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CLUBS & SOCIETIES 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 KEITH COMMUNITY CENTRE BOWLING CLUB Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at Keith Community Centre. Contact Mr Hugh Edgar: 01542 882586. T-EXCHANGE MAKERSPACE Make things, build things and exchange ideas. Third Friday of every month 7:30pm at Findhorn Village Centre. Details on www.t-exchange.net or contact Bill on 07925 551191. BUCKIE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Meets Saturdays 10am-12noon for training, Linzee Gordon Park. WALK BUCKIE Wednesdays 7pm. 30-45 min walks at various paces from Buckie Swimming Pool car park. www.walkjogrunmoray.org.uk

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KEITH B.A.L.L. GROUP Meet on Wednesdays 10.30am1pm in St Rufus Hall, Keith. Contact Evalyne tel: 886913 or Maureen tel: 886020 for details LGBT MORAY Social networking for bisexual, transgender, lesbian & gay people in Moray. 1st Tues & 4th Thurs 7.30pm @ The Muckle Cross, High St, Elgin; 3rd Sat 10.30am Time Out Café, High St, Forres. Tel: 07598418638 or email: lgbtmoray@gmail.com KEITH SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE Contact 01542 882222 MORAY COAST MOTORCYCLE CLUB 1st Wednesday every month at Mill House Hotel, Tynet, Buckie. Join us for social ride outs, fundraisers and more. Contact Tracey Scott tel: 07928 444376 or visit www.mcmc.org.uk

BUCKIE AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND We meet in the Royal British Legion hall, Buckie, on Thursday evenings 6.30pm-9pm. Learners & experienced players welcome. www.buckiepipeband.co.uk

FAITH AND LIGHT GROUP BUCKIE To provide an evening of respite care to the parents or carers of club members. 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening at 7pm. Contact Anne Gerrard 831124

BUCKIE AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB Classes spanning all levels and coaching available. Ages 5-16. Contact David Eckersley 832078

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 for more details 01343 821101

BUCKIE ARCHERS If you are over 21 and interested in forming an Archery Club based in Buckie please email buckiearchers@yahoo.co.uk We have 2 targets, 2 recurve and 1 field bow for trial. BUCKIE BE ACTIVE LIFE LONG (B.A.L.L.) Gentle exercise for body and mind. Over 60s welcome. Meet in the Guide Hall, Newlands Lane. Tuesdays 10am-12.15pm. Tel: 839200 / 832952.

THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND BANFF & MORAY Promoting the NTS and fundraising to support local properties, Brodie Castle and Leith Hall. Varied annual programme of events. Contact 01343 835258 or email secretary2.bmnts@btinternet.com

BUILDING BLOCKS NURSERY Spaces available for children aged 2-5 years. Also provide funded pre-school places. Open all year, including school holidays, 8am - 6pm. 37 St Peters Terrace, Buckie.Tel:07771360880

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

BUCKIE CHORAL UNION Mixed choir. Rehearsals are on Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Buckie North Church Hall, Buckie. For more information (including map), visit www.buckiechoral.org.uk

BANFF, MORAY & NAIRN CANINE CLUB Classes are held in obedience and ringcraft every Monday evening during school terms from 6.30pm in Spynie Hall, Elgin. Further details regarding obedience, call Margaret on 01343 542070. For ringcraft, call Jenny on 01343 850230 BANFFSHIRE FIELD CLUB Meets monthly at St Rufus Church Hall, Turner Street, Keith to explore the district, its botany, geology, natural history, archaeology, etc. Contact Mrs K M Hawkes 840718. www.banffshirefieldclub.org.uk

JOG SCOTLAND BUCKIE Tuesdays 6.45pm, Swimming Pool car park. Juniors, Monday 4.30pm, BHS Games Hall. Suitable for beginners. Email jsbuckie@walkjogrunmoray.org.uk or call 842847 KEITH CRICKET CLUB Desperate for new players. All ages & abilities welcome. Practice on Thursdays - 5pm Juniors & 6pm Seniors at Fife Park, Keith. Contact N Green on 01542 887105 for more details. PORTKNOCKIE IN-STITCHES KNITTING GROUP Meets every Tuesday in the McBoyle Hall from 10am-12pm. All welcome. Any unwanted wool will be appreciated. for clubs & societies amendments, please phone:

