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for a while. For more information call Steve on 07813 342248. ELGIN BOWLING CLUB Daily, 10am to dusk (Apr - Sept) All ages & abilities. Call Douglas Sinclair 01343 540165 ELGIN CITY COMMUNITY FOOTBALL Football activities for boys & girls of all ages. Call Robbie Hope on 01343 551114. ww.facebook.com/ ELGIN CRICKET CLUB Thurs, (Apr - Sept), 6pm, Cooper Park, Elgin. Age 5 up, coaching available. Call Allan Duncan on 563177 or 821331 or email at allaniduncan@btinternet.com ELGIN DUELLIST FENCING CLUB Thurs, Beginners: 6.30pm - 8pm, Advanced: 6.30pm - 9pm, Elgin High School (term time only). Integrated Adults’ & Children’s classes. All weapons, masks & protective clothing provided. Call Robin Paterson on 01343 541302 (after 7pm). ELGIN MUSEUM Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm & Sat, 11am - 4pm (Apr - Oct). The Museum collects & safeguards artefacts & specimens held in trust for the people of Moray & visitors to the area. 01343 543675 or at curator@elginmuseum.org.uk www.elginmuseum.org.uk ELGIN WRITERS GROUP Wed, fortnightly, (Mar - Jun & Sept - Dec), 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Elgin Library. A club for aspiring writers in North-East Scotland. Write poetry, fiction & history & listen to speakers. New members always welcome. www.elginwriters.wordpress.com

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No sooner are the supermarket shelves emptied of selection boxes than they are filled with chocolate eggs. Christmas has become a distant memory; we are now looking forward to the Easter holidays. Sadly, for many in our town both these momentous events of history mean little more than chocolate and holidays. Perhaps you could be persuaded to stop for a few moments and take a fresh look at the cross. All through our lives, we have been familiar with the symbol of the cross. On our schoolwork, the cross, simply but starkly, informed us that we were wrong. When we receive a birthday card, the cross reminds us that we were loved. The cross on the ballot paper indicated that we had made a choice. The fabled pirate map told that the treasure was to be found at the cross. The cross of the Easter story has strikingly similar lessons for us to learn, read on. We are the ones who got it wrong, we have broken God’s laws – “All

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riches as: forgiveness of sins, peace with God, placed in the family of God, an inheritance to be enjoyed eternally, to name only a few. To claim such treasures follow the directions in the Bible. In the light of the cross confess to God the sin of your wrongdoing. Thank Him that in spite of your sin He has shown His love in sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross. In making such a choice you are opening the treasures of God’s grace and goodness for your soul to enjoy for all eternity. As Easter approaches, by all means enjoy your creme egg, but don’t forget the cross, or more importantly, the man who died on that cross for our sins. Bible quotes in italics are from the King James Version: Romans 3 v 23   Romans 5 v 8 Ephesians 2 v 4   Jeremiah 31 v 3 John 3 v 36 Ainslie Paterson Evangelist, Caroline Street Gospel Hall

December 2016. For further information please contact the Church Office on 01343 551501 or via e-mail at stgileselgin@gmail.com You can also visit our website at www.elginstgileschurch.co.uk St James Church of Scotland Lossiemouth. Sunday worship 10am including crèche and Sunday school. Contact Rev. Geoff McKee 01343 208852 St Margaret’s Church Lossiemouth. Sunday 9.30am: Family Eucharist . Thursdays 10am: Holy Communion. Thursdays 5pm: evening prayer. St Michael’s Parish Church of Scotland Dallas. Family service at 12 noon followed by tea & fellowship. Tel. 01309.672380 or 01343.890420. St Sylvester's Catholic Church Elgin. Vigil Mass Saturday 7pm. Sunday Mass 11.45am. Tel: 01343 542280. Moray Presbytery www.moraypresbytery.org.uk

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Parliament Blog & Tide Times As we head towards Easter it’s always a busy time for schools and churches and I will hopefully get the chance to see some of you at the odd daffodil tea or Easter coffee morning being held around Moray which is also a great opportunity to sample some home baking! There is little time for tea and biscuits in the House of Commons just now, although like a coffee morning, there is always plenty to talk about, and recent weeks have been extremely busy with various debates and meetings of the Home Affairs committee which I am a member of. This committee is looking at a range of issues but we recently visited the National Crime Agency which is the lead agency for tackling serious and organised crime and the visit was a real eye-opener in terms of some of the investigations that are ongoing and the joint working with

agencies all across the country. On a lighter note, as a strong supporter for the Scotch Whisky distilled in Moray, I have accepted the challenge of visiting all the distilleries in the area. Watch out for the photos as I will be continuing to promote our iconic national drink!

