Lunch with Santa at Tarts & Crafts – 6th Dec

Pop down to Tarts and Crafts between 11.30am and 1pm to have a spot of lunch or a fine cake and a cuppa with santa



Tarts and Crafts Community Café and Craft Gallery

  • Tarts and Crafts

    Eigie Cottage (Behind the library), Eigie Road, Balmedie, AB23 8YF Aberdeen
Facebook “Tarts and Crafts”
Telephone 01358 742002



To raise money this year the group are making Christmas Sweetie Wreaths. Each LARGE wreath contains 2 and a half tubs of celebration chocolates. We are selling the wreaths at £25 so if you are looking for a unique decoration/gift then get in touch to place your order.
These are our lovely sweetie wreaths, medium sized in a fab choice of colours for £10. All proceeds to the village Christmas lights – please contact us for orders.



Balmedie Christmas Lights Group

Yes – they are back!

As you may, or may not know, monies have to be raised each year to put up the lights in the village, take them down, maintain and insure them. As you can appreciate this is quite a considerable financial undertaking and we are always looking at new ways to pay for all of this. We are currently making Xmas Sweets Wreaths which we are selling for £25 and planning other items for sale at a local craft fair later this month but realise that we need to look beyond this. Having spoken to groups from other communities we now propose seeking sponsorship from local businesses to cover part of the costs.

The sponsorship we are asking for is £50, or more should you wish, and we are pleased to say that we have already had a couple of promises to start the ball rolling. Each £50 donation will be acknowledged by a laminated scroll attached to a lamppost to show who has sponsored that particular light this year. We also plan to have a write up in the New Year Banter listing our sponsors.

Additionally, families, local groups or individuals may wish to support the lights by providing sponsorship or donation – please get in touch with us if this would be of interest to you!


TODAY – £5 Craft Fayre – Nov 2014

If you are heading out this afternoon, stop by this excellent Community owned volunteer Cafe and Crafts place in Balmedie. They have a great idea of £5 craft fayre. You or your kids can pick up some crafty gifts that won’t blow the bank and will help the community as well. Fab idea.



**Foodbank donations** A huge big extra thank you! Tarts and Crafts are accepting non -perishable food items and chocolate advent calenders for the foodbank every weekend in the run up to Christmas. We are open every Saturday 10am to 4pm and also open this Sunday 12noon to 4pm for ‘Magic of Christmas Five Pound Craft Fayre’. Together we can make a difference xx

Thanks to your generous donations we were able to give 273 meals this week. You are amazing, thank you :)

Thanks to your generous donations we were able to give 273 meals this week. You are amazing, thank you


Belhelvie Banter – meeting Wed 19th November 2014

The Belhelvie Banter Annual Meeting (AGM) will be on Wednesday 19th November, 7.30 at Tarts and Crafts, all very welcome…

Come and Join the local team – keeping everyone in touch with the community we live in.  If you, write, layout, draw, or just want exercise in delivering ‘the banter’ – come along and meet the band.