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CLUBS & SOCIETIES PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP ELGIN AND DISTRICT The Williamson Hall, Duff Avenue, Elgin, IV30 1QS. 7.30pm. 3rd Monday of Nov to May exc. in Dec. Giving and sharing information, support, fun, friendship and food! Mon 10th Dec: Christmas meal 6pm for 6.30pm @ The Royal Hotel, Elgin. Contact Gillian Gibson (Secretary): 541056. www.parkinsons.org.uk email@example.com ELGIN ROUND TABLE 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month Sept - Jun, 7pm, Royal Hotel, Elgin. Contact Dominic Young 548167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org INNER WHEEL OF ELGIN Community service undertaking fundraising for local and overseas charities, meets monthly (excl July and August), Mansion House Hotel. Contact Pam Sutherland 550264 ELGIN HIGH CHURCH HIGH SPIRTS CLUB Every Wednesday 10am -12pm in Church Hall, North Guildry Street, Elgin from Sept - April. ELGIN JUDO CLUB
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Enjoy the sport of judo, at a recreational or competitive level to suit all ages and fitness levels. Wed 7pm - 9pm & Fri 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Elgin Community Centre. Contact Audrey Pirie 550426 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY (MORAY BANFF AND BADENOCH BRANCH) Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11am in the Sherwood Suite at the Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin. Monthly lectures on a variety of arts related subjects are delivered by experts from across the UK. New members always welcome. Contact Sarah Fennings-Mills: 01343 831002 or www.nadfas-in-elgin.org.uk MORAY FIGURE SKATING CLUB Fridays 5:15pm - 7:15pm, Sept June (closed school holidays) at Moray Leisure Centre. Free first session. Includes a 25 minute lesson with a qualified coach & free time on the ice to practice & socialize with other members. Call Mike on 07974 387326 or email email@example.com NEW ELGIN LADIES INDOOR BOWLING CLUB Thursdays, 7pm, Sept - March inclusive (excluding away match dates), New Elgin Hall. Contact Susan Grant 541867 BANFF, MORAY & NAIRN CANINE CLUB Classes are held in Obedience & Ringcraft on Monday evenings during school terms at 6:30pm in Spynie Hall, Elgin. Contact Margaret on 01343 542070 or Mary on 01542 850262 DYNAMIC TAEKWONDO SCOTLAND WTF Olympic Taekwondo 6-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at Lhanbryde community Centre. All ages and abilities welcome! Head instructor Kimberley Clarke is a 3rd dan and a member of the Scottish and GB Poomsae teams Call him on 01343 543493 or 07917 331487 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 2nd Tuesday of each month all year in Abbeyvale Care Home, Duff Avenue, Elgin. 7pm - 9.30pm. Contact Frank Cascarino 547102 (Chair) or Elizabeth Macrae 543050 (Secretary) ELGIN AND DISTRICT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP DROP-IN CENTRE Tuesdays & Fridays 10am - 4pm in the old Doctor's Surgery on Victoria Road, Elgin. Providing a listening ear, confidentiality, signposting and a cup of tea or coffee. www.edcsg.org ELGIN AMATEUR ATHLETICS CLUB Coaching in running, jumps, throws, field and track athletics. Ages 9 + Morriston Playing Field Apr - Oct and East End Primary Nov - Mar. Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8.30pm. Membership fee + £1 a session. Contact Mr M Archibald 540201 ELGIN FILM CLUB Now part of Moray Arts Club. Screening alternative and classic films in a friendly atmosphere, with a brief talk about the film. Visit www.morayartsclub.com or contact Emma Cooper by phone 07894 144021 or email emmaucooper@ btinternet.com HIGHLAND HANG-GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING CLUB To promote freeflying activities throughout Highland and Moray areas. Contact Gary Williamson 01463 236600 or 01463 811852 hg@highlandhg&pgclub.co.uk 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.
