Flood action calendar to be sold at ceilidh

Colin Brown, Francis Boag and Andy Hall have contributed to the calendar.
Colin Brown, Francis Boag and Andy Hall have contributed to the calendar.

Stonehaven Flood Action will be launching their fundraising calendar at their ceilidh on Friday 20th September at Stonehaven Town Hall. The artwork has been generously donated by internationally renowned local artists Andy Hall, Colin Brown and Francis Boag and the calendar also features support from twelve local businesses. Profits from calendar sales will boost the Action Group’s Resilience Project. Calendars can be purchased at the Ceilidh or from John Brigg’s shop at 19 Bridgefield in Stonehaven.

Ceilidh Organiser Amanda Irvine said “We have live music, there will be a bar, raffle and auction with many great prizes. Mackie Rugby Club have been very supportive and have sourced us a signed rugby ball by the Scotland team and Aberdeen Football Club have kindly donated match day tickets. We have been supported by many local producers for a bite to eat on the night. Cambus O’ May have generously donated some of their award winning cheeses including the new silver award winner, Ola have donated their delicious chilli jam, Mackies donated a variety of their tasty crisps and ice creams, Castleton Farm have donated their freshly picked strawberries and raspberries. There has also been a lot of help and support from Burnside Brewery, The Co-Op in Allardice Street and from The Royal Hotel. We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has contributed towards ensuring a brilliant night of fun as well as raising much needed funds for the Flood Action Group’s Resilience Project to promote flood protection measures for homes and businesses in the flood risk areas of Stonehaven.”

A limited number of Ceilidh tickets are left and be purchased from John Briggs’ shop at 19 Bridgefield in Stonehaven.

Stonehaven Flood Action are still in negotiations with a local oil company who have offered to project manage the resilience project. They have opened up regular channels of communication with Aberdeenshire Council and various other bodies in order to ensure Stonehaven gets the best flood defence project in the shortest possible time. The group believe that the ‘big project’ is potentially 4 years away and sees Resilience as a major priority, for people to have adequate measures in place to protect their homes against any further flooding.