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In this issue......

Clubs & Societies 3 Mussels 4 Pastoral Letter 6 Church Details 6 Council News 10/12 Gollachy Circular Walk 14 Cinema Guide 17 Whatʼs On 15/16/17/18 Chefʼs Confidential 20 School Dates 26 Tide Times 28 Useful Contacts 28 Local Holidays 28 Advertisers Index 30

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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS A fellowship of relatives/friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope to solve common problems. For details of local weekly meetings visit www.alanonuk.org.uk or call 0141 339 8884, a helpline available 10am-10pm 365 days/year ARK COMMUNITY NETWORKS Aims: to provide housing support and other services to individuals with a learning disability, in their own home. Contact Andrew Findlay 675763 managerforres@arkha.org.uk BRIDGE CLUBS FORRES BRIDGE CLUB Meets Mondays 7pm from end of September to March at Forres Golf Club. Contact Peter Nelson 675371 FORRES HOUSE BRIDGE CLUB Meets Wednesdays 7.15pm from September to April at Forres House for social Bridge. Contact Margaret Rankin 675353 or Forres House Community Centre 672838 CHILDREN 1ST (ELGIN) Aims: to provide a therapeutic service for children and young people to help them through the effects of abuse and neglect. Contact Beth Fraser 01343 564170 or email sheilagh.murray@ children1st.org.uk CULBIN SINGERS Singing and performing 4-part choral music. Age 16+. August - May. Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Anderson's Primary School,

Forres. Contact Ishbel Hardie 673110 COMPUTER CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS A course of 6 lessons - £15 or £3 per lesson. Covering basic computer schools & basic understanding of most widely used programmes. Findhorn Village Centre. Call John 691339 to book DROP-IN @ NO1 LEASK ROAD Every Friday 10am-4pm, tea, ground coffee & biscuits. The place to bring, and meet, old and new friends. Hospitality, a listening ear, friendship & christian lending library. Whether you’re a mum with a toddler or, like some of us, a certain age, we welcome you to your friday meeting place FINDHORN WRI Meets 1st Tuesday each month, James Milne Institute. Contact Marjory Barber 690349 FORRES & DISTRICT ROUND TABLE Contact Gary Banford 671435 FORRES LACE GROUP Meets every Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm in Forres Community Centre. Contact Rona Russell 673367 FORRES ST LAWRENCE CRICKET CLUB Junior coaching age 9+, which involves short practice sessions with a game to finish, starts on Monday 25th October, at 6.30pm, in Forres House Community Centre. £5 for the season. Contact Club President Steve Hogley tel: 672913 or Coach Gus Farr tel: 672206

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FORRES SMALLBORE RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB Rifle; air rifle & air pistol target shooting. Contact club secretary on 01309 675105 JUNIOR CRAFTS AT FINDHORN VILLAGE CENTRE This group meets every Friday morning between 9.30am and 11am. All adults and children welcome, £2 per session. Please just come along to the Findhorn Village Centre. NHS RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP Meets every second Wednesday each month from September - May. Elgin Town Hall Supper Room 2pm-4pm. Contact Mary Nelson 675371 RSCDS (FORRES BRANCH) Scottish Country Dance classes September - March: Adults - Monday 8pm-10pm, Town Hall, Forres; Juniors (age 5-15 years) - Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm, Applegrove Primary School. Contact Miss M. Ross, ‘Morven’, Castle St., 673325 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 Norman Thomson 676884 VARIS PLAYERS Amateur dramatics society based in Forres. Contact Yvonne Pointon 01343 850311

If you would like details of your club or society included please let us know. Not all clubs will be listed every issue.

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Go Wild on Mussels in the Moray Firth

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The Common Mussel (Mytilus Edulis) is found in many places in the Moray Firth. They can form huge beds particularly in areas where conditions are good for larval settlement, and where there is plenty of food. The largest wild mussel fishery in Scotland is in the Dornoch Firth and run by Highland Fresh Mussels Ltd. on behalf of the Highland Council. The fishery employs 4 staff, rising to 8 at busy harvesting periods, as well as supporting a number of jobs in shore based businesses. Income generated goes to the Tain Common Good Fund.

The mussel fishery has had a long association with the people of Tain. In 1612, ownership of the mussel scalps and the right to fish for mussels was bequeathed to the Royal Burgh of Tain by James VI of Scotland. The Dornoch Firth Mussels provided an important source of food during times of famine, and are today considered a highly desirable food item.

