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Spotlight on Juniper Green Get in shape for summer S& OFFER ERS H C U O V cal from lo ses s e busin

Your local guide to health and fitness

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Balerno, Currie, Juniper Green & Baberton


The spotlight is on Juniper Green this month, with four Juniper Green residents contributing pieces about aspects of life in the village (see pages 8-9) and our Village People column is on Juniper Green resident and chairman of the community council, Cliff Beevers. With thoughts turning to the summer at last, we've put together a guide to help you get fit and in shape for the season. We were very impressed with the huge range of services available locally, and the feature is packed with tips and local businesses to help you get into shape and feel good.

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Contents Features Spotlight on Juniper Green

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Get in shape for summer

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Spotlight on Cleanleeness

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Regulars Recipe 22 Money Matters

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Thought for the Month

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Technology 40 Competitions and Puzzles Norton House Spa competition 19 Crossword and sudoku

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Community

Front cover photograph: Step It Up Dance

What's on

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Useful Information

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Clubs & Classes

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Index of Advertisers 70

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Feature: Spotlight on Juniper Green The Changing Shape of Juniper Green by Cliff Beevers As a 40+ year resident of Juniper Green I’m a “newcomer” to many old-timers in the village. Over those years there have been changes: development at Baberton Mains, buildings where petrol stations stood on Lanark Road, flats behind Juniper Avenue, and sheltered housing at Baberton Park and St Margaret’s. Juniper Green retains its village friendliness with a church, local watering holes, the nucleus of a high street, golf, tennis and bowling clubs, a village hall and a popular primary school. We have in recent years lost our Post Office, butcher and paper shops, as times and habits change. But we've gained a couple of takeaways, two excellent eating venues and a monthly Farmers Market. Hairdressing has replaced

food stores, and the beauty parlour, IT shop and physiotherapy practice are excellent amenities.

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The story of Juniper Green’s past was recorded in 2007 so please look at www.junipergreencc.org. uk/jg300 for details. Since 2010 the monument beside the tennis courts has been a reminder of our past as a mill village, with echoes back to Bronze Age times. Bloomiehall Park had its centenary in 2012 and we hope we can hang on to our other green space at Curriemuirend Park despite the threat hanging over its future. The village is about to welcome more newcomers soon, with residents moving into the old primary school building and the McCarthy/Stone complex on the

Baberton Golf Club site. As one old “newcomer”, I offer a hearty welcome to the new incomers to the village.

A Monthly Treat - Juniper Green Farmers' Market by Richard Watt It seems extraordinary that Juniper Green farmers’ market, or community market as it is also known, has existed on the fourth Saturday of the month since the autumn of 2010. Starting in the Kinleith Arms car park, now in the dental surgery car park, it may soon move to a more central location, with the possibility of taking it indoors to the village hall in winter weather.

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We've seen stalls come and go since 2010, but the two constant stalwarts are the Cedar Cottage meat and vegetable stall, selling flavoursome Highland beef and delicious sausages and pies, and Störtebäker, whose wonderful home baked German cakes and savouries, from streusels to fruity cheesecakes or tasty breads, have a strongly loyal following unable to resist a monthly treat.

Highland cattle grow slowly, which makes their meat a little more expensive than that of modern breeds, but also gives it a superior flavour. As with quality everywhere, you can pay a bit more at the market, but to treat yourself to the best just once a month has got to be life-enhancing. It’s worth coming along for the unexpected too: in March you could have tried Kenyan and Caribbean flavours, bought herbs for the garden and handmade chocolates for selfindulgence. The market is a great social event, a place to meet friends, exchange gossip or meet your city councillor and tell him about potholes and pavements, or just enjoy music from the resident band.


The Week at Juniper Green Primary School in 60 Seconds Each week in Assembly, two children from Press Gang go against the giant egg timer to give a summary of the news from around the school in under 60 seconds. It can be quite a challenge in a busy week to choose just one or two main things from each year group. To read more of these please see the ‘School Life’ section of our website: www.junipergreen.edin.sch.uk The Week in 60 seconds (presented Friday 4th April 2014):

• P1 have been learning about Easter and about even and odd numbers. • P2 had an exciting fashion show and showed off their creations to their families and other people by parading along the catwalk. • P3 have been making palm leaves and learning how to make balanced meals. • P4 have been learning more football skills and are sad that it was their last week with the football coaches. • P5 have been learning in maths about graphs and playing battleships. • P6 have been using computers to program lego structures

and are also finishing off their Inspire-Aspire posters about someone who has inspired them and what qualities they aspire to having themselves. • P7 have been learning about renewable energy and preparing for school camp after the holidays • P5, 6 & 7 have been finishing off their creative dances and performed them in front of their parents. The school choir, cellos and brass instrumentalists also contributed to the fantastic show. And that was the week at Juniper Green in 60 seconds!

