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In this issue...... Clubs & Societies 4 Lifestyle section 5 Real Weddings 6 Exotic Holidays 8 Donald MacNaughton Profile 10 Parliament Blog 12 What’s On 15-18 Cinema Listings 17
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MARCH ISSUE Editorial Deadline - Friday 28th January Advertising Deadline - Wednesday 2nd February Welcome... to the first issue of the monthly joint iMAG/SpotLight on Inverness. iMAG and SpotLight have joined forces to offer you, the reader, the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. iMAG is really strong on LIFESTYLE and SpotLight focuses on local community information. We hope that you like the amalgamation and will continue to support SpotLight on Inverness and District
It’s amazing how inventive the bad guys can be when it comes to conning you out of either your cash or personal details. Scams tend to target the weakest of us and recently we’ve had customers who have been preyed on by very friendly and approachable conmen, who are exploiting their lack of technical know-how and worst fears about their own personal computer. It all starts with your phone ringing and when you pick it up a friendly, and very persuasive, voice advises you that they have detected issues with your computer over the internet. Now, at this stage they don’t even know if you have a computer, although obviously most of us do, and they probably get rebuffed more often than not. However, it’s frightening how many people then log on to their computer and, by visiting a website, give this unknown person full access to their system. So now they have access to everything on your computer, but that isn’t enough, so next they will explain that to fix the problem you need to download some software, but there is a cost, so you give them your name, address and credit card details. Once you’ve downloaded the software things generally start to go wrong, at which point the voice on the other end of the phone leaves you to your own devices, never to be heard from again. Now a lot of you are probably thinking that you would never fall for this, as within this context it sounds very obvious, however these conmen can be incredibly persuasive and a reassuring voice can get away with quite a lot under the right circumstances. All we can really stress is that if somebody calls you, or you get an email you are unsure of, whatever you do don’t go to any websites or give out any personal details without getting further IT support and enhancements for your business advice from Tel: 01309 676151 someone that you www.fireflyits.com trust. Visit our online blog for Email: email@example.com further advice.
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iMAG/Spotlight depends on information supplied to us by the community so if you have any details about clubs and societies, events or gigs from small village halls to large concert venues then please let us know. Most entries are run free of charge. Phone us on 01309 690063 or go online at www.spotlighton.co.uk Editor February 2011 - page 3
SpotLight ABERNETHY GOLF CLUB Nethy Bridge, tel: 01479 821305, visit www.abernethygolfclub.com
families with at least one child 0-3 years of age, tel: 703033 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAULY ANGLING CLUB Established around 1960, the club provides sea trout and salmon fishing to residents of Beauly as well as to visitors. Visit www.beauly-anglingclub.co.uk
HIGHLAND BONSAI SOCIETY Meets on 3rd Wednesday of every month in Balloch Village Hall at 7.30pm. For more infomation contact Chris tel: 01349 865485
CAPITAL SKATEPARK GROUP Tel: 714516 or email: email@example.com
HIGHLAND RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in Rugby Football and to provide facilities for, and promote participation of the whole community in the sport of Rugby. Contact Andrew Russell tel: 243972 or 07786 256891
tel: 0141 334 1334 or visit our website www.meditateinglasgow.org PINK CASTLE PHILOSOPHY CLUB Fun and sociable chat with meaning for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community and all their friends. Meets every 2nd Tuesday monthly. Visit www.pinkcastle.eu or tel: 07745 930383 SQUASH CLUB Tel: 230751, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.itscnews.com
INVERNESS ANGLING CLUB For details please contact Don MacKay, Inverness Angling Club, 4 Maxwell Drive, Inverness IV3 5EX www.invernessanglingclub.co.uk
CHANONRY SAILING CLUB Chanonry Sailing Club provides a safe and fun environment for people from all walks of life to come together and sail. The Harbour, Fortrose, tel: 01381 621973, www.chanonry.org.uk/ CLACHNACUDDIN CYCLING CLUB Tel: 791000 or email: email@example.com CROY & CULLODEN MOOR SENIOR CITIZENS' LUNCH CLUB Church Hall, Croy, alternate Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm, £3 for 2 course meal and afternoon tea. Enjoy dominoes, jigsaws and other activities DRAKIES BOWLING CLUB Tel: 237033 FAMILY FIRST Family First offers a support service to
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INVERNESS CHESS CLUB Promotes chess in the Highlands and provides coaching and games for all ages and standards, juniors very welcome. Every Wednesday, 7pm10:30pm, Chieftain Hotel, Inverness www.spanglefish.com/ invernesschessclub INVERNESS SWIMMING CLUB Inverness Leisure, Bught Lane. We are a competitive club. Club night is Wednesday from 6.15pm, but training sessions are throughout the week. LEACHKIN ANGLING CLUB Tel: 223621, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org MEDITATION CLASSES Guided drop-in classes Mondays 6.30pm at RNI Chapel, Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3, £5 (£4 conc.). Everybody welcome. For more details
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Couple: Jamie MacKenzie and Colleen Skillin, both from Inverness Date: 31st July 2010 Location: St Mary's RC Church, Inverness Bridesmaids: Lindy (friend), Helen (friend), Anne (sister in law) and Ashleigh (cousin)
Jamie and Colleen met at a mutual friend's house six years ago. They soon became friends and shortly after, this blossomed into a close relationship. In June 2008 Jamie got down on one knee and asked Colleen to make him the happiest man in the world. She was delighted and said yes straight away!
