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BUCKIE AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB Classes spanning all levels & coaching available. Ages 5-16. Call David Eckersley on 01542 832078

BUCKPOOL NEW BUILD TENANT GROUP A group of local residents who have come together to make a difference to our estate. Get to know your neighbours, & help improve your neighbourhood over a cup of tea/coffee. Call 0300 123 4566 or email at enantparticipation@moray.gov.uk

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CULLEN, DESKFORD, & PORTKNOCKIE HERITAGE GROUP 1st Mon of month, 2pm, Hall Church, Cullen. Call John Aitken on 01542 840476.

FOOTPRINTS GROUP Thurs, 10am – 3pm, Buckie Church of Christ church hall. A group for adults with disabilities. Activities include cooking, arts & crafts, exercises, singing, boccia & games. £3, incl lunch & snacks All welcome for whole or part of the day. Call Barbara Zealand or Irene Johnston on 01542 832143 or 01542 836414

GARMOUTH & KINGSTON ART GROUP 2nd Thurs of month, 2pm - 4pm, Garmouth Village Hall. New members welcome. Call Aileen on 01343 870187 GRANGE BOWLING CLUB Wed, 7pm, King Memorial Hall (until end of March). Outdoor in Keith after that. Call Jimmy Mowat on 01542 882274.

GRANGE WRI 3rd Wed of month, King Memorial Hall, Grange. Open to anyone interested in meeting people from the area for a social evening. There is always a speaker or demonstrator covering a wide range of subjects Call Jean Robertson on 01542 887346.

JOG SCOTLAND BUCKIE Tues, 6.30pm, outside Buckie Swimming Pool. £1 per session. Suitable for runners of all abilities. All welcome! See our Facebook page for more info.

KEITH & DISTRICT RANGER GUIDES (GIRLGUIDING MORAY) 3 Weds of 4 (Senior Section, 14 - 25yrs), 5.30pm - 7pm. St Rufus Hall, Keith. Call 01542 886422 (evenings)

KEITH BOWLING CLUB (Apr - Sept), outdoor - weather permitting. (Sept - Apr) Short carpet bowls indoors. Call Hazel MacAngus-Gerrard on

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LEAGUE OF FRIENDS OF TURNER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, KEITH Volunteers welcome. Call Margaret Lloyd on 01542 882513

MORAY COAST MOTORCYCLE CLUB 1st Wed of month, Mill House Hotel, Tynet, Buckie. Join us for social ride outs, fundraisers & more. Call 07928 444376 www.moraycoastmcc.org.uk

MORAY SCHOOL BANK Run by a group of volunteers who offer new school uniform & warm winter clothing to children living in financial hardship in Moray. Their aim is to help all children to be equals, to reach their full potential in school, etc Call 07884 036803 or email at info@morayschoolbank.org www.morayschoolbank.org

NEWMILL TODDLER GROUP Tues mornings (term time only). For all children up to the age of 5 along with their parents. £2 per family. Call Sally or Ashley on 07444 406054 or 07855 051279 OAP'S SOCIAL CLUB, GRANGE Thurs (monthly), 7.30pm, King Memorial Hall, Grange. Call Jean Christie on 01542 771238. PORTGORDON VILLAGE HALL Meeting room, large & small hall complete with kitchen facilities for hire. Call Denise Robson on 01542 834401

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RHYTHM & RHYME GYM TOTS Wed, 9.30am - 10.15am & 10.20am - 11.05 am. Fun baby & toddler sessions. Movement, music, songs, soft play & healthy snack. Call Wendy on 01542 832133 ROTARY CLUB OF BUCKIE Mon, 5.45pm for 6:15pm, The Buckie Thistle Football Club, Victoria Park, Hospitality Suite. www.rotaryclubofbuckie.org.uk

SPEY BAY COMMUNITY HALL Tues: Indoor Bowls, 7pm 8.30pm (821947); Wed morning: BALL (821713); Thurs: Mums & Toddlers 1pm - 2.30pm (821162) & Fri: Body Conditioning, 11am 12pm (07973 149855); Indoor Bowls 7pm - 7.30pm. Call Willie Pirie on 01343 823995 SPEY VALLEY DOG TRAINING CLUB Ringcraft training, pet obedience, etc. Call Mrs F Gray on 01343 870674 or email at fgray674@aol.com www.speyvalleydtc.blogspot.com STRATHISLA STRINGS 1st Wed of month, 7.30pm, The Crown, Reidhaven Street, Keith. A communtiy music group playing traditional music from a wide range of sources.

