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Clubs & Societies 3 St Johns/Moray Gig 4 Pastoral letter 6 Church Details 6 Peregrine Watch 8 Council News 10 Moray Carers Project 12 Open Farm Sunday 14 Whatʼs On 15/16/17/18 Nairn Arts Centre 22 Chefʼs Confidential 24 School Dates 26 Useful Contacts 28 Local Holidays 28 Tide Times 28 Advertisers Index 31

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DYKE GARDEN CLUB Meets Dyke Village Hall every second Friday of the month September - May. Contact the Secretary tel: 641342 or email ian.maclennan3 @btinternet.com for details FÈIS INBHIR NARAINN

Reg. Charity No. SC038460. Running weeklay traditional music classes in guitar, fiddle, whistle, accordion, chanter, keyboard & bodhran. Any ability from age 8. Instrument hire available. Tel: 01667 462681 or visit www.spanglefish.com /inbhirnarainn FINDHORN BOWLING CLUB Affiliated to the Scottish Bowling Association & Highland Bowling League. Beginners to advanced. All ages. April to September 9.00am - 9.00pm daily. Church Place. Contact Joan Tomkinson 673847 FINDHORN HERITAGE CENTRE AND ICE HOUSE Discover the secrets of the sands from prehistoric times to the present day and the 150-year old underground arched chambers. Open 2pm - 5pm daily June, July & August; Sat & Sun only May & September FINDHORN TENNIS CLUB Two good hard courts with excellent all year round availability. Club night - 6pm Tuesdays. Mens and womens teams in the local leagues. Fun days for all the family, coaching available. Contact Ros Wright 691173

FORRES ANGLING ASSOCIATION Formed in 1933, the FAA water consists of four miles of double bank fishing on the River Findhorn. Season February-September. Visitor permits available. Contact Campbell Ross 690097 FORRES BIG CHOIR Open community choir singing inspirational songs from around the world. No auditions, no need to read music, Thursdays 7pm, St. Johns Church, Forres. Contact Bill Henderson 672951 or Kate O’Connel 01343 850266 FORRES DISABLED CLUB Provides a meeting place with some occupational therapy and socialising for adults with various disabilities, Forres House, Thursday mornings 10-12 noon. Contact Annette Paterson 672355 FORRES HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE Offers a wide range of activities, interests and facilities. Contact 672838 or email forres.house@moray.gov.uk FORRES IN BLOOM Contact Lorraine Dingwall by email fixandig@aol.com FORRES OSPREY TRUST Minibus for use of elderly and disabled people from Forres, Kinloss and Findhorn and environs for outings, to attend meetings and clubs. Contact Annette Paterson 672355 LEANCHOIL HEALING GROUP Meets weekly at the Hospital on Tuesday evenings 7pm8.30pm. All welcome. For

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more details contact Sonia Quantion on 672284 MORAY ADVANCE MOTORISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS Reg. Scottish Charity (SC 033561) visit www.morayiam.org.uk or 01309 673954 MORAY, BANFF & BADENOCH DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY (MBBDFAS) Meets 10 times a year for lectures on arts, Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin. Contact Mrs. Caithness 672510 MORAY FLYING CLUB Contact Angela Dry, RAF Kinloss 617361 NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST Antenatal classes and breastfeeding support. Regular meetings and outings in Forres and Elgin area. For information email nct_moray@yahoo.co.uk REBOOT (MORAY COMPUTER RECYCLING) Computers at affordable cost, to Community/Voluntary groups and disadvantaged individuals. Contact 671681, 9 Greshop Road, Forres VARIS CLUB Open to all retired business and professional people. First Tuesday each month at 10am, Forres Town Hall, guest speakers, new members welcome. Contact Barry Higham 690162

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ST JOHN’S - A LOCAL GEM

SAILING HISTORY

St John the Evangelist Church, Forres, part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, was founded in 1840 and is a focal point for the community, being used for concerts and rehearsals by the choir, as well as for worship and church services. The Hall behind the church is used by a Playgroup? Nursery, the Townswomens’ Guild, the Youth Services like the Guides and brownies and Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Moray Gig is a charitable venture run by volunteers primarily concerned with providing sail training opportunities for young people from all walks of life, 12 years and older; adult groups, too, also enjoy the varied and challenging programmes on offer. In June 2000, after years of fundraising, form filling and numerous regulatory hoops to go through, Bien Trouvé a replica 18th century Admiral's gig which, unusually, utilises both sails and oars was launched at Findhorn for her first season. She was built in the village by local boatbuilders Martin Cruden and Robert Angus. She is the only boat of her type in Scotland and is based at Findhorn. Ten years down the line the Moray Gig has gone from strength to strength with many Moray schools and youth groups having used Bien Trouvé as a means of instilling self-confidence and teamwork. Clients of other organisations, such as Moray New Futures and the Criminal Justice Services, have also been involved in the experience of crewing her. The summer season began on Sunday 18th April. The Moray Gig is affiliated to Atlantic Challenge International, an organisation that trains young people from some 12 nations in the skills of seamanship using replica gigs in order to maintain the knowledge of small boat handling and usage, which has declined since the days of sail. Based on the teaching of Kurt Hahn (founder of Gordonstoun School), development of teamwork and leadership as well as fostering