CULBIN SINGERS Regular Thursday evening practice sessions take place in St Laurence Church, Forres. New members welcome. Email: alasdair@manachie.eclipse.co.uk

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ISLA VOLLEYBALL CLUB Wednesdays, September - April. 7.30pm - 9pm Intermediate & Seniors; 9pm -10pm Seniors. Keith Community Centre. Contact Mhorag Mitchell 888310

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PASTORAL LETTER & CHURCH MEETINGS “When the Magi had heard King Herod, they went on their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.” (Matthew 2:9) My husband, Rev. Ranald, teased his young great-nephew that, this past Christmas, he had plugged “Auntie Kay” into the wall socket. As Ben’s eyes widened, Ranald continued, “It was such a joy to see Auntie Kay’s face light up!” As I blew my fuse, he received a dark look from me! The fact is that we are living in an age where our lives are shaped more and more by technology. Technology has transformed our lives and made our lives more comfortable. Yes, it has transformed our physical lives, but has it transformed our spiritual lives? Despite, or perhaps even because of, all the technology we have today, the fact is that the people who lived thousands of years ago were more in tune with God and His creation than we are today. They knew how to live in harmony with the revolving seasons and configurations of the stars. Just imagine how excited those Magi must have been when, after many years of studying the stars and charting their paths, suddenly God showed them a star that was different, a star that shone more brightly than any other. It was un-

like the comets and planets that they knew so well. And so they left everything and everyone behind and set out on a journey following the star that spoke of a great king. It was a two year journey before they reached their destination and the Star-child, Jesus. After paying homage to Him, they returned home changed men, for the Son had risen in their hearts. One of the Christmas presents Ranald received this year was a pair of “Holy Socks” on which are the three camels of the Magi travelling towards the bright star in the sky. The middle camel looks to have two black eyes. However, a close inspection of the camel shows that it is actually wearing designer sunspecs to shield his eyes from the brightness of the star. The point I’d like to make is that this middle camel could have lowered its eyes and followed the camel in front of it, albeit, living in its shadow. Instead, it found a way to keep on following the star. And that is why we have to be like that middle camel, lifting our heads up out of earthly life by looking heavenly towards the light of the world – that light which transforms our lives.

So, in this new year of 2013, let us not abandon the Christ Child in Bethlehem but rather, like that middle camel on Ranald’s socks, let us raise our heads above the technology of this world to see our Designer, the one true God, whose Son will shine brightly in our lives and transform them as we journey with him. “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you....Lift up your eyes and look around, and see!” (Isaiah 60:1, 4)

Having lived with cancer on and off for the last eleven years, Ranald has had his life transformed by the excellent treatment he has received from the consultants and staff at the Maxillofacial Unit

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All Saints Episcopal Church, Buckie Sundays 11.30am: Parish Eucharist. Contact Canon Jeremy Paisey: 01542 832312. Buckie Baptist Church Sundays 11am and 5.45pm with Rev. Vincent MacDougall. Children welcome. Tel: 01542 836041. Buckie Church of Christ Sunday 9.30am: Bible Study. Morning worship 11am. Children welcome. Tel: 01542 834696. Buckie North, Church of Scotland Cluny Square. Sundays 11am and 6pm. Contact Mrs Elizabeth Reid: 01542 831907. Buckie Salvation Army Sundays 10.30am and 6pm and others during the week. Contact Caroline Buchanan: 01542 823790. Buckie South & West, Church of Scotland High Street. Sundays 11.30am including Sunday school. Contact Rev. Alan Macgregor: 01542 833775. Email: buckiesouwester@btconnect.com 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. Tel: 01542 831176. Cullen & Deskford Church of Scotland First Sunday of the month.

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at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the excellent care of our local doctors and nurses. This past Christmas, we asked any members of our congregation who intended giving us a Christmas present to make a donation instead for necessary equipment at the Maxillofacial Unit, vital equipment that will transform the lives of patients and their families by giving them the gift of another Christmas together. Our congregation would agree that it is a tremendous privilege to journey with others in their suffering. In doing so, by the grace of God, we follow in the footsteps of the magi and look up to the Light of the world so that others also raise their eyes above the glitter and sparkle of the materialism of the western world.