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Pastoral Leer & Church Meetings Have you got a leg to stand on? People are asked that to see if you have got a good reason to trust what you believe to be true. Or they are asked that to prove your statements are true. If we are telling the truth, then we do indeed have a leg to stand on. If we have the skill and experience and the resources to do a task, then we’ve got a leg to stand on. Yesterday at church we celebrated Trinity Sunday. It is always the Sunday after Pentecost when we celebrated the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to come in the place of Jesus earthly presence. I had some little stools from the Keith North Kirk Shop to show the children. Unlike a milking stool with three legs, these animal-face carved wooden stools have four legs. I told the children that these stools remind me of God sitting down with us to do things together. God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit the presence of God all come and sit with us and share their divine company with us. So whatever we are doing, we have good company

to do it with. Sitting on the stool, I could imaging God saying to me, ‘It's a lovely day today And whatever you've got to do I'd be so happy to be doing it with you’ Then we thought in church about some places in the gospel where God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were all working together, but needed someone on earth to complete the job. The Trinity worked together to bring Jesus from heaven to earth – but they needed Mary to play her part, and she did’ The Holy Spirit will come upon you. The power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.' (Luke 1:35). The Trinity worked together to have Jesus baptised in the River Jordan – but they needed John the Baptist to play his part, and he did. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in You I am wellpleased.' (Luke 3:22). The Father, Son and Holy Spirit were all there when there was a hungry crowd to

All Saints Episcopal Church, Buckie Sundays 11.30am: Parish Eucharist. Contact Canon Jeremy Paisey: 01542 832312. Buckie Baptist Church Sundays 11am & 6pm. All welcome. Contact Rev. Gavin Hunter • Church - 836041• Manse - 833587 • jesuslives@hotmail.co.uk 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 Rev. Isabel Buchan on 01542 832118 Buckie Salvation Army Sunday meeting @ 6pm and Tuesday Musical Tots 10am. Enquiries 01542 489061 Buckie South & West, Church of Scotland High Street. Sundays 11:30am including Sunday school. Buckie Methodist Church Sundays 11am and 6pm. Sunday school, Bible studies, prayer meetings, study and house groups, Alpha and Women’s Guild. Rev. Chris Jackson. Tel: 01542 833765. chris.jackson7@gmail.com Cullen & Deskford Church of Scotland First Sunday of the month. Hall church at 11am. Followed by soup & sweet. Every other Sunday. Auld Kirk at 10.30am and the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Jubilee Hall, Deskford at 12pm. Contact Sheila Sellar: 01542 840760. Email: sasellar@btinternet.com

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feed. They needed a boy to share his lunch to make the miracle happen, and he did. The Holy Trinity wanted to heal a paralysed man, but they waited till four friends brought him to Jesus. There will be many times when we are needed to make up a foursome (and not just at golf or for a game of whist or bridge). I’m thinking of the times that God has a plan. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit will all play their part, but they are waiting for one of us to play our part to make the plan work. Then, whatever we’ve got to do, we’ll have four legs to stand on! I hope you discover that divine resourcing and enabling in all your daily tasks Rev Alastair Gray Keith North, Newmill, Boharm and Rothiemay

Cullen Methodist Church, Buckie Sundays 11am. Contact Rev. Chris Jackson. Tel: 01542 833765. chris.jackson7@gmail.com Enzie Parish Church Portgordon, Buckie. Sunday worship and Sunday school 10am. Call 01542 833775 or Email: enziekirk@btconnect.com Findochty Church of Scotland Sundays 9.45am. All welcome. Contact David Pirie: 01542 834123. Findochty Methodist Church Sunday fellowship 11am. Rev. Chris Jackson. Tel: 01542 833765. chris.jackson7@gmail.com Findochty Salvation Army Sundays 10:30am Morning meeting, S.A.S Kids 12pm (Sunday School), 6pm evening meeting plus a weekly programme. Contact Majors Bruce & Isobel Smith on 01542 832189 for details. Gordon Chapel Scottish Episcopal Church, Fochabers Sunday Family Eucharist 10am. 1st Wednesday of month Communion 2.30pm. 2nd Sunday of month Evensong 6.30pm. Tel: 01542 882782. www.gordonchapelfochabers.uk

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As Minister for Childcare & Early Years, I am absolutely delighted that 2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People. This is a global first – a ground-breaking, themed year that will celebrate all our young people in Scotland, wherever they live. Events are already underway across Scotland and there are loads of great opportunities for young folk to get involved here in the Highlands. You can find out information about events happening in your areas here: yoyp2018.scot. If there is one aspiration that I hope we might share for 2018, it is to ensure that our young people feel and believe that they are valued, wanted and vital to our country’s future and that their voices are heard and listened to.