The Church building itself is Italianate in style and is Grade A Listed. During the last eight years the Vestry has spent more than £100,000 from reserves, on renovation and repairs, with considerable aid from Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. These works include the complete re-harling of the exterior, while inside the Church has been rewired with new lighting and central heating and completely redecorated. It is now regarded as one of the most beautiful and best-kept churches in Scotland. There is however one major item of work still to be undertaken, which is the cleaning and restoration of the Murals, two of which are by William Brassey Hole (1846 – 1917) and a third by Archibald Haswell-Miller, which was completed in 1936, to an original design by William Hole. The ‘String Course’ is another notable ‘Hole’ feature, containing texts from St John’s Gospel and the Revelation, this was restored, with the lettering in gold leaf, when the redecoration took place. Part of the repair and renovation costs above were covered by a loan and the purpose of the St John’s Summer Fete are to meet the cost of restoring the Murals and paying off the loan. We are hoping for a fine day on Saturday 26th June, at least from/ when all the usual attractions, of stalls, sideshows and Arena events of a Summer Fete, will be there in Grant Park, Forres. There are still vacancies for Craft Stall exhibitors who should contact M r s E l l a D a y k i n o n 0 1 3 4 3 8 5 0 3 9 7 if interested. page 4 - June 2010

national and international friendship, regardless of background and experience, is central to Atlantic Challenge's ethos. Every two years Atlantic Challenge holds an international contest of seamanship. In July ten young people from Moray, all regular crew members of Bien Trouvé, will be flying out to Midland, Ontario as part of the team representing Great Britain. They are currently involved in fundraising to meet the costs of this trip.

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“Iʼm going to die! Jesus, Allah, Buddha - I love you all!”

O n l y O n e Wa y ? We live in interesting times. Today our culture and thinking is dominated by tolerance and diversity. As such when us Christians harp on about Jesus being the only Saviour it can make us sound kind of … well … erm … intolerant! Worse still when we state that he is unique and superior to any other ‘saviour’ - that is just too narrow minded by far! Indeed the Buddha taught that there are eighty-four thousand paths to enlightenment. Surely we can all find our own way to God? Personally I don’t really understand how eighty-four thousand paths all heading in different directions, can all lead to the same destination. And yet, the opinion that Jesus is just one path among many that leads to God, is a very popular spiritual concept, and not just with Homer Simpson! John Lennon:“I believe that what Jesus & Mohammad & Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”

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Mahatma Gandhi: “All paths leading to God are equally good.” Oprah Winfrey: “One of the biggest mistakes humans make is to believe that there is only one way. Actually, there are many diverse paths leading to what you call God.” Do just humour me for a few moments as you continue to read and think about this. Are we really to believe that the atheist road (which says there is no God), the agnostic road (which is unsure if there is a God), and the Hindu road (which says there are millions of gods) all lead to the same place? What about the road that says there is no life after death, or the road that says you reincarnate? Do these roads lead to the same place as the Christian road, which says you stand before Jesus for judgment and sentencing to eternal heaven or hell? Are we truly to believe that the road that says we save ourselves leads to the same place as the road that says only Jesus can save us? The exclusivity and superiority of

Lighthouse Church meets every Sunday at Forres Academy. Coffee at 10.15am, Service starts at 11am. tel: 672215 or email info@lighthousechurch.co.uk www.lighthousechurch.co.uk Edinkillie Parish - Church of Scotland Sunday Worship 12noon. Contact Mrs A. Young (Session Clerk) 611271 St. Leonards Church meets every Sunday at 10.30am for Family Service and 6.30pm for Evening Worship, tel: 641239 or email:sessionclerk@stleonardschurchforres.com (For services at Rafford and St Michael’s Dallas please contact St Leonards.) St. Margaret’s Catholic Church mass on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10am. Contact Father Barnett tel: 01667 453323 Caroline Street Gospel Hall Gospel Meeting every Sunday at 6.30pm. For more details tel: 674375 email: glcinfo@tiscali.co.uk Rafford Church meets every Sunday at 9.30am for FamilyService, our praise is from CH3 and Mission Praise. After the service

