16 - Nov - 2019


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Issue 54 - September 2019



Christine Sloan, founder of Crathie Opportunity Holidays (COH) was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘services to people with disabilities and to tourism’. It was Christine who had the vision to restore the redundant and neglected Crathie Manse Stables as holiday cottages. Story continues on page 11.

Braemar Creative Arts Festival 23-27 October

Enclosed with this issue of the Buzzard is a programme for the 2019 Creative Arts Festival . Now in its 8th year, the festival is just as busy as ever with something to interest everyone. Brand new workshops include techniques in photography using your smart phone, circus skills (for all ages), upcycling furniture, turning old denims into handbags, making stag horn chimes, Pete Seeger for ukulele, bothy ballads - the list goes on.... with of course a lot of the old favourite workshops too - music, literature, drama, arts & craft. Make sure that you book your workshops early to ensure a place. The brochure gives full details of titles, times and how to book.

Braemar Stone - Alaska!

On page 1 on the full (downloadable) edition we have a photo sent of Doug Bruce of him holding the Braemar Stone, a 28 pound boulder, at the Scottish Highland Games in Homer, Alaska in July. Competitors (male or female) throw the stone as far as possible from a standing position. Homer is a village of approximately the same size as Braemar with Games modelled on our own - but with a few differences such as another popular class - ‘Throwing the beer keg’!

Doug is celebrating his 80th birthday on Wednesday 18th September with a walk up Lochnagar. He extends an open invitation to anyone who knows him to join the walk party (even if they don’t want to attempt the whole climb). Meet at Loch Muick car park at 9.30am on the 18th. There will be a sing along at the top at 1pm! Happy birthday Doug


Inside... Page 2 Community Update Page 3 Osteoporosis; Councillor’s Corner Page 4 Invercauld Arms; St Margaret’s Page 5 Looking back in time Page 6 Braemar Castle Page 7 Autumn at Mar Lodge; Community Garden Page 8/9 Clubs & Societies news & activities Page 9 Braemar Care Page 10 Trade/Services ads Page 11 Junior Buzzard; Crathie Opportunity Holidays story Page 12 What’s On