Whats on Inverbervie

Bervie resident 8 year old Sophie Gibson
Bervie resident 8 year old Sophie Gibson

Parish News

Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland, with Rev Dennis Rose. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 10am at Arbuthnott Church and 11.30am Service at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie, with Rev Samantha Ferguson. Saturday, February 21, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass, Sunday, February 22, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal, The Reverend Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

“Woman of the Way”

Today (Thursday), 7.45 -9.45pm

Women of the Way is a group open to ladies of the parish. It meets fortnightly, to learn more about God and discuss how members can apply their faith in their daily lives and to support one another. As well as studying the Bible, and a time of prayer, the group always have lots of fun at meetings. They have recently welcomed a number of new members, and are always delighted to have new people along. WOW meet in Arbuthnott at the home of one of the members.

For further information about the group, contact Caroline Jones (Tel: 361178) or Margaret Benton (Tel: 362964). Alternatively you can e-mail margaret­­­_benton@whsmithnet.co.uk

An Introduction to

Inductive Bible Study

Saturday, February 21, 11am – 3pm including a free lunch - Anna and Ian Bartholomew, from Precept Ministries Scotland, are coming to Bervie to lead a seminar on Introduction to inductive Bible Studies at Bervie Church Centre.

Inductive Bible Study is an exciting and enlightening method of studying God’s word. It is a tried and tested method, which helps anyone and everyone of all ages, read and understand the bible.

Contact Zandra Taylor to book your free place on 01561 361488

Fair Trade Café

Wednesday, February 25, 10-11.30am Fair Trade Café, coffee and hot pancakes, open to all. Please come in and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

Friday Prayer Group

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

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council, update (by chairman Neil Paterson).

A busy agenda, as ever, at the RBICC February meeting. The police gave us their regular round-up of crime in the area, plus a reminder to all residents to keep their doors locked, especially overnight, and to keep car keys out of sight and away from the house door, so as not to fall easy prey to thieves.

A decision was made to pursue the possibility of setting up a Men’s Shed in the Royal Burgh, after several residents expressed interest. A Men’s Shed is a meeting place for men to share a laugh and chat with friends, learn crafts and new skills, create in a workshop, or do charitable or community work.

Gritting – or lack of it – during the recent cold spell was another hot topic. Residents expressed concern at the lack of grit on the main side roads, causing a danger to drivers and pedestrians, especially as many are quite steep, with West Park, Townhead, Kirkburn and Market Square specifically mentioned.

Concern was also expressed, at the slower-than-usual response from the pavement gritter, notably on Church Street as it serves important access to the School and Medical Centre. A number of streets around the Royal Burgh also seem to be short of a grit bin. All these issues will be taken up with the appropriate officers at Aberdeenshire Council.

Finally, a bit of good news for the Skate Park committee, as the legal department have now confirmed their ownership of the William Eddie park. This long-awaited confirmation allows the committee to get on with applying for funding and planning for building their Skate Park.

RBICC meets next on Monda, March 9, at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers, above the library on Church Street. All residents welcome, as always. To contact the Community Council you can email rbicc@bervie.net.

Brighter Bervie

The past two weeks have been eventful for our community volunteer group and potentially for the whole of Bervie.

Many local folk have now had the chance to meet our sculpture artist, Debbie Ryan, following her second very-active residence among us. Debbie has been gathering lots of ideas and drawings for the ceramic mosaic sculpture that she’ll be creating and installing for us, and visitors, to appreciate at the seafront amenity area, from this summer onwards. Visit www.facebook.com/brighterberviesculpture to see all the inspiring material that you’ve provided for her.

Debbie is now back in her studio in Glasgow preparing design concepts, for us to select the one we want her to develop, into an exciting piece of public art for Bervie.

On Wednesday, February 11, the producers of the Beechgrove Garden TV series visited us and the Voyage of Life Garden beside Bervie Church. Our project has been short-listed, from numerous applications across Scotland, to feature in one of this year’s TV programmes – thanks to all who’ve helped us reach this stage. Only one, or at most two, community garden projects will feature on TV and we should learn by the end of the month if we’ve been fortunate enough to be selected. So cross your fingers and watch this space for further news!

As spring approaches, our regular Saturday morning garden work parties have resumed - healthy exercise and good craic guaranteed. Many hands make light work, so why not come along at 9.30am this Saturday and help brighten Bervie. Contact Tom at brighterbervie@hotmail.com for more information

Bervie Youth Project

Saturday, February 21.

Sports Events, 3-4pm at Bervie Sports Centre, Short Tennis & Badminton

Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to young adult, free hot chocolate and home bakes. Although these events were not sponsored during January and February 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.

