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ELGIN-LANDSHUT TWIN TOWN ASSOCIATION Encourages friendship and exchange visits between Elgin and its twin town in Bavaria. Contact Alastair Rossiter 542939 www.landshut-elgin.de ELGIN ROTARY CLUB Thursdays, 12:15pm for 12:45pm at Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin. Working with the community for the benefit of the community. Contact Margaret Stenton, Secretary 01343 551036 ELGIN SCRABBLE CLUB Meet every Monday for a game of scrabble, Elgin Community Centre. All ages and levels welcome. Contact Margaret Armstrong 545377 FOCHABERS 50+ WALKING GROUP Meets on alternate Mondays and Sundays at The Institute, High Street, Fochabers. Mondays at 10am and Sundays at 1:30pm. (2pm after British Summer Time) For more information, contact the secretary: 01343 870193. FOCHABERS OVER 60S LUNCH CLUB Thursdays, 12pm at Bellie Church Hall, Fochabers. Enjoy a home-cooked two-course lunch with tea/coffee & biscuits for £3. Call 01343 821300 or 01343 542862. HOPEMAN LUNCHEON CLUB Tues 12.30 - 1.30pm, Hopeman Memorial Hall. Serving meals to pensioners, £5 per meal. Call Violet McPherson 830444 LADS LADS are a drama group based in Elgin. We’ve been established for over 40 years, and welcome new members with an interest in drama whether on stage or behind the scenes. Contact Estelle on 01343 544610 or visit www.ladselgin.co.uk LOSSIEMOUTH CRUISING CLUB Active club with full programme of races & musters. Crews always required. Call Sally Skalke or John Jones on 07840 198871, visit www.lossiecc.co.uk or email sallyskalke@tiscali.co.uk

LOSSIE FOLK CLUB Meets every Tuesday at 8.30pm in the Beach Bar, Lossiemouth LOSSIEMOUTH SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCHEON CLUB Tues & Thurs, Beach Bar, Lossie. Over 60s welcome for a two course meal & chat. Drivers & Clippies required. Call Abbie Riddell (Pres) or Sylvia Riddell (Sec) on 01343 814062 MORAY & NAIRN FLORAL ART CLUB Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Ramnee Hotel, Forres. Friendship through flowers. Demonstration exhibits raffled. New members welcome. Further details contact Chrissie on 01309 673431 or Jean on 673552 MORAY ADVANCE MOTORISTS & MOTORCYCLISTS Reg. Scottish Charity SC 033561 visit www.morayiam.org.uk or call 01309 673954 MORAY ARTS CLUB Bringing 'The Arts' to the people of Moray. Call Myra Gallicker (Art Convener) on 01343 541426 or email mjg.artist@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.morayartsclub.com MORAY BOWLING CLUB 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. Call Helen Mitchell 01343 546620 or visit www.mbgrg.org MORAY COAST MOTORCYCLE CLUB 1st Wed each month at Mill House Hotel, Tynet, Buckie. Social ride out’s, fundraisers and more. For more info call Tracey Scott on 07928 444376 or visit www.moraycoastmcc.org.uk

NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST Meetings and outings in Forres & Elgin area. Antenatal classes & breastfeeding support. Email: nct_moray@yahoo.co.uk NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY (MORAY BANFF AND BADENOCH BRANCH) 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11am, Sherwood Suite, Eight Acres Hotel. 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 NETMUMS GROUP ELGIN AREA Being a mum can be very isolating so meeting other mums can be a lifeline. Come along and see what we are all about. Visit www.netmums.com for details of a local venue, contact Claire Brenton on 07989 135607 or email claireymac1@aol.com PLUSCARDEN VILLAGE HALL To book hall, call 01343 890412 or pluscardenhall@gmail.com www.pluscardenhall.co.uk STEP BY STEP IN MORAY Toddler groups for isolated and vulnerable families. Tuesdays 10am-11:30am, 1pm-2:30pm and on Fridays 10am-11:30am. Meets at Elgin Youth Cafe. Tel: Margaret 07583 835681. PLEASE NOTE: Details of Clubs & Societies are published on a rotational basis.

