Winter Festival 2013
Local events & activities
in November & December
International artists Local talent
Festive Street Market 23 November High Street, Kinross 4-7pm
Grand Prize Raffle
to Kinross-shire’s first Winter Festival; a celebration of community that proves there’s no excuse to stay at home in November or December! It’s a vibrant mix of live music, family activities and traditional festive fun, with pantos, fairs, Santa’s grottos and party nights as well as internationally renowned guest artists. Well-known names like Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue (16 Nov) and Dr Hook vocalist Dennis Locorriere (17 Nov) are welcomed to Kinross by the annual Music Festival, alongside local talent such as Lucy Duffy (24 Nov) and the Elaine Shorthouse Duo (24 Nov). Plus there are plenty of opportunities for joining in and making music, with workshops and special events like Kinross-shire’s Got Talent (15 Nov). This year’s Winter Festival is an exciting collaboration between community groups and businesses. Whether it’s buying local, coming along to events or soaking up the atmosphere at the Festive Street Market (23 Nov), we hope this guide helps you find new ways of making the most of what’s on offer in your community. Enjoy!
Thanks KLEO (Kinross-shire Local Events Organisation) could do nothing at all without it’s own strong team and the support of many local groups, businesses and individuals who help make events happen. The Feel Good Fair in May is a collaboration with The Kinross & District Pipe Band, Kinross Road Runners and Loch Leven Community Campus. The Mary Queen of Scots ‘Escape to Kirkgate Park’ event in August was organised together with the local Rotary Club and the Orwell Players. Swansacre Playgroup, Kinross-shire Round Table and Ladies Circle figure heavily in KLEO events in all sorts of ways. It results in what KLEO was formed for, which is to produce something bigger than any group or business could probably present on an individual basis. Also to gather assets, expertise and encouragement to support groups to put on the kinds of events they want. Milnathort Post Office and the Macbeth & Currie office both give us invaluable support helping sell tickets for various events. Continuing thanks to Fiona and Andrew ( Fruix Farm) and Todd & Duncan for storing our event equipment and Stuart Skinner for last minute transport of a large marquee. Finally many thanks to all the volunteers who help out at the various events! Esther Kent gave this publication her professionalism, for which great appreciation. Any errors, omission or faux pas sit squarely with the tiny production team! Thanking Kinross-shire Newsletter and www.kinross.cc for being a source of local information from which we borrowed a great deal.
Contents 3 Festive Dressing 4 Round Table Santa Sleigh Diary 6 Time for Song 8-16 Events Diary 18 A Winter Oasis 20 The Tartan Fairy Company at Christmas 23 Kinross-shire Music Festival Support future events by buying tickets for the amazing
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Festive Dressing Adele Hamilton and Marlene White, the local duo behind Integro Image, are trained personal image consultants whose main aim is to give clients the tools to shop and dress for their shape, personality, lifestyle and ambitions. They firmly believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look fantastic and ultimately feel more confident. With their mantra to save you time, space and money here are their top tips to keep you calm & looking glam over the festive period... Christmas is a time for magic, so don’t let dressing up for Christmas get you down. * Change the look of last year’s Christmas outfit by wearing it with different coloured shoes, belt, bag, jewellery, or wrap for a new “wow”. * Look for a great key piece you can dress up for night time or dress down for more relaxed day wear. Think layering (different colours either over or under will expand your wardrobe greatly) * The high street shops are all doing fab offers at the moment, but remember the shopping rules: Don’t “make do” - Love it madly or leave it gladly. Feel fabulous this festive season.
* TOP TIP – think about a bit of your body you like, and draw people’s eye to it by wearing your brighter colours or accessories there. Christmas can be stressful enough, but a little bit of preplanning in your wardrobe, will leave you free to enjoy the festivities. You need to gather together all the ingredients to make a Christmas cake – think of your wardrobe in the same way.
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Monday 9th Portmoak/Scotlandwell Wednesday 11th Milnathort Thursday 12th Kinross South Sunday 15th Kinross North Tuesday 17th Glenfarg (*organised by Ladies Circle) All Santa Sleigh runs will commence at approximately 6pm and will run no later than 9pm, with exception of Kinross North which runs between approximately 3pm â€“ 7pm. All runs are weather dependant. See Kinross Newsletter for further details of routes. For up-to-date information, follow Kinross-shire Round Table on facebook. All our collectors are local groups and will be registered. Any queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you under 14 years old and under ? Do you fancy trying a new sport, keeping fit, and having fun all at the same time ? If you do, why don’t you come along to Kinross Cavaliers Basketball ? Our coaches focus on fitness and having fun, and4 x 1/4 learning new basketball skills. Just come along anypage ads Tuesday during term-time to Loch Leven Community Campus, from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Our weekly training sessions cost £3.00 each and, if you want to join the club, there is a one-off annual payment of £10.00, which includes your registration with Basketball Scotland. If you would like to get involved in any capacity, or would like any further information, please call Karen Nicholson on 07795 101719 or email email@example.com or Fraser Notman on 07506 241653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm greetings from Kinross Churches Together!