Hall church at 11am. Followed by soup and sweet. Every other Sunday. Auld Kirk at 10.30am and the second and forth Sundays. Jubilee Hall, Deskford at 12noon. Contact Sheila Sellar: 01542 840760. Email: sasellar@btinternet.com Cullen Methodist Church, Buckie Sundays 11am. Contact Ian Burnett (secretary to Church Council): 01542 840234. Enzie Parish Church Portgordon, Buckie. Sunday worship and Sunday school 10am. Contact Rev. Dr Alan Macgregor: 01542 833775. Email: enziekirk@btconnect.com Findochty Church of Scotland Sundays 9.45am. All welcome. Contact David Pirie: 01542 834123. Findochty Methodist Church Sunday fellowship 11am. Holy Trinity Keith. Sundays 11.30am: family Eucharist service. Tel: 01542 882782. Email: david.loma@baileybalfour.com This is listed alphabetically from A to H and will regularly be rotated. If you are a member of a church not listed here, please contact us with the details and we may print them in future issues.

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ExTrACTS FrOM THE MinuTES OF THE MEETinG OF 3rD nOvEMBEr 2012 OF KEiTH COMMuniTy COunCiL POLICE MATTERS Since the last meeting there have been 49 recorded crimes: Dishonesty crimes, including several house thefts, metal thefts and the theft of a car. The police urge property owners to secure their property and report any suspicious activity. Householders are urged to leave lights on in their property if they are going out to look like someone is in the house. Several road traffic offences were detected by patrolling officers which included dangerous driving, drug and drink driving and the use of mobile phones whilst driving. Constable Nick Boyd will be returning to Keith and a full time clerical officer is in post and working office hours at Keith station. Several parking tickets have been issued to vehicles parking illegally in response to issues raised at last months meeting.

MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES Footpath at Viewfield – not been dealt with yet. ACTION – GC will deal with matter. Meeting for more signage in Keith on Monday 26th November – leaflets to go out to businesses inviting them to the meeting in the Community Centre at 7pm. Article also to go in Banffshire Herald about this meeting. Names were given to JM who wished to attend the budget workshop in the Longmore Hall on 27th November. As many people as possible were urged to go to the meeting. Finger point sign to the Caravan Park to be taken down. An order to the owner of the Caravan Park may be issued as it is in a deplorable state. Bus shelter in Reidhaven Square to be cleaned on a regular basis. Tree in the Square also being attended to. The lorry park is being looked into to be developed where there will be a shower block and toilets installed. House next to Caravan Park is in need of a tidy up – it is owned by the Army. Path near a property in Chapel Street – the path needs to be made into a pavement as it is too narrow for prams, wheelchairs, etc. A request for a lollipop person at St Thomas school was suggested as there is a lot of traffic there at peak school times.

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This could be a matter to bring up at the consultation or to the Chief Executive of Moray Council. Car owners are also being inconsiderate and parking on places that are unsuitable i.e. near junctions. GC and SC met with BEAR and Moray Council. Nothing will be done with the Banff Road/Church Road junction. There will be the possibility of an access path through the former Green school. If this property was sold, provision of the path would have to stay. The Wee Brig at Regent Court area – CL said he could repair it although SC dealing with it. Newmill Road hydrant has been repaired. There are 19 hydrants marked to be repaired.

COMMUNITY COUNCILLORS UPDATE A. Mrs Jane Martin: Planning and Licensing No objections to various planning applications B. Mr Charles Lawson: Roads and rights of way CL said that the road sweeper is not going around enough, as there is an awful lot of leaves lying on the streets that need to be cleared away and are blocking the drains. A drain on Regent Street is dirling. It should be seen to within 48 hours if in a residential area after being reported. Other areas it should be dealt within 7 days. Street lights – the lights that have not been working are being fixed. A resident has concerns about trees that are being planted on the Bridal path to Newmill. There won’t be trees planted on the path – the path is being left. C. Mrs Marguerite Cruickshank: Signs and street furniture MC is working on Keith’s case to become one of Scotland’s ‘Scots Touns’. She brought along the draft front cover to enquire if members considered it suitable. SC suggested that something more eye – catching be produced / added along the bottom edge – perhaps a photograph or silhouette style banner could be created from a photograph of Keith, showing the immediately recognisable outlines of the Institute and Chapel. Following discussion, he was to approach someone about this, possibly Keith Grammar School or the

