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!

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Join Nigel every Saturday from 07.30 – 10.00 on Mearns FM

On your bike!

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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

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RNLI Harbour festival

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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.

Harbour Festival

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Sun Aug 30th 2015 at 10.00

 THE VIKINGS ARE COMING TO STONEHAVEN HARBOUR FESTIVAL!

 With the Feein’ Market over for another year the local service clubs, Rotary, Lions and Round Table are turning their thoughts to the third annual Stonehaven Harbour Festival to be held on August 30th at Stonehaven Harbour from 10.00am.

The theme this year is Vikings and the organisers are very pleased to report that they have managed to get the support of the South Mainland Vikings led by the first ever female “Guizer Jarl,”  Lesley Simpson and some of her band of Vikings to attend this years event.

The Up Helly Aa festivals held in Shetland in the early part of every year are a striking spectacle and the organisers are looking forward to showing the people of Stonehaven some of the spectacle, although we cannot promise any boat burning.

Along with Vikings, about which more later, there will be the usual sea based activities including, visit of the Bon Accord lifeboat form Aberdeen, displays by the Stonehaven Inshore Lifeboat, Sea Cadets sailing display, skiff racing, survival craft launch, Coastguard display, and the ever popular raft races.

On the quayside there will be the usual charity stalls, teas and other food outlets run by the service clubs and others.For the youngsters there will be a sand castle competition and fancy dress parade to pick out the best Viking plus  the ever popular bouncy castles and much more.

All funds raised will go to deserving local charities.

Watch out for more news on the Harbour Festival Facebook page and Stonehaven Festivals and Events Facebook page.

Mearns FM will see you all there!

Mearns FM goes international!

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Thanks to Tommy Ferguson – Mearns FM is now being listened to in many countries.

Tommy presents The Eurovision Show on a Tuesday night at 8pm and Wednesday (Part Deux) at 7pm (UK Time)

Tonight ( 4th August ) we had listeners from – UK, USA, Canada, Turkey, Netherlands , Germany , France and Indonesia online as well as listeners on 105 to 107 FM!

Well done Tommy!

If you would like to sponsor any show on Mearns FM please email sales@mearnsfm.org.uk

Donate to mearns fm

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Do you shop online? Well now you can support us too and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

All you need to do is register for a free account with easy fundraising here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?char=142087 or search Mearns FM (Please don’t choose Mearns Community Radio)

and everytime you shop just log in and click through to your chosen shop. No extra payments or anything. Once you have bought your item(s) the retailer makes a donation to us.

You can also add an extension to your internet browser to remind you to go through easy fundraiser or download the app.

Thankyou :)

Zippos Circus

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Norman Barrett MBE and Markus from the Wheel of Death popped into the studio today to see Papa G and Ian Hunter.

They are part of Zippos Circus ( I mean Norman and Markus obviously – although maybe Papa G and Ian would be better off in the circus?!)

You can see them from tonight in Baird Park, Stonehaven until Sunday night.

Tickets are available from here: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/zippos-circus

Community Learning and Development

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) teams in Stonehaven and Mearns are currently looking for volunteer tutors to join their teams in delivering literacies support for reading, writing, numeracy and ICT learners.

A seven week training programme in adult literacy learning will start in September, for those who are interested. 

No previous experience in literacy volunteering is necessary.

You should, however, have flexibility, good communication skills and a genuine interest in helping learners.

Course Dates and Times

 7 Sessions, all Tuesday mornings from 9.15 – 12.45 at Stonehaven Community Education Centre

1. 22 September

2. 29 September

3. 6 October

4.13 October

5. 27 October

6. 3 November

7. 10 November

For more information and an informal chat call –

Joyce Esson, Stonehaven CLD worker on 01569 762688 or

Elaine Strachan, Mearns CLD worker on 01561 378298

The Great British Chart

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This week on Great British Chart we dedicate an entire hour to Scotland’s biggest music festival as we are backstage at the event. In the first hour we catch up with Main Stage openers LaFontaines and Prides as well as winner of The Voice, Stevie McCrorie.

In the second hour of the show hear the countdown of the biggest hits from the biggest stars with this week’s top 15.

Expect big interviews with The View and Ella Eyre on next weeks show.

This Tuesday at 6pm with Ruairidh Tait