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“If you have a task to perform and are vitally interested in it, excited and challenged by it, then you will exert maximum energy. But in the excitement, the pain of fatigue dissipates, and the exuberance of what you hope to achieve overcomes the weariness.” Jimmy Carter
Most of us will set some New Year’s Resolutions, even if we don’t MacNaughton speak them out loud. Most of us will also fail to keep those New Year’s Resolutions, because we don’t speak them out loud. The New Year is the perfect time to set these goals (and that’s all Resolutions are; Goals) because we feel that we can put the past behind us and step forward into a new time, mind frame and consciousness. Of course the truth is you could do this at any time of the year, we’re just in the habit of only doing it in January. If you want to be one of the people who stick to their goals, Donald MacNaughton can help you. The key to succeeding is to know what success is for you; whether it’s about improving your business or career, losing weight, making more money or improving your working and personal relationships, we’ve come up with a few easy ways to make sure it happens. •
Keep it REAL – Set yourself challenging but realistic goals, there’s nothing more disheartening than getting halfwaythere and realising you’re never going to make it to the top.
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Say it LOUD – Nothing is stronger than the power of repetition. Stand in front of a mirror and repeat your goal, using positive language, every day, twice a day if you want! Say it often enough, you’ll start believing it.
Of course, setting goals is only the beginning, there is more to being successful than simply stating your goals and waiting for it to happen. If it was that easy we would all be in a permanent state of bliss. Ask yourself what you need to make your goals a reality; do you have all the skills and tools at hand to make it happen? If the answer is no (and it often will be) then ask yourself who around you has what you need. Can you go on a course, or read a book that will provide you with the necessary equipment? Sometimes you won’t know what you need, but there will be people around you who can help with that, people who are on your ‘team’. One of the really important things about goals and how to make them happen is choosing the ‘team’ of people who are around you. This might be your partner, friends, parents and colleagues. You know yourself who on your team helps you already, who encourages you to push harder, to be bolder and those who are having a negative effect – people who encourage you to stay out too late, to settle, to do the things you know aren’t right for you. Start to get smart about who is on that team, make sure their on your side and pulling towards the same goals you are. Cut the page 10 - February 2011
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deadwood, don’t be afraid to make tough choices. Being successful doesn’t happen overnight. Keeping your motivation going can be difficult, so remember to encourage yourself by setting smaller goals along the way. A sense of achievement can work wonders in keeping your motivation going. Don’t give yourself a hard time. None of us our perfect, we all stumble and trip, so relax about it, get up and begin again. Winners take action, email freyja@zonedinperformance to book your place on a Zoned In Performance life transforming course. Zoned In Performance offers coaching, courses and workshops to take you on your journey. Visit our website at www.donmacnaughton.org for more information on the courses we offer. NLP Diploma – 27th April,4,11,18th May 2011 - A fantastic 4-day course designed to bring out the best in you. Goal achievement, self-management and guaranteed impact. 16 places available. Early Booking Advised. Transform – starts 26th February 2011 – a 21 day course on transforming and creating the life you want ! 8 spaces available. “It has been said that any technology which is sufficiently advanced has the appearance of magic…Donald MacNaughton makes use of cutting-edge mind technology with a simplicity that is magical” - Michael Neill, best-selling author of “Supercoach” Call Freyja Now on 01463 831888 to book your place or email email@example.com
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“ Parliament Blog ” New Year is a time f o r reflection and for looking forward. Politically, economically and personally, 2010 was an important year. This coming year, 2011, is going to be a difficult year, where resolve in seeing through difficult decisions is going to be crucial to ensuring that we get back onto a path of growing prosperity in future. The Hogmanay party in Inverness this year was superb - with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers providing a wonderful show for all the family. But my personal highlight came on 3rd January. I grew up in Glengarry in Lochaber, and every year I go back for