Approximately 60% of the mussels are exported directly to France. Much of the remainder is sold to two local companies in Tain, who clean and grade the mussels, pack them in 5kg bags and sell to customers across the UK. Mussels are extremely high in proteins, calcium and iron while being low in fat and calories. They are also excellent for your heart, containing the highest amount of Omega 3始s of any shellfish (this is the naturally occurring fatty acid that is believed to lower blood pressure).

The Dornoch Firth is regarded as an area of high ecological value. The Firth is virtually unaffected by industrial development and supports a wide range of marine and bird life. Around one third of the Firth lies within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and forms part of the proposed Marine Special Area of Conservation.

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Dornoch Firth mussels are not farmed like most of the mussels sold in supermarkets.

Wild beds are used that regenerate naturally and great care is taken to ensure these are not over-fished. Stock surveys are carried out annually using a variety of techniques including underwater cameras. These then determine the harvest levels for the coming year.

Mussels as a food

Mussels are truly one of nature始s most delightful delicacies. They are usually steamed, although they are wonderful grilled, baked, stewed or sauteed. It is difficult to understand why mussels have taken such a battering by the British palate. They are often dismissed as the delicacy that they are, perhaps due to the fact that there were once a staple part of our diet. Europeans do not seem to have lost this and eat them by the bucketload! Moules Mariniere 4lbs mussels, scrubbed and scraped Bunch of fresh herbs 4 tbsp onion, freshly chopped 1 oz butter unsalted 8 fl oz dry white wine 1 tsp lightly crushed black peppercorns 2 fl oz double cream

In a large pan with a tightly fitting lid, bring to the boil the herbs, onion, butter, wine and pepper. Add the mussels, return to the boil and cook over a high heat until all the mussels have opened. Turn the mussels into a colander set over a bowl to collect all the liquor. Put the mussels into a tureen to keep warm, then strain the liquor back into the pan through two thicknesses of muslin to remove sandy grit. Reduce the liquor by about a third to intensify the flavours, then add the cream and pour over the mussels. Garnish generously with chopped parsley. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices and your desired quantity of dry white wine.

For further information on the mussel fishery in the Dornoch Firth and on purchasing mussels, please contact Dafydd Morris, Fisheries Development Officer, Highland Council. (dafydd.morris@highland.gov.uk) or check out the website at www.highlandmussels.com

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As I write the nights are now well and truly drawing in and we have had our first frost. It’s that time of year when I recall to action my central heating and do my best to reclaim my share of electricity from the national grid, as I keep my home illuminated in the gathering gloom! Halloween and Bonfire Night are now just around the corner. Yes - it’s autumn already! I do love the variety of our seasons, and the way they change, but I must confess to being no lover of the dark. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m scared of the dark (ok, maybe I am a little!), but I much prefer the light where things can be seen and identified more clearly. Generally bad things seem to happen more often in the dark. Just think of how many films you’ve seen, horror or otherwise, where the evil deed occurs under the cover of darkness. And it’s not just physical darkness that leads to trouble. We often complain that we have been ‘kept in the dark’ about an issue and then make poor decisions as a result. If only we’d had the ‘light’ of knowledge, maybe then we would have said or acted differently.

Sometimes I wonder if we have an unhealthy fascination with darkness, especially concerning how we entertain ourselves. Films seem to promote themselves more and more on being darker and edgier, Harry Potter has its ‘dark arts’ and Star Wars the ‘dark side of the force’. Just one look at a video games chart reveals numerous games based on death, destruction and crime. Or maybe you feel that there is enough dark stuff in the real world to consider. Not just the obvious terrorists, serial killers or evil dictators, but bullying gangs, drugs and crime. The more we think about it, the more we see we are surrounded by evil. Of course it is almost Halloween, a mainstream ‘celebration’ that is based on violence, fear and real evil, not make believe evil. ‘Surely not!’ I hear you cry. ‘It’s just a bit of harmless fun.’ Well, maybe on one level I guess it is, but I really do believe that the physical world we see is not all there is. And I for one, don’t like the thought of entertaining the powers of darkness. Interestingly, and probably not surprisingly, the Bible talks about light and darkness quite a bit. Jesus himself says

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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“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12). Time and again the bible makes reference to us living in spiritual darkness and talks of Jesus being the one true light who can illuminate our path and help us make sense of this thing called life. Sadly though, not all want to live in the light. Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil (John 3:19).

