GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Full traditional programme of heavy and light events, tug o’ war,
hill race, piping and Highland dancing. The Green, Aboyne, from 10.30am Saturday.
HADDO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tarves and Ugie Folk Club members will be playing a mixture of bothy ballads alongside traditional Scottish songs and music. Haddo House, by Tarves, marquee in the grounds and beer tent, 2pm to 4pm Sunday. Join in the fun and support local charities, entertainment, bouncy castles, slides, Formula
1 simulator, and stalls.
Cocket Hat car park, off North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, noon to 5pm Saturday.
DIRTY RASCALS DOG SHOW
Baird Park, Stonehaven, entries from 10.30am, judging at 11am, in aid of the Findlay Fund to help buy equipment for a young disabled boy, from 10.30am Sunday. Keith and Dufftown Railway, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. First train from Dufftown leaves at 11.25am and the first train from Keith leaves at 12.15pm. The KDRA station Keith Town, is just off the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness Road in the
centre of Keith.
ABERDEEN SNOWSPORTS CENTRE
Garthdee Slopes Open Day, fun event featuring a variety of activities for young and old, 10am to 4pm Saturday. Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, excluding Mondays, until August 20. Art Gallery, Aberdeen. Aimed at over fives, booking essential, sessions
1pm from 10.30am, 11.30am, and 2pm, Saturday.
HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION CEREMONY
A total of 200 peace lanterns will be floated on the River Dee in memory of the 200,000 victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Fisherman’s Hut (between Duthie Park and Bridge of Dee), Aberdeen, 8.30pm, Saturday.
RIDE FOR RYDER
A fun day in aid of Sue Ryder charity. Duthie Park, Aberdeen, attractions include Bucking Bronco, bouncy castle, inflatables, facepainting, live music, story time and kids’ olympics, noon to 4pm Sunday.
STRONGMEN: The Aboyne Highland Games.
EVENT: A fun day will take place at Duthie Park.