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annual New Year clay pigeon shooting match held by the Glengarry Gun Club. The venue in Kingie is somewhat exposed - the wind, rain and sleet were in full force this year - but it is good fun and an opportunity to catch up with old friends. I have always been a 'moderate' shot, but this year, wonder of wonders, managed to win the Tomdoun Trophy in the handicap competition - my first win in nearly 25 years of trying! May I wish all Spotlight readers all the best for a happy and prosperous 2011. I am here to help my constituents, so if you want to get in touch please call me office on 01463 711280 or email at danny@highland libdems.org.uk Danny Alexander MP
All of us in life can get into hot w a t e r , domestically, by saying things we may not mean saying or something in jest which is taken the wrong way. The power of words to hurt and harm is probably greater than that of weapons, which few of us, thankfully ever wield in earnest. So too, the positive power of words - and a smiling face - is massive. In Scotland, we can be a bit dour! Recently in Holyrood, I sat in during the ‘Time for Reflection’ which often comprises a religious message which starts the parliamentary week. I was aware that the lady delivering the message, standing in the Chamber, beside the Presiding Officer, was obviously nervous. I was sitting in the front row, and therefore did my best to encourage her by smiling and by nodding at key points of her message - which incidentally was both humorous and telling.
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The power of thanks, too, is great, especially for young people - and particularly in my privileged role as a Minister. I recently attended an evening event where groups of young people from schools who had made short films presented them to a large audience. The films aimed to promote the Government campaign against carrying knives - ‘No knives, better lives.’ I was bowled over by the huge range, imagination and humour which the several short films contained. The reservoir of talent of our young in Scotland is there to be seen, and young people’s achievements are not recognised sufficiently. I said so and this may encourage these young people to greater efforts . Even I was young once - despite my mother Winnie once saying, thoughtfully, “The thing about Fergus was that he was born older than me.” Fergus Ewing MSP
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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2011
JANUARY 26, 27, 28 & 29 weds, thurs, fri & sat scottish ballet - cinderella, 7.30pm daily & 2pm thursday and saturday, eden court theatre, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
27 thursday roddy woomble trio, 8pm, onetouch theatre, eden court theatre, inverness, £13, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
28 friday teddy thompson & david ford at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £14, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com daniel sloss, 8pm, onetouch theatre, eden court theatre, inverness, £12, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
29 saturday burns night (in aid of croy & dalcross church funds), croy village hall, tel: 01667 493217 for details erol alkan and we see aliens and filth dj’s at the ironworks, £15, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
FEBRUARY 1 tuesday stephen venables - in the footsteps of shackleton, 7.30pm, £12/£10, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
3 thursday the brian kellock trio with support from cathie rae & graeme stephen, 7.30pm, £14/£12, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
4 friday a night of dirty dancing at the ironworks, 7pm, £15, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com emily smith, 7.30pm, £12/£10, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk nigel’s nonsense sextet - an audacious assortment of some of the highlands’ finest jazz musicians SpotLight on Inverness and District
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5 saturday bothy ballads - champion of champions, 7pm (doors open 6.15pm), elgin town hall, tickets, £8.50 upstairs, £7.50 downstairs, available elgin library, cooper park, elgin, tel: 01343 562600, judge - joe aitken; compere - raymond wood; guest entertainers - colin campbell and ian cruickshank, organised by rotary club of elgin dingwall choral society - broadway to beauly, 7.30pm, strathpeffer pavillion, £8, tel: 01997 420124 or visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org singin’ i’m no a billy he’s a tim, 7.30pm, £17, 16+, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk call mr robeson - a life with songs, 8pm, £12/£10, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk professor green plus ed drewett at the ironworks, £13.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
6 sunday brendan cole live and unjudged, 7.30pm, £31.50/£29.50, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk phil cool : a comedy legend, 8pm, £15, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
8 tuesday beauly gallery and the kirk coffee shop re-opens for 2011, from 10am, come and view the new look gallery, wester balblair, beauly, tel: 783508 or visit www.beaulygallery.co.uk the pink castle philosophy club - atheism, secularism, agnosticism and humanisim...a conclusion, 7.30pm, riverside lounge, glen mhor hotel, ness bank, inverness, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community visit www.pinkcastle.eu
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alastair humphreys - round the world by bike, 8pm, £12/£10, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk the dangleberries at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com edwina hayes, 7.30pm, £10/£8, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
