Sun shines for park opening

The event attracted large crowds.

The event attracted large crowds.

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The village green in Aboyne was bathed in glorious sunshine on Sunday for a fun day to mark the completion of the local playpark project.

Stalls were running activities to raise money for their own good causes including Aboyne Winter Festival, Aboyne Baby and Toddlers, Torphins Playgroup, Aboyne Beavers, Aboyne Scouts, Aboyne Primary School Parent Council, Aboyne Canoe Club, Aboyne Tennis Club, Bread Of Life Charity shop, Francesca Silcock raising funds for Guides Trip to India, Katie Anderson raising money for a school trip, Cancer Research Shop Banchory, Rotary Club of Aboyne and Deeside, The Seed box and some local businesses.

The playpark project involved a huge community effort.

The playpark project involved a huge community effort.

Project manager Sarah Brown said: “It was wonderful to see lots of children, families and groups enjoying the park and village green.

“We had football and penalty shoot-out competitions, magician Peter Nicoll, facepainting, a fancy dress competition and Deeside Caladonia Pipe Band.

“We had a great day.”

The official opening of 
the park was marked by a speech from local councillor Peter Argyle and the release of balloons.