Category Archives: Aberdeenshire

No way on the F & B Way today

Le Grand Départ After a week away with work, I was back in the saddle for my normal ride down to the office in Aberdeen this morning and as I rode along enjoying the sound of birds singing, I noticed … Continue reading

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Trumpie’s words of wisdom

In April 2012, following the erection of a wind turbine on an industrial site in the north of Aberdeen adjacent to a golf course, Donald Trump was quoted as saying : “Royal Aberdeen is a wonderful course – one of … Continue reading

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Moo-nicipal art in Inverurie

We’ve all seen them – ugly, often grubby boxes on the pavement or roadside that contain “stuff” … telephone “stuff”, traffic signalling “stuff” etc. etc. They get rusty, they get negelected they get vandalised … now assuming that we do need … Continue reading

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Reid Harlaw – 600 years after the battle

We will not dwell on the history. There was a battle at Harlaw ( or Cath Gairbheach ) 600 years ago which has been written about often.  The ballad Battle o’ Harlaw (which you can listen to here) has been passed from … Continue reading

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Blundergate, Boilergate, Briefgate & Buffetgate

Aberdeen City Council really just can’t seem to keep itself out of the headlines these days can it? Even for an organisation well used to attracting controversy, July is shaping up to be quite some month – last week we saw the Blundergate, Boilergate, … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Trumped Première

Last night I attended the Scottish première of Anthony Baxter’s new documentary You’ve Been Trumped – it’s actually the second time I’ve been to a première in Aberdeen having seen the debut of Fraser Denholm’s Run Down Aberdeen earlier in the year. Trump’s PR … Continue reading

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Dogs die in hot cars

At Moved to Comment we get annoyed when myths and inaccuracies about Scotland are perpetuated. These are usually based on ignorance from media folks still coming to terms with the fact that there is life beyond the M25 but if … Continue reading

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Public plastic pays for £3,550.37 Pom Pom purchase. Priceless!

On the 27th May 2011, the Daily Telegraph published a list of spending on council credit cards above a £500 threshold and it was with great interest that we perused the section detailing the £566,929 spent using Aberdeenshire Council credit cards. Now for an … Continue reading

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A dissapointing effort from BBC News

The BBC used to give a link to stories in local papers on their website – and being in the North East I often look at the North East, Orkney & Shetland part of the site – now they’ve changed … Continue reading

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The Aberdeen Civic Car : A Civic Disgrace?

Aberdeen City Council have been in the news a lot recently with up to 900 council jobs facing the axe in a desperate effort to balance the books of a City in financial ruin after decades of apparent civic mismanagement by successive … Continue reading

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