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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to the 24th issue of The Lossie Local, a special one this time as all of the profits will be donated to charity. I’ve been busy getting the magazine together so haven’t yet decided which organisations will benefit, but aim to choose a mixture of local ones, as well as some further afield. I’ll let you know next issue. I’m only able to do this thanks to the continued support of our advertisers. Please do remember to use their services wherever you can, and remember to say you spotted them here please. We welcome this issue Jasper Image on page 15, Home Cook on page 29 and Moray Gardens on page 34. If you have a business in the local area why not give advertising a try? At only £32 for a quarter page you can’t go far wrong. Check out the ‘advertising’ tab at for full rates and details or give me a call for a Media Pack - 815328. I’m sure the Senior Citizens Bus Trust Walking Group have done another great job delivering this issue - thank you to all volunteers. And thank you too to Brian Smith for the fantastic front cover image. His work can be viewed at As usual there are a few things going on over the next couple of months. I don’t have the space to list them all here, so make sure you keep a look out as you go through the magazine. The next issue is due for delivery week beginning 25 November, so if you’re aware of anything going on after that date please get in touch to let me know and I’ll be sure to list it. Even better why not submit an article? Full details about how I go about including community and charity information, either free of charge or at a reduced rate, are under the ‘community’ tab at Nicky Slater

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Contents Advertising Rates ……………………….…...7 Art Exhibition ………………………..……….20 Bulger ……………………...…………………..45 Community Centre ………………………...44 Community Food Moray ………………….34 Community News & Events …….…….7&8 Flower Show …………………….…………...18 Get Gladiator Fit ……………………….24&25 Health & Wellbeing ……..………..……….28 Index of Advertisers …………….………...46 Library ………………………………………….32 Lossiemouth Gospel Hall..….……...16&17 Lossie Football Club ..………….…….13&14 Marine Park ……………………………….....30 Moray Coast Med Centre ………………...42 Moray Coeliac Group ……………………...22 Oktoberfest …………………………………...31 RAF Lossie News ….…………………….….10 Sustainable Technologies ………………..40 Useful Phone Numbers ……..…………….41

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Community News, Events & What’s On Ok, for some reason I find it really hard to find out what’s going on! Could you help fill these pages please for the next issue? It’s due for delivery week beginning 25 November. So if you’re organising anything after that date, or are aware of something going on, then please let me know about it. or 01343 815328. Thanks! CHARITY SHOP ON QUEEN STREET (up lane by Indigo Mystique) Please donate all your good quality clothes, toys, books etc. Come in, browse & pick up a bargain! We will be supporting the following charities during September, October and November: 9 Sep - 20 Sep: Baptist Church 23 Sep - 4 Oct: Women’s British Legion 7 Oct - 18 Oct: Greyfriars Club 21 Oct - 1 Nov: Lossie Millennium Assoc. 4 Nov - 15 Nov: Order of the White Shrine 18 Nov - 29 Nov: Lossie Flower Show 2 Dec - 13 Dec: Marine Park CROSSROADS CARING SCOTLAND Sat 14 September. Coffee Morning at St Gerardine’s Church. 10am - 12noon. Please help support the carers of Moray. Variety of stalls including home baking, bottles, books, raffles & a local treasure map. £2 per person. LOSSIEMOUTH FLOWER SHOW Sat 21 September. Community Centre Sports Hall. Public admitted from 1pm, prize giving at 2.30pm. Admission £1. ART EXHIBITION Sat 21 September. By Lossiemouth Art Group. Free admission. Lossiemouth Community Centre. CULTURE DAY Sat 21 September. A free family-focused arts and cultural extravaganza featuring over 80 artists over 3 locations and all in one day. Forres - Kinloss - Findhorn. Celebrating arts and culture in Moray. BEER FESTIVAL 4 & 5 October. 'Moktoberfest' Elgin Town Hall. Featuring beers from the 4 Moray

breweries, including Windswept. FOOD FAYRE Sun 20 October. Elgin Town Hall. 11am 3.30pm. Organised by Moray Coeliac Group. For a stand, or information about the group, contact Alison Noakes 01542 870760 or CHARITY CONCERT Wed 11 Dec. 'Ann’s Winter Warblers'. 7pm. Lossiemouth Town Hall. Tickets £5 each and can be purchased from 1 Nov from: Pam 812911, Caroline 814069, Iain 07980 122718 or Maggie 813018.

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THE ROYAL AIRFORCE ASSOCIATION (RAFA) LOSSIEMOUTH The RAFA meet at 8.00pm at on the first Wednesday of every month at the RNAS Club Lossiemouth. All RAF Serving Members and Ex-Serving Members are welcome to attend. For further details please ring 01343 545687 (Chairman). ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMENS’ SECTION LOSSIE BRANCH Monthly meetings 7.15pm every 4th Wed of the

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DARBY & JOAN CLUB Our very popular Darby & Joan Club will be restarting on Tuesday 3 Sep, and will run until the end of November (starting again in January). We meet from 2pm - 3.45pm in the Community Centre, every Tuesday. All over 60s very welcome. Transport available if required. For more information speak to Netta Prosser on 813082.

