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GARMOUTH & KINGSTON ART GROUP Alternate Thursdays from 2pm 4pm in Garmouth Hall. New members welcome. Contact Trish Bingham on 01343 870267 for more details. GARMOUTH & KINGSTON PRE-SCHOOL GROUPS Playgroup, 2-3 Club and Tots Group. Call Jessica Myers on 870262(am)/870620(pm) or visit www.garmouthplaygroups.co.uk 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 JOG SCOTLAND ELGIN Thursdays, 6pm at Elgin Library during winter months and Cricket Pavilion during summer months. Beginners to advanced joggers welcome. New members please arrive at 5:45pm. For more information email jselgin@walkjogrunmoray.org.uk LGBT MORAY YOUTH Social networking group online on Facebook at 'LGBT Moray Youth' or contact Katie Quartly at lgbtmorayyouth@gmail.com. Young volunteers wanted to help start a group in Moray. LAICH OF MORAY TRUST Providing transport for elderly, infirm and disabled within Moray. Mainly within Moray, but sometimes further. Contact Rob Tyson 545531 LOSSIEMOUTH ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION BRANCH AND SOCIAL CLUB Join us for a variety of social activities . For more details about the Club and Membership please visit www.lossiemouth-rna.org ME MORAY SUPPORT GROUP 2nd Tuesday each month 7pm, Moray Resource Centre, Maisondeu Road, Elgin. Meet with other ME sufferers for support and information. Meetings are free with refreshments provided. www.memoray.org.uk/forum

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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 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. Holy Trinity Elgin. Sundays 8am: Holy Communion. 11am: Family Eucharist. 6.30pm: evening service. Tel: 01343 547505. Hopeman Baptist Church Sundays 11am and 6pm.

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people today are so busy doing, that they neglect the importance of being. Often people are working longer hours, in jobs that are not satisfying and often for wages that don't cover the bills. Many are worn out, fed up and in survival mode as they seek to keep their heads above water, in the midst of all the different responsibilities and pressures. However, It’s not enough just to survive; you need a reason to live. This is where Christ comes in: He will give you new life, and add purpose to your life—plus the power to fulfil that purpose. D. L. Moody once said, ‘Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.’ To trust in Jesus is to connect with your Creator and to find meaning and purpose to your life.

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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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Foster Care Fortnight 12th–25th May 2014 The Council provides care for individual children, sibling groups and children with complex emotional needs. We currently look after 83 children in 40 mainstream and 6 Choices specialist foster placements. There are a further 22 children who are currently living elsewhere in Scotland as we don’t have enough foster carers in Moray at present.

Moray has a long history of providing foster care that dates back to the 1800’s. Many children have been looked after and cared for by foster carers throughout Moray, but we still need more people to becomes carers. There are different types of foster care. The Moray Council Placement Services Team has foster carers that provide temporary and permanent placements for children and young people. We also have short break carers, the Choices intensive fostering service and supported lodgings carers who aid the transition to independent living for carer leavers age 16+.

From 12th to 25th May 2014 it is National Foster care Fortnight and this year’s theme is ‘Can you Guess who Fosters?’ Fostering families come from all walks of life and areas of the community. From florists to engineers; teachers to care workers; parents with adult children; couples and single people, we have a broad spectrum of skills and abilities in Moray. There are few restrictions to enquiring, you need to be over 21, have a spare room and be in good health. Guess who Fosters In Moray, Could You? For more information see our adverts on the opposite page and get in touch with us.


Choices for Children We are recruiting foster carers for Choices for Children, Moray’s intensive fostering scheme Choices for Children provides family care for children and young people who have complex needs, and are already looked after in residential or foster care. Foster carers in our scheme receive a range of local supports from a highly committed team, as well as payment equivalent to full time work. This role is challenging, rewarding and can make a real difference. Interested? Please contact Ian or Ailsa for information 01343 563568 foster.adopt@moray.gov.uk

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Let Us Know ‘What’s On’ In Your Area *Deadline for the June Issue: Friday, 2nd May* Email: tamsyn@spotlighton.co.uk Telephone: 01309 690063 Inclusion of events in What’s On is free. We do not accept submissions for classes, courses or workshops. Contact venues & organisers first as there may be changes to events.

