Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

Project Manager role for Community Climate Action Project – 12 months

Project Manager required for Community Climate Action Project in Methlick

Main purpose of Job:

We are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for the delivery, administration and organisation all project activities detailed within the Climate Challenge Fund Project Plan in co-operation with and under the direction of the Beaton Hall Committee. This paid post will be for 12 months commencing in April 2018.

The post holder must demonstrate the following:

  • Outstanding people skills
  • Customer focus
  • Achievement focus
  • Strong organisation skills linked with attention to detail
  • Effective decision making
  • Self motivation

If you wish further details including a full job description please reply with your name, contact details and a brief resume to


Minibus Delivery

Great News – we have a delivery date for the Minibus we won via the Press and Journal Collection of tokens.  It is to be delivered on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 15.45 to the Scout hut in Methlick.  It is being delivered by the MD of the main sponsor – Nexen, and various staff, reporters and photographers of the Press and Journal.  If you want to join us to see the bus arriving, you are welcome. 

The event will be photographed and possibly filmed, so if you turn up to this event you are agreeing, by attendance, that you give full permission for the media taking photos and filming the event which may result in images of you being used in the media, including social media websites.

Going forward the bus will be a great asset for the Group and will be used to the fullest potential in Methlick.  Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who collected tokens on our behalf, a true community effort – Thank you!

Yours in Scouting   Keith Hewitt   Group Scout Leader 

1st Methlick Scout Group   SCO12989



Ellon Cinema – Sunday 18th March

Poster – 18th Mar ’18.pdf

Volunteers sought to support work of Aberdeenshire Local Licensing Forum

Aberdeenshire Council is contacting you to invite you to consider joining the new Aberdeenshire Local Licensing Forum.   The new Forum will take effect from 1st April 2018 and replaces the previous North, Central and South Licensing Forums which will cease to exist as of 31st March 2018.

Licensing Forums provide communities with a voice on licensing and alcohol-related issues in their area. The Licensing Forum is independent from Aberdeenshire’s three Licensing Boards, but shares the same goal of having the community’s best interests at the heart of decision-making.

The statutory role of the Licensing Forum is to keep the operation of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 under review in their local area, and to give advice and make recommendations to the Licensing Boards in relation to those matters, as appropriate. The newly established Forum will consist of between 5 and 21 members from the various representative groups specified in the Act and Forum’s Constitution. This will include Licensing Standard Officers, Public Health; Premises and personal Licence Holders; a mix of local residents; young people; those involved in health, education or social work; and the Chief constable.

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 has five main objectives with which the Licensing Boards and Licensing Forum must comply. These are:

·         Preventing Crime and Disorder

·         Securing Public Safety

·         Preventing Public Nuisance

·         Protecting and Improving Public Health

·         Protecting Children and Young Persons from Harm

The Forum will meet at least four times per year at various locations. Its meetings are open to the press and public to discuss licensing matters and to develop effective actions to deal with these issues. The Forum will also meet with the Aberdeenshire Divisional Licensing Boards once each year.

Aberdeenshire Council aims to provide remote access to meetings for Forum Members wherever possible by using skype and video conferencing facilities.

Community engagement is very important and the Forum has a role to gather the views of local communities when giving advice to three divisional Licensing Boards. The Forum is not permitted to comment on individual cases going before Boards, however.

Further information on Licensing Forum and how to get involved is available by emailing

For more information on the work of the Aberdeenshire Licensing Forum and Boards please visit Licensing webpage

If you are interested in the impact of licensing decisions in Aberdeenshire then you may wish to be part of the new Licensing Forum. If so, please complete and submit the attached application form.


LLF Leaflet

Udny Community Hub – Community Representative

Udny Community are about to commission Community Enterprise to undertake a 3-month Feasibility Study for funding the creation of the Udny Community Hub and the development of Health & Wellbeing activities across our surrounding rural areas – Methlick, Tarves, Bartholl Chapel, Udny, Pitmedden, Udny Station, Cultercullen, Foveran, Newburgh.  Together this area has a population of approx.. 10,000. 

Is it practical, sustainable, sensible, something we want ?  Want to recruit “Community Representatives” who are familiar with the health and wellbeing activities within their communities, understand the needs of these communities and can help advise Community Enterprise on how best to meet these needs.  Please see attached invitation to apply as a community representative so they can form a Working group to advise Community Enterprise.

Community Representative recruitment March 18


Methlicki Garden Club


The next meeting of the above will be held in the Scout Hut, Methlick on Tuesday 27th March

at 7.30pm.

The speaker will be Mr Ian Gerrie

His subject will be Chrysanthemums.

All will be made most welcome.


Click on the poster to find out about the next major show from the Haddo children’s Theatre. A youthful performance of ‘Treasure Island’ and adaptation of the story by Stephen Kingsbury. Join the entertainment at Haddo House hall 15th to 18th March 2018.

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