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Jesus is exactly the teaching of scripture. This foundational truth, that Jesus is the only Saviour, has been proclaimed by the Christians for 2,000 years. By the time you read this the church will have just celebrated Pentecost. It is a time when we Christians remember that God the Holy Spirit was gifted to us. Having just been filled and led by Him, the Apostle Peter boldly proclaimed “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” But even this claim wasn’t something he’d made up - he was simply echoing Jesus himself who clearly said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” I am so grateful to God for the assurance and hope that springs from this truth. I’d hate to be like Homer, hedging my bets with my final breath, unsure and uncertain. What about you? Jon Teasdale, Leader The Lighthouse Church, Forres

we enjoy fellowship over a cup of tea and a biscuit. Contact Anne Garrow (Session Clerk) 672930. St. John the Evangelist Church meets every Sunday at 8am for Communion and 10am for Family Service tel: 672856 or email: cliffpiper@tiscali.co.uk St. Laurence Church meets every Sunday at 10am for Family Service, tel: 672260 email: barryj.boydstlaurence@btinternet.com Kinloss, Findhorn & Alves Church of Scotland Alternating weekly, Kinloss and Findhorn, at 10am, and Alves 1st Sunday of each month 11.30 am. Contact 690931 or 690349. Moray Grace Fellowship Meets Sunday mornings 10.30am in Alves Village Hall. Contact Vic Cameron for more details tel. 850142 email vic.cameron2803@btinternet.com or online at www.moraygrace.wordpress.com If you are a member of a church not listed here please email us the details and we will print this in future issues.

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Huntly Peregrine Wildwatch The Forestry Commission award winning Huntly Peregrine Wildwatch Centre (HPWW) gives a wonderful opportunity to view one of our iconic and spectacular birds of prey close up and in their natural habitat. The site is an old quarry and is the result of a volcanic magma chamber and is an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in its own right. Scottish Natural Heritage are now designing interpretation highlighting the geology of the quarry. The centre has been open every season since 2002 and has grown in stature every year, regularly being mentioned in local and national press and also appearances on national TV. It has won several prestigious awards for tourism and customer care, including the highly acclaimed Scottish Thistle Award twice and the Northern Lights award. The centre is open daily from March to September, with all ability access and toilets. The interpretative centre and hide are staffed by knowledgeable and friendly Forestry Commission wardens and volunteers, ensuring the visitors始 experience is a memorable one.

We have excellent CCTV coverage giving close up viewing of the nest site, peregrines, quarry and all its inhabitants. The fantastic viewing facilities within the quarry offer the visitor a rare insight into our wonderful NorthEast wildlife. Binoculars and telescopes are provided for visitors to use. Feeding page 8 - June 2010

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stations at the visitor centre and our top hide give visitors the opportunity to observe up close the red squirrels as well as a huge array of woodland birds, all literally inches away from the viewing windows. The birds have also done well over the years. Sixteen young peregrines (eyasses) have successfully fledged over the past 7 years and of these eyasses, fifteen have been rung.

HPWW has so much to offer and not just for the serious bird watcher, it provides a great destination for a family outing and even a new experience for those not having had the opportunity or knowledge to enjoy our wonderful countryside. We would love to hear from all school and non school groups wishing to visit the centre and discover what we can offer. Please contact us so we can tailor your visit. We also have a number of places for junior volunteer wardens aged 12-16, which has been a very successful venture with many young people returning year on year. We are always looking to encourage and involve more volunteers, both the young, and the young at heart. If interested please visit our website at www.forestry.gov.uk/huntlyperegrines A series of events are run throughout the season and information on these can be found at our website, through the Forestry Commission events leaflet or by contacting the Peregrine Centre on 01466 760790 (between March and September). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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Explore your forests! Culbin is ideal for walking, with miles of paths and tracks to explore, winding among the pine covered dunes and coastline. The Hill 99 Trail is an ideal walk for first-time visitors and takes about 2-3 hours starting from the main car park at Wellhill. Along the way, you will find the dragonfly pond, a pretty pond where you can admire brilliantly-coloured dragonflies during the summer.

Huntly Peregrine Wildwatch Centre Home to the fastest living creatures on earth – a visit to the multi award winning Huntly Peregrine Wildwatch is a day out to remember. Come and see us at the Bin Quarry, just off the A96 near Huntly, where our friendly wardens will keep you informed and entertained. For opening times, please contact the forest district via the contact details below. Admission free.