4 sunday craigellachie whisky auction 2pm with viewing from 12pm in craigellachie village hall. catalogue can be viewed at www.craigellachie.org.uk. printed copies on sale on the day. tea, coffee & biscuits on sale.

5 monday really wild festival @ the scottish dolphin centre 10:30am - 4pm. free admission. with food, drinks, stalls and tons of activities. for info call 01343 820339

6 tuesday Rolling Event 3rd May - 2nd August through the lens - photography exhibition by jack martin tuesday - thursday, 10am – 4pm in the nicholson building gallery, st catherine’s road, forres

boden clothes sale at torvean, 33 forteath avanue elgin. email veronica.maclean@yahoo.co.uk for more details. elgin flower club: mrs margaret earl from tyne and wear with her title 'elegance' 7:30pm, elgin high church hall. admission is £4. for more information contact the chairperson frances on 01343 813397

MAY 2014 2 friday first friday coffee morning 10am - 12pm, in duffus hall. community food moray will also be there for fresh, locally sourced fruit and vegetables. fashion show in aid of cancer research uk 7:30pm, bridge centre, academy street, elgin (opposite seaforth club). tickets £5 & raffle tickets from cancer research uk, elgin (opposite farmfoods) and at the door. complimentary refreshments. bear’s den @ ironworks 7:30pm. £8. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com mahler players present ‘mahler in miniature’ 8pm at nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

3 saturday baby & children's market 10am - 1pm at eight acres hotel, elgin. 1000s of pre-loved items all under one roof! clothing, toys, books, furniture, prams, carseats, garden toys and footwear all at bargain prices direct from the owners. adult entry £1 (under 16s free) • info@happymumsmarket.co.uk coffee morning 10am - 11:30am lhanbryde community centre. usual stalls and raffle. adults £1.50 children 50p. in aid of st andrews & urquhart bowling club. all welcome. dj yoda+filth+ally ridgers+stephanie lewicki+kaos theory @ ironworks 10pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com admin@spotlighton.co.uk

NAIRN Nairn Community & Arts Centre Your local venue for films, shows, concerts, and parties. Wide range of activities for all ages.

MAY EVENTS Friday 2nd ..............................................Mahler Players present “Mahler in Miniature” 8.00pm Thursday 8th............................................... Jazz Nairn presents “Rossano Sportiello” – 7.30pm Friday 9th ................................................... Royal String Quartet Saturday 17th.......................................................Table Top Sale Friday 23rd May ........................... Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Friday 30th May ......Cinema Nairn – “Three Colours Red” (15) Saturday 31st.................................Referendum Debate 7.30pm 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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12 – 25 May 2014 in Moray for more information on Fostering see the advert in this issue of Spotlight or contact us on 01343 563668.

8 thursday jazz nairn presents ‘rossano sportiello’ 7:30pm at nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

9 friday an evening of music & dance with ‘russian connection’ doors open 7pm, rafford village hall. £5 donation. tea and home bakes will be served. come along and support this group of very talented young people. contact anne on 672930 for tickets. meet the experts at brodie castle 11am - 4pm. this informative day includes lunch and afternoon refreshments. details at www.nts.org.uk/events. booking is essential due to limited numbers. music nairn presents royal string quartet 7:30pm at nairn community & arts centre. for details call 01667 455701 or visit www.musicnairn.org.uk

10 saturday moray gaelic group coffee afternoon 2pm - 4pm, elgin youth café. all gaelic speakers, fluent or learning are welcome to come along for gaelic conversation, tea, coffee, scones and a chance to meet other gaelic speakers. tha fàilte mhòr gu a huile duine. £3 entry. forres harriers benromach 10k 2:30pm, registration 1pm, town hall small hall. starts and finishes at benromach distillery. runners of all abilities welcome on this flat course. refreshments after. see forres harriers website for details. alzheimers scotland elgin branch coffee morning 10am - 12noon in the williamson hall duff avenue, elgin. usual stalls & raffle. £2 entry. doors alive - tribute act @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

11 sunday dawn chorus walk @ the scottish dolphin centre 5am - 7am a free, beautiful guided walk along the river spey (booking essential). call 01343 820339 moray & highland junior orienteering championships 10am - 12:30pm culbin forest (wellhill) open to all under 17s in moray & highland regions. full details at www.moravianorienteering.org car boot sale 9am - 1pm at baxter's staff car park. cars £6, vans £10.

