- Published: Friday, 14 February 2014 20:02
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"The burn was big wi' spate
And there cam' tumblin' doon
Tapselteerie, the half o' a gate
an auld fish hake and a great muckle skate
And a lum hat wantin' the croon."
Aberdeen Journal 12th August 1829
AWFUL AND DESTRUCTIVE INUNDATION
It is with great concern that we have to state, that the storm and flood of Monday and Tuesday se’ennight took a much wider range, and were far more destructive in their effects, than any similar visitation recorded in the annals of this part of the country. The loss to individuals is quite incalculable; the destruction of bridges, roads, and public works, is equally ruinous; and both combined, present a scene of devastation that can be designated by no other term than that of a national calamity. From the time at which it occurred, the ravages of the flood could be but imperfectly known as the date of our last Paper, but we have since collected, from all quarters, the following painfully interesting particulars, in addition to those formerly detailed.Write comment (0 Comments)
- Published: Friday, 14 March 2014 19:55
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Sunday 6th April 2014
Finalty Hill (905m)
Distance 17km Ascent 620m OS Map 43+44
Finalty Hill lies in upper Glen Isla, forming the southern flank of Canness Glen. Its ascent is part on track and part on rough sheep path, and the walk continues along the heights of the plateau separating Glen Isla from Glen Doll. The views of the Glen Shee Munros Glas Maol and Creag Leacach are magnificent, as is the close-up view of Mayar – any keen bagger may easily be able to summit it from this unusual angle.
The walk starts at the car park at Auchavan (GR NO 191696) and heads up the track to Tulchan Lodge where we take the track then rough path up Finalty Hill (GR NO 212750). From here we continue to Dun Hillocks before navigating across the high moor off path towards Mayar. Dropping south along a fenceline, we climb Bawhelps at the head of Glen Prosen before easing back on to track to Mid Hill and the descent down to Auchavan.
The walk can be easily shortened by descending directly back to the Glen Isla from Finalty Hill.
Total Time: Approx. 6-7hrs, depending on the state of the high moor.
Note: This walk has sections over open moorland, often rough and boggy and requires a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. If conditions are very snowy or icy, a different walk will be offered.
Meet at Culter Village Hall at 7:30am, return around 6-7 pm. Transport by shared cars (contribution to the drivers, offers to drive welcome) and refreshments at Kirkton of Glenisla Hotel afterwards if time allows (TBC). Contact Catherine Lacy Tel: 01224-733710 or by email. Closing date Wednesday 2nd April 2014.
Walkers must wear walking boots (gaiters also recommended), carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty of food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top, whatever the forecast.
Culter Hillwalking club has no members who are qualified leaders or instructors. Therefore anyone volunteering to assist the club on a walk cannot be held responsible for other members' welfare. Members must be aware they are solely responsible for themselves at all times. Hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury and death. Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Culter Hillwalking club committee, members, guests or co-ordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a walk. Dog owners must ensure that their dogs are on a short lead at all times.Write comment (0 Comments)
- Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:50
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The Culter Flower Show has a new website which launched this spring. You can find it at www.culterflowershow.com . You will also find their Facebook page which you can "LIKE" and be updated with information.
This annual date has been on the Culter calendar for many many years.
This year the event takes place in the Village Hall on Saturday August 16th 2014 from 2 -4pm.
Schedules will be available from the website nearer the time.
Culter Flower Show and Games, Aberdeen Weekly Journal , Monday July 30 1877
The games took place in a large circular roped enclosure in the centre of the ground, and by the side of the field, but temporarily separated from the portion of it where the games were held, was a marquee, in which there was a very good horticultural display.Write comment (0 Comments)
- Published: Friday, 14 March 2014 19:44
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The next Sunday walk is on 6th April to Finalty Hill, (905m), which stands at the north easterly head of Glen Isla, OS maps 43 &44, 17km, 620m ascent, 6-7hrs. An unusual circuit over the remote empty heights lying above Glen Isla and Glen Clova, some track but also considerable rough walking. Meet at the TSB bank, Culter at 7.30am, return 6-7pm.
Contact Catherine Lacy 01224 733710 or