Summer and winter bowling, all ages and abilities welcome. Seafield Street, Elgin. Contact Alex Masson 544556 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 MORAY GROUP OF THE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED Volunteers needed at sessions to lead the ponies or to act as sidehelpers for riders. Mon &/or Wed afternoons at Cranloch Riding Centre near Elgin. No experience needed, training provided. Call Denise 01343 850310 or Liz 01343 556167 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 email@example.com HOPEMAN LUNCHEON CLUB Tues 12.30 - 1.30pm, Hopeman Memorial Hall. Serving meals to pensioners, £4 per meal. Call Violet McPherson 830444 FOR CLUBS & SOCIETIES AMENDMENTS, PLEASE PHONE:
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Hopefully, you are taking a break from the seasonal shopping madness and all the other distractions of the season by sitting down with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit as you read this magazine. If I was to call you up at this moment and tell you that someone extremely rich was in the street handing out wads of money to everyone they meet, how long would it take for you to run outside and see if it was true? The chances are you would be out the door before you could even lay down your cup - if not before. Again, if you were walking down the High Street and spotted a cheering crowd gathering ahead of you, or rushing towards something you would quicken your pace in the hope you could see what was causing the excitement. There are some things in life we fool ourselves into thinking are
important enough to hurry to get - I once witnessed two women coming almost to blows trying to get hold of the last turkey in Marks and Sparks. One icy December morning, I queued for two hours to purchase one of the last Playstation 2 for sale in Scotland – ironic to think that the all-important turkey is at best a memory and the game system is obsolete. But there are some things that are truly worth investing effort to find – So it was for the Shepherds when they heard of the birth of Christ. The Bible tells us: “So they (shepherds) came with haste, and found Mary, Joseph, and the baby (Jesus) lying in a manger”. Yes, they came with haste; it is only a small part of the Nativity Story, but an important detail. Why? - Simply because the news the Shepherds heard was exciting, breathtaking and
Alves Church First Sunday every month 11.30am. Tel: 01309 690931. Birnie - Pluscarden Church Sunday service: Pluscarden at 10am and Birnie at 11.30am Burghead Church Sundays 11.30am. Tel: 01309 690931. Elgin and Forres Free Church of Scotland Sunday Service, Sunday school, and crèche 11am. Evening service 6pm. Midweek meeting Wednesday 7.30pm. Contact Colin Morrison: 01343 542196. Elgin Baptist Sunday worship 11am includes crèche, pre-Sunday school, Sunday school, and Bible class. Evenings 6pm. Tel: 01343 548309. Elgin City Church Harvest Centre Elgin (formerly St Giles Church Hall), Greyfriars Street. Sundays 10.30am. Childrens’ church and crèche available. Tel: 01343 543624. Elgin Community Church Sunday morning service 10.30am. Evening fellowship and youth group 6pm. Tel: 01343 546654. Elgin High Church Sunday service 11am. Contact Parish Asst. Paula Baker: 01542 832662 or Rev Jim Thomson: 01343 547664. Hopeman Baptist Church Sundays 11am and 6pm. Contact Rev.S.J. Macdonald: 01343 831175. Living Waters Fellowship Wednesdays 7pm with free refreshments: Road to Recovery - for alcholics, addicts and the homeless. Sundays 12.30pm: preachin’, prayin’, and singin’ followed by lunch. Sundays 12.30pm and Wednesdays 7pm: Truck Stop Ministries - for truck drivers & bikers. New Elgin & Ashgrove Hall, King Street, Elgin, IV30 6BN. Tel: 07730 256543. Website: www.livingwatersfellowship.co.uk Lossiemouth Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am, 11.30am (and junior church) and 6pm. Thursdays 6.15pm - 8pm: kids church (P4-P7). Contact Rev. Rae Mackenzie: 01343 812062. Website: www.lossiebaptist.org Lossiemouth Gospel Hall Sunday club 9.30am. Gospel meeting 6.30pm.Tel: 01343 812987. Website:www.lossiemouthgospelhall.org.uk Lossiemouth United Free Church of Scotland Sundays 11am and 6pm including Sunday school. Contact Rev. Alexander Ritchie: 01343 810262. Website: www.ufcos.org.uk/lossie
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wonderful; news that people had waited in anticipation of hearing for hundreds of years. There was no question of finishing work, going home and wandering down to Bethlehem the following morning to find out what had happened - they just dropped everything and went. Do you have the same sense of wonder and urgency at the excitement of the Christmas Message? Do you marvel at what God has done for you in Christ? Do you catch your breath at the miracle of God made Flesh – do you? The message of Christ is worth getting excited about. Blessings and Peace.