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Alves Church First Sunday every month 11.30am. Tel: 01309 690931. Birnie & Pluscarden Church Sunday worship at 11am alternating weekly between Birnie & Pluscarden. All welcome. Burghead Church Each Sunday 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 Morison: 01343 542196. Elgin Baptist Church Sunday worship 11am includes crèche, preSunday school, Sunday school, and Bible class. Evenings 6pm. Youth fellowship 7.30pm. Tel: 01343 547743. 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 (Church of God) Family Worship Sundays 10:30am, Start Right Toddler Group: Tues 10am - 11:30am (Term Time) Bible Study: Wed at 7pm. Contact Pastor Manuel on 01343 546654 Elgin High Church Sunday service 11am. Contact Parish Asst. Paula Baker: 01542 832662. Holy Trinity Elgin. Sundays 8am: Holy Communion. 11am: Family Eucharist. 6.30pm: evening service. Tel: 01343 547505.

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himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. (NIV) Our God and Father loves to show us what He is up to by the Spirit which He has given us. May each one of us see an increase of revelation into the mysteries of the wonderful Kingdom of God in the coming days and with childlike awe and wonder be totally blown away by our Dad's goodness.

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Hopeman Baptist Church Sundays 11am and 6pm. 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 9:15am, 11am (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 (September to May). Gospel meeting6.30pm.Tel: 01343 812987. Website:www.lossiemouthgospelhall.org.uk Lossiemouth United Free Church of Scotland Sundays 11am and 6pm including Sunday school. Website: www.ufcos.org.uk/lossie

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Rolling Event 23 june - 4 july art exhibition by landscape artists bill smith & john r. todd at elgin library gallery, cooper park. free entry. check library opening times.

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JUNE 2014 24 tuesday tombola night 7pm, garmouth pub. come and try your luck for great prizes! lots of fun guaranteed! call eleanor masson on 01343 870163 for more info.

26 thursday all age talent show 7pm, garmouth village hall. an evening of fun for all the family. share your talent or just enjoy everyone else's! cash prizes for winners and free entry for participants. call jackie townsend on 01343 870644 for details.

27 friday quiz night 9pm in garmouth pub. make up a team and come along to try your luck for a star prize! call june mackay on 01343 870233 for details.

meet the artists at the long room, logie steading by forres.10:30am - 5pm daily. judith nicholson, george mackenzie and edward smith will hold sessions during their exhibition ‘in harmony’. for details call 07974 170208 or 01343 540425

28 june - 1 august art exhibition: by landscape artist sue sabro elgin museum opening times elgin museum, upper gallery. free entry.

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until - 2 august through the lens - photography exhibition by jack martin tues - thurs, 10am – 4pm in the nicholson building gallery, st catherine’s road, forres.

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5 july - 2 august exhibition: myth, mystery and power - art by kay dayton, fiona graham, michael jessing and pat miller 11am - 4pm, monday to saturday at moray art centre

until - 31 august findhorn village heritage centre and icehouse open daily 2pm - 5pm. free entry - donations welcome. special arrangements for groups. call 01309 690659 or 691823. www.findhorn-heritage.co.uk

until - 30 September bruntlands bungalow - garden open for scotland's garden scheme in aid of macmillan nurses. by arrangement only. £3 entry for adults only. please phone for further details 01343 850285 admin@spotlighton.co.uk

JULY EVENTS Friday 4th .............................. Highland Hospice Fashion Show Saturday 5th........................................ Wildnight Comedy Night Thursday 17th........................... National Youth Jazz Orchestra Friday 18th ............................ Cinema Nairn – “Shell” (15) 2012 Saturday 19th..............................................Ceilidh Trail Launch with Charlie McKerron & Marc Clement Friday 25th ................................................ Astrid String Quartet Saturday 26th...........................................................Wrestlezone Professional Wrestling Show For further details, telephone 01667 453476, e-mail info@nairncc.co.uk or check out our website at www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