12 monday - 17 saturday forres christian aid lunches 12pm - 2pm, at st leonard's church hall. £3 for soup and sweet.

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13 tuesday lhanbryde and urquhart macmillan cancer support macmillan mile meet 6:45pm for 7pm start at lhanbryde community centre. all welcome.

14 wednesday nadfas fine art lecture - 'chinese ceramics: on the china trail' delivered by antiques roadshow expert lars tharp 11am at the sherwood suite at the eight acres hotel, elgin. visitors welcome.

15 thursday ethan johns @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

16 friday - 17 saturday festival of museums - wolf of badenoch’s banquet 7pm - 11pm, highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. more info at www.highlandfolk.com or www.festivalofmuseums.com festival of museums - looking for the source of the nile friday 10am - 3pm schools events. saturday 10:30am - 11:30am, 12:30pm - 1:30pm & 2:30pm 3:30pm public events at nairn museum. for details call 01667 456791 or visit www.nairnmuseum.co.uk or www.festivalofmuseums.com

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the western front association: ‘1914 - 1918, a horse war?’ by graham winton, author 2:30pm, elgin library. extended meeting to 5:30pm for details call 01343 870562 or email chairman.wfasnb@virgin.net moray steiner school may fayre 11am - 3:30pm a great family day out. games, pony rides, craft stalls, bbq, cafe, music and traditional maypole dancing. raffle. school tours. call 01309 676300 action marine park lossiemouth coffee morning & stalls 10am - 1pm lossie town hall. in aid of the redevelopment of marine park. further details on their facebook page. £3 tea ticket at door. tales and trails @ the highlanders’ museum, fort george drop-in storytelling sessions 11am - 12:30pm & 1pm 2:30pm. craft activity 3pm - 4:30pm (booking for craft advised) take part in museum trails, dress up as a soldier & handle real war artefacts. for more info call 0131 3107803 • lynsey@thehighlandersmuseum.com or visit www.thehighlandersmuseum.com inner wheel coffee morning 10am - 12pm, williamson hall, duff ave, elgin. in aid of parkinsons and chest heart and stroke. fun casino evening 7:30pm, houldsworth institute, dallas. cocktails and licenced bar. dress to impress. tickets £10 includes playing chips. contact mrs susan richards on 01343 890717. creative moray firth's craft, photography & food fair 10am - 4:30pm, mercure hotel, church street, inverness. full of great gifts and will have a food area enticing people to local goods. all stalls highlight the great talent from across the moray firth area.

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the counterfeit sixties @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com table top sale at nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 453476 or www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk festival of museums - night flights 1pm - 3pm family craft drop-in, 8pm night walk, moth watch talk & prep at museum, 9pm – 10.30pm moth walk at the falconer museum, forres. for details call 01309 696261 or visit www.falconermuseum.co.uk or www.festivalofmuseums.com

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cairngorms nature festival events and experiences for all the family. nature watching, guided walks, arts & crafts and landrover safaris & much more from the hubs at glenmore lodge and muir of dinnet. for more info visit www.cairngorms.co.uk

18 sunday rainbow fair 11am - 4pm, fochabers institute. ÂŁ2. all welcome. mind, body and soul event with a variety of therapists, readers and gift stalls. mini sittings and taster sessions will be available on the day. call ann 01343 820352 or tracey 07724 49453 for more info.

20 tuesday - 21 wednesday deja vu clothes sale 5:30pm - 7:30pm on tues & 10am - 4pm on wed at westfield house, near elgin. a talk on how to manage your wardrobe with dorothy murdoch on both days (12pm on wed) for details email veronica.maclean@yahoo.co.uk. looking for nearly new summer clothes to be dropped off at westfield house by 17 may.