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Welcome to the Autumn edition of the magazine, again it has been a busy period for the Station, gearing up for the transition of Typhoon, 617 Squadron and 5 Force Protection Flight preparing to go out of area and the infamous Lossie Raft Race.

gunning for reigning champions The Steamboat to win, and I know our Army friends from Kinloss Barracks will be out to get a clean sweep after triumphing in the Tornado Pull at the Friends and Families Day! I hope everyone who participated or attended the raft race had a great time – we certainly do!

Looking at operational matters, 617 Squadron and 5 (Force Protection) Wing are preparing to RAF Lossiemouth was excited to host a go to Afghanistan and have completed their predetachment of Typhoons from 1 (Fighter) deployment training. The Squadron are Squadron, during the Combined Qualified currently in the midst of their Mission Rehearsal, Weapons Instructor exercise held on 15 – 28 where their training and preparation are tested July. The exercise aims to provide training to by a series of rigorous scenarios. Meanwhile, aircrew, surveillance, intelligence and ground we are looking forward to the return of 12 personnel – all of whom are the ‘Top Guns’ in (Bomber) Squadron soon. On return, both 12 their field. As well as the huge tactical benefits and 617 Squadrons will disband before the end gained from the Exercise, it allowed 1 Squadron of March 2014, and 617 Squadron will reform as to see the local area and try out the facilities the UK’s first front-line Lightning II Squadron in that they will occupy from next autumn. Thank 2016. you to everyone who tolerated the extra noise – It is a time of considerable change on station I hope the spectacle of the aircraft and also the and the future for RAF Lossiemouth is bright, large influx of additional spending compensated with the Typhoon move from RAF Leuchars for any disturbance. starting in the summer of 2014 and will eventually see 3 Typhoon Squadrons based here by Spring 2015.


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This is my last foreword for The Lossie Local, in November my successor Group Captain Mark Chappell will take the reins for the next exciting chapter. I would like to publicly thank everyone in the local community for their friendship and support and for making Sally and I feel so very welcome since our arrival. We will be back!

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LOSSIEMOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB A trip into the unknown faced Lossiemouth in mid-July as they headed south to face Arbroath in a pre-season friendly. The Gayfield side started well and took the lead from the spot after only five minutes, but Lossie fought back to level through. The visitors then had a goal disallowed but went into the half-time interval a goal up after Liam Archibald curled a fine effort beyond the keeper and into the net. Arbroath fought back to level and the second half tore from end-toend with Lossie giving the travelling support cause for optimism, only to concede a last gasp winner to their hosts. The final pre-season warm-up took place at Forest Park, with Burghead Thistle providing the opposition. An entertaining first half ended with Lossie 2-0 ahead thanks to two Matty Davidson goals, and Scott Wilson added a third in the second half to complete the scoring. Lossiemouth played their first competitive game of the season on the last day of July when they travelled south to face Rothes in the first round of the North of Scotland Cup. Rothes won both league fixtures against Lossie last season but the Coasters got off to a fine start on a warm evening at Mackessack Park, going ahead early on when Liam Archibald struck. Rothes drew level in the second half, but Lossie rallied to score twice through Darren Bailey and Scott Wilson to secure passage into the quarterfinals, where they will entertain local minnows Forres Mechanics.

their campaign at home against Shire side Formartine United. The Pitmedden side choked on the last lap of last season, losing on the final day to Cove Rangers when a draw would have secured them the championship. Determined not to make the same mistake again this season, Formartine brought in Cammy Keith to score goals and the striker got off to a flyer, rattling in a hattrick as Lossie slumped to defeat on the opening day.

Lossiemouth exited the North of Scotland Cup at the hands of Forres Mechanics after a controversial game at Grant Park. The visitors were awarded two penalties and Lossie were reduced to ten men as Forres completed a 3-0 win to earn a place in the semi-finals against Nairn County or Fort William. The Scottish Cup draw handed Lossie a tricky home tie against junior side Culter. The tie will take place on Saturday, September 14, at Grant Park, Lossiemouth. Culter won entry to the Scottish Cup by virtue of winning the north region Superleague, and will be taking part for the third time in recent years. Lossie Youths’ debut season in the Moray Welfare league continues until September, with the youngsters having sprung a few surprise results so far. The free-scoring

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youngsters rattled in 11 goals without reply against Elgin Albion, cruised to a 51 win at St Marnans, and a 3-3 draw at home to Fochabers. Remaining fixtures will be played on Sundays, with home games taking place at the playing fields. Lossiemouth FC Social Club is busy lining up entertainment and events for the coming months, with a race night and a boxing night both planned for between now and the end of the year. Full details will appear on the Social Club Facebook page and around the town nearer the time. New members always welcome – please ask at the bar for details.


