(AS AT 30.06.2016)



Figures as at 1st March 2017



Banchory Community Council recently made a contribution via the Windmill fund to Banchory Sports Village. This contribution effectively allowed the Sports Village to reach the target for the Community contribution required and we are all delighted that with all the hard work of many we are there . 


Tender  has been accepted by Aberdeenshire Council to build the facility and it is hoped to have work commence on the site very soon .


Photo is Mary Lennox , Chair of the Community Council handing over a cheque for £10,000 to James Knowles , Chair of the Sports Village fundraising group.  Also in photo are Harry and Lynn MacNab representing the Community Council.

Mark Ansell , Community Councillor for Durris and Coordinator of Wind Farm monies and Crathes Drumoak and Durris Community Council, handing over a cheque recently for £2500 to James Knowles , Fundraising Chair at Banchory Sports Village Trust.


Presentation of a cheque from the Banchory Singers of monies raised locally---- £1539.

The choir sang at various venues and also attracted individual sponsorship.

Photo L to R:   James Knowles , Fundraising Chair / Fran Musselwhite a long standing member of the Choir who's idea it was to raise money for the Sports Village / and receiving the cheque was Rebecca Glansbeek.


What a great result for Banchory Trampoline Club recently at the Scottish Championships and Banchory Sports Village are pleased to link into a summary of the event and the results.
Banchory Trampoline and DMT Club members travelled to Perth last Saturday, 24th September, for the Scottish trampoline and double mini trampoline Championships. Banchory had a huge number of qualifiers for this event with 25 qualifiers on trampoline and 19 qualifiers for DMT. This gave the club the highest numbers of qualifiers of any club in Scotland. All members of the club were outstanding in their events and many medals were won. Kim Beattie retained her title on DMT as Scottish ladies champion. Kim has had an outstanding year of competition gaining both Scottish and British title on Double mini trampoline. Chairman of the club, John Wills would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to take part as officials in this event, the club judges Yvonne Leathley, Lianne Robertson and Premi Fawcett for judging all day and of course the coaches Pamela Clarke, Claire Marno and Melanie Stewart Wills for being on the floor coaching and matting all our competitors. This really was a terrific event for Banchory and quite apart from winning so many medals, the team spirit and support was just outstanding.
Results on trampoline -
NDP 1 6-8 Girls, Zara Fettes, Gold.
NDP 2 9-10 Girls, Shannan Scotland, Silver.
NDP 2 13+ Girls, Ailsa Fyfe, Bronze.
NDP 3 9-10 Boys, Jake Batho, Gold.
NDP 3 9-10 Girls, Jorja Clarke, Silver.
NDP 4 11-12 Girls, Anna Wilson, Gold.
NDP 5 9-10 Girls, Ava Fettes, Silver.
NDP 5 13-14 Boys, Josh Murray, Silver.
NDP 5 15+ Girls, Gwynneth Tucker, Silver.
NDP 6 15-16 Girls, Pacha Ball, Bronze.
NDP 8 17-18 Male, Graham Ross, Gold.
NDP 8 17-18 Female, Kim Beattie, Gold.
FIG 13-14 Female, Morgan James, Gold.
In the final for overall Ladies Champion, Kim Beattie was second and Morgan James third. In the final for overall Mens Champion, Graham Ross was fourth.
DMT results –
NDP 1 6-8 Girls, Zara Fettes, Bronze. NDP 1 9-10 Girls, Shannan Scotland, Gold, Erin McGregor, Bronze.
NDP 3 Girls, Ava Fettes, Gold, Jorja Clarke, Silver.
NDP 5 Girls, Anna Wilson, Silver. NDP 5 15+ Girls, Gill Harrison, Gold.
NDP 6 11-12 Boys, Otto Ball, Silver. NDP 6 15-16 Female, Charlotte Clarke, Gold.
NDP 7 17+ Female, Jovita Fawcett, Silver.
FIG 13-14 Female, Morgan James, Gold.
FIG 17-18 Male, Graham Ross, Gold. 17-18 Female, Kim Beattie, Gold.
Senior Men, Craig Fyfe, Gold.


Kim Beattie won overall Ladies Champion.


As a result of a Fun Day at Hill of Banchory PS recently a group led by Fiona Melville raised £2300 which was a wonderful effort and a share of the monies came to Banchory Sports Village which amounted to £800.

