I don't know how many people will realise that the first Crier appeared in December 2008, so towards the end of the year we will be celebrating 10 years of publication and if anyone still has a copy of the first edition you will see how things have changed. Indeed if anyone has kept every copy to date a potted history of Abernethy will be revealed; how some things change and others go on forever. A fullset of published Criers is available on our website.
Abernethy did have Newsletters in the past which can be seen in the Museum but none lasted as long as The Crier. This primarily is thanks to you, the contributors, the readers and the distributors.
Now turn the pages to read what we have in edition 38.
Thank you to Keir Allan for giving us, in good time, a table of events in Abernethy for Scotland's Open Gardens Scheme. This along with Abernethy in Bloom should avoid a clash of events such as occurred last summer with The Wee Big Dig
David Illingworth has set out a very clear timetable of activities in the village which should keep us all on our toes.
We have our usual reports from the Church, the Council our M.P. and the S.W.I. as well as the Museum, the Burns Club and the Tennis Club
Bob Macdonald is a regular contributor to The Crier and again he entertains us with yet another autobiographical tale as does Ian Cartwright in an account which proves our forces are made of stern stuff.
There are many other interesting articles this month which you will find for yourselves as you turn the pages.
So sit down with your favourite tipple and enjoy a good read!