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Clubs,Societies & Regular Meetings DARNAWAY CURLING CLUB Small, friendly club delighted to welcome new members for the coming season.Come and try a new sport. For further details contact: evrae@hotmail.com FOCHABERS OVER 60 LUNCH CLUB Thursdays, 12noon at Bellie Church Hall, Fochabers. Enjoy a home-cooked two-course lunch with tea/coffee & biscuits for £3. Enquiries to 01343 820231 or 01343 821300. FOCHABERS PÉTANQUE CLUB To play and promote the game of Pétanque, Fochabers Cricket Club, Fochabers. Contact MIke Watt 832591 FRISKIS AND SVETTIS Originating in Sweden, aiming to get people healthy. Exercise to music, open to all. Tues 10am Fochabers Institute; Wed 9.30am & Thurs 10am St Rufus Hall, Keith; Thurs 7pm St Thomas Hall. Call Mandy on 882641 or

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visit www.fsaberdeen.co.uk. ‘FIT FUN’ FOR TOTS Fridays, 10.15am - 11.15am in Portessie Public Hall. Active games class for 2-3 year olds. Sessions include movement, ball skills, parachute games and nursery rhymes. Contact Kerry Main 01542 831165 or email kerrymain@hotmail.co.uk JOG SCOTLAND KEITH Mondays 6.30pm at Keith Community Centre, Juniors, Wednesdays 6pm. Suitable for beginners. Tel: 870609 or email jskeith@walkjogrunmoray.org.uk KEITH AND DISTRICT AMATEUR ATHLETIC CLUB Wednesdays 7pm, Keith Community Centre Car Park. Annual subscription £15. Call Steven Taylor on tel: 832898, 07808 687036 or visit www.walkjogrunmoray.org.uk KEITH & DISTRICT RANGER GUIDES (GIRLGUIDING MORAY) Senior Section 14 - 24 yrs. 3 Wednesdays of 4, 5.30pm-7pm. St Rufus Hall, Keith. Tel: 01542 886422 evenings MACS MORAY AREA CANCER SUPPORT A support group for anyone of any age affected by cancer. If you are in need of support or know of someone who needs support, or you wish to be a volunteer please contact us on 07516219151 or e-mail info@ macsuk.org for more infomation. MORAY BURIAL GROUND RESEARCH GROUP (MBGRG) Local heritage group actively researching and recording monumental inscriptions in churchyards & cemeteries in Moray. Contact Helen Mitchell on 01343 546620 or visit www.mbgrg.org ME MORAY SUPPORT GROUP 2nd Tuesday each month 7pm, Moray Resource Centre, Maisondeu Road, Elgin. Meet with other ME sufferers for support and in-

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formation. Meetings are free with refreshments provided. www.memoray.org.uk/forum MORAY ARTS CLUB Bringing 'The Arts' to the people of Moray. Call Myra Gallicker (Art Convener) on 01343 541426 or email mjg.artist@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.morayartsclub.com MS EXTRA Meets 1st Wed every month, 7pm in the lounge at Ugie House Hotel, Keith. A social & support group for extraordinary people who just happen to have Multiple Sclerosis. Call Susan Shand 07823322268 for details NETMUMS Being a mum can be very isolating so meeting other mums can be a lifeline. Elgin and the surrounding area is such a great community and our mums are very welcoming, so come along and see what we are all about. Visit www.netmums.com for details of a local venue, contact Claire Brenton on 07989135607 or email claireymac1@aol.com OAP CLUB Club for the over 50’s, meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 1.45pm to 4pm, Longmore Hall, Keith PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP KEITH & DISTRICT Meet regulary in different places throughout the area. For more information on meetings call 01542 831449 PET FOSTERING SCOTLAND Supporting pet owners in an emergency situation. Volunteers care for your pet in their own homes for short periods. Reg. charity SCO15672. Volunteers needed. Tel: 0844 811 9909 www.pfss.org.uk PORTGORDON ART GROUP Fridays 1pm-4pm, Portgordon Community Centre. We have a few places left, so if you're interested in joining us - come along or phone us on 850409

