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CLUBS & SOCIETIES BUCCANEER THEATRE CLUB Club nights are Monday, 7pm at RAF Lossiemouth. New members interested in both onstage and back-stage activities welcome. For more info call Chris on 07789 552968 or Ally on 07887 513915

DALLACHY AEROMODELLERS Holds model aircrafts and helicopter flying at old Dallachy World War 2 airfield. Mainly at weekends. Offers training on dual control. www.dallachyaeromodellers.org.uk

GARMOUTH & KINGSTON ART GROUP Alternate Thursdays from 29th August, 2pm - 4pm in Garmouth Hall. New members welcome. Contact Trish Bingham on: 01343 870267 for more details.

BUCKIE CHORAL UNION Meets at Buckie North Church Hall, Buckie. Mixed choir. Rehearsals are on Thursdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. For more information (including map) visit: www.buckiechoral.org.uk

FOCHABERS HILL WALKING & RAMBLING CLUB Meets the last Sunday each month for hill walking outings. £15 annual sub and £10-£20 bus fare. Contact Wilma Forsyth: 01343 821101.

MORAY ADVANCE MOTORISTS & MOTORCYCLISTS Reg. Scottish Charity: SC 033561 visit www.morayiam.org.uk or call 01309 673954

ROYAL BURGH OF CULLEN PENSIONERS CLUB 1st Tuesday each month 7pm. For the welfare of the elderly in Cullen. Contact Bunty Gardiner 840653. WALKMORAY (NHS GRAMPIAN) Do YOU want to get more active? WalkMoray offers volunteer-led, short, weekly walks in various locations. For details, contact the Healthpoint: 01343 567842.

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PASTORAL LETTER & CHURCH MEETINGS What has God or Jesus got to do with it? How many times have we heard that, or even said it ourselves? Whenever questions about life are raised and we get all kinds of answers from people who claim to be atheists or philosophers or various other groups, we listen and either take the advice or we leave it. But when a Christian mentions God as having a say or an opinion or even a solution, the question often comes up, ‘What has God got to do with it?’ The truth is, God wants so much to be a part of each of our lives but we often don’t turn to Him to ask Him for help or advice, or worst still, we turn away from Him in these times. All too often, when this happens, God ends up getting the blame for the problems and issues in life. Before I was a Christian, I didn’t believe in God at all; He was an absolute irrelevance in my life. That was until something went wrong and crisis hit. All of a sudden I would spout off to nobody in particular about the conviction I had that all my problems were God’s fault and if He existed I wouldn’t be having these issues.

When I look back from the perspective of now having a relationship with Him, my flawed logic seems absurd to me now, however deeply felt they were at the time. If we don’t turn to God and wait for His advice by reading the answers He gives in the Bible, then how can we blame Him for our problems? Jesus said in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace: In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” I don’t know anybody that doesn’t want a bit of peace in life. Well, Jesus tells us that true peace, the peace that passes all understanding, is found in Him. The world offers many things, but true peace isn’t one of them. It usually ends up with tribulation to one degree or another. When people call me religious, I always want to laugh. I am not religious at all, in fact the people who appear religious usually don’t know Jesus or, at least, have a very limited knowledge of His ways. Religion doesn’t interest me at all,

Keith, Church of Scotland - North, Newmill, Boharm and Rothiemay. North Church: Sundays 11am. Boharm Church: Mulben village Hall. First Sunday of the month 9.30am. Rothiemay Church: Sundays 9.30am, except the first Sunday in each month. Contact Rev. Hutton Steel on 01542 882559 / 01542 886390. Email: knnbrchurch@btconnect.com Keith, Church of Scotland - St Rufus, Botriphnie, and Grange. St Rufus Church: Sundays 10.15am. Botriphnie Church: Sundays 11.45am (alternate Sundays). Grange Church: Sundays 11.45am (alternate Sundays). Contact Rev. Ranald S.R. Gauld: 01542 882799 or email: kay_gauld@btinternet.com Keith, St. Thomas’ Church RC Vigil Mass: Sat 6:30pm. Sunday Mass: 10:30am. Confessions on request. Tel: 01542 882352. Portessie Assembly Hall Ogilvie Street. Sunday 6:15pm - Gospel Service. Portessie Methodist Church Portessie, Buckie. Sundays 11am and 6pm. Portknockie Church of Christ Sunday 11am: breaking of bread. 6pm: gospel service. Friday 7pm: prayer meeting and Bible study.