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Findhorn Village Heritage Centre and Ice House

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sigma: moray’s astronomy club - solar outdoor astronomical kitchen event (soake) 7pm for 7:30pm at lhanbryde community centre. non-members always welcome. refreshments provided for a small donation. dallas gala week - treasure hunt - a magical mystery tour around the local moray countryside. for more details contact sue richards on 01343 890717

5 saturday 28 saturday piping hot forres : european pipe band championships from 10am, forres grant park, forres. thousands of pipers and drummers compete to be european champions - a great family day out. for info visit www.pipinghotforres.com maggie fair day 1pm - 4pm at the cross and the park, garmouth. traditional stalls, fancy dress competition, keith silver band, bouncy castle, kids activities, assault course, archery, teas, beer tent, fochabers fiddlers, vintage cars plus much more...! maggie fair ceilidh to celebrate the end of the week! 8pm, garmouth village hall. dancing to nae reel, entry by ticket only. byob and refreshments. for more info call amy souter on 01343 870580. tickets from garmouth shop.

28 saturday - 29 sunday 21st annual scottish traditional boat festival, portsoy cultural heritage, beautiful boats, exhilarating skiff races on the open seas, maritime and rural craft demonstrations, non-stop song and dance, mouthwatering food & drink and adventure at the sports village (not just for kids!). call 01261 842951 for info.

29 sunday aila’s vintage fete 11am - 4pm at fochabers cricket club. in aid of the aila coull foundation. vintage teas, treasure hunt, face painting, kids races and much more! fun for all the family. car boot sale (idca) 8:30am - 1pm, inchberry hall, orton, fochabers. just turn up before 8.30am, no booking required. £8 per pitch / £16 per van (double pitch). tea / coffee / butteries cakes in hall and bbq food from the hut.

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6 sunday dallas gala day starting at 1:45pm with the traditional parade of floats to the gala field where there will be arena displays and many side stalls, tea tent & bbq. something for all the family. for more details contact sue richards on 01343 890717

8 tuesday heldon community council meeting 7:30pm at mosstowie primary school.

8 tuesday - 13 august families' object handling sessions 10am -12pm, weekly at elgin museum. handling and exploring the meaning of historical objects from different time periods. details can be found at elgin museum or visit www.elginmuseum.org.uk

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dallas gala week - annual primary schools football competition for more details contact sue richards on 01343 890717

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holy trinity coffee morning 10am - 12pm, holy trinity church hall, elgin. jewellery, cards, tombola, jams & home bakes, produce & raffle. adults £2, children 50p. all most welcome. dallas gala week pram race, 'it's a knockout' and in the evening dallas has talent. come along and enjoy the fun. for more details contact sue richards on 01343 890717 boats at burghead from 12pm at burghead harbour as well as boats there will be hog roast & paella at the pier, craft making stall, fisher wives' race, face painting, live music & much more. part of my heart's in the highlands and homecoming 2014. forres highland games 12:30pm - 5:30pm, grant park, forres. massed pipe bands, tug of war, highland dancing, track events, cycling events and much more! £5 adults / £2 oap and children. for info visit www.forreshighlandgames.fsnet.co.uk wildnight comedy night at nairn community & arts centre. for times and prices call 01667 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

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otter and osprey walk @ the scottish dolphin centre 7pm - 9pm. a guided walk along the river spey. look for otters and osprey and learn how to spot these amazing creatures. £2 per person, booking essential. call 01343 820339

eros comedy presents: an audience with "rowdy" roddy piper @ ironworks 7pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

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the western front association: engine of destruction: the 51st (highland) division in the great war by colin campbell, author 2:30pm, elgin library. for details call 01343 870562 or chairman.wfasnb@virgin.net ‘findhorn fare – well’: storytelling sessions with margot henderson 11am, 2pm & 3pm in findhorn’s historic icehouse as part of homecoming 2014. free admission (donations welcome). strawberry tea 2pm - 4pm, holy trinity church hall, elgin. £3, includes strawberries/cream & scones. in aid of moray fresh start. macmillan cancer support coffee morning 10am - 12 noon in forres town hall. usual stalls. £1.50. come along, meet up with friends and have a lovely morning!