Wednesday 4th December 4pm – 8pm Prayer Space for Advent St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Muirs, concluded by a short candlelit service of Compline
Sunday 15th December 3pm Community Christmas Celebration Loch Leven Community Campus, Assembly Hall
Swansacre Playgroup Charity No. SCO 17748
Look out for further information about other Christmas services in this part of Kinrosshire, available soon.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NIGHT Thursday 7th November 2013 @ 7.30pm to 10pm, Windlestrae Hotel – Tickets £2. For tickets, pop in to Swansacre or contact us on 01577 862071 KLEO Winter MARKET Saturday 23rd November 2013 @ 3pm – 7pm, Kinross Church Hall.
Win this guitar at the Grand Raffle! Buy your tickets now at all Music Festival events or the Post Office, Milnathort or Macbeth Currie Estate Agents, Kinross.
Come along for Swansacre’s Christmas Countdown & join our celebrations. Bouncy Castle, kids craft activities, lucky dip… …and maybe even a very special visitor before his busiest month of the year!
Time for Song Chances are you might find yourself mumbling the words of a song in the next few months. At the back of a children’s concert, an office party night, at a family celebration or at a Christmas Service. It is hard to escape singing as part of our lives. In the past it was often used to motivate and unify workers and even armies, not to mention being an accompaniment to daily chores. The 40 -50 folks who make up Leven Voices, a singing group formed after a taster at the Kinross-shire Music Festival a year ago, enjoy weekly sessions with a tutor, many indicating it provides them with great joy and release.
It is an example of Community Singing in the oral tradition, no music reading required.
All this activity releases endorphins which are ‘feel good’ hormones which minimise stress.
Through our days we may hold tightly to our emotions as our jobs or families might demand, or we may live quietly and alone. Singing seems to provide an outlet where our voices can finally be used with some force and heard without causing offence or just heard!
Your breathing is paced separating you from stressful thoughts which can otherwise dictate your breathing and heart rates.
Singing is good for you and here are some of the reasons why: It encourages deep healthy breathing. It fills your cells with oxygen, also taking away toxins.
People are often fearful of using their voices publicly, speaking or singing, this ‘practise’ at using your voice helps increase self confidence making your speaking voice stronger. It can also increase your confidence to create in general.
Being part of a group producing song encourages a sense of belonging and community It gets your memory which I am sure is the going, linking rhythms, experience of Leven melodies and allowing you Voices. They also enjoy to connect words the cakes! and emotions.
Look out for Choir concerts and sessions for all ages during November.
An alternative vocal expression which can also be experienced during the festival is a session using mantra. This has all the above benefits ( apart from the cakes!) and a few more to boot. Previous participants have reported effects you might like to explore and enjoy. Whatever you decide, sounds like mumbling a song is something to leave behind. Be good to yourself and be heard! Susan Bathgate
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Christmas Festival Craft Fair Saturday 9th November 2013
10am – 3pm
Events diary 11 November ‘Know Your Library’ Taster Session
Light & Life
2 November Life Of Pi (PG)
Milnathort Filmhouse 8pm | Milnathort Town Hall Adult £5 | Over 18s only Tickets on the door
Outdoor Car Boot / Indoor Table Top Sale
Loch Leven Community Campus Sellers set up from 8am. All pitches and tables £10 each. Sellers - to book contact Gerry McGregor : email@example.com. 9am-1pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | Free
3 November Epic (U)
Milnathort Filmhouse Family movie. 3pm | Milnathort Town Hall Adult £5 (£3 concession/child), £15 family | Tickets on the door
4 November Kinross Hub Café For Carers Perth & Kinross Council An informal meeting place for carers. 10am-12noon & 1-3pm St Paul’s Church Hall | Free
6 November Kinross Museum Photo Exhibition
Kinross-shire Day Centre ‘History of the Buildings’ by Prof. David Munro. Part of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of Kinross-shire Day Centre. 1.30-3.30pm | Kinross-shire Day Centre | Free
Light & Life Healing, spiritual readings, dream interpretation, massage, spiritual art, live music. 7.30-9.30pm | Heaven Scent Coffee Shop, Milnathort | Free