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Moray Grace Fellowship The Warehouse Theatre, Lossie. Sundays 10.30am. Contact Vic Cameron: 01343 850142. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.moraygrace.wordpress.com Holy Trinity Elgin. Sundays 8am: Holy Communion. 11am: family Eucharist. 6.30pm: evensong. Tel: 01343 547505. Parish of Duffus, Spynie, and Hopeman First Sunday of each month in Hopeman 10am. One service in Hopeman at 10.30am if five Sundays in a month. Duffus or Spynie 11.30am. Contact Rev. Bruce Lawrie: 01343 830276. Email: email@example.com St Andrews-Lhanbryd and Urquhart Parish Church Sundays 11am including young church and crèche. Evening services 7pm on last Sunday of month at St Margaret's Hall, Urquhart. Contact Andrew Robertson: 01343 843765. St Gerardine’s High Church Lossiemouth. Sunday family worship 11am. Evening service 6pm last Sunday of month. Contact: 01343 813635. St Giles and St Columba’s South Elgin. Sunday services 10.30am in January, March, May, July, September, and November in St Giles’ Church. February, April, June, August, October, and December in St Columba’s South Church. Wednesdays 7.30pm and Thursdays 12.30pm at St. Giles Church. Contact the church office: 551501. Website: www.elginstgiles.org St James Church of Scotland Lossiemouth. Sunday family worship 11am including crèche and Sunday school. 6pm: evening service . 7pm: Swordfish youth group. Contact Rev. Graham Crawford: 07817 504042. St Margaret’s Church Lossiemouth. 9.30am: family Eucharist . 10am: Holy Communion. Thursdays 5pm: evening prayer. St Sylvester's Catholic Church Elgin. Vigil Mass Saturday 7pm. Sunday Mass 11.45am.Tel: 01343 542280. Website: www.stsylvesters.net If you are a member of a church not listed here, please email us the details and we may print this in future issues.
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Police Update – Including National Security Anti-social behaviour – has been in focus. Issuing of tickets is up 6% year to date. Areas of antisocial behaviour are focused around Reynolds Crescent and Linkwood areas, particularly with youths drinking under the bridge behind the Cottar Hoose. The police are working with the RAF at some of their properties. The mobile unit is being used as an office to provide a visible presence in the area. A full-time officer is now based at NEON to address problems in that area. In the last 2 weeks there have been 13 incidences of vandalism and no serious assaults. Olympics – 17 officers from Moray have returned from the Olympics where they were praised for their work. National Security – the threat level is substantial. Mosstodloch Bypass – R&T understand the design of the road but would appreciate Insp. Scott Mann’s reply, which they have not yet received. Insp. Strachan will pass this on. Community Fair – Gordon Methven reiterated an invitation for police to attend. Computer hacking – Cheryl Robb advised her daughter’s computer had been hacked, involving a fake email from Metropolitan Police. She had contacted the police who are aware of this. Gordon Methven said he had been advised to log out of any online accounts when they are not in use including emails, Facebook etc. Steven Milne advised virus software is available for smartphones
Committee Reports PLANNING King Street – James Wiseman lodged a letter reinforcing the points made in the Community Council’s letter of response to the initial plan submitted. He pointed out retaining the character of the area would be of benefit to the Castle to Cashmere trail. Cllr Gowans, along with Cllrs Jarvis and Shand, met with the Planning Officer who advised the application could only be looked at in terms of planning policy. The plan is currently with Historic Scotland and
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The Moray Council is awaiting their response but advised, to date, Historic Scotland has not gone against a Planning Officer’s decision. Cllr Gowans has contacted the press to highlight this issue, as she feels no further progress can be made ‘in house’. James Wiseman asked if decisions are made purely in terms of planning policy, was public consultation pointless? Linkwood Distillery – a response. The planning application was submitted generally supporting development but asking that traffic control measures and noise impact on neighbouring properties be taken into consideration. Moray Council Onshore Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Policy Guidance – James Wiseman attended the exhibition 6/9/12. He felt this was a good document, which covered the points that would be of interest to local people. Detailed and thoughtful work had been carried out on protecting zones and minimising visual impact and preserving landscape features of Moray, to preserve the character of the area. James Wiseman will draft a letter of support and pass it to the Chair for approval before submission. Brownmuir Wind Farm – letter of response has been submitted. Planning updates – a discussion was held and it was agreed to stick to current methods used by committee members. RECREATION, LEISURE AND ENVIRONMENT South Lesmurdie Fair – Anne Glover reported attendance had been poor in spite of all houses being leafleted, but of those who attended, there were some who were interested in forming a local group. Ladyhill flowerbed – there have been a lot of positive comments in support of the work done put on Facebook. Two groups have expressed interest in working at Ladyhill on Wednesday afternoons but there are several challenges for both groups being able to participate. Generally, there has been a lack of support and volunteers. An open meeting is planned for 13.09.12 and a review of the way forward may have to be considered. Gillian Bailey, Community Support Unit, spoke to Anne Glover about what support
