Exciting delivery in Inverurie this morning! We are DELIGHTED to be hosting one of the 20 individually designed anchors which have been designed and produced to to mark the 20th anniversary of Aberdeen-based charity Friends of ANCHOR.
The anchors will be on public display in selected towns across the Grampian region, Orkney and Shetland from the 1st July until the end of October to form the 20for20 anchor voyage.
The voyage is the charity’s anniversary project which will contribute to their ‘Dream Big’ appeal and provides a platform for the public as well as artists, sponsors and partners to raise awareness of the charity and get involved in a creative and exciting way.
The culmination of a long term collaboration between violinist Violeta Barrena and guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas, Duo Diez are an innovative classical guitar and violin duo who are adept at working in a great number of different musical styles.
Have you reserved your seat yet for our big event this coming Tuesday? No? There's still time! Please make a point of attending this event, the information will be aimed at what the BID will do for Inverurie and YOU our businesses/organisations! So please, particularly our potential levy payers - book your seat and make a point of having your questions answered!
Taste of Grampian is Scotland's biggest one-day food festival. It attracts nearly 200 exhibitors, celebrity chefs, live cookery demonstrations as well as a Motor Show. There is something for all ages. £5 entry per person. Children under 16 are free.
9th June 2017 to 10th June 2017 - 7:00PM - MIDNIGHT
Thainstone Country Music Festival 2017
Thainstone Centre, Inverurie
Join us on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June for the Thainstone Country Music Festival. With two indoor stages, food and drink facilities, line dancing, rodeo bull and space for campervan and motorhomes – this is one not to be missed.
The Great Inverurie Bike Ride is an institution in Aberdeenshire. Following its success in 2016 the 52 mile route will be available as well as the usual 25 and 13 mile routes. The 52 mile route is called The Suie Classic and is open to experienced riders over 14 yrs.
Last Summer Fayre at Inverurie Market Place School
Market Place Schoo
The annual Market Place School Summer Fayre will be taking place on June 23rd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and entrance is free. This will be the last one in the town centre as the school will close and name will change later in the year - such a historical school for the town - all welcome!
A classic car show with a display of classic, rare and unique vehicles. Live action with an Auto Test competition against the clock. Parade laps of some of the interesting vehicles on display. Family fun with kids rides, bouncy castles, music and competitions. Food & drink available all day and a picnic area.
Free parking. £5 entry for spectators. Children under 12 free.
Gin Tasting From The Inverurie Whisky Shop combined with fabulous live music from the Elaine Crighton Quintet. Browse the Gallery and sample the delights of an amazing array of Gin's from around Scotland. The evening will be relaxed and informal and a jamboree of sound, taste and vision. Or in other words music, booze and art.....what's not to love about this event?!!
It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started planning your wedding or if you need to sort out a few finishing touches, the Aberdeenshire Wedding Show is a great way to meet with everyone you need to make your big day perfect, all under one roof – and it’s a great day out for friends and family! Finish off the day with fizz from Art Deco Prosecco at our exclusive fashion show brought to you by the Scottish Wedding Directory. Featuring the latest looks for Brides, Grooms, Maids and Mums. Look out for some Christmas party inspiration too!
Whisky Festival and Launch at the Inverurie Whisky Shop
Inverurie Whisky Shop, 1 Burnside, Inverurie
We are launching our own whisky to celebrate our birthday and we've invited some friends to help! Come along to the Inverurie Whisky Shop on Saturday 4th November for a look around and a taste of some stunning whiskies. We will also be helping Blackford Distillery, from Rothienorman, launch their brand new product - Vesperis Gin!
IBA supporting "Small Businesses on Saturday 2nd December". Small Business Saturday is a grassroots campaign that highlights small business success and encourages customers to support small businesses in their communities.
Bring a party to a party and celebrate Christmas at Thainstone Exchange. If your group prefers an earlier start to the festivities, why not try out our ‘Mad Friday’ lunch-time offering on Friday 22nd December from 2pm - 9pm. Entertainment provided by comedian Jim Smith & DJ.
£32 per person
Events are subject to change and/or cancellation. If any doubt, please contact the event organisers for confirmation.
Bring in the bells with our delicious four-course menu and entertainment from Graham Geddes and
his Scottish dance band. Book early to experience an authentic Scottish
Hootenanny at Thainstone Exchange this Hogmanay.
