We tried out a Segway with EGuide Scotland!

On Saturday 16th October 8 children had a fantastic time having a go on Segways on Aboyne Green. This session had been postponed for a week due to bad weather on Saturday 9th October but it was a nice afternoon for it on the following Saturday.

With less numbers, a quieter atmosphere and more attention from the instructors the children took to the Segways really quickly and soon were zooming around having fun.

‘We’re just back, that was absolutely amazing!! Thank you so so much! All three kids loved it!’

Dance class restarted at Deeside Dance Centre – Autumn 2021

We are delighted to announce that the SCILL Dance Class has restarted every other Saturday during term time at Deeside Dance Centre. We are pleased to welcome Ruth Kent as our new dance teacher, who has a wealth of experience teaching children and adults of all abilities.

This is a relaxed class with the emphasis on moving to music and having fun and 8 children with additional needs are really enjoying their dancing.

The class takes place from 14.30-15.25 every other Saturday.

Enjoyable guided walk through Scolty Woods

On Tuesday 27th April SCILL held a guided walk for parents/carers through Scolty woods near Banchory. It was a chance for parents to meet up and have a couple of hours to themselves in beautiful surroundings. We all found it very relaxing and enjoyable to be immersed in nature and take some exercise. It was also an opportunity to let off steam and talk to others.

We are considering organising a regular walk, perhaps once a month, so if you would be interested, drop us an email at admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk

We will post up any dates as they are confirmed.

Happy New Year 2021

After one of the most difficult years in living memory we would like to wish you all the best for 2021 and hope that it will bring hope and better times ahead.

2020 has been a difficult year for SCILL and we have had to put all our children’s activities on hold due to the COVID pandemic. We have also been unable to hold any face-to-face events to support parents. We start the New Year in lockdown again but we hope to plan for better times once this lockdown eases. We are still available via email or by telephone if you need any help or advice.


07913 326816

SCILL Support Sessions Nov – Dec 2018

SCILL Support Sesssions in November and December feature talks on Speech and Language, Mental Health and Sensory Issues.

Parents, carers and professionals are all welcome to attend the talks and/or share a cuppa and a chat. Our meetings are family friendly. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Click here for more details Oct to Dec 18 Events Poster

Themed Support Session on Fussy Eaters / Reducing Stress, Banchory 1/10/18

9.30am – 11.30am on 1 October in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

At 9.30am we welcome Gillian Archibald, Advanced Dietician, to talk about strategies for coping with fussy eaters and reducing the stress of eating.

If you have any particular areas that you would like Gillian to cover, please email admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk by 25 September.

Gillian’s talk will be followed by our monthly support session for anyone who would like to share their experience of caring for children with additional support needs.

SCILL library will be available to browse and borrow. Refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Maths Workshop in Banchory CANCELLED 3 March 2018

***** If you have booked a place, please see email for further information. Thank you. *****

With Lorna Alexander and Elspeth Somerville

Targeting parents, primary teachers, secondary maths teachers and SFL staff, these talks will explore the potential obstacles to progression in maths with an overview of the difficulties faced; investigate what hinders progression; discuss thinking/learning styles and propose multi sensory strategies for both classroom and home support as well as discussing the value of error analysis in order to put in place strategies to overcome observed errors.

While this is aimed at supporting young people with Specific Learning Difficulties, there will be a range of strategies appropriate to those with no identified difficulty but who are experiencing issues with progression in maths.

East Church, Banchory

3 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
24 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
21 April at 9.30am – 12.30pm

Date of fourth workshop to be confirmed shortly.

The four-workshop course costs £20. Places on the course are limited, so please email scill-deeside@tiscali.co.uk to book.