9 November Campus Christmas Festival & Craft Fair
Loch Leven Community Campus 40 craft stalls, Santa Fun Run 1pm, children’s craft activities, Christmas film screenings. 10am-3pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | Free
Dawn Goose Watch
RSPB Loch Leven Wake up with the flock on our dawn goosewatch with an RSPB Loch Leven warden. Price includes tea/coffee and breakfast in our cafe afterwards. We’ll bring telescopes for you to get a better view, but please bring binoculars if you have them. 6.15-8.15am | RSPB Loch Leven RSPB Members £7, non-members £10. Booking required | 01577 862355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
13 November Health and Well-Being
Kinross-shire Day Centre Part of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of Kinross-shire Day Centre. 1.30-3.30pm | Kinross-shire Day Centre | Free
14 November Alpines in European Mountains
Kinross-shire Community Garden Group The speaker will be Julia Corden, Explorers Garden, Pitlochry. 2pm | Millbridge Hall, Kinross Free
Horsecross Arts Singing Workshop for Children
KLEO A fun, informal singing workshop for primary school aged children. Kinross-shire Remembrance In this two hour taster session you will use your vocal skills while Day Parade learning popular chart and musiAt around 10.50am a parade led cal theatre songs. No experience by the Kinross & District Pipe Band is necessary, just come along and will leave Kinross Parish Church have a go. and make its way to the war memorial at the County Buildings, 10am-12noon | Loch Leven High Street, Kinross, where a short Community Campus | P1-7 | £3 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk ecumenical service will be held. or on the day at the door
The Campbell Duo
Anne Miller/Alex Cant Music for flute and guitar, both original and arranged. Good music & delicious afternoon tea. 3pm | Kinross Parish Church £10 adults, £4 kids Tickets Milnathort Post Office, from Anne Miller or Alex Cant 01577 862923
Christmas Shopping Night
Swansacre Playgroup 7.30-10pm | Windelstrae Hotel, Kinross £2 | 01577 862071
Loch Leven Community Library Free taster session which will inform you about resources, making requests, renewing books etc. 2-3.30pm | Loch Leven Community Library | Free 01577 867205 or email@example.com
Portmoak Film Society 7.30pm | Portmoak Village Hall £5 | Tickets on the door
KLEO Want to play classical/acoustic guitar or already playing the guitar? A workshop for all ages but bring along a guitar. 12noon-1pm beginners, 1-2pm intermediate | Loch Leven Community Campus | £3 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Dusk Goose Watch
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for an evening stroll to enjoy the sights and sounds of hundreds of pink footed geese dropping onto the reserve at sunset. We’ll bring telescopes for you to get a better view, but please bring binoculars if you have them. 4-5.30pm | RSPB Loch Leven RSPB Members £4, non-members £7. Booking required | 01577 862355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
15 November Drama Workshop
KLEO In 2014 Perth Youth Theatre will be opening a Kinross programme of its thriving theatre company for young people. This session is a little taster of drama games and acting skills that build your child’s confidence. Led by experienced tutor and performer Fiona Ferrier, come and have some fun! 1-2pm (P1-P3) & 2-3.30pm (P4-P7) Loch Leven Community Campus £2 (P1-P3), £3 (P4-P7) www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Kinross-shire’s Got Talent
KLEO A talent competition for under 18’s. A fun evening with a large variety of acts. 7pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £5 adult, £3 child www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
Mundell Music Steve Daggett is a performer who will keep you smiling all night long with his banter and incredible songs. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £12 | Over 18s only www.mundellmusic.com
Jolly Beggars 9pm | Jolly Beggars, Milnathort Over 18s only | Free
Every week at Loch Leven Community Library: Pre-school Storytime
Monday 10.15-10.45am & Thursday 2.15-2.45pm
Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am. Suitable for babies and toddlers.
Thu 7th Nov 7:30pm - 9:30pm, FREE
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Milnathort Primary School Christmas Fair Saturday 7th of December, 10am-12pm ÂŁ2 entry for adults (includes refreshments), free for kids Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Bottle Stall, Decorate a Muffin, Surprise guest and much more!
Come along with all the family and support our school!