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" margins and perceptions": art exhibition by jennifer ebdy & mary black 10 am -5 pm (mon to sat), elgin museum. free with donation to museum at door. call irene lukkarinen on 07546 574117 or email at isldifrector1017@gmail.com

until 5 august

towns & cities: views of urban scotland 11am 5pm, duff house, banff. how artists have interpreted scottish urban life & landscape since the turn of the 17th century. call 01261 818181 nelson tower with panoramic views over the moray firth 2pm - 4pm. exhibitions of local photographs & nelson memorabilia. entry by donation. the red ensign flying from the tower mast signifies that the tower is open! www.forresheritage.org attention bird watchers!: scotland's swifts are in trouble get in touch for more info. call cally on 07411 808573 or email huntlyswiftgroup@gmail.com

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burgie arboretum 8am - 5pm, burgie, near forres £3, children - free. all welcome

30 june - 8 july

seafest 2018: a celebration of the fishing heritage of lossiemouth various events throughout the week

5 july - 16 august

heritage in action day (every tues) highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. demos of traditional skills: rope making, basket making, waulking cloth, etc. call 01540 673551 creative cairngorms: exhibition & sale of artwork 1pm - 4.30pm (except tues & thurs), abernethy old kirk, nethybridge. free entry. teas, coffees & cake available. call 01479 821641 or email at oldkirk@nethybridge.com admin@winterburnmedia.co.uk

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cairngorms ceilidh trail various events 7 timings. offers training & performance opportunities to musicians aged 16 to 22yrs. www.feisspe.org.uk

until 31december

the highlands supports refugees (formerly moray supports refugees) an appeal for warm clothing, toiletries, camping equipment & toys. volunteers, transport & cash donations welcome. for collection points see facebook page. www.en-gb.facebook.com/moraycalaid year of young people/bliadhna na h-oigridh 2018 a platform for our young people (8 to 26yrs). opportunities to showcase lives & talents, voice opinions, etc various events all over scotland. email yoyp2018@gov.scot. www.young.scot/yoyp2018

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27 wednesday - 28 thursday

xponorth various events & venues, inverness cross genre festival devoted to crafts, publishing, screen & broadcast as well as music xponorth official showcase@the ironworks, inverness 7pm call 0871 789 4173

28 thursday

xponorth official afterparty@the ironworks, inverness 10pm, free. www.ironworksvenue.com Open 7 days a week: 10am-5pm maggie fair - "garmouth's got talent" show Gift doors open 6.30pm show starts 7pm, village hall Vouchers Tel: 01975 564146 adults £4 children £2.50. children / adult categories Watchmakers Lane, Alford, AB33 8EW Available 1 14/12/2016 10:13 groups/individuals welcome cash prizes. call www.ticktockplay.co.uk barbara walker on 01343 870264 or email at babswalke@yahoo.com. www.maggiefair.co.uk Our play area is suitable for 0-10 yrs.

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25 june - 30 june

maggie fair various events throughout the week ceilidh, talent show, etc with the actual fair on 30th. call barbara walker on 01343 870264. www.maggiefair.co.uk

26 tuesday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: royal princess 7am - 6pm maggie fair garmouth tombola/tea & comps doors open 6.30pm eyes down 7pm, village hall £2. bring a mug. call barbara walker on 01343 870264 or email at babswalke@yahoo.com www.maggiefair.co.uk

27 wednesday

riding for the disabled (rda): agm & quiz 7pm, elgin museum, 1 high street, elgin. following the meeting there will be nibbles & a fun quiz. we look forward to seeing all our members & friends

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29 friday

devil's queen - album launch@ the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. www.ironworksvenue.com durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at events@durnhouse.co.uk. www.durnhouse.co.uk

