Updated at 08:53h GMT, 7th November 2013
Hello and welcome to the website for Fordyce village
and surrounding area!
This website is designed for both residents and visitors alike, to provide local information, both historical and topical. Many events take place in the surrounding area – from regular car boot sales to ceilidhs and the ever-successful Fordyce Open Day.
This website is owned and run by local website designers Virtual Eye Media on a voluntary basis.
Having established the website, we would now like to invite any interested parties to submit any articles of interest/news pieces/event information which they feel may be of interest. Please submit any information in the form of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails will be personally answered.
The editor reserves the right of control over all content within this website, however cannot be held liable for the accuracy of information received.
The Coat of Arms which is shown on our banner here was granted to Fordyce on the 10th of May 1999 to mark the 500th anniversary of a charter being granted to Bishop William Elphinstone to create the village as a Burgh of Barony.
Over the centuries Fordyce has, and continues to be, a thriving village, providing a fantastic sense of community and pride for all of its inhabitants.
In recent years the village has increased its profile by the inception of its annual ‘Open day’ and by the regular coffee mornings, extremely popular ‘soup and sweet’ events, and various social gatherings, held either in the Village Hall or in Fordyces’ unique Joiner’s Workshop.
All of these events are designed to enhance the sense of community within the village, and to help fund various initiatives such as the creation of a Woodland Walk on the edge of the village and the modernization of the Fordyce Village Hall itself.
News HeadlinesFlowers of Fordyce - Calendar 2014
Fordyce has produced its own calendar for the past three years, and it has been highly popular. The new calendar for 2014 will be on sale at the Open Day on Sunday the 28th of July. Differing slightly from previous calendars, this new version focuses on blooms within the village rather than the gardens themselves. As always, many thanks to all of our sponsors.
Fordyce Garden Open Day July 2013
The Annual Fordyce Garden Open day wil take place on the Sunday 28th of July 2013
As usual there will be lots to see and lots to eat!
Come and wander through some of the most beautiful private gardens in the North East.
The Beechgrove Garden in Fordyce
In advance of 2012’s Fordyce Gardens Open Day, the Beechgrove Garden has been out and about the village, filming and meeting some of the North East’s most enthusiastic gardeners! MORE
Fordyce Reunited - Live!
Our New ‘Fordyce Reunited’ page is now available on Facebook.
The purpose of this page will be twofold.
Firstly to provide a forum for ex-Fordycers; both inhabitants and ex-pupils alike, to get in touch with old friends, neighbours and maybe even family.
Secondly, this page will provide research links for those researching their family history, with information on Fordyce’s old graveyard and direct linking to recommended genealogical websites.
It’s GRS to the rescue!
Following the flooding and accompanying damage experienced by the village back in September 2010, local construction firm GRS Ltd have been busy reinforcing lengths of Fordyce Burn most affected by the exceptional weather.
Farmers Rally Round to Defend Fordyce Against Floods. Local farmers have been busy outwith the village, creating effective defences against further flood risks in the future. Ronnie Urquhart, manager of Bogton Farm, part of Seafield Estates, has, along with staff, carried out extensive defense works to the North, South and East of the village. This work has included the cleaning out and widening of existing ditches and the creation of new defences, many of which are not visible to the casual observer. .
Fordyce Primary School
The pupils at Fordyce Primary School have been working hard to produce designs for a significant revamp of the public garden in School Road.
This redesign has been instigated by the Community Association taking over responsibility for the garden form Aberdeenshire Council.
The centrepiece of the garden is a beautiful sundial which has been created by the village’s resident harp maker, Tim Hobrough.
The designs can now be viewed HERE!
Fordyce Hall Project
The Fordyce Hall Redevelopment continues with renewed impetus this year.
Planning permission was granted in November 2009 for the proposed works to the Hall which will bring it bang up to date and provide an enhanced community facility.
The Hall, although well maintained, has received no major work since the late 1970’s, and is now in urgent need of updating. Improvements are required in areas such as disabled access, kitchen facilities, heating, insulation, and the flat roof on the rear extension is now in need of replacement. Funding will be sought from a wide range of agencies to help the Community Association carry out these works.
Support Fordyce Community Hall’s redevelopment.
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Ideas for future usage of the hall are being sought, and all suggestions will be considered. A work group has been created within the association to deal with this, however any further ideas will be gratefully received. In addition, any groups wishing to use the Hall can contact the association via this website.
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It is envisaged that the Fordyce Hall Business Plan will soon be available to view on this website, enabling all to see the progress which is being made.