13 sunday songs of praise 6:30pm at the piers, findhorn. led by the raf voluntary band. if possible bring your own chair. in jmi if inclement.

18 friday - 20 sunday lossiemouth folk festival the beach bar, lossiemouth. performers are encouraged to come and play for "the craic". music is played inside and outside all day and late into the night.

19 saturday highland and moray food and drink festival 11am 5pm, eden court theatre, inverness. celebrating the best of food and drink that is grown, brewed, produced, cooked, distilled and farmed in the highlands and moray. £5 / u16s go free. for tickets and info visit www.eden-court.co.uk inverness highland games from 11am northern meeting park, inverness. part of inverness summer festival. one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in scotland and is one of the highlights of any visit to the highland capital. for info visit www.invernesshighlandgames.com tomintoul highland games from 11am in the public park at tomintoul. for more inforrmation visit www.tomintoulhighlandgames.co.uk

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hopeman gala the 40th anniversary. a week long family event with something for everyone. for more info visit www.hopemangala.co.uk and see advert opposite.

speyfest craft fair 10am - 3:30pm, speyfest marquee, fochabers. free entry. come along to browse the 80 craft tables and listen to a selection of the weekend's festival musicians. dufftown highland games from 11am. held on the last saturday in july since 1892. a full programme of all light and heavy events, afternoon teas and beer tent. for info visit www.dufftownhighlandgames.com nairn show 10am, kinnudie farm, auldearn. livestock exhibitions, craft fair, trade stands, show jumping and much more. for info call 01667 455214 or visit www.nairnshow.org.uk wrestlezone - professional wrestling show at nairn community & arts centre. for times and prices call 01667 453476 or www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

20 sunday indoor car boot sale 10am - 12:30pm, lhanbryde community centre. tables £7 (1) and £10 (2). booking essential, payment in advance. call 01343 843025 (mornings mon-thurs) summer fete 2pm - 4pm, elgin st columba's south church, williamson hall, duff avenue, elgin. all welcome. garden walk: poisons and potions @ brodie castle 1pm - 2pm. tickets to be purchased on the day at the meeting point in front of the castle. for more info call 0844 493 2156 or visit www.nts.org.uk

25 friday - 27 sunday speyfest in the beautiful village of fochabers on the banks of the river spey. 3 days of concerts, ceilidhs & stomps, with some of the biggest names from the world of traditional and contemporary celtic music. visit www.speyfest.com for more info and see advert on page 17.

27 sunday pluscarden hall cream teas 2pm - 4:30pm. home bakes and produce stalls. all welcome. findhorn fair 1pm - 4pm at the piers. burgers, teas, plant stall, bric a brac, raffle etc. all welcome. peter pan and the lost boys - afternoon tea with the lost boys @ brodie castle an interactive outdoor theatre adaptation of jm barrie's classic. visit www.nts.org.uk/events or call 0844 493 2156

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Saturday 19th Bowling Club Pairs, Bowling Club Crowning of Gala Queen, Marquee 1.30pm and Fete, Marquee 2pm-5pm Children’s Discos, Memorial Hall P1-P3 6pm-7pm, P4 – P7, 7.15pm – 8.30pm Daisy Rocks, 7.30-11.30pm Marquee under 18’s, £3.00 Bowling Club Pairs Disco, Bowling club