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22 tuesday wonderful day - the doris day show, 8pm, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
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rambert dance company : awakenings, 7.30pm, £19/£17, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
8 tuesday - 12 saturday spirit of the dance, 7.30pm & 2pm saturday matinee, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tickets from £18, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
9 wednesday scottish ensemble with rsamd, side by side, 8pm, £14.50, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
10 thursday richard wood, 8pm, £14/£12, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
12 saturday scooty and the skyhooks at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £8.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com the loveboat big band, 8pm, £15/£12, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
13 sunday gilded balloon comedy circuit, 8pm, £12/£10, 16+, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
14 monday moira harris & steve jones, 1pm, inverness town house, £4/£3/£1, contact james munro tel: 710363
17 thursday tom stade at the ironworks, 7pm, £12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
18 friday against the odds, 7.30pm, £10/£8, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.edencourt.co.uk page 16 - February 2011
24 thursday the solid silver 60’s show, 5.15pm & 8.30pm, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
26 saturday inverness fiddler’s rally, 7.30pm, £14/£12, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, annual rally with over 100 players on stage plus renowned fiddler duncan chisholm with guitarist tony byrne, and song group canntaireachd, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk dave clarke at the ironworks, 10pm, £10, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
27 sunday david ferrard, kim edgar & yvonne lyon tour, 7.30pm, £10/£8, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk
MARCH 2011 in brief 1 tuesday leddra chapman & ben montague at the ironworks room 2, 7pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 3 thursday coca tenorio singer-songwriter, strathpeffer pavillion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org or go online at http://cocatenorio.com/coca.html 4 friday back to the future - ‘elgin in style’, 7.30pm, elgin town hall, showcasing a number of city centre businesses using drama, dance & live music, brought to you by elgin business improvement district (bid) and the out of the darkness theatre company, £7, visit www.elginbid.co.uk nigel’s nonsense sextet - an audacious assortment of some of the highlands’ finest jazz musicians performing toe-
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MARCH 2011 in brief continued tapping tunes from the 1920’s, 8pm-10pm, glen mhor hotel, inverness, those in 1920’s style costume get in free, 1920’s cocktail bar, charleston competition, black bottoms!, visit www.nigelsnonsense.org for more details 6 sunday spring wedding fair, strathpeffer pavillion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 8 tuesday the pink castle philosophy club - atheism, secularism, agnosticism and humanisim...a conclusion, 7.30pm, riverside lounge, glen mhor hotel, ness bank, inverness, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community visit www.pinkcastle.eu 11 friday craig campbell at the ironworks, 7pm, £12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 16 wednesday russell kane - smokescreens and castles at the ironworks, 7pm, £12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 17 thursday dave macleod - illustrated talk, strathpeffer pavillion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 19 saturday wolfstone plus support from the cherry on the cream at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £15, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 20 sunday jerry sadowitz at the ironworks, 7pm, £19.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 21 monday
the bootleg sixties at the ironworks, 7pm, £16, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 25 friday dan antopolski - turn of the century at the ironworks, 7pm, £12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com skerryvore, strathpeffer pavillion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 27 sunday scotland’s census 2011, further details can be found at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk 30 wednesday the vaccines at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 30 & 31 wednesday & thursday food and craft fair, strathpeffer pavillion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org
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Told through drama, dance and live music with a focus on the rich history of Elgin (people and place) BACK TO THE FUTURE – ELGIN IN STYLE – will showcase a number of City Centre businesses from the fashion, hair and beauty industry. This spectacular
event brings together a wide range of fashions for all ages, tastes and uses. Prize draw for all ticket holders, charity raffle and free hospitality. An evening not to be missed!!
