The 2022 edition of the popular Macduff calendar launches next week.
It will be unveiled on Thursday, October 28, and will go on sale at the Macduff Market held at the town’s elementary school on Saturday, October 30.
With nearly 500 copies of the calendar already announced, organizers expect the remaining copies to sell out quickly.
All proceeds from sales will be used to support the activities of the Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium and the Friends of Tarlair.
The calendar features stunning images from over 300 photos submitted by over 30 local photographers.
This edition also features works of art for children submitted in a competition held in the run-up to production of the calendar. The chosen images, children’s drawings and the coveted cover photo are kept tightly secret until launch.
A spokesperson for the Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium said: âThis is the seventh edition of the calendar, and it is distributed worldwide – to Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Zealand as well as across the UK with numerous rehearsals. customers eager to remember Macduff and the surrounding area.
âThe calendar is a true community effort involving local photographers, businesses and children and we are very grateful for all the support we receive.
âA lot of our photographers and sponsors have been with us since the very first calendar, which is fantastic.
“Our business partners this year are: Macduff Dental, The Knowes Hotel, Walter Gerrard & Co, The Seafront / Paterson’s Ship Chandlers and Painters, Macduff Shipyards, Inshore Fish Supply, The Garret Home Furnishings, Grampian Cars, Steven Clark Motor Body Repairs, The Platform, Greenlaw Building and Roofing, The Spotty Bag Shop and Deveron FM.
“COVID restrictions mean that the number of people who can attend the live launch should be limited to guests only and so we are looking to have a virtual event alongside it, which hopefully our friends overseas can join. .
âWe will be posting details of how to sign up in the coming days on our Facebook page and via email to those who have been in contact.
âWhen the calendar goes on sale it is eagerly awaited and we expect to be very busy. Last year we sold out in five days – so we encourage people to pre-order their copies by contacting us. via Facebook, by email to FOMMAquarium @ gmail.com or by calling 01261 ââ832849 to avoid disappointment.