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EXTRACTS FROM THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THURSDAY 18TH MARCH 2010 OF FORRES COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Public Session • Mr Peter Wilson of Mackenzie & Cruickshank returned to update the members of the response of Moray Council, the Flood Relief Team and elected members of the Council. He asked for further support of the CC as a further month of efforts to start a dialogue with the authorities had failed to achieve anything. Basically he said that he was told the compensation to him would not leave him out of pocket but failed to take into account the losses to his employees, either in wages or jobs. He felt that his employees deserved a better response from their Local Authority than that. He asked if the Community Council would press the CEO of Moray Council to place more authority behind his instructions to investigate all options. • Mr Andy Jamieson, the Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator for Moray Council addressed the meeting on his role and the initiatives as part of the Safer Communities Theme Group. This involved cooperation between Police, Fire, NHS and Moray Council and covered Violence reduction (not great In Moray), Fire & Home Safety, Road Safety ( mainly under 25’s) and ASBO’s, for dog fouling & litter. He complimented Forres on their Community Warden & the way she had involved the community in initiatives to look after the town & expressed a desire to have six copies of her for use throughout Moray. He said ideas she had initiated in Forres were being exported throughout Moray. Mr Jamieson said that a number of warning stages had to be passed through before the issuing of an ASBO which meant that response was not instantaneous. Cllr Smith said that he realised that and that it had taken 5 years to remove a noisy neighbour’s stereo. Cllr Kennedy said that whilst youngsters were

good about cycling safety in general their parents need educating about helmets and lights. Youth Representative Ross Kennedy said that initiatives about litter could only work if there was a sufficiency of bins but Constable Skivington said that it was possible to carry personal rubbish a few extra yards to the next available bin. Cllr Pitstra said that as a responsible dog owner she felt that more dog litter bins should be available as already bagged dog litter looked untidy hanging in hedges & on trees and bushes. Cllr McDowell told Constable Skivington he felt the public were concerned by the poor response to reports of vandalism. This he was told was a call centre problem and calls were being evaluated though Mr Jamieson said that Moray was luckier than most places. Secretary’s Report • The Secretary told members that our Constitution had been returned, unratified, by Moray Council & that he would take a further look at it to satisfy the objections. • He drew members attention to a planning application, submitted by a Moray Council Officer, converting a common good car park into a street market site. Members instructed the Secretary to object to the application on the grounds that it was too close to a major road. • Moray Council notify us of a legal requirement of 28 days, up from 7 for public processions. Chair’s Report • The Chair informed members that as of the 1st of April 2010 Public Liability Insurance for Moray Community Councils was being provided by Highland Council. This was in order to gain reduction of costs by economy of scale in increasing the number of Community Councils covered by the policy.

OTHER COMMUNITY COUNCIL CONTACTS Dyke Landward Community Council: meets third Wednesday of each month (excluding August and December) 7pm at Dyke Village Hall. Contact: Karen Hamilton (Secretary) on 641236. page 10 - June 2010

• The Chair briefed members on the presentation given to the Forres Area Forum on the Community Support Unit and their activity plan for 2010 – 2011. Members were concerned about the inclusion of Community Councils in the plan when no effort had been made to consult with us over the need for such a unit. It was also noticed that there was an intention to amalgamate funding of the Community Councils and Area Forums and members objected strongly to this. Cllr Kennedy pointed out that this had been raised at an e-planning seminar he had attended in Llanbryde and he had made known that whilst Community Councils were elected bodies, with a statutory role, none of the other participating groups, area forums, village hall committees and community associations were elected. Members also remarked on the JCC being used to represent all the Community Councils when in fact the JCC constitution prevented them acting in such a role without prior authority from the individual Community Councils. Members instructed the Secretary to write to the Moray Council and inform them that the Forres Community Council had no wish to be included in the plans of the CSU, and to minute the fact that the Community Council had not been consulted over the CSU & its plans, prior to the unit’s creation. A.O.C.B. • At the last JCC meeting the Chair of the JCC had offered support re our letter sent to Audit Scotland in September 2009. No response has been received by JCC from letters to our MSP or Audit Scotland. Cllr Hellyer said that the pressure would be maintained until a response was received. Date of Next Meeting • Thursday 15th April 2010 at 7 30 pm

Findhorn & Kinloss Community Council: meets last Thursday of every month (excluding July and December) 7.30pm at alternate venues. Contact: Mr Tim Negus (Secretary) on 691823.

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The Moray Carers Project

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Helping people to help others The Moray Carers Project in Elgin has recently been awarded funding from the Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland to create our innovative new Digital Story Project. Digital Stories are short documentary films about unpaid Carers that will aid communication and awareness in communities by showing the vital role Carers play in society. The Digital Story Maker will work with Carers to make creative films about their experiences, concerns and contributions to society. We are hoping this project will create a new link between Carers and the community. The finished films will be used in a number of ways and the Carers involved will have full control over who gets to see their film. Some will want to keep theirs for personal reflection; some will take part solely for the therapeutic benefits of being involved with the process; others will be happy for their film to be seen by others. These latter films will form the basis for a library service at the Moray Carers Project, as well as being used in screenings in various Moray communities, to raise awareness. We will also be posting some of the films on our website: www.moraycarers.co.uk/digitalstories.htm . The Digital Story Project is the newest edition to the services provided by the Moray Carers Project. We work with Carers of all ages throughout Moray to ensure they are recognised, valued and supported to manage the impact of caring on their lives. The Moray Carers Project describes a Carer as ‘someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.’ An important part of our work is the ‘Will You Care’ initiative. This initiative is funded by the Big Lottery and aims to raise the profile of unpaid Carers in Moray and contribute to the range of services available to them. We deliver specialist training for Carers and focus on long-term conditions, e.g. stroke, diabetes, heart disease,

