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Banffshire Coast Event Guide

July 2016 Events

Cullen, Deskford & Portknockie Heritage Group Summer Exhibition

Cullen, Deskford & Portknockie Heritage Group Summer Exhibition2nd Jul - 31st Jul

Lots of new stuff & displays relating to a variety of topics; A special display of a really wide range of old radios & TVs; Artifacts and models - impressed with John C's Cullen station last year?, come and see his model of Tochieneal station as well this year; The plaque at the end of the Cullen Main Drain tunnel says it was built 1859 - 1865, and that is partly true but the greater truth is what is not said! come & find out what really happened. All very welcome, admission free.

Open daily except Tuesdays.

Wildlife Weekend at Macduff Marine Aquarium

Wildlife Weekend at Macduff Marine Aquarium2nd Jul - 3rd Jul

Kick off a wild summer with a weekend of discovery at Macduff Marine Aquarium. Join local wildlife experts as they show us the fascinating lives of plants and animals, give tips on how to find and study nature and talk about the efforts being made to conserve what’s on our doorstep.

Take part in family beach school with Outdoor Woodland Learning,  take a rock pool ramble with Aberdeenshire Rangers, join Whale and Dolphin Conservation to watch for dolphins and marine mammals, or play with 'Van Cam' to learn about remote wild life filming. You can even see how drones are used to view wildlife from above. Take a boat trip to Troup Head, discover coastal plants and why moths matter. Find out if worms are really aliens or how exotic animals can end up in unlikely places. There is something for every nature enthusiast in the family!

Normal aquarium admission prices apply - additional costs for the boat trips.

Super Saturday - Fraserburgh

Super Saturday - Fraserburgh9th Jul

Super Saturdays are event days packed full of fun for the whole family and each month has a different theme. Each event has a different theme and we have a super range of market stalls, tasting gazebos, demonstrations using local produce, all day live street entertainment and plenty of great activities for children and families to take part in.

Super Saturday takes place in Saltoun Square and Broad Street from 10.00am - 3.30pm with the following themes:


May 14th: Fraserburgh and the Great Outdoors

June 11th: Fraserburgh’s Creative Talent

July 9th: Get Fit Fraserburgh.

August 13th: Fraserburgh’s Foodie Delights

September 10th: Fraserburgh Land and Sea.

December 10th: Fraserburgh’s Festive Fun.

 

Moray's War - Recollections of WWI

Moray's War - Recollections of WWI 9th Jul

Moray's War - Recollections of WWI takes place on Saturday 9th July between 12pm - 4pm.

All are welcome to visit this free exhibition featuring:

* Photographic display
* Weapons and artefacts handling
* Help with identification of artefacts and weapons
* Share your families stories with us.

Zippo's Circus

Zippo's Circus11th Jul - 13th Jul

Zippos Circus celebrates its 30th Year with an all-new circus show for 2016!

Thrill to the dare-devil Wheel of Death and the Trapeze; admire the artistry of Zippo's horses, plus performing cats and budgies; gasp at the Kenya Boys' acrobatics; and laugh at the inventive clowning of Mr Lorenzo.

And there's much, much more, all hosted by the World's Greatest Ringmaster, Norman Barrett MBE.

As You Like It

As You Like It13th Jul

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy, calling herself Ganymede. She, her cousin Celia and jester Touchstone, travel to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile. Will Rosalind ever marry her Orlando? Will the Duke change his ways?

Enjoy this wonderful Shakespeare comedy in the beautiful setting of Duff House as the backdrop. Roll out a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the lawn as you watch the play unfold – the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening.

169th New Deer Show

169th New Deer Show16th Jul - 17th Jul

Situated in the heart of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, the two day show has one of the largest horse shows in the area, top quality livestock competing for many prizes in their classes, industrial classes, food and trade stands and much much more.

Friday 15th: Comedy Night - Jim Smith & Friends, Admission £10.00, Over 18's only.

Satuday 16th : Horse, cattle, sheep, fur and feather, young handlers classes, YFC tug o' war, tractor fest, static display from tractor pullers, sheep dog trail demonstration by Joe McKenzie, children's fancy dress, pets parade and races, baby show, Buckie Pipe Band and lots more...

Saturday 16th: Marquee Dance - Music with Mick Flavin, Admission £10.00 payable on the door. Strictly 18's & over, ID will be required.

