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Macduff Marine Aquarium on Facebook Live!

Join the aquarium on Facebook for special World Oceans Day Live Storytelling session. Thursday, 8th May at 2pm

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Macduff Marine Aquarium

We all need some special attention every now and again….
Meet Wee Simon at Macduff Marine Aquarium is no different! He is a fussy eater but at least he gives thank you kisses!

Relax and watch the jellyfsh.......

Enjoy another moment of peace and mindfulness with the fish at Macduff Marine Aquarium: Kelp Tank Chillout

Watch as our firework anemones feed on thousands of tiny brine shrimp. These anemones can be over a metre in length, but most of the animal is buried in the mud of the sea floor!

Ever thought starfish don't more around much? Check this out! Our starfish at Macduff Marine Aquarium have been busy...what about you?

Join in the dive show!

Are you missing taking part in our weekend dive shows?
Have no fear! Our clever divers have come up with a solution for you…....

Just send us a selfie or self portrait and we will film the divers posing with you next time they are in the tank!
Please scan or send photos to aquarium.macduff@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or share them via social media by using the hashtag #LiveLifeAberdeenshire on Twitter or by tagging @LiveLifeAberdeenshire on Facebook and we will do the rest!

Bookbug @ Home

Bookbug Session with Ali

Another fun Bookbug sessions with Ali from Alford library. Join in with the 3 Little Pigs story by making your own characters. Find out how: Craft time with Ali

Bookbug Session with Lizzie

Join Lizzie, from Banchory library as she sings more of her favourite Bookbug songs and rhymes.

Bookbug Session with Sarah

Bookbug fun with songs and rhymes with Sarah from Huntly library.

Head over to our YouTube channel where you can join Ali and Lizzie for more Bookbug fun.....

Learn songs from Feis Rois

A folk app for teaching age 5 and under songs through fun interactive activities : Feis Rois App

Author Talks and Book Reviews

  • CILIPs National Shelf Service presents Joseph Coelho who reads one of his own stories titled Luna Loves Library Day. This is a lovely story about a small girl who loves books. If you love books, you can find lots of lovely stories from our digital catalogue. Joseph Coelho - Luna Loves Library Day
  • Author Andrew Scott created a short film for Live Life Aberdeenshire and talks about his writing and in particular his Willie Morton series: Andrew Scott - The Willie Morton series
  • Liz Pichon, author and illustrator of the Tom Gates series, chats with authors live Janice Forsyth about this mischievous character and the things he gets up to! This interact session will get viewers doodling and drawing too. To download copies of the Tom Gates series for free go to our digital library: Scotish Book Trust Liz Pichon 
  • Join the Scottish Book Trust with David Walliams for an ‘Authors Live’ session.  David will be talking about his writing career, where he gets his ideas from and how you can make writing stories fun!: Scottish Book Trust David Walliams
  • Scottish Book Trust Authors Live. Janice Forsyth interviews Anthony Horowitz to talk about his Alex Rider Super Spy Books: Scottish Book Trust Anthony Horowitz
  • Stephen Fry reads from his book 'Mythos' a retelling of Greek myths. Courtesy of Penguin Publishing and Foyle YouTube channel: Stephen Fry - Mythos
  • Author, Cecelia Ahern, interviewed by MYVLF (virtual literary festival). To access this interview (using Google Chrome) create an account with www.myvlf.com. and then go to the 'theatre' select 'watch now' and search for Ceclia Ahern from the author list.  Remember, you can download Cecelia's novels for free via our digital catalogue
  • Join author Marian Keyes for a question and answer session courtesy of #AsktheAuthor Listening Books: Ask the author Marian Keyes

Join Hayley, Network Librarian from Aboyne Community library at home for a review of Breathe by Sarah Crossan. This young adult fiction title is part of the Cli-Fi genre - Climate Fiction. Hayley also will share with you how you can access Libby, the free app available to Library members, to download e-books to your phone or tablet.

Join Agnieszka, Kemnay Network Librarian, as she shares a book review of Eion Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series; a collection of 8 novels about a 12 year old criminal mastermind!  E-audio copies available to download from our digital catalogue.

Live Life Aberdeenshire Podcasts

Our events librarian Jackie, talks to authors Marsali Taylor and Eric Davidson as they chat about their crime fiction novels.

Library Podcast

Marie, Chris and Frazer talk lumpsuckers and how some of them recently arrived at Macduff. We hope this gives a little insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Macduff Marine Aquarium.  Enjoy!

Aquarium Podcast

Fiona Clark, Museums Development Co-ordinator, introduces three items from the 'Timeless Treasures' exhibition, placing them into their historical context.

Museum Podcast

Creative Me Podcast 

Exploring Creativity in Aberdeen. Find out what's happening in the local area by listening to these podcasts. Here you'll find regular interviews with NE creatives and information on upcoming projects: Creative Me Podcast

The Outlander series - podcast

The Outlander After Show podcast recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of Starz’s Outlander: Outlander Podcast

The Bill Gibb Line - podcast

A spoken word podcast celebrating the life and work of fashion designer Bill Gibb. This limited series traces the story of the Scottish farm boy turned fashion designer: Bill Gibb Line

Live Theatre and Music

  • Get over to the NEAT (North East Arts Touring, at home) website to see a curated list of all the best theatre and cinema that you can watch online: NEAT Website
  • Watch the West End production of The Wind in the Willows, starring Rufus Hound: Watch The Wind in the Willows
  • Live Music Now Scotland artists perform live at home: Together at Home; live music

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