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You’ve Got Mail Communication today is evident everywhere, expeditious and universal in its scope. At home, work, leisure or even out walking, the world is at your fingertips! Facebook, Twitter and Friends Reunited are well known as being “instant messenger tools” to convey past, present or even future aspects of the goings-on of the individual. The cost to both companies and customers can be considerable. Voice, text and photo formats are used to send and receive messages but unfortunately the message isn’t always “good news”. The Bible is God’s “web page” of communication to us and is displayed in three main ways: Creation, Conscience and Christ. Firstly Creation is described by the Psalmist: “the heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands, Psalm 19:1”. Regardless of continent, canyon or crag, the aweinspiring beauty is oft silent but imposingly evident. Creation displays the Creator’s handiwork, His eternal power and His divine nature in unmistakeable fashion.

another way God communicates with us; our conscience. We need no reminder of the accuracy of his words in that “we suppress the truth by our wickedness since what may be known about God is made plain to us, Romans 1:19”. It is not ignorance of fact but deliberate suppression of the truth. Our conscience bears witness to God’s moral standards which either, as one author writes, “accuses us”, therefore acts as an effective restraint, or “excuses us” when we harden ourselves to sin. “The fool says in his heart there is no God, Psalm 14:1”. The last but not the least “live-link” is the Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Scripture tells us, “the word became flesh and made His dwelling among us” John 1:14. In the Old Testament, where God was “present”, He communicated with His people in the Tabernacle. Despite the cruel suffering it brought to Him, the Lord Jesus in Gospel Hall, James Street

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the New Testament, communicates the message of good news through the cross of Calvary. Disciples of Jesus assumed the role as “posties” to deliver that “good news”; “if you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, Romans 10:9”. Likewise Christians today assume the “postie” role and are entrusted to deliver the “good news”. We dare not defraud through defective doctrine, but proudly proclaim through witness and word to His universal audience. Refuse to “return to sender” unanswered mail or dispose of “good news” as junk mail. God wants us to be “Friends Reunited” but we must acknowledge our sinful, separated situation from God. Forget the hype and “Skype” of the world; a “knee-mail” (i.e. prayer), which recognises your want of a Saviour is needed today, 1st Class. Be on that “mailing list” i.e. the “Book of Life” before “dispatches” of eternal destinies are distributed.

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Lossiemouth Flower Show Saturday 21 September • Lossiemouth Community Centre


his year the show will be held on Saturday 21 September in Lossiemouth Community Centre Sports Hall; schedules are available from various outlets such as shops, the Library and Community Centre.

dumplings or shortbread, an entry from you would be very welcome. And for Lossiemouth bakers there’s an exclusive class just for you, as well as a special trophy for the Lossiemouth resident with the most points in each section.


s well as the show day display, the society runs a competition for the best garden in town for its display of The show provides a venue not just for window boxes, hanging gardeners, but also for crafters of all baskets and tubs. types and abilities. Whether you’re a knitter, sewer, artist, baker or enjoy card Pictures of the winning entries are on view on crafts, there’s a class for you. Sections are also divided into the day of the show, when the winners are age groups with a varied announced. programme for children and young people, as well as he society is always looking for senior citizens. Even if you’re just an helpers in setting up and running indoor gardener tending a loved this annual event, so if you have an hour houseplant, bring it along for everyone or two to spare your help would be to admire. Who knows, it may win a gratefully accepted. In the past the RAF prize! have been unstinting and generous with their help and support of the show, f you feel you have nothing to which is greatly appreciated. contribute just come along and



enjoy the show. See what the expert growers can achieve despite the unpredictable weather. The decorative sections always provide a splendid display with interesting interpretations of inspired titles.


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he venue offers a spacious area in which to display the entries, and for the public to view with ease, so come along with a friend for a great day out and a sociable cup of tea. In conjunction with the flower show the Lossiemouth Art Group also stage an exhibition in the Community Centre (see over), adding an extra dimension to your day out.

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Lossiemouth Art Group After 5 successful years we approach the start of another year of activity; painting with mixed mediums, with a different tutor each month passing on their expertise and


to Margaret Michie. We also have a couple of trips out to do sketching and getting inspiration from our chosen area, e.g. Brodie Castle or Findhorn Harbour. And for many years we’ve been out for a meal at lunchtime at the end of the session (this cost is covered by small weekly payments which one of the members arranges - we always have a great time).