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QUARRIERS CARER SUPPORT SERVICE MORAY Practical and emotional support for unpaid Carers of Moray. If you could use some help or just want to find out more about what we do, call 01343 556031 RAIN OR SHINE TODDLER GROUP Wednesday 10am-11.30am & Friday 1.15pm-2.45pm. Lady Cathcart Hall, Buckie. Make new friends, have a chat & a cuppa. £1.50 per session. Contact Gail tel: 07921 558989 RHYTHYM & RHYME GYM TOTS Wed 9.30 - 10.15am & 10.20 11.05 am. Fun baby & toddler sessions. Movement, music, songs, soft play and healthy snack. Call Wendy tel: 832133 THURSDAY SUPPER CLUB Free Social Group last Thursday every month 7pm Muckle Cross, Elgin For over 21s in the Moray area. Join the walking group, weekends away and attending music, theatre & cinema events. New members always welcome. WALKMORAY (NHS GRAMPIAN) Do YOU want to get more active? WalkMoray offers volunteer-led, short, weekly walks in various locations. For details contact Debbie Barron, Health Walk Co-ordinator on 01343 567172.

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Contents Clubs & Societies Pastoral Letter Church Details Useful Numbers Local Holidays

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School Term Dates 10 Tide Times 10 Parliament Blog 7 What’s On 11-13 Advertiser’s Index 23

September Issue Deadlines Editorial: Friday 3rd August Advertising: Wednesday 8th August

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Pastoral Letter & Church Meetings When my husband, Reverend Ranald, was diagnosed with lung cancer in March (a tumour in one lung), the news gave us quite a shock. Thereafter, with each scan, the news always got worse. The cancer was in both lungs and in the lymph gland in the centre of his chest. This is his fourth primary cancer, his third having been dealt with only in January of this year. Stoically, he began his treatment with the equivalent of one month’s chemotherapy in one day! And he endured double sessions of radiotherapy on a daily basis, travelling in and out of Aberdeen. During one session, he told the staff that he had cravings to eat mangos and Prosciutto ham to try to ward off his violent morning sickness. “Indeed,” said Ranald to the radiographers, “I think that my diagnosis is wrong. I don’t have cancer, I’m pregnant! I just haven’t worked out yet how to tell my wife who the father is!” His sense of humour keeps him going! During Ranald’s current illness, it has been amazing to see the efforts of not only those in our own congregation, but also those in our neighbouring churches, in the community, and even further afield in Moray Presbytery, to support us in every way they can. At the

beginning of June, some people asked if we could have a healing service primarily for Ranald, but also for others in his condition, as they wanted to help but didn’t know how to. When I told Ranald that a healing service had been requested for him, his response was, “But how do you think I’ll feel if nobody turns up?” Amazingly, notwithstanding little publicity, some two hundred people turned up from Dallas to Banchory! The passage which inspired us that evening was Mark chapter two verses one to fourteen: “They came, bringing to Jesus a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”” Let’s look at this more closely. When these four men couldn’t get close to Jesus with their friend, they didn’t give up. Indeed, they were “roofcrashers”! Having struggled to carry the man up the outside stairs, they used their bare hands to dig through the clay and to force the sticks apart until, covered in dirt and utterly exhausted, they used that last bit of energy to

