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Site Launch

Well, this is it, the public launch of the Aberdeenshire Guide website.  Lots still to do, but the basics are now in place.

It's been a tough decision - is it better to introduce new features and functions to Ardgrain.com and risk changing the whole concept of the website, or is it better to bite the bullet and put something completely new together... 

The answer is the Aberdeenshire Guide.

Blog entry Sun, 31 Jan 2010
Add your own Tweets

Some minor changes behind the scenes now allows registered users to post updates to Twitter.  Registered users will notice a new tab in the Account Settings, called "Twitter Accounts".  Enter your own Twitter details and password, and when you post to the Aberdeenshire Guide you'll get a new tweet automatically added to your own Twitter page.  You have full control on what appears, so the option is yours whether you want  to tweet or not.

Blog entry Sun, 28 Feb 2010
Clunie Lodge Guest House Clunie Lodge Guest House

Clunie Lodge is a Victorian former manse, full of period features with outstanding views of Glen Clunie and the Grampian Mountains and situated in secluded grounds with private parking, but only a few minutes stroll to the village.

We have five tastefully decorated bedrooms, with en-suite shower or private bathrooms. All have colour TV, hospitality tray, hairdryer, and comprehensive tourist information to help you make the most of your stay in Braemar and the surrounding area.

Directory Listing Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Gamrie Lodge Gamrie Lodge

With Grade B Listing, Gamrie Lodge is a fine example of a four storey, Regency Buchan, former Manse dating circa.1828. Currently undergoing restoration by the present owners, the Lodge, with its distinctive projecting semi-circular stair tower, is set peacefully amidst lightly wooded grounds, yet commands uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside of Aberdeenshire Scotland.

Directory Listing Mon, 17 Aug 2009
Gardenstown Webcam Gardenstown Webcam

Brought to you by our sister website at Ardgrain.com, the Gardenstown webcam looks towards the North East coast at Gardenstown, in Aberdeenshire. The coastal village of Gardenstown, is known locally as Gamrie, after the parish in which it sits.

Within the Gardentstown webcam view is the ancient Castle Hill, a Mott and Bailey fortification. To the left is St Johns Church, a ruin on the coastline which which pre-dates the village of Gardenstown. The Church of St John the Evangelist was built in 1513, and celebrates the defeat of the Danes at this site in 1004. The harbour entrance and village of Gardenstown itself is in-line with the rocky outcrop to the right.

Directory Listing Mon, 17 Aug 2009
Butler's Guest House Butler's Guest House

Our 3 star guesthouse / B&B is ideally located in a quiet area in the heart of the City centre of Aberdeen, Scotland, and is a convenient base for the theatres, cinemas, leisure facilities, shops and local attractions and amenities. We provide comfortable, city centre, guest house b&b accommodation at reasonable prices.

Use our FREE INTERNET & EMAIL FACILITIES including WiFi and BT Fusion.

We have a 'No Smoking' policy throughout the guesthouse and 'no-smoking' in buildings is now law in Scotland.

Directory Listing Mon, 24 Aug 2009
David Duthie Fine Instruments

David has always been involved in design and creative crafts.  Since qualifying as a teacher in 1983, specialising in Craft, Design and Technology, he has developed his skills in cabinet making and fine woodwork through a wide range of projects.  He has had a life long passion for making things from wood and his affinity for the material led to an interest in violin making as far back as 1980 while studying for an essay on the craft during his teacher training.

Directory Listing Thu, 07 Jan 2010
Deveron Chairs Deveron Chairs

Deveron Chairs has been in business for fifteen years now, making bespoke furniture in a country style, that all people can afford (though some will have to save up.)

Because we`re small we can use timber that no-one else is interested in commercially. We give work an individual feel using traditional construction and finishing methods. We can respond to individual problem spaces.

Directory Listing Fri, 19 Feb 2010
Ellon Webcam Ellon Webcam

Brought to you by our sister website at Ardgrain.com, the Ellon webcam looks over rolling Scottish countryside towards the town of Ellon and the Ythan river. 

Originally a fording place across the Ythan river, Ellon grew to became the Buchan seat of power in the Middle Ages when Ellon Castle (called Ardgith) was built by the Kennedy family. Robert the Bruce totally destroyed Ellon in 1308 as part of the "Harrying of Buchan" following the defeat of his enemy, the Earl of Buchan.

The Ellon webcam looks out from the historic Grade A site of Ardgrain, with views out from the third floor triangular window.

Directory Listing Sat, 06 Mar 2010
Posting Tips

To get the very best out of the Aberdeenshire Guide Forum, you can simply dive straight in.  For those less familiar with forums, the below pointers may prove useful.

Forum topic Sun, 14 Feb 2010
Posting Tips

To get the very best out of the Aberdeenshire Guide Forum, you can simply dive straight in.  For those less familiar with forums, the below pointers may prove useful.

Forum topic Sun, 14 Feb 2010
Posting Tips

To get the very best out of the Aberdeenshire Guide Forum, you can simply dive straight in.  For those less familiar with forums, the below pointers may prove useful.

Forum topic Sun, 14 Feb 2010
MORREN ancestors Would love to be in touch with relatives of my ancestors:   Janet Forbes Morren  b. 1878, Aberdeen (GGrandmother) - emigrated to Canada in late 1890s;  m. Walter Gear, Calgary NWT, Canada in 1899; William Morren b. 1840, Old Machar (GG-Grandfather) - Engineer aboard Steam Vessel, m. 1866 in Aberdeen to Barbara Gordon b. 1843;  and Forum topic Fri, 26 Feb 2010
Guide Bag Packing Craigiebuckler Guides will be bagpacking at Sainsburys in Bridge of Dee on Saturday 27th February 2010, from 10am to 4pm. This is to raise money for Guide Camp and other centenary activities. Forum topic Fri, 26 Feb 2010
Barn Owls Interested to hear of any thriving barn owl colonies in the area.  I've seen a pair of barn owls over the fields behind Nether Ardgrain, and I've seen another at Broomfield. A building at Turner Hall has a barn owl too - so we have at least four in a mile radius just to the North of Ellon.  Anyone else have barn owls to report? Forum topic Tue, 02 Mar 2010

@tourscotland You can use Hootsuite or Tweetdeck instead - it's not affecting those.
Not long until Doors Open Day in Aberdeen - Sat 11th Sept: http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk
Did anyone attend the open day at Haddo this weekend?
Haddo House Family Day - Sunday August 1st, with puppet shows, open gardens, face painting, house tours, crafts and more. www.nts.org.uk
What's the best picnic spot in Aberdeenshire?

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