We’re a small friendly group of 17 members, meeting on a Tuesday afternoon in the Community Centre. Much as we would love to welcome new members, we’re restricted by the size of the room, but anyone interested in joining can leave their name and telephone number at the Community Centre. You don’t have to be a Turner or competent artist, but for those who can dream and want to develop an ability, members and tutors are only too willing to pass on their knowledge and skills. The club has arrangements with local art suppliers and is a member of the Association of Amateur Artists, where we are able to purchase materials at a discount. We also have a large selection of materials for club members to use.

trade secrets to develop our skills and knowledge. The results of our endeavours can be viewed at our forthcoming exhibition on Saturday 21 September in Lossiemouth Community Centre. It’s free admission, and artwork can be purchased at a nominal fee. Please come in and support this local group - your attendance gives members encouragement, and any money raised goes towards paying for tutors and keeping our costs down for members; this Fees are just £1.50 weekly, as we like to is our main means of keep the cost down for members. Our fundraising. most recent session started on 20 August We hold various events during the year, as we prepare for our Exhibition. We do such as a Christmas Card competition for hope you’ll stop by on the 21st. the Sheila Simpson Trophy, last awarded Vernon Carey


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Moray Coeliac Group Celebrates its 25th Year The Moray Coeliac Group celebrates its 25th anniversary year in 2013, and to mark the occasion we’re holding a Food Fayre in Elgin on 20 Oct in Elgin Town Hall (11am till 3.30pm). As well as local producers of gluten free foods there will be an excellent opportunity to ‘recipe swap’, network and learn more about local restaurants and cafes that can cater for those who require to follow a gluten free diet. Gluten free awareness and the availability of safe things to eat is on the increase (thankfully), however there are still a lot of ‘myths’ about coeliac disease. Some celebrities have spoken out about following a gluten free diet, however things are much more serious and complicated for someone who has been diagnosed as having Coeliac Disease.

The good news is that once established on a strict gluten free diet most people find that their symptoms gradually reduce and can even stop altogether; the small intestine repairs the damage caused by eating gluten. It can be confusing when first diagnosed with the condition; this is where the Moray Group can help. We offer a ‘buddy’ system someone to chat to who has been through the diagnosis process and adjusted to following a gluten free diet. The group meet on the first Saturday of the month at The Quicah in Fochabers from 10.30 for coffee, cake and chat, and are always happy to welcome anyone who wants to drop by.

Coeilac Disease is not an allergy, it’s an autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten, which causes damage to the lining of the small intestine. There is no cure or medication for the condition; the only treatment is to follow a strict lifelong gluten free diet.

Coeliac UK is a national charity who provide support, campaigning and undertake research into the condition. Recent research suggests that 1 in 100 people have the condition but staggeringly only 10-15% of those people are currently diagnosed. Many of us know people who say they have issues with wheat, persistent tummy trouble, anaemia or other symptoms, and the Moray Coeliac Group would like to ask them to listen to their ‘gut feeling’ and Should you be interested in a stand at the Food consider the possibility of being tested for Fayre, or for information about the group Coeliac Disease. The National Institute for please contact: Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines states Alison Noakes on 01542 870760 or that anyone presenting to their GP with Kirsteen Pyett email symptoms of irritable bowel should be tested for Coeliac Disease.


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I know this is a lot of information to digest, but why not contact me personally and we can work together to discuss how this weight management programme can fit into your daily routine. Don’t worry, you’re not doing this on your own, I’ll be So what products are in the Clean 9 box and with you to support and guide you every step of how can they help you? the way. In addition to one-to-one time you get Did you know that you can drink Aloe Vera Gel? access to a dedicated Facebook support group I didn’t, but once I tried it and found out its health and Nutri-Lean website packed with great testimonials and motivational stories. benefits, I now drink it every day! The aloe gel is the key product in the weight management Interested in combining your love of health and programme; why, you may ask yourself, is the well-being with a healthy income? Please get in drink the key product? Well, it contains over 200 touch and I can show you the Forever income different compounds and an abundance of opportunity. vitamins and minerals, plus several amino acids. Enough from me for now, all my contact details This product cleanses the digestive system and are available at So get in maintains healthy energy levels. touch to have any of your questions answered The next product in the box is Forever Lite Ultra and get started on the Forever weight with Aminotein that comes in two great management programme. flavours, Vanilla or Chocolate. Easy to Boom - Make it happen. prepare, this is a perfect addition to your healthy forever lifestyle. They are high in protein and a Kathryn x great meal replacement. Two shakes provide 100% RDA of vitamins and minerals. And to top it off they taste yum!! Garcina Plus: I love this product and it’s in the box because it aids natural metabolism, helps lower your cholesterol and also your fatty acids. As if that’s not enough it will also give you healthy hair, nails and skin. Bee Pollen: yes it’s not just for busy bees. It boosts energy, stamina and assists in maintaining a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune and nervous system. It’s a great multivitamin and perfect for all the family. Moving on now to Step 2 - Nutri-Lean. In addition to the above products, this part of the weight management programme includes Forever Lean and Forever Active Probiotic. So what can Forever Lean do for you? It can help reduce the body’s absorption of calories from fat and carbohydrates. How does it do that? Well, it’s the fibre from the prickly pear and the protein from the white kidney bean. When combining exercise and healthy eating habits, it can help you achieve your ideal weight. Finally, Forever Active Probiotic is a small, easy to swallow beadlet that promotes a healthy digestive system and enhances nutrient

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Lands End To John O’Groats In Seven Days! Flt Lt Dave Hapgood, Sgt Martin Jones and Cpl Lee Craig from RAF Lossiemouth will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats over seven days, between 20 and 28 Sep 13, covering 884 miles. With Cpl Chris Hill providing support during the event, we will all be covering between 118 and 138 miles each day. The ultimate aim is to raise as much money as possible for MFR Cash for Kids and the Royal Air Force Association through fundraising before and during the event. Cash for Kids is the official charity of Moray Firth Radio and provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children around the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire. The Royal Air Forces Association is committed to providing confidential, professional and fair services to members of the wider RAF family from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran and their families.