What about you? Which do you love darkness or light? Listen again to the words of Jesus: “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness”. (John 12:46). As you stock your cupboards with treats for the imminent ‘trick or treat-ers’, may you ponder his offer of light for your life. Jesus alone brings this dark world the light of true knowledge, moral purity and ultimate rescue. 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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EXTRACTS FROM THE RATIFIED MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF AUGUST 19TH 2010 OF FORRES COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Public Session • Mr Andrew Fowlie, from the Moray Health Care Partnership, thanked the Community Council for the invitation to address members and introduced Mr L Stewart, Ms E Brown & Dr J Hogg who would answer specific questions if required. He explained that although the Health Centre & Hospital had been decided on previously, with funding all agreed the current financial climate had thrown all plans out of the window. Now, he said, we have to look again at the situation and start building up a fresh case. Mr Stewart said that previously he had suggested that an NHS built Dental Surgery was possible for Forres but now that was a financial non-starter. The survey, carried out previously, showed 600 people needed an NHS Dentist in the area and this was not sufficient to justify a post. Cllr Hellyer pointed out that this was 600 without any dentist & was achieved in a fortnight of polling. More could be found who would prefer not to travel afield to Elgin, Inverness or further for dental treatment. If the 600 were added to NHS IV36 patients on lists in the extended area it would no doubt justify another surgery. Ms Brown told members that having previously created a full business case for the Hospital/Health Centre they now have to revise the case for a Health Centre & continue using Leanchoil for Hospital facilities. Leanchoil would require a backlog of maintenance work being prioritised and a member of the public asked why it had been allowed to

deteriorate. Ms Brown said that they had hoped that it would have been replaced by the new centre. When asked she said there were no plans to reduce the number of beds in use but there are ongoing discussions about the best use of facilities. Estimated repair costs would be between £600,000 & £1 million to bring it up to standard. Cllr Mackenzie asked if it would not be more sensible to build the new Health Centre on the same site whilst revising their plans but Moray Cllr Bell pointed out that it would mean making the case from scratch rather than just amending the plan. The Chair thanked Mr Fowlie & party for their input.

• Cllr Kennedy, who had attended that afternoons preplanning consultation by Robertson’s on their Lochyhill planning application said that he was surprised to hear that no indication had been given by the planning department to the developers as to the nature of the objections lodged against the proposed plans. That being the case how, he asked, could the planning application cater for the objectors and the developer reaching a mutual acceptable agreement. Cllr Hellyer suggested that a meeting between the developer and objectors could bridge the gap created by the inflexibility of the Moray Council Planning Department. FORRES COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES CONTINUED ON P12

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 - November 2010

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Often we hear bad things in the media about young people but like all sections of society it is a handful who are giving an impression to society that, in the vast majority of cases, is well wide of the mark.

My own experience in recent weeks on various school visits has been of meeting young people who are engaged, enthusiastic and confident individuals. It is great to see them continuing to develop these skills with the encouragement and guidance of their parents, teachers and the wider school community. A ng us R o b er tso n M P

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One reason why I take part every year in the Moray Bike Ride which I did again recently is that it gets me back on the bike for fresh air and

This year a hardy bunch of local families braved the elements and took part, all in aid of the Royal Society for the Blind. Our lovely countryside looks even better from the saddle and no doubt like most readers I only wish I could discipline myself to go cycling a bit more often, to shed the pounds and, in my case become an increasingly rare entity - a fit and healthy politician! R i c ha rd L oc hh ea d MS P

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Secretary’s Report • The Secretary apologised for his late arrival at the meeting, due mainly to delays in the buses from Aberdeen. • The mail in this month included an invite to assist with the recruiting of panel members for the Moray Children’s Panel and included leaflets for distribution. The Secretary pointed out that these leaflets produced by the Moray Council Printing Service, were a poor advert for inhouse production if they were not checked for spelling mistakes prior to production. • A letter from the Chair of the JCC encourages all Community Councils to support the JCC and stresses its benefits to member Councils. • The CC has received notification that a consultation process will start on the 6th Sept to discuss the location of the Gypsies/Travellers Halting Sites and asking for our help in selecting suitable locations for the consultations. The Secretary reminded members that one of the suggested site locations was, in fact, common good land on the back road to Kinloss.

