Events diary unveiled for bustling Inverurie

On the same page: 'Inverurie Events' Secretary Neil Baillie and Chairman Hamish Vernal with the events diary which they hope will help local community groups to plan and publicise their own events. The diary, which is in the town library, is available for everyone to look at and to log details of planned community events in.'Picture: Richard Thomson
On the same page: 'Inverurie Events' Secretary Neil Baillie and Chairman Hamish Vernal with the events diary which they hope will help local community groups to plan and publicise their own events. The diary, which is in the town library, is available for everyone to look at and to log details of planned community events in.'Picture: Richard Thomson

A group of local volunteers has launched a new initiative which aims to help spread the word about local events happening in the Inverurie area.

The ‘Inverurie Events’ committee has teamed up with staff at the town library to keep a desk diary for a trial period of six months, in which local community groups can leave details of any events which they are planning to hold. As well as allowing others in the town to see what’s happening and when, organisers hope it will allow the ‘Inverurie Events’ team to advertise other groups’ events more widely through town websites once they are up and running later this year.

‘Inverurie Events’ Chairman Hamish Vernal and Secretary Neil Baillie launched the diary at Inverurie Library on Monday afternoon. Speaking to the Herald, Mr Vernal said that he had high hopes for the venture.

“Some people might think that maintaining a diary of events is very simple”, he said. “However, we’ve found that very few of the websites which claim to aggregate local events manage to do so with any great success.

“As well as allowing people to see what’s going on in and around Inverurie, the diary will allow groups to see whether their events are going to coincide with others. This gives people a chance to plan ahead to allow their events to achieve maximum impact. It will also let Inverurie Events identify different groups and allow them to be able to help one another and enhance each others events

“We hope this will be a useful tool and that it can give groups a further way to market their activities.”