2014, going from strength to strength every year it now reaches a massive milestone on its 40th Anniversary. Big applause must go out to all who have put a helping hand into Hopeman Gala since 1974, whether it be moving tables, putting up tents, sweeping floors, entertaining kids, driving vans, the countless number of cups of teas and pancakes and scones, too many to count! To Gala faithful’s from the villagers to the holidaymaker, day-trippers, with people from Moray and far beyond, come sunshine or rain, this year’s Gala Committee have ensured there is something for everyone while also giving us a nostalgic trip down memory lane! Hopeman 2014 Gala Queen Freya Main and her Princess Jade Rutter will be crowned at the opening Fete on Saturday 19th July at 1.30pm which will be followed by numerous events on in the village during that evening. Every day of the Gala offers something for everyone; the annual favourites are there along with a few new, but which were original, events taken from Galas of years gone by! The wee ones can enjoy the Fancy Dress Parade, Beach Doddle, Tiny Tots Time, Sandcastle Competition, older ones have Skate Park Competitions, Five a side Football, Art Classes, Discos, Fun Dance Classes and this year introducing ‘Daisy Rock’. For the older age groups, the Golf Club and Bowling Club run their Gala Competitions and Families can come together to enjoy the firm favourites, a 70’s Themed Car Treasure Hunt, Family Fun Quiz, Tombola, Variety Show, Harbour Night following an all-day Harbour Festival, and heading back in time to relive ‘Party in the Park’, the ‘Cooper Street, Street Party’ and a 70’s Ruby Night red Themed Disco! BIRO also headlines Finale Night in a return from last year’s Success. Of course, the Gala wouldn’t continue to thrive without the marvellous support given to it by the local community. The tireless work of the Gala Committee is backed by generous donations from local businesses and individuals with services offered at cost price and often donated along with time free of charge. Moray Council has also been very supportive of the Gala organisers, helping with Licensing, Road and Harbour issues to smooth the way for events to go ahead without a hitch. So as we say here in Hopeman ‘Come awa in’ and enjoy with us our ruby anniversary Gala!

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PLUS a VIP Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for Zippo’s Circus OR: a backstage tour and unique photo-opportunity with Guinness World Record-holding strong-man HERCULES. PLUS a VIP Ringside Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for Zippo’s Circus RUNNER-UP PRIZES: There are FIVE Second Prizes of Family Tickets (each for 2 adults & 2 children) for Zippo’s Circus. All you have to do to enter is answer this simple question: Who is the record-holding strong-man at Zippo’s Circus? Send your answer to:

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Chef Steve Guyett would like to thank all my customers for the support they have shown the restaurant over the last eight months. It is with sadness that I must announce my departure from the pub, due to differing opinions regarding the food offered. My belief is that the customers have regarded very highly their meals, many returning to eat more than once and others making 50 mile round trips to dine.

This space could have been promoting your business! SpotLight covers six areas along the Moray Firth Coastline from Buckie & Keith across to Inverness and then down to Aviemore - and all the places in between!

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Sales Executive - Media & Advertising Sales OTE ÂŁ24,000+ (expenses paid) Part or Full Time, Permanent contract available upon completion of satisfactory trial period. An exciting fast growing local media company is looking to hire additional sales staff to help launch an entirely new digital media product and to assist with existing varied product lines in magazines and job sites. The successful candidate will ideally have some existing telesales or sales experience but this is not essential. This will primarily be a new business role maintaining and developing clients that are brought on board.

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Apply by letter and cv to Comraich, Woodside Farm, Kinloss, IV36 3UA or email to david@winterburnmedia.co.uk. or Tel 01309 690063 for an informal chat.

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The City Break Popular for some years now, particularly for those whose time is very limited, a City Break is an excellent way of getting away for a few days and seeing some interesting and different cultures. The advantage is that you can come and go any day of the week, normally using scheduled flights, with a complete selection of differing hotels. Imagine flying directly to Barcelona, from Edinburgh, staying 3 nights in a smart city hotel full of character on a Bed and Breakfast basis as there are so many restaurants that you would want to try for lunch and dinner. Cities like Barcelona are excellent for walking about, seeing the marinas, waterfront, Las Ramblas shopping street and the Food market. Though no direct flights exist from Scotland, Vienna is another popular destination, with all its imperial splendour, Art Nouveau, waltzes and coffee houses. A grand ring of 19th century palaces surrounds the mediaeval city, with its narrow streets, hospitable inns, cafes and shops. Two sets of customers have recently joined a break to Vienna with a trip to Budapest, using the train to travel from one to the other. Both cities boast much of the 19th century grandeur of the Hapsburg Empire. It's Bela Bartok and Liszt Museums in Budapest as it is the Strauss family in Vienna.