Photo shows the team with Rebecca Glansbeek receiving the cheque from Fiona and another cheque being handed over to Hill of Banchory PTA .

Great effort by all and thanks for the contribution.



What a fantastic outcome from the Summer Marquee Ball at Raemoir House Hotel and a huge thanks to all who were there on the evening and to all those who purchased raffle tickets and otherwise contributed with auction items and raffle prizes. We have now reached 90% of the target of £700,000



What a marvellous donation from the Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan towards the Banchory Sports Village. These were the proceeds of the Vintage Car rally held recently at Milton and the cheque was handed over by Ken Lennox of the Rotary Club to Rebecca Glansbeek of Banchory Sports Village.
James Knowles Fundraising Chair said “ this is the single largest donation by an organisation and it’s just fantastic how the community have supported this project.
It is a very big thank you from the Banchory Sports Village to the Rotary Club for their contribution



Banchory River Festival


Banchory Girls Football team with Becky Flaherty of Aberdeen Ladies who helped raise £60 for Banchory Sports Village.

Nice Front Page Article in The Deeside Piper


Summer Marquee Ball


Andy Brown ( third left ) receiving cheque from the Running Club

Maeve Sibson (left) and Caitlin Bertran (right),  who sold bake goods on Saturday 16th of April from 10-12 from their home and made £135.00 for BSV and £135.00 for Cancer Research.


Nicky Adam of Out There Active Wear hands over the proceeds from the competition of £667 to Rebecca Glansbeek of Banchory Sports Village.


Nicky Adam of OUT THERE ACTIVE WEAR took a novel approach to fundraising for the Sports Village when he ran a "Guess the number of balls in the backpack", using an eight feet high backpack.With the assistance of TESCO and Banchory Rotary for which we thank them for their support,the competition raised £667. Thanks to all who had a guess at the number of balls and helped the Sports Village.Thanks also to Out There Active Wear for organising this.Alisdair Baghurst (left) seen receiving his prize which was a backpack stuffed with outdoor equipment in front of the mega backpack, from Nicky Adam. The winning guess was 3813, only 4 away from the actual number.

'Swimmers from Banchory Beavers Swimming Club hand over £572 raised for Banchory Sports Village from their 'win an iPad squares game' . Rebecca Glansbeek(second rightof Banchory Sports Village presents the IPad mini to the winner Jo Coutts. Thank you to everyone who bought a square and also thank you to the Cowshed Restaurant for their help with this fundraising venture .


Moira Glbert (seated) Proprietor of Meg's Attic in Banchory with Libby Young who crafted and designed the quilt which was raffled before Christmas.
The winner was Isabel McMillan.

Moira was delighted to hand over £110 collected

to Banchory Sports Village.




The contribution made by the Ball way back in the late 90s to Bandswim totalled a very respectable £45k. 

The name was changed from Bandswim to Banchory Sports Village .

With the tremendous efforts being made by Banchory Sports Village so far to raise £700k from the community and nearing the target , the Summer Marquee Ball  organisers have announced that the proceeds  from the 19th year Ball will handed to Banchory Sports Village.

 James Knowles , Fundraising chair of the Banchory Sports Village , is delighted at this fantastic gesture for Banchory. And my message for everyone is to get involved and I hope that we will get your support to help reach the target.




The Trampolining and Gymnastics Clubs led the way at Christmas with a “Jumper” day which raised £161 towards the Banchory Sports Village community contribution.   It was another superb effort made by these two Clubs. Thanks to all for their input and well done

Desiree Glansbeek    ( left )                                                        Femke Andrew  ( right  )

These two young girls recently ran 2.5k round the Hill of Banchory Estate to raise monies for the Banchory Sports Village.

Their grand total was £141 which was a great effort thanks to all their sponsors .

Oh no it isn't ~ Oh yes it is !
Iain Bovaird of the Banchory Pantomime handing over a donation recently to Rebecca Glansbeek of Banchory Sports Village


The last task of the River of Fish project was hand over more than £3000 to River Dee Trust and Banchory Sports Village.

Thank you to everyone who made this project such a huge success. 


Banchory Trampoline and DMT Club recently held their annual club competition.With over 80 entries this was their largest ever club competition. Club committee members and parents worked very hard to make this an extra special event  by having various stall and raffles in an attempt to raise funds for Banchory Sports Village( BSV ) fundraising appeal.Pictured are some young club members with Chairman John Wills handing over a cheque for £800 to Rebecca Glansbeek of BSV on behalf of the Club.