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number of studies to reduce total body inflammation and helps to lower the risk of developing many chronic diseases. Researchers have now uncovered how these special fats enhance B-cell With the winter approaching many of us activity, a white blood component will consider their options for warding off necessary to improve immune system colds, flus and other bugs. Here are just activity and lower inflammatory a few tips on how to boost your immune response. Sources include fish oil, krill system naturally to help you to get oil and flax oil (see previous article). through the cold season. Short and medium chain fatty acids There is lots of scientific research about contained in virgin coconut oil such as the immune building benefits of Vitamin Caprylic, Capric and Lauric acids have C and how it helps to increase been found to have strong anti-viral, anti production of infection-fighting white -bacterial and anti-protozoal properties, blood cells in your body. It also and are essential building blocks in increases antibodies like interferon that boosting the body’s immune system. coat the cell surfaces to help prevent Water is an essential and the major viruses from entering your cells. Add component of all living matter, and the some fresh lemon juice to your drinking largest single component of our bodies. water to increase intake of Vitamin C. Water is the one substance (other than Vitamin D activates genes that help you oxygen) that we must absolutely have if fight viruses like the flu. It works in your we are to survive. In order to hydrate respiratory cells to boost respiratory your body optimally, you need to drink immunity, and also can help with the water that is alkaline and mineral rich. pain and misery associated with flu by Alkaline water helps to remove free having an effect on inflammation. radicals and toxins from the body. Ionized alkaline water also helps to Did you know that somewhere between neutralize acids and balance your body's 70% and 90% of your immune system is pH. Since disease and sickness thrives in your colon. Probiotic is a Greek word in an acidic environment, drinking which means ‘for life’. If these good alkaline ionized water will strengthen bacteria are found in large enough your immune system. quantities, the undesirable, disease Tap water is acidic and usually contains causing bacteria will be kept in check. chloride, which will affect you bowel Stress, smoking, unhealthy food flora. Bottled water is also acidic and will choices, medications (e.g. antibiotics) influence you body’s pH in a negative and environmental pollution (such as way. chloride in your tap water), all negatively For more info see www.water-foraffect bacterial balance. To increase your good bacteria in the colon either use a high quality probiotic supplement Raw Honey contains antimicrobial from your health food shop, or eat agents that prohibit certain types of fermented foods such as Kefir (from a bacterial growth. It also has antioxidant previous article) or cultured vegetables properties. These properties destroy (get in touch for a recipe) on a regular chemical agents that are biologically basis. destructive and that have been associated with many diseases. Omega-3 fat has been shown in a

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Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in many curries. Curcumin is the known active compound in turmeric. In a study researchers found that curcumin helped improve the ‘orderliness’ of cell membranes, which in turn made the cells more resistant to infection and malignancy. Garlic is an active anti-microbial agent – effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites and, unlike antibiotics, garlic does not destroy the body’s normal bowel flora. Garlic is a health-building herb rich in potassium, zinc, vitamins A and C and selenium. It is best eaten fresh and finely chopped. Ginger is a natural antibiotic and helps to warm and detox the body. A cup of ginger tea does wonders for a sore throat. It helps ease congestion and is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Like onions and garlic, ginger stimulates T-cell activity. Volatile oils derived from cinnamon bark

The Arnica Network was formed in 2007 by parents concerned about the vaccination program and in interested in the role of Natural Health in disease. Parents and practitioners meet up regularly, and use the online group to discuss vaccine issues and keeping healthy. Many take the decision not to vaccinate, whilst others delay or use vaccinations selectively. Parents often feel isolated in their decision making; Arnica aims to foster like-minded friendships and provide support systems when making such choices for our families. Please join our thriving Arnica Yahoo Group or our Facebook Page and sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter.

are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and can be effective when used at the onset of a cold or flu. Cayenne pepper is considered a powerful immune system enhancer for numerous reasons, including its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and its content of immune system supporting nutrients like beta carotene and Vitamin C. So, how about a warming, hot tea with fresh lemon juice, some grated ginger a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper sweetened with some raw honey. Or a lovely fresh vegetable curry with lots of ginger, garlic, onion, turmeric, cayenne pepper and some creamed coconut. Daniela Grunwald, Shiatsu Practitioner & Nutritionist DNN, FNTP Tel: 07788 488681

