Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

Ellon Cinema, Sunday, 24th September 2017 – The Nut Job 2 & American Made (15)

Ellon Cinema

Sunday, 24th September ’17

Ellon’s community cinema team will be back in action again on Sunday! Tickets can now be purchased online for all films by visiting or at the door on the day. Reservations can also be made via the Ellon Cinema Page on Face Book. This is recommended especially for large parties.

The Nut Job 2; Nutty By Nature (U) – 3 pm

Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home situated in the city park It’s up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and to take back the park.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

American Made (15) – 6 pm

Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.

Genres: Drama Mystery, Suspense


Bacon roll and buttery morning


Bacon Bap and Buttery Morning poster.docx.pdf


EMMS International the Christian International Medical aid charity cordially invite you to Haddo House Hall for the autumn Ceilidh with dinner and drinks reception.

A glorious black tie and a posh frocks event to splash out on, but all for a very good cause. And please click on the poster to see further details or email the organiser


Barthol Chapel Bowlers will be restarting the new session of indoor bowling on Tuesday 19th September at the school  at  7.30.


We would invite anyone who wants to come along to a ‘Come and Try’ session to join us that evening.

Indoor Bowling is a pleasant relaxing but competitive sport open to all ages. ( Under 16’s should be accompanied by a responsible adult)

We are a friendly bunch who meet every term Tuesday at the school during  September to April for a game and a fly cup at the close around about 9.30. It’s a great way to pass a winters evening!!

Come and join us either by arriving that night or contacting the club secretary Bill Kelly on 01651 806804..

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Remember – Blue Door Shop Open Today Saturday 16th September in Methlick

Scout and Guide BBQ….


Friday 15th September

The Scout Hut 6.30pm to 8pm

Pancakes, Raffle, Bottle stall, Tuck shop and more

Haddo Arts Festival

Haddo Arts LogoOrganisers at Haddo Arts have been delighted by the response from local photographers to the Photography Competition which is part of the annual Haddo Arts Festival.

The Competition has been a regular feature of the Festival but, this year, more local entries have been received than ever before.

There are four categories – Images of Haddo, Wildlife and Land, Sea & Sky – with a special category for the Under 16s. This year’s judges are Lord Aberdeen, Anne Campbell, Head of Analogue Photograph at Gray’s School of Art, and Simon Ovenden, official Festival Photographer.

Across all the categories over 250 images were submitted and the winners will be announced at a special Reception at Haddo Country Park on Sunday 1st October at 1pm. An Exhibition of the work of the winners in 1st and 2nd place in each category will run in the Pheasantry in Haddo Country Park from 1st to 29th October.

Among the prizes for this year’s Competition are a Workshop in Analogue Photography and Bromoil Technique with Anne Campbell of Gray’s School of Art, a meal for two at the Meldrum House Hotel and tickets to any of the exciting events at the Haddo Arts Festival 2017.

Simon Ovenden, official Festival photographer and one of this year’s judges, said, ‘The quality of the images we have received has been astonishingly high. Although developments in technology have changed standards in photography in recent years, you cannot replicate the artistry of a well composed image and we have seen these in abundance.

We were especially impressed by the standard of the work submitted in the Under 16 category. It is good to know that the future of photography in Aberdeenshire is in such safe hands.’

The Haddo Arts Festival runs from 7th – 14th October. Tickets are available from or by calling 0333 666 3366.

Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society Haddo House Hall 7.30pm Sat 7 Oct £16.00/£9.00

Brodsky Quartet Haddo House Hall 3.30pm Sun 8 Oct £15.00/£12.00

Harvest Festival Service Haddo House Chapel 5.30pm Sun 8 Oct All Welcome

David and June Gordon Lecture Haddo House Chapel & Library 7.15pm Mon 9 Oct £15.00/£12.00

Haddo’s Lost Masterpieces Haddo House Library 7.30pm Wed 11 Oct £15.00/£12.00

A Song for Haddo Haddo House Hall 6.00pm Thur 12 Oct All Tickets £5.00

Tosca – The Henchman’s Tale Haddo House Hall 7.30pm Sat 14 Oct £16.00/£12.00

Our Bodies’ Imprint – Nature Art Exhibition 1st – 31st October Haddo Country Park Free

Haddo Photography Competition 2017 Exhibition 7th – 14th October Haddo Pheasantry Free

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