Banchory Freewheelers handing over a cheque for £620 to Banchory Sports Village funds

The Men’s Christian Breakfast Group made a donation recently to the Banchory Sports Village Trust of £80 which is very much appreciated



£535.50, was raised at a concert in the East Church by the East Fife Male Voice Choir on Friday 10th April.  Muriel Welch our Musical Director organised the concert and the Congregational Board of the Church decided that the money would go to BSV.  The Choir did it for free but asked that the money raised be given to a local charity. 

People in the photo from the leftMuriel Welch Musical DirectorJames Knowles ,Fundraising Chairman of the Banchory Sports Village , Helen Carberry East Church Treasurer ,Rev Alan Murray and Stan Thomson, Clerk to the Congregational Board.


James Knowles Fundraising Chair receiving the cheque from the Chairman of the Banchory Round Table and members. 

Knowles said --It is  fantastic the efforts being made to raise monies and all donations are only too welcome.   Another superb donation was made recently to the Banchory Sports Village Trust of £10,000 which is the single largest donation from an organisation

“Banchory & District Round Table have shown just how keen they are to see the Sports Village development go ahead by pledging £10,000 of their charitable funds. Dan Broadhead, Chairman of Banchory Round Table said----- At the beginning of the year we agreed that we wanted to make a statement with the sports village.  The Banchory Round Table Bonfire Night is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so it seems fitting that community donations go back to a community project and this is the biggest single donation we have ever made.

 Round Table is the largest social organisation for young men in the world, and Banchory is one of the fastest growing and most vibrant Tables in the UK, better still they are welcoming new members. To find out more, “


Thanks to all those who participated in the Zumba class to fundraise for the Banchory Sports Village, which raised £120.00. 

A special thank you to Allison Prentice for taking the time to teach, motivate and push us through the fun filled class and Deeside Dance Centre for hosting the event. 

 More events to come where you can participate to raise monies – information will be on Website and Facebook.


Photo from L to R:Gordon Christie DAA Treasurer; James Knowles, Rebecca Glansbeek, Ernie Christie DAA President, Jane Winton DAA Secretary

Deeside Agricultural Association donation to Banchory Sports Village

At the AGM of the Association it was agreed to support the Project as all agreed that the outcome was certainly something which was overdue and to be welcomed by all in Banchory.

It is the case that many organisations have made the effort to raise monies and there is still lots to be done.

Jane Winton , Secretary of the Association said  “ Major events in Banchory should and must support each other to raise the profile of the town and to endorse the work of, in this case ,people committed to ensuring Banchory has a sports facility which it will be proud of and which will be opening in 2017”.

James Knowles , Fundraising Chair of the development at Hill of Banchory “ thanked the Banchory Show through the Association for their kind gesture of £1000 towards the Community target “.

The total project is costing £7.8m and will be built by Aberdeenshire Council and is very much supported by our three local elected representatives.

The project has raised £450,000 to date towards the required amount from the Community of £700,000 and we continue to work on this total with a number of events about to be promoted / race night / etc.

The Deeside Agricultural Association also gave donations to the following worthwhile causes – RSABI, Banchory Scouts, Friends of Glen O'Dee, GASTROCAN Fund and Grant Morrison's Journey Fund.

Everyone can help so get involved as IT’S HAPPENING.


Banchory Scout Troop are pleased to announce that, as the result of another successful Christmas Fayre, the Troop has been able to make a donation to Banchory Sports Village of £ 1050.00.

The annual Christmas Fayre is an opportunity for Banchory Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to say thank you to the support they receive throughout the year by giving something back to the community.  Each of the two beaver colonies and cub packs and the three scout troops put their creative skills to good use in making crafts which they sold at the Fayre.  Banchory Sports Village was chosen as this year’s recipient of the proceeds as the entire community will benefit from the excellent facilities proposed.

James Knowles , Fundraising chair , said that “there is still a lot to do but it all adds to the requirement from the Community.   Having raised £450K towards our target in 2015 we have a challenge to raise £250k  before September and a number of projects are currently being discussed and the calendar will soon be available so watch this space and please support the events.”