Sunday 17th: Displays, vintage and classic vehicles, demonstrations, truck fest, cookery demonstration by Craig Wilson from Eat on the Green, It's a Knockout competition, companion dog show, pony club Games, horse jumping, tractor pulling (subject to weather conditions), Fergusson & Massey Ferguson 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th anniversary displays, critter keeper and lots more.

 

 

Zippos Circus

Zippos Circus18th Jul - 20th Jul

Zippos Circus celebrates its 30th Year with an all-new circus show for 2016!

Thrill to the dare-devil Wheel of Death and the Trapeze; admire the artistry of Zippo's horses, plus performing cats and budgies; gasp at the Kenya Boys' acrobatics; and laugh at the inventive clowning of Mr Lorenzo.

And there's much, much more, all hosted by the World's Greatest Ringmaster, Norman Barrett MBE.

Gardenstown Harbour Gala

Gardenstown Harbour Gala18th Jul - 23rd Jul

The Gardenstown Harbour Gala series of events takes place between Monday 18th and Saturday 23rd July 2016.

 

Monday 18th, 6pm, 5k walk or run.

Tuesday 19th, 6pm, Rounders at Bracoden School

Wednesday 20th, 6pm, Village Walk

Thursday 21st, 5.30pm - 8.30pm Fishing Competition

Friday 22nd, 6pm, Setting up & Kiddies Hunt the Face

Saturday 23rd, 1pm-4pm, Gala.

Zippos Circus

Zippos Circus22nd Jul - 24th Jul

Zippos Circus celebrates its 30th Year with an all-new circus show for 2016!

Thrill to the dare-devil Wheel of Death and the Trapeze; admire the artistry of Zippo's horses, plus performing cats and budgies; gasp at the Kenya Boys' acrobatics; and laugh at the inventive clowning of Mr Lorenzo.

And there's much, much more, all hosted by the World's Greatest Ringmaster, Norman Barrett MBE.

Green Homes Open Day

Green Homes Open Day24th Jul

Come along and meet the owners of this off-grid log house that’s insulated using recycled paper - a genuine 'Green Design' in the Turiff area. Home Energy Scotland will also be there to provide free and impartial advice on everything from loft insulation to Government financial support and incentives for green technology.

Fordyce Village Open Day & Gardens

Fordyce Village Open Day & Gardens24th Jul

Fordyce Village Open Day takes place on Sunday 24th July from 12.oopm - 5.00pm.

The residents of Fordyce invite you to walk around and sample the historic atmosphere of this 500 year old village.

Explore the streets, lanes, old buildings and open spaces of this unique environment and enjoy teas and refreshments in the Community Hall courtesy of Fordyce SWRI.

Visit open gardens, plant sales, craft stalls, demonstrations, and explore the community woodland.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Classics from Germany

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Classics from Germany26th Jul

 

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne - Classics from Germany

 

Performing on Tuesday 26th July 2016 at 7.30 pm in Banff Parish Church of Scotland

 

We are very happy to propose you a diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi to W.A. Mozart, Francois Borne, Gioacchino Rossini and Niccolo Paganini.

Bookings:
VisitScotland Information Centre, Collie Lodge, AB45 1AU Banff, Aberdeenshire, Tel. 01261 / 812419, www.visitscotland.com and at the Church one hour prior to the concert from 6.30 pm

 

Turriff Show - 152nd Year

Turriff Show - 152nd Year31st Jul - 1st Aug

The North East's Premier Agricultural Show

 

Special Attractions:

The Royal Signals White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team, Ore Country Trainers - terrier racing, The Sheep Show

300 quality trade stands, Food Fayre, Arts & Crafts, shopping mall, exhibition marquee, Ferguson Hall, Industrial & Horticultural Marquee and Codona's Funfair.

 

Marquee Dance: Friday 29th July - Night Fever Disco

Sunday 31st July: Horses and Ponies, goats, rabbits, cavies, pigeons, pony driving, tug-o'-war, open dog show.

Monday 1st August: Companion dog show & Highland Dancing Competition (SOBHD Rules)

 

More Information available from Helen M Paterson, Secretary on helen@turriffshow.org

Cullen Harbour Gala

Cullen Harbour Gala31st Jul

As well as the usual visiting yachts, Buckie Liifeboat, BBQ numerous stalls etc, the Cullen Harbour Association is planning a mini regatta of St Ayles Skiffs, including'' Mairi'' recently built by volunteers in the recently opened Cullen Sea School.

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