GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
The Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, featuring more than 100 real ales, plus a selection of cider and perry. Open 4pm to midnight today, 3pm to midnight tomorrow
and noon to 11pm Saturday.
CATTERLINE CARTIE CHALLENGE
Competition for home-made soapbox carties, part of Catterline Gala Weekend. Prizes for best engineered and best decorated, Saturday. The carties are timetrialed down the brae from the Creel Inn to the harbour on Sunday from 1pm. Entries from noon, judging from 1pm. Also ferret racing championships and the Banchory Birl, chain saw carving, fly casting, football, live music, stalls, St Ternan’s Fair, Bellfield Park, Banchory, 11am to 4.30pm Sunday.
Day out at Dunecht Estate, organised by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society with proceeds to Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal and CLAN. Farm tours, sports and livestock judging, 10am to 4pm Sunday. Celebrating the work carried out by Aberdeen’s charity and community sector on Saturday. The event will start with the Union Street Invitational one-mile race from the Music Hall to Holburn Junction at 11am. This will be followed by a parade of around 3,000 people and entertainer from Albyn Place along Union Street to the Castlegate.
Action-packed gala day featuring stalls, children’s entertainment and family fun, Loirston School Playing Field, noon to 5pm Saturday. Fun for all ages at this year’s event at Balmedie Primary School, noon to 4pm Saturday. Craigiebuckler Church Hall, Springfield Road. Collection for Willows Sanctuary, from
3pm Sunday. A fundraising and awareness day organised by Voluntary Service Aberdeen with entertainment and fun activities. Stalls, fairground, dance groups, activities, refreshments, produce, crafts and mini market, Duthie Park, Aberdeen, 10am to 4pm Sunday.
ST TERNAN’S HERITAGE FAIR
Open Day at St Ternan’s Lodge of Freemasons, Mount Street, Banchory, refreshments, 10am to 4pm. The library and museum will also have activities from 10am Saturday.
THEY’RE OFF! Cartie Challenge is at Catterline this weekend.