Baberton Mains History Project by Helen Ogg Has Baberton Mains got a history? “It’s just a Wimpey estate”, I hear you say. Well, a group of local enthusiasts, under the auspices of Juniper Green Community Council, decided it was worth completing the history of the area, particularly the social history of the estate over the past 40 years. Baberton was started in 1972 and finished in 1977. We have researched as much as we can about the area, back to Roman times, finding out that most of Baberton Mains is built on the old farm of Fernieflat, with only a small part from the Baberton lands. We delved into old maps; newspaper accounts of lively

activities at Baberton House; scoured RCHAMS for old photos, unearthing a photo of the old farmhouse and carthorses from Fernieflat, and we collected reminiscences from people who have lived in Baberton through the years. Their stories bring the estate to life; the opposition to bringing a bus into the History Quilt in the making estate; the small tight-knit communities and life-long the link between old Juniper friendships which were formed in cul-de-sacs and small streets; Green and Baberton Mains. Children in Primary 6 have sewn the long walks to shops pre car a history quilt to commemorate owning days; and the cubs and the events of the past 40 years. brownies which brought children and parents together. The quilt will be launched in June and we expect our booklet will Crucial to the modern estate is the be ready then too. Look out for them both. primary school which provides

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Get in Shape for the Summer Your Local Guide to Health and Fitness The weather is improving, summer holidays booked for the lucky ones who are getting away, layers of thick cover-up clothing coming off...it's a good time to be thinking about getting fit and losing a bit of excess weight. In fact it's always a good time to think about improving fitness, so the Konect team have been speaking to a lot of people involved in the fitness industry locally to pull together some ideas for you. Humans are complicated and there is no such thing as one solution that suits everyone. But we've come up with a variety of options all available in the local area. From gentle walking with a group through to serious fitness training, there is a huge range of activities that you can do in a group or individually, with a personal trainer or in a class setting. Regardless of your current fitness level, age, interests and time you have available, you'll be able to find something to suit you. And while there is no such thing as a “quick fix” to losing weight or increasing fitness, finding a fun way of achieving it by joining a dance or sports group can mean it's not a chore but part of your lifestyle. This is a key approach of Karen Murray of KM Fitness in Juniper Green. Karen is a personal trainer - sometimes you need one-on-one help to achieve your goals. She says, “If you're looking for a trainer who insists you eat nothing but rice cakes and drink only water, then I ain't your gal, but if you want training, nutrition advice and exercise that is fun, and to discover food that as well as tasting great also happens to be healthy, then give me a call!” If you struggle to get started with exercising due to mobility problems or pain issues, massage may be just what you need before you can embrace light

exercise. Regular massage also helps you be more body aware and able to spot niggles before they turn into a problem. Gardenacre Therapy in Balerno supports athletes such as runners and cyclists who are training for races and challenges. Massage can help prevent injury, decrease recovery time and reduce muscle soreness. But you don’t have to be a competing athlete to enjoy these benefits - the same applies to anyone who keeps fit by walking, gardening or dancing. The Clubs and Classes section at the back of Konect each month is always a good source of ideas for joining a fitness class or taking up a new skill that involves physical activity, and the local community high schools (Currie and Balerno) both run community learning programmes which include activities such as Swimfit, circuit training, ballroom dancing, pilates and yoga. Courses tend to run with school term dates, contact Balerno Community Learning on 0131 477 7733 and Currie's on 0131 449 5922 for details. The following are a few fun suggestions to help get you started, but always take the advice of the health and fitness professionals represented in this feature. 1 Fitness is a habit If you approach each task everyday with a view to how it can improve your fitness you'll be amazed at how, for example, not being able to find a parking space near the shop or venue you want becomes a positive thing, not a problem! Yay, I get to walk an extra 250 metres! Might even have to run if I'm a bit late too! Take the stairs not the lift – often repeated but actually true and you'll be surprised how it can change your attitude. 2 Will power is limited ... ....and let's face it, losing weight does require willpower, be it to get to your exercise class or to change your eating habits. So if you're dealing with other stresses in life that are taking up your reserves of selfcontrol and endurance, you'll find it harder to resist over-eating or skipping your class when you're tired.

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Grapefruit juice is a great appetite suppressant – take it like medicine in the morning to stave off the sweet cravings. Use smaller plates/bowls to reduce your serving size, or give yourself a rule of “no seconds.” Be sensible – going without food completely is not a healthy choice, neither is crash dieting! Consulting a nutritionist is well worth it even if you only need to make small changes to your diet as they can devise a diet that is sustainable and enjoyable for you. 5 Getting children involved early in sport sets up good habits for life, and, as for adults, there is something to suit all tastes locally. We hope this feature encourages and inspires you to make some positive changes. There really is something for everyone, so whatever your goals, look through these pages and you will find something to suit you. Even one small change is better than nothing at all. So there is no excuse!

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Happy Walking by Karen Murray Regular readers of this column will be aware that my walking exploits tend to be dictated by the pathways available en route to a business meeting, or waiting while a child attends some sporting class or another. Where there is a section of pathway that can be walked or run while I am out and about, I try to fit in the time to do it. I do like to venture further afield and enjoy a full day’s walking in the hills but that of course requires planning and often but not always entails going further afield. You might wonder why all the ‘exercise squeezing in’ - is it not too much trouble? Why bother? Well of course the top reason is one of health and well-being. We all know physical activity is good for your body - aiding a healthy heart and supple joints to begin with, however physical activity is also good for mental health and is one of the main reasons I do all the ‘squeezing in’. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, feel and even look better and it can make you happy! The fact that endorphins are released in your brain when you exercise has got to be a number one reason to do it - we all want to feel happy. So let’s look at a few plus points for regular exercise: • -decreased stress • -increased energy • -improved sleep • -better focus • -sense of achievement • -reduced anger and frustration • -healthy appetite Now to see how and where you can fit in a short walk: There are numerous walking routes all over West Lothian and the surrounds and I just try and factor in a little extra time between appointments or while taxi-ing kids around to make sure I can add in a walk or run.

