The Fishing season on the River Spey was opened by Angus Robertson, MP in Aberlour on Saturday 11th February. Heavy snowfall didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and a good crowd turned out.

River Spey opening ceremony

River Spey opening ceremony

Aberlour celebrated the New Year with an impressive Fireworks display which could be viewed from the Alice Littler Park in Aberlour.

Following the closure of the Bank of Scotland branch in Aberlour, the Bank of Scotland have introduced a mobile bank service, for opening times see this link.

Aberlour’s Christmas lights were turned on, on the 24th November with well attended events both in the Parish Church and in the High School. As well as a Christmas tree / light display in the Square, the village has lights along the length of the High Street.

Thursday 24th November, Aberlour is open for late night shopping and will incorporate the turning on of the Christmas lights display.

We must sadly report the death of  Aberlour resident, Dr John Caldwell, aged 93, who served as a GP in the area for many years, his father having also been a doctor in Aberlour. He will be missed in the village and was a long term member of the  Church of Scotland.

The 2016 Speyside Kiltwalk took place on Sunday 14th August, there were 3 levels  – the 26 mile walk from Buckie, the 16 miles from Fochabers and a 5.5 mile return trip to Craigellachie with all participants finishing in Aberlour. The event was blessed by good weather and all attendees, dressed in tartan, were raising money for Scotland’s children’s charities.

Aberlour’s Highland Games was held on Saturday 6th August 2016 and was a great success with over 4200 attending with many overseas visitors.  The day had the traditional heavy event, athletic (Light) events along with the spectacle of massed pipe bands, highland dancers, tug of war, pets parade and children’s races. A big thank you to all everyone who took part, the organisers and all the visitors who attended.

The Games weekend also included a couple of great gigs in the marquee, traditional Highland band, the Elephant Sessions, supported by Chris Grant played on the Friday night and on Saturday night Flashback Heroes performed, supported by Gordon James.

Aberlour planning for real , have a look at the 3d map and see if you can find your home .

Details can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Aberlour-Planning-for-Real-740348436095209/

 

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Moray-Fundraising-Seminar-2016-1 Moray-Fundraising-Seminar-2016-2Are you looking for funding to support an event?

If so, this event on the 12th May in Elgin is for you.

With workshops on different funding streams and suggestions for creating bids this day is an invaluable tool for any fundraisers.

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Aberlour 73rd Highland Games will be held on Saturday 6th August, 2016

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You can let us know if you have anything to contribute or to develop this site,  by email: Communityweb@live.co.uk

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Call for volunteers to provide help at the Speyside Way Visitor Centre in Aberlour

As you may be aware, Moray Council has withdrawn funding from the Speyside Way Visitor Centre. The Centre is situated beside the Old Station Tearoom to the south of the Alice Littler Park, fronting onto the River Spey. It has remained closed all this summer and there have been many complaints from visitors and locals about the loss of this excellent facility. The Aberlour Community Association and the Speyside Area Forum have been working together to investigate ways of opening this Centre next summer and making it an outstanding asset for Speyside.

The most likely outcome is that the Centre will be open next year during the late spring, summer and early autumn months to provide information for both visitors and locals about the Speyside Way, walking paths and other outdoor activities. It will also provide information on tourist attractions, accommodation, eating places and shops as well as about the history, wildlife and the way that the land of Speyside is used.

It is proposed that the centre would be manned by volunteers who would assist at the centre for a morning or afternoon during the week. The aim would be to develop a rota of volunteers so that there would not be too high a level of commitment. Knowledge of the local area, walking and outdoor activities would be useful but training would be given on providing information on these areas and how to ensure that those visiting the centre had an enjoyable experience. If you would be interested in helping next summer, could you please leave a message on the Aberlour Community Association Facebook page or contact:

It would be helpful to have responses form volunteers by early January so that they can be involved in developing the project if they so wish.

Aberlour Sewer Flooding Alleviation Works

Updated September 2013 Scottish Water will be carrying out works around the town over the next six months. The letter from Scottish Water which was sent to local businesses and residents and a PDF plan of the work can be viewed by clicking on the links below.   (The map is easier to read on a computer screen than the version that came in the post because you can zoom into areas that interest you. )  Word-icon  400946 Aberlour Sewer flooding Alleviation Pre-start letter pdficon_large  Traffic Management GA Rev 0 (2)