• The Community Warden, Mrs M Cowie, has approached the Community Council to ask if we would once again support the funding of the winter months Friday film shows in the Town Hall, commencing in October, and cover the hall letting fees of £120. Members voted unanimously to support this initiative for young people and instructed the Treasurer accordingly. • Following concern by a member of the public over traffic speed in Forbeshill, in the vicinity of a playground, a letter from the Traffic Department notified us that traffic speeds in the area had been checked over a three day period and had been found to be within the laid down limit.

Chair’s Report • The Chair said that he had received mail calling for an early day motion in the House of Commons objecting to the use of nuclear power. He also drew members attention to the digging in the Museum Square, by the chess board, to install a notice board promoting small towns funded by the Small Towns Partnership.

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External Groups Report • The Youth Representative, Ross Kennedy, asked if representatives of the Pupil’s Forum could address the Community Council next month on Facilities for Young People. • Cllr Mackenzie said that the Mount Dora visitors had returned to the United States and that the Scotland in Bloom Judges would be announcing the results on the 22nd of September. Treasurer’s Report • The Treasurer informed the meeting that our account stood at £593.26

A.O.C.B. • Cllr Hellyer warned members that British Gas were not acting on complaints or change of service unless a proof of posting could be produced.

Forres Common Good Fund • Cllr Hellyer informed the meeting that the CEO of Moray Council was on holiday at present and he hoped to have more information on a meeting with him by our next meeting. Date of Next Meeting • Thursday 18th Nov. 2010 at 7.30pm

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This route explores the coast west of Buckie as far as the Portgordon, returning at a higher level with extensive views over the Moray Firth.

WALK GRADE: Moderate

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

An undulating path of between one and four miles, which may have a few short steep sections and/or varying surfaces.

Starts and finishes in the square in Buckie.

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Follows pavements to Buckpool Harbour, the northern terminus of the Speyside Way, and then follows this route to Portgordon. Look out for seals along the foreshore. Return by the old railway line as far as the Gollachy Burn, then skirt the Buckpool golf course back to Buckie.

Short steep section climbing up to the golf course near the Gollachy Burn.

Follow the metal and timber signs with the green Buckie Footpaths Network logo.

MILEAGE: 5 Miles

TERRAIN: Tarred pavements and gravel paths. A short section of path at Gollachy Burn can be muddy.

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME: 2 Hours

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we dance wee groove, 10am & 1.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £4 per child, contact 690110

27 wednesday moray m.s. branch information session, 7pm-9pm, moray resource centre, maisondieu road, elgin, supporting people with multiple sclerosis - please come along to find out more about being involved or to offer your ideas, contact paula tel: 01542 810781

29 friday halloween tear party and art auction evening, 5pm7pm, rose abbey primary school, tel: 691872 cinema nairn - the hurt locker (15), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details scottish international storytelling festival 2010 eastern routes:authentic voices, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7/£5 u-16’s, contact 01309 690110 andy white, the loft venue, by kinloss, CAP/donation, tel: 01343 850111

30 saturday richthinking : how to manage during a recession using your thoughts, feelings and actions, 9.30am4pm, £55 per day/£145 for all three days (9/10; 30/10 & 20/11), early bird booking: pay in full by 3/10 and get 20% discount (£44/£116), tel: 676280 or email jane@richthinkers.co.uk for more details forres cycling club coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, £1, contact doris dallas 673950 hocus pocus - spooky halloween walk in the grounds of brodie castle, dooking for apples & other activities, 6pm-7.30pm, adults £2/children £4/family (2+2) £10, tel: 0844 493 2156 elgin city social club fancy dress halloween party - in aid of chairlift fund, 8pm, disco, food and fun, tickets £5 each, theme: 1950’s / grease

30 saturday october - 2 tuesday november bioneers at findhorn - sustainability conference and celebration, universal hall, findhorn, to book tel: SpotLight - Forres and District

31 sunday forres adopt a street meeting, 2pm-4pm, tesco’s, refreshments provided, certificates for all participants

NOVEMBER 2 tuesday ski open day, 2pm-6pm, beaver travel, south street, elgin, free tickets from beaver travel, elgin & forres

5 friday forres town hall cinema, 6.30pm-8.15pm for 9-12 year olds and 8.15pm-10pm for 12-16 year olds, free entry - yearly membership £1, details at your school lizanne knot, 8pm, the warehouse theatre, lossiemouth, contact 01343 814004 or visit www.thebooth.co.uk to book