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dementia, and many other conditions. We also work with GP practices and hospitals in Moray to ensure that Carers, as well as patients, are being identified effectively and supported appropriately. We liaise closely with NHS professionals who contribute their different areas of expertise to the courses we deliver. One of our key aims is to reach out to the many ‘hidden Carers’ in Moray and assist them in accessing the help and support they may need to manage their role. To achieve this, we work with pharmacies throughout Moray. When a Carer makes contact we provide an initial listening ear, explain more about our services and then ‘signpost’ people in the right direction for any additional support. The Moray Carers Project also offers a free, confidential counselling service. We offer services for Carers of all ages, including Young Carers. Our Education Support Workers work with Young Carers primarily through primary and secondary schools, but also in colleges. Some of the services provided by the Young Carers team are: supporting Young Carers to raise issues with school, Social work, school nurses and other support systems; highlight issues that Young Carers may have with Guidance staff e.g. bullying, homework problems, etc; providing a listening ear to Young Carers, pupils and school staff; raise awareness of Young Carers through delivery of PSE lessons to year one pupils. As well as all of this we organise great activities for Young Carers to take part in. So, as an addition to these services, Digital Stories hopes to bring a new dimension to the way in which the Moray Carers Project, and care organisations in general, can provide help to Carers. We are now asking Carers to get in contact to discuss the possibilities of making films. We are also keen to hear from members of Moray communities to discuss the possibilities for future screenings to help raise awareness. Moray Carers Project is based at 227 High Street Elgin (IV30 1DJ) and people with caring responsibilities (friends, children, parents neighbours, colleagues) can drop in or make an appointment by phoning 01343 540990, or emailing info@moraycarers.co.uk. Information about our services can also be accessed via our website at www.moraycarers.co.uk. If you want to get in contact with the Digital Story Project then phone and ask for Will, or email: will.burgess@moraycarers.co.uk.

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13 June 2010

On Sunday 13 June 2010, East Grange Farm near Kinloss and Bogton Farm, Portsoy Banff will be opening their gates to the public for Open Farm Sunday 2010. The day offers visitors a great day out, and an opportunity to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside. G When: Sunday 13 June G Where: East Grange Farm, Kinloss , IV36 2UD. (Follow signs to The Loft Bistro & Venue) G Opening Time 10am until 4pm Or Bogton Farm, Portsoy Banff, AB45 2SP G Opening Time: From 12noon until 4pm

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Grigor Butler from East Grange Farm is inviting everyone to come and see what happens beyond the farm gate. Grigor said: “This is the general public’s chance to come and see how a modern farm efficiently produces food and interacts with nature to the benefit of both. Come and see the Pet lambs in the yard and the not so friendly ones out in the fields. There are farm nature walks. Maps will be available showing where to go and what to look for. Pick up a nature seeker leaflet and see if you can spot our varied wildlife, from Skylarks to Buzzards and stoats and weasels to Foxes. Go “Tree spotting”! Can you find at least ten different varieties of tree? There will be two guided walks to see the diversity of wildlife on the ground and in our streams and ponds. The first will be at 10.30, so don’t be late! It is recommended that appropriate outdoor clothing, walking boots or wellies (recommended, especially if you want to guddle in the burn for bugs and beasties!)are worn.

Other attractions on the day are Quad bike taster sessions for kids, indoor laser tag fun, Jazz in the Bistro and more... Old Cullen Farms, a part of Seafield Estate are inviting visitors to Bogton Farm at Portsoy to see how a large estate is run. If you want to see large farm machinery, essential for a modern agriculture, this is the place to go. There will also be demonstration stands showing how the barley in our fields turns into Scotland’s biggest export, Whisky, a forestry exhibition and composting on a large scale at Gray's Composting Services, Ley Farm Fordyce. Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), organiser of Open Farm Sunday said: “This is a day out with a real difference! Whatever you do at an Open Farm Sunday event on Sunday 13 June, it is a great chance to take in some stunning scenery and enjoy the country air. You will really get to know how your food is produced and maybe even taste some, all whilst finding out how the countryside around you is cared for”. This will be the fifth Open Farm Sunday and over 450 farms across the country are expected to open. For up-to-date campaign information and to let us know about your time on the farm, follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/openfarmsunday.