All Saints Episcopal Church Buckie. Sundays: Parish Eucharist 11am. Contact Canon Jeremy Paisey: 832312. Buckie Baptist Church Meets Sundays 11am and 5.45pm. Contact Rev. V. MacDougall. Email: bydand52@aol.com. Children welcome. Contact Irene: 840821. Buckie Church of Christ Meets Sunday. Bible study 9.30am. Morning worship 11am. Children welcome. Tel: 01542834696. Buckie North, Church of Scotland Cluny Square. Contact Mrs Elizabeth Reid c/o tel: 831907. Buckie Salvation Army Sunday Services 10.30am and 6pm, plus others during week. Contact Caroline Buchanan: 823790. Buckie South and West, Church of Scotland High Street. Meets for Sunday worship at 11.30am, including Sunday school. Contact Rev. Alan Macgregor: 833775. Email: buckiesouwester@btconnect.com Buckie, Riverside Christian Church Sundays 10.30am. Tel: 01542 833923. Website: www.riversidebuckie.org Buckie, St Peters Church RC Tel: 832196. Buckie Methodist Church Sundays 11am and 6pm. Sunday school, Bible studies, prayer meetings, study and house groups, Alpha, Women’s Guild, and men’s prayer breakfast. Cullen & Deskford Church of Scotland 1st Sunday of the month at the Hall Church at 11am (followed by soup and sweet). Every other Sunday at the Auld Kirk at 10.30am, and the 2nd & 4th Sundays at the Jubilee Hall, Deskford at 12noon. Contact Gordon McNeill tel: 840193 or email: gordonmcneillg@btinternet.com Cullen Methodist Church, Seatown, Cullen, Buckie Sunday morning worship at 11am led by a minister or an authorised local preacher. Enzie Parish Church, Portgordon, Buckie Meets for Sunday worship at 10 am. Sunday school. Contact Rev. Alan Macgregor: 833775. Email: enziekirk@btconnect.com Findochty Church of Scotland Meets for Sunday worship 9.45am. All welcome. Contact David Pirie: 834123. Findochty Methodist Church Welcomes you to fellowship. Sundays at 11am.

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lower their friend on his mat right to the feet of Jesus. Mark says literally at this point, “They unroofed the roof and having dug it out, let down the pallet on which the man lay.” The words “dug out” and “let the man down on a pallet” exactly describe what happens at a Jewish burial. In addition, when the paralytic springs up after his healing at the command of Jesus to rise, the word used by Mark is the same as “to resurrect”. The role of the friends in this event calls attention to the importance that community can have in healing and regeneration. And note, the text says that Jesus recognised their faith in him, likewise that of the paralytic which was demonstrated by his great desire to get near to Jesus. From this account in Mark’s Gospel, we see that God can use our act of will to care and to work for others. So let us keep on struggling to bring all those in our community to Jesus, for God will use our act of will in doing so to care and to heal our loved ones and ourselves, even though that may be in eternal life.

Reverend Doctor Kay F. Gauld Keith Church of Scotland

Keith, Holy Trinity Family Eucharist Service Sundays at 11.30am, Call 01542 882782 or email: david.loma@baileybalfour.com Keith, Church of Scotland - North, Newmill, Boharm and Rothiemay. North Church: Sunday 11am. Boharm Church: Sunday 9.30am (first Sunday of the month at Mulben village hall); Rothiemay Church: Sunday 9.30am, except the first Sunday in each month. Contact Rev. G Hutton Steel. Email: knnbrchurch@btconnect.com Keith, Church of Scotland - St Rufus, Botriphnie, and Grange. St Rufus Church: Sunday 10.15am. Botriphnie Church: Sunday 11.45am (alternate Sundays). Grange Church: Sunday 11.45am (alternate Sundays). Contact: Rev. Ranald S.R. Gauld. Email: kay_gauld@btinternet.com Keith, St Thomas’ Church RC Vigil Mass 9.30am and 6.30pm. Confessions Saturday 10am on request. Portessie Assembly Hall Ogilvie Street welcomes you to our gospel meeting Sunday 6:15pm and prayer and Bible study on Wednesday 7:30pm. Portessie Methodist Church, Portessie, Buckie Sunday worship at 11am and at 6pm (alternately at Portessie at Buckie). Portgordon Methodist Church Meets for Sunday worship at 11am. Bible study meeting on alternate Mondays with the Church of Scotland congregation at 2pm. Craft group meets on Wednesdays at 2pm. Portknockie Church of Christ Sunday 11am breaking of bread. Sunday 6pm gospel service. Friday 7pm prayer meeting and Bible study. Ladies fellowship (September to March) every second Monday 7pm. Prayer breakfast 8am Wednesdays. Leader Mr Stewart Gray. Tel: 836007. Rathven Church of Scotland Sunday morning worship at 9.45am led by a minister or an authorised local preacher. Contact Moira: 833956 or Ann: 831607.