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There are so many other paths from Mid Calder that you stride out along in a lunch hour or between meetings, just as there are paths from the Howden Centre in Livingston, or anywhere along the Water of Leith starting in Balerno, Currie or Juniper Green.

There are then a myriad paths spiralling their way through the woods and you can wander for as long as you have time. To change it up a bit I sometimes park on the other side of the road and head off up to the top of the grassy bing nearer Mid Calder, taking in the view.

The ones I have mentioned are but a few. They are all ones I have walked or run along several times and probably written about in full in this column but there are still many more out there that I have not made time to experience and I am sure many of you will know of others.

If I am driving to Bathgate, I always take the A89 rather than the M8 so that I can take my constitutional in the grounds of the old Bangour Hospital or further along the road in the hidden beauty of the Petershill Wildlife Reserve. Cairnpapple Hill or the old Korean War Memorial the other side of Bathgate are sometimes included if I have more time.

I go for opportunity, grabbing it when I can but I do intend to make more time now the lighter nights are here and pick some more of the scenic routes to try out. There are several Nature Reserves I have not yet visited so they will be on my summer list.

Work in East Calder can include a circuit within the Almondell and Calderwood Park - usually to the Visitor Centre and back or a stroll along the main road to the Oakbank Bowling Club where you can head off road and through the woods to the river, following it along for a short while.

Of course as it is exercise we are discussing, when the weather really is foul or if you have no other option, there is always Mall Walking - which as the name suggests is getting your exercise walking around the shopping centre. And why not I say? The fresh air might the missing but the endorphins will be released nonetheless!

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Add oil to a frying pan and heat. Add the garlic to the frying pan and leave until brown (approximately 1-2 minutes). Add the chopped chicken and sauce to the frying pan until the chicken is cooked thoroughly (approximately 10-15 minutes). Add the rice to the frying pan. Leave the rice to cook for approximately 2 minutes and then serve. Per serving (makes 4) Kcal – 461; Protein – 52g; Carbohydrates– 40g; Fat – 10g

Boil the wholemeal rice until soft. While the rice is boiling wash and clean chicken then chop chicken into preferred size. Mix natural yoghurt with the korma and curry powder to make the sauce. Place the chicken into the sauce and mix it together.

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Cliff Beevers A Vision for the Community, by Suzanne Green “All my life I’ve been fortunate with people,” says Cliff Beevers. “Whether it’s family, colleagues or friends in the community, I’ve always had a great group of people working with me.” I am struck by the gentle spirit and humility of this man, who welcomed me into his home so that I could discover more about his contributions to the study of mathematics, his community work and how he has handled blindness. Cliff left Yorkshire in 1963 to study mathematics at Manchester University, where he met his wife Elizabeth (Liz): “Manchester united,” he jokes. He played rugby from an early age, and recalls, “My eyesight was all right for many years. But gradually it worsened. One day, when I thought there was no one between me and the tri-line, I ran into three opponents!” In 1964 Cliff was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, sometimes called “tunnel vision”, and was registered blind in 1977.

“You won’t remember me, but you taught me calculus.” In 2005 Cliff retired, and since then he has been “reinventing himself” according to Liz. As chairperson of the Juniper Green Community Council, and an elder in the parish church, he has worked hard to serve his community. Perhaps most notable was the year-long celebration of “Juniper Green 300” in 2007. Events included a gala, history talks and ceilidhs. Liz co-wrote the history of the village, and a calendar and historic photographs were produced. Though he may be without sight, Cliff is not without vision. Asked what he would like to see happen in Juniper Green, he replies, “I like to live in a village where people are united. Everyone’s input is important – no one person can do everything. We need to find people’s talents and help them work together to everyone’s benefit.”

“The doctor suggested I quit university and make baskets,” he says. But, thankfully, Cliff did not take that advice. He left university in 1969 with a first class honours degree and a PhD in mathematics. Later that year he joined Heriot-Watt University as a mathematics lecturer. There in the mid 1980s Cliff and a team of colleagues developed CALM (Computer Aided Learning of Mathematics), of particular help to undergraduates studying for science and engineering degrees. Cliff was the architect of the e-assessment policy in the national programme called SCHOLAR which is still delivering Higher and Advanced Higher in STEM, Business and Languages to all Scottish secondary schools. He has accepted his blindness gracefully, aided by practical help from colleagues, the loving support of his wife and daughters, and a succession of guide dogs. I had the pleasure of meeting Danni. Her predecessors were the friendly Kimmy; Tenko (the playboy), whose antics included opening the fridge and eating the chicken and custard; and Foster, who “looked good but may have had a charisma bypass”. Cliff was awarded the OBE in 2003. During the ceremony Prince Charles’ equerry said to Cliff,

