St Cyrus Newsletter
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The St Cyrus Newsletter is a free community newspaper produced and distributed every two months by volunteers to households and businesses in St Cyrus and district. The aim of those involved is to support and celebrate the quality of our integrated and inclusive community village life with an informative, accurate and entertaining journal, which makes us all better known to one another.
To this end we invite locals of all ages to contribute, read, respond and use our printed and electronic pages to tell us about their club, group, personal or family projects and experiences. We have some regular contributors writing on disability, natural history, weather and photography and have recently added to these flower arranging and gardening club columns plus a diary of observations on mountain walking and climbing.
We welcome and try to include all contributions. Everyone in St Cyrus and the environs is invited to submit material especially if it increases the range of our reading age and content.
Writing articles for the newsletter takes valuable time for which we are grateful but cannot presume upon such efforts. The ‘Farming Calendar’ and ‘Computer Corner’ both set and maintained high standards over two years for which we thank the contributors and trust that there will be others to take their places.
Perhaps someone could write us a regular cookery column and of course we especially welcome young writers of all ages.
The St Cyrus Newsletter Group meets bi-monthly to proof read and agree to the content of each issue and the website. We have a strong committee supporting the editor, website and delivery teams and increasingly we are finding the financial support through the Business Directory.
St Cyrus is a magical, inspiring settlement nestled on a windswept Kincardineshire clifftop on the East Coast of Scotland. Mid way between Aberdeen and Dundee and within easy reach of the Grampian mountains and Royal Deeside, it boasts an unspoiled beach, National Nature Reserve and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Spectacular views surround the village and unpolluted soaring skies provide wonderful sunsets and sunrises, inspiring photographers and scribes alike.
Small wonder that writers, journalists and newspaper editors have often chosen to settle here. Even Robert Louis Stevenson enjoyed visits to his cousins in one of the local mansions.
A rich historic tapestry of farming, fishing and smuggling feeds our minds. It was to our Kaim of Mathers that Barclay of Urie fled after murdering and making soup of an unpopular sheriff a few years ago. Our Kirk, a prominent landmark seen from miles around, has a fascinating tradition of giving dowries to the oldest, youngest, tallest and shortest brides each year thanks to benevolent laird, John Orr of Bridgeton, and in the Nether Kirkyard, near the beach the grave of love lorn poet George Beattie' can be found nearby that of General Stratton, veteran of Waterloo.
At St Cyrus Newsletter, we love to print articles with a historical theme alongside the general (but more mundane) up to date details about what's on in and around our modern Community. We publish newsletters bi monthly and deliver them to over 700 h
ouseholds in the area, striving to be entertaining as well as informative. It gives our team enormous pleasure to read and publish stories from past residents – the best result comes when we manage to reunite old friends through our efforts.
Please get in touch on email@example.com if you have anything to share.