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New & improved Aboyne Tennis courts reopened

Aboyne Tennis Club re-opened to members and visitors on Sunday, October 8, after being closed for 10 weeks to improve the facilities.

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Another fishing season draws to a close on the River Dee

Another fishing season draws to a close on the River Dee

We enter the final week of the season in good form. Last week produced 256 fish and helped push us over the 4,000 mark for the first time since 2013.

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Rare Commemorative Whisky Auction

Rare Commemorative Whisky Auction

In acknowledgement of Deeside RFC’s 40th anniversary, Apache North Sea Ltd has donated a 40-year whisky marking 40 years of drilling at the Forties Field.

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Golfers raise thousands for CLAN

Golfers raise thousands for CLAN

North-east golfers have raised thousands of pounds for a leading cancer support charity at one of the area’s most prestigious courses.

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Robbie gets the win but misses out on Bennachie record

Robbie gets the win but misses out on Bennachie record

Wet and windy weather greeted the 160 runners who took part in the 28th annual Bennachie Hill Race earlier this month.

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Morven Hill Races and Mini Morven results

Morven Hill Races and Mini Morven results

Hill runners enjoyed a clear day for the Morven Hill Races last month - with 43 runners doing the full course to the top, four doing the Half Morven and five U14/U12s doing the Mini Morven.

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Numbers game gets the better of Deeside in Shetland

Numbers game gets the better of Deeside in Shetland

Deeside returned home from Shetland at the weekend with no league points to show for their travels but with their heads held high.

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Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust receives funding

Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust receives funding

Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust has secured £2270 towards the purchase of a rescue boat and launch trolley to support sailing at Knockburn Loch.

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Far away game. It will take three flights to reach Bloemfontein, and two back as well as a four-hour bus trip
Montage: Colin Heggie

Glasgow Warriors face 12,000-mile round trip for one match

When Dave Rennie signed on for his stint with the Warriors you suspect that one reason the Kiwi coach moved north was the ever-increasing travel demands that the expanded Super Rugby imposed upon all participants. Had his Chiefs team beaten the Crusaders in this season’s semi-final and flown to Johannesburg for the final they would, someone did the maths, have racked up an eye-popping, record 42,921 kilometres (26,830 miles) in one Super Rugby season.

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Young swimmers’ medal haul

Young swimmers’ medal haul

Banchory Beavers had an extremely successful day of racing at the Westhill Minnows meet on September 17.

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Third birthday for Glad Rags & Cartridge Bags

Third birthday for Glad Rags & Cartridge Bags

The ladies of Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags, Scotland’s foremost ladies shooting club, are enjoying a fantastic series of events this autumn and looking forward to celebrating the clubs third birthday in November.

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Banchory gymnasts in form

Banchory gymnasts in form

Four gymnasts from Banchory Gymnastics Club recently travelled to Cumbernauld to take part in the Celebration of Life 4-piece competition.

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Autumn/Winter season under way

Autumn/Winter season under way

Saturday’s sunshine saw fifteen petanque players on the court at Finzean.

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Deeside back on track with home win over Stornoway

Deeside back on track with home win over Stornoway

Deeside bounced straight back from last weekend’s defeat at Highland with a convincing win at home to Stornoway.

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Largest ever field for toughest ever Beast Race

Largest ever field for toughest ever Beast Race

Over 2,500 participants, the largest field for the event ever, took part in the annual Prime Four Beast Raceat Knockburn Loch on Saturday.

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One of the Glasgow Clan members alongside fellow rugby players

Charity keen to set up rugby Clan in Shire

Fraserburgh Rugby Club has joined forces with Trust Rugby International (tri) in a bid to make the sport accessable to all.

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Military Golf Challenge declared a resounding success

Military Golf Challenge declared a resounding success

The golf day for the British Army’s National Charity ‘The ABF - the Soldiers Charity’ held at Aboyne Golf Club was hailed a resounding success by the organiser after a field of players raised a significant sum of money for the charity.

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Pictured at the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering 2017 are 2 teams from the Royal Navy competing at the Inter-Services Tug of War, Royal Navy and Commando Helicopter Force (CHF). The Tug of War winners were 15 Sig Regt, CHF came 3rd and RN 12th.
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Consent forms are signed by all competitors and held with CHF Phot.

Commando Helicopter Force personnel take part in Braemar Tug-O-War

Eight members of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF), led by Sergeant Adam Mason RM, made their way from Somerset to the Braemar Gathering to compete in the 2017 Highland Games Tug of War, in front of Her Majesty the Queen.

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Champion of Champions bowling competition

Champion of Champions bowling competition

Alistair Smith President of Upper Donside Bowling club welcomed the competitors for the Pairs and Singles competitions from all the Dee and Don bowling clubs.

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Tom’s Cairn 10k Trail Race returns to Finzean

Tom’s Cairn 10k Trail Race returns to Finzean

Following the success of last year‘s inaugural event, the second Tom’s Cairn 10k Trail Race will be held this Sunday in Finzean with a 5k race also being held for under 16s.

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