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recommendations and referrals, they must be doing something right. Is he soon going to run out of family and friends to employ? “Yes, I think so!” he laughs. “And when that time comes I'll have to think very carefully about who else I take on.” When you contact Cleanleeness, Lee arranges an initial visit to see what you want done – and to show you the company's appropriate insurance and police check documentation (all staff are police-checked). They have a “set menu” of jobs they will do on a weekly or fortnightly basis, or you can give them a check-list of things you want done. Lee likes to talk through what you need and take note of any special requests. For example, he explains to me that one customer likes them to use a different brand of cleaning product as he is sensitive to the smell of the one they usually use; another customer has a special schedule arranged as he is “de-junking” his house room by room and getting a deep clean in each one. It's a big part of the job satisfaction for Lee to be able to deliver exactly the service required. The bulk of their work though is the regular weekly or fortnightly visits, including dusting all surfaces, cleaning the windows on rotation, vacuuming and mopping, cleaning the bathrooms, kitchen surfaces and cupboard fronts. “We work fast, efficiently … and thoroughly. We don't cut corners. We've had a situation where a customer questioned that we needed 2 hours to do a job that the previous cleaner had done in 1.5 hours – but it became clear very quickly that the previous cleaner had not actually been doing everything properly.”


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info@cleanleeness.com Since starting out Lee has got through various different brands of cleaning products, mops, vacuum cleaners, all to optimise the quality and efficiency of the work they do. (They have settled on Dyson cleaners as being the most effective for carpets). It's not just about turning up and rushing through the job, it's about getting it right in every detail. And the day doesn't end for Lee after the last cleaning job; all the cloths and dusters have to be washed and dried, vacuum cleaners emptied and checked over, paperwork and banking to do.

"It's not just about turning up and rushing through the job, it's about getting it right in every detail." “But I wouldn't have it any other way now,” he says. “I like things to be clean and I get a lot of satisfaction from a job well done.” Call Lee on 0131 564 0515, he will be delighted to help you out.

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What Do Tarot Readers Do? by Bernie Rowen CG Jung coined the phrase “synchronicity”; this has meant many different things to different people. The actual meaning according to Jung is ‘synchronicities are meaningful coincidence’. When a tarot reader sees a card in a particular placement in a reading s/he would translate the symbolism depicted in the card and put it into the context of the client’s life. When the client draws the cards, contemplating their question, the moment in time that this takes place carries information, as universal consciousness is available to be tapped into. It is understood by academics and mystics alike that the symbolism of tarot has evolved and that it doesn’t have a clear cut history as to how it has come to be the card system that it is today.

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Then came Chancellor George Osborne’s new rules threatening the annuity market as he introduced a series of tax changes, effective in 2015-16, increasing access to pension pots which meant that “no one will have to buy an annuity”. Annuity rates have halved in the last 10 years and while historically seen as the main option, providing a steady and reliable income in retirement, the returns are low and a long survival is usually needed in order for retirees to regain their investment.

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Hence the FCA review, which found 80% of people who bought an annuity would have been better off shopping around and buying one elsewhere. While very wealthy individuals have taken advantage of income drawdown options for years, those in ‘middle earnings’ will likely face the biggestever change to their pension arrangements. They now have more choice. This is only a good thing if you make the right choice – the need for advice is paramount. Whilst buying an annuity is no longer mandatory, they may still be the right choice for some. They exist in many different forms, such as investment-linked, joint life and impaired life or enhanced annuities. Variable (or flexible income) annuities may grow in popularity as savers still want a level of security but don’t want to lock in income levels. It is important to remember that annuities are now just one option and with an increasingly varied landscape to navigate, we urge you to seek out good financial advice. Written by Dr PM Marshall. PhD, DipPFS, AFPC


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Thought for the Month By Pat Banfill Eating Disorders, eating too little (anorexia) or eating too much and then making yourself sick (bulimia) Many parents worry about their children’s eating, but have a real concern if they seem to be hardly eating at all and losing weight, or if they make themselves sick after eating. Parents: Can feel torn between providing emotional support and having to supervise diet and mealtimes. You can be on the receiving end of aggressive comments and behaviour, whilst trying to offer love and care. Do try not to focus on eating, but rather try to find out how your child is feeling and coping with life generally. Encourage them to talk, and listen to them. Do help your child to get professional help as early as possible, and be part of this process.

