Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

We Shall Remember Them

Normandy by Juno Veteran
Cyril Crain

Come and stand in memory Of men who fought and died They gave their lives in Normandy. Remember them with pride.
Soldiers, Airman, sailors, Airborne and marines Who in civvy life were tailors and men who worked machines.
British and Canadian And men from USA Forces from the Commonwealth They all were there that day
To Juno, Sword and Utah Beaches of renown Also Gold and Omaha That’s where the ramps went down.
The battle raged in Normandy Many lives were lost The war must end in victory And this must be the cost
When my life is over And I reach the other side I’ll meet my friends from Normandy And shake their hands with pride.

Aberdeen City Health Improvement Fund:

Got an idea that would improve health and wellbeing in your local community?  The Aberdeen City Health Improvement Fund will close in just 1 weeks time on Thursday 14th November 2019. Up to £5,000 is available to put your idea into action.

The fund is available for new initiatives that will improve health and wellbeing in communities across Aberdeen, either geographical communities or communities of interest.

We are looking for projects that:

–      Are new, innovative and creative

–      Are community led and inspire community members to get involved

–      Meet local need and reflect local circumstance

–      Join people together

–      Can show improvements in health and wellbeing

For more information, including how to apply, visit

You can also find us on Facebook (search for ‘Health Improvement Fund’) and Twitter (@IFforHealth).  

Please get in touch if you require any support with applications or ideas!

RGU Research study about your experiences of Integrated Health & Social Care

Would you like to take part in a research study about your experiences of Integrated Health & Social Care? Interested? If the answer is yes to any of the below questions, we would like to hear from you…

• Do you access Integrated Health & Social Care services regularly in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray?

• Do you help someone at home that accesses Integrated Health & Social Care services regularly in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray?

• Are you an Integrated Health & Social Care member of staff in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray?

If you would like to join our research study about your experiences of Integrated Health & Social Care, please contact:

Louise Henderson Louise is a Registered General Nurse and District Nurse, who works as a Lecturer & PhD Student at Robert Gordon University.

01224 263157 

Survey on the Scottish Ambulance Service’s new Mental Health Strategy opens

The Scottish Ambulance Service is developing a 10-year Mental Health Strategy and would like to hear what is important to you in shaping this strategy. To do this we are seeking your responses to a survey that will inform our new Mental Health Strategy. (The Mental Health Strategy is a document listing and describing the specific actions and objectives that we are committing to in order to achieve its aims.)

We are working in partnership with See Me to find out what is important to you about the new Mental Health Strategy. Anyone may use our services, so we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

To take part you can click on the link below:

The deadline for participation is 13th November 2019.

Village Working Party Saturday 23rd November 9.00 – 12.00

There will be another village working party taking place on Saturday 23rd November from 9am-12pm. (Weather permitting). We will meet in the war memorial car park. If you can’t do all 3 hours there’s no need to stay all morning, just come along for as long as you can and do what you can to help.

The main aim will be the planting of bulbs ready for the Spring. So bring your trowels, spades and forks.

Remember many hands make light work so please give some of your time to help us keep Methlick looking it’s best!!!

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This week it is the ANNUAL FAIRTRADE SALE at Bonnyton Farm Pitmedden. There will be the usual Fairtrade items people know and love but a huge selection of great gifts and crafts to choose from. All ethically sourced and fair to the producer.

Come along and browse and buy. Tea and coffee and fine pieces available, with some sooner at lunchtimes to keep shoppers happy.

Click on the map to see more:

Haddo Snow Ball 2020

Come and join us at the Haddo Snow Ball on Saturday 11th January. The new format invites you to bring a hamper of food which will be eat prior to dancing. Start the evening with a glass of fizz. £20pp Book your tickets on line.  

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