art galleries, concert halls and churches; as a university city it comes alive at night in cellar bars, restaurants and jazz clubs. Like Prague, this city largely escaped destruction during WWII. In Prague only one building was hit during that war, and it is now known as the American Church in honour of its bombers! Athens now has direct flights from Edinburgh. The Acropolis, Temple of Athena & the National Archaeological Museum are all in the city and a trip to The Sacred Site of Delphi to see the Temple of Apollo would provide enough knowledge to get a Gold Star in any school project on Ancient Greece! The Plaka area of Athens with it's maze of narrow streets is perfect for browsing stalls selling pottery, jewellery and marble. Eating out here is mainly outdoors in the Tavernas specialising in Souvlaki (kebab), spanakopita (spinach pie) & Meze (greek tapas) all washed down with some surprisingly good local wine!

There are many suitable Italian cities to visit for a short time and Florence is one of the finest settings of them all. On the banks of the River Arno, Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and the city of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Dante and their patrons the Medici family. When you are there a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and Museum is a must! There are direct flights now from Edinburgh to Krakow, the cultural capital of Poland. Krakow is rich in museums, Information kindly supplied by

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01343 862832 07733 228702 28702 gor gordchrist@btinternet.com dchrist@btinter net.com

Beaver Travel is also a ticket agent for Eden Court Theatre, Inverness - No booking fee.

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LATE NIGHT LOUNGE BAR

STEAK NIGHT SPECIAL 2 x 8oz

Sirloin Steaks

Serving Fresh Cocktails, Champagnes, Fine Wines & Premium Spirits.

Served with Hand-cut Chips, Onion Rings, Mushrooms and Ffried E egg

Enjoy the finest acoustic entertainment in comfortable surroundings

1 Bottle House Wine

SATURDAY 10PM - 1.30AM 3-COURSE SUNDAY LUNCH DEAL Leys Road, Forres. Tel: 01309 676737 Email: info@simplyredrestaurant.com W: www.simplyredrestaurant.com

(Red, White or Rose)

All for the great price of Served Wed & Thu 6 - 8pm

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Use our website enquiry form at: www.1renewables/get-in-touch.php

INVESTORS WANTED JOIN OUR GROWING LIST OF INVESTORS IN SINGLE TURBINES 1 RENEWABLES LTD, a local

wind-power company, seeks investors for renewables projects secured by the UK Government Feed-in Tariff. Minimum amount 5k, no maximum amount. Excellent returns for 20 year FiT programme, or for shorter periods if preferred. Corporate and personal guarantees provided. CONTACT

Ian on 07713 912473 ian@1renewables.com or alastair@1renewables.com


Rubberflex

Composite Rubber Tiles

Is your balcony lacking that certain touch? Our composite tiles are the perfect solution, creating a safe, stylish & practical area. Our tiles are also suitable for roof terraces, walkways and great for play areas. get ready for summer with a composite solution.

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Telephone 01343 815 107 Mobile 07837 821761

Call now for a FREE estimate


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SILVER SANDS Y PARK H OLIDA

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This Sunday give the Cook the day off Then afterwards enjoy a stroll along the glorious golden sands of Covesea West Beach. Or enjoy a game of Bingo at 3pm in the Clubhouse with CASH PRIZES!!!