Do get information about eating disorders for yourself. See www.anorexiabulimiacare.co.uk. Dads: Fathers often describe their reaction to the eating disorder as one of incredulity mixed with anger. Finding support from outside the family may help to keep in control at home. Siblings: Can often feel forgotten about. A lot of attention is focussed on the person suffering, and the tense atmosphere at home can create anxiety. Try to find family and friends who can give you time, just for you. It can be a long journey out of an eating disorder, but starting soon is better. Pat Banfill, Pastoral Assistant, St Mungo’s Church, Balerno. www.stmungos.org

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K.MELVILLE PAINTER / DECORATOR INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, PRIVATE, COMMERCIAL, INSURANCE WORK

TEL: 0131 451 5372 MOB: 0797 192 3397 Email: brushstrokes@blueyonder.co.uk 66 Forthview Crescent, Currie, EH14 5QT

Tag Cleaning Services Local window and gutter cleaning service

Window repairs ■ Supply and fit windows and doors ■ Trade welcome Major credit cards accepted See website and facebook page compliant for photos of our work www.facebook.com/redhotwindows www.redhotwindows.co.uk

Specialists in

Home Extensions & Brick Stone work Extensions Sunrooms Garages (conversions) Porches Renovations/alterations Chimney repairs Patio/driveways Garden walls Stonework/lime pointing Architect services

Established over 30 years Free quotations on request Tel : 0131 449 2807 (Office) Neil : 07711 581 384 (Mob) www.TagCleaningServices.co.uk

All aspects of building work undertaken including bricklaying, stonework lime pointing, extensions, driveways and garden walls.

All trades supplied ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED

0131 453 6259 07931 101 523

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FOR ALL YOUR MOBILITY NEEDS Whether you need help to get around the house or out and about, our experienced team can help with all your mobility needs. Family owned and operated since 1994

0800 169 5182

0131 440 4225 Showroom Opening Times Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Unit 13-16, 32 Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Edinburgh, EH20 9LZ www.med-ecosse.co.uk medeco67@aol.com

Accredited Motability Dealer

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535 Lanark Road, Juniper Green, EH14 5DE

Family Run Local Italian Restaurant

0131 453 3643

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Fish & Chips Pizzas Kebabs Pastas

Tel: 0131 442 2715 or Email: ristorantealborgo@hotmail.co.uk Lunch 12-2pm 2 course £9.50 ● 3 course £11.50 Dinner 5.30pm onwards Closed Mondays

Kids Menu And introducing Kids

Now available 2 courses £5.95 3 courses £7.95

Homemade Ice-Cream Beers, Wines & Cider Off Sales

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BILL REID & SON

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3 Glenbrook, Balerno Edinburgh, EH14 7JE

0131 449 5538 07710 458739 2 Turner Avenue Balerno

07815 065843 / 0131 449 4441 gmilnejoinery@hotmail.co.uk

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What’s On and Useful Information Saturday 10th May

Sunday 8th June

Balerno Farmers Market Main Street (pedestrianised), Balerno, 9am – 1pm. Monday 19th May Dawn chorus. Harlaw Car Park, 6:30 - 9:30am An early morning walk from Harlaw Reservoir to the bird hide at Bavelaw Marsh, taking in the sights and sounds of the Dawn Chorus in the Pentland Hills. Bring sturdy footwear. Booking essential, call the Pentland Hills Regional Park Ranger Service 0131 529 2401. Cost: Free. Saturday 24th May Juniper Green Community Market The Dental Surgery Car Park, 577 Lanark Road, opposite Juniper Avenue, Juniper Green. 9am – 1pm.

Ravelrig Riding For The Disabled Summer Fair and Open Day. At Ravelrig Gait, Balerno. Western Riding demonstration, falconry demonstration, pony rides, tombola,home baking, BBQ, numerous other stalls and other entertainment. 11am – 3pm. Entry by donation. Sunday 15th June

Balerno Village Screen Friday 23 May American Hustle Cert 15 7.30 pm Ogston Hall Saturday 24 May

Blooming Great Tea Party Balerno & Currie Marie Curie Fundraising Group. 2-4pm at Balerno Bowling Club. Tickets £4. Contact 0131 449 2814 or admission at the door.

To include your event here email editor@konectdirectory.co.uk or call 07854 492638

One Direction: This is Us Cert PG 4.30 pm Ogston Hall Saturday 24 May Blue Jasmin Cert 12A 7.30 pm Ogston Hall Tickets available at www.balernovillagescreen.com, The Mill Cafe and Balerno Post Office

Library Information Balerno Library

Bookbugs

1 Main Street, Balerno, EH14 7EQ 0131 529 5500 e. balerno.library@edinburgh.gov.uk

Opening times Mon & Wed: Tues & Fri: Saturday:

1.00pm - 8.00pm 10.00am - 5.00pm 10.00am - 2.00pm

Currie Library 210 Lanark Road West, Currie EH14 5NX 0131 529 5609 currie.library@edinburgh.gov.uk Opening times Mon & Wed: 1.00pm - 8.00pm Tues, Thurs & Fri: 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Bookbug delivers free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers and preschool children in local libraries, working in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust.

Useful Numbers The Pentlands Medical Centre 44 Pentland View, Currie, EH14 5QB 0131 449 2142


JOINERY SERVICES Adriatik Sula Currie

Mob: 0777 834 7117

email: adriatiksula@hotmail.com All aspects of joinery Kitchen fitting, flooring & much more High quality work â&#x2013;  Free estimates

Alexander Aitken Plastering 51 Dolphin Rd, Currie Call Sandy

07966 695595

Plaster work, rough casting, ceramic tiling & general maintenance

A & A Electrical Solutions Ltd Balerno All electrical work Private or commercial No job too big or small All work guaranteed Free estimates Professional and reliable service

