Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Donations from the sale of teas, coffees and home baking at the summer fayres came to over £400. Isobel McRobbie is seen here with Sandra Cruickshank.
the 12 December 2009 saw the best Xmas Fayre yet with over 12 stall holders selling festive goods. In addition there was a Silent Auction with 25 items from glider flights to a load of muck, and an MOT test to meals at various Deeside resturants, and over £900 was raised for the Hall funds.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
On a fine 8 November 2009 afternoon about 50 local residents attended the Remberance Service at the War Memorial at Corsedarder conducted by the Rev Jack Holt
Monday, 28 September 2009
On a warm sunny day on Saturday 26th September, Lawerence Clark, a buschcraft and survival expert and instructor, held a practical training afternoon in the woods near Ballogie Hall for 25 local adults and children wanting to learn the basics of living off the land. Topics included fire lighting, putting up a shelter, making tent pegs, preparing a rabbit for cooking, and foraging for wild edible foods. A grat day was had by all.
On 22nd September 2009 at Ballogie Hall, as part of A Portrait of Our Time, Bryan Miller of Marywell, Ballogie gave a fascinating illustrated talk about the Innes family of the 18th and 19th centuary. When not escaping the guillotine in revolutionary Paris, running away from a seminary to make a small fortune in Russia, attending the Stuart court in exile or repelling redcoats with charm and guile, the Innes family were quite content to be at home in Ballogie and were one time lairds of Balnacraig.