In Brian’s Good News this week.  

An excellent on line response to a Facebook Video of pupils from Orchard Brae School performing ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ from Toy Story in Makaton. Makaton is a special Sign language which gives everyone a helping hand to talk.

People are being urged to open their homes and lives to children from Belarus who have been victims of radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.  The trip to Scotland provides a wonderful 3 wk respite. The experience is reported to be very rewarding for both hosts and guests.  To find out more visit Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Aberdeen and Shire Link or email

A new community pantry . – ‘The Woodside Pantry‘  which opens its doors in 12 February is the first of its kind in Scotland and is being trailblazed by  It is hoped to set up a community pantry in every regeneration area in Aberdeen over the next few years.

A woman, Fiona Halliday who was diagnosed with a rare form of MS which gives stroke symptoms such as affecting speech, and walking has fought her way back to fitness with the help of medics, occupational therapists and a speech therapist and the MS Society.  She is now looking to raise funds by doing a 230 m zip wire challenge  in Creiff near Perth. To donate, please visit,  

Brian’s Good News has been Sourced from The Evening Express

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