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Friends Of Aden

The main aim of the Friends of Aden is to provide local people with an opportunity to be involved with, and have a greater say in, Aden Country Park, and how it is developed.  

Friends Shop

Formed in 2012, the Friends work alongside the various Aberdeenshire Council services and other community partners, to help preserve, protect, and enhance the facilities and environment of Aden Country Park, creating a place that is safe for everyone to enjoy.  

Buchan Day Opportunities

The Friends group acts as the catalyst that pulls the local community together to achieve goals based on the opinions and feedback suggested by the users and visitors to the park. 

Gareth John and Nataliia Naismith

Along with a wide range of other activities, the Friends of Aden work in partnership with Buchan Day Opportunities on the running the Aden Craft & Gift Shop. Another key element the Friends deliver are the regular Music at Aden events.   

Friends of Aden

There are numerous ways you can get involved in Aden. As a Friend of Aden, you can either volunteers on site, or equally from home in other ways. To give you a few ideas of types of things the Friends get involved in, a few suggestions are listed below:

Tree planting, gardening, clearing ditches, ponds
Enhancing biodiversity (creation of wildflower meadows, habitats, bat boxes etc)
Helping to organise community events, activities, and performances such as the ones run by Music at Aden 
Assisting with the marketing & promotion of events i.e. distributing flyers and posters, writing press releases etc
Helping manning events, collecting ticket sales, directing visitors etc
Cleaning and painting buildings, gates, fences.
Improving footpaths, cycle routes and bridges.
Helping in the Aden Craft & Gift Shop
Getting involved in Archaeology projects
Organising guided walks and talks
Carrying out customer surveys
Developing education packs and building links with local schools.

As a member of the Friends of Aden Country Park you will not only become a valued member of the group, you will also receive regular updates on events, activities, developments, and volunteering opportunities.  

Friends of Aden

So, if you have some free time, and want to meet like-minded friendly folk who make a real difference in the local community, please get in touch via the contact information below.  


Contact us:

Tel: 01771 624268 or 07729 791482 

Email: thefriendsofaden@gmail.com 

Email: hello@music-at-aden.co.uk 

Website: www.music-at-aden.co.uk