20 September 2015 (10 am to 4 pm)
Aboyne & Glen Tanar Memorial Hall, known as the ?Victory Hall?, is set in the heart of the village of Aboyne, Royal Deeside. It is a substantial granite building of character, both inside and out and is an unusually grand war memorial building.??? The building contains stained glass windows and panels bearing the names of those who fell for their country, and on the outside is the inscribed foundation stone.
Inside, in the large Main Hall, the roof has decorative open timber purlins and trusses; the massive timbers having come from the forest of Glen Tanar.?? There is a plaque bearing the names of those who served in the Great War and survived.? In the Formaston Room is the Formaston Stone, an ancient Pictish cross slab stone with interlaced carving, a Pictish mirror symbol and Ogham inscription.
The Hub ??The Victory Hall is also the Doors Open Days hub this year.? At the hub you will be able to find more information about what to see and do over the weekend.? The hall will also be home to various displays from local historical and interest groups in addition to the Council?s Built Heritage Team, Archaeology, Local History and Archive services. Those confirmed taking part so far are:
North East Scotland Preservation Trust?
Visit Royal Deeside
Mid Deeside Limited
Michael Zappert Stained Glass Artist
Royal British Legion, Aboyne Branch ?
Friends of Aboyne Hospital?