Alan: 07969 929327

or email alskie@hotmail.com

Gordon Macdonald MSP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency

Pentlands MSP - ADVICE SURGERIES Wester Hailes Library

1st Monday of the Month at 6.30pm

Carrickvale Community Centre

2nd Monday of the Month at 6.30pm

Currie Library

3rd Monday of the Month at 6.30pm

Pentland Community Centre

4th Monday of the Month at 6.30pm

Ratho Community Centre

5th Monday of the Month at 6.30pm

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Clubs & Classes Sports, Hobbies, Learning, Support Groups & more... BABERTON 172nd Pentland Scouts (Baberton)

BALERNO Monkey Music St Josephs Centre, 2 Main Street, Balerno, EH14 7EH Monday (during term time) 9.50am - Jiggety-Jig (2+) 10.30am - Heigh-Ho (1 - 2 years) 11.10am - Rock ‘n’ Roll (3months - 1 year) Tel - 0131 441 4581

Balerno Girls' Brigade Ogston Hall in Balerno Parish Church Tuesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm Contact Marion Milne on 0131 449 4441 or email marion724@talktalk.net

Village Playgroup, Wraparound and Afterschool Club Balerno Community Centre Available 8am - 6pm, 5 days a week Preschool play from age 2 years Breakfast / Afterschool Club up to 8 years Full or part time childcare Call 0131 451 5756

Pilates Classes Balerno Parish Church - Mondays 6.35 - 7.35pm - Post Beginners/Intermediate 1 7.35 - 8.35pm - Intermediate 2/Advanced 8.35 - 9.35pm - Beginners Contact Judi on 07716 830905 or judithrintoulpilates@hotmail.com

Balerno Footsteps 4 Fitness Mondays 10am at Balerno High School Riverside Café Alternative Thursdays 10am at Balerno High School Riverside Café Alternative Fridays 10am at Balerno Parish Church Hall Contact 0131 477 7733 www.bf4f.org.uk

Pentland Caledonia Pipes and Drums Balerno Community Centre Every Friday 7pm-9.30pm New members welcome Free tuition on pipes or drums Phone 0131 4495133

Adult daytime swim club Balerno High School Contact Balerno Community Education Office on 0131 477 7733 for more info

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51st Pentland Scouts (Balerno) Beavers, Cubs, Scouts Various evenings, Balerno Scout Hall Contact Lawrence Mitchell on 0131 449 4680

Currie Rugby Football Club Malleny Park Minis (P1-7) Sundays 10.30am - 12pm Contact 0131 449 2432 www.currierugby.org

Pentland Art Club Meet at Balerno High School Art Room Every Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm Demonstrations, speakers, work evenings; All mediums; New members welcome Please contact Denise Cunningham on 0131 449 3468

Compass Playgroup Dean Park Primary Pre-School Centre 2-5 years, wide variety of activities Mon to Thurs (school term time only) 9:00am - 11.45am Lunch Club and Transfer Service to Dean Park Nursery Call 0131 449 4530 (during opening hours) for more information or email info@compassplaygroup.com

Balerno Parish Church Guild Balerno Parish Church New Hall First and third Wednesdays (commencing October) at 7.30pm Varied syllabus with many interesting speakers; Tea/coffee is served at the end of the meeting New members and visitors warmly welcomed

Balerno Folk Club Held on the last Tuesday of each month in Balerno Bowling Club Doors open 8pm; Evening begins 8.20pm; Guest artist on stage at 8.30pm; Members and guests welcome For further info contact Morag Dunbar on 0131 449 5014 or John Stirling on 0131 449 3456

Pyjama Drama Balerno Scout Hall, Ladycroft. Creative and imaginative play sessions for children aged 2-5 years Tuesdays, beginning 8th April (Classes during term and out of term) 9.30am – Raindrops (22mths – 2.5 years) 10.15am – Rainbows (2.5 – 5 years) Contact Louise on 0131 516 3099 or louisek@ pyjamadrama.com

Children’s swim scheme Balerno High School Tues, Wed and Fri pm; Sat and Sun am Contact Balerno Community Education Office 0131 477 7733 for more info

Balerno SWRI Balerno Community Centre 7.30pm First Tuesday of every month (except July & August) We usually have a speaker but we also have “in house” evenings; There is usually some business to be discussed and we enjoy a “cuppa” whilst chatting; New members or visitors welcome, just come along

Minis @St Mungo’s Group for babies and toddlers with their carers on term time Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 - 11.30am in St Mungo’s church building, Ladycroft, Balerno; All welcome; For more information see www.stmungos.org

Pentland Flower Club Drama Studio, Balerno High School First Friday of the month at 7.15pm (excluding January, February, July and August); Visitors and new members are always welcome Contact Lis Daly on 0131 442 2146

Balerno Baby and Toddler Group Balerno Parish Church Hall 3 Johnsburn Road, Balerno, EH14 7DN For children 0-5 years and their carers Term-time Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30am

CURRIE Fitsteps - Get fit 'Strictly style!' Ballroom and Latin dance fitness class - no partner required Wed 6.15 - 7.00pm Inveralmond Community High School - £4.00 Wed 7.30-8.15pm St Mary's Hall, Bathgate - £4.00 Thurs 7.30-8.15pm Currie Community High School - £4.50 Classes start week beginning 6th Jan 2014 For more info contact Lianne on 07737 927463 Email: moveitdanceandfitness@gmail.com Like us on facebook