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Camera Club. D. Mr Ian Cattanach: Environment Hedge near St Rufus Hall. Complaints that buggies and wheelchairs can’t get past black buckets on Mid Street. If they were on walls blind people may bump into them. E. Mrs Margaret McDonald: Cleansing Reports of lots of dog mess on the streets. F. Mrs Nancy Cruickshank: Housing Discussion of untidy gardens at properties. If it is a bought property, Enviromental can’t do anything unless there is vermin seen to be present. G. Cllr Stewart Cree: Auld Brig No evidence or title to say who is responsible for the bridge repairs. There are holes appearing which need to be repaired. H. Cllr Gary Coull No updates

EXTERNAL GROUP UPDATES A. KSRP MC attended the last meeting. There have been two applications for funding. B. FKAG JM read out a report on what FKAG have been doing recently and are going to do in the future. A music event will be organised in Fife Keith square next year on 12th May. They have adopted the Keith Town Station and have made a difference to the area. A poppy appeal was being done by some members at Tesco. C. JCC Next meeting 6th November which two members are to attend. D. Christmas Lights The trees are coming to Strathmill Distillery on Friday. FKAG members are going to help again to decorate the trees on Saturday. Stalls are filling up for the Extravaganza on 1st December 2012 in the Longmore Hall from 1.30pm-4pm. Entertainment has been arranged with Silver Band, Jessiman Dancers, Strathspey Fiddlers and Merry Melodies. The extra lights, which were due to go up on Moss Street, will not go up this year as BEAR were to be changing parts of the lampposts. They will go up next year. Letters going out to traders and business asking for donations this week and posters to go out as well for the extravaganza.

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First of all, as we finish 2012, a note of thanks to everyone who has to work over the festive period. Whether that has been the very busy mail workers in the run up to Christmas, the retail and service sector workers, the roads workers out in all weathers and the medical and emergency services workers that work throughout the holiday time. Now comes the challenge of losing some of the pounds gained from good (or possibly bad) food, including the chocolate coins and the usual ‘more exercise’ theme is featuring in the New Year’s resolutions. I think I have found a better balance in 2012 between working, relaxing and staying comparatively healthy but there’s always room for improvement!

A Happy New Year for 2013! It’s been a busy old year in the Lochhead household, with a house move focusing the mind for a good part of it. We are well settled in now, the housewarming has been had with friends old and new and we have had a great first Christmas in the house with the children keeping us on our toes! 2013 will undoubtedly be another challenging year but there is a lot to look forward to in rising to that challenge. First things first though, and getting the Christmas Tree, cards and wrapping paper off to be recycled.

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USEFUL INFORMATION Local Holidays Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day Scottish Bank Holiday Burns Night Shrove Tuesday Mother’s Day

Tues 25th Dec 2012 Wed 26th Dec 2012 Tues 1st Jan 2013 Wed 2nd Jan 2013 Fri 25th Jan 2013 Tues 12th Feb 2013 Sun 10th Mar 2013

Spring Term Starts Mid-term Holiday Mid-term Holiday Spring Term Ends Spring Holiday Starts Spring Holiday Ends Summer Term Starts Milne’s High & Feeders

Mon 7th Jan 2013 Fri 15th Feb 2013 Mon 18th Feb 2013 Thurs 28th Mar 2013 Fri 29th Mar 2013 Fri 12th Apr 2013 Mon 15th Apr 2013 Fri 3rd May 2013

Good Friday Fri 29th Mar 2013 British Summertime Begins Sun 31st Mar 2013 Easter Monday Mon 1st Apr 2013 Early May Bank Holiday Mon 6th May 2013 Spring Bank Holiday Mon 27th May 2013 Father’s Day Sun 16th Jun 2013 British Summertime Ends Sun 27th Oct 2013

School Term Dates May Day Holiday In-Service Closure In-Service Closure In-Service Closure Keith Grammar & Feeders Buckie High & Feeders Summer Term Ends

Mon 6th May 2013 Thurs 16th May 2013 Fri 17th May 2013 Mon 20th May 2013 Mon 3rd Jun 2013 Mon 10th Jun 2013 Fri 5th Jul 2013

Useful Telephone Numbers 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 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 Buckie Leisure Centre....................................01542 832841 Police Station ................................................0845 600 5700 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

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28 friday glenfarclas distillery christmas open day 10am-4pm. last tour @ 2:30pm. distillery tour: ÂŁ5pp. ballindalloch, ab37 9bd. 01807 500345 winter showcase #1 @ ironworks 7pm. ÂŁ5. standing. over 14s. www.ironworksvenue.com

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movimientos presents hootananny, inverness. three amazing acts. 01463 233651.