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MAY 26 wednesday

30 sunday

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unaffiliated dressage, mundole equestrian, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

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rafford church fundraising silent auction, 6.30pm for 7pm, rafford village hall cinema nairn - sweet smell of success (pg), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, ÂŁ4 aduts/ÂŁ3 under 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details rock for heroes audition night, 9pm, mosset tavern, forres, ÂŁ5 entry (all proceeds to help for heroes) free friday at the loft - lou brown, the loft venue, by kinloss, tel: 01343 850111

members day, 9am, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

Lou Brown at The Loft Venue Friday 28th May - FREE FRIDAY! There cant be many singer-songwriters who can draw inspiration from their love of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Sound of Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the legend of Robert Johnson, and a former career in social work, but Lou Brown does just that. These & many more influences are combined in an unique and personal blend of country, folk and pop that is gaining her fans across the globe.

29 saturday forres townswomens guild coffee morning, forres town hall tribute to tina turner, the mosset tavern, forres, ÂŁ8, tel: 672981 elgin city social club quiz night in aid of clubhouse stairlift fund, 7.30pm, sports bar, elgin city fc, ÂŁ3 per person - max. 6 per team, book your table on tel: 07766 561337 or email city.social@hotmail.co.uk

karen matheson, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, ÂŁ14/ÂŁ12, contact 690110 kent duchaine, 8pm, the warehouse theatre, lossiemouth, ÂŁ10, contact 01343 814004 or visit www.thebooth.co.uk to book

5 saturday forres in bloom coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, ÂŁ1, contact vima tulloch 675959 andersons primary school - coffee morning, 10am12noon, usual stalls, adults ÂŁ1.50, children 50p the oaks fundraising car boot sale, 10am-2pm, the oaks car park, elgin, ÂŁ5 per car, phone margaret on 0779 040 8810 to book a space family golf tournament and family bbq, 10am-4pm, cawdor castle, www,cawdorcastle.com music in the park...charity concert in aid of macmillan cancer support, 7pm, cooper park, elgin, featuring ladies choir cantare, elgin rotary male voice choir and various local artists, tickets ÂŁ6 from cathedral windows, high street, elgin (next to m&s)

Special Gardens Weekend Cawdor Castle 11am & 2pm Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June

29 saturday & 30 sunday benromach regatta 2010 in findhorn, visit www.rfyc.net for more details feis mhoireibh, moray college, elgin, this fun filled music, sport, drama, gaelic singing and dance festival welcomes all from eight to eighteen years, tuition by experienced, professional musicians, for entry forms email feis_mhoireibh@yahoo.co.uk or tel: norma 547447

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Guided tours with head gardener, all included in normal ÂŁ4.50 garden ticket www.cawdorcastle.com

5 saturday & 6 sunday cawdor castle special gardens weekend, 11am-2pm, guided tours with head gardener, all included in normal ÂŁ4.50 garden ticket, www.cawdorcastle.com

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nairn book & arts festival, events throughout the week, visit www.nairnfestival.co.uk for details

north of scotland championships 2010 findhorn, visit www.rfyc.net for more details

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motorfun and food fest, 12noon-5pm, elgin rotary club free family fun day in cooper park, elgin, new and vintage cars, music, two rings with entertainment, it's a knockout, food stalls and cookery demonstrations (£2 charge) showjumping, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

british dressage & unaff, mundole equestrian, tel:

Farm Sunday at East Grange Farm Sunday 13th June - FREE Have a day out on the Farm. Come & meet the lambs, go on the nature treasure trail and see how a modern farm encompasses producing food and encourages nature to flourish. Taster sessions on all activities such as quad bikes, laser tag and mini-tag for the under-5’s.

8 tuesday Motorfun and Food Fest Elgin Rotary Club Sunday 6th June 12noon-5pm Free family fun day at Cooper Park, Elgin New and vintage cars, music, entertainment, food stalls and cookery demonstrations (£2 charge) www.elginrotary.co.uk

centre for health science public open day 2010, 11am, old perth road, inverness, exhibition, art tours, health checks, workshops, simulation mannequins, 3d visualisation & business seminar, for more details visit www.centreforhealthscience.com

07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com free farm sunday, east grange farm, by kinloss, taster sessions on all activities such as quad bikes, laser tag and mini-tag for the under-5’s, tel: 01343 850111 orienteering at culbin, pre-entry by 7 june recommended via www.moravianorienteering.org or tel mike 01309 641413 moray youth music forum free summer of sound, elgin town hall, for young people from 0-25 years dyke primary pta afternoon tea, 2pm-4pm, dyke village hall, drinks and homebakes, selection of stalls and games, an art exhibition/competion for

Moray Youth Music Forum present Summer of Sound - Elgin Town Hall

11, 12 & 13 friday, saturday & sunday rockness 2010, featuring fatboy slim, leftfield, the strokes and more, visit www.rockness.co.uk

Sunday 13th June 11am-6pm - FREE ENTRY!