30 saturday

piping at forres, the european pipe band championships 10am, grant park, forres. a one day extravaganza featuring bagpipes, drums, kilts and tartan galore. a spectacular family day out. call claire doughty on 07846145050 or email at claire@chitchat.scot. www.pipingatforres.com maggie fair, garmouth: grand opening at cross 1pm, garmouth playing field. traditional village fair - family fun/entertainment for all ages; stalls; music; teas; craft stalls; displays; beer tent. call barbara walker on 01343 870264 or email at babswalke@yahoo.com. www.maggiefair.co.uk port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: costa mediterranea (maiden visit) 8am - 7pm mockness 2018@the ironworks, inverness 3pm www.ironworksvenue.com

30 saturday - 1 july (sunday)

scottish traditional boat festival: a festival of music, sailing, rowing & traditional crafts & art. portsoy call 01261 842951 or at contact@stbfportsoy.com www.stbfportsoy.com

July 2018 1 sunday

canada day remembrance service 2pm, the dallachy memorial. lennox community council invites your participation. (the b9104 will be closed at the memorial from 2pm - 2.30pm)

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grampian transport museum: autofest 12pm - 4pm, grampian transport museum, montgarrie road, alford. annual celebration of the performance & prestige car. trade stands, displays, demonstrations, food stalls & live music. call 01975 562292 or email at info@gtm.org.uk

1 sunday - 2 monday

portsoy 10k & fun run 1st - 10am & 2nd - 3pm, portsoy sports, banff; 2k fun run on 1st & 10k road race on 2nd. call steven barrett 01467 530615 or email at steven.barrett@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

1 sunday - 29 sunday

sunday afternoon teas by arradoul swi (every sunday in july) 2pm - 4.30pm, arradoul swi hall,

a98 nr buckie. £5. call janet winterbourne on 01542 850420

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: msc meraviglia, 1pm - 8pm & prinsendam, 8am - 6pm

4 wednesday

john doyle concert 8pm - 10.30pm, gartly community hall (tin hut). £10. call charles ford on 01466 720234 or email at charles@myticefarm.co.uk www.johndoylemusic.com

4 wednesday - 8 sunday

clan maclennan international gathering various events & times, inverness. guided bus trips, ceilidh dancing, a formal dinner & investigate your family history. based in beaufort house hotel

5 thursday

wdc scottish dolphin centre: otter & osprey walk 7pm - 9pm, wdc scottish dolphin centre, spey bay, fochabers. £3 per person; u16s free. must be bought prior to event. suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. call 01343 820339 or email at dolphincentre@whales.org charity texas scramble in aid of mnd scotland buckpool golf club. £12 per player. featuring prizes for 'longest drive' & 'closest to the pin,' plus raffle prizes. call 01542 832236 charity mixed foursomes in aid of the eve appeal 9am, abernethy golf club, nethybridge. members & non-members £15 per couple. draws published on website. call 01479 821305 or email at info@abernethygolfclub.com www.abernethygolfclub.com corrieyairack challenge 2018 7am, badaguish, aviemore. scotland's toughest mountain duathlon. run - walk - cycle you choose! call 01479 861285 or email at events@badaguish.org admin@winterburnmedia.co.uk

7 saturday - 8 sunday

willows animal sanctuary 20th anniversary fundraiser 7th - 11am & 8th - 4pm, lambhill farm, strichen provides sanctuary to over 450 animals & an animalassisted therapy prog for people with severe mental health difficulties

3 tuesday

7 saturday

marika rossa@the ironworks, inverness 10pm www.ironworksvenue.com soapbox race at foggie truck show hosted by 1st marnoch scout troop 10am - 2pm, main street, aberchirder. experience the thrill of racing down the hill in front of lots of spectators. kids & “kids of hearts” are all invited. www.facebook.com foggie truck show in aid of banff & buchan renal unit 10.30am - 5pm, mcrobert park, aberchirder adults - £5; children - £1; u5s - free. ford club, craft stalls, infaltables, rodeo bull, bbq, smoothie juice van, live music, etc. street parade at 5pm. call kerry legge on 07787 336542 or email at kerrylegge1973@gmail.com. www.facebook.com forres highland games 12.30pm - 5.30pm, grant park, forres. all welcome