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FEBRUARY 2013 in brief

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british heart foundation (bhf) scotland: rock up in red wear your best red items. order free fundraising pack: 0300 330 0645. bhf.org.uk/red

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wedding exhibition @ nairn community and arts centre 01667 453476. info@nairncc.co.uk www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk stuart macbride’s “close to the bone” book signing 4pm-5pm. waterstones, st giles centre, elgin. 01343 547321. www.waterstones.com

23 wednesday icm concert series: cavaleri string quartet 8pm. town house, inverness. www.cavaleriquartet.com & www.invernesschambermusic.com

23 wednesday - 26 saturday scottish ballet: the nutcracker @ eden court 01463 234234. www.eden-court.co.uk

25 friday - 7 february

sold on soul dance in aid of unicef 7:30pm. elgin town hall. tickets £10 from sound & vision, elgin. doors open 7:30pm. licensed bar. no under 18s.

7 thursday - 24 sunday moray school of art: third year exhibition @ eden court, inverness

13 wednesday “the cairngorm rare plants project” (highland rock garden club) 7.30pm. nairn community centre. contact john owen: 01320 366246.

23 saturday clearance sale 10am-3pm. dogstar cards, 31 banff road, keith.

lincoln (2012 film) @ eden court various times. 01463 234234. www.eden-court.co.uk

26 saturday crohn's and colitis uk highlands & islands group public meeting 11.15am. centre for health science, inverness. www.groups.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/hi burns! (your bard, by the way) @ eden court 3.30pm & 8pm. 01463 234234. www.edencourt.co.uk scottish ballet: the nutcracker - pre-show talk (focusing on music) @ eden court 6.30pm. 01463 234234. www.eden-court.co.uk the springsteen sessions - bruce springsteen tribute act @ ironworks 7pm. £14. u16s to be joined by responsible adult. www.ironworksvenue.com music nairn: the barbican piano trio @ nairn community & arts centre 7.30pm. playing brahms, paul schonfield & beethoven. 01667 453476.

27 sunday scottish ballet: the nutcracker - family insight event @ eden court 11am. 01463 234234. www.eden-court.co.uk

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LOOKING AFTER FOOTCARE Should your feet be high up your list of priorities? Absolutely! We only get one pair of feet so it’s important to take good care of them. During your lifetime, your feet could walk the equivalent of four times around the world! To make sure that your feet stay fit, you need to look after them, keeping them clean, warm and well supported in good fitting shoes. If you are over 60, foot care becomes even more important. Age takes it’s toll: skin thins, joints begin to stiffen and feet become more vulnerable to the cold. Physically reaching our own feet can become more difficult and failing eyesight doesn’t help. In the elderly long nails can become a significant health issue because, if you can’t walk comfortably you are less likely to get out and about and take part in the social activities or daily exercise that is vital for our health and well being. Seeking help and advice about foot problems quickly will save you a wealth of discomfort both now and in the future, and will get your feet happy again!


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We would like to wish all our clients past & present a very Happy New Year!

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12 Batchen Street, Elgin, Moray IV30 1BH 01343 550800 www.lctghairdressing.com info@lctghairdressing.com You can now book online at mylocalsalon.co.uk

Free Hearing Tests Free 30 day Hearing Aid Trial Ear Wax Removal Hearing Protection Tinnitus Advice Hearing Aid Repairs TAYLORS 12 St Andrews Square, Buckie, AB56 1BU 01542 831423 www.morayhearing.co.uk

Carer Support Service (Moray) Do you have a friend who lives with someone who has a drink or drug problem ? Are you worried about how they are coping and don't know what to say to them ? Want to help them but have been putting off, as you don't know how to help ? Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray) provides confidential help and advice to unpaid Carers throughout Moray. We also know the very important role friends play. Most family members who come to us for help, do so in the first instance with the support of a close friend. So help your friend take that all important first step by calling Quarriers on 01343-556031 or if you wish to remain anonymous call our confidential helpline on 01343-555031.

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