6 saturday orienteering at lossie forest, 10.15am-11am, two different courses to challenge your navigation skills and fitness in moravian’s popular saturday series of events, £3 adults/£2 juniors, for more details visit www.moravianorienteering.org lodge st john coffee morning, forres town hall film forres coffee afternoon, 1pm-3pm, forres town hall, dvd’s, books, bottle & cake stalls, raising funds for cinema facility, any donations to margaret cowie, community warden, forres police station, entry £1 the opera bus - scottish opera ‘the marriage of figaro’, 7.15pm at eden court theatre, inverness, coach pick up points along a96 from keith to nairn, ticket & coach £38 approx. (coach only £7 return) tel. 01343 835258

7 sunday british dressage & unaff, mundole equestrian, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com community litter pick, 2pm-3pm, meet at pilmuir primary school, forres

9 tuesday the key to happiness - open talk with phakchok rinpoche, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £7 doug scott - theatre, 7.30pm, the warehouse theatre, lossiemouth, £12/£10, contact 01343 814004

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The Key to Happiness Tuesday 9th November 7.30pm £7 Open talk by Phakchok Rinpoche, a young, dynamic teacher who loves a good discussion and has studied with many of the great Tibetan meditation masters of our time - The Universal Hall, Findhorn. Further information on RInpoche’s programme from 8-11th Nov. available from 0778 453 1420 or info@gomdescotland.org

NOVEMBER 2010 continued

10 wednesday highland rock garden club - ‘the bainbridge world of bulbs, 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 01309 641405

12 friday forres town hall cinema, 6.30pm-8.15pm for 9-12 year olds and 8.15pm-10pm for 12-16 year olds, free entry - yearly membership ÂŁ1, details at your school dyke garden club - ‘hydroponics’ by jenny stewart, 7.30pm, dyke village hall, contact 641342 or 641565

13 saturday forres area credit union coffee morning, 10am12noon, forres town hall, contact ann mchardy 676735 farmers’ market, from 10am-2pm, anderson’s school playground, locally produced beef, cheeses, bread, fish, eggs, vegetables, chocolate, preserves and arts and crafts, contact anne marie 691616 the battle of britain - haye vs harrison, 9pm, the granary, thunderton place, elgin, tel: 01343 555175 moray piano competition - qualifying, from 9.30am, elgin town hall, www.moray-piano-competition.co.uk

14 sunday moray piano competition - finals, from 2.30pm, elgin town hall, www.moray-piano-competition.co.uk showjumping, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com community litter pick, 2pm-3pm, meet at old tesco’s car park, forres

16 tuesday greyfriars club - tea & competitions, 6.30pm, elgin town hall, ÂŁ1, contact pam tel: 01343 544487

20 saturday richthinking : how to manage during a recession using your thoughts, feelings and actions, 9.30am4pm, ÂŁ55 per day/ÂŁ145 for all three days (9/10; 30/10 & 20/11), early bird booking: pay in full by

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3/10 and get 20% discount (£44/£116), tel: 676280 or email jane@richthinkers.co.uk for more details st johns church coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, £1, contact very rev. clifford piper 01309 672856 alzheimers support group coffee morning, 10am12noon, supper room elgin town hall, £2, contact pam tel: 01343 544487 over 60’s club sale and tea, 2pm-4pm, james milne institue, findhorn, £1 adults/50p children, tel: 691233 for details ceilidh with altyre ceilidh band, 8pm, rafford village hall, £6, tel: 674583 for tickets cinema nairn - snow falling on cedars (15), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details

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

25 thursday red priest, 7:30pm, st christopher’s chapel, gordonstoun school, nr elgin, £12/£6, visit our website www.thegcs.org.uk for details or tel: 01343 837917

26 friday moroccan gnawa music with omar afif, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, ÂŁ10/ÂŁ8, contact 690110

26 friday, 27 saturday, 28 sunday christmas craft fair, brodie castle, tel: 0844 493 2156

27 saturday forres farmers market, frost fayre and craft market, 10am-2pm, in conjunction with andersons school christmas fair, on andersons playground and in forres community centre, local foods, arts and crafts for christmas, the big choir will be singing christmas fayre, 12noon-4pm, rose abbey primary school, tel: 691872 friends of pilmuir christmas fayre, 10am-12noon, pilmuir primary school, forres

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New Screenings begin on Fridays Call 01343 542680 or visit www.morayplayhouse.co.uk

Portessie Public Hall

Cinema Listings November 2010

Regular films including Saturday matinees.

