Issue 44 - March 2017
The Buzzard is ten years old this March! Take a look at pages 8 & 9 to reflect on a few of those things that have happened in Braemar during this time. And not only is the Buzzard celebrating, other anniversaries of note... the school believes it’s coming up for 150 years; the Castle knows it’s been in community operation for 10 years page10; and Crathie Opportunity Holidays celebrates 15 years on page 6.
But returning to our ten year theme - what do you think the village look like in another ten years (will the Buzzard STILL be going? You can help secure its future by getting involved... our AGM is coming up page 2). Invercauld Estate has a look forward page 11; some of the local primary school children add their views page 15; and a peek at the latest Community Action Plan shows what a lot is happening in the village now and will be in the years to come! In this issue - the Community Garden Project is currently recruiting members page 12 as is the new Samba Group page 14, Braemar TV is looking for new stars page 2 and there are four vacancies on Braemar’s Community Council page 3.
The discovery of a school log book dating from 1889- 1914, and the possibility that Braemar school may be 150 years old, has inspired a new school project to mark the occasion. Maybe you have some information (especially in relation to when the school was built)? Photos? Stories? - then the school would love to hear from you. Read more on page 15.
The New Managing Director of Glenshee Ski Centre is David Farquharson or Farky as he is more commonly known. He was born and bred in Blairgowrie but for the past 21 years has made Braemar his home. He has been involved with Glenshee for many years and his father, who sadly died when Farky was only 6 years old, was one of the original builders of the Glenshee ski lifts in 1963. Farky has been working in the oil industry for many years and is now looking forward to working permanently in Braemar.
Welcome to Braemar! Pictured above, three new part-time employees working in the village - two for the castle and one for St Magaret’s. From left to right Matt Halliday, Castle Fundraiser and Project manager, Georgina Errington, Castle Manager, and Jane Smith, St Margaret’s Trust Arts Administrator. A ‘hot’ desk is being prepared for them in the Parish Church.
SPECIAL 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION