Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

Haddo Arts performance of The Merry Widow by Opera Bohemia

Opera Bohemia celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of the world’s best loved operettas, The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. Set in the romantic city of Paris, various suitors squabble and fight to win the hand of the recently widowed, but very wealthy Hannah Glawari. The production will showcase some of Scotland’s finest young professional talent, including Catriona Clark, Douglas Nairne, Marie Claire Breen and Andrew McTaggart.

John Wilkie, the director of the company’s inaugural production of La Boheme, returns to create Bohemia’s first operetta, designed by Alisa Kalyanova. This performance at Haddo will be the first in the tour accompanied by piano and solo violin and is conducted by Alistair Digges. The Merry Widow is full of iconic and stunning Viennese melodies, including show stopping numbers, ‘Viljah’, ‘The Merry Widow Waltz’ and ‘Chez Maxim’s’. Click here for more


Minutes from Formartine Area Bus Forum

Here attached are the minutes from the most recent Formartine Area Bus Forum, held on Thursday 6th June 2019 at Meldrum Academy. The next meeting of the Forum is planned to take place in Ellon in late autumn 2019.

Traffic Restrictions – Burst Water Main

Please be advised that the C118B, at Crossroads of Braiklay will be subject to closure for 5 days from today, 19 July for urgent works on behalf of Scottish Water due to a burst water main.

NHS Grampian Communications

On behalf of Healthcare Improvement Scotland & NHS Grampian   Whistleblowing Champions Please find attached an advert for the new Whistleblowing Champions which are being appointed to each Board.  There are two attached one for NHS Grampian and one for Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  
On behalf of NHS Grampian Mental Health and Learning Disability Services Review You may be aware that there is currently a review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (MHLD) Services taking place across Grampian, which has now reached the Consultation Phase.    If you have experience of accessing Mental Health Services, or if you would like to share your views about the service, you can do so by clicking this link where you will find a summary consultation document and a short questionnaire. The consultation period will be ongoing until 31st August 2019. 


A BIG BIG THANKYOU to everyone who gave up their time on Saturday morning to help with the felling of branches, the painting of picnic benches, plus strimming and grass cutting, together with planting and weeding in the memorial garden and throughout the village.

You’re all stars and your efforts are very much appreciated.

Many thanks, Stuart (MCC Chairperson)

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Invitation to Roadshow

We are currently consulting on our draft Business Plan, ‘A Network for Net Zero’, which covers the period April 2021 to March 2026.

This is your chance to help shape our future plans and we would be delighted if you could join us at one of our regional roadshows to provide your feedback.

The roadshows will provide an overview of the key themes of our draft Business Plan and our commitments to our customers, communities, energy consumers and wider society. Our plan includes five ambitious goals which we hope meet the needs and expectations of all our stakeholders.

We will also present our regional investment plans, setting out which projects we plan to take forward as well as additional projects that may be required to help the country meet its net zero emissions targets. We really want to hear your views on which investments should be included in our final Business Plan.

To register for an event simply click on the location below and follow the instructions. Please note that numbers are restricted and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We are also hosting an all-day consultation event in Glasgow on 28 August which we will also be running as an online webinar for anyone who can’t attend in person.

At this event we will share the feedback received so far throughout our consultation and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions to provide further feedback on all parts of our draft Business Plan.

To register for our Glasgow event, simply click on the link below and follow the instructions:

Unable to attend? If you are unable to attend any of our events, we still want to hear your feedback. Our consultation is open until 31 August and you can find out more about our plans and how to provide your feedback on our website with our consultation feedback form available here.

​The Self Build Loan Fund

The Scottish Government have provided a time limited fund to assist self or custom builders finance the construction period for their new home.

The fund runs from the 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2021 and is open to applications from individuals who have been unable to obtain mainstream self-build mortgage finance, but who will be able to repay the loan upon completion of their project. The maximum loan available stands at £175,000.

Click here for more info – Self Build Loan Fund

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