12 saturday forres rifle club coffee morning, forres town hall farmers’ market, from 10am-3pm, anderson’s school playground & forres house community centre, locally produced beef, cheeses, bread, fish, eggs, vegetables, chocolate, preserves and arts and crafts, contact anne marie 691616 forestry commission walk to findhorn bay, 10am2pm, enjoy a leisurely walk through culbin out to findhorn bay, bring a packed lunch, this moderate walk will last approximately 4 hours, meet at wellhill car park (one mile from kintessack) dyke primary pta charity wheelbarrowthon, 12noon2pm, grant park, forres, bring a picnic & watch the fun, fun stalls and the opportunity to soak the fancy dress participants

With live performances from Moray’s youth music scene; master-classes in drumming, guitar, sound engineering and pre-school music; information stands and funding advice. Everyone welcome all day, with exciting activities from: 11am 12.30pm 2pm 4pm

Come along and see what the Moray Youth Music Forum has to offer you! Tel: 07870 581132 or morayyouthmusic@aol.com

dyke primary and a fun pet show, £1.50 adults and £1 children heartbreak productions present open air theatre - an ideal husband, 7pm, brodie castle, £10/£8, contact 0844 493 2156 or visit www.nts.org.uk

UNIVERSAL HALL, FINDHORN

Karen Matheson £14/£12 Friday 4th June - 8pm

Daimh & Buille £9/£7 Wednesday 16th June - 8pm

Scottish Chamber Orchestra £12/£8/£6/£5 Friday 18th June - 7.30pm page 16 - June 2010

for 0-5 years for 5-12 years for 12-16 years for 16-25 years

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Universal Hall, Findhorn

Showing films throughout the year. Visit www.findhorn.org/uhall or call 01309 691170 for details.

Cinema Listings May / June 2010 Vue Cinema, Inverness

Tooth Fairy (tbc) Sex and the City 2 (15) Shrek Forever After 3D (u) The Twilight Saga : Eclipse (tbc) Toy Story 3 (tbc) The A-Team (tbc)

Visit www.myvue.com for details

Cinema Nairn

28/5 Sweet Smell of Success (PG) 5/6 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (15) 10/6 Shakespeare in Love (15) 25/6 Out of Africa (PG)

Visit cinemanairn.blogspot.com or contact Nairn Community Centre on 01667 453476 for details

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Whip It (12a) American:The Bill Hicks Story (15) Whatever Works (12a) Follow Me & Seasons (15) Agora (12a) No-one Knows About Persian Cats (Kasi Az GorbeHaye Irani Khabar Nadareh) (12a) Samson & Delilah (15) The Father Of My Children (Le Père De Mes Enfants) (12a) Thunderbolt & Lightfoot (18) Inverness Film Fans - Some Like It Hot (u) Crying With Laughter (18) Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (18) A Single Man (12a) The Bad Lieutenant - Port Of Call : New Orleans (18) Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot)(12a) The Blind Side (12a) Revanche (15) Double Take (12a) Die Hard (18) Monster Film Festival plus many others

Visit www.eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 234234 for details

Moray Playhouse, Elgin

New screenings begin on Fridays Call 01343 542680 or visit www.morayplayhouse.co.uk for details of films now showing

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13 JUNE 2010 continued

forres, 1pm-4.30pm, grant park, contact mrs daykin for more details tel: 01343 850397

14 monday members day, 9am, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

16 wednesday daimh and buille, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7, contact 691170

17 thursday - 20 sunday burgie international 3 day horse trials, visit www.burgie.org or email secretary@burgie.org

18 friday scottish chamber orchestra, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £12/£8/£6/£5, contact 690110

Esther O’Connor at The Loft Venue Friday 18th June - FREE FRIDAY! Harking back to the great singer songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s, Esther has an arresting and potent songwriting talent. Esther O’Connor is the real deal. free friday at the loft - esther o’connor, the loft venue, by kinloss, tel: 01343 850111

19 saturday cats protection coffee morning, 10am-12noon forres town hall, £1, contact penelope smitten 01343 850315 dava way summer stroll 2010, walks of varying distance from either forres or grantown, visit www.davaway.org.uk/dava-way-events.html

20 sunday family fun day, 1.30pm-4.30pm, brodie castle, £2 adults/children free, contact 0844 493 2156 or visit www.nts.org.uk showjumping, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

25 friday rafford church fundraising bbq, 6.30pm for 7pm, forres accordian & fiddle group entertaining in rafford village hall with bbq outside cinema nairn - out of africa (pg), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com tam white, the loft venue, by kinloss, £10/£12 tel: 01343 850111 tribute to tom jones, the mosset tavern, forres, £8, tel: 672981

26 saturday forres cycling club coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, £1, contact doris dallas 673950 vision awareness event, 10am-4pm, elgin town hall, contact carolyn lamb for more details 07500 033689 summer fete in aid of st john the evangelist church, page 18 - June 2010

tel: 01309 690063

26 saturday & 27 sunday portsoy scottish traditional boat festival, visit www.stbf.bizland.com/2010 or tel: 01261 842951 mundole summer show, mundole equestrian, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