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St David’s Day Thurs 1st Mar 2018 Purim Thurs 1st Mar 2018 Holi Fri 2nd Mar 2018 Mothering Sunday Sun 11th Mar 2018 St Patrick’s Day Sat 17th Mar 2018 British Summertime Starts Sun 25th Mar 2018 Palm Sunday Sun 25th Mar 2018 Maundy Thursday Thurs 29th Mar 2018 Good Friday Fri 30th Mar 2018 First Day Of Passover Sat 31st Mar 2018 April Fool’s Day Sun 1st Apr 2018

Easter Sunday Easter Monday Last Day of Passover Yom HaShoah Isra & Mir’aj Yom HaAtzmaut St George’s Day Lag B’Omer

Sun 1st Apr 2018 Mon 2nd Apr 2018 Sat 7th Apr 2018 Wed 11th Apr 2018 Fri 13th Apr 2018 Thurs 19th Apr 2018 Mon 23rd Apr 2018 Thurs 3rd May 2018

for 2017/2018 (all dates inclusive) Spring Term Ends Thurs 29th Mar 2018 Spring Holiday Starts Fri 30th Mar 2018 Spring Holiday Ends Fri 13th Apr 2018 Summer Term Starts Mon 16th Apr 2018 Occasional Day Fri 4th May 2018 May Day Holiday Mon 7th May 2018 In-Service Day Thurs 17th May 2018 In-Service Day Fri 18th May 2018 Summer Term Ends Fri 29th Jun 2018

Summer Holiday Starts Mon 2nd Jul 2018 for 2018/2019 (all dates inclusive) Summer Holiday Ends Fri 10th Aug 2018 In-Service Day Mon 13th Aug 2018 Autumn Term Starts Tues 14th Aug 2018 Autumn Term Ends Fri 5th Oct 2018 Autumn Holiday Starts Mon 8th Oct 2018 Autumn Holiday Ends Fri 19th Oct 2018 Winter Term Starts Mon 22nd Oct 2018 In-Service Day Mon 12th Nov 2018

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Useful Contacts

Bus Station, Elgin ...............................................01343 544222 Citizens Advice Bureau.......................................01343 550088 Dallas Village Hall ...............................................01343 890243 Dial ‘M’ For Moray Buses ..................................03001 234565 Elgin Community Council ..................................01343 540615 Elgin Library ........................................................01343 562600 Elgin Town Hall ......................01343 547767/543736 -To Book Inverness Airport.................................................01667 464000 Lossie Library......................................................01343 813334 Lossie Swimming Pool ......................................01343 815299 Lossie Town Hall ....................................01343 813327/815309 Moray Cats Protection ........................................07837 342646 Moray Council.....................................................01343 543451 Moray Families Information Service.......................................... www.facebook.com/ MorayFamiliesInformationService Moray Leisure Centre .........................................01343 550033 National Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline ..........................................................................0800 027 1234 National Rail Enquiries........................................03457 484950 Pluscarden Village Hall ......................................01343 890412 Police Station ......................................................................101 Railway Mission ..................................................078419 85768

SCHOOLS Alves Primary School ..........................................01343 850247 Bishopmill Primary School ..................................01343 547841 Burghead Primary School ..................................01343 835529 East End Primary School ....................................01343 542381

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Greenwards Primary School ..............................01343 541661 Hopeman Primary School ..................................01343 830281 Lhanbryde Primary School..................................01343 842649 Linkwood Primary School ..................................01343 547782 Mosstowie Primary School..................................01343 547119 New Elgin Primary School ..................................01343 547587 Seafield Primary School ......................................01343 547792 St Gerardine Primary School ..............................01343 812251 St Sylvesters R.C. Primary School ......................01343 541453 West End Primary School ..................................01343 543161 Elgin Academy ....................................................01343 543485 Elgin High School................................................01343 545181 Lossiemouth High School ..................................01343 812047

