P.A.T. (Pitmedden Amenities Trust) Run the Hall and Park in Pitmedden. They are all volunteers and provide invaluable services to the local community.

P.A.T are looking to recruit trustees for the following position

The Treasurer would manage the Trusts monthly and annual account reports, working alongside the booking secretary and the Chairman.

If you would like to get involved with the community run Hall and Park as a trustee, then please get in touch to find out what you could do to support the community.

To contact the P.A.T use the Pitmedden Hall’s email address. pitmeddenpublichall

On behalf of the Trustees, we look forward to working with the community in the development of the village’s amenities and future projects.
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Stagecoach Bus Proposed Changes April 2020

Stagecoach Bus Proposed Changes April 2020

Stagecoach Bluebird is inviting customers to give feedback on proposed changes to timetables. Feedback is welcomed until Sunday 16th February and can be submitted via email bluebird.enquiries or at one of the events listed below.

Only change appearing to affect Methlick directly is to the 291

Service 291 Aberdeen – Methlick – Fyvie The first trip from Methlick to Aberdeen has been revised to improve punctuality and improve connection times with other services in Aberdeen. The journey will now depart Methlick at 06:18Hrs. To accommodate this, the first trip to Methlick will depart Aberdeen at 05:10Hrs.

Consultation Events

Monday 10th February –

0700 – 1000 – Peterhead Interchange
1600 – 1800 – Fraserburgh Bus Station

Tuesday 11th February –

1600 – 1900 – Aberdeen bus station

Wednesday 12th February –

0700 – 1000 – Fraserburgh Bus Station
1600 – 1800 – Peterhead Interchange

Thursday 13th February –

0630 – 0900 – Ellon Park & Ride
1300 – 1500 – Chapelton Cabin

Friday 14th February –

1600 – 1900 – Aberdeen Bus Station

Full details of the proposed changes to services operated by Stagecoach Bluebird can be downloaded using the below links.

Buchan Guide
Stonehaven Guide
Inverurie Guide
Service 10
Service 34
Service 35
Alford Kemnay
Deeside, see also the Banchory Map
Westhill Guide, see also the Westhill Map
Service 59 . Deadline for feedback is 16th February 2020.

Full details can also be found online here – https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-04/02/2020-07:32:39:957



There are just a few days left to respond to Aberdeenshire Council’s transport survey. The Council is doing a ‘clean sheet’ consultation about services and what is required by Aberdeenshire’s citizens.

Please click on the link below to the Aberdeenshire Council Transport survey. The closing date is next Monday 9th December 2019. So people still have time to give their valuable view on the future of Bus Services in Aberdeenshire.


Cllr Paul Johnston
Democratic Independent
Aberdeenshire Council


Pounds for Primaries: Udny Green is a winner.

Story courtesy of the Evening Express – 19 nov 2019

Schools across the north-east have been collecting tokens since September and those with the most won a share of the £15,000 cash pot.

Children, parents and teachers were also able to lend a hand in the contest.

Evening Express editor Craig Walker with Hamish Moats, Noah McDonald, Poppy Wark and their Udny Green classmates

The initiative was launched by the Evening Express and gave primary schools with a roll of more than 351 pupils the chance to win up to £2,500.

Those with between 151-350 pupils had the chance to receive up to £1,500 and those with under 150 children were awarded up to £1,000.

Teachers and pupils from Udny Green School were presented with a £1,000 cheque for their efforts.

Head teacher Wendy Gibson said the school already has a wish list.

She added: “I’m really proud the parents worked so hard as a team to collect all the tokens.

“It’s amazing we managed to get enough to come first.”

“We’re hoping to improve some of the school grounds with the money. We want to add a poly tunnel and we have a pond we want to renovate as well as purchasing various other things for the playground.”

“Thanks to everyone who helped to collect tokens and for your hard work, we’re delighted.”

Udny Green Primary School pupils celebrate their win

Pupil suggestions included spending the cash on new football goals and class trips.

Runners-up in the same category were Gourdon Primary and Sandhaven Primary, which both won £350.

Head teacher of Sandhaven Primary, Nicola Walker, said: “We were delighted to win the money but also very surprised.

“The community really got behind us, the local shop posted it on Facebook and it just shows what a small village can do.

“We’ve been chatting about how to best spend the money and one of our main improvement priorities is investing in maths resources.”

Sarah Shakespeare, chairwoman of the Together for Gourdon parent council, said: “We’re delighted to have won the money because we really didn’t expect to collect enough tokens.

“Gourdon is a small school so it was a real community effort and we had boxes in the village shop.

“We aren’t sure what we will do with the money yet, but we know whatever we use it on will benefit the pupils’ education.”


2019-Fairtrade_saleThis week it is the ANNUAL FAIRTRADE SALE at Bonnyton Farm Pitmedden. There will be the usual Fairtrade items people know and love but a huge selection of great gifts and crafts to choose from. All ethically sourced and fair to the producer.

Come along and browse and buy. Tea and coffee and fine pieces available, with some sooner at lunchtimes to keep shoppers happy.

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