Open day at Pitmedden Garden showcases solar power

From  https://www.energyvoice.com/otherenergy/81334/open-day-at-pitmedden-garden-to-showcase-solar-power/    Written by – 04/07/2015

The benefits of solar power to business was showcased at Pitmedden Garden estate in Aberdeenshire while the UK sweltered in the grip of heatwave.

The event was part of the industry’s annual “solar independence day” scheme that opens a selection of UK solar-powered homes and enterprises to the public.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has installed a 115 panel array on the roof of the estate’s gardeners storage shed, which is generating power for the site’s museum of farming life and other buildings.

Visitors were able to view the solar rooftop and learn how solar can cut energy bills and running costs at historic buildings.

Brechin-based Forster Energy, which describes itself as Scotland’s leading solar provider, organised the open day at the estate.The firm’s chairman John Forster said: “Solar independence days present a great opportunity for individuals, businesses, charities and community groups to find out more about the potential for solar.

“By attending one of our events across the UK you can see and hear firsthand how solar presents a fantastic opportunity for consumers to generate their own flexible, cheap and clean energy supply.”

Mr Forster is also chairman of Scotland’s branch of the STA, which was set up in March to advise the Scottish Government on energy policy and raise awareness of solar benefits nationally.

Forster Energy also ran yesterday’s open day event at Cronan farm in Perthshire, where a 720 panel solar array is powering the farm’s cold stores.

The Solar Trade Association’s chief executive Paul Barwell, said: “It’s great to see so many solar home owners and businesses get involved in solar independence day, showing how solar really gives power back to the people, allowing households and businesses to generate their own clean, green electricity.

“At more than 80% public support, solar has been shown in government opinion polls to be the country’s most popular form of energy.”

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4TH JULY FUNDRAISER SUMMER PARTY – TARVES

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Summer Art Club – Creation Station July/August 2015

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Summer Art Clubs for primary children have arrived with The Creation Station with lots to entertain, experience and make at every session this summer holiday.

Children will be supervised by our experienced team in a nurturing and stimulating environment with each days’ programme being full of new activities, projects, and arty fun.

All snacks and refreshments are included. Children receive lunch at Hoodles, but need to provide a packed lunch for our Pitmedden venue.

No parents allowed! These sessions are an exciting creative alternative to child care solutions! Early drop off and late pick up available meaning you can get to work as well smile emoticon

Book 2+ sessions and receive 15% Discount. Siblings receive £5 off each session. Create Club members receive discount on all bookings.

PM to receive Welcome Pack and booking information. Limited spaces at each session. Themes to include Creative COlours, Big Art, Wild Animals and Sensational Sculptures.

KINTORE baby and family events: 31st July
ELLON Summer Baby Discovery & family Fun events available too
Thursday 24th JULY & 6TH AUGUST
Bridge of Don- Monday 27th July & 10th August

ruthmorris@thecreationstation.co.uk

Road Closure A920 to Ellon in August

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TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

NOTIFICATION OF TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGE

Please note that due to Resurfacing Works to be carried out by Aberdeenshire Council it will be necessary in the interests of public safety to apply the following restriction to traffic. Access will be provided for emergency, school transport vehicles and vehicles requiring access to properties but may be subject to delay until the road is cleared of construction plant to allow safe passage through the works.

CLOSURE (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS)

 A920 Oldmeldrum

 2 weeks commencing Monday 10 August 2015

Site notices will be erected in due course indicating the temporary restriction to traffic and local diversions will be in place.

Diversion via B9170, B999, A920 and vice versa.

 Should you have any queries please call Amanda Dickson on 01358 726451 or Lianne Robinson on 01358 726462.

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Signed    Ian Daniels                                           PRINCIPAL ROADS ENGINEER – Formartine

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WHITERASHES HALL – FAMILY BBQ/FUN DAY 4th JULY 2015

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FAIRTRADE FASHION SHOW – ELLON – SAT 27th JUNE 2015

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SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB 2015 -Formartine Youth Project

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It’s here and the first Formartine Youth Project holiday club is happening during week 6 of the holidays!!

Open to anyone from P1-S1 in August 2015 at Pitmedden Parish Church on Tuesday 11th August – Friday 14th August 10-12pm extended to 2pm on Friday with a family lunch Free entry but there are only 40 spaces so email me if you want a consent form. Your place is only confimed when the consent form is returned.

We’re having a watery adventure on the high seas on our cruise ship finding out what the Watt family are up to, challenges, crafts, games, snack and bible stories.

This is a joint holiday club, hosted by Udny & Pitmedden, Methlick, Tarves and Barthol Chapel, so open to primary aged children from these villages and surrounding area.

Any questions or to be emailed a consent form, please email Claire on clairefyp@outlook.com or collect from your local school.

UDNY TENNIS CLUB – SUMMER CAMPS 2015

Udny Tennis Club are again organising summer activities for different ages. Click on the poster illustrated to view and print a copy of times and dates. The summer camps prove very popular and early booking is advised.

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Minutes of the May 2015 meeting of Udny Community Council meeting

Please find link to the minutes of the May 2015 meeting of Udny Community Council

Brian

Secretary UCC

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DO YOU WANT A MEN’S SHED? PITMEDDDEN MEETING 17th JUNE 2015

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