DENTISTS Apex Dental Studio..............................................01343 556606 Glassgreen Dental Practice ................................01343 553131 Laich Dental Practice ..........................................01343 816316 Smiles Dental ......................................................01343 541164 South Street Dental Practice ..............................01343 542729 Trinity Dental Practice..........................................01343 542697 VETS Miller and Swann ................................................01343 542255 Moray Coast Vets, Lossie ..................................01343 815335 Wards Veterinary Centre ....................................01343 544811 If you would like to add a contact or if there are any amendments to be made to existing details, please email linda@winterburnmedia.co.uk

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Forres artist Jonathan Luxon will be taking part in the current series of “Portrait Artist of the Year 2018” aired on Tuesdays at 8.00pm, (Sky Arts channel) Jonathan’s heat is scheduled for Tuesday 6th March at 8pm. For those who don’t subscribe to the Sky Arts channel, the show can also be viewed at nowtv.com or with most internet TV boxes.

“My main inspiration has always been the human figure. A friend suggested entering this event. I didn’t take it too seriously at first but he kept mentioning it so I painted a self portrait and submitted it. I was pretty shocked when they phoned back to say I’d been selected. The biggest challenge was how to do a portrait in 4 hours as it usually takes me about 40. I spent a month prior to my heat working on my speed. The filming day was a frantic, hair raising experience, but terrific fun. I learned a lot from taking part. It has really helped develop my painting and I am planning to enter again for next year”. Jonathan studied Fine art in Canterbury from 1993-1996 where he specialised in figurative drawing and painting. He has lived in Moray since 2003 where he has worked as a self- employed portrait artist since 2009. As well as portraiture he has recently been focusing on painting the local landscapes, particularly the Findhorn Bay area.

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Rolling Events 27 february - 2 march

the moray tenants forum (mtf) 2pm-4pm, venue to be confirmed. your views are important to us. if you would like to come along please get in touch. call 0300 123 4566 or email at tenantparticipation@moray.gov.uk

until 7 march

inverness music festival tbc, various venues. competitive music festival open to all ages & abilities temail admin@invernessmusicfestival.org

highland folk museum: britain's first open air museum 10.30am - 5.30pm (mar - aug) & 11am 4.30pm (sept - oct). highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. free but donations welcome. how highland people lived & worked from 1700s - 1960s! we have an cafe, gift shop & a fantastic children’s playground. call 01540 673551 or email at highland.folk@highlifehighland.com www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum

april - 30 september

nelson tower with panoramic views over the moray firth 2pm - 4pm. exhibitions of local photographs & nelson memorabilia. entry by donation. the red ensign Petstay Feb 18.pdf 1 16/01/2018 10:42 flying from the tower mast signifies that the tower is open! www.forresheritage.org

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art installation by robyn woolston, artist in residence tbc, ground floor of the highlanders museum, fort george, nr invernesss. call ann-marie peckham, curator on 0131 3108764/0131 3108702 or email at ann-marie@thehighlandersmuseum.com

moray supports refugees: appeal for warm clothing, tents & equipment for adults, children & babies living in refugee camps. for collection points contact christine preece at chrispreece1@hotmail.com or call 07982 161282. please bring all you can spare! 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

earthtime eco library 12pm - 2pm (1st & 3rd tues of the month), west lodge, cooper park, elgin come & some 300 books on outdoor ed, woodwork, tracking, traditional crafts, eco-architecture, permaculture, etc. www.earthtime.co.uk

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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3 saturday

26 monday

tsimoray: gdpt information session; delivered by ico 9.30am - 12.30pm, the mansion house hotel & country club, elgin. free but booking essential via email at info@tsimoray.org.uk

27 tuesday

social media management tools for tourism hosted by dts & moray speyside tourism 12.30pm - 3.30pm, the drouthy cobbler, elgin. www.eventbrite.com

28 wednesday

the classic rock show 'guitar greats - world tour Riding forcourt the (empire disabled theatre), March 18.pdf 2018' 7.30pm, eden inverness. call 01463 234234

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Riding for the Disabled Moray Group NEEDS YOU! Please come and lead a pony or act as a side helper for our disabled riders - No experience required Cranloch Riding Centre, Cranloch, Elgin IV30 8QX Term begins on Mon, 19th March (2.30pm to 4.30pm) and Wed, 21st March (9.15am to 2.30pm) Training: Wed, 7th and 14th March (10am - 12noon) For more information please contact Charlotte Mountain

