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Social Events – Remainder of 2019

Social Events – Remainder of 2019

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We have now finalised our social events program to end of this year details below. All events will take place at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club at Mannofield:

Sleep better and live longer. Talk by Dr Olga Runcie

Thursday 10th October – 7.00pm start

Cost of event – £10 per person, guests welcome.

Sleep remains a scientific enigma. It is the only physiological process forwhich there is a lack of scientific agreement concerning its function. Why do we need to sleep? What happens when we asleep? In this talk Dr Runcie who currently works at Albyn-BMI hospital and ROC Private clinic in Aberdeen, will discuss advances in sleep neurobiology answering questions about sleep functions and mechanisms of sleep and wake control. You will learn how to use this knowledge to improve your sleep.

Football memories ProjectAlan Johnstone

Wednesday 30th October – 6,30pm start – £15 pp guests welcome

The Football Memories project was piloted in Scotland ten years ago, with Aberdeen one of four participating centres and formally launched in 2010. The aim was to improve the quality of life of those affected by dementia by using football memorabilia to trigger personal memories and stories, enabling people to participate in group discussion and enjoy 90 minutes of fun and laughter. The project has been a great success, with over 300 groups now established, meeting at football grounds, care homes, sheltered housing, libraries and other venues. A more inclusive approach has been adopted, with those affected by other conditions such as social isolation now welcomed into groups. Scotland is recognised as being internationally-leading on this initiative and Aberdeen retains a prominent position within our national network.
Retired accountant and fellow Burgess, Alan Johnstone is the Scottish Football Memories Area Co-Ordinator for Aberdeen City and Shire and volunteers with several local organisations, including Alzheimer Scotland supporting their football memories groups. He will talk about the development of the project, his personal experiences over the past three years and look at the significant opportunities for expansion within Aberdeen. A selection of footballing memorabilia will be on display so you may wish to take your shooting boots with you!”

Annual Burgess Quiz

Tuesday 26th November – 6.30pm start – £15pp

Our annual quiz is open to teams of 4 with at least one Burgess in each team. If individuals wish to take part we can organise a team with other Burgesses. It is always a fun night. This year our Quizmaster will be fellow Burgess and previous Quiz winner Stuart Robison. Come along and take part!

Each event will include a buffet supper.

If you wish to attend any of the events please email Garry Stevens, Clerk at:


Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Events

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