Tickets £7.00 on sale from Monday 7th February. Concessions £5.00. For more information see www.elginbid.co.uk Brought to you by: Elgin Business Improvement District (BID) and the Out of Darkness Theatre Company
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As well as serving the Scottish Episcopal (part of the world-wide Anglican Communion) communities of St Mary’s Culloden and St John’s, Inverness, I also act as the Anglican Chaplain to Raigmore Hospital. Like many major employers they operate an ‘Equality and Diversity’ policy. What that means is that no matter the race, colour, sexual orientation, religious or secular beliefs (the diversity that exists within the hospital), all are treated as equals. But, given that I am a minister of religion, I would like to dwell for a few moments on the religious aspect. Many people who tend to knock the Church point to the fact that we are so diverse - the multitude of different denominations that make up the whole of the world-wide Christian Church and use that diversity as a weapon against us. They seem to feel that as we claim that there is one God, and salvation is to be found in his only Son, Jesus Christ, then there should be no denominations, no diversity, all should be the same, singing from the same ‘hymn sheet.’ But that detracts from the fact that God has not made us all the same. We are different. We all possess different gifts and talents. Most of us are of average intelligence
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and very few are members of MENSA. So in our creation there is diversity. But there is one thing that we do profess: ‘that we are all of equal worth in God’s eyes.’ So with God there is equality within our diversity.
acknowledges both the diversity of worship, and the equality of that worship. The majority of the churches in Inverness are comfortable in worshipping with their neighbours, and in the style of their neighbours.
The history of the Church both locally and world-wide tends to suggest that we were more aware of the diversity that existed between the denominations, and oblivious to the equality. And this has caused, down through the centuries, much loss of life and much bitterness. The ‘founding fathers’ of the newly independent United States of America wrote into their Constitution, the Bill of Rights (the First Amendment): “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting free exercising of religion.” Thomas Jefferson said (1807) “among the inestimable of our blessings, also, is that ...of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will; ...”The First Amendment gives the people the right to worship (or not) in the way they chose - so both diversity and equality is enshrined in their Bill of Rights.
The seasons of Advent and Lent, and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, are times when the churches come together; these major festivals are also occasions when the diversity and the equality are joyfully acknowledged. The Pope, in his recent visit to these shores, worshiped alongside representatives of the reformed churches in an English Cathedral - an acknowledgement of the equality of differing traditions.
Today the Church works together and
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SpotLight & Term Dates Black Isle Charge Episcopal Churches 1 Deans Road, Fortrose, tel: 01381 622241 Cale House, C of S, Millburn Road, Inverness, tel: 718616 Culduthel Christian Centre, Culduthel Avenue, Inverness tel: 222795 Pastor Reverend Bill Slack www.culduthelchristiancentre.org Culloden Baptist Church meets 10.30am Sunday mornings at Culloden Academy, tel. 794005. www.cullodenbaptistchurch.org.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org Culloden, C of S, 45 Oakdene Court, Culloden, Inverness Croy & Dalcross Parish Church C of S, Croy Village, service every Sunday at 12noon Dingwall Baptist Church, Tulloch Street, Dingwall www.dbc.org.uk Dingwall Castle Street Church of Scotland www.dingwall-church.co.uk Dingwall Episcopal Church, St James The Great, Castle Street, Dingwall tel: 01349 862204 www.stjames-stannes.org.uk Dingwall Catholic Church, St Lawrence 21 Castle Street, Dingwall tel: 01349 863143 Free North Church, Bank Street, Inverness, tel: 224332 www.freenorthchurch.org Grace Community Church meets Sundays 10.30am at Inshes Primary School, email: email@example.com Hilton, C of S, Tomatin Road, Inverness, tel: 233310 www.hiltonchurch.org.uk Inshes, C of S, Sir Walter Scott Dr, Inverness tel: 226727 www.insheschurch.org Inverness Baptist Church, 69 Castle Street, Inverness Rev Tom Urquhart, tel: 223506, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Inverness Christian Fellowship, Meets Sundays at 10.30am, Millburn Academy,
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Diriebught Road, visit www.icfchurch.co.uk Inverness Crown Church, C of S, 3 Midmills Road, tel: 230537 Inverness Greyfriars Stratherrick Free Church, Greyfriars at Balloan Road, Inverness and Stratherrick at Errogie, Stratherrick, tel: 714085 www.greyfriarschurch.org Inverness Methodist Church, Huntly Street, Inverness, tel: 231170 www.churchesinverness.com Kiltarlity Free Church of Scotland, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire, tel: 741729, email: email@example.com Kings Fellowship meets at Smithton Industrial Estate, Culloden IV2 7WL tel: 792700 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kingsview Christian Centre, Balnafettack Road, Inverness IV3 8TF tel: 716843 Services: Sunday - 11.30am and 6pm Wednesday - 7.30pm Kinmylies C of S, Kinmylies Way, Inverness. Every Sunday morning at 10.30am, tel: 714035 www.kinmylies.co.uk Knockbain Free Church, Ferry Brae, North Kessock and Bogallan (off Kessock-Munlochy Road), tel:731368, email@example.com Maryburgh & Killearnan Free Church, Seaforth Place, Maryburgh, tel: 01349 867885 and Killearnan Manse, Bogroy, Tore, tel: 731369, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ness Bank C of S, Inverness. Sunday Service 11am (10am July/Aug), tel: 793926 visit www.nessbank.com North Kessock, C of S, Main Street, North Kessock tel: 731712, www.churchofscotland.org.uk Old High St Stephen's, C of S, 1. Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness tel: 250802; 2 Southside Road at Old Edinburgh Road,
If you are a member of a church not listed here please email us with details and we may print this in future issues.