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SCHOOLS Alves Primary School ..................................(01343) 850247 Bishopmill Primary School ..........................(01343) 547841 Burghead Primary School ..........................(01343) 835529 East End Primary School ............................(01343) 542381 Greenwards Primary School ......................(01343) 541661 Hopeman Primary School ..........................(01343) 830281 Lhanbryde Primary School..........................(01343) 842649 Mosstowie Primary School..........................(01343) 547119 New Elgin Primary School ..........................(01343) 547587 Seafield Primary School ..............................(01343) 547792 St Sylvesters R.C. Primary School ..............(01343) 541453 West End Primary School............................(01343) 543161 Elgin Academy ............................................(01343) 543485 Elgin High School........................................(01343) 545181 Hythehill Primary School ............................(01343) 812014 St Gerardine Primary School ......................(01343) 812251 Lossiemouth High School ..........................(01343) 812047 Police Station ................................................0845 600 5700 Bus Station, Elgin .......................................(01343) 544222 Citizens Advice Bureau ...............................(01343) 550088 Dalcross Airport ...........................................(01667) 464000 Dallas Village Hall .......................................(01343) 890243 Elgin Town Hall ................(01343) 547767/562600-To Book Lossie Town Hall ............................(01343) 813327/815309 Moray Council .............................................(01343) 543451 National Rail Enquiries ..................................08457 484950 Elgin Library ................................................(01343) 562600 Lossie Library ..............................................(01343) 813334 Elgin Community Council ............................(01343)540615 Moray Leisure Centre .................................(01343) 550033 Lossie Swimming Pool ................................(01343) 815299
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DOCTORS Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin ...............................0845 456 6000 Moray Coast Medical Practice - Hopeman (01343) 830269 Moray Coast Medical Practice - Burghead (01343) 835780 Moray Coast Medical Practice - Lossie ........0845 337 1190 Elgin Community Surgery ..........................(01343) 542234 Linkwood Medical Centre ............................0845 337 6350 Maryhill Health Centre ..................................0845 337 0610 DENTISTS South Street Dental Practice ......................(01343) 542729 Trinity Dental Practice ..................................(01343) 542697 Apex Dental Studio......................................(01343) 556606 Pure Spa Dental ..........................................(01343) 541164 Laich Dental Practice ..................................(01343) 816316 PHARMACIES Alliance Pharmacy ......................................(01343) 542186 Bishopmill Pharmacy ..................(01343) 547374 / 547393 Boots The Chemist ......................................(01343) 543311 G.F Duthie Phramacy, Burghead ................(01343) 835370 G.F Duthie Phramacy, Hopeman ................(01343) 830249 Lhanbryde Pharmacy ..................................(01343) 842531 Lloyds Pharmacy, 48 High St ......................(01343) 547065 Lloyds Pharmacy, 176 High St ....................(01343) 542571 Lloyds Pharmacy, Lossie ............................(01343) 812818 Lossiemouth Pharmacy ..............................(01343) 813095 VETS Allen and Matthews ....................................(01343) 544811 Miller and Swann ........................................(01343) 542255 Moray Coast Vets, Lossie ............................(01343) 815335
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A big congratulations to all the Moray winners in the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards, which recently took place. As the presenter of one of the awards, my role as Minister for Food & Drink, it was great to be able to speak to the winners and, indeed, the many exceptional companies and individuals that were in the running for an award.
The Barnardos shop in Elgin is becoming something of a fixture in the calendar in the autumn for ‘Make a Difference Day’, which encourages volunteering the length and breadth of the country. While I take on the role of an assistant in a charity shop for a short time, to highlight the importance of volunteering, I am very conscious of the efforts that are made by many volunteers, old and young, throughout the year in support of charities and other organisations. Whether that is fundraising, giving support and advice, getting involved in community projects or travelling abroad to help those suffering in other parts of the world, it is a great commitment that people make with no expectation of reward other than the personal satisfaction that making a difference can give.