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School Term Dates For 2012/2013 (all dates inclusive) Autumn Term Starts Tues 21st Aug 2012 Autumn Term Ends Fri 12th Oct 2012 Winter Term Starts Mon 29th Oct 2012 In-service Closure Mon 19th Nov 2012 In-service Closure Tues 20th Nov 2012 Winter Term Ends Fri 21st Dec 2012 Spring Term Starts Mon 7th Jan 2013

Mid-term Holiday Fri 15th Feb 2013 Mid-term Holiday Mon 18th Feb 2013 Spring Term Ends Thurs 28th Mar 2013 Good Friday Holiday Fri 29th Mar 2013 Summer Term Starts Mon 15th Apr 2013 Milne’s High and Feeders Fri 3rd May 2013 May Day Holiday Mon 6th May 201 In-service Closure Thursday 16th May 2013

Useful Numbers S CHOOLS Botriphnie Primary School ............................01542 810207 Cluny Primary School....................................01542 831417 Crossroads Primary School ..........................01542 870221 Cullen Primary School ..................................01542 840279 Findochty Primary School ............................01542 832287 Keith Primary School ....................................01542 882802 Millbank Primary School ................................01542 831113 Milne’s Primary School ..................................01343 820977 Mosstodloch Primary School ........................01343 820476 Newmill Primary School ................................01542 882788 Portessie Primary School ..............................01542 832288 Portgordon Primary School ..........................01542 831198 Portknockie Primary School ..........................01542 840244 Rothiemay Primary School .......................... 01466 711220 St Peters RC Primary School ........................01542 831339 St Thomas RC Primary School ......................01542 882256 Buckie High School ......................................01542 832605 Keith Grammar School ..................................01542 882461 Milne’s High School ......................................01343 820611 D OC TORS Ardach Health Centre ....................................01542 831555 Seafield Medical Centre ................................01542 835577 Seafield and Cullen Medical Group...............01542 835577 Keith Medical Centre......................................01542 882244 Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin ................................0845 4566000 page 10 - August 2012

D ENT IS TS The Keith Dental Practice ..............................01542 886251 Buckie Dental Practice ..................................01542 831163 PHARMACI ES Bairds Pharmacy, Keith..................................01542 882512 Clarks Pharmacy, Fife-Keith ..........................01542 882533 Cullen Pharmacy............................................01542 840220 Listermac Pharmacy, Union St ......................01542 840268 Listermac Pharmacy, W. Church St ..............01542 833321 W.S. Taylor, Buckie ........................................01542 831116 Normac Pharmacy, Buckie ............................01542 831147 Buckie Leisure Centre....................................01542 832841 Keith Community Centre................................01542 882222 Keith Swimming Pool ....................................01542 882222 Keith Resource Centre ..................................01542 886174 Keith Library ..................................................01542 882223 Keith Sports and Community Centre ............01542 882222 Moray Council Access Point, Keith................01542 885500 Registrar ........................................................01542 885525 Keith Tourist Information Centre ....................01542 888423 Keith Community Bus ....................................01542 882222 Babs Dial A Bus ............................................01542 835800 National Rail Enquiries ..................................08457 484950 Police Station ................................................0845 6005700 If you have any suggestions for additional useful numbers, please contact us.

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29 sunday

forres accordion and fiddle club players 1:30pm 4pm at brodie castle. visit www.nts.org.uk/events or call 0844 493 2156 for more details.

lofty arts @ the loft 11am - 1pm, east grange farm, kinloss. creative fun sessions ÂŁ4 per child - all children welcome (accompanied by an adult). booking recommended call 01343 850111

30 monday

23 monday - 28 saturday

return of the lumberjacks @ ironworks 7pm. 16+.

exhibition of art by members of mortlach art group 10:30am - 4:30pm in mortlach memorial hall. tea and coffee available. admission free.

