Litter Pick

The community council will be supporting the school Litter Pick on Sat 28th April.
Meet at the school at 10.00am

Meldrum, Daviot & Bourtie AGM – Rearranged

Oldmeldrum, Daviot & Bourtie Community Council AGM will be held at 7:00pm, Tuesday 28th February 2012 at Oldmeldrum Lower Townhall. The Community Council meetings are public events, all are welcome to attend.

Tidy Village Scheme

We recently discussed how we would use the grants available from the Tidy Village Scheme.  The main idea is to use some of the funds to facilitate keeping Market Square, Oldmeldrum and nearby streets clear of litter during the summer months – an honorarium would be paid to a suitable volunteer whom we hope to recruit following a suitable local advert.

CCTV used to detect milk thief

There has been a recent theft from Keystore. Milk was taken from pallets in the lane at the rear. Police have good CCTV images and have identified a 14 year old individual.

Hit and Run on Albert Rd

On the 1st May there was a Hit and Run on Albert Rd. A white Ford transit hit a parked car doing considerable damage and did not stop. Police are investigating.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs in Inverurie

The award-winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra is performing in Inverurie Town Hall with a programme of music by Rossini, Weber and Prokofiev.

INVERURIE Town Hall Thursday 9 June 8pm
tickets £12 • senior citizens £10 • children & students £5

Morgan’s Music Shop, 3 Rose Lane, Market Place, Inverurie
Online tickets available at:

For more information visit

National Grid Drop-in events; Carbon Capture, Transportation and Storage project

National Grid is part of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) consortium with ScottishPower and Shell U.K. Ltd developing a carbon capture, transportation and storage scheme. This will involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from Longannet power station in Kincardine, Fife and transporting it to St. Fergus in Aberdeenshire for transportation offshore to permanent storage in a depleted gas field.

To achieve this, National Grid will need to install a new 18km pipeline from Longannet to join with an existing pipeline at Dunipace, in Falkirk and carry out modifications to allow the conversion of an existing pipeline which already runs along the eastern side of Scotland from Falkirk to Aberdeenshire. Planning permission will be required for:

• new above ground installations (AGI) each approximately 100m2, two at Longannet and one at locations near Dunipace, Kirriemuir, and Kintore

• the change of use of the existing pipeline, this will require modification works at existing block valve and AGI sites along the route near Gargunnock, Braco, Machany, Crieff, Chapelhill, Meikleour, Kirriemuir, Ruthven, Tigerton, Fettercairn, Auchenblae, Crathes, Garlogie, Inverurie, Tarves and Stuartfield

• a new 1.5km pipeline near St Fergus

• a new compressor station next to our natural gas terminal at St. Fergus.

National Grid has organised a series of public drop-in sessions at various locations along the route to allow you to find out more and share your views on the project. Alternatively, please contact our community relations team on freephone 0800 195 3541, write to National Grid c/o, Freshwater, 14 Elliot Place, Glasgow, G3 8EP or visit for more details.

Drop-in event dates 2011


Mon 6 June 3pm – 7:30pm St. Fergus Public Hall, Hall Road, St. Fergus, AB42 3QD

Tues 7 June 3pm – 7:30pm Kintore Parish Church Hall, Kingsfield Road, Kintore, Inverurie, AB51 0UB

Wed 8 June 3pm – 7:30pm The Dickson Hall, Station Road, Laurencekirk, AB30 1BE

Thur 9 June 3pm – 7:30pm Kirriemuir Town Hall, 28/30 Reform Street, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BS

Mon 13 June 3pm – 7:30pm Strathearn Community campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN

Tue 14 June 5pm – 8pm Balfour Centre, Balfour Cresent, Plean, FK7 8DS

Wed 15 June 3pm – 7:30pm Kincardine Community Centre, Anderson lane, Kincardine, FK10 4SF

Fri 17 June 3pm – 7:30pm Dunipace Parish Church Hall, 175 Stirling Street, Dunipace, FK6 6JR

Deadline for views and comments to be considered on this project is 15th July 2011.

Park Users Committee

It is proposed to ressurect the old Meldrum Pleasure Park Users Committee. Keith Newton from the Council will arrange this. Local groups of park users will be invited to send reps. Proposal to provide Park toilets – Keith will put this to the new Meldrum Park Committee.

Conservation Area changes

The council intend to implement Article 4 Regulations which will

  • Affect “Permitted development rights”
  • Will now include windows
  • May lead to grants for re-instatement

There will be a consultation with residents.
The boundary may be redrawn – some areas in others out.

Traffic Calming by the park

Residents have complained of speeding drivers in the area of the Pleasure Park. It is proposed to install speed tables installed on Park Crescent but this is money dependent. Local residents will be consulted.