Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

Archive for Nov 14, 2014



The review of continued dispensing from the Haddo Medical Group finishes today.  It follows a legal judgment from Lord Doherty who said that NHS Grampian made an error in not hearing representations from an interested pharmacist when it came to decide that dispensing of essential medicines could continue at Pitmedden and Methlick.

NHS Grampian must now reconsider their decision.

Locally, the decision could remove dispensing from Pitmedden and Methlick surgeries, forcing patients to make arrangements to travel to neighbouring towns or villages, unnecessarily, to obtain their prescriptions.  Patients have always have had the choice to travel, but many would be in serious difficulties if the Surgery did not dispense due to their distance or travel problems.

Communities already know that Haddo Medical Group would cease to use the Tarves surgery as it would need to rationalise its space if it no longer dispensed medicines from Pitmedden and Methlick.  Not least it would need to cut down on staff.

There would remain doubts about the viability of Methlick in its current form.

You can find out more about what local Community Councils, MPs. and MSPs have said on your behalf.

This web site gives details;

Follow the links to the NHS Grampian site for details of representations.


Practitioner Relief Worker vacancy at Methlick Under Fives.

Practitioner Relief Worker vacancy at Methlick Under Fives.

Methlick Under Fives Group
(Scottish Charity No. SCO15756)

Early Years Practitioner Relief Worker
To work with 2 – 5 year olds
Weekdays as required to cover staff sickness / absence
Hourly Rate Negotiable Dependent on Experience

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated person to provide cover during staff sickness or absence and work as part of a team supporting the provision of pre-school care and education to children aged 2-5 years. Applicants should be registered or eligible to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council, the professional register for early education and childcare workers. Consideration will also be given to applicants who have experience of working with young children in a pre-school setting, who show commitment to gaining a relevant qualification and becoming registered.

This post is regulated work with children and is subject to the provisions of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants must be or agree to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. This post is subject to checks by Disclosure Scotland and all applicants will be asked to disclose information about any offences committed and/or convictions held or other circumstances that could prevent them from taking up a position in childcare.

Methlick Under Fives Group is registered with the Care Inspectorate and is a partner provider of pre-school education with local authority. It is a member of the Scottish Pre-school Play Association and strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

For an application package,

Closing date for applications is the 21st of November 2014.

Methlick Cricket Club winners of the Fair Play trophies 2014

Aberdeenshire Grades Cricket Dinner with guest speaker Graham Gooch, Congratulations to both Methlick teams winning Trophies for Fair Play.
Well Done.
Methlick Cricket Club winners of the Fair Play trophies for Aberdeenshire Grades Cricket Grade 1 & Grade 4!! Well done all the lads and support staff at Lairds. Grant C with G4 bowling award too:)


Methlick School Parent Council has launched its web page to help keep parents and the wider community up to date with the activitie to support Methlick Primary School.

Is the web address and the Chairman of the School Council, Jim McWilliam can be contacted via the site for any suggestions for content and with any feedback.

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