To advertise in the next issue of SpotLight on Elgin call 01309 690063 or go online at www.spotlighton.co.uk for more details

JULY 2010 in brief 1 thursday illyria open air theatre - james and the giant peach, 6.30pm, brodie castle, £10/£8, contact 0844 493 2156 or visit www.nts.org.uk 3 saturday rafa coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, £1, contact mr kg cox tel: 674024 orienteering at grant park, forres, 10.15am, the latest in moravian's popular mini-events with help and advice on hand to get you started if it's your first time, tel anne 673291 or visit www.moravian orienteering.org 4 sunday northern working horse society show, 9am-5pm, contact 0844 493 2156 or visit www.nts.org.uk arena event, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com 5 monday members day, 9am, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com 10 saturday amaranth coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, £1, contact mary mackintosh 674144 forres highland games, 12.30pm opening ceremony, visit www.www.forreshighlandgames.fsnet.co.uk for more details 10 saturday & 11 sunday findhorn regatta weekend 2010, visit www.rfyc.net for more details 12 monday - 16 friday findhorn week, visit www.rfyc.net for more details 17 saturday healthworks health fair, forres town hall 18 sunday open air theatre at cawdor castle : shakespeare’s romeo & juliet by illyria theatre company, gates 6pm/ performance 7.30pm, tickets £14/£12/£8, tel: 01667 404401 or visit www.cawdorcastle.com 24 saturday forres victoria indoor bowling club coffee morning, forres town hall inverness highland games, from 10.30am, visit www.invernesshighlandgames.com for details the wilders, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £12/£10, contact 690110 26 monday - 31 saturday inverness tattoo 2010, for details visit the website www.tattooinverness.org.uk 29 july thursday - 1 august sunday speyfest 2010, visit www.speyfest.com for details 29 thursday open air theatre - illyria presents ‘pride and prejudice’, logie steading, forres, tickets available for the gallery tel: 611378 30 friday cinema nairn - looking for eric (15), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details 31 saturday lodge st john coffee morning, forres town hall

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Mackenzie and Cruickshank’s 75 staff are campaigning to save WKHLUMREVDPLGIHDUVWKHGHVLJQRIDSODQQHGÁRRGVFKHPHLQWKH town will force the business to close. We bring Employees Thirza £1million to Cruickshank and Karen Jones explain: the local

economy every year and support numerous local suppliers - some of whom fear 6WDIIEDFNWKHÁRRG they would works as many have close if we experienced the devastating impact of do. ÁRRGLQJLQWKHLUKRPHV Town centre vitality We know that a com- would diminish; visitor promise can be found numbers to the area would decrease; and WRJLYH)RUUHVÁRRG Forres would lose an protection while also institution which has securing our jobs. been in the town for nearly 130 years. Moray Council could either change the deUnder the current plan, sign of the scheme or commit to relocat- the Garden Centre would be in the miding M&C’s Garden dle of a major civil Centre. engineering project for up to two years and Both the High Street ÀQDQFHH[SHUWVSUHshop and Garden dict a third of business Centre operate as one business and their would go. combined loss to the town would be huge. Land would be permanently lost to the We face losing our jobs because of the design of the Forres (Pilmuir & Findhorn) Flood Scheme.

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together and sharing in this ideas adaptable architectural designed building”. Evidence of these successful partnerships can be seen this June when Nairn Book & Arts Festival host their annual celebration of literature, drama, art and film at the Community Centre. Partnerships have been formed with many of the groups already using the Centre including Cinema Nairn, who are putting on three films, two concerts promoted by Music Nairn, and “Fun with Gaelic” by Feis Inbhir Narainn The Centre also offers Art Exhibition space, and during the Festival, last year’s Open winner, Ruth Nicol, who also won the Student Prize, will be holding a solo exhibition based on road journeys in the North of Scotland. The popular, 4Square, selling exhibition painted by Highland artists will make a welcome return to the Centre. The Nairn Camera Club, who meet at the Centre on a weekly basis are also working with the Festival and will exhibit the winning entries of their Photographic competition throughout the week. The Festival is an excellent chance for local people to come along to the various events which are not normally available in the area, at a reasonable cost. All aspects of the Community are catered for in The Centre. Excellent meeting facilities are also available to hire, which ensures that the building is always busy, with both Community and Business Groups.

It is home to Music Nairn, Ramage International Jazz Festival, Feis Inbhir Narainn and the Nairn Book & Arts Festival. Renaming the Centre “Nairn Community and Arts Centre” will reflect this cultural partnership Jim Clark, Chairman said “It has always been the board’s vision to see community groups and the arts working page 22 - June 2010

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