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ACTIVE CHEER & DANCE Offering classes for all ages and abilities. The only IASF (International All Star Federation) Levels 1-5 certified coaches in the North of Scotland. Min Age 3 years, contact Kerri Love, Head Coach Mob: 07789 715553 www.acdstars.com AUTISM RIGHTS GROUP HIGHLAND (ARGH) Run by and for autistic adults. We hold meetings for members; produce a newsletter; campaign for improved services and challenge discrimination as a group, and as individuals in our daily lives. Working as a collective we aim to make the adult autistic voice heard. We uphold ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ principle. Contact kb@arg highland.co.uk www.arghighland.co.uk BEFRIENDERS HIGHLAND Provide befriending service for Highland. Contact Dr Graeme Mochrie, tel: 712791 www.befriendershighland.org.uk BOLESKINE SHINTY CLUB Tel: 791955 or email: lizbmacd@aol.com www.myweb.tiscali.co.uk/shinty/ CLACHNACUDDIN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FC Tel: 791458, email drew@tesco.net or www.clach-youth.info CROMARTY BOWLING CLUB Outdoor at the Green - May to September (Bowling for Beginners Fridays 2pm to 4pm) Indoor at Victoria Hall November to April (Bowling for Beginners Fridays 2pm to 4pm) Causeway, Cromarty

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The Elgin Marvels Fossil Reptiles & Footprints Not to be confused with the Elgin Marbles, the Elgin ʻMarvelsʼ actually come from Elgin! They are 250 million year old fossil reptiles, and their footprints, that were collected from old sandstone quarries, mostly over a century ago. Dr Neil Clark, Curator of Palaeontology at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, provides a fascinating insight into our local history. Carol Hopkins, a student at a 1996 Open University Summer School in Edinburgh, had visited the local Clashach quarry at Hopeman and found a vast number of footprints being excavated. The quarry had recently been re-opened to supply stone for the facing of the new Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. By 1997, Carol had investigated over 200 footprints and trackways!

The animals responsible for making these footprints are thought to have been mammal-like reptiles. Fossil skeletons of these animals were known from the nearby Cuttieʼs Hillock west of Elgin and can be seen displayed in the Elgin Museum.

   

probably not the best way to investigate the cavity as it would damage the fossil so I removed the rock to Glasgow for further research using modern medical techniques. With the help of Calum Adams, a consultant radiologist, at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow and the Royal Alexandra in Paisley, we scanned the hole in the rock using both CT and MRI. It was not easy scanning through such a thickness of rock and the machine had to be tweaked close to its limits. As the CT produced its first scan, we saw something I was not expecting. We saw a difficult to interpret complex network of cavities.

When all the scans were collected and stacked into a 3D image, the nature of the hole in the rock became clear. It was the entire skull of a mammal-like reptile! After this, the rock was placed in a plastic box and filled with fluid to make the MRI scanning work. The whole process was so unusual that the BBC filmed an episode of Tomorrowʼs World on this novel technique of analysing cavity fossils in a non-destructive manner.

Research by Arthur Cruickshank, an expert in such animals, showed that the skull was identical to a known animal from Cuttieʼs Hillock called Dicynodon (Gordonia) traquairi. Because of this discovery, we now know that the age of the Hopeman sandstones is the same age as the Cuttieʼs Hillock sandstones closer to Elgin - 250 million years old.

Also in 1997, Bill George, who worked in the quarry at Clashach, found a rock with an intriguing hole in it. It was immediately thought this may be a cavity left by bones dissolved by acid waters. No recognisable fossil bones had ever been found in the Hopeman sandstone so this discovery was potentially an extremely important one, as the age of the sandstone at Hopeman was not known with any certainty.

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In March 1998, the quarrying was increased which put a number of critical footprints at risk of being destroyed. The Moray Stone Cutters kindly offered to move the slabs of sandstone containing footprints to a convenient spot, forming an amphitheatre close to the Moray Coastal Trail near Hopeman.

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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

22 tuesday & 23 wednesday rambert dance company : awakenings, 7.30pm, £19/£17, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

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 1 tuesday to 5 saturday swan lake on ice - the imperial ice stars, 7.30pm and 1.30pm matinee on 3rd and 5th, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

1 tuesday leddra chapman & ben montague at the ironworks room 2, 7pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

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james grant, 8pm, £11/£13, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk coca tenorio singer-songwriter, doors 7.30pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org or go online at http://cocatenorio.com/coca.html

4 friday commemoration service for general sir hector ‘fighting mac’ macdonald, 11am, at his monument at dingwall, organised by the clan donald society of the highlands & islands, visit www.clandonald.org alabama 3 (unplugged and acoustic), 7.30pm, £17, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 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 for more details nigel’s nonsense sextet - an audacious assortment of some of the highlands’ finest jazz musicians performing toe-tapping tunes from the 1920’s, cancelled, seewww.nigelsnonsense.org for details