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I want to get to know Jesus more and more on a real, life changing and exciting level as our relationship deepens and grows. Jesus reserved some of His most scathing remarks for the religious people in His day, calling them a brood of vipers and whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones. No, I want peace, I want abundant life, I want joy, I want to enjoy who God is, not only in the next life but in the rest of my life here, however long or short that turns out to be. If you have turmoil in your life, turn to the only one that can set you free, His name is the name above every other name; His name is Jesus.

John Coppard Pastor Riverside Christian Church, Buckie.

Ladies fellowship (September - March) every second Monday 7pm. Wednesdays 8am: prayer breakfast. Leader Mr Stewart Gray: 01542 836007. Portknockie Church of Scotland Sundays 11.15am. All welcome. Contact Morag Ritchie: 01542 840951 or Heather Reid: 01542 840921. Rathven Church of Scotland Sunday 9.45am led by a minister or an authorised local preacher. Contact Moira: 01542 833956 or Ann 01542 831607. Riverside Christian Church Buckie. Sundays 10.30am. Tel: 01542 833923. Website: www.riversidebuckie.org St Peters Church RC St Andrews Square, Buckie. Saturday Vigil 6.30pm. Sunday Mass 10am. Resident priest: Rev Tad Turski. Tel: 01542 832196.

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New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Scottish Bank Holiday Chinese New Year Valentine’s Day Mother’s Day Good Friday Easter Sunday

Tues 31st Dec 2013 Wed 1st Jan 2014 Thurs 2nd Jan 2014 Fri 31st Jan 2014 Fri 14th Feb 2014 Sun 30th Mar 2014 Fri 18th Apr 2014 Sun 20th Apr 2014

School Term Dates 2013/2014 (all dates inclusive) Autumn Term Starts Tues 20th Aug 2013 Autumn Term Ends Fri 11th Oct 2013 Autumn Holiday Starts Mon 14th Oct 2013 Autumn Holiday Ends Fri 25th Oct 2013 Winter Term Starts Mon 28th Oct 2013 In-Service Day Mon 18th Nov 2013 In-Service Day Tues 19th Nov 2013 Winter Term Ends Fri 20th Dec 2013 Christmas Holiday Starts Mon 23rd Dec 2013

Christmas Holiday Ends Spring Term Starts Mid-Term Holiday Mid-Term Holiday Spring Term Ends Spring Holiday Starts Spring Holiday Ends Summer Term Starts Good Friday Holiday May Day Holiday

Fri 3rd Jan 2014 Mon 6th Jan 2014 Fri 14th Feb 2014 Mon 17th Feb 2014 Fri 28th Mar 2014 Mon 31st Mar 2014 Fri 11th Apr 2014 Mon 14th Apr 2014 Fri 18th Apr 2014 Mon 5th May 2014

Useful Contacts Buckie Leisure Centre ........................................01542 832841 Police Station ......................................................................101 Keith Community Centre ....................................01542 882222 Keith Swimming Pool ........................................01542 882222 Keith Resource Centre ......................................01542 886174 Keith Library........................................................01542 882223 Keith Sports & Com. Ctr ....................................01542 882222 Moray Council Access Point, Keith ....................01542 885500 Registrar ............................................................01542 885525 Keith Tourist Info. Ctr ..........................................01542 888423 Keith Community Bus ........................................01542 882222 Babs Dial A Bus..................................................01542 835800 Dial ‘M’ For Moray Buses ..................................01343 562533 National Rail Enquiries ......................................08457 484950

