Gourdon 80s Disco Night


Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 7pm in the Gourdon Village Hall.

Mearns FMs very own Mikey & Gavin will be playing you all the 80s cheese from 7pm till late!

Tickets available by calling 07535 706940 or 07920 154200

Prizes for best fancy dress! Raffles also available.

All in aid of Gourdon Coastal Rowing Club and the RNLI

See you there!


Newtonhill Church

newtonhill church

 Newtonhill Parish Church

Car Wash will be taking place on Saturday 3rd October 10.00 to 12.00 noon.  Car £5.00, 4×4/MPV’s £7.00.   Cup of tea/coffee while you wait.

Soupa Tuesday will be on 1st Tuesday of each month.  Next one is Tuesday 6th October from 12.00 to 2.00 pm.  Soup, dessert and cup of tea/coffee £5.00 adult, £2.00 per child.   All welcome.

Café Kirk is every Wednesday from 2.00 to 4.00 pm until end of November.    Coffees, teas, hot chocolate etc. tray bakes and a variety of fine cakes.

All taking place at the church in Newtonhill – http://www.newtonhillchurch.org.uk/

Radio Everyone Schedule


From Saturday the 26th September Mearns FM is taking part in Radio Everyone.

More info@ http://www.project-everyone.org/radio-everyone/

We have special programmes from the 26th to the 2nd of October.

Kicking off on Saturday at 10am & 5pm we will have an hour special show with Jamie Oliver.

Sunday at 1pm will be a show with Kate Thornton & Richard Curtis.

Monday at 2pm & 6pm will be a show with Astronaut Samantha Cristoforeti called The Space Show.

Tuesday at 3pm will be a show with Liverpool FC.

Wednesday at 2pm & 9pm will be the Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton show.

Thursday at 7pm will be a show with Paloma Faith – Female Empowerment

And Finally Friday at 9am & 2pm will be a show with Jo Whiley & Trevor Nelson from the BBC.

Listen out throughout the week for even more shows and interviews with Stephen Hawking, UK politicians and more………



On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

Join Mearns FM for a week of special programming from 26th September – 2nd October 2015

More info: http://www.globalgoals.org/  or use #globalgoals



Snail Race Night

Snail Race Night – 18.9.15

Dunnottar School PTA will be holding a Snail Race Night on Friday 18th September 2015 in the British Legion.  If you would like to sponsor a race or buy a snail please see the attachments below.  We hope to see lots of you there to help us raise money for Dunnottar!  It is going to be a GREAT night!



More info: http://dunnottar.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/snail-race-night-18-9-15/

Toyah in Stonehaven


Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox will play Stonehaven Town Hall this Friday and Saturday night (18th & 19th September) with the singer eager to look around the town.

Toyah said: “I’m really looking forward to the show as we’ve never been to Stonehaven and it is great to have the chance to go there. As it is on the coast I’m looking forward to getting to know the town and I love history so I’d love to walk around the museum.”
The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk with tickets still available for both shows.

Toyah’s two gigs follows her successful appearance recently at the Rewind festival in Perth with the singer adding that she’ll have all the hits and maybe a few surprises for those attending.

She said: “I think fans are going to really enjoy the show as it is fun and it is really about them. I’ll have all the hits, the singles from the 80s and singles that have charted on iTunes in the last couple of years. It will be a fun and able show, where we’ll look to put in a few other songs.”

Toyah also told us about her love for fish and chips and haggis.

She added: “I’m looking forward to the fish and chips, last time I was in Aberdeen I had these amazing fish and chips so I’m looking forward to that as well as haggis. I hope they have haggis as I adore haggis. My father used to make it when I was younger”.

Finally we asked how the music industry has changed over 30 years.

She said: “The music industry is unrecognizable from when I started. The record shop on the high street used to have huge power, same with radio play.

“Now everything is available on so many different platforms. I’m lucky being a live musician having a live career. I think if you are creative you can have a fantastic career in the industry.”

Tickets are available from Ma Simpson’s music shop, 26B Evan St, Stonehaven, (01569) 766264 http://www.masimpsons.com/
CREDIT : The Mearns Leader

Saturday Breakfast Show listeners in for a unique experience!

Nigels Magic show

On 5th September Mearns FM’s ‘Saturday Breakfast Show’ will have two magicians, Jeff Burns and Ivor Smith from Fifth Dimension, coming in to perform some magic for our listeners.

I know what you are thinking! How is that going to work?! A bit like having a ventriloquist on the radio! But having experienced close up the magic of one of the magicians I am confident it will be a great success.

We’d like listeners to get involved and phone in to the show. We’ll also be giving listeners the opportunity to perform some magic at home. All that’s needed is a pack of cards.

‘The Saturday Breakfast Show’ is also giving listeners the opportunity to come into the studio and watch the magic close up. The first 10 persons to email studio@mearnsfm.org.uk over the next week(putting Saturday Breakfast Show Magic in the subject box) will be invited to join us. And the Breakfast Show will be treating you to croissants and tea or coffee, itself a rare treat!


Join Nigel every Saturday from 07.30 – 10.00 on Mearns FM

On your bike!


Local charity calls for public to become pedal power behind support groups

A North-east charity is calling on people from in and around Stonehaven to get on their bike to help raise funds for people who are blind and/or deaf.

North East Sensory Services, (NESS), which has offices in Aberdeen, Dundee and Elgin, is organising its annual Great Stonehaven Bike Ride, which takes place on  Sunday 13 September at 12pm.

The bike ride, which starts and finishes at Stonehaven Scout Hut, has raised over £100,000 over the past 20 years for NESS.  The 25 mile circular route winds through Netherley, Denside of Durris, Cairn-mon-earn, Swanley, Stonehaven and Fetteresso, and a shorter 11 mile family-friendly route is also available.

 Neil Skene, NESS fund-raising co-ordinator, said: “The annual Great Stonehaven Bike Ride is always a popular event and we are looking forward to welcoming people of all ages, along with seasoned NESS campaigners coming along to support us. The 25 mile route is an enjoyable ride around the Mearns countryside which should take less than two hours, but we have a short 11 mile route for those looking for less of a challenge”.

“Last year we raised almost £2000 which went towards helping people who are blind and/or deaf in the North-east.

Entry is £10 per person, or £30 for a team of four for the 11 mile course, or £15 for the 25 mile course. Entries on the day are subject to a £5 admin fee.

Entries can be made online at www.q-buster.co.uk or entry packs and further information are available from NESS on 0845 2712345 or email them on info@nesensoryservices.org



RNLI Harbour festival


The Stonehaven Branch of RNLI will be delighted to welcome visitors at our stalls at Stonehaven Harbour Festival on Sunday 30th August.  We will be serving teas with strawberry scones and muffins and strawberries and cream in the SCI shed at the harbour and we will be selling RNLI souvenirs and having some games for everyone along the pier.  The Aberdeen Lifeboat will be paying a visit- operations permitting – and our own inshore boat will be giving demonstrations during the afternoon.