For further details email portessiepublichall@hotmail.co.uk

Vue Cinema, Inverness

From 5th November Let Me In Faster From 12th November Skyline From 19th November Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows : Part 1

KidsAM - Every Saturday & Sunday at 10.15am - 95p per ticket Seniors Club - Every Tuesday at 12.30pm - £3 inc. refreshments NEW Teen Screen Every Thursday & Friday £1.95 2D or £2.95 3D

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness The Town The Wildest Dream Certified Copy Krabat The Edukators plus many others

Visit www.myvue.com for details

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

Cinema Nairn

20th November 7.30pm Snow Falling On Cedars (15)

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

Universal Hall, Findhorn

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DECEMBER 2010 in brief

NOVEMBER 2010 continued

27 saturday buckie & district m.s. branch lunch, for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis in the moray area to celebrate 40 years since they were established, if you would like to attend please contact paula by email p.macgillivray@mssocietyscotland.org.uk or tel: 01542 810781 before november 10th

27 saturday & 28 sunday elgin model fair, 10am-5pm, organised by elgin model railway club, elgin town hall, ample parking, disabled access, adults £4; children/ conc. £2.50; family (2+2) £9.50; children under 5 free, rail layouts in various scales; boats; planes; digital scalextric, etc. specialist hobby suppliers and refreshments, contact duncan macrae tel: 01343 546725 or 0775 905 4668 or modelfair@elginmodelrailwayclub.co.uk

27 saturday forres christmas lights switch-on, 5.45pm-6.15pm, culbin singers, elgin city band and surprise guests rnli swing band night, 7.30pm, james milne institue, findhorn, £10 including food, tel: 691728 for info

28 sunday showjumping, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com

THE MORAY PIANO COMPETITION 2010 ELGIN TOWN HALL Saturday 13th November - Qualifying Rounds DP‡DP‡SP‡SP Programme £3 Admission FREE 6XQGD\WK1RYHPEHU),1$/6SP HPEHU),1$/6SP Tickets at door Adult dult – £7 (no concession) Children under 18 18 FREE Adjudicators: Lucy Parham ham and Graham S Scott cott Outstanding young pianists ts from home a and nd a abroad broad compe compete te ffor or a otalling £4000 share of prize money totalling www.moray-piano-competition.co.uk -piano-competition.co.uk The Moray Piano Festival Trust is a registeredd Sco Scottish ttish Charity Charity No No.. SC032 SC032432 432

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1 wednesday aly bain & phil cunningham, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £16/£14, contact 690110 3 friday carers’ rights day - ‘know your rights’, 10am-3pm, new elgin and ashgrove hall, if you are looking after a friend, neighbour or family member come along and find out about your rights; chat with the experts in direct payments; setting up trusts, pensions and income maximisation; employment rights and enjoy a bit of pampering at the same time, call quarriers carer support service (moray) tel: 01343 556031 a christmas carol, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £10/£8/£6 u’16s, contact 690110 4 saturday rafford church fundraising xmas fayre, st leonards church hall, forres forres children 1st christmas fayre, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, seasonal stalls st margarets church coffee morning, forres town hall joint charities sale, forres town hall friends of guiding coffee afternoon, forres town hall 5 sunday santa’s special unaffilliated dressage, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com community litter pick, 2pm-3pm, meet at lidl car park, forres 8 wednesday highland rock garden club - ‘the eastern alps’ by jim jermyn author of “the alpine plants of europe”, 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 01309 641405 10 friday forres town hall cinema, 6.30pm-8.15pm for 9-12 year olds and 8.15pm-10pm for 12-16 year olds, free entry - yearly membership £1, details at your school dyke garden club - ‘christmas night’ details to be agreed, 7.30pm, dyke village hall, contact 641342 or 641565 11 saturday forres in bloom coffee morning, 10am-12noon, forres town hall, £1.50, contact vima tulloch 675959 farmers’ market, from 10am-2pm, anderson’s school playground, locally produced beef, cheeses, bread, fish, eggs, vegetables, chocolate, preserves and arts and crafts, contact anne marie 691616 12 sunday santa’s special showjumping derby, mundole equestrian, forres, tel: 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com findhorn christmas craft & art fair, 12noon-4.30pm, moray art centre; locally handmade pottery, jewellery, photographic products, textiles, paintings, feltwork, candles and more, free entrance, teas and homemade cakes available, organised by the findhorn craft group, for more information contact angie speechly tel: 673302 community litter pick, 2pm-3pm, meet at forres house community centre car park 17 friday forres town hall cinema, 6.30pm-8.15pm for 9-12 year olds and 8.15pm-10pm for 12-16 year olds, free entry - yearly membership £1, details at your school 18 saturday moray dolphin hydrotherapy pool coffee morning, 10am12noon, forres town hall, £1, contact may taylor tel: 675337 cinema nairn - the pink panther (PG), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details

