Council issues road closure reminder to drivers

ABERDEENSHIRE Council has issued a reminder to drivers that the Savoch-Starnafin-Crimond road will be closed from January 30 to February 27 from the B9033 to the A90 to allow the construction of passing places.

Pedestrian access will be maintained as will vehicular access to the affected properties where possible.

Diversions will be via the B9033 South to the A90 and from the A90 east to the Savoch-Starnafin-Crimond Road.

New art classes launched at Tolquhon Gallery

A LOCAL art gallery is inviting residents to go along and try their hand at a selection of new classes.

Now into their 13th year, the classes at Tolquhon Studio at Udny Green include lessons on painting, photography and creative writing, with a number of experienced tutors and enthusiastic groups to welcome newcomers.

Also this year, the studio will be hosting a new class on clothes design and production,for those seeking to learn how to make their own clothes.

The classes are taken by Laura Muir, who has taught fashion and textiles latterly at Gray’s School of Art, and will run from 1.30pm to 2.20pm on Friday afternoons.

She joins writter Roddy Phillips, painter Catriona Millar and photographer Ken Ingram.

Full details of all classes can be found at or from Joan Ross at (01651) 842343.