Local Folk set to go Wild About Aden
People of Buchan and the surrounding area are set to show how much they love Aden Country Park, in Mintlaw, by attending the forthcoming “Wild About Aden” event which is taking place during the national “Love Parks Week”.
Aden Recognised as One of Best Green Spaces
Aden Country Park at Mintlaw has again been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award.
Poultry Workshop is a Cracking Success
The first Poultry Workshop held on Sunday 1st July, organised by Rare Breeds Scotland (RBS) and run in conjunction with the Friends of Aden Country Park was a cracking success!
Friends of Aden getting to grips with remit
Despite still being in its infancy, the newly formed Friends of Aden Country Park Development Committee has lost no time in getting to grips with its remit of working with the organisations and individuals who are already part of the Park.
Aden Caravan & Camping Site under new management
The popular Caravan & Camping Site in Aden Country Park is now under new management. Local organisation Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) is currently working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to run the award winning Caravan and Camping Site.
Aden Café wins Healthy Living Award
Local catering firm Thistle Catering Services has been recognised as a market leader in providing healthy food. Thistle Catering recently received the prestigious Healthy Living Award for a 2nd time at the Aden Country Park Café/Restaurant.
New Aden signage points way ahead
As some of you may have noticed new directional signs are being erected in and around Aden Country Park. Following on from the results of the community consultation carried out in 2010, it was identified that along with marketing and promotion, signage around the park was something that desperately needed to be improved.
Book of Deer to feature on the Great British Story
The Book of Deer, one of Scotland’s most important manuscripts is to feature in the new BBC 2 series "The Great British Story – A People’s History" on Friday 1st June at 9pm.
Aden allotments project to hold public meeting
The Aden Country Park allotments and community garden project is to hold its first public meeting on Wednesday 23rd May, at 6.30pm, in the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Underground Bunker Created at Aden Park
The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park is exhibiting memorabilia and other artifacts from the Royal Observer Corps Association.
Award Winning Farming Museum Opens for Season
The award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw opens its doors for the 2012 season.
Aden Allotments & Community Gardens Survey Launched
As part of an “Investing in Ideas” Big Lottery Funded project Buchan Development Partnership are working with Aberdeenshire Council to establish whether the local Buchan community would like to see the development of allotments and community gardens in the grounds of Aden Country Park.
Success for Buchans first family bike ride
The sun was shining on Buchan on Mothering Sunday as around 250 riders took part in the areas first family bike challenge.
Mother’s Day Country Fair at Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park is to provide Buchan mums and families alike with a grand day out with the Mother’s Day Country Fair on Sunday 18th March from 9.30am to 4pm.
Friends of Aden Country Park Inaugural AGM
The Friends of Aden Country Park is to hold its inaugural Annual General Meeting on Thursday 15th March from 7pm in the Country Park Inn in Mintlaw..
Aden Fun Run in aid of MACBI on Sunday
After the massive success of last year’s MACBI Fun Run, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw is to play host for the 2nd MACBI Fun Run on Sunday 11th March 2012 at 1pm, with registration taking place between 12 noon and 12.45pm.
Mark Beaumont supports Aden Bike Challenge
Buchan’s first bike challenge has received a welcome boost as world record holder and round the world cyclist, Mark Beaumont, gave his support for the family friendly Aden Bike Challenge.
Aden Country Park Making New Friends
Would you like to make new friends? Or simply be involved in helping to enhance and protect your local facilities and environment? If the answer is yes, perhaps your 2012 New Year resolution should be to join the Friends of Aden Country Park.
Buchan's first family bike ride launched as "Aden Bike Challenge"
Aden Country Park will host Buchan’s first family bike ride this spring, taking in some of the beautiful sights in the local area. Families and individuals are encouraged to get on their bikes to take part in the ride, which will be held on Sunday, March 18.
Gothic Ghost Story set to Thrill Aden Audiences
Hot on the heels of a successful Halloween family fright fest night, Dark Matter is a superb story of madness, passion and death. The performance is a ticket only event which takes place on Friday 18th November, from 7pm, meeting in the central courtyard in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. Dark Matter immerses you in a skin tingling ghost story, part light installation, part soundscape.
Halloween Leviaden at Aden Country Park
Wade deep into the dark woods of Aden Country Park, Mintlaw for a Halloween night of nautical surprises as mysterious mythical marine monsters emerge from the watery depths. The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday 29th October, 6.30pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Aden Park plays new Sound with Curious Chamber Players
As part of sound, the North East Scotland's festival of new music, Aden Country Park will be hosting the Swedish Curious Chamber Players on Thursday 27th October at 1pm in the Aden Theatre. The Curious Chamber Players will showcase brand new works by the Scandinavian composers written in close collaboration with the ensemble, which comprises a flute, clarinet, violin, guitar as well as some newly invented sound objects.
Rare Day Out at Vintage Tractor Day
This year’s annual vintage tractor working day at Aden Country Park should prove to be the best yet. There will be a rare chance to see a wide variety of vintage tractors, Clydesdale Horse ploughing, sheepdog demonstrations, Morrison Collection of rural photographs, traditional Scottish music and Rare Breed Survival Trust.