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Inverness tel: 250802 www.oldhighststephens.com St Andrew's Cathedral, Scottish Episcopal Church, Ardross Street, Inverness, tel: 233535, www.invernesscathedral.com St Columba, Inverness, C of S 11am Sunday, and 8pm Wednesday for prayer, at Holm Primary School, tel: 07535 290092 or visit www.stcolumbainverness.org St John the Evangelist, Episcopal Church, Southside Road, Inverness. Sunday Service at 10.45am and Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 11am. Tel: 716288 or visit the website www.stjohns-inverness.com St. Ninian's Catholic Church, 21 Culduthel Road, Inverness tel: 236620, www.saintninians.org.uk St. Mary's Catholic Church, 30 Huntly Street, Inverness tel: 233519, www.stmarysinverness.co.uk St Mary-in-the-Fields, Episcopal Church, Culloden, Sunday Service 9.45am and Holy Communion on Fridays at 10.30am, tel: 716288 www.stjohns-inverness.com St Michael & All Angels, Abban Street, Inverness. Canon Len Black tel: 233797 or www.angelforce.co.uk Salvation Army, 84 Firthview Drive, Inverness tel: 225276 www.salvationarmy.org.uk Smithton Free Church, Murray Road, Smithton, Inverness tel: 790977, www.freechurch.org Urray & Strathconon Free Church, Urray at West Road, Muir of Ord and Strathconon at The Strathconon Community Hall, tel: 871223, email: email@example.com
Autumn Term Starts Tuesday 16th August 2011 Autumn Term Ends Friday 7th October 2011 Regional Closure Monday 24th October 2011 Winter Term Starts Tuesday 25th October 2011 Winter Term Ends Thu. 22nd December 2011 Spring Term Starts Monday 9th January 2012 Regional Closure Wed. 15th February 2012 Regional Closure Thursday 16th February 2012 Regional Closure Friday 17th February 2012 Spring Term Ends Friday 30th March 2012 Good Friday Holiday Friday 6th April 2012
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Venison Hotpot Warms the cockles!
At this time of year, it’s dark, cold and in truth, quite depressing, so to cheer yourself up, why not cook yourself a warm and comforting hotpot....glass of shiraz and a cosy fire and believe me, you will feel better! Hotpots were orignially created for long bones of lancastrian sheep, which acted as a frame to hold the other ingredients. Sheep breeds have changed over the years and not all are as robust as the Lancastrian so a great alternative is Venison.
Rub an oven proof dish with a little butter then put a layer of potatoes in. Add a couple of chops, some kidneys, black pudding and onion. Season with salt & pepper. Repeat this, finishing with a layer of potato. Pour the stock over the dish and leave for 5 minutes. Add a couple of knobs of butter on to the top. Cover and cook for 2 hours to get a nice golden brown top. Remove the cover for the last 20 minutes.
What You Need.. 8 Venison Chops 4 Venison Kidneys, sliced - if yoy cant get venison kidneys, use lambs 2 ½ lbs of Sliced Potatoes - I find baking spuds the best 6 slices of Black Pudding 4 Onions, sliced fairly thickly ¾ pint of lamb stock Oil & Butter Salt & Pepper
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How To Make It.. Preheat your oven to 180˚c. Trim most of the fat off the chops, leaving a little thin trim, and brown in a pan along with the kidneys. This should only take 3-4 minutes.
