What’s on Bervie - Bervie Correspondent runner up in Inspiring Aberdeenshire awards

Cats- Danielle & Natalie Christie with Sox
Cats- Danielle & Natalie Christie with Sox

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala Week -Thursday June 18 Tonight

Junior 5 a Side Football, Registration 6pm for 6.30pm kick off, The Haughs, £5 per team, Competitions P1-P3 P4-P7 and Under 18’s

Small Animals- Abbie Sclater with Malachi the Tortoise

Small Animals- Abbie Sclater with Malachi the Tortoise

Friday June 19

Darts and Pool, Registration 7pm for 7.30pm Start, The Salutation Hotel, £5 Entry

Saturday June 20

GALA DAY at Bervie Primary School, Church Street

Big Dog- Lauren Bisset with Bailie

Big Dog- Lauren Bisset with Bailie

Join the Procession to the School at 1pm fron the Front of Bervie Parish Church, Led by Howe O’The Mearns Pipe Band, The official Openiong will take place by The Gala Queen. A fun packed afternoon of Entertainment with the usual Stalls, Bungee Trampoline, Beer Tent and Barbeque.

Gala Disco

Friday June 12 was Gala Disco where the Royal party were chosen at Random to lead the Gala Parade this Saturday June 20 1pm from Bervie Church to the Gala at Bervie Primary School, Church Street

2015 Royal Party are Prince Aaron Reid, Princess Fern Petrie, King Owen Meiklejohn and the Queen who will open the Gala day celebrations is Queen Anna Jones.

Small Dog- Alastair & Eliza Nicol with Baxter

Small Dog- Alastair & Eliza Nicol with Baxter

Pet Show

Saturday June 13 was the Pet Show at The Burgh Hall, the Winners were Big Dog- Lauren Bisset with Bailie, Small Dog- Alastair & Eliza Nicol with Baxter, Cats- Danielle & Natalie Christie with Sox and Small Animals- Abbie Sclater with Malachi the Tortoise

Sox the cat was over all winner for her loving friendly nature but also for her ability to detect when young owner Natalie Christie, who was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2010 is about to have a Hypo brought on by low blood sugar even when she is asleep, Sox seems to know and wakes her with nibbling and licking her to prompt her to check her blood sugar and take action, saving Natalie from the prospect of slipping into a Diabetic coma.

Natalie said “Sox is not the prettiest of cats but she is really special and takes up a huge part of my heart”

Special Thanks to the Judges on the day, Sandy Wilson, Marian Adams and Dawn Sinclair.

Gala Bingo

The Gala Committee wish a BIG Thank you to Alan Reid firstly for running the Gala Bingo evening and secondly for their very kind donation.

Duck Race Winners

Race 1 £50 Andy Wilson, £25 Sharon Lewis Dellay £10 Anky Shields, Race 2 £50 R Pettindre £25 Julie Brown £10 John Allan, Race 3 £50 Kevin Spiers £25 Ciara McIntosh £10 Kevin Spiers, Race 4 £50 Ollie Campbell £25 W Abernethy £10 Louise Urquhart


Services at Arbuuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Rev Dennis Rose

Sunday June 21, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie

Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Saturday June 20, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday June 21, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Friday Prayer Group

Prayers Help! Join us on Friday June 19 at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to margaret­_benton@whsmith.co.uk or call Margaret on 01561 362964

Fair Trade Cafe

Wednesday June 17 , 10am-11.30am Fair Trade Café, Delicious Hot Pancakes, home baking and fresh coffee and tea and the opportunity to meet up for some fine company and chat.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council

A fairly routine meeting of RBICC this month, with no new issues brought to the table. However, there are still a number of outstanding actions, especially with the Roads and Landscape Services departments of Aberdeenshire Council, which we will be pushing to be resolved. One piece of positive action has been the installation of new bins at the beach car park, which has reduced the amount of litter in the area. An improvement very welcome, especially with the opening of the new sculpture and the holiday season imminent.

Litter, however, continues to be an issue in other areas, with the state of the A92 south of the Royal Burgh, especially in the laybys, being highlighted this time. I repeat my plea to all locals to please ensure they look after their communities by tidying up after themselves. RBICC takes a holiday break in July, so our next meeting is Monday 10th August at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers in Church Street. As always, everyone is welcome.

Mens Shed

An open meeting was held on Thursday June 11 at the Burgh Hall to discuss the possibility of setting up a Men’s Shed in Bervie. Following a presentation on the subject from Jason Schroeder, Men’s Shed Development Worker for Aberdeenshire Council, a committee had been formed who will be responsible for forming an association and getting the project off the ground.

Anyone interested in joining the group will have an opportunity to talk to the committee members at their stall at the Gala on Saturday.

Bervie Youth Project

With the finer weather coming we are not running sports or youth café as the kids are out playing. Donated refreshments will be distributed at the Pitch at Church Street

Saturdays 7pm-8pm by Youth Project Volunteers, a chance for the members to book in for any trips or activity days that are booked though out the summer months.

We are using this time to recruit more volunteers so if you are keen in helping out on a 3 weekly rota for a few hours please email carollevans77@btinternet.com

Hypnotist Evening with Acari

Tickets are on sale now at Bervie Paper Shop and The Queens Arms both King Street Inverbervie. Friday September 25, Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street. Doors open 7pm. Bar available,Tickets £10 per head, event hosted by Bervie Youth Project.

Knit and Natter TONIGHT

Thursday June 18, The Knit and Natter Ladies will be meeting for their new Fortnightly craft and chat session.

8pm-10pm, The Salutation, King Street, Inverbervie. All Welcome.

Bervie Lunch Club

Bervie Lunch Club meet once a fortnight in the Masonic Hall, King Street, Inverbervie, From 12noon- 1.30pm.

They enjoy a 2 course lunch, usually Soup and Pudding costing £4 they next meet on Tuesday June 23, If you are interested and wish to book a space call Isabel on 01561 361007

Story time and Rhyme Time

Saturday June 20, 10.30am-11am, Bervie Library, Church Street, Inverbervie.

This free activity is designed for Pre-School kids. Inverbervie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for more information.

Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards

On Thursday June 11, Bervie Resident Caroll Evans attended Haddo House for the Award Ceremony after being nominated for “Best of Kincardine and Mearns” for her continued voluntary work within the Royal Burgh, Caroll was Runner Up to Mr Dave Ramsay who had been nominated for his work with local schools, projects, groups and the massive contribution he has to our Local Heritage.

Caroll Evans Said “I am truly honoured to be considered next to this special man who is my friend and I look forward to our next project together.”

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