Hill Race 2018 Results

Wow – what a great hill race to end a fantastic weekend. The overall record was smashed by 8 seconds, and we had new records in the Boy’s 16 & Under and 9 & Under categories.

We were also pleased to present a new shield this year in recognition of Colin Morrison (who did so much for the village and the hill race and sadly died last year). The fastest new local entrant in the hill race was Izzy Skinner who only missed the Girl’s 12 & Under record by 6 seconds and now holds the second fastest time in that category. Colin would have been delighted by that.

Full results are below and you can check out a load of great photos of the event on our Facebook page, the Abernethy Facebook page and Flickr.  The overall ranked winning times page has also now been updated to show this year’s results.

See you next year for the 40th Anniversary Hill Race!

Fete Weekend 2018 – Thank You!

It’s been a fantastic weekend, we are very lucky to live in such a brilliant wee village! As ever we’ve had great support from local businesses (listed) who were generous with raffle prizes and donations; lots of you helped with the disco, setting up and taking down the fete, manning the stalls / serving teas and/or providing prizes and home baking, marshalling or volunteering at the hill race and plenty more. Thanks to all of you and to those who turned up and supported the events.

We hope you all had a great weekend. We did! We’ve made just under £1400 to go towards more improvements at the hall and we couldn’t do it without you all.

Save the dates! 2018 Fete & Hill Race

Some important dates for your diary! This year’s fete will be held on Sat 9 June from 1-4pm. The village hill race will be the following day on Sun 10th at 1pm and we’re hoping to hold a kid’s disco on the Friday evening.

Watch out for more information nearer the date and mark your diaries for a weekend of community fun!

It’s Freezing! (AGM news)

We held the Hall’s AGM last night and you’ll be pleased to know that it isn’t only the weather that is freezing! For the 3rd year running we are NOT increasing the rates for booking the hall.

We’ve had a really good year up at the hall with new front doors fitted, new flooring in the kitchen, ante-room and corridor, new carpet in the old entrance, a new fire alarm and also re-decoration of the ante-room, corridor and both entrances. The hall is now in use 5 nights a week for classes, is home to the Baby & Toddler group and also hosts parties, concerts, ceilidhs and events.

For the first time in many years we can now pretty much cover our running costs from the letting income and that means that money raised at the annual fete can go towards further maintenance and improvements. Next on our list is work on the flat roof and we are hoping to remodel and improve the gent’s loos and the shower room.

Hall Improvements

More small improvements up at the hall: we’ve had the fire alarm system upgraded and a new smart electricity meter installed. No more laying on the floor to read the meter under the shelf!

You may also have noticed the improved parking area at the garages / park – we cheekily asked the contractors if they would fill the big pothole on the hall access road and they very kindly went one better, using their left over tar to tarmac up and over it. Thanks very much M&M Road surfacing, it’s much better!