Our Food & Drink industry in Moray is very healthy, with firms expanding and providing more work in the local economy. The enthusiasm of those involved is fantastic and the food tastes great!
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Leisure Courses starting in January 2013 Leisure Course Archery For Beginners Art: Learning Various Techniques
Day Tues Tues Tues Thur Cake Decorating/Sugarcraft Mon Tues Wed Circuit Training Mon Comic Strip Design Mon Crochet Wed Dance For Health And Well Being Thur Drawing & Painting (Beginners) Fri Drawing & Painting (Intermediate) Tues Flower Arranging For Fun Wed German For Beginners Wed Indian Cookery (Recipes Group A) Mon Indian Cookery (Recipes Group B) Tues Indian Cookery Wed Interior Design, An Introduction Tues Wed Italian For Beginners Tues Music Appreciation - Listening For Pleasure Thur Pattern Cutting For Beginners (Level 3) Wed Photography - Using A Digital Camera Wed Tues Thur Thur Wed Pilates Level 1 Tues Pilates Level 2 Tues Pilates Level 1 Mon Pilates Level 2 Mon Sewing - Absolute Beginners Dressmaking (Level 1) Tues Sewing - Intermediate Dressmaking (Level 2) Mon Spanish For Beginners (Daytime Class) Fri Spanish Beginners Thur Spanish Intermediate Tues Spinning - Using a Drop Spindle Tues Stained Glass, An Introduction Tues Yoga Mon
Starts 22 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 17 Jan 13 14 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 16 Jan 13 14 Jan 13 07 Jan 13 16 Jan 13 17 Jan 13 18 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 20 Mar 13 09 Jan 13 21 Jan 13 22 Jan 13 20 Mar 13 22 Jan 13 23 Jan 13 08 Jan 13 17 Jan 13 16 Jan 13 16 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 17 Jan 13 17 Jan 13 16 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 14 Jan 13 14 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 14 Jan 13 11 Jan 13 17 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 15 Jan 13 14 Jan 13
Time Duration Venue 7pm - 9pm 6 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 10 weeks Moray College 2pm - 4pm 10 weeks Buckie Learning Centre 2pm - 4pm 10 weeks The Loft, Keith 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Speyside High School 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Keith Grammar School 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Moray College 5.30pm - 6.30pm 8 weeks Moray College 7pm - 8.30pm 12 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 6 weeks Forres Learning Centre 7.45pm - 8.45pm 10 weeks Moray College 10am - 12noon 10 weeks Nairn Learning Centre 10am - 12noon 10 weeks Nairn Learning Centre 7pm - 9pm 6 weeks Moray College 7.30pm - 9pm 12 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Lossiemouth Community Centre 6.30pm - 8.30pm 6 weeks Moray College 6.30pm - 8.30pm 6 weeks Forres Learning Centre 7pm - 8.30pm 12 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 8 weeks Moray College 6pm - 9pm 10 weeks Moray College 1pm - 3pm 10 weeks Forres Learning Centre 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks Keith Learning Centre 2pm - 4pm 8 weeks Keith Learning Centre 9.30am - 11.30am 8 weeks Buckie Learning Centre 9.30am - 11.30am 10 weeks Nairn Learning Centre 6.30pm - 7.30pm 10 weeks Speyside Sports & Community Centre 7.45pm - 8.45pm 10 weeks Speyside Sports & Community Centre 7pm - 8pm 10 weeks Moray College 5.30pm - 6.30pm 10 weeks Moray College 6pm - 9pm 7 weeks Moray College 6pm - 9pm 7 weeks Moray College 10am - 11.30am 12 weeks Moray College 6.30pm - 8pm 8 weeks Moray College 6.30pm - 8pm 8 weeks Moray College 7pm - 9pm 6 weeks Nairn Learning Centre 6pm - 8pm 10 weeks Moray College 7pm - 8.30pm 10 weeks Moray College
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ELGIN CITY CENTRE at CHRISTMAS
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ednesday 5th December A special Yuletide Late Night Shopping Event takes place on Wednesday 5th December from 5pm – 8pm across South Street, Commerce Street, Batchen Street and Thunderton Place. This special event will see many independent, specialist businesses opening up their doors for one night only. Shoppers can find a range of unique gifts, crafts and foods with many offering one night only special offers - Xanadu, and Vision, Chuck and discounts. Shop in Sound a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and enjoy free refreshments and nibbles. M Keep warm with hot refreshments and snacks from Miriam’s Tea Room and why not finish the night with a mouth -watering well deserved meal and take advantage of the money off discounts from the Akash Indian or Lido French Restaurant.