£70 per person
Events are subject to change and/or cancellation. If any doubt, please contact the event organisers for confirmation.
In June 2017, 1,000 music lovers were welcomed to the Thainstone Centre for the Thainstone Country Music Festival as they danced the night away to the sounds of Mick Flavin, Louise Morrissey, Ritchie Remo, Stephen Smyth, Eamon McCann, Keltic Storm and the Barry Doyle Duo, to name but a few.
With 30 top country and Irish acts over two days and two stages, it was a fantastic weekend and one which will become an annual event at Thainstone!
Thainstone Exchange look forward to welcoming you all back on 8 and 9 June 2018 with even more incredible artists to have you kicking up your heels on the dance floor. Keep your eyes peeled for the first of the confirmed acts in the next few months!
We Are INverurie - BID are proud to present a High Street Showcase of Inverurie Wedding suppliers with many fantastic businesses exhibiting within their own shiops.
Additionally, we will have a fantastic selection of Wedding Exhibitors from the Inverurie area within existing shops, within our Wedding Marquee behind the Town Hall on Station Road and also there will be outside exhibitors on the closed street area on Station Road.
7th December 2019 to 7th December 2019 - 11am to 12.30pm
The BIG sINg 2019
Front of Inverurie Town Hall
Back by popular demand for its 2nd year, our Big sINg "Massed Choir" this year will consist of Adults and Children. They will perform a selection of singalong festive songs in front of the Town Hall from 11am.
8th December 2019 to 15th December 2019 - 10am to 12 noon
Breakfast With SANTA
Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Harlaw Road, Inverurie AB51 4FR
This popular event with music, games, delicious cooked breakfast and some fun with the big man himself will take place again at The Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre from 10am to 12 noon. Adults £10, Children £5
14th December 2019 to 14th December 2019 - Parade starts from Sinclairs Jewellers at 2pm
Reindeer Parade with Santa & his sleigh
Parade will go from Sinclairs to the Market Place Car Park in front of The Town Hall
We will welcome 6 Cairngorm Reindeer to Inverurie who will parade with Santa and his Sleigh along Market Place. The Reindeer will be stabled in the car park in front of the Town Hall at the end of the parade until 5pm where you can see the wonderful creatures up close. Santa will also be there to welcome you in his Grotto from 2.30pm to 5pm.
14th December 2019 to 14th December 2019 - Various
Santa's Reindeer Saturday in Inverurie
Inverurie Town Centre
Its going to be a very exciting day in Inverurie on Saturday 14th December, there is so much happening on this day.
There really is something for everyone!!
INverurie Christmas Farmers Market - Front of Town Hall from 9am to 1pm. Come along and see the last Farmers Market of the year.
Art, Craft & Food Fair - The Garioch Heritage Centre, Loco Works Road 10am to 4pm. This amazing fair is brought to Inverurie by "Exclusively Highlands" and will feature the finest in Scottish Food, Drink,Arts and Crafts. FREE Entry.
Santa's Sleigh & Reindeer Parade 2pm - Our guests for the day will be six stunning Reindeer from The Cairngorm Herd who will pull Santa on his sleigh from Sinclairs Jewellers to the front of the Town Hall. They will then be available to see up close in the car park in front of the Town Hall until 5pm. Santa will also be there to meet you in his Grotto from 2.30pm to 5pm.
"Shop till you Drop" - Dont forget our fantastic selection of shops that you can visit inbetween the different events - INverurie really does offer a real and credible alternative to City Centre Shopping.
"Food, Glorious Food" - Finish your day by visiting one of our fantastic Restaurants, Cafe's and Take-Away's.
Ury Riverside Park (kids), Inverurie Library (adults)
This years Santa Runs will take place on Sunday 15th December.
The 2k KIDS RUN will take place within the Ury Riverside Park and starts at the park entrance next to The Retail Park at 10.30am. Open to children between the ages of 5 and 12. Adults are welcome to run with children. Entry Fee £5 includes Santa or Elf Suit.
The 4k ADULTS RUN will take place in the Town Centre, starting and finishing on Station Road next to the Library. Entry Fee £10 includes Santa Suit.