Ticket availability for ‘An Evening with Karen McCaugh Spiritualist Medium’ on Friday, March 6, 7.30pm. Tickets for this event are on sale from Bervie Paper Shop, Queens Arms Public House and Tidy Tangles, all King Street Inverbervie for £10 each.

Bervie Play Park

Monthly Roller Disco on Sunday, February 22, 3-4.30pm Bervie Sports Centre, £1 entry for skaters or spectators. Please bring your own clean skates. Bervie Play Parks Scottish Registered Charity SC0 42985.

Ladies Craft Workshops

The first of several ladies craft workshops, start at The Herd Centre, Vintage Wreath with Sheena at The Angel Tree this Sunday, February 22.

Spaces are limited at £25 per head, paid in advance. To book a last minute space, call and leave a message with Caroll on 01561 361587

1st Inverbervie Scout Group

Founders’ day parade and church service on Sunday, February 22. Meet at Scout Hall, 10.55am in full uniform, including dark or school trousers and clean, black shoes. All members should be available to collect from the hall at 12.45pm. For further information, contact Neil Paterson at cubs@bervie.net or call on 01561 362749

Bervie Lunch Club

The Bervie Lunch Club meet fortnightly in the Masonic Hall, King Street, Inverbervie from noon to 1.30pm, and a two-course lunch is served costing £4. Lunch is usually soup and a pudding.

A few spaces have become available. If you are interested in attending, telephone Isabel Buchan on 01561 361007. The members won’t be meeting now until Thursday, March 3, so plenty of time to arrange a space for the next meeting.

Bervie Shoppers

Bervie Residents need help with shopping trips, doctors trips or gardening assistance.

Bervie have very few volunteers and we need more.

Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network, work in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and, most particularly, with community groups to improve the health of older people. Contact Nikki Lorimer on 01561 378130 or email mhln@care4free.net and volunteer to help one hour per week/fortnight or whatever you can.

Bervie Parent and

Toddler Group

The group is for anyone caring for children up to three years old, and mums-to-be are also welcome. Your first visit is free and £2 for your first child thereafter (£1 for any additional children).

We have toys out for the little ones, while the parents have a chat, and we also provide a snack and drink for the children and a cuppa for the adults. Next meeting will be Tuesday, February 23, 1.30-3pm at The Herd Centre, Town head, Inverbervie.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala Committee

The Bervie Gala Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank G.F. Bisset for their continued support and transportation throughout another busy Gala Year.

Music Minnows British Heart Foundation event with The Creation Station

Ruth Paterson, the brains behind The Bervie Music Minnows, joined forces with Jill Lamb from The Creation Station, who run baby and toddler art sessions, to create a fun and exciting music and art session for the children of the Royal Burgh to celebrate “National Congenital Heart Week” and raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Over £180 was raised with the joy of art and music.

Jill from Creation Station said: “What a fantastic turnout to our fund-raiser event. We explored mixing red and white to make pink and a touch of blue to make purple. Arts, music and games fun to raise money for a good cause.”

Bervie resident, Sophie Gibson, aged 8 who attends Bervie Primary School (P4) was born with this condition.

Her mum Fiona said: “Sophie was diagnosed with congenital heart defects, she underwent heart surgery in Yorkhill in September 2012 and is under regular review by a consultant in Aberdeen. She may or may not require further surgery but they will keep an eye on her.”

Community Hampers

The community gift hamper giveaways have continued this week with a lovely hamper provided by The Creel, The Livingrooms, Bervie Cleaners, Montrose Music Festival team with Donnie Munro and Colin Clyne, Dolly Mixture Tickets, Beauty Kaer and the Cosie Bozie. Filled with Vouchers, sweets and treats.

This week’s modest winners were Mrs Ruth and Mr Neil Paterson, both well known members of our community.

This wonderful, community-spirited couple are actively involved in many committees and groups, from Ruth’s Music Minnows class to Neil’s 1st Inverbervie Cub group, there are not many committees this pair are not on from Bervie Play Parks to the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie’s Community Council to Church and School groups. Mr and Mrs Paterson are a hardworking, kind and caring couple who definitely deserve a thank you from our Community.


Boydell Blackbelt Academies teach ITF Taekwon-Do in Inverbervie, with age-specific classes for 4-6 years, 7-12 years and 13 years plus. The 7-12 year classes are split into grades, with one class for white and yellow belts and the other for green - black belts.

TaeKwon-Do offers fun, self-confidence, discipline, fitness, flexibility, respect and much more, while also giving the student a chance to meet new people.

We offer four free classes to anyone trying out the martial art.

If you would like further information, please message us on Facebook, email us at boydell.tkd@sky.com or call on 01561 361753.

To let our Inverbervie correspondent know what’s on in Bervie, contact Caroll Evans at carollevans77@btinternet.com , by writing to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or calling 01561 361587