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Junners (Toymaster), Lido (French Cuisine), Akash (Indian), McCalls, Linda’s Wools, Carlton Leisure (Bingo). Start to Knit (Commerce Street), Elgin Gallery and Coffee Shop (Thunderton Place). Why not make your Christmas Shopping a guaranteed enjoyable experience and come along to the special late night evening in Elgin and also take advantage of the reduced City Centre parking charges.
Saturday 15th December - Last Minute Christmas Market A visit to Elgin is a must for last minute Christmas gifts. Come along to the street market and visit the range of top quality shops for special gifts, crafts, food and drink. Santa will also be there in a very unusual ‘Grotto’ ‘not to be missed. To make the day extra Christmassy why not stop a while and listen to the carol singers. FOR A TRULY UNIQUE AND SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE THIS YEAR A VISIT TO ELGIN IS A MUST. For ongoing developments please go to www.elginbid.co.uk or www.facebook.com/elginbid
Elgin City Centre Christmas Specials Yuletide Late Night Shopping Event Wednesday 5th December For that special Christmas treat, visit your local independent businesses in South Street, Batchen Street, Thunderton Place & Commerce Street, offering a wide range of unique & unusual gifts, crafts, food & drink. Opening late until 8.00pm with special offers, nibbles, mulled wine and great deals on food and drink come along and join in the festive fun.
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26 monday - 28 wednesday library book sale 12noon - 8pm. elgin library. 01343 562600. email@example.com
26 monday - 22 december christmas magic @ the falconer museum, forres exhibition of toys from christmas past. 01309 673701.
28 wednesday - 30 friday lads present â€œcalendar girlsâ€? 7.30pm. holy trinity church hall, elgin. book early. 01343 843261. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ladselgin.co.uk
29 thursday moray council spending priorities community workshop (lhanbryde area) 7pm - 9pm. lhanbryde community centre. 01343 563996. hopeman primary parent councilâ€™s christmas market 7pm - 9pm. hopeman primary school. entry ÂŁ3 includes a glass of wine. all welcome.
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shop (elgin north area) 7pm - 9pm. bishopmill hall, elgin. 01343 563996. â€œrepresentations of st andrewâ€? (moray society lecture series) 7.30pm - 9.30pm. elgin museum hall. 01343 543675. firstname.lastname@example.org st andrewâ€™s night ceilidh with the dunphail ceilidh band 8pm. duffus village hall. tickets ÂŁ8 & u12s ÂŁ5. contact cath: 01343 837864. byob. all welcome. moray rock garden club 7.30pm. new elgin hall annexe. new members required for exciting projects. contact hazel robson: 01340 871227. tel: 01309 690063
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DECEMBER 1 saturday craft fair in aid of alzheimer scotland nairn community & arts centre. 01667 453476. email@example.com moray craft fair’s christmas craft fair weekend 11am3pm. trinity church hall, elgin. “crocodile prepares for christmas” 2pm. kinloss church community hall, kinloss. elisabeth julian: 01309 691225. www.treebadour.co.uk christmas lanterns @ the falconer museum, forres 2.30pm - 4.30pm. free family drop-in. 01309 673701. lhanbryde community challenge quiz night 7pm for 7:30pm, lhanbryde community centre. £2 per person with teams of four. byob and nibbles. lads present “calendar girls” 7.30pm. holy trinity church hall, elgin. book early. 01343 843261. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.ladselgin.co.uk jason porter as michael buble @ eight acres hotel 8pm. 01343 543 077. email@example.com bisongrass & the cundees @ flanagans bar, elgin. 8pm. a night of punk & sludge metal. www.facebook.com/thesyndicate2008 the loft christmas party east grange farm, kinloss. 01343 850111. firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 saturday - 9 sunday christmas exhibition and sale (speyside artisans) 10am - 4pm. glenfiddich distillery’s gallery, dufftown. 01542 886311.