0871 7894173 or www.ironworksvenue.com

31 tuesday

heartbreak productions presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;private livesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7pm, brodie castle. 08444932156 / www.nts.org.uk/events

25 wednesday

crossroads - strawberry tea at nairn community and arts centre. for tickets and more info call 01667 453476 or email info@nairncc.co.uk

25 wednesday - 28 saturday

inverness book festival at eden court. for details and programme visit www.invernessbookfestival.co.uk

26 thursday

ironworks summer showcase #3 7pm. 14+. 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

27 friday - 29 sunday

17th speyfest 2012 - the playing fields on east street in fochabers. visit www.speyfest.com info.

28 saturday

wilderness survival day with moray council & swt rangers 1pm - 3:30pm, meet at speyside way car park, fochabers wood. children aged 8 & up. email dolphincentre@wdcs.org or call 01343 820 339. 119th dufftown highland games 11am - 5pm, mortlach school sports field, dufftown. for details contact a. brown on 01340 820342. wrestlezone nairn community & arts centre. tickets & info call 01667 453476 / info@nairncc.co.uk

NAIRN Nairn Community & Arts Centre Your Y our local venue for films, shows, concerts, and parties. Wide W ide range of activities for all ages.

AUGUST EVENTS Summer Programme of Activities for children, each W ednesday Wednesday throughout the school holidays. Limited places, please phone to check availability Wed Wed 01 .....................................Mr ..................................... Mr Boo Boom m 2.00pm: Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ss Show Sat 04 .......................................... â&#x20AC;&#x153;T â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tillerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iller â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Folleyâ&#x20AC;? Americana Band Sat 11 11 .........................................................................Garden ......................................................................... Garden Show

nairn show at kinnudie farm, auldearn. free parking. for full programme visit nairnshow.org.uk/2012 ironworks summer party with zane lowe 9pm. 18+.

Fri 17 ...................................................... .............................................................. ........ Swing Big Band Night

0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com teddy bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picnic 2pm - 3:30pm at brodie castle. ÂŁ3 per child incl. refreshments. call 0844 4932156.

Sat 25 ................ Fiona Knowles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stick Granny on the Roof Rackâ&#x20AC;? - One woman play!

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AUGUST

6 monday

1 wednesday

call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

al murray - pub landlord @ ironworks 7:30pm. 16+.

royal aeronautical society presents: malcolm english, discussing aviation photography. 7:30pm, elgin library. a free event and tea & coffee will be served. wildlife warriors 2pm - 4pm, scottish dolphin centre. every wed until 15th aug. call 01343 820 339 mr boom - children’s show 2pm, nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 453476, or info@nairncc.co.uk

9 thursday

ironworks summer showcase #5 7pm. 14+. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

grantown show from 9am at heathfield park, grantown-

on-spey. visit www.grantownshow.co.uk

9 thursday - 12 sunday

2 thursday

cullen & deskford parish church flower festival thurs 2pm - 8pm, fri 10am - 8pm, sat 10am - 6pm & sun 2pm - 5pm in the old church, cullen.

‘ancient olympics - the groovy greeks’ elgin museum.

7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

10 friday

3 friday

7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

ironworks summer showcase #4 7pm. 14+. call 0871 01343 543675 / curator@elginmuseum.org.uk

creatures of the night walk 8:30pm - 10:30pm. email dolphincentre@wdcs.org or call 01343 820 339 the winter tradition @ hootananny for tickets or info email info@hootananny.com or call 01463 233651 music for a summer's evening with robin colvill at brodie castle. 08444932156 / www.nts.org.uk/events

3 friday - 4 saturday

belladrum tartan heart festival just outside beauly. tickets & details visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