8 sunday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: royal princess, 7am - 6pm aberdeen vegan festival 2018 10.30am - 4.30pm, pittodrie stadium, aberdeen. £3 at the door. call 07957 331356. www.veganfestival.co.uk david walliams 'the midnight gang' at brodie castle 3pm, brodie castle. adults £14.95; child £9.95. outdoor theatre. dress warmly, bring a picnic, rug or low seating. advanced booking is advised. refreshments available. call rebecca harrison on 01309 641371 or email at raharrison@nts.org.uk www.nts.org.uk/events

10 tuesday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: mein schiff 3, 7.30am - 7pm & seven seas navigator (maiden visit), 8am - 6pm scottish country dance socials 7.30pm - 9.45pm, speybay village hall. dancing to cds

11 wednesday

seniors' open: ladies & men 9am, abernethy golf club, nethybridge. members £9 & non-members £12. call 01479 821305 or email at info@georgewalkerevents.co.uk. draws published on www.abernethygolfclub.com port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: columbus, 7am - 4pm & aidaaura, 7am - 5pm

11 wednesday - 15 sunday

the north atlantic fiddle convention 2018 various venues & timings - aberdeen, banff, fraserburgh, garlogie, etc. a packed programme of more than 150 events, including interactive workshops, concerts, interviews, talks, etc. call 01224 272996

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12 thursday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: norwegian jade, 8am - 5pm scottish studies: travellers' tales & songs; speaker bob wright 2pm - 4pm, the activities room, elgin library. £3 roy chubby brown@ the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. www.ironworksvenue.com appointment in arezzo: my friendship with muriel spark; speaker - alan taylor 7pm - 8pm, elgin library £5 from the library or www.secure.moray.gov.uk/ eshop/home.php buckie library afternoon reading group 2.30pm 3.30pm, buckie library

13 friday

cullen library reading group 10.30am - 11.30am, cullen library durn house: friday steak nights 6pm, durn house, portsoy. prior booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at events@durnhouse.co.uk www.durnhouse.co.uk port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: amadea, 8am - 6pm guns 2 roses@he ironworks, inverness 7.30pm www.ironworksvenue.com

13 friday - 14 saturday

tomintoul motorcycle gathering time to be confirmed tomintoul. a weekend dedicated to all things rock, roll & motorcycle orientated moray ramblers: glas maol - creag leacach 7am, community centre, elgin via keith. grade: strenuous; distance: 7 miles. booking essential. call alan campbell or evie mcivor (bookings) on 01542 832218 or 01343 820844 (bookings) or email at bookings@morayramblers.org.uk www.morayramblers.org.uk scotland's gardens scheme: gordon castle walled garden 10am - 4pm, fochabers. adults £5; children free. teas & plant sale super hans@the ironworks, inverness 8pm. www.ironworksvenue.com

sculptures & artists to gardeners, silversmiths, jewellers, etc

15 sunday

car boot sale 8.30am set-up, clochan community centre. pancakes, bacon rolls, hot & cold drinks available. call christine or pauline on 01542 882478 or 01542 850416

16 monday

buckie library evening reading group 6pm - 7pm

17 tuesday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: aidacara, 8am - 6pm

19 thursday

banffshire beaders open afternoon celebrating international beading week 1.30pm - 4.30pm, arradoul swi hall, nr buckie. free. display of members' work, projects to try, sales table & refreshments available. call janet winterbourne on 01542 850420 port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: queen elizabeth, 8am - 6pm, grampian transport museum: big stuff rides 2pm 4pm, grampian transport museum, montgarrie road, alford. an afternoon of rides around the museum's 1 outdoor circuit in one of many large, commercial vehicles! call 01975 562292 or at info@gtm.org.uk

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14 saturday

mixed 7s rugby touch charity tournament in aid of the scottish association for mental health & mental health aberdeen 11am, banff ladies rugby, duff house grounds, banff. £5 per player. refreshments, bbq, face painting, etc scotland's gardens scheme: gordon castle walled garden 10am - 4pm, fochabers. adults £5; children free. teas & plant sale super hans@ the ironworks, inverness 8pm. www.ironworksvenue.com