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Give Curling A Throw Kinross Curling School is keen to help everyone take to the ice this Olympic winter. Sessions can be tailored for Families, Groups or Individuals can be arranged of all ages and abilities at Kinross Curling Rink over the winter or come along to our Try Curling session on 5th January and get into your slide. Contact Kinross Curling Rink on 01557 861821 or local Curling Development Officer Claire at email@example.com
Events diary 18 November
1-2.30pm | Lochleven Community Campus | £3 | Adults www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or The Tower Trail in on day at the door
Blues Guitar & Harmonica Workshops
Binocular and Telescope Weekend
RSPB Loch Leven Are you thinking about buying a brand new pair of binoculars or treating yourself to a telescope? Take the opportunity to try before you buy, and make the most of the expert advice on offer on our open weekend. 10am-4.30pm | RSPB Loch Leven Free | 01577 862355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KLEO This workshop is designed for singers and anyone involved in public speaking. Through a range of practical exercises learn how to breathe using your diaphragm to support your voice and protect it from damage. 10.30-11.30am | Kinross Parish Church | £2 | All ages www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Open String Workshop
KLEO Come and have a go at playing a violin or viola, a cello or double bass. Want to know more about the string family? Bring your own instrument or choose from those available. All ages welcome! 1-2pm (taster), 2-3pm (for those who play ) | Loch Leven Community Campus | Free www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
KLEO Young local musicians display their talents at this special ‘Home Bru ‘ concert. 4-6pm | Kinross Parish Church £5 adult, child free | All ages www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
Ricky Ross Sienna
KLEO Ricky Ross performs songs from his solo career together with classic Deacon Blue songs. Local band Sienna is the support act. 8pm | Lochleven Community Campus | £22 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
KLEO Blues Harmonica Workshop for new or experienced players of 10-hole diatonic harmonicas and a Blues Guitar Workshop suitable for guitarists who have mastered a few barre chord shapes and would like to progress. 2-4pm | Lochleven Community Campus | £3 | All ages www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Kinross-shire Historical Society Fascinating stories of the five towers. Susan Mills BA,MA,FSA. 7.30pm | Kinross Parish Church Annual Membership £6 (adult) or £5 (60yrs & over)
19 November Ryan McGarvey
Mundell Music An extremely talented guitarist from New Mexico. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £12 www.mundellmusic.com
Mundell Music ‘White China’ rocketed from Scotland with a wall of fireball guitars, crashing drums, chiming keyboards and soaring vocals. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £10 www.mundellmusic.com
Jolly Beggars A seasoned full time professional musician based in Angus, performing a blend of music through the decades. From rock ‘n’ roll, blues, ballads, to soul, rock & pop. 9pm | Jolly Beggars, Milnathort Free
‘Know Your Library’ Taster Session Bruce Davies & St Serf Singers
KLEO Bruce Davies is a well known singer and guitarist from Fife whose accompaniments perfectly match his melodic line. He’ll perform with local singing group The St Serf Singers. 3pm | The Kirklands Hotel, Kinross £5 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
Tich Frier & Neil Paterson
Loch Leven Community Library See 11 Nov event for details. 10.30am-12noon | Loch Leven Community Library | Free 01577 867205 or email@example.com
Singing for All
KLEO No music reading or singing experience necessary, for anyone who wants to sing and have fun! A similar session to Leven Voices, it will be led by Horsecross Arts tutor Amy Lord. This will be a special session to celebrate 30th anniversary of The Kinross-shire Day Centre! Come along and enjoy! 1.30-3.30pm | Kinross Day Centre Free | All ages
Dobbies Garden Centre Santa arrives by horse and cart. Kenny the Clown, decorate Christmas biscuits, guess the weight of the Christmas cake, and Christmas wish tree. 11am | Dobbies Garden Centre, Kinross | Free
KLEO The Life and Songs of John Watt (1933–2011). Tich Frier and Neil Paterson pay tribute to John Watt with the music and humour that made him a legendary figure on the Scottish folk scene from the 1950s to his death in 2011. Skinny Molly 4pm | Masonic Hall, Kinross | £6 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
17 November Santa’s Arrival at the Grotto
KLEO Think ‘Laurel and Hardy’ and spend 90 minutes learning how to trip up, fall off a chair and create slapstick comic routines like a pro at this clowning workshop. Led by professional clown Fiona Ferrier, take time to discover your inner clown! Red noses provided!
Mundell Music Dennis Locorriere was the lead vocalist, guitarist of the pop group Dr Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. He continues as a solo artist and songwriter. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £30 www.mundellmusic.com
Mundell Music A popular rock band from the southern United States. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £18 www.mundellmusic.com
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22 November Choirs Together
KLEO Local choirs Leven Voices, St Serf’s Singers, Hillfoot Harmony, The Kinross Parish Church Choir and a variety of other children and adult singing groups provide an evening of all singing entertainment. All welcome! 7pm | Lochleven Community Campus | £5 adult, £3 child www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
Mundell Music Andru Donalds doesn’t have a fixed musical style. He can be Pop, Rock’n’Roll, Reggae & Ballads. His influences have been: The Beatles, Prince, Bob Marley, Queen, Michael Jackson & Black Uhuru. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £28 www.mundellmusic.com Live at Backstage at the Green There is a selection of Backstage at the Green concerts in this brochure. For a complete overview of concerts and events at Backstage at the Green visit www.mundellmusic.com
Jolly Beggars 9pm | Jolly Beggars, Milnathort Over 18s only | Free
23 November ‘Know Your Library’ Taster Session
Loch Leven Community Library See 11 Nov for details. 11.15am-12.45pm | Loch Leven Community Library | Free 01577 867205 or email@example.com
Street Market road closure On Saturday 23 November Kinross High Street will be closed from the Co-op mini roundabout to the Salutation Hotel for the Festive Street Market, which takes place from 4-7pm. The road closure will be from noon until 11pm. There will be signs but we advise people to use the new link road. The usual car parking areas are unaffected by this road closure.