A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT

CURRY NIGHT COFFEE AND LOUNGE BAR

EVERY THURSDAY CURRY & DRINK £7.50

NOW OPEN @SILVERSANDS

Come and enjoy real coffee, pastries light lunches, soup or a sandwich wether your out for a drive, walk or a game of golf. Inside and outdoor dining available

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RICHMOND WIGHT ESTATES

visit: www.silver-sands.co.uk


Day and Night blinds combine the elegant light diffusion of sheer fabric with the stylish practicality of a privacy blind. The contemporary bold horizontal stripes effortlessly move from transparency to dim out. Day and Night blinds can be adjusted sensitively to provide immediate privacy or transparency; or they can be fully retracted to provide a clear view to the outside.

GIFTWARE BEDS CARPETS

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HARRISON’S Home Improvements Ltd

FULLY FULL LY FITTED FITTED BATHROOMS BA AT T THROOMS

FULLY FULL LY FITTED F KIT KITCHENS CHENS

Refresher R efresher Package Package

Price Buster Kitchens Any 13 Units, 2 Cornice, 2 P elmets, 2 Plinths, Pelmets, 2 End Support P anels, els, 2 W Worktops, orktops, Doors, Handles and Appliances* Panels,

13-Piece Bathroom Set – perfect for smaller bathrooms where budget is key

Lakes Lak kes Kitchens Kit

Everything you need for your new bathroom, giving you the widest choice of styles and colours with high quality products

£5499 nc V VAT VA AT and inc Installation

£8999 inc nc V VAT VA AT and Installation

Balterley Lifetime Manufacturer Manufacturer’s ’s Guarantee Contact Harrison or full package info. Ts Ts and Cs apply ’s for Harrison’s

£6495 Supplied ed and FFitted iitted

EX EX-DISPLAY X-D -DISPLA AY BATHROOM BA AT THROOM

* See instore for details

EX-DISPLAY EX X-DIS - SPLA AY KIT KITCHEN CHEN 50% Off

Walnut W alnut Slab Units, Worktops, Wor orktops, Appliances, etc Was W aas £270 £2708.94 08.94

50% Off

Bath, Vanity Vanity Units, Unnits, T Toilet, oilet, Basin, etc Was W as a £2894.16 Now

£1446.97

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Full Commercial Toilet R Refurbishment efur efurbishment Toilet Public Halls, Businesses, etc Give us a call for more information

Not in conjunction with any other offer

PLUMBING PLUMBING and HEATING HEA AT TING Boiler R Replacement eplacement Have your existing standard efficiency boiler replaced like for like with a high efficiency boiler

ON P PARK ARK 30% OFF BRETTON FURNITURE FITTED BEDROOM FU RNITURE SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS Sleek contemporary styling Large choice of finish options

£2195

fix ed fixed for only Whether a combi/system or heat only boiler Telephone Morgan on (01343) ( 551331 Telephone Select from one of these 3 Glowworm Boilers:

Heating System Swaps

Giving you the widest choice with fitted furniture or sliding door systems. Complemented by a full range of matching units and internal storage accessories.

ie Back Boiler to Combi

£2595 incnc VVA VAT AT

nc V VAT VA AT and inc Installation

Ultra Package Package

Any 13 Units, 2 Cornice, 2P elmets, 2 Plinths, Pelmets, 2 End Support P anels, Panels, 2W orktops, Doors, Handles and Worktops, Appliances*

from

£2999

Premier Premier Package Package A complete refurbishment solution with vanity storage at an affordable price

£4995 Supplied andd FFitted itted

Devon or Alton £500 while stocks last – inc Units, Worktops, W orktops, Doors, Handles, Han etc

224523

Combi Boiler

Free F ree Plan and Design F ree Quotations Free Terms Terms and Conditions Con Apply Pictures for illustration purposes only

System Boiler

Heat Only Boiler

Open 7 Days Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm Sat 10 am-4 pm Sun S 12 noon-4 pm

View samples display in our showroom

COME AND VISIT OUR SHOWROOM A ATT 16 Linkwood Place, Elgin Tel Tel (01343) 551331 55

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SpotLight on Elgin, Lossie & District July 2014  

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