Around the world in 80 ways

A Mearns travel consultant is taking the tech out of holiday planning by offering a home visiting service. Andy Cromar from Laurencekirk wants to champion people who can’t get online or simply prefer doing business face-to-face. Andy said: “Not so long ago it was normal for a local doctor or insurance agent to visit peopleContinue reading “Around the world in 80 ways”

Pizza and laughs in Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s top funnyman and compere Kenny Luke today announced a night of laughs pizza and drinks at city hotspot the Adams on Holburn street. Kenny said: “This is the first of my comedy nights at the home of Big Manny’s Pizza. “We have an exciting line up of professional comedians ready to roll you intoContinue reading “Pizza and laughs in Aberdeen”

Drainage expert saves Scottish nursery

A Scottish drainage expert has stepped in to save a North Lanarkshire nursery project. The expansion of the Heathery Family Learning Centre set to provide early years education for up to 1140 children was under threat due to continuous water discharge. In September last year councillors were told there was a serious possibility that theContinue reading “Drainage expert saves Scottish nursery”

Flaxman launch album at Drummonds

By Marcus MacBeath Aberdeen band Flaxman launched their new album Lambs at Drummonds on Friday night Easing into the 10-song set with the delicate title track Emma Harkins slowly caught the attention of the audience before Martin Wyllie took to the mic. He set the tone of the rest of the night with his rumblingContinue reading “Flaxman launch album at Drummonds”

Hat-trick hit hopes for Folkestone four

The King Rooks are proud to present their third single release Disguise. After the success of their two debut singles Mary and What Do You Say Now the Folkestone band are back with another all-out rock anthem. This one needs to be listened to at maximum volume. The single was recorded and produced by DanContinue reading “Hat-trick hit hopes for Folkestone four”

What’s your biggest challenge?

So you have a building project and submitted a planning application. There are hoops to jump through and a significant one is drainage. When it comes to dealing with surface water the default position of Scottish Water is to refuse connection to storm drains and this can cause problems. What is your biggest challenge whenContinue reading “What’s your biggest challenge?”

Life lessons launch

A former teacher is on a mission to equip young people with the life skills often glossed over by mainstream education. Kristina Neeme created Kea Academy to help guide pupils through what can be a daunting transition to adulthood. She said: “I’ve been working with young people for a long time and met so manyContinue reading “Life lessons launch”

John Stewart

Following the heartbreakingly untimely passing of John Stewart I wanted to air as many tributes to him that I could as there were far too many to include in a single press article. In no particular order here is what others wanted to say. Deirdre Robertson. John was an exceptional extraordinarily passionate, authentic life force,Continue reading “John Stewart”

Commando crooner sets sights on music career

A Scottish war veteran who swapped his assault rifle for a guitar released his first solo single. Former Royal Marine Nicky Aiken from Aberdeen drew on his gritty experiences in war-torn Afghanistan and gruelling commando training when writing I’m on Fire. The track is all about not giving up and pushing through barriers to getContinue reading “Commando crooner sets sights on music career”