Whats on Inverbervie

It was just over a year ago that a foodbank drop of point was opened at the Burgh Hall
It was just over a year ago that a foodbank drop of point was opened at the Burgh Hall

The latest news from the Royal Burgh

Parish News

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

Sunday, February 1, 10am Arbuthnott,11.30am service at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

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

Saturday, January 31, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday, February 1, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

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

News of the Rev Georgie Baxendale, the minister who was inducted into the charge of Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff in June 2006 and translated to the charge of Motherwell South Church in 2009. Georgie has retired from the ministry, Bervie folk wish her a happy retirement.

Souper Sunday

Sunday, February 1, following the 11.30am church service, there will be a soup lunch at Bervie Church Centre at around 12.45pm, Admission free, donations welcome towards HIV/AIDS Project

The 2014 Alternative Christmas Card Appeal

Bervie’s Jill Simpson has said: “ A sincere thank you to all who supported the appeal which raised £565.45 for the Salvation Army, which means that 68 people had a special Christmas, Thanks to our community”

Bervie Guild

In the words of secretary Ann Auld: “Seventeen folk braved the weather for our first meeting of 2015, our guest Derek Mitchell gave us a cinema experience in the church centre with his large screen and superb sound system, wonderful music, colour, costumes and bonnie bairns transported us to a Candlelight Christmas in Holland, Many thanks”

Next meeting ill be on Wednesday, February 11, at 2pm in Bervie Church Centre. As always, the meeting is open to new members so pop along if you fancy something new.

Church Centre Café

Wednesday, February 4, 10-11.30am - church café, coffee and hot pancakes, open to all. Please come in and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

Bervie Youth Project

Saturday, January 31:

Sports events, 3-4pm in Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn, badminton and short tennis, P7 to adults more than welcome to attend, this is a free fun session.

Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to young adult, free hot chocolate and home bakes.

Although these events were not sponsored by any company during January 2015, we continued to receive practical support from Dick Karpinski and Partner Ltd, TV Installations, Aerial and Satellite Services. Special thanks to Dick and co for their continued support.

An Evening with Karen McCaugh, spiritualist medium, with Bervie Youth Project onFriday, March 6, from 7.30-9.30pm in the Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, Inverbervie.

Cost is £10 a ticket, on sale ahead of the night owing to limited numbers.

Strictly no alcohol, teas and coffees will be provided along with a raffle during the evening, both hosted by Bervie Youth Project to raise funds. Raffle on the night and proceeds will go to Bervie Youth Project. Strictly over 18’s only

Tickets are on sale from Bervie Paper Shop, Queens Arms Public House and Tidy Tangles, all King Street Inverbervie, They will be sold in a first come first serve basis.


Craft Workshops

Ladies craft workshops have been arranged. Vintage Wreath will be the first of the year with Sheena at The Angel Tree on Sunday, February 22,

Spaces are limited at £25 per head, paid in advance.

To book a space of to find our more information call Caroll on 01561 361587

Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, Inverbervie

On Monday, February 2, at 7pm in the Burgh Hall, the committee will hold their annual general meeting which will be open to all regular hall users and interested parties. The committee are always looking for new members to join and get involved with the Burgh Hall, art show and other events throughout the year.

Community Gift


This week in the Royal Burgh the local crafters, beauticians and businesses came together to create four gift hampers, using the Whats on Inverbervie /Watson Bervie facebook page.

Residents nominated ladies who deserved a little treat.

Four beautiful gift hampers were distributed to lovely local residents who all commented how wonderful it was to be treated to such a kind gift.

Special thanks to Kayleasha Crafts, Natalie-Beauty Box, Shanti Massage and Beauty, Beauty-by Elaine, Lynne Collie for Reflexology, Reiki or Dorn Method Treatment, Stella & Dot, by Nicky Lees Independant Stylist for Jewellery gifts, Beauty-Kaer BeautySalon and Cozie Bozie for the beautiful Handmade Scarfs

All businesses can be found on Facebook.