SCHOOLS 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

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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

DOCTORS Ardach Health Centre..........................................01542 831555 Seafield Medical Centre ......................................01542 835577 Seafield & Cullen Medical Group ........................01542 835577 Keith Medical Centre ..........................................01542 882244 Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin ....................................0845 456 6000

DENTISTS The Keith Dental Practice ..................................01542 886251 Buckie Dental Practice ......................................01542 831163

PHARMACIES 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 If you would like to add a contact or if there are any amendments to be made to existing details, please email tamsyn@spotlighton.co.uk or call 01309 690063

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Rolling Event 1 august - 1 september

service of praise 7pm at cullen methodist church. featuring members of the riverside praise band. moray coast motor cycle club charity poker run registration 11am - 12noon. finishes 5pm. tom adamsons, linkwood pl, elgin. route of approx 100 miles to 5 stops to draw a card to make a poker hand. cash prize for winning hand. entry fee £10, includes food & refreshments. for more info visit www.moraycoastmcc.org.uk or call 07928 444376

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AUGUST 1 thursday music for a summer evening by pitmedden camerata @ brodie castle 7:30pm. adult £12 / child £8 / concs £8. for info and booking call 0844 4932156 or visit www.nts.org.uk/ events. booking is essential. making history 11am - 2pm, elgin museum. drop in sessions for school kids & parents to make models and artifacts from times past. every thurs in august.

2 friday sigma (moray’s astronomy club): “oddball stars” by maartan de vries - has 7pm for a 7:30pm start. birnie village hall, near elgin. www.sigma-astro.co.uk

dance night 7:30pm at clochan community centre. bring & share, tea & raffle. proceeds to clochan c.c. renovations. call paul/pauline on 01542 850416 scottish chamber orchestra @ universal hall 8pm £14/£12 seniors/ £5 children, students, unemployed, disabled (& carer). tickets at the phoenix stores / online www.wegottickets.com/universalhall. call 01309 691170 or visit www.universalhall.co.uk

9 friday - 11sunday cullen art exhibition 6pm - 8pm fri, 10am - 8pm sat & 12pm - 6pm sun at cullen town hall. free admission.

10 saturday babs dial a bus coffee morning 10am - 12 noon, north church hall, mid street keith. £2 at the door, usual stalls, all welcome. rnli harbour day 12pm - 4pm, lossiemouth harbour. many attractions including visit by buckie lifeboat unless called out.

2 friday - 4 sunday cullen summer festival www.discovercullen.com

3 saturday vienna to broadway by concert pianist robin covill @ brodie castle 7pm. adult £15 / child £8. for info & booking call 0844 4932156 or visit www.nts.org.uk/ events. booking essential as spaces are limited. art & craft fair 10am - 4pm, hall church, cullen. arts & crafts, workshop & teas. all welcome. free entry.

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the oaks, palliative care day unit, fete 2pm - 4pm. to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the oaks. teas, stalls, raffles entertainment & children's games. free entry. for further details please phone 01343 562460

10 saturday - 11sunday nts highland conservation group project 2-day culloden battlefield project. meet at battlefield at 9am. register your details by contacting julie bond on 08444 932589 or email jbond@nts.org.uk

11 sunday historic wheels club rally @ brodie castle 1:30pm 4:30pm. vehicle display open to the public 2pm 4pm. tickets - adult £5 / child £3.50 / family £13 / concs £3.50. further details at www.nts.org.uk/events lossiemouth charity raft race at east beach. hosted by raf lossiemouth personnel in collaboration with moray council. a day of entertainment on the seafront, with the race starting at 3pm. see local press or visit www.raf.mod.uk/raflossiemouth/events