Bridge Club Meetings in Gibson Craig Hall on Mondays at 1:30pm, September to June For more information contact the Secretary on 0131 449 3527

Chat’n' Chill for S1-S6 Teenage Café Church Gibson Craig Hall, Lanark Road West Currie Games, Café, Chat Every second Friday 4-6 pm Contact Viola on 07806 806920 for more info


Currie Youth Club Various activities and facilities available including Gym Teds for childern Sound and Music room; Youth club facilities Sports hall Playgroup Lunch club and Football teams See http://cyc.smartchange.org

Coffee and Craft Currie High School, Sun Room Mon 7 - 9pm Bring your own craft and share your knowledge and experience with other crafters and perhaps learn something new All welcome £2.00 per night; Refreshments are included

Currie Playgroup Currie Baptist Church Hall Preschool play from age 3 years Mon-Fri, 8.45 - 11.45am (term time) £6.50 per child per morning Wraparound and Lunch Club for children attending Currie Nursery Wrap around £5.00; Lunch club £2.00 See www.currieplaygroup.co.uk

42nd Pentland Scout Group Currie Forth View Crescent, Currie Beavers: Tuesdays 18.15 - 19.30pm call Martin Elliot 07752 182793 Cubs: Mondays 18.15 - 19.45pm call Wendy McEwan 07773 446694 Scouts: Mondays 19.45 - 21.45pm call Ross Brown 07729 714445

Air Cadets 2463 (Currie & Balerno) Squadron Forthview Crescent Mon and Thu 7-9.30pm 0131 449 7449 for more info

The Octagon Club For Adults with Special Needs and Learning Difficulties Meets in Gibson Craig Hall, Lanark Road West, Currie, 7 - 9pm on Wednesday Evenings from mid September until June for table tennis, snooker, badminton, table games, “tuck shop” etc. Contact Alastair Hardie on 0131 453 3556

Boys Brigade - 65th Edinburgh (Currie) Company Gibson Craig Hall, Lanark Road West Currie Anchors (Boys P2 & P3) Thursday 6 - 7pm Juniors (Boys P4, P5 & P6) Thursday 7 - 8.30pm Company/Seniors (Boys P7 - S6) Friday 7 - 9.15pm For further info contact Jim Webber on 0131 451 5112

Currie & District Local History Society Meetings Mondays at 7.30 in the Gibson-Craig Hall in Currie Visitors welcome; For further information contact Douglas N Lowe on 0131 449 4349 or douglaslowe51@btinternet.com

Currie SWRI Meet in the Gibson Craig Hall, Lanark Road West, Currie, on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7.15pm New members and visitors welcome

Balerno and District Ramblers Midweek Group meets on a Wednesday at Currie Library Car Park, Lanark Rd West at 9.15am for 9.30am start Contact K Gordon 0131 449 2534 or A Blyth 0131 449 5020 Saturday and Sunday Group meets at Pentland View Carpark, Currie, at 8.45am for 9am start Contact E Scroggie on 0131 441 1666

Currie Baby and Toddler Group Gibson Craig Hall Friday 9.30 - 11.30am (term time only) Adults £2.00; Kids go free Parents/Grandparents/Carers/Childminders are all very welcome; Snack provided for the kids and tea and coffee for the adults Loads of space to play

Baby Group Currie Library Thursdays 2.00 - 3.30pm Come along for an informal tea or coffee and chat with other parents and babies 50p per week

Karate Currie High School; Mondays 7.30 - 9pm Adults and Children over 6 years Please contact 0131 449 3510 or 0131 445 2945 for more info or email patricia.shearer@edinburgh.gov.uk

Messy Church at Currie Kirk Usually the last Friday of the month 2 - 3.30pm for children from Pram to Primary age, accompanied by an adult Crafts, stories, games and fun Please register through www.curriekirk.org or currie_kirk@btconnect.com or tel 0131 451 5141

Book Group

Juniper Green SWRI Juniper Green Community Centre (Village Hall) 1 Juniper Park Road EH14 5DX Contact 0131 539 9886

Juniper Green Nursery Playgroup Juniper Green Community Centre (Village Hall) 1 Juniper Park Road EH14 5DX Contact 07948 554889 or see website at www.junipergreenplaygroup.vpweb.co.uk

RATHO Scouts All meet at the Community Centre, meeting times are as follows:  Beavers: Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm (age 6-8) Cubs: Fridays 7pm - 8.30pm (age 8- 10.5) Scouts: 7pm - 8.45pm. (age 10.5 - 14)

OTHER AREAS Daytime Pilates Classes NEW! Kirknewton Village Hall Thursdays 9.10am to 10.00am Whether you just want to move more and improve your muscle tone, or whether you want to enhance another sport you enjoy…create length, strength and balance with Pilates. Spaces are limited so to find out more, book a taster session or learn about other classes contact me on elise@ekpilates.co.uk. You’ll also find me onfacebook.com/ekpilates.

