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wayne’s world – 1000 miles in four-day ride

Wayne Blair from Aboyne has just completed the NC500 cycle ride around the north coast not once but twice, covering 1006 miles in 95 hours.

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Shannon McWilliam, right, helped earn a half point for the Curtis Cup team

Craig sets new Aboyne course record as Shannon shines in US

It was a memorable weekend for Aboyne Golf Club as history was made with a course record and club member Shannon McWilliam played in the Curtis Cup in the US.

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Beavers bring home huge medal haul

Beavers bring home huge medal haul

Banchory Beavers ASC swimmers took part in the Westhill Invitational last month.

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Aboyne lift Scott Trophy with ten-stroke victory

Aboyne lift Scott Trophy with ten-stroke victory

Aboyne Golf Club were winners of the Scott Trophy, held at Torphins Golf Course for the first time in its 89-year history.

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PIM comes to rescue of Crathes Castle Half Marathon

PIM comes to rescue of Crathes Castle Half Marathon

One of the north-east’s most popular running events is back this year with a brand new sponsor, Aberdeenshire-based Plant Integrity Management Limited (PIM).

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Lily MacDonald is pictured in the back row, second left, with her proud Garioch team-mates

Lily is a golden girl for Garioch in NDP Grades

Lily MacDonald of Aboyne, competing for Garioch Gymnastics Club, returned home with two golds and a silver medal from the NDP Grades 6 and 5 in Perth recently.

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Nicole and GB team-mates do it in style in Pony Nations Cup

Nicole and GB team-mates do it in style in Pony Nations Cup

Banchory girl Nicole Lockhead Anderson and nine-year-old bay gelding Gangnam Style II ensured a win for GB in the Pony Nations Cup on Sunday.

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Brothers Bruce and Scott 1-2 in RSAC Rally

Brothers Bruce and Scott 1-2 in RSAC Rally

Banchory brothers Bruce (right) and Scott McCombie were first and second respectively in Class 12 at the RSAC Rally in Dumfries at the weekend.

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Aboyne ladies still reign as county champions

Aboyne ladies still reign as county champions

Aboyne Golf Club’s top team retained the Aberdeenshire Ladies County Golf Association crown at Newmachar on Monday.

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Deeside boys touch down in France to meet up with twins

Deeside boys touch down in France to meet up with twins

Young players from Deeside Rugby Club have just returned from an unforgettable trip to the south-west of France as part of a twinning arrangement.

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Nicole leads the way to nec

Nicole leads the way to nec

Nicole Lockhead Anderson made the long trip from Banchory worthwhile when she won the first Equithème Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year qualifier last week.

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Business as usual in new era at Inchmarlo

Business as usual in new era at Inchmarlo

Management of the popular Inchmarlo Golf Centre at Banchory returned to its owner, Inchmarlo Land Company (ILC), on Tuesday, May 1.

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Grammar big guns prove too powerful for Deeside

Grammar big guns prove too powerful for Deeside

Deeside head coach Bruce Strachan’s fears came to pass as Aberdeen Grammar 2XV fielded nine top-team players in last Saturday’s fixture and ran out 53-14 winners.

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ClubGolf Camps at Aboyne help youngsters get in swing of it

ClubGolf Camps at Aboyne help youngsters get in swing of it

Aboyne Golf Club declared their two Easter ClubGolf camps resounding successes after being oversubscribed during the school holidays.

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Kenny Wilson

Wilson’s record -breaking run at Balmoral

Scotland international Kenny Wilson was in record-breaking form in the ConocoPhillips 5km at the 21st anniversary Run Balmoral meeting over the weekend.

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Banchory Community Courts open day

Banchory Community Courts open day

A Tennis Open Day will be held at Banchory Community Courts between noon and 5pm this Saturday, April 21, reflecting the new arrangement under which Banchory Lawn Tennis Club (BLTC) have agreed with Banchory Bowling Club to sponsor the public tennis courts at the Dee Street Recreation Grounds in the centre of Banchory.

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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15:  Robbie Simpson of Scotland celebrates as he crosses the line to win bronze during the Men's marathon on day 11 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Southport Broadwater Parklands on April 15, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Robbie races to bronze in dramatic marathon

Robbie Simpson battled his way to a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games marathon in a race overshadowed by the collapse of his team-mate Callum Hawkins.

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Rebecca for national finals

Rebecca for national finals

Rebecca-Ann Greig of Alford has qualified to represent the Scottish region in the National Development Programme (NDP) 2 finals at Stoke from May 26-27.

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New running tops for local club

New running tops for local club

A girls running club at Banchory Academy has been kitted out with new training tops thanks to a grant from the Run Balmoral Sports Bursary scheme.

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