4 saturday

lhanbryde community challenge quiz night 7pm, lhanbryde community centre. £2 per person - teams of four. BYOB and nibbles. ‘tiller’s folley’ americana band at nairn community & arts centre. 01667 453476 or info@nairncc.co.uk

pond dipping 10am - 12pm, meet at lein car park in kingston. 01343 820339 / dolphincentre@wdcs.org the vatersay boys @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871

11 saturday

abernethy highland games and clan grant gathering 10:30am - 5pm, games field, nethy bridge. visit www.nethybridge.com/highlandgames for info. historic wheels club - vintage car rally cars on view 12:30pm - 4pm. www.cawdorcastle.com portgordon art group exhibition 10am - 6pm at arradoul hall. nairn & district gardening club annual show 1pm 4pm, nairn community & arts centre. raffle & plant stall. for further info e-mail nairndgc@yahoo.co.uk babsdialabus coffee morning 10am - 12pm, north church hall, mid street, keith. £2 at the door.

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12 sunday

historic wheels club annual rally 1:30pm - 4:30pm at brodie castle. call 0844 493 2156 for details.

portgordon art group exhibition 10am - 4pm at arradoul hall.

kingston community litter pick 10am - 11am, spey bay. west side of the reserve. to help out, call the ranger for more info on 01343 820339. fundraising car boot sale 9am at baxter's staff car park. logan’s family fun day 12pm - 5pm, lossiemouth playing fields. car boot sale starts at 10am. call 07709320879 or visit www.logansfund.org family fun open day 11am - 4pm, eight acres hotel & leisure club, elgin. call 01343 543 007 for info.

LOFTY ARTS @ East Grange Farm, Kinloss

summer in the city aftershow @ ironworks 10pm. 18+. admission free with status quo ticket or £3. 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com fundraising concert at nairn community & arts centre. tickets & info call 01667 453476 or email info@nairncc.co.uk

25 saturday

jools holland and his rhythm & blues orchestra from 5pm, northern meeting park, inverness. for details

Arts at tel: 01343 850111

and tickets visit www.ents24.com

Sunday 26th of August

fiona knowles “stick granny on the roof rack” - one woman play! nairn community & arts centre. tickets &

11am- 1pm

Creative Fun

All children welcome Come along and make fun stuff! Sessions: £4 per child (booking desirable but not essential). children MUST be accompanied by an adult don’t forget

16 thursday

ironworks summer showcase #6 7pm. 14+. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

info call 01667 453476 / info@nairncc.co.uk

26 sunday

grantown-on-spey highland games at heithfield park, grantown-on-spey. call mrs e watt on 01479 873237.

30 thursday

ironworks summer showcase #8 7pm. 14+. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

17 friday

swing big band night at nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 453476 or email info@nairncc.co.uk

www.eastgrange.co.uk

18 saturday

COFFEE SHOP & BISTRO

ac gliders, segway tours & experience at aberchirder flower show. 07799 754491 / info@acgliders.co.uk ceilidh dance 8pm, lhanbryde community centre. licensed bar. tickets £8. call 01343 843025 feis rois trad trail @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com nairn highland games at the links, nairn. for details email info@nairnhighlandgames.co.uk

18 saturday - 19 sunday

cawdor castle garden tours with head gardener 11am & 2pm. included in normal gardens ticket. call 01667 404401 or visit www.cawdorcastle.com

19 sunday

lossiemouth raft race gates open 12pm, race starts 2pm, east beach, lossiemouth. music & song from scotland with the stewart family 2pm - 4pm, brodie castle, outdoor seating area. call 0844 493 2156 for more information.

23 thursday

ironworks summer showcase #7 7pm. 14+. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com summer concert tour: jls from 5pm, northern meeting park, inverness. visit www.ents24.com

24 friday

summer in the city: status quo from 5pm, northern meeting park, inverness. visit www.ents24.com for details and tickets. SpotLight on Buckie, Keith & District

Fantastic Meat & Fish Dishes Exciting Salads Vegetarian Selections Gluten Free Alternatives Great Cakes & Bakes! OPEN 7 DAYS 9AM - 8PM breakfast coffee & cake lunch dinner Tel: 01343 850111 Kinloss IV36 2UD

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outdoor

Better Biking in Moray

The Bike Revolution has started in Moray! Working with donated bicycles and parts, the team fixes them up or strips them down and then sells them on at affordable prices.