Tel 07785392785 - charlotte@delfur.co.uk

March 2018 1 thursday

thursday open mic night 7.30pm - 10pm, copper dog pub, the craigellachie hotel. acoustic music sessions hosted by max mcpherson. please book if dining. call lesley anne parker on 07887 846495 or email at lesley@leap-scotland.com stand-up & hang-on tidies: make new from old 5.30pm - 7.30pm, elgin sports & community centre free but places limited so booking essential. materials provided or bring your own. email at paul@earthtime.co.uk. www.earthtime.co.uk/upproject

2 friday

sigma: galactic archaeology; how do galaxies form & evolve? speaker - dr oscar gonzales, royal observatory,edinburgh. 7pm for a 7.30pm start, birnie village hall. non-members welcome. www.sigma-astro.co.uk page 26 - March 2018

coldplace@ the ironworks, inverness 7pm. www.ironworksvenue.com noise present dj rankin@the ironworks, inverness 11pm. www.ironworksvenue.com ac/dc tribute - volts@elgin ex-services club 8pm nieves@the drouthy cobbler, elgin 9pm - 11pm. www.thedrouthycobbler.co.uk zumbathon in aid of outfit moray 1.30pm - 4.30pm, forres town hall. £10. download sponsor form. merchandise, raffle & smoothie bike. email at info@outfit moray.com. www.outfit.moray.com action marine coffee morning & stalls 10am - 12pm, lossiemoth town hall. beankind coffee & homebakes

3 saturday - 10 saturday

world junior 10:49 curling championships 2018 tbc, eday walk, aberdeen. www.worldjuniorcurling championships2018 all stars stripes cheer & dance: family ceilidh featuring current affair 7.30pm - 11.55pm, bishopmill hall, elgin. byob/snacks. £5 or £20 (family ticket) form ascdfundraising @gmail.com

13/02/2018

4 sunday

moray typhoons vs dundee comets (away game) 6.30pm, dundee ice arena. all welcome. www.moraytyphoons.co.uk nairn roadrunners: nairn 10k; northern scot series & fun run 1pm - 2pm (registration); 2.30pm (start), nairn community centre. £15 per participant (nonaffiliated); online entry only for 10k - closes 1st march. fun run entry can register on day - limited spaces, minimum age 9yrs. call 01667 462173. www.nairnroadrunners.co.uk craft fair in aid of community centre repairs 11am 3pm, lhanbryde community centre. bottle stall, kids' hair bows, handmade jewellery, sensory candles, home decor, etc. light refreshments. call elsie or susan on 07927 195017 or 07935 223480

6 tuesday

skid row@the ironworks, inverness 7pm. www.ironworksvenue.com

7 wednesday

elgin writers' group: opening night; learning to use microphones effectively. 7.30pm - 9.30pm, elgin library. memberships due. meet & greet old & new members. www.elginwriters.wordpress.com a wandering i will go: scottish diaspora post culloden; speakers - dr jim mcpheron & prof jim hunter. part of the bbc civilisations festival 6.30pm, culloden battlefield visitors' centre

8 thursday

international women's day coffee morning 10am 12pm, elgin museum hall. £2. a coffee morning event to mark the centenary of votes for women in uk & raise money for the womankind charity. call

tel: 01309 690063

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First 5 phone bookings GET 2 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 1

New B&B and Self Catering Cottage Opens its doors to guests from March 2018 KINGSTON ON SPEY B&B and SELF CATERING COTTAGE Telephone: 01343 870694 or 07399429179

Hosts, JOYCE & EDNA came to Spey Bay on holidays with their dog and fell in love with the area. So they sold up and moved to Kingston on Spey 2 years ago. To celebrate their opening they are offering special deals throughout March and April.

Kingston on Spey B&B - The perfect base for your visiting relations tSet in a 1/4 acre of garden in a secluded, picturesque area. t Very close to bases of Kinloss & Lossiemouth t Plenty of activities for all the family in Elgin, only 9 miles away t Sample the malt whisky tours of 20 distilleries in the Moray area. t Fish on the River Spey (1 mile walk from the B&B) t Walk 1/2 mile from B&B to the largest shingle beach in Scotland.

t Visit the Dolphin Centre across the estuary at Spey Bay for daily bulletins (and a cuppa) t Visit the Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve - see large numbers of wildfowl and breeding terns at the river mouth. t Play golf at the 18 hole Garmouth & Kingston Golf Club (1/2 mile walk from the B&B)

OUR ROOMS: Cosy, bright and are of the highest standard Everything is new & fresh.