14 saturday - 15 sunday

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20 friday

kinloss military wives choir in aid of the old church restoration fund 7.30pm, cullen old church £8. call isobel addison on 01542 840610 or email at ianaddison43@hotmail.com www.cullen-deskford-church.org.uk comedy night tbc, marquee, new deer show, craigieford park, new deer. £10. over 18s only durn house: friday steak nights 6pm, durn house, portsoy. prior bookings essential. call 01261 843424 or email at events@durnhouse.co.uk www.durnhouse.co.uk port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: marella discovery (maiden visit), 8am - 8pm; royal princess, 7am - 6pm & azamara journey, 7am - 9pm nyos jazz orchestra summer tour 2018: the power of nature@ the ironworks, inverness 8pm www.ironworksvenue.com love's labour lost 6.15pm - 9pm, duff house, banff £14 adult; £11 concession; £9 child. call 0131 668 8885 or email at events@hes.scot

21 saturday

the a.w. autotech blast from the past 10am - 4pm, thainstone centre, inverurie. vehicle show & family fun. all welcome marquee dance 8pm, marquee, new deer show, craigieford park, new deer. £10 payable at door. music by dj jasper from 4pm, marquee dance with crystal clear from 8pm. strictly over 18s (id required)

21 saturday - 22 sunday

new deer show 9am (21st) & 10.30am (22nd), craigieford park, new deer. adults - £10; oaps & children - £5. one of the largest horse shows in the area, top quality livestock, industrial classes, food & trade stalls, call lynne morrison (show sec) on 07981 283121 or email at secretary@newdeershow.co.uk www.newdeershow.co.uk tributes in the park tbc, northern meeting park, inverness. party with tribute acts featuring your favourite bands. over 18s only

22 sunday

ladies' & men's mixed greensomes 9am, abernethy golf club, nethybridge. members £10 & nonmembers £15 per couple. draws will be published on website. call 01479 821305 or email at info@abernethygolfclub.com www.abernethygolfclub.com

23 monday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: costa mediterranea, 8am - 7pm

23 monday - 27 friday

thrift shop in aid of cullen & deskford church fundraising 10am - 4pm daily, hall church york place cullen. admission free. call isobel addison on admin@winterburnmedia.co.uk

01542 840610 or at ian_addison@btinternet.com www.cullen-deskford-church.org.uk

25 wednesday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: marco polo, 7am - 8pm wdc scottish dolphin centre: otter & osprey walk 7pm - 9pm, wdc scottish dolphin centre, spey bay, fochabers. £3 per person; u16s free. must be bought prior to event. suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. call 01343 820339 or email at dolphincentre@whales.org

25 wednesday - 30 monday book sale@ buckie library

26 thursday

wdc scottish dolphin centre: otter & osprey walk 7pm - 9pm, wdc scottish dolphin centre, spey bay, fochabers. £3 per person; u16s free. must be bought prior to event. suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. call 01343 820339 or email at dolphincentre@whales.org

26 thursday - 27 friday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: sea cloud 2, 8am - 5pm

27 friday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: artania, 8am - 6pm moray reach out disco 7.30pm - 10pm, elgin exservice men's club. £3 per person at the door. must be over 18 unless accompanied by a responsible adult. raffles. transport can be arranged. call angela kelly (to arrange transport) on 07951 088184 www.morayreachout.org.ok retro night@mad hatters, inverness 9.30pm

27 friday - 28 saturday

speyfest workshops 12pm - 2pm (both days), baxters highland village, fochabers. free. available in fiddle (beginners, improvers & advanced); guitar accompanient & miscellaneous ensemble email laura.davidson@speyfest.com

27 friday - 29 sunday

speyfest: celtic & scottish music festival playing fields, fochabers

28 saturday

buckie it's a knockout: in aid of chs scotland 10am, linzee gordon park, buckie. £20 pp. looking for teams of 10. (8 - 11yrs; 11 - 15yrs & adults) flook at speyfest 8pm, fochabers. www.speyfest.com le haggis sauvage 9pm - 12am, the stuart arms, dufftown. all welcome 126th dufftown highland games 11am - 5pm, mortlach school field, hill street, dufftown