Aden receives prestigious Green Flag Award for a 2nd year
Local Country Park is one of the best in the country. For the 2nd time Aden Country Park at Mintlaw Nr Peterhead, Aberdeenshire is one of the best in the country – and that’s official!
Buchan Folk set to go Wild about Aden
People of Buchan are set to show how much they love Aden Country Park, Mintlaw by attending the forthcoming “Wild About Aden” event which is taking place during the national “Love Parks Week”. Wild About Aden is a free, two day event, which will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of July 2011, 10am to 3.30pm.
New Website to Raise Profile of Aden Country Park
A new website is currently being developed to help raise the profile of Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. The website is due to be launched on Saturday 2nd April to coincide with the seasonal opening of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Aden café.
Halloween Fantasmagoria at Aden Draws Crowds
The Halloween Fantasmagoria event held at Aden Country Park on Saturday 30th October proved to be a great success with both children and adults alike. With the weather remaining eerily calm, and the venue of Aden Country Park proving to be the ideal spooky setting, crowds of around 2,000 people attended the flabbergasting festival of fire, fantoms, and frights.
Halloween Fantasmagoria at Aden Country Park
A flabbergasting festival of fire, fantoms, and frights is to be held in depths of Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. A spooky parade of ghosts, skeletons and zombies will walk through the eerie woods of Aden Country Park. The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday 30th October, 7pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
Making the most of Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, celebrates its 30th birthday this year and to celebrate Buchan Development Partnership and Aberdeenshire Council are working in partnership to help establish ways in which we can make the most of the much-loved Country Park.
Hands on History at Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park is to host a 2 day “Hands on History” event where a skills swap shop will take place. Traditional crafts and pass times such as weaving and knitting will be exchanged with modern pass times like texting and playing the wii. The event will be held in the theatre in the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw on the 18th & 19th October.
Rare Day Out at Vintage Tractor Working Day
Come to Aden Country Park in its 30th birthday year for a rare chance to see a wide variety of vintage tractors on display and doing the work they were made for. The annual vintage tractor day will be held at Hareshowe Working Farm, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on Sunday 26th September, from 12:15pm until 4.15pm
Focus on Aden at BDP Forum
Buchan Development Partnership’s Annual General Meeting and Autumn Forum (sponsored by Shell) will be held on the Thursday 30th September in the Stuartfield Public Hall, Burnett Street, Stuartfield starting at 7.30pm. The topic for the evening is Aden Country Park, Mintlaw.
Past and present come together at Aden Country Park
Skills swap shop combines traditional activities with up-to-the-minute computer fun. The traditional clashed with the contemporary yesterday during a fun day at a north-east visitor attraction. Aden Country Park at Mintlaw hosted the so-called skills swap shop, which showcased weaving and knitting in the same arena as playing games on the Wii computer console.
Son remembers Aden Country Park founder
The son of the founding father of one of the north-east’s most popular visitor attractions planted a tree at the site yesterday in memory of his family’s links with the area.
Meet the Trees at Aden Country Park
Just like humans, every tree is different. Pam Ross, Senior Ranger for North Aberdeenshire, will be providing an opportunity for both the young and old, to get to know some of Aden’s most ‘rebarkable’ trees!
Thistle Catering wins Healthyliving Award
Local catering firm Thistle Catering Services was recognised as a market leader in providing healthy food by gained the prestigious Healthy Living Award for Aden Country Park Restaurant, Mintlaw.
Aden Country Park is one of the UK's best parks!
Aden Country Park, Mintlaw has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. Green Flag Awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden Country Park impressed the judges with its excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.
Public to get say in improvements to Buchan park
A team has been set to draw up new five-year blueprint on future of the visitor attraction Aden Country Park at Mintlaw and the public is being invited to help shape the future of one of the north-east’s most popular visitor attractions.
Aden Country Park to celebrate with Traditional Folk Music
As part of the Aden Country Park 30th anniversary celebrations, the Ugie Folk Club will be holding an informal concert of traditional songs and tunes on Saturday 24th July, from 1pm to 3.30pm, at the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
It's a Knockout with Bain Henry Reid
An entire day of glorious summer sunshine (well, mostly glorious) at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw provided the perfect setting for a wet, wild and wacky It's A Knockout event with a fantastic group of enthusiastic competitors from Bain Henry Reid.
Tree-mendous botanical garden branches out!
Aberdeenshire Council has officially open a regenerated botanical garden of trees (arboretum) at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. The renovation to the existing remains of a Victorian arboretum is the first phase of a £100,000 project undertaken by the council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Service to develop and establish themed tree collections in the park.
Award-winning Aberdeenshire Council caravan parks open their doors
Aberdeenshire Council’s award-winning caravan parks are now open for business and ready to welcome guests. The council operates six coastal caravan parks at Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Portsoy, Rosehearty and Stonehaven. It also runs four countryside parks at Aden, Ballater, Haughton and Turriff and all are close to local amenities and attractions.