1 SINGLE ROOM ENSUITE - £50 per room per night 1 DOUBLE ROOM ENSUITE - £75 per room per night 1 FAMILY ROOM ENSUITE - £90 per room per night

FACILITIES: Wifi TV Coffee, Tea & Walkers Shortbread Hairdryer BREAKFAST We use local products to cook a full Scottish Breakfast & offer cereal, yoghurts & juices

SELF CATERING GARDEN COTTAGE (pet friendly) SPECIAL DEAL throughout March & April £300 per week (normally £400-£400) Your own private garden & parking at front for 2 cars. Ideal for guests/ families wanting their own space. Wifi throughout.

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mary shand on 01343 543675 or email mshand4b@aol.com. www.elginmuseum.org.uk forres crafters agm 7.30pm - 9.30pm, blue room, forres community centre, forres. all welcome. email forrescrafters@gmail.com

8 thursday - 10 saturday

musical-anything goes: emt presents "anything goes" with music by cole porter this show has great songs & dancing 7.30 pm, elgin town hall £15 adults, £12 u12's. call james barnett on 01343 550805 or email oban.jb@gmail.com.

9 friday

wonder woman (12a)@universal hall, findhorn 7.30pm, £5. call david till on 01309 691170 or email uhallpromo@gmail.com. www.universalhall.co.uk grand concert of fiddle music: a night of toe-tapping scottish music & entertainments tickets on sale from players on sale & at the door 7.30pm, st giles church, elgin. £7 call 013435 551113 or email at juliegrant1972@btinternet.com www.elginstrathspeyandreelsociety.org the stranglers@the ironworks, inverness, tbc www.ironworksvenue.com

10 saturday

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moray field club: landscape & ecology of the cairngorms; speaker - matthew hawkins, cairngorms national park authority 7.30pm, the lounge, elgin town hall. £1. call sara marsh on. 01343 549769/ 07840 285438 or at morayfieldclub@gmail.com ed byrne: spoiler alert 8pm, eden court, inverness all welcome. call 01463 234234

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elgin community council: presentation by natural power on the proposed extension to the rothes iii wind farm 7pm to 9pm, council chamber, council hq, high street, elgin. members of the public welcome. call patsy gowans on 07497 111510 or at patsy.gowans1@btinternet.com elgin flower club: a touch of artistic license; speaker alyson christie, st andrews 7.30pm, elgin high church hall, guildry street, elgin. www.elginflowerclub.com twelfth day@the drouthy cobbler, elgin 8pm - 10pm, www.thedrouthycobbler.co.uk

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barry woodward - inspirational evangelist speaker on how he turned his life around after years of addiction 7.30pm, clovenside chapel, clovenside road, forres. free. call jon mackenzie on 01309 676974 or email at jon.mackenzie11@gmail.com www.forresbaptistchurch.org lossie hae a news!: have a cuppa & a news. quizzes, dominoes, bingo, crafts, etc. for anyone living with dementia 1.30pm - 3pm, hersbruck court sheltered housing, ramsay lane, lossiemouth. call sharon finlay on 07584 408209 or at sfinlay@alzscot.org

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findhorn bay local nature reserve: fblnr agm then management committee meeting 7pm, incl public session 7.30pm, james milne institute, findhorn. www.fblnr.org tsimoray: join the dots; annual networking conference 9.30am - 3.30pm, the mansfield hotel & mezzo bistro, elgin. community groups, voluntary organisations social enterprises, charities, etc elgin writers' group: a member of the journalist profession talks about writing for the newspaper (tbc) 7.30pm - 9.30pm, elgin library. closing date for winter competition. www.elginwriters.wordpress.com

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easter miracle play - the passion by lamps theatre group doors open 6.30pm for 7pm, st leomard’s church, forres. £5 at the door. email at royand@btinternet.com

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reap's grow your own healthy communities food, folk & greenspace conference: join us at our event which showcases a wide range of local food & landbased resources. booking essential 10am - 3.30pm, elgin town hall house, 1 trinity pl, elgin. free. call alasdair taylor on 01542 888070 or email at info@reapscotland.org.uk. www.reapscotland.org.uk Rothes Pharm March 18.pdf 24 saturday

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