Posts tagged whiskey


February 19, 2016


Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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