By neil hedley
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A collection of the The K'nocker, Portknockie's quarterly village newsletter. Read by the K'nocker editorial team.
||CleanThe K'nocker - Winter 2015||As these are nearly upon us, please remember that this is a time of goodwill to all folk – so please be neighbourly and check on the houses around to ensure that folk are warm and well. It only takes a couple of minutes, unless you are invited in for||3 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Autumn 2015||Can lightning strike twice? On Saturday 13 August (2005) torrential rains fell in the afternoon, causing the streets to run with water, the road drains to spout like fountains and Portknockie to suffer some serious damage.||4 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2015||While the long evenings are with us enjoy everything that our village offers including inspiring walks, sparkling conversation, glorious sunsets, awesome flora and fauna and friendly pubs and shops.||1 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Autumn 2014||Once again we have been battered by wind and rain, as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha visited the Moray Firth. As usual life in Portknockie was not hampered as badly as many surrounding towns and villages, and our thoughts go out to those who really ha||28 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2014||As you will most certainly have noticed The K’nocker has had to change a little. After Moray Council stopped printing cheaply and in order to keep costs in check, we have had to opt for the A5 size rather than A4 as this uses less paper and ink and th||12 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Spring 2014||One door closes and another opens, it is so sad to see Portknockie Library close after all these years, and while some of us have not been resident long, we would like to make mention of the tireless and helpful service offered by all past librarians. O||11 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Winter 2013||Once again December, Winter and the Christmas & New Year festive season is upon us. Again we can marvel as waves lash the harbour walls, sending foam and spray eighty or a hundred feet in the air, always searching to soak the unsuspecting stroller! We m||11 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Autumn 2013||First and foremost, the library is still open while the councillors digest the large number of responses to the latest consultation. Meanwhile, the Port basked in the warmth that visited the whole of the British Isles this summer. The pool and most of t||23 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2013||Three months have passed since the Council revealed its plans for budget cuts. Other than the one classroom assistant being lost from school, the K'nocker is not aware of any contentious plan being executed. The library is still open and the public toil||4 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Spring 2013||This spring brings sad and worrying news that Moray Council intends to implement a series of cost saving measures that will have a serious impact on Portknockie. Teaching assistant support in the school is to be reduced, the library closed and subsidies||4 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Winter 2012||The condition of our aged harbour is regularly inspected by Moray Council. Inspections of quay faces which are submerged at low tide are carried out at 2 year intervals by divers. Other inspections are carried out annually and, if necessary, after storm||14 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Autumn 2012||This issue sees the K'nocker ending its first year since restarting. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed over the last year. Each issue is put on the village website www.portknockiewebsite.co.uk just before the next issue is published an||12 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2012||On Friday 20th April 2012, more than 200 people joined in the dedication service in the Millenium Gardens for the memorial to the victims of the bombing raid on 19th February 1941. The new memorial complements the village's memorials to its Fallen in Wa||28 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Spring 2012||Cullen, Deskford and Portknockie Heritage Group will be leading a service to unveil and dedicate a memorial plaque and bench in the Millennium Garden that will commemorate the victims of the 19th February 1941 bombing of Portknockie. This is an early in||1 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Winter 2011||A ghost hunt? We’re not scared! Portknockie has its very own ghosts and ghouls! The K’nocker dared to find out more... Ghosts and ghouls started visiting Portknockie three years ago so that they could give the local kids a good ol’ scare on All Ha||5 12 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Autumn 2009||AT LONG LAST OUR SPLENDID NEW LIBRARY IS OPEN... Margret Wood opened the doors of the new library in the school at 5pm on Tuesday 25th August. There to greet the first user, Barbara Simpson from Haig Street, was the Head of Moray Libraries Service, Alis||7 9 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2009||Villagers and visitors are invited to gather on Patrol Road overlooking the Hythie for 2.00pm on Saturday 27th June when Mrs Shona Idle, our school Head Teacher, will unveil the Portknockie Homecoming 2009 Mosaic. This is the outcome of four months of i||7 6 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Easter 2009||RING THE BELLS, WE HAVE A NEW REV REPORTING FOR DUTY VERY SOON... The K’nocker is delighted to invite Yvonne Hendrie, Minister elect to introduce herself to the village. “Dear Friends (as I hope I will very soon be able to call you). I will not actu||2 3 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Christmas 2008||On Saturday 29th November at 7pm the village was cold and crisp and even when the annual Christmas lights display was switched on by Coral Rough of Haig Street, the youngest child in the School.||3 12 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2008||I write for the last time and to say a farewell to the folks of Portknockie. My family and I are moving to Wishaw near Glasgow at the beginning of July to take up a new charge. I have enjoyed my time in this part of the country but it’s time to be mov||9 6 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Easter 2008||A review of Scottish Parliament boundaries has proposed a change to the area presently, covered by the Moray parliamentary constituency. Buckie, Portknockie, Findochty and Cullen will be incorporated in a new county constituency called Buchan Coast stre||10 3 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Christmas 2007||2008, A YEAR TO LOOK FORWARD TO OR JUST ANOTHER PASSING YEAR ? As the Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations approach and we finally turn the corner on dark nights and murky mornings, it is natural to feel more hopeful and optimistic about the future - the||9 12 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Summer 2007||COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR 2007: IT’S A K’NOCKEROUT! At the 2007 awards evening of the Caingorms & Moray Newsletter and Website Project in Tomintoul village hall on Friday 18th May the K‟nocker was declared the Community Newsletter of the Ye||15 6 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Easter 2007||PORTKNOCKIE PRIMARY SCHOOL TO STAY OPEN AND AYE AFLOAT!||10 3 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe K'nocker - Christmas 2006||The First Podcast Recording for The K'nocker||1 12 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Great to hear all about our fantastic village and all the hard work our community put into making Portknockie such a wonderful place to live.
Well done to all involved in making the podcast and keep up the good work.