23 friday phil cunningham & aly bain at nairn community & arts centre. for details call 01667 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

24 saturday scottish women's rural institutes food & flowers show 10:30am - 3:30pm, trinity church hall, elgin. tea, coffee and cake served all day. call 01667 493361 or email bjshone@gmail.com for details. lhanbryde and urquhart macmillan cancer support: dawn walk - dava way bus from forres academy at 5:30am to grantown for start. 24 miles finishing back in forres. alternatively stop at edinkillie (approx 15miles). more info or to register call 01343 842855 pre-entries close for nairn 10 mile road race and fun run (5k) all proceeds to cancer research uk and yorkhill children's charity. send to: nairn 10 mile road race, 2 moss-side drive, nairn, iv12 5pn or email: info.10mile@gmail.com ranger walk: magnificent minibeasts - ardersier 2pm - 4pm.meet at the ardersier common picnic site. adults ÂŁ3, conc. ÂŁ2, family ÂŁ8. call john orr on 01463 255291 or rangers.inverness@highland.gov.uk.

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HIGHLAND GAMES & COUNTRY FAIR SUNDAY MAY 18TH 2014 10.30am - 5pm More Space so even more to do, see and enjoy! Catch up with all the latest news and buy discounted tickets on-line www.gordoncastlehighlandgames.co.uk inverness abc boxing tournament: north of scotland select vs north of england @ ironworks 7pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

25 sunday indoor car boot 10am - 12:30pm, lhanbryde community centre. tables ÂŁ7 (1) and ÂŁ10 (2). booking essential, payment in advance. call 01343 843025 (mornings mon-thurs) litter pick at roseisle forest & beach. meet at roseisle car park, 11am. gloves and litter pickers provided.

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28 wednesday the culbin forest run 6:45pm culbin forest (wellhill) the 15th staging of this ever-popular family event with races for under 12s, under 16s and seniors. event no 2 in the moray forest runs series.

30 friday cinema nairn: ‘three colours red’ (15) 7:30pm at nairn community & arts centre. for more information visit cinemanairn.blogspot.co.uk

31 sunday no ordinary run! orienteering in forres 10:15am 11:15am, newbold house (nr leanchoil hospital) all welcome. juniors can score points for their school in the moray & nairn schools orienteering league. visit www.moravianorienteering.org referendum debate 7:30pm at nairn community & arts centre. for details call 01667 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

31 sunday - 1 june fèis mhoireibh - traditional music festival for children aged 8 - 18 9:30am - 4pm, moray college, elgin. £35 for first child, £25 for subsequent children in same family. booking forms available from lesley morrison on 01343 559345 or visit www.feismhoireibh.co.uk closing date for applications is monday 28th april

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PARTS AND 7 Combi Radiators plus Boiler LABOUR 5 YEAR WARRANTY PARTS AND Pipework and Valves 7 Radiators plus LABOUR Pipework and Valves– Includes VATWARRANTY ALL THIS FOR £20,000 and Fitting

ALL THIS FOR £20,000 –

Includes VAT and Fitting

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inc Bath, Toilet,Pack 13 Piece Bathroom Basin and Wetwall inc Bath, Toilet, Basin and Wetwall

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Refresher Package smaller bathrooms where budget is key Installation £2999 13-Piece Bathroom Set – perfect for inc VAT and Premier Package smaller bathrooms where budget is key Installation £5499 A complete refurbishment solution with inc VAT and Premier Package vanity storage at an affordable price Installation £5499 A complete refurbishment solution with inc VAT and Ultra Package vanity storage at an affordable price Installation Everything you need for your new £8999 Ultra Package bathroom, giving you the widest choice inc VAT and Everything need with for your Installation of styles andyou colours highnew quality £8999 bathroom, giving you the widest choice inc VAT and products Installation of styles and colours with high quality Balterley Lifetime Manufacturer’s Guarantee products Contact Harrison’s for full package info. Ts and Cs apply

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The new generation controller – Special Offer: High quality heating system revolutionise the management of your heating £4700 inc VAT and fitting. Full system swap

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SpotLight on Elgin, Lossie & District May 2014  

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