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that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet and Wit.
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Ballater is a small village situated within the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.
The Bugle offers a 'TONGUE IN CHEEK' look at the people and happenings in and around (and a tad beyond at times!) this idyllic location in the Scottish Highlands.
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Parliament The Musical!
Our Entertainment Correspondent has managed to obtain exclusive footage of rehearsals for 'Parliament The Musical'. The musical will play during the summer recess months in the Commons Chamber. To view the exclusive clip go to the Bugle's 'Video Box' by clicking on this link: http://ballaterbugle.webs.com/apps/videos/ Beware of Swine Flu!
Our health correspondent offers this important advice to computer users re this serious disease.
"If you receive an email from the Department of Health telling you
not to eat tinned pork because of swine flu - ignore it....... It's
just spam!" Ballater Resident Celebrates Reaching 100!
Ballater resident, Daisy McDonald, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. When asked what the secret was to her long life she said " A healthy lifestyle. I try to keep the ciggies down to around 50 a day and limit myself to just one bottle of whisky a day as well".
Bugle Global Exclusive! 'Mary Celeste' Found Near River Dee In Ballater From Our Maritime Correspondent The Mary Celeste (sometimes incorrectly spelled Marie Celeste) was a brigantine discovered in the Atlantic Ocean unmanned and under sail heading towards the Strait of Gibraltar
The fate of the crew is the subject of much speculation;
theories range from alcoholic fumes to underwater earthquakes, along
with a large number of fictional accounts. The Mary Celeste is often described as the archetypal ghost ship.
The Bugle's Maritime Correspondent has unearthed the final resting place of the 'Mary Celeste' right here on the banks of the Dee in Ballater. For full unbelievable story and picture follow this link:http://ballaterbugle.webs.com/bugleblog.htm
A Close Shave At Dinnet
Cutting things a tad fine at Dinnet Airfield
Local Ballater Angling Club Involved In Serious Incident On Loch Muick From our Wild Life & Ecology Editor
Two members of the eco responsible Ballater Angling Association were confronted with a frightening experience whilst fishing on Loch Muick recently. The two fully paid up members of the Association (one fast asleep) were enjoying a leisurely days fishing with the credit crunch and Bernard Madoff problems furthest from their mind. Suddenly
their world was changed dramatically by most unusual events. Click on
this link for video evidence of their traumatic experience:
BUGLE SCOOP! Ballater Scottish Women's Rural Institute Pledge Their Support For Harriet Harman's (Minister For Women) Request For HelpIn Curtailing Prostitution Click on this link for picture and further details: http://ballaterbugle.webs.com/bugleblog.htm
Bugle Brain Teaser....What is the Capital of Iceland?
Answer: About £3.50!......Boom! Boom!
Bugle Reporter Gets Surprise After Ordering Holiday Money
One of the Bugle's reporters, preparing for her upcoming holiday in Florida, got a shock after collecting her order of US Dollars from Ballater's Post Office.... Amongst the collection of $ notes was this unusual $1 bill >>>
Credit Crunch! What Credit Crunch?
"Will one have fries with one's meal?" The Bugle's Economics Editor has just completed an in depth investigation into the effects of the credit crunch and its effects on all members of society. Our Chief Photographer worked alongside him and captured some startling photographic evidence of the devastating results. To view further dramatic evidence click here:http://www.freewebs.com/ballaterbugle/bugleblog.htm
Ballater Women Warned of Suspicious Characters In Village The Bugle has received a letter from a 'concerned Ballater female' who was confronted by two suspicious men whilst in the village recently. The Bugle Crime Correspondent advises that all visitors to the site should visit this page:http://www.freewebs.com/ballaterbugle/bugleletters.htmto view the advice and the exclusive picture of the two men concerned.
New High Tech Cash Machines Destined For Ballater Bank From The Bugle's Financial Editor
The Royal Bank of Scotland having taken massive financial losses recently due to the sub prime mortgage market collapse, has hurriedly designed a new cashpoint (hole in the wall) machine in order to save and retain what money they do have in their seriously depleted coffers.
Pictured below is an example of the 'high' tech cashpoint ordered for the Ballater branch in Bridge Street.
Any customer under 6 feet 6 inches tall will experience the greatest difficulty in obtaining their money. Cassie's Emporium in Bridge Street reports an increase in enquiries for collapsable ladders and small footstools.
The Bugle's Picture Editor offers you an opportunity to view a large collection of pictures of local scenes presented by many photographers. The images are brought to you courtesy of FLICKR.COM and the 'Tullich, Ballater & Crathie' Pool Administrator 'sgterniebilko' who is a regular visitor to these pages.
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