Scots Word Quiz

Looking for something to do on these long dark Winter nights? Why not have a go at our Scots Word Quiz? This is just a bit of fun and something you might like to share with friends and family. We will put the answers up in the New Year. 
You can download the quiz here. 



 Hetty Heritage Mouse Postcard Quiz

Hetty Heritage Mouse has been out and about exploring around Tarves. One of our volunteers noticed that she had gone missing from the museum but then we started getting postcards from her.  On each postcard she asked us to try and work out where she had been and to answer some questions about each location. (Hetty loves to play games!)

If you would like to explore the places that Hetty went to and answer her questions then you can print off the postcards below. Hetty spent several days scampering around on her adventures and she did tell us to enjoy the views and take some cheese or other nibbles because some places are quite far away and you might get hungry.

Hetty is now back in the Heritage Centre and if you're standing at the gates then look carefully and you will see her peeking out of the window.

If you would like to share some photos of your adventures whilst looking for Hetty's postcard places  (You might want to take a cuddly animal with you to enjoy the adventure!) then please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message them to the Tarves Heritage Project Facebook page or Instagram page. 

If you need to check the answers then you can download them here too.


 Walkabout Tarves Quiz

Print off the quiz below and take a walk around Tarves Village. Can you find all the answers? Come into Tarves Heritage Centre and ask one of our volunteers if you would like to check your answers.



From time to time, Tarves Heritage Project organise special events.  In the past this has included a Burns Supper, a Meal and Ale and music concerts.  Details of any events will be posted here.




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Tarves Bothy Nicht 9th August 7.30pm 2018


Tarves Heritage Project are having a Bothy Nicht on Thursday 9th August in the Melvin Hall, Tarves at 7.30pm.
It will be an evening of traditional music and song with musicians from the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.
Tickets are £5 which includes refreshments and are available from Duthies shop, Murly Tuck Cafe and Tarves Heritage Centre or phone J Cattanach 01651 851485




































The Tarves "Tattie Holidays Challenge"

Join in the fun and have a go at six challenges set out around Tarves Heritage Centre. Can you complete all six?

We're open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 29th October. 2-4.30pm





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2nd August 2017  7.30pm - Aberdeen International Youth Festival


Tarves Heritage Project are proud to host a trio from Edinburgh and a band from Norway  as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival .

The concert will be in the Melvin Hall, Tarves. AB41 7GX  7.30pm

Tickets  £5 and can be bought from Duthies shop, Tarves Heritage Centre or at the door  



Fri 19th - Sun 21st May "Blackboard and Chalk" Festival of Museums 2-4.30pm

Tarves Heritage Project is taking part in the Festival of Museums this year. Come along and join in the fun!

Experience the Victorian Classroom, write on slates and have a go with pen and ink. Meet our Victorian teacher but beware NO SMILING AND BE ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOUR!  School in the olden days wasn't much fun or was it? Come along and discover for yourself!



26th September 2014   "An Evening You'll Remember!" in the Melvin Hall 7.30pm

Don't miss a night of entertainment in Tarves!

On Friday 26th September come along and listen to bothy ballads, accordion music and join in with community singing. There will be an interval for teas and coffees and a raffle.

Concerts were held during WW1 to raise funds for Red Cross nurses and we will be donating some proceeds to  the Red Cross.

The Cottage Hospital in the village was used as a hospital for injured soldiers, we would love to know who the people are in the photograph below. Please get in contact if you can help.

The Cottage Hospital is now a private house.

Tickets £5 available from Spar in Tarves or from the Heritage Centre or book by email to secretary@tarves


2018 Programme

14th April            "Tarves Rant"  2pm  Come along and listen to some Bothy Ballads and traditional music and song  with Peter and Barbara Ann Hawkey, Russell Taylor and John Dickson    Free entry, just enjoy a musical afternoon


18-20th May.       "Festival of Museums"   Blackboard and in the olden days.

                                Come along and  try writing on a slate, sit at an old school desk and try using pen and ink.   

                              Meet our Victorian teacher and come dressed up as a Victorian or use or costumes to have a go and step back in time! 1-4.30pm








Tarves Heritage Project organise a series of talks and presentations during the winter months. All talks are to be given in the Victorian schoolroom, Tarves Heritage Centre. . Admission £2 includes refreshments. 7pm for 7.30pm start. These dates may change so please look out for listings in the P&J or local posters.

2019/ 2020

15th November     “Tram No. 4 Hazlehead to the Beach, Aberdeen " a talk by Mike Stephen


24th January           “24th World Scout Jamboree, West Virginia, 2019” by Alister Glen 


21st  February      ”Triple Hangings Tarves Tapestries” a talk by Fran Crichton


20th  March           “Bram Stoker, Cruden Bay and Dracula Doric Novels“ by Mike Shepherd


17th  April              "Recall and Reminisce through Hats” by Isobel Gregory