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Business Provost J gray informed members that a request for an Emergency resolution had been received, as follows: ‘We the undersigned, request Inverness City Committee condemn the recent decision by TECS Committee of Highland Council to outsource the ground maintenance in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey. We believe no cognisance has been taken of the value of the Council’s workforce in the said areas who are multi-skilled and are presently at the forefront of snow clearing and gritting in this area and other emergency works. The Council’s workforce is flexible and adaptable, able to respond to a range of needs in relation to the demands of communities, which is unlikely to be available from an outsourced contract, which, if available, would cost significantly more than the £27,000 savings each year in and around the Inverness area.’ signed: mr J Finnie, mr J holden, mr r Balfour, mrs g sinclair, mr n Donald, mr B Wynd, mr D Kerr, mrs P munro, mr D hendry, mr r Pedersen. the Provost considered the request and noted that the decision referred to in the proposed resolution had been taken at the transport, Environment and Community services Committee with a notice of amendment having already been submitted to the next full highland Council meeting. Consequently, the Provost was satisfied that members would have an opportunity to discuss the issue at Council when all the relevant information would be available and therefore refused the request that the Emergency resolution be accepted as competent Committee Business Presentation - Visit by the Inverness Highland Games Touring Party to the Basque Country the Events officer provided members with an overview of the recent visit to the Basque Country by the inverness highland games touring Party which included the highland youth Pipe Band and the Caledonian Canal Ceilidh trailers. the highland contingency had been invited by the Basque government to participate in an annual festival which attracted visitors in excess of 40,000. mr r Pedersen asked members to note that the trip had been done at no
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expense to the highland Council. some of the highlights of the visit had been : the success of the young performers who had been excellent ambassadors for the culture of the highlands, particularly the gaelic speakers; the phenomenal community involvement in the organisation of the festival; the rapport that had been built up between the Basques and the highlanders; and the intention to investigate developing cultural and economic links with the region. Supporting Vulnerable People through Multi-Agency Working there had been circulated report no. iCC 48/10 dated 19 november 2010 by the Director of housing and Property updating members on : initiatives taken forward around multi agency working, focusing on developing positive activities which were initially outlined in a report to City Committee on 2 november 2009; and local service developments around positive activities for marginalised homeless people. the Principal housing officer summarised the report highlighting the fact that homelessness was often a result of many complex and challenging issues affecting applicants including : substance misuse; mental health issues; and criminal justice issues. as a result, improved partnership working across agencies was required to help prevent or sustainably resolve homelessness. housing and Property services required the expertise of other services and Partner agencies to understand why people were making certain lifestyle choices thus enabling the Council to get better at assessing the needs of applicants. members welcomed this report noting that, although homelessness was not as prevalent in inverness as in other cities around the country, it had become a focus because of a lack of accommodation elsewhere in the highlands. members also commented that : the average time of stay in temporary accommodation was too long (average 18 months) and ways of reducing this time should be looked at; once tenancies were allocated, many tenants required additional support to ensure their tenancy could be sustained; changes to the benefit system and current economic
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pressures could lead to additional applications for accommodation; the availability of cheap alcohol often exacerbated the issues affecting vulnerable people; early intervention was vitally important to help support those facing homelessness; homelessness was complex and could happen very fast, where homeless people often became the victims of crime themselves; there were many voluntary and third sector organisations providing vital support who could access funding not always available to the larger agencies; social support networks were required to help people occupy their time when living in hostels or temporary accommodation; government restrictions on the building of Council housing had added to the problems faced by the Council; providing accommodation was only the first step for vulnerable people, they often required help in managing their finances and a way of structuring their lives to have purpose; the use of huntly house should be reviewed to ascertain if it could be resurrected as a short stay hostel.; some people would not be able to sustain tenancies and therefore hostel accommodation was still required; and prisons played a vital role in ensuring that prisoners were supported upon release. officers reassured members that Council services were working together to use their combined resources to try to alleviate the problems arising from homelessness and rough sleeping and commented that : front line officers faced real challenges on a daily basis; street work projects with partnership organisations were helping to keep rough sleeping at a relatively low level; the housing and Property service was working with the private sector to increase the housing stock available; a measured and assertive approach was being taken with young people presenting themselves as homeless and early intervention was essential. the Committee notED the contents of the report and agrEED to request that the Council review the requirement for hostel accommodation and particularly the use of huntly house.