1 saturday - 22 saturday moray camera club annual christmas exhibition elgin library. 01343 562600. email@example.com santaland at castle stuart inverness. 07814 476901. firstname.lastname@example.org www.castlestuart.com
1 saturday - 26 january 2013 vivienne rickman poole “one man’s trash, another man’s treasure”(exhibition) moray art centre, findhorn. 01309 692426. www.morayartcentre.org
moray 5k winter challenge 11am. cooper park, elgin. www.morayroadrunners.com moray craft fair’s christmas craft fair weekend 11am3pm. bishopmill hall, elgin. clic sargent christmas carol concert 2.30pm. elgin town hall. 01463 713080. email@example.com
3 monday cinema nairn presents “miracle on 34th street” (u) 2pm. nairn community & arts centre. senior special christmas film with tea & bakes. 01667 453476. street football @ hopeman primary school 7pm 9pm. further info from moray council’s football development officer: 01343 556315.
5 wednesday nadfas fine art lecture: “three wise men, gold, frankincense & myrrh: the traditions of the magi” 11am. eight acres hotel, elgin. visitors welcome. alasdair fraser and natalie haas 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn. 01309 690311.www.findhorn.org
6 thursday moray council spending priorities community workshop (lossiemouth area) 7pm - 9pm. lossiemouth town hall. 01343 563996.
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7 friday christmas coffee morning 10am - 12noon. duffus village hall. local craft stalls. £2 includes tea/coffee & a cake. all welcome. t: cath 01343 837864. “taste not waste” project launch (community food moray) 10am - 1pm. mosstodloch service station, iv32 7lh. elgin wildlife watch, west lodge, cooper park, elgin 3.30pm - 5pm. deborah: 07776 374557 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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8 saturday christmas market @ elgin city centre www.elginbid.co.uk www.facebook.com/elginbid christmas coffee morning @ elgin 10am - 12noon. holy trinity church hall. crafts, raffle, jewellery, home produce, collectables etc. adults £2. children 50p. “handmade in scotland” christmas craft fair 10am 2pm. lossiemouth high school. free entry. find us on facebook. email@example.com “a christmas carol” - magic lantern show @ the falconer museum, forres 4.30pm. free, family friendly, festive fun. book your seats: 01309 673701. chris ramsey - feeling lucky @ ironworks 7pm. 0871 7894173. www.ironworksvenue.com dreich house 4pm, universal hall, findhorn. 01309 690311. www.findhorn.org At Elgin Town Hall Performed by Elgin Amateur Dramatics Society (EADS)
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Reindeer Day at Brodie Countryfare on Sunday 23rd December. Visit Santa in his grotto 11am-2pm. Meet Santa’s reindeer in their pen 1pm-3.30pm. Wave Santa off on his farewell parade 3.30pm. Enjoy our special winter bbq. Children’s teacups ride. Dr Gray’s Wave Radio and much, much more. Shop for last minute food, gift ideas, toys and stocking fillers. tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com Santaland at Castle Stuart. Available everyday from Saturday 1st Dec to Sat 22nd Dec. Choose and book your time for private parties (min. 10 people in the group / 1 hour exclusively in the entire castle). The castle will not be open to the public. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, ice cream and cookies, crafts with Mrs Claus, and a wee gift with Santa in the drawing room. Child £10 pp. adult £10 pp. babies under 6 months free. To book your date and time, contact: Twinkletoes, Head Elf: 07814 476901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.castlestuart.com Santa’s Grotto at Christies - Every Sat & Sun, 12pm 3pm. All children primary school and under will receive a free gift. Donations gratefully received and all monies collected will be sent to Childrens’ Hospice Association Scotland. tel: 01343 820 362
Santa’s Grotto at Holm Mills Shopping Village in inverness. £4 per child includes toy. 1st Dec 11am-4pm, 2nd Dec 12noon-4pm, 8th Dec 11am-4pm, 9th Dec 12noon-4pm, 15th Dec 11am-4pm, 16th Dec 12noon-4pm, 22nd Dec 11am-4pm, 23rd Dec 12noon-4pm and 24th Dec 12noon-4pm. Breakfast with Santa is £7 and includes a three item breakfast with juice & a toy. 9am-12noon on the 22nd and 24th Dec. 10am on the 23rd. booking is essential.
