I introduced Anne to Bruce Mann, Aberdeenshire Council’s Archaeologist for Moray, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Angus. Bruce and his small but perfectly formed team are responsible for making sure I’m well looked after. They are based at Woodhill House but their jobs take them all over the four Local Authorities. They are involved in a lot of different things, from planning applications to working out how best to care for buildings, sites and monuments under their care. As I mentioned before, they are the ones to contact if you have found anything that falls into the category of Treasure Trove.
Bruce and his team received my valentines on my behalf, I think Bruce was a little taken a back, and possibly a little envious that I received more valentines than he did this year.
The cards were then arranged and carefully curated by Claire and Bruce into an exhibition for the employees, volunteers and visitors to Woodhill House to visit on their way to the canteen.
An introduction to the exhibit was placed beside it as well.I’d like to thank Claire and Bruce for taking such good care of the children’s cards and for sharing them with everyone in the building, it means a lot to me to hear from my friends in Rhynie and that they still think of me fondly. If you want to see more information and lots of lovely photos of their travels around the north east then follow their twitter feeds (sometimes I feature in their tweets as well) at @ and @
I couldn’t let the children think I hadn’t got the cards so I (ok, with a little help from Bruce) sent them through something for them to work on. Can you work it out?