Potter Around Studio at Overton Farm Kirknewton, EH27 8DD Clubs including oil painting for both children and adults; jewellery workshops; fused glass; candle making; knitting; scrapbooking; kids craft club; Warhammer club Craft shop, beads, children’s parties, baby prints and more Plus drop in any time for pottery painting For all class times, bookings and more information call 01506 238961 or email chat@ potteraround.co.uk. www.potteraround.co.uk

Currie Library First Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm

JUNIPER GREEN Pilates Classes Juniper Green Parish Church - Thursdays 6.45 - 7.45pm - Beginners 7.45 - 8.45pm - Beginners/Post Beginners Contact Judi on 07716 830905 or judithrintoulpilates@hotmail.com

31st Pentland Scouts (Juniper Green)

To include your club or class, email details to editor@konectdirectory.co.uk. Charity and not-for-profit groups are free, there is a small charge for other listings See our website for details www.konectdirectory.co.uk

45 Lanark Road West, Currie Beavers - Wednesdays 6.30pm Cubs - Mondays 7.00pm Cubs - Tuesdays 6.30pm Scouts - Fridays 7.00pm Contact - Mary Dick on 0131 449 7043

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Dentist Balerno Dental Care 24 No 9 Dental Practice 54 Double Glazing Double Glazing Doctor 65 Double Glazing Repairs 57 Four Seasons 26 Red Hot Windows 58 Electrician A&A Electrical Solutions 67 A.F.A Electrical 36 D Sykes Electrical Contractors 65 Financial Services PMM 48 Fitness KM Fitness 13 Lis Dick Pilates 13 Move It Dance & Fitness 13 Sarah's Fitness 16 Slimming World 16 Step It Up Dance 15 Florist Flowers by Jak 40 Vicky's flowers 55 Funeral Directors Porteous Funeral Directors 63 Furniture Grove Bedding 33 Sofas and Stuff 31 Garden & Landscaping Capital Gardening Services 42 CS Gardening & Landscaping 4 D Greaves 39 Evergreen Balerno 11 GW Horticulture and Landscaping 4 Riccarton Garden Centre 11 Taurus Gardening 42 Woodford Timber Products 43 Golf Club Baberton Golf Club 21 Marriott Dalmahoy 23 Hairdresser Hairtech 25 Tony Harper's Hair Studio 25 Handyman Bits 'N' Pieces 61 Home Improvements Double Glazing Doctor 65 Ian Merriman Ltd 50 Ken Dunton 61 Kitchen Doctor 52 S & S Home Improvements 2 The Paint Shed 39 Hypnotherapy Bernie Rowen Consulting 40 Ironing Services Ironing Aid 41 Joiner Adriatik Sula Joinery Services 67 Central Scotland Joinery 38 Dean Jones Building Services 58 Geoff Milne 64 GK Wilson Joinery 6 Jack Watson Joinery 6 Locksmith 1st Call Locksmith 4 Caledonian Locksmiths 61 Mobility Med -Ecosse 59

MSP Gordon Macdonald MSP 67 Oven Cleaning The Clean Team 41 Shiny Bright Ovens 41 Paint Supplies The Paint Shed 39 Painter/Decorator Alistair McLellan 64 Brushstrokes 58 Gerry Aitken 47 Pet Services Claylands Cottage Cattery 53 Country Dogs 52 Currie Dog Grooming 53 Happy Scampers 53 Physiotherapy Centre for Sport and Exercise 16 Plastering Alexander Aitken Plastering 67 Playgroup Village Playgroup 55 Plumbing Services Alex Hunter & Son Plumbers 4 Bill Reid & Son 64 Coval 47 Jim Gladstone 57 Shandon Plumbing 57 Weir Gas Services 57 Property Maintenance Bert's Maintenance 5 Cleaning & Maintenance 52 Psychology Bernie Rowen Consulting 40 Restaurant Al Borgo 61 Roofing Dell Roofing 57 Edinburgh Quality Builders 71 EH1 Contracts Ltd 63 Fairmile Roofing 51 Thomson Roofing Services 49 Rugby Club Currie Rugby Football Club 56 Security Services A.F.A Fire and Security 37 Soft Furnishings Blind Design 28 James Erskine Interiors 28 Style Rite Blinds 29 The Curtain Studio 30 Takeaway Pentland Fry 61 Telephone Engineer John McGraw 11 Tiler Barry Edwards Tiling 50 Service With a Tile 4 Tree Surgery DeLisle Tree Surgeon 42 Maxwell Tree Care 39 Upholsterer James Erskine Interiors 28 Vet Pentland Veterinary Clinic 52 Wheel Repair Finishing Touch 47 Window Cleaner Tag Cleaning Services 58 Windows Red Hot Windows 58


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COLIN NIXON MOT SALES & SERVICE CENTRE

Looking for a quality, reliable second hand car? Come to a local well-established business for honest advice and excellent customer service.

On-site selection of pre-selected quality, low-mileage vehicles ... or tell us what you need and we will source a suitable vehicle to your specification and budget

All vehicles have had our stringent pre-sales service 12 month warranty* We only deal with good quality cars so you can buy with confidence

Tel: 01506 882 185 Email: info@colinnixonautosafe.co.uk Web: colinnixonautosafe.co.uk Edinburgh Road, East Calder EH53 0ET

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