Our Mearns Interrupted – Showcased in Day 4

By bellmannews / November 19, 2020

Environmental & Preserving Heritage

Direct contact with nature has many benefits and will often improve people’s overall mood, mental health, and life satisfaction. We are truly fortunate to live in a place that features beautiful coastlines, pretty seaside towns, rugged cliffs, and sandy bays. There are hundreds of attractions and hidden gems dotted across the region, many of which offer therapy to help improve social, health and physical health of their service users.

Today we bring you footage themed around Environmental services and Preserving Heritage.

COVID Response Story

The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us Brighter Horizons, Macduff.

Our Mearns Interrupted
2020 promised to be an exciting year for tourism in the Mearns. Unfortunately, as events unfolded in March plans were put on hold. Local Social Enterprise Our Mearns Tourism Association produces a number of films promoting Arts, Culture and Heritage around every corner. This one is of hope that the Mearns will once again be open for visitors….


Aden Allotments
This website features two films. One is about the new toilets the other is a series of short films put together over the summer for their virtual open day.

Greener Kemnay
Greener Kemnay is an environmental group in the rural village in Aberdeenshire.

Russel Gardens Boddam
A short piece to camera talking about the development of this community space.

Tarland Development Group
Tarland Development Group works to advance a broad range of community development, including the arts, culture, heritage, environmental enhancement and protection and recreational activities.  The otter video is by the Dee Catchment Partnership, currently working with Tarland Development Group.

Preserving Heritage

Birse Community Trust
A time capsule discovered untouched since it closed in 1941, The Souter’s Shop in Ballogie is the only surviving one of its kind in rural Scotland. Come and see inside!

Alford Heritage Museum
Based in the old Mart, and centred around the original sale ring, the Alford Heritage Museum preserves and shares the rural heritage of North East Scotland. Enjoy the virtual tour!

   Grow Your Group – Nuts and Bolts of a Funding Application
The Fourth of Five short presentations developed to help Third Sector Organisations to prepare a strong case for support and make better funding applications.

All of this week’s films and presentations will be available on:
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action’s dedicated Third Sector Week page
KDPTV YouTube Channel
and the TSSG Facebook Page

You can  get involved using your own social media channels and website to share your organisation’s images and stories during ATSW, by using the following hashtags:

#ATSW #ATSW2020 #ThirdSectorWeek #ThirdSector #Aberdeenshire