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Peel one large parsnip, cut the top and tail off, if you have a mandolin slice thinly remembering to use it's guard, if you don’t have a mandolin just use a good potato peeler to peel strips from top to bottom. Then place the strips of parsnips into a metal or glass bowl and cover with boiled water and a teaspoon of salt, cover with cling film and allow to cool naturally, once they have cooled, remove from water and place on a tea towel and pat them dry, then put them into a deep fat fryer at 180°c until they crispen. The point of putting them in water and salt is to maintain as much of the natural white colour as possible (some food science happens along the way!) Next month I will bring you a good and hearty winter warmer main course, just like we are serving in The Grill for this season, where we are concentrating on homely feel good food such as Fish and Chips, our ever popular Steaks and the classic Sticky Toffee Pudding which featured in last month’s issue. These traditional dishes will run alongside the existing seasonal menu.

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Our New Years Eve Gourmet dinner is £80.00 per person and includes a Disco and our own Fireworks to welcome in 2011! We also have a three night New Years Break available. Enjoy a relaxing or adventurous Hogmanay Break at Knockomie - it's your choice.

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Term Dates for 2010/2011 (all dates inclusive) Winter Term Starts Monday 25th October 2010 In-service Closure Thursday 11th November 2010 In-service Closure Friday 12th November 2010 In-service Closure Monday 15th November 2010 In-service Closure Tuesday 16th November 2010 Winter Term Ends Wed. 22nd December 2010 Spring Term Starts Thursday 6th January 2011 Forres Academy & Feeders Thu. 10th Feb. 2011 Mid-term Holiday Friday 11th February 2011 Mid-term Holiday Monday 14th February 2011 Spring Term Ends Friday 1st April 2011

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Useful Contacts, Holidays and Tide Times

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SCHOOLS Andersons Primary School..........................(01309) 672887 Applegrove Primary School ........................(01309) 672367 Dyke Primary School ..................................(01309) 641275 Kinloss Primary School ..............................(01309) 690376 Pilmuir Primary School ................................(01309) 673034 Rose Abbey School ....................................(01309) 691872 Forres Academy ..........................................(01309) 672271 VETS Moray Coast Veterinary Group....................(01309) 672243 DOCTORS Forres Health Centre ....................................0845 337 1120 Leanchoil Hospital ......................................(01309) 672284 Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin................................0845 456 6000 DENTISTS Orchard Road ..............................................(01309) 675544 Leys ............................................................(01309) 673553

LOW TIDE TIMES FOR FINDHORN BAY IN NOVEMBER Walking on the beach should be possible 2 hours either side of these times AM PM 1 2 3 4 5 6

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PHARMACIES Lloyds Pharmacy ........................................(01309) 672614 Rowlands Pharmacy ..................................(01309) 672784 Boots ..........................................................(01309) 673370

Police Station ................................................0845 600 5700 Bus Station, Elgin .......................................(01343) 544222 Citizens Advice Bureau ...............................(01343) 550088 Dalcross Airport ...........................................(01667) 464000 Dallas Village Hall .......................................(01343) 890243 James Milne Institute (Findhorn) ................(01309) 692365 Rafford District Hall......................................(01309) 674583 Forres Town Hall ..........................................(01309) 675140 Moray Council (Forres).................................(01309) 694000 Moray Council (Elgin) .................................(01343) 543451 National Rail Enquiries ..................................08457 484950 Forres Library ..............................................(01309) 672834 Forres House Com Education Centre ........(01309) 672838 If you have any suggestions for additional useful numbers please email these to us on admin@spotlighton.co.uk AM 06.03 06.46 07.28 08.08 08.50 09.35 10.29 11.38 00.34 01.38 02.31 03.15

