GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK­END

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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.

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