to manage a recognisable tune by the time they leave. Instruments will be provided. 12noon-1pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £3 | Adults www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Swansacre’s Christmas Countdown
Blow & Blast: Woodwind Ensemble
Swansacre Playgroup Come along & join our celebrations. Bouncy Castle, kids craft activities, lucky dip…and maybe even a very special visitor before his busiest month of the year! 3-7pm | Church Centre, Kinross £5/child (under 1s free) | All ages 01577 862071
Festive Street Market
KLEO Come along to enjoy a fun festive atmosphere and fit in a little Christmas shopping! Great variety of market stalls from local crafts people, organisations and businesses, carol singing, pipe band, live music, delicious food, Swansacre’s ‘Christmas Count Down’ and the Orwell players with a few festive drama sketches at the Church Centre. Many High Street shops open late. 4-7pm | High Street, Kinross Free | All ages www.kinrosswinterfestival.co.uk
KLEO Join 17 year old pianistsaxophonist Ian Dunnett for an afternoon of jazz, classical and romantic stylings in his first solo recital. 4-5pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £3 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
The Youth and the Young, Route 56, Kirsty Marquis
KLEO A great variety of young folk/rock bands performing at Backstage. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £5 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
Jolly Beggars Louiza has recently gone solo after being the lead singer in a Fife band. 9pm | Jolly Beggars, Milnathort Free
24 November Mantra & Meditation
KLEO An opportunity to try mantras from the Kundalini yoga tradition. No postures required, sitting on a chair will be fine! Experience and participate with repetitive vocal sound sequences used for their healing effect. Often a very beautiful experience. 10.30-11.30am | The Kirklands Hotel, Kinross | £3 www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Blow & Blast: Easy Saxophone/Brass Ensemble
KLEO Relatively new to the saxophone or a brass instrument? Or just very rusty? This workshop is ideal for adults whose confidence reading music, range of notes or experience of playing with others is relatively limited. You will need Blues Heroes your own instrument. KLEO 10.30am-12pm | Loch Leven Fraser Speirs and Allan Jones, Community Campus | £3 | Adults two of Scotland’s top blues performers, celebrate the music of www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or their blues heroes. Ticket includes on day at the door glass of wine & olives. Blow & Blast: Come and Try 8pm | Grouse & Claret, Flute and/or Clarinet Heatheryford, Kinross | £10 KLEO www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth A chance for adults to have a bit of fun discovering whether you Currie Estate Agents Kinross can play the flute or clarinet. It is not uncommon for participants
KLEO For flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons. Designed for those who have taken up a woodwind instrument as an adult or returned to playing after a long gap. Parts are tailored to ability, so that you can really enjoy making music together. You will need your own instrument. 1.30-3pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £3 | Adults www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or on day at the door
Songs from the Shows & Screen
KLEO Lucy Duffy & Guests will perform songs from Shows and Screen. 2-3pm | The Kirklands Hotel, Kinross | £5 adult/£3 child www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
Winter Afternoon Tea Dance
Community Campus Get your ‘Glad-Rags‘ on and your Dancing Shoes out for a great afternoon of dance! Doors open from 1.30pm. Tickets include Afternoon Tea. 2-4pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £7.50 | 01577 867200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner with The Elaine Shorthouse Duo
KLEO A special dinner/music event at The Kirklands Hotel. Enjoy a wonderful meal followed by beautiful mellow music from The Elaine Shorthouse Duo. 7pm | The Kirklands Hotel, Kinross £35 all inclusive www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk or Milnathort Post Office or MacBeth Currie Estate Agents Kinross
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Events diary 27 November
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Light Up Kinross (with Santa)
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 2-2.30pm | Loch Leven Community Library | Babies & toddlers | Free