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PM 16.12 16.51 17.29 18.10 18.51 19.33 20.17 21.06 21.59 23.03 12.33

Holiday Dates 2010 / 2011 St Andrews Day Tuesday 30th November Christmas Day * Monday 27th December Tuesday 28th December Boxing Day * New Years Day * Monday 3rd January 2nd January * Tuesday 4th January Forres Holiday Monday 18th April Good Friday Friday 22nd April Early May Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Spring Bank Holiday Monday 30th May page 28 - November 2010

Forres Holiday Monday 6th June Forres Holiday Monday 25th July Summer Bank Holiday Monday 1st August Forres Holiday Monday 19th September Forres Holiday Monday 17th October St Andrews Day Wednesday 30th November Christmas Day * Monday 26th December Tuesday 27th December Boxing Day * * substitue day

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SpotLight Advertisers Index

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Alan Milne Ltd........................................................23 Alastair Munro Plumbing & Heating......................26 An Easy Drive ........................................................23 Aqualiss ..................................................................7 Bakehouse Cafe ....................................................27 Beachhound Web Design ......................................2 Beaver Travel ........................................................11 Big Sky print ..........................................................21 C & S Ames Tapers ................................................7 Can-Do Services............................Front Cover, 7,21 Captain’s Table........................................................2 Chimes ..................................................Front Cover Christie’s Deli ........................................................12 Dallas Designs ........................................................9 Delta Electrical ........................................................9 Duffus Inn ..............................................................11 East Grange ............................................................9 Eko Paints................................................................2 Farmer’s Market ....................................................24 Ferrari Animal Feeds ............................................23 Firefly IT Solutions..................................Front Cover Gateaux Regal ........................................................2 Gold 375 ................................................................29 Gomde Trust..........................................................16 Gordon Scott Chartered Accountant ......................5 Highland Beauty Clinic............................................2 Home Comforts By Sandra ..................................21 Ian Fraser Decorator ..............................................5 Jane Miller Tutor ....................................................13 Jaycee’s Computer Centre ....................................5 JC Chimney Sweep ..............................................13 Kinloss Swimming Pool ..........................................9 Knockomie Hotel ..................................................21 Lens Taxi’s ..............................................................7 Les Hester Photography ......................................13 Little Flower ..........................................................23 Logie Steading ......................................................27 Macs Taxi ..........................................................15,19 SpotLight - Forres and District

Mackenzie & Cruickshank ......................................8 McClintock Optician ..............................................11 McDonald & Munro ................................................7 Moray Art Centre ....................................Back Cover Moray Pest Control................................................13 Moray Piano Competition ....................................18 Mosset Tavern ......................................................19 MRD Flooring ........................................................25 Neil Matheson Builder ..........................................13 On A Roll ..............................................................26 Paul Etherington Decorator ..................................25 Physiofirst ..............................................................13 PM Designs ..........................................................19 Potty Expressions....................................................7 Rafford Cycles ......................................................19 Re/Max Coast2Country ........................................11 Robertson Homes ..................................................5 Rock Academy of Performing Arts........................19 Roof Wizard ..........................................................25 Rose Abbey School ................................................2 Scotengineering ....................................................24 SHK Roofing..........................................................19 Smith & Castle Jewellers ......................................26 Sound & Vision......................................................25 Springfield ..............................................Inside Back Stuart Allan ..............................................................7 Stuarts Cycles ......................................................25 Sylvan Firewood......................................................5 The Crooked Inn ..................................................24 The Loft Bistro ......................................................27 Time Out Cafe ......................................................25 Ultimate Hair & Beauty ..........................................13 Unique Beauty........................................Front Cover Universal Hall ........................................................16 Vanity Flair ............................................................19 Watson Plumbing & Heating ................................13 Wheelchair Care....................................................27 Wyvis Tree Services ..............................................13

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MORAY

art C E NTR E

“Friendly and professional” “Allowed me to relax & explore my creativity”

Classes: beginners, young people & ongoing include: •Painting •Drawing •Textile arts •Print making •Photography •Sculpture & Ceramics •Jewellery & Silver work •Animation & Filmmaking •Music, Drama & Theatre

For bookings and more information, please contact us on: 01309 692426 info@morayartcentre.org MORAY ART CENTRE,The Park, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3TA

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