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Biodiversity What’s it all about? Biodiversity is a word that was coined in 1985 to describe the variety of all life on earth and the places that it lives. Biodiversity is everything from butterflies to bluebells, whelks to whales, ponds to mountain plateaux. It is the backdrop to our daily lives and it is everywhere, even in the busiest of cities; though it is seldom noticed. For most people the place where we first encounter biodiversity is on our doorsteps. During our childhood explorations we will pick Daisies and some of us will make Daisy chains or we will guess the time with a Dandelion clock or watch helicopter seeds fall from a Sycamore tree and definitely find out that Nettles and Wasps are best avoided. Aside from giving us memories of childhood exploration and discovery, on a larger scale our economy is very much built on biodiversity; be it clean water for drinking or the whisky industry, the grass that the cattle and sheep eat or the landscapes that the tourists marvel at. It is also a major tourism income for our area, the success of Springwatch and Autumnwatch have showcased the area and brought more tourists here. Biodiversity and our health and wealth are inseparable. In Highland and Moray we are very fortunate to have so much of interest on our doorstep. I would like to mention a few of the special species that we have up here.
round and can breed on tidal sandbanks as the pups can swim almost immediately after birth. The Grey Seal pups will be 3 weeks old before they can swim so their breeding is restricted to remote islands or isolated coves where the pups can grow in safety. 40% of the world’s Grey Seal population is found in the UK and most of that is in Scotland. www.smru.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/IdentifyingSeals.pdf Red Squ irrel This species is a huge favourite for its tufty ears and acrobatic antics. If you want to see it then head to your nearest conifer woodland and see if you can spot any nibbled cones. If you are lucky they may come to the peanut feeder in your garden. It is amazing to think that this species may have been extinct in the mid-1800’s and, after some reintroductions, its population sky-rocketed so much that in the late 1800s and early 1900s there were squirrel hunting clubs all over the Highlands to control their numbers! The North of Scotland is the last stronghold of this species where it does not face competition from that American import the Grey Squirrel. www.redsquirrelsofthehighlands.co.uk Helpin g B iodiversity Public awareness of the decline of biodiversity worldwide is increasing; as is the feeling that this is not inevitable and individuals can have a positive impact on global biodiversity by taking local action. Local biodiversity action such as green volunteering, wildlife surveying or doing some wildlife friendly gardening can have a big positive impact and if lots of people do this then it will have a huge positive impact. If you would like to find out about what you can do for biodiversity locally then get in touch with your local Biodiversity Officer. www.nesbiodiversity.org.uk • www.highlandbiodiversity.com jonath an.willet @high lan d.gov.u k
Bott len ose D olph ins A population of around 130 live in the Moray Firth and range all the way down to the Firth of Forth. They are a major draw for tourists and an unforgettable sight if you get a good look at them. They are very big, which is something you might not expect. They can be upbto 4m or 12ft long, the reason they are so big is to keep warm in our cold waters. They are the most northerly resident population of Bottlenose Dolphins in the world. www.scottishdolphins.info Seals These animals can be taken for granted as they are in most of the harbours in our area. There are two species, the Grey and Common. The Common stays in our waters all year page 28 - February 2011
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Change your life for the better 2 day workshop for women on Saturday, 5th March 2011 and then Saturday, 2nd April 2011 at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness will focus on key areas of your life including Living a healthy lifestyle Developing fitness goals Improving your personal impact Enhance your communication skills Positive Self promotion Creating the image you want Setting goals for greater confidence Overcoming limiting beliefs Taking action to succeed Make 2011 your best year yet! To find out more or to book your place
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Local Holidays Good Friday Fri. 22nd April 2011 Easter Monday Mon. 25th April 2011 Early May Bank Holiday Mon. 2nd May 2011 Spring Bank Holiday Mon. 30th May 2011 Summer Bank Holiday Mon. 1st Aug. 2011 St Andrews Day Wed. 30th Nov. 2011 Christmas Day * Mon. 26th Dec. 2011 Boxing Day * Tues. 27th Dec. 2011 New Years Day * Mon. 2nd Jan. 2012 2nd Januray Tues. 3rd Jan. 2012 Good Friday Fri. 6th April 2012 Early May Bank Holiday Mon. 7th May 2012 Spring Bank Holiday Mon. 4th June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tues. 5th June 2012 Summer Bank Holiday Mon. 6th Aug. 2012 St Andrews Day Fri. 30th Nov. 2012 Christmas Day Tues. 25th Dec. 2012 Boxing Day Wed. 26th Dec. 2012
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