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MOktoberfest comes to elgin 4 & 5 October 2013 Lossiemouth’s favourite brewery, Windswept Brewing, have joined forces with Brewmeister, Spey Valley Brewery & Speyside Craft Brewery to organise a beer festival in October. Currently planned as a 2 day event for 4 & 5 October in Elgin Town Hall, it will feature beers from the 4 Moray breweries alongside others from across the highlands, along with a selection of German and Belgian bottled beers. Local butchers, including Macleman’s, will be providing the sausages. There will also be an Oompah band, along with performances by other local bands to add to the festival atmosphere. All profits will be donated to charity. For more information see the facebook page

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Creepy House Reading Challenge! Lots of children have joined in this year’s summer reading challenge, Creepy House, over the summer holidays. The challenge was for children to read 6 books over the summer with medals and certificates for those completing it. Some of the children also made a creepy house for the library complete with ghosts, bats and a man eating plant! Pictured here are Freya, Bailey and Alyshia underneath the creepy house, who all enjoyed taking part in this year’s challenge! October brings the start of another reading challenge for children – Made In Scotland.

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The challenge runs throughout October and into November and the aim is to read up to 4 books by Scottish authors, books set in Scotland or books written about Scotland! These could be fiction or fact, and the challenge is open to children from Primary 1 to Primary 7. You could try some of these authors: Julie Bertagna, Theresa Breslin, Vivian French, Maggi Gibson, Debi Gliori, Mairi Hedderwick, Elizabeth Laird, Karen McCombie, Frank Rodgers, Margaret Ryan, or try a Horrible Histories book about Scotland. Lossiemouth Library will have a collection of Scottish books on display and lists of other books and authors to look for on the library shelves. So why not take the challenge and find out more about Scottish books? The challenge is free to take part in and there will be prizes for all readers who complete the challenge! Computer Courses Computer courses have re-started at Lossiemouth library, so throughout the autumn and winter why not come and find out how to use a computer. Courses available include


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Introduction to using a Computer and the Internet, and a Family History Online Course, along with more advanced computer courses. All these take place in Lossiemouth library in small groups run by our dedicated computer tutor. Pop into the library for further details or call 01343 813334. Bookbug Sessions If you have children under 5 why not come and join in with our Book Bug sessions! These sessions are for parents and young children and involve a mix of songs, rhymes and stories. Sessions take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 1.45 pm. No need to book a place just come along! Story Times Story Time for young children takes place every Saturday at Lossiemouth Library from 10.30am. They also take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1.45 pm.

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MORAY GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH WITH A DIFFERENCE Join us each Sunday and celebrate the amazing and awesome FINISHED WORK of Jesus Christ

Every Sunday in the Warehouse Theatre, Lossie at 10:30 Informal and Welcoming Share some lunch with us after the service Call Vic on 07738 260 550 for more info

MORAY GRACE FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY SERVICE The Warehouse Theatre Sunday 10:30 The message of Jesus is a message of love, mercy, grace and inclusion. Jesus wants every human being to come to Him in an intimate and personal way. Jesus wants a relationship with YOU. At MGF we believe that Jesus is now sitting at the right hand of the Father because His work is finished. Jesus has dealt with everything that held you back from having a relationship with Father God. This is a relationship that you can start, or begin again, today! Let us at MGF show you the real Jesus and real Christianity.

Relaxed and informal worship, simple yet profound Biblical teaching, fellowship and fun is the way we do things at Moray Grace Fellowship. Come and see for yourself; come and meet the real Jesus.

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Community Food Moray (CFM) is a registered charity and social enterprise, so every penny of income goes back into our services which support health and well-being in local Moray communities. We have 17 Food Outlets in Moray, providing access to affordable fruit and local vegetables. We contribute to community regeneration, provide volunteering opportunities and supported employment. These opportunities include outlet assistants, promotions, workshops, events, packing, IT, admin and driving. We provide a number of other services including fruit and veg sales, a healthy catering service, soup, local bread, lunches in our Mosstodloch shop and local Veg Box orders. In August 2011 CFM set up a pilot emergency food box system consisting of fresh produce for people made homeless, at risk of being made homeless, and/or in financial difficulty due to delayed access to benefits or unforeseen circumstances. Due to the growing need of crisis assistance in Moray we have now established the Moray Foodbank under the support of the Trussell Trust. The food boxes can be accessed by a referral system with support agencies who work with people in crisis. People can donate to the foodbank with nonperishable donations or money to help assist with fresh produce in the food packs. People can donate items to the food bank by going along to specific locations in Moray and placing them into the box on display. As we have a commitment to healthy eating we do request that items are not high in salt, sugar or saturated fat, but help to contribute to a balanced food intake. For example: UHT milk Breakfast cereal Long life fruit juice


The drop off points include Elgin Youth CafÊ, Re-boot (Forres), REAP (Keith), Dufftown Health Centre, Moray Coast Health Centre and many local churches. People can use and support our services throughout Moray including our Lossie mouth outlet based at Moray Coast Health Centre every Monday between 12.00 – 12.30. You can also put in an order to collect from the outlet or have it delivered to your door on the way.