11 sunday - 12 monday keith show 9am - 6pm seafield park, keith. featuring cattle, sheep, horses & donkeys, pipe band, sheep dog demonstration, show jumping, motorcycle stunt

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portknockie gala 1pm, mcboyle hall. a fun day out for all the family with plenty to see and do. historic banffshire kronach twinning association ceilidh 7:30pm, station hotel, portsoy. to welcome visitors from kronach in bavaria. £5 members and £7 non-members. includes scottish buffet & live music. for tickets email banffshirekronach@gmail.com

18 sunday car boot & pancake teas 9am - 2pm, clochan community centre. to book a table call christine 01542 882478 (evenings) fun tennis day in aid of marie curie cancer care starting 10am at gordonstoun school. please email veronica maclean on veronica.maclean@ yahoo.co.uk for further information and form.

22 thursday buccaneer theatre club open auditions for one acts production 7pm at raf lossiemouth. for more info call chris on 07789 552968 or ally on 07887 513915.

23 friday music night 8pm - 11pm. clochan community centre. open mic. raffle & refreshments at interval. byob. £2.50 admission

24 saturday "beat the ben" in aid of the british heart foundation mending broken hearts appeal at ben rinnes, aberlour. £10 adults, £5 child. 10am registration at edinville village hall with refreshments after. contact pery on 07703778153 or beattheben@outlook.com british heart foundation scotland sponsored event: loch ness duathlon 8am. fort augustus to inverness. contact: 0845 130 8663 or events@bhf.org.uk more information from bhf.org.uk/lochness

28 wednesday an evening with neil gaiman @ ironworks 6:30pm. 14+. 0871 7894173. www.ironworksvenue.com dance derby @ universal hall 7:30pm. £10/£8, concs/£6 u16s. tickets at phoenix stores / online www.wegottickets.com/universalhall. for details call 01309 691170 or visit www.universalhall.co.uk

29 thursday healing meeting with john mellor 7pm, elgin town hall. australia’s international christian healing evangelist. everyone is welcome to attend and receive prayer. for more info phone 07835 583820 or visit www.christianfellowshipofhealinghighland.com

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the spooky men's chorale @ universal hall 8pm. £14/£12, concs/£10 u16s. tickets at phoenix stores / www.wegottickets.com/universalhall. for details call 01309 691170 or visit www.universalhall.co.uk mosstodloch quiz night doors open 7pm quiz starts 7:30pm, speymouth hall, mosstodloch. teams of up to 4, £2 per member. normally teams with less so come along and join the fun? tea & biscuits served at half time free of charge! cash prize for winning team. normal raffle. donations most welcome.

30 august - 1september nts highland conservation group project balmacara weekend project, depart 7pm fri. contact julie bond on 08444 932589 or email jbond@nts.org.uk to register your details.

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When Scott McLeod from Lossiemouth approached with an idea for the use of the former Nimrod hangars at Kinloss, it struck a chord. His belief that their size might make them ideal for use as film studios was one that I felt was worthy of further investigation. I was delighted then to take the idea further through Creative Scotland and the site owners, the Ministry of Defence. These discussions are at a very early stage and while it might seem an ambitious project it is only by exploring such things that we can make them happen. Certainly, I do not believe that anyone can deny the natural beauty of the Moray landscape lends itself to projects of this nature – and only recently a leading film industry executive was in Inverness speaking of the strengths to be found in the north of Scotland.

I must congratulate everyone concerned in putting together the European Pipe Band Championships in Forres. This was a tremendous event and I know through talking to competitors from far and wide how much they appreciated the hospitality shown by the

people of Moray. Events such as this, the Spirit of Speyside Festival and the forthcoming ‘Scottish Six Days’ Orienteering event has placed our region firmly on the map as a world-class destination that can more than hold its own in hosting international competitions. We can now look forward with confidence to the Pipers of the world returning to Forres again next year, the year after – and following that, who knows?

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