PJ Party: storytelling and free activities Country Folk
KLEO Country Folk have taken Scotland by storm with their enchanting blend of Nashville influenced country music, infused with a wee dram of traditional folk music. 8pm | Green Hotel (Lounge), Kinross | Free
25 November Book Character Treasure Hunt
Loch Leven Community Library Until 30th November. Book Week Scotland. Library opening hours | Loch Leven Community Library Free | Ages 3-11 For all Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland events, contact 01577 867205 or email@example.com
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 10.15-10.45am | Loch Leven Community Library | Free Pre-schoolers
26 November Crime Book Group
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 6.30-7.30pm | Loch Leven Community Library |Free, booking required
Coffee Evening and Demonstration
Floral Art Club ‘Yuletide Splendour’ presented by Mrs Linda Soutar. 7.15pm | Kinross Parish Church £8 | Tickets on the evening or Alison Morrison 01577 863835
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 6-7.30pm | Loch Leven Community Library | P1-3 Free, booking required
28 November Grand Party Celebration of 30th Anniversary
Dobbies Garden Centre 11am-4pm | Dobbies Garden Centre, Kinross | Free
29 November Loch Leven Library Book Group
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 10.30-11.30am | Loch Leven Community Library | Free, booking required
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 2.15-2.45pm | Loch Leven Community Library Pre-schoolers | Free
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 10.30-11am | Loch Leven Community Library | Free Babies and toddlers
Crook of Devon Xmas Lights Switch On & Xmas shopping Night
St Andrews Day Coffee Morning
Loch Leven’s Larder Larder Chef’s and NAFAS demonstrator Rosalind Walker are once again reunited to provide an evening of inspirational colours and flavours with their floral and food demonstration. From 6.15pm | Loch Leven’s Larder, Milnathort | £5 01592 841000
Ken MacLeod author talk
Loch Leven Community Library Book Week Scotland. 7.30-8.30pm | Loch Leven Community Library | Free, booking required | Adults/young adults
Perth and Kinross Council Buffet lunch, entertainment and visit from Santa. 12noon-3pm | St Paul’s Meeting Room, Kinross | Free
Winter Outdoor Market
Loch Leven’s Larder Wander through the fabulous Winter Market whilst chatting to Loch Leven’s Larder’s many suppliers who will give you lots of tastings and ideas for the festive season. All day | Loch Leven’s Larder, Milnathort | Free
Food Floral & Sparkle
Kinross Hub Café For Carers Xmas Party
Kinross Day Centre All anniversary activities are open to all family members and friends, why not come along and see what the Day Centre has to offer and help us celebrate this Special Occasion? 1.30-3.30pm | Kinross Day Centre Free
Crook of Devon Village Hall 7-9.30pm | Crook of Devon Village Hall | Free Michelle 01577 840852
7pm | Kinross Town Centre
Crook of Devon Village Hall 10.30am -12.30pm | Crook of Devon Village Hall | Free Michelle 01577 840852
1 December Winter Outdoor Market
Loch Leven’s Larder Wander through the fabulous Winter Market whilst chatting to Loch Leven’s Larder’s many suppliers who will give you lots of tastings and ideas for the festive season. All day | Loch Leven’s Larder, Milnathort | Free
Mundell Music Mention Glenn Tillbrook and most people may immediately think of Squeeze. After all, with his writing partner Chris Difford, Tillbrook was responsible for Top Ten hits all around the world such as ‘Tempted’, ‘Hourglass’, ‘Cool For Cats’ and ‘Up The Junction’. 9pm | Backstage at the Green, Kinross | £18 www.mundellmusic.com
4 December Prayer Space & Service for Advent Kinross Churches Together Prayer Space for Advent concluded by a short candle lit service of Compline. 4-8pm | St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kinross | Free
6 December 6 Dec | 7 Dec | 13 Dec | 14 Dec 20 Dec | 21 Dec
Party Night with Abba Express & Disco
Windlestrae Hotel Ticket includes 4 course menu with coffee. 7pm | Windlestrae Hotel, Kinross £29.50 | 01577 863467
Events diary It’s Christmas
7 December Milnathort Primary School Christmas Fair Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Bottle Stall, Decorate a Muffin, Surprise guest and much more! Come along with all the family and support the school! 10am-12noon | Milnathort Primary School | £2 adults, kids free
Christmas Party for the over 70’s
Parish of Orwell Lunch, entertainment and a visit from Santa. 12.30pm | Milnathort Town Hall Free | Rosemary Tolson 01577 865740