Santa's Grotto at Howdens Garden Centre at Stoneyfield, Inverness. Opening hours: Sat and Sun 11am1.30pm and 2pm-4pm. £5 per child includes a gift from Santa. tel: 01463 711134.
Santa’s Grotto at Mackenzie & Cruickshank every Sat and Sun in Dec up to Christmas 1pm-3.30pm. £5 entry (including toy and photo and donation to Forres Christmas lights). 1 West Road, Forres, IV36 2GW. t: 01309 696940.
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the loft christmas party the loft, east grange farm, kinloss. 01343 850111. email@example.com
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victorian christmas fair 10am - 4pm. brodie castle, forres. children free entry, adults ÂŁ3 including mince pie and festive drink. www.nts.org.uk
10 monday street football @ hopeman primary school 7pm 9pm. further info from moray councilâ€™s football development officer: 01343 556315. elgin and district parkinsonâ€™s support group christmas meal 6pm. the royal hotel, elgin. gillian gibson (secretary): 541056. www.parkinsons.org.uk
12 wednesday â€œbulbs of asia minorâ€? (highland rock garden club) 7.30pm. nairn community centre. contact john owen: 01320 366246.
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12 wednesday - 15 saturday â€œjack and the beanstalkâ€? by stephen duckham wed - sat 7pm. matinee saturday 2pm. elgin town hall. www.elgindrama.co.uk. to get everyone in the â€œpantoâ€? spirit, elgin amateur dramatics society is running a treasure hunt with shops in elgin. treasure hunters are asked to collect clues from participating shops displaying pantomine posters and then to
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deposit the completed clue list at ultimate hair and beauty in elgin where they will be entered into a draw to win tickets to the pantomine.
14 friday street football @ seafield primary school/elgin high street 7pm - 9pm. further info from moray councilâ€™s football development officer: 01343 556315.
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christmas market @ elgin city centre www.elginbid.co.uk www.facebook.com/elginbid winter festive craft fair @ fochabers institution hall 10.30am - 4.30pm. free entry. tea/coffee & festive
(minimum 10 people in the group/ I hour exclusively in the entire Castle)
Smaller groups can now check availability and book times available for sharing the castle with other families. The Castle will not be open to the general public. You need to book a time and date for the electronic gates to open at your command! Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate, Ice Cream & Cookies, Crafts with Mrs Claus, Wee Gift with Santa in the Drawing Room. Child ÂŁ10.00 per person, Adult ÂŁ10.00 per person Babies under 6 months FREE Please note there is no wheelchair access at the Castle, it is a 17th century tower house with a steep stone staircase.
To Book your Date and Time Contact: Twinkletoes, Head Elf
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tel: 01309 690063
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Come and meet Santa Claus on the Keith and Dufftown Railway Special trains will run at 11:30 and 14:15 from Dufftown on Sat 8th, Sun 16th & Sat 22nd December and from KeithTown on Sun 9th, Sat 15th & Sun 23rd December At 11:30 and 14:15
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Every effort will be made to run the trains as advertised but they may be subject to cancellation at short notice due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, see terms and conditions.
homebakes available. “a christmas carol” - magic lantern show @ the falconer museum, forres 4.30pm. free family friendly festive fun. book your seats: 01309 673701. music nairn presents the burns ensemble: “christmas in european castles” 7.30pm. nairn community & arts centre. 01667 453476.
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Experience the magic of Christmas this year by visiting Santa and his herd of Reindeer on Sunday 23rd December. Visit Santa in his grotto 11am-2pm Meet Santa's Reindeer in their pen 1pm-3.30pm
Wave Santa off on his farewell parade 3.30pm Enjoy our special winter BBQ Children's Teacups ride Dr Gray’s Wave Radio and much, much more Shop for last minute food, gift ideas, toys and stocking fillers
17 monday street football @ hopeman primary school 7pm 9pm. further info from moray council’s football development officer: 01343 556315.
Hogmanay Ceilidh at The Loft 8pm to late Booking Stovies and fireworks essential Adults £15 Children £10 (under 16s) East Grange Farm, Kinloss IV36 2UD Tel: 01343 850111
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Thursday Christmas Late Night Shopping & High Teas Thursday 29th November and Thursday 6th, 13th & 20th December 9.30am - 7pm
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