Sales take place monthly at the HQ in Lossiemouth, with all bikes for sale pictured on the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page.

The project aim is to get more people out cycling by providing affordable bikes, maintenance classes and route guides. Bike Revolution has been launched by Outf!t Moray and works with local businesses and charities. Proud partnerships with Stuart Cycles in Forres, Moray Waste Busters and Varis Training have helped the project swing into action. Activities in the local area also include Bike Doctor sessions, where trained bike technicians safety check peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bikes and attend local events around Moray. The project has been funded by Moray LEADER, Cycling Scotland, Outf!t Moray and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Donations of bikes, no matter their condition, are more than welcome. Give the team a call to arrange a time for drop offs.

Bike Doctor Session with Cluny Primary Money generated from the project goes toward providing vulnerable and disadvantaged young people with training and development opportunities to boost confidence, life skills and employability. Next bike sale: 1st Sept 9.30-12.30


recipe

Chef’s Confidential Cinnamon Toasted Brioche, Local Berries & Ice Cream Serves 4 100g each Strawberries, Raspberries & Blackberries 4 Slices Brioche Bread 1tsp Ground Cinnamon 4 tbsp Caster Sugar mixed together with cinnamon Stock Syrup – For The Fruits 250g Caster Sugar 275ml Water 1 Vanilla Pod, split 1. Make stock syrup by bringing all ingredients to the boil and simmering for 7 minutes. Cool to room temperature. 2. Hull the strawberries and cut in half, cut blackberries sideways and leave the raspberries whole. 3. Fold fruit gently into stock syrup and chill for at least 2 hrs. 4. When ready to serve, dust both sides of the brioche with cinnamon sugar and grill on both sides until golden. 5. Place each slice of toast on serving plates and spoon over marinated fruits. 6. Serve with ice cream. Chef’s Note: We like to sprinkle some finely sliced mint and some black pepper over the fruit toasts, bringing a note of freshness and spice to the sweet local fruits. Enjoy!

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Kris McKie, The Royal Hotel, Elgin


The Royal Hotel E L G I N A warm welcome awaits you at Elgin’s newest eatery. Our menus, showcasing seasonal and local ingredients, give a modern approach to dining Monday - Saturday /XQFKSP‡ª'LQQHUSPSP Sunday Roasts 12 - 2pm & 5 - 7pm Follow us on Facebook www.theroyalhotelelgin.co.uk

For reservations telephone 01343 542320

Station Rd, Elgin IV30 1QW

JOB VACANCY Due to Spotlight’s continued expansion we are looking for someone to join our dynamic sales department. This person should be self motivated, friendly and can work in a team. Experience in Telesales is preferred but not essential. A basic salary - above the national average will be paid with additional bonuses given on targets reached. If you think you’re up for a challenge, email your cv in the first instance to David at: david@spotlighton.co.uk. And if further information is required please call 01309 690063 and ask for David or Lynn. Closing date Friday 10th August


events

music mania Elgin BID - Music Mania Saturday 25th August 2012, 10.30am – 5.00pm

Elgin BID is delighted to be hosting the 3rd Music Mania Event at Elgin Plainstones and around the City centre area, offering a fun filled day of music and entertainment for all the family. We are also proud that the event will support MFR Cash for Kids and hope to have a live MFR outside broadcast happening on the day (TBC).

adults with learning disabilities – who have been knitting the largest scarf that Elgin has ever seen, which will be on display on the day. We are also looking at securing the talents of local artists for the painting of a mural on the day on the frontage of one of the vacant premises in South Street.. ‘don’t miss seeing artists at work.’

Celebrating local talent we are delighted to have secured some fantastic bands including Be Like Pablo, Fortunate Sun, Max MacPherson Trio, Fat King George and Blair MacLeod.