Christmas Stories and Activities
Loch Leven Community Library 1.15-2.30pm | Loch Leven Community Library | Free, booking required | Ages 3-11 01577 867205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chocolate & Whisky Tasting Experience
Loch Leven’s Larder Find out the story of chocolate, from cocoa bean to chocolate bar, learning all there is to know about tasting this glorious food. After that experience the joys of pairing chocolate with exquisite whisky. 7.30pm | Loch Leven’s Larder, Milnathort | £25 | 01592 841000 or www.hello-chocolate.co.uk
8 December Potager Wreath Workshop
Party Night with The Word is Grease & Disco
Tripudio All Stars Dance Troupe
Santa’s Magical Grotto Loch Leven’s Larder 11am-3pm | Loch Leven’s Larder, Milnathort £5 per child (includes goody bag and gift). First come first served basis | 01592 841000
Community Campus There will be buying, selling and valuations given. 9.30am-3.30pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £1 Tickets on the door
Midnight in Paris Portmoak Film Society 7.30pm | Portmoak Village Hall £5 | Tickets on the door
“In All Her Tender Hues” Kinross-shire Historical Society The Artist in Kinross. Prof David Munro MBE. 7.30pm | Kinross Parish Church Annual Membership £6 (adult) or £5 (60yrs & over)
7-8 Dec | 14-15 Dec | 21-22 Dec
Antiques & Collectibles Fayre
Red Riding Hood and the Magic Purse Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre
Tripudio Dance Studio An evening of song and dance plus mini talent competition. 7-8.30pm | Kinross Church Centre Adult £5, child £3, sibling £1.50 01577 865303
Potager Garden You will be provided an oasis ring and a selection of greenery, and refreshments. Just bring gloves, scissors and your own choice of decorations. 2-4pm | Crook of Devon Village Hall | £14 Amanda James 01577 840809
Party Night with Take That & Disco
Green Hotel Ticket includes 4 course menu with coffee. 7pm-2am | Green Hotel, Kinross £32.50 | 01577 863467
Floral Art Club Floral Art Club Christmas demonstration, presented by Mrs Christine McKenna. 7.15pm | Windlestrae Hotel, Kinross | £7 Alison Morrison 01577 863835
11 December Potager Wreath Workshop
Potager Garden See Dec 8 for details. 10am-12noon | Crook of Devon Village Hall | £14 Amanda James 01577 840809
12 December Over Wintering Begonias
Kinross-shire Community Garden Group The speaker will be Andy Paterson, Fife Begonia Society. 2pm | Millbridge Hall, Kinross
Loch Leven Community Library 11am-12noon | Loch Leven Community Library | Tickets £3.50 or £12 (family ticket of 4) All ages | 01577 867205 or email@example.com
Family Fun Day for Sarah’s Wish Aromatherapy, Reiki, manicure/ pedicure, shellac/gel nails, Indian head massage, threading, make up, spray tans. Milnathort Town Hall
27 December Panto: Cinderella
(27, 28, 29, 30 Dec) Green Hotel It’s panto season in Kinross! 2pm and 6pm | Green Hotel, Kinross | £10.50 adult, £7.50 child 01577 863467
28 December Scottish Natural Heritage Winter Bird Walk
Scottish Natural Heritage Loch Leven | Free but booking essential | 01577 864439
29 December Kinross & District Pipe Band ‘Performance’ Bag Pack
Green Hotel Ticket includes 4 course menu with coffee. 7pm-2am | Green Hotel, Kinross £32.50 | 01577 863467
Crook of Devon Village Hall Michelle 01577 840852
31 December Crook of Devon New Year Family Ceilidh
Churches Together Community Christmas Celebration
Churches Together 3pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | Free
16 December Kinross High School Staff Panto (16-18 Dec)
Kinross High School 7.30pm | Loch Leven Community Campus | £4 01577 867100
22 December Panto: Beauty and the Beast Green Hotel It’s panto season in Kinross! 2pm | Green Hotel, Kinross £10.50 adult, £7.50 child 01577 863 467
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IN-DOOR CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR LOCH LEVEN LODGES COFFEE SHOP
29th November 7pm-9pm TICKETS £3 (ENTRY PLUS HOT DRINK & FESTIVE TREATS)
COME AND MEET SANTA IN HIS GROTTO 15th DECEMBER 3pm-4pm TICKET £3 (SMALL GIFT FOR CHILDREN)
Wonderful Country, nostaglic and natural Christmas Gifts and Home accessories as well as our usual fabulous selection of renovated furniture in oak, pine and painted plus lovely re-covered chairs.
A Country Affair 205 High Street KINROSS Tel 01577 865444
Open Mon—Sat 10a.m—5p.m.
www.acountryaffair.co.uk to view this weeks stock
A WinterOasis If you are like me you may have several old pieces of oasis in the shed. What can you do with it?
