>> Thursday, 29 December 2016
Now in its third year, Aboyne, Upper Deeside & Donside Councillor Geva Blackett’s ‘Pheasants for Presents’ initiative is covering an even larger area than her 800 sq mile ward and stretches from Strathdon and Braemar in the west to Blairs in the east
Setting up partnerships with local estates and Tesco, the now annual Christmas event makes sure vulnerable people in the area have food on their table and wood on their hearths plus some extras for pets and children from Tesco.
Councillor for Aboyne, Upper Deeside & Donside Geva Blackett said
This year’s partnership includes Balmoral estate who give logs and fresh vegetables from HM the Queen’s garden, Dunecht estates have donated venison, Invercauld estate have provided the pheasants and also partridge, Sheridan’s the Ballater butcher did the meat preparation while Tesco in Banchory and the Lang Stracht have joined forces to make sure there are crackers on the table, mince pies in the oven and even food for pets
Alex Hogg, Chairman of The Scottish Gamekeepers Association said:
Aaron Philip, Manager of Tesco in Banchory said