As well as the day’s music and entertainment, there is the chance for 3 lucky winners to scoop prizes, which they can spend in one of the city centre retailers, if they successfully complete our musical treasure hunt.

Elgin BID Manager Jacqui Taylor said “This is set to be a really exciting day for all the family. We have some fantastic acts ready to entertain visitors to the town centre and the surrounding area.”

So why not bring the family out for the day and embrace the sights and sound of Elgin. *Band Line Up subject to change.

For a full list of the acts visit our web site www.elginbid.co.uk or follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/elginbid. For our younger visitors we will also have the hugely popular Bubbles the Clown and for the football fanatics we will have Street Football, live in the town centre.

Date for your diary – Our next event The City of Elgin Food & Drink Festival will take place on Saturday 15th September 2012, the largest of all the BID events, this is a date not to miss, more information will follow in the next Spotlight edition but make sure you keep the day free.

As well as supporting MFR Cash for Kids we are pleased to be supporting Start to Knit, a charity which supports

Elgin BID - Elgin City Centre Events

Music Mania Saturday 25th August 2012 In support of MFR Cash for Kids – supporting local Charities and young people. Confirmed Acts:Be Like Pablo

Max MacPherson Trio

Fortunate Sun

Blair McLeod and the winners of the Elgin Talent Show.

Fat King George

Also happening:Live MFR broadcast, Street Football, “It goes on and on and on…” the largest scarf ever seen in Elgin – in aid of Start to Knit, supporting adults with learning disabilities and watch the creation of a huge mural, live on the day. For more information visit the Elgin BID web site www.elginbid.co.uk or follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/elginbid (programme subject to change) Let’s all EMBRACE ELGIN and put the VIBRANCY back into the CITY CENTRE

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travel

Dreaming of... Jersey & Guernsey

Jersey is the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands, yet it is only nine miles by five miles. With the best sunshine in the British Isles and direct flights departing Inverness and Aberdeen from June to September, what could be easier? Jersey has some of the best sandy beaches and bays in Britain. St Clements Bay offers beautiful stretches of fine sandy beaches and runs into Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, St Helier. The beach at St Ouenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay stretches for five miles and is rarely crowded, and during the summer months this beach offers an array of water sports. St. Aubinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay, is a stretch of beach from St Helier to the fishing port of St. Aubin. To its east stands Elizabeth Castle, a great historical site which is accessible either by foot at low tide or by the Castle ferry. The Castle has watched over Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seaway for over 300 years. One of the more popular beaches boasted by the island is St. Breladeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay situated in a sheltered position on the south west of the island making it much warmer than some of the other bays. Nestling off the Normandy coast and only a short ferry crossing from Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St Helier port is Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands. St Peter Port, the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, is a bustling harbour full of restaurants and boutiques. Guernsey is situated 30 miles from the French Coast, and it benefits from a much milder climate than we do in the UK. It is a ramblerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise with an abundance of wild flowers growing in the mild climate, coastal paths, sweeping sandy bays and wide open beaches. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget day trips are easily arranged to Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other neighbouring IslandsHerm, Sark & Alderney! With both islands easily reached with direct flights from your local airport visiting Jersey and Guernsey has never been easier.

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PORTUGAL 3rd Sept HB from .........................£369pp

LAKE GARDA 2nd Sept B&B from £369pp

JERSEY 1st Sept B&B from .........................£390pp 8th Sept B&B from .........................£623pp 15th Sept HB from..........................£644pp 15th Sept B&B from..........................£490pp

JERSEY 1st or 8th Sept HB from..........................£629pp 1st Sept B&B from..........................£461pp 8th Sept B&B from..........................£340pp

SORRENTO 6th Oct B&B from..........................£499pp

DUBROVNIK RIVIERA 10th Sept S/C from..........................£349pp

LAKE GARDA 7th Oct B&B from..........................£459pp

SICILY 6th Oct B&B ........................from £499pp

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