The cheque was handed over to Banchory Sports Village representatives, Rebecca Glansbeek and Debbie Moir, at the Troop’s Burn Night celebration last Friday by scouts Euan Caldwell, Rory Stevens and Jack Grahamslaw, who were awarded their Chief Scout’s Award on the same evening.



A cheque from Churches Coffee Mornings Group in Banchory handing over a cheque for £1500 to the Fundraising chair of the Sports Village , James Knowles.

Rev Tony Stephen, Sheila Waugh, Dora Holmes, James Knowles, Mary Marshall (Convenor of Friday Coffee Mornings), Shirley Johnston and Moira Forsyth outside the West Church. (Sheila, Dora and Moira instigated Friday Mornings Coffees in 1985, since when they have grown in popularity and raised several thousand pounds each year for charities.)



Many thanks to the Volleyball Club for their generous donation of £500 to Banchory Sports Village. Holding the cheque is Alex Wilowska ( treasurer ) and she is surrounded by members of the Club


Rebecca Glansbeek ( middle in back row ) on behalf of Banchory Sports Village Trust  receiving a cheque for £500 from the Panto cast and crew of Snow White on Saturday . This donation was very much appreciated.


Photo of the winner of the Banchory Sports Village Trust competition “ Choose a square “ Maria Williams receiving her IPad from Alexander Burnett.

 Photo people from left  .....James Knowles ( Fundraising Chair of the Trust ) with Megan Hare , Maria Williams , and Alexander Burnett.


 Quiz night on 1 Dec at Banchory Lodge Hotel .

 Big thank you to Carol Fowler at the Hotel for providing the food , wine , and venue free of charge. 

The photo shows Carol surrounded by the Round Table representatives who organised the Quiz and which resulted in funds being raised for Banchory Sports Village Trust.

Photo names are from left : Larry Robinson , Dan Broadhead ,  Mike Gibson , Colin McKenzie , Carol Fowler , Chris Pickering , Anthony Murphy , and Doug Kelly .






Cheryl Gibb , Morrison’s Community champion and Rebecca Glansbeek of Banchory Sports Village receiving the share of monies collected at Morrison’s family fun day.

 A sum of £169.50  was raised for BSV at their event on 30 August and a big thanks to Cheryl for her hard work and support and to all involved.





The Spray Tan-athon raised £130.00
Thanks to Faith Simpson owner of Lush Lashes for her support in fundraising for the BSV
and to the bronze beauties in Banchory



Front left is  Claire Bain.  Front right is Adele Kindness with customers.


The bakers and some of the goodies

On Friday evening two mothers Adele Kindness and Claire Bain decided to bake some cakes and  biscuits along with the their family members.  With this being a last minute decision they were along with the help of their children delighted to raise £83.48 for Banchory Sports Village project.

Included for sale were lemon drizzle cake , choc chip cookies , flap jacks and much more.

 James Knowles thanked them for their efforts which is appreciated and the proceeds will be added to the funds from the community. 

Hopefully this encourages similar efforts by others  as we still have considerable monies to raise before September 2015 and everything raised will ensure that Banchory gets a facility it can be proud of.

IT  IS HAPPENING and your support is crucial over the next 14 months

So any ideas about fundraising do come talk to us


Rebecca Glansbeek (Banchory Community Council) presenting James Knowles (Banchory Sports Village) with a cheque for £500




Winner of the Banchory River Festival Ipad Mini competition

which raised £886.10, was Mhairi Morris with square 255.

Ipad donated by Alexander Burnett of North Banchory Company.

Pictured Alexander Burnett of North Banchory Company, Mhairi Morris

and James Knowles Chair of Banchory Sport Village Fundraising.



The Learn to Swim Gala

Great success - all the kids looked like they were having a fabulous time and we saw some great racing!!

Pictures will follow shortly.

We managed to raise the fantastic amount of £724.50, half of which will go to Banchory Beavers, and half of which we will be donating to Banchory Sports Village, the new sports centre opening in 2017.

A big thank you to Banchory Community Council for donating £100 towards the cost of hiring the pool.

This was a very welcome contribution.

We hope that events like the Gala, run by volunteers in the community, will inspire our young people to have fun while being active and therefore encourage them to keep up a healthy lifestyle.

Supporters included:

Deeside Photographics £100 portrait voucher
Flowertime £25 voucher
Tesco - sweets/£30 voucher

Plus all the fantastic donations of wine, chocolates, games, etc from parents.