Entry Forms and Santa Suits available from The Garioch Sports Centre and The BID Office at 1a High Street. (Payment by Cash Only)
25th December 2019 to 25th December 2019 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Christmas Day Community Lunch
Inverurie Town Hall
"FOR THE LOVE OF GARIOCH"
Sadly, not all of us are fortunate enough to have family and friends around us at Christmas, or it may be that you cant afford the cost of it all for one reason or another? Whatever the reason, young or elderly, a family or single, it's not a time to be alone....
SO, why not join us for Lunch.
We'll celebrate together, have Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings (vegetarian option available) and enjoy some good company.
There will be entertainment, games and a small gift for everyone.
31st December 2019 to 1st January 2020 - 5pm to Midnight
Hogmanay at Thainstone
Thainstone Exchange, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, aberdeenshire AB51 5XZ
Say hello to 2020 with the whole family at the Thainstone Exchange. A silent disco, live music from The Apollos, street food stalls and so much more to bring in the New Year!
This year, we offering FREE ADMISSION for under 12s and discounted admission for youths aged 12-17!
Guests will receive a glass of fizz, beer, or non-alcoholic beverage on arrival at 7.30pm, with the silent disco hosted by 'Haud yer Weesht' kicking off at 9pm!
Enjoy a selection of delicious street food available for purchase in the concourse, including tacos, stovies, steak rolls, loaded fries and fish and chips.
When the clock strikes midnight, the party will bring in the New Year with a balloon drop and piper performance! To top the evening off, guests will be treated to complementary hot chocolate and marshmallows on departure.
Pride of INverurie 2021 is here to recognise the local excellence and the incredible spirit our wonderful town has shown during this past year!
Click 'Going' on our Facebook Event to follow all the latest updates and announcements on award categories, sponsors, how to nominate in the lead up to the online event on April 23rd!
Head over here to get nominating for Pride Of INverurie 2021!
Shall we run through the award categories and their criteria?
Individual Community Champion focuses on finding those who have proactively given their help to their neighbours or town at large by raising spirits, selflessly going that extra mile and giving their fellow locals a supportive hand when needed. All acts of kindness, small or large are worth recognising!
Health/Care Worker focuses on finding and recognising the incredible commitment, work and dedication shown by those in the health/care services. Each and every health and care worker has played a vital role in sustaining the core services needed to protect and support our friends, families, neighbours and town.
Community Initiative (group/service) focuses on finding a network/group who have proactively given their help to the community by going above and beyond for fellow locals by helping them through the pandemic, in any way shape or from. In essence, this group, service or initiative - and the people involved - have looked to support Inverurie by way of essential help, collective support and organised assistance which has provided a tangible benefit to others. For example, a craft group, a grocery collection network or a social media group.
Young Person Award focuses on finding young people who have taken action to support their friends, families or neighbours. Furthermore, their initiative and drive to help their town is to be commended and can cover things such as picking up prescriptions, food, fundraising, support around the house, supportive siblings etc.
Fundraising/Charity Project focuses on finding individuals or groups who have dedicated time and energy to raise funds for important charities during the pandemic. With no emphasis on the amount raised, this award looks to find those who have shown dedication, ingenuity and commitment to raising funds for vital causes.
Local Business focuses on recognising the local businesses who gave gone above and beyond during this pandemic. By adjusting, adapting or adopting new services (e.g. delivery, essential items, online options), they have risen to the challenge and the needs facing Inverurie. In summary, this category will identify those in the business community who have shown a dedication to incredible personal service and exemplify the value of Shop Local!
Support For Learning focuses on finding those who exemplify a dedication to learning, education and enhancement of their students. Epitomising key workers, at home, school, online or social media, they have been crucial in these challenging times. For example, they have been tailoring study plans for diverse range of students/subjects, maintaining pastoral/holistic support whilst being a strong, reassuring and positive energy.
Key Workers (Non-health) focuses on finding/recognising the vital and amazing work a wide variety of key workers are doing during these difficult times. They have been pivotal in providing essential items, services and support as key pillars of the local economy. This category will focus on workers in areas such as retail, transport, public services, delivery etc.
Entertainment focuses on finding individual performers, organisers or groups which have given the town well-needed relief for the issues we currently face. In recognising those who have entertained the community, it is appreciating the power of putting a smile on faces and lifting spirits through music, singing, comedy etc.