.pdf



calendar_5-2016.pdf



calendar_6-2016.pdf

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Archived Documents

calendar_4-2016.pdf
calendar_5-2016.pdf
calendar_6-2016.pdf
Community Resilience in Monymusk Flyer.pdf
hall_minutes _feb16.pdf
hall_minutes_dec15.pdf
hall_minutes_feb16.pdf