The Queen’s View, Tarland, Dee Valley, Aberdeenshire. This spectacular spot is nominated in this week’s Country Life as the Prince of Wales’ favourite view. ‘I have known this spectacular view all my life and never tire of seeing it again,’ The Prince writes. ‘There seems to be a perfect balance in the broad sweep of the Howe of Cromar, with its patchwork of small farms and woodland, leading the eye gently up to the summit of Lochnagar, 20 miles or more away. ‘Part of the attraction is that every visit is slightly different. The seasons create dramatic changes, with snow on the highest hills for much of the year, and sometimes spark-ling across the lowlands in the foreground, too. ‘At other times, sunshine and showers race each other across the fields, creating alternating shadows and the brightest of lights. The colours and the detail of the landscape are always changing, with the grass glowing a bright green in the spring and gradually giving way to ripening barley, bales in the fields and all the rich tints of autumn leaves in the woodland. ‘This magnificent beauty spot gained its name from Queen Victoria, who fell in love with what quickly became known as Royal Deeside more than 150 years ago. It is said that the Queen ordered her coach to stop so she could admire this view across the Lower Valley of the Dee, looking towards her beloved Balmoral and the peak of Lochnagar. We know from her diaries that Queen Victoria returned repeatedly to the spot during her frequent stays on Deeside, and it is easy to see why. ‘For me, whenever I drive over the crest of the Howe, this panoramic view never fails to lift my spirits. The fact that this unspoiled place has not altered greatly for hundreds of years makes it even more remarkable and memorable. Above all, this is a view which epitomises Aberdeenshire, a part of the world I have known and loved for my entire life.’ #princeofwalescountrylife #thequeensview #aberdeenshire - - - - 📷 by Glyn Satterley - Get six issues of Country Life for £6 – see bit.ly/CL-6-for-6 for details and terms. ... See MoreSee Less
To brighten a winter’s night, we’re planning a one-off gig to fundraise for future Tarland Food and Music Festivals. We’re delighted to have the wonderful Shooglenifty in concert, returning to the MacRobert Hall, Tarland, on Saturday 1st December, 8pm until late.
Come and join us, all welcome.Next Tuesday evening we will welcome Steve Sunderland, Lead Bee Inspector, for a talk on Bee Health. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing Steve give a talk you’ll know this will be a great evening, so please do join us! ... See MoreSee Less
Message Received: Hi, grey and white cat found dead on the Aberdeen road just past the golf course. Please would you put a notice up, stopped and put it to the side of the road. Just in case someone is looking for it 😞 thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi everyone, need some help in generating income for the Cromar Future Group. We don't charge for providing science clubs for Tarland and Logie, Craigievar and Towie Primary Schools, or for the local Science Festival or for our local youth Club in Tarland, Everything Electronic. So we endlessly apply for grants. WE NEED YOU TO HELP BY VOTING FOR US AT THE AVIVA WEB-SITE which if we get enough votes will raise £1000. Link is : community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2700 Although this is pitched as for Everything Electronic, all our equipment is used for all our activities, so the in-school activities benefit, as do our Science Festival activities. On the site itself, the photos are mainly from our school activities due to the timing of when we made the application. There is also though an entertaining video made by Everything Electronic Club Members which shows the Club itself. The link to the Aviva site is shown below. Please vote for us. DON'T DELAY - THERE IS A DEADLINE. Please also share this post to friends and encourage them to help. We operate from Braemar to Lumphanan and from Strathdon to Towie. If you need to register to vote, we have produced a little video to show you the process : youtu.be/NY96Y0pNpdc... See MoreSee Less
Our part of Aberdeenshire has only small villages and scattered communities. The Cromar Future Group is "leveling the playing field" by bringing science and technology activities (STEM) to our rural area.
Tarland Bee Group - 1st talk for the season - open to all.Our first talk this season is on Tuesday November 6th. We hope you can join us to learn all about communication in honey bees from Dr Gavin Ramsay – no need to be a beekeeper, all most welcome! ... See MoreSee Less