Two Tarland diary dates for special December events

Tarland memorial
Tarland memorial

The Deeside Choristers are coming to Tarland this Saturday afternoon to lead a Christmas Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

The event begins with a gathering in Tarland village square, beside the War Memorial at 3.45 pm, with people carrying torches and glowlights to walk to Tarland Church, on the main driveway to Alastrean House.

Those not wanting to walk can meet with cars at the church, where there is good parking.

The service will start at the church at 4.15pm.

The Cromar parish hopes to welcome a large gathering of all ages for this Christmas service.

Cromar History Group will meet next Thursday, December 11, in the MacRobert Hall, The Square, Tarland, at 8 pm to hear Morna Stewart, a local resident, speak about her collection of World War One letters passed to her by her grandmother who ran an early ‘Agony Aunt’ column in the Weekly Companion around the start of the Great War - 1914 -18.

The letters come from all kinds of people and describe their lives lived out against the backdrop of the First World War. The hall is accessible to disabled people and the lecture charge is £4, with tea and coffee available beforehand. The Cromar History Group is open to all and all are welcome.