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During an informal chat with Maggie Sabiston, a member of the Marie Curie Committee (Lossiemouth), about fundraising, we decided to gather together a small committee and embark upon the challenge of organising a Christmas Concert!!! First thought - a choir leader about which there was no doubt; we approached Ann Dartnall who thankfully agreed to lead and organise the choir and music etc. The committee then set about the rest of the evening’s programme, which we’re now very happy with. As well as the 30 strong choir, ‘Ann’s Winter Warblers’, we have a sketch and songs by The Melody Makers, a fantastic flower demonstration with a twist (by Iain Allan), handbell ringing and community carol singing. Wine and shortbread will be served at the interval, during which there’ll be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets. All in all a packed programme. All proceeds will go to the local Marie Curie organisation, and we hope the evening will be a sell out, enabling us to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful service.

The concert date is Wednesday 11 December, 7pm, in Lossiemouth Town Hall. Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased from Nov 1 from: Pam on 812911, Caroline on 814069, Iain on 07980 122718 or Maggie on 813018. 36

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11.00am: ONE service (Baptismal) at LBC 6.00pm service at LBC

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Sunday 15 September

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Getting Paid for Heating Your Home A Dream Come True Some readers of The Lossie Local may remember an article with the headline ‘Micro-renewables – Why bother?’ two years ago. Well, the time has now come. Last month the UK government announced details of the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive. In a nutshell, if you heat your home with a renewable heat source, i.e. heat pump, biomass boiler and/or solar thermal panels, you can get regular payments per unit of energy for the next seven years. Unsurprisingly there are a few conditions attached to any payments, the most important being that you need to get a Green Deal assessor to inspect your home and to write a report. Some of these renewable installations can be quite expensive. The UK government has therefore come up with a Green Deal financing scheme that’s paid back from the savings you get from the installation. The Scottish government, being more ambitious with their energy saving targets, have introduced an interest free loan scheme to help you pay for renewable energy installations, called the “Home Energy Scotland Renewables Loan Scheme”. In summary, provided you meet certain conditions, you can get paid hundreds of pounds per year for the next seven years through the Renewable Heat Incentive AND you can get cheap or even interest free finance to cover the bulk of the installation cost. For more information you can go to the website of the Energy Saving Trust Scotland, talk to our renewable energy experts at Sustainable Technologies / 01309 675611 or visit The Great Little Stove Company in Forres.


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moray coast medical practic e New Shingles Vaccination Programme From September of this year all people aged 70 will be offered vaccination against Shingles as part of the NHS vaccination programme. The aim is to vaccinate all people over the age of 70 in a structured catch up programme, this year all people aged 70 and aged 79 will be called for vaccination. Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, varicella-zoster. Most people have chickenpox in childhood, but after the illness has gone, the virus remains in the nervous system. The immune system (the body’s natural defence system) keeps the virus in check, but later in life it can be reactivated and cause shingles. This can happen at any

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time but is more likely after other illnesses or during times of stress. It’s not possible to prevent shingles from occurring, but it has been shown that vaccination against it can reduce your chances of developing the condition by about 40%. Due to the fact that the illness is more common in older people, and their risk of developing complications such as prolonged pain is higher, the government is recommending that all people are offered the vaccine when they reach age 70. Annual Flu Vaccination Programme The National Flu Vaccination Programme will be widely advertised again this year. Vaccination prevents certain categories of flu which are particularly dangerous in the elderly and in patients with chronic disease. For the first time children aged 2-3 will be offered a flu vaccination and the Practice will call these children individually. If anyone is concerned about vaccinations in children please contact the Health Visitor. The Practice Annual Flu Clinics are planned for Thursday 3 October in the Town Hall (with free tea and coffee), Thursday 10 October in Burghead and Hopeman surgeries and Saturday 19 October in the Lossiemouth Surgery. These days are always well attended and look busy but patients are seen very quickly as there are a team of nurses working to ensure no-one waits more than 15 minutes. We would encourage anyone eligible for the flu jab this year to attend one of these clinics rather than a routine appointment; this helps the surgery provide their normal service throughout a very busy period.

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Lossiemouth Sports & Community Centre Spin Classes Tue 6.15pm - 7pm & 7pm - 7.45, Wed 6.15pm – 7pm & 7pm – 7.45pm, Friday 6pm - 6.45pm. Spin Class Saver Card available from reception - cost £16.50 (5 Sessions + 1 free class).