Well we are not talking about a desert oasis here but the kind used for arranging flowers and greenery. There is much local expertise and interest to stimulate you into getting your secateurs, soaking that oasis and giving your Christmas decorations a new lease of life as a table arrangement. You could even make them as gifts! Amanda James who runs the Potager garden and is a weel kent face in Dobbies suggests matching green and gold leaves with gold coloured ribbon or baubles. The more silvery greenery like eucalyptus and blue conifers can be stunning with similartoned ribbon. She suggests varying the size of the shrub cuttings is the way to go with hebe, pieris and holly (skimmia or cotoneaster are good ways to get a red feel if holly is short on stalk and berries), using conifer cuttings as a fringe is also good. If you want a wreath you will obviously have to buy a wreath shaped oasis. However if you are keen to give this a go with some assistance, Amanda is running a couple of workshops (8th & 11th Dec). For £14 you will have a ring to use, plus greenery and also a refreshment. You should take strong scissors or secateurs, gloves and your own choice of decorations. Amanda says it is lovely to see how different everyone’s wreath turns out, all attractive. If you prefer to sit and watch, Kinross Floral Art Club have a couple of fantastic demonstrations (Nov 26 & Dec 12th) where you can take in just how it is done, enter the raffle and maybe take one of the masterpiece creations (sometimes there are 7!) home with you. There will be examples on show at the Floral Art stall at the Festive Street Market and the chance to buy some accessories used in the process. The Floral Art Club has been established over 40 years and is always happy to see visitors and welcome new members. Thanks to Alison Morrison from the Floral Art Club and Amanda James of the Potager and Dobbies for their top tips. This sounds like a lovely way to slow down and take time to enjoy festive preparations. Check out Food Floral Sparkle at Loch Leven’s Larder as well.
The Tartan Fairy Company
s a m t s i r h C at Christmas thoughts begin early for The Tartan Fairy Company and other crafters.
While most are still in summer holiday mode we are all busy thinking about Christmas decorations and gifts. The Tartan Fairy (me) and the Head Elf, who is so old he’s stopped counting, both prefer traditional Christmas items. We have come up with a couple of new ideas for the 2013 festive season. We have found that fairy friends prefer to keep their doors on display all year round. That said, there will
be a few Christmas fairy doors for the bottom of trees. Most of them are to be made from local Scottish wood. Traditional Christmas decorations are a must in the Tartan Fairyhouse and they are usually the most effective. Every year we make popcorn garlands always eating as much as we thread.
Top Tartan Fairy tip Slice oranges thinly (slices should be around 0.5cm thick) and lay them on kitchen roll on top of a radiator to dry out. The house smells delicious and as the radiators are usually on anyway, it doesn’t cost to dry them out.
After a day or two drying, these are ready to be hung on some sparkly (or non We also make dried orange sparkly) thread/ribbon and placed on your tree. slices to hang from the tree. Not only do these Hope to see or hear from look great, they cost very little and the oranges have you over the festive period. a super smell. The Tartan Fairy will be at the Swansacre Christmas shopping night at the Windlestrae Hotel on Thursday 7th Nov. If you can’t make it that night you can visit me online on Facebook.
The Tartan Fairy would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & a happy healthy 2014.
Kinross Music Festival 2013 14-24 November
Sienna Local upcoming band support Ricky Ross! Kinross-shire’s Got Talent A fun evening with a large variety of acts. Fri 15 Nov | 7pm Community Campus
Choirs Together A showcase of local choirs! Hear them on Fri 22 Nov 7pm | Community Campus Tickets £5 (adult), £3 (child)
Tich Frier & Neil Paterson The Life and Songs of John Watt (1933-2011). Sun 17 Nov | 4pm | Masonic Hall | £6 Grand Raffle! Great prizes to be won: Kindle Fire, Fender Guitar, Dinner for two at Kirklands Hotel and much more!
Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) Sat 16 November | 8pm Community Campus | £22
Fraser Speirs & Allan Jones Sat 23 Nov | 8pm | Grouse & Claret £10 inc glass of wine & olives
Winter Afternoon Tea Dance Sun 24 Nov |2-4pm £7.50 (incl afternoon tea) 01577 867200 or
Raffle tickets can be bought at every event or at The Post Office, Milnathort or Macbeth Currie Estate Agents, Kinross
Workshops for all! Brass ensemble, breathing, clarinet, clowning, flute, guitar, harmonica, mantra & meditation, open string, saxophone, singing, woodwind and youth theatre. Come along and enjoy!
The Elaine Shorthouse Duo Sun 24 Nov. Enjoy a wonderful meal at The Kirklands Hotel, 7pm followed by The Elaine Shorthouse Duo. All inclusive £35.
Pre-book tickets online at
or buy at The Post Office, Milnathort or Macbeth Currie Estate Agents, Kinross Cover artwork & brochure design by Esther Kent for KLEO © 2013