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ÂŁ8; concession - ÂŁ4; u5s - free. full programme of light & heavy events, massed pipe bands, highland dancing, hill races, fun for the entire family, etc call miranda murdoch (sec) on 01340 820313 www.dufftownhighlandgames.com exklusive presents ramiro lopez@the ironworks, inverness 11pm. www.ironworksvenue.com texas scramble 9am, abernethy golf club, nethybridge. ÂŁ40 per team of 4. draws will be published on website. call 01479 821305 or email at info@abernethygolfclub.com www.abernethygolfclub.com

nethybridge. ÂŁ40 per team of 4. draws will be published on website. call 01479 821305 or email at info@abernethygolfclub.com. www.abernethygolfclub.com car boot sale (inchberry & district community association) 8.30am - 1pm, inchberry hall, orton, fochabers. no booking required, just turn up early before 9am with a car & table. teas/coffess, soft drinks, butteries, bbq. www.wherecanwego.com scotland's gardens scheme 2018: glenrinnes lodge, dufftown 2pm - 5pm, dufftown. adults ÂŁ4; children free. teas & plant sale little mix tbc, bught park, inverness

portgordon art group art exhibition: variety of media by local artists 10am - 5pm (28th) & 10am 4pm (29th), spey bay community hall. ÂŁ1

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: brilliance of the seas, 10am 6pm & balmoral, 12.30pm - 8pm

28 saturday - 29 sunday 29 sunday

cullen harbour gala 10am - 5pm, cullen sea school, 1 portlong road, cullen. see what cullen harbour has on offer - from an endurance swimming event to sailing tasters to coastal rowing skiffs cullen gala swims 10am, cullen sea school, 1 portlong road, cullen. all welcome texas scramble 9am, abernethy golf club,

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port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: marina, 8am - 6pm book sale 10am - 8pm, elgin library

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Strange Neeting By Susan Hill Set in WWI, a young officer returns to the Front to find his division almost unrecognisable. His commanding officer is an alcoholic, there is a new adjutant and several of his close friends have been killed. But there is David Barton. As yet untouched and unsullied by war, fresh-faced and radiating charm. As the pair approach the front line, bloodied by the deaths of their fellow soldiers, their friendship deepens. But as the reality of the violence sets in, the men know that they will soon be separated... A poignant novel on human love as war and the pity of war.

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How to survive the end of the world By Aaron Gillies There are plenty of books out there on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like. From helping readers identify the enemy, to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, the impact of anxiety is examined, and readers given some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques, or simply with a dark sense of humour.

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Grandpa was an Astronaut By Jonathan Meres Sherman loves the moon and he loves his grandpa even more who has actually been to the moon! Grandpa was an astronaut and has a chunk of moon rock on his mantlepiece. Playing space games with Grandpa is one of Sherman's most favourite things ever so he's thrilled to hear that's exactly what a visit to Grandpa will involve.

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Home By Amanda Berriman Meet Jesika, aged four and a half. The most extraordinary narrator of 2018. She lives in a flat with her mother and baby brother and she knows a lot. She knows their flat is high up and the stairs are smelly. She knows she shouldn't draw on the peeling wallpaper or touch the broken window. And she knows she loves her mummy and baby brother Toby. She does not know that their landlord is threatening to evict them and that Toby's cough is going to get much worse. Or that Paige, her new best friend, has a secret that will explode their world.

Teenage Fiction Release By Patrick Ness It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake...This uplifting coming-of-age novel will remind you what it's like to fall in love.

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The best ever baking book By Jane Bull The Best Ever Baking Book takes children on a step-by-step baking experience, showing them how to whip up more than 10 baked treats, along with the methods, equipment and terminology used in making them. Children will find out how to make everything from bread and muffins to cakes and cookies. Then they can get creative and messy as they follow tips on how to decorate.


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ooking out on my garden as I write this, I am enjoying the spectacle of a very happy Clematis montana, a vigorous deciduous climber that is looking great this year. It is funny how garden plants can have good and bad years, and a timely reminder for me not to panic when some of my other plants are not doing so well. It seems that some plants enjoyed the cold winter we had – some internal plant processes actually require a cold winter to stimulate growth and flowering in a process known as vernalisation. Other plants in my garden are not having their finest years, but I am keeping them watered and fed and am keeping the faith that they will come back stronger than ever in time. However, ever-watchful of pests and diseases, I do a daily tour of the garden to keep an eye on any issues that might suggest a deeper problem. I recently made the discovery that rabbits enjoy eating my Rudbeckia fulgida, so that adds to the list of purchases I will not be making again! In the months of spring I happily add nitrogen fertiliser to my garden, in the form of granules and also well-rotted horse manure. However, from July I stop this and will only apply less nitrogen-heavy fertilisers such as bonemeal.

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