NEW Class for Adults and Children Adult Fitness Class Fri 7pm - 8pm. Tae Bo - Kettlebells - Conditioning - Step-to-Tae Bo. £4.50 per class. Kids Fun Fitness Class Wed 4.15pm - 5.15pm. 3 years upwards. £3 per class. Open Session Badminton Families, over 60s, individuals, children or groups of all levels are welcome to our open badminton session on Wed evenings 5.30pm - 7pm. Over 60s £1.50, Adults £3, Student 16+ £2.50, Junior 5 - 15 £1.50. All equipment supplied by the Community Centre. Moray Council Soccer Centre Friday evenings 4pm - 6pm. Soccer Stars 4pm - 5pm Primary 1 - 4. SFA Skill Centre 5pm - 6pm Primary 5 - Secondary 1. £21.20 for 8 weeks.

Children’s Birthday Parties Bouncy Castle. Sat & Sun 11.30 1.30pm. £43 for two hours including hire of hall and bouncy castle. Sports Party. Sat & Sun 11.30 - 1.30pm. £26 per hour for hall hire (£9 extra for room if having food). Pool Party. Saturday 12.30pm - 1.30pm, Sunday 12 noon - 1pm or Wed 7pm - 8pm. Or hire pool exclusively for £60 Sat & Sun 1pm - 2pm. Swimming Pool NEW Mini Dookers - swimming lessons for children age 3. NEW Advanced children’s swimming lessons. Parent & Child Classes Mon 1pm - 2pm & Sat 11.30am - 12 noon. Aqua Aerobics Tue 7pm - 8pm and Fri 10am - 11am. Adult only sessions (see timetable for times). Fun & activity sessions available for children.

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Another extract from The Bulger, a ‘Summer Journal for Lossie, Elgin & Neighbourhood’. Produced in 1894; a joint collaboration between the Chemist James Peterkin and James Ramsay MacDonald.

T H E F ACT OF T HE M AT T E R I S — Bicycling is at present very much to the front, and the proprietors of The Bulger are well aware that the merits of the sport as an invigorating exercise deserve recognition. For the purpose of stimulating the enthusiasm in the locality, The Bulger is offering a silver medal for competition amongst residents of Lossiemouth, Stotfield, Branderburgh, and district. Particulars of the competition are inserted in the sports column of this issue. Outdoor games receive pretty good attention from the youth of Lossiemouth, but we feel that a great deal more might be done in that way. As a means to give life to summer sports, and as a source of recreation and entertainment in the winter time, we would suggest the formation of a Gymnastic and Athletic Club. A Gymnasium would, without doubt, prove a great boon to the young men, and it could easily be got if they would only organise. The necessary apparatus could be secured for a few pounds, and there are several halls, in more or less disuse, available for the purpose. Organisation alone is required to bring a scheme of this kind to a practical issue. Half-a-dozen energetic young men would carry all Lossiemouth with them on such a manly venture. L O SS I E N OT E S AN D N E WS The herring fishing yesterday (Tuesday) was fair - an average of 10 crans for forty boats, and prices ruled from 8s to 16s per cran for best qualities. Herr Dobler, at the request of several gentlemen, is to give an exhibition of his sleight-of-hand feats in the Station Hotel tonight. In the published results of the recent examination in musical knowledge Lossiemouth students are well in evidence. Of the thirty-seven candidates who came forward for the whole county ten hailed from Lossiemouth, and the position they obtained in the list reflects the highest honour on them and their teachers. A police court was held here on Monday - the Provost on the bench. Hugh Grant and his spouse, vagrants,

were charged with breach of the peace. They pled guilty, and the Provost imposed a penalty of £1, with the alternative of fourteen days’ imprisonment. They went to prison. Thomas Higgins, another vagrant, pled guilty to a similar charge, and was fined 5s or seven days’ imprisonment. He followed suit. The next case was William Rennie, labourer, Allan Lane, who pled guilty to having committed a breach of the peace, along with Simon Ross, and paid a fine of 10s. Simon Ross, a Glasgow mason, failed to appear, and forfeited a bail of 20s. On Saturday last Sir William and Lady Cumming gave their annual treat to the children on their estates at Gordonstown (sic). This fete always marks a redletter day in the pleasures of young people, and is looked forward to with eager hope. Over four hundred children assembled within the grounds, and a large company of gentry and tenants were also present. The proceedings commenced most appropriately with a feast of milk and buns, which was partaken of by the children at tables beneath the overspreading trees. Sports and games of all kinds were immediately entered upon with the utmost heartiness. T H E “ E AR N HO LM” Dear Mr Editor, -I am surprised that the “Earnholm” does not call at Lossiemouth on her way back to Aberdeen. There can be no doubt that many, in these months of fine weather, would prefer to go south by sea rather than by rail. Is Mr Crombie not letting slip an opportunity of adding to the revenue of his company? It might be worthwile, at any rate, making the experiment. A Visitor writes to us—“I was glad to see from last week’s Bulger that the Burgh Commissioners intend to place seats at different parts of the Links. These seats will be welcome to those who are not now so young as they have been. They are, it is said, to be made of iron, but I would urgently beseech the Commissioners to see that the most important part of these seats to be constructed of wood. A seat entirely of iron is an abomination.

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