Royal Burgh Of Inverbervie Gala

Bervie Gala Committee AGM was held on Wednesday, January 21, where chairperson Audrey Forbes stood down after many years as an active gala member and standing as chairperson for the last four years.

Audrey said “ I have really enjoyed my time on the gala committee but I m ready to move on.

‘‘I’d like to thank the support of the local businesses throughout the years, the Bervie residents for getting behind the gala committee and making the week such a huge success and especially to Geordie Bissett who is an un-sung hero of the gala.

“Geordie’s team are invaluable to the whole process, from the heavy lifting, the bunting, Christmas lights to the fireworks, none of these things would ever happen without his support”

Audrey remembered all the wet gala days ton which the people of Bervie have come out and supported their committee and all the local groups which had benefitted from the proceeds.

She added: “I wish the next gala committee good luck and hope, with new blood, that Bervie Gala Week will flourish and become even more exciting for the local residents.”

Outgoing gala committee included Ann Mitchell, Lynn McHarg and Audrey Forbes.

Special thanks to these three ladies who have put in so much time and effort into organising and running the event over the past few years.

Audrey’s new project is joining the fundraising team at Bervie Skate Park which is a project close to her heart. She is keen to bring more activities for the teenage residents of Bervie and surrounding area.

First on the agenda is a fabulous prize draw with prizes from BSD, United, Scotmid, Ross Leitch Joinery, and Transition Skatepark, including a bike and iPad mini.

Audrey is a well known local character and Bervie is proud and lucky to have her.

Bervie Skate Park and Aberdeen Opera Company

‘Dolly Mixture’ is a celebration of all things Dolly. ‘Dolly Mixture’ features songs by a diverse range of artists; from Kenny Rogers to Whitney Houston and The Bee Gees to Miley Cyrus.

Wednesday, February 25, at the Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street at 7.30pm. Tickets on sale at Bervie Paper Shop, £8 each, in association with Bervie Skate Park to raise funds for the new facility.

Bervie’s Metafit

Created by a former Royal Marine Commando, Metafit™ combines traditional bodyweight exercises with the latest HIIT training techniques to set the metabolism on fire.

No expensive kit is required for this workout, working big muscle groups in high intensity training in a variety of routines for maximum results.

Classes are held in Bervie and Gourdon: from Monday January 5 2015

Monday - 1915 - 1945 - Gourdon Village Hall (except first Mon of month.

Tuesday - 0945 - 1015 - Gourdon Village Hall

Wednesday - 0630 - 0700 - Burgh Hall, Bervie

Thursday - 1915 - 1945 - Burgh Hall, Bervie (except last Thurs of month)

Friday - 0630 - 0700 - Burgh Hall, Bervie For further information contact boydell.tkd@sky.com or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Bervie Food Bank

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust. Business Sponsor’s, Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

The food bank can provide three days of emergency food supplies. If you find your self inpersonal crisis, illness, separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances please contact us now on facebook at Bervie food bank or call 07703154431 for more info.

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter Inverbervie meets every Thursday in the Salutation Hotel from 8 to 10 pm.

Sandie Gillbanks from the group says “We are a very friendly bunch and we can help you to learn to knit and crochet, and please ask about other crafts.

‘‘The ladies are reviving a lot of wool work and needle work skills within our community and making new friends a long the way.

“If you want to learn just let us know so we can bring along appropriate yarn/needles/hooks etc. We don’t pay any fees and are always happy to welcome new members.”

Amateur Photography Club

We have been contacted through the Whats on Inverbervie/ Watson Bervie Facebook page for more information on any available amateur photography club in our rural area.

If you are involved or wish to be involved in a group please get in touch via facebook or by email to carollevans77@btinternet.com or via www.bervie.net

Torus Recreational Gymnastics

Recreational Gymnastics on Wednesdays during term time from 3.45-6.40pm

Helen Ferguson for Torus informs us that there are limited availability for class spaces. For more information on availability contact Torus hlferguson1@aol.com

Ceramic Painting Class for kids and Adults

Spaces are available for ceramic painting with Kate. Contact her on Kathleen@kathleenconnell.wanadoo.co.uk for more information re times and prices.