5 saturday ignite, 7pm, £2, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com coca tenorio, 8pm, £10/£12, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

6 sunday great glen walking club - glenmoriston windfarm via easan ban, depart 0900 hrs, inverness cathedral car park, 10 miles 1400 feet ascent, grade b, os sheet 26 gr nh 502 402 spring wedding fair, 11am-4pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org

7 monday to 12 saturday death of a salesman, 7.30pm & 2pm matinee saturday, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

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icm concert series: piatti string quartet, 8pm, ÂŁ10/ÂŁ12, town house, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

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8 tuesday inverness advanced motorists - spring five week better driving course, 7.30pm, holiday inn express, visit www.inverness-iam.org for more details the pink castle philosophy club - the internet, 7.30pm, riverside lounge, glen mhor hotel, ness bank, inverness, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community visit www.pinkcastle.eu hebrides ensemble, 8pm, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

10 thursday conversations with the IoD featuring leslie evans director general, education, scottish government, 4.30pm-6.30pm, uhi executive office, inverness, for further details visit www.uhi.ac.uk/lectures

11 friday craig campbell at the ironworks, 7pm, ÂŁ12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

12 saturday great glen walking club - by the river nairn to boy fisher memorial, depart 0900 hrs, highland council car park, 8 miles level, grade c os sheet 27 gr nh 883 570 judge jules + activa, graeme platt, mark burton & bryan love, 9pm, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

13 sunday gilded balloon comedy circuit, 8pm, ÂŁ10/ÂŁ12, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

john shuttleworth in ‘a man with no more rolls’, 8pm, ÂŁ14/ÂŁ12, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk dave macleod - illustrated talk, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tickets ÂŁ10, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org

18 friday gaelic society of inverness - guth na h-òige, 8pm, £12/£10, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

19 saturday western front association - from front to back : the german prisoners of the bef - mike taylor, 2.30pm, the gallery, elgin library, contact derek bird tel: 01343 870562, email chairman.wfasnb@virgin.net or visit www.wfascotlandnorth.org.uk wolfstone plus support from the cherry on the cream at the ironworks, 7.30pm, ÂŁ15, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

20 sunday great glen walking club - boat of garten, loch vaa, loch mallachie, loch garten, depart 0900 hrs, inverness cathedral car park, 10.5 miles 170 feet ascent, grade c os sheet 36 gr nh 971 185 highland regional music groups concerts, 2.30pm & 7pm, ÂŁ8/ÂŁ6, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk jerry sadowitz at the ironworks, 7pm, ÂŁ19.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

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16 wednesday russell kane - smokescreens and castles at the ironworks, 7pm, ÂŁ12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

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22 monday the band of her majesty’s royal marines scotland, 7.30pm, £16, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk twilight hotel, 8pm, £12/£10, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

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Eden Court Theatre, Inverness The King’s Speech (12a) Blue Valentine (15) Neds (18) True Grit (15) plus many others

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Moray Playhouse, Elgin

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Vue Cinema, Inverness From 4th March Rango (U) From 11th March The Resident (15) From 16th March Chalet Girl (12a) From 25th March The Eagle (12a)

KidsAM - Every Saturday & Sunday at 10.15am - £1 per ticket Seniors Club - Every Tuesday at 12.30pm - £3.05 inc. refreshments NEW Teen Screen Every Thursday & Friday £2 with upgrade for 3D films

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MARCH 2011 continued

24 thursday

blazin’ fiddles, 8pm, £15/£13, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

25 friday

dan antopolski - turn of the century at the ironworks, 7pm, £12, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com tapsalteerie!, 7.30pm, £22/£15, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk skerryvore, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org

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great glen walking club - monaughty forest, depart 0900 hrs, inverness cathedral car park, 8 miles 975 feet ascent, grade c os sheet 28 gr nj 165 589 highland fight club presents battle in the glen 2, 7pm, £35, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com the maccollective, 8pm, £10/£8, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk sing-a-long a sound of music, 7pm, £14/£12, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

27 sunday

celebration of life fair, 12noon-4pm, eight acres hotel, elgin, £3/under 12’s free, wide range of top quality products & services, proceeds to macmillan cancer support & maggie’s highland centre scotland’s census 2011, further details can be found at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk barbershopera : apocalypse no!, 7.30pm, £12/£10, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

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the vaccines at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com plutot la vie : by the seat of your pants, 6.30pm, £7, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk

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food and craft fair, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org

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inverness opera : south pacific, 7.30pm & 2.30pm saturday matinee, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, tel: 234234 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk To advertise in the next issue of SpotLight on Inverness call 01309 690063 or visit www.spotlighton.co.uk Deadline for April Issue is Wednesday 9th March page 12 - March 2011

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1 friday highland darts challenge, 7pm, 22.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com an evening of burlesque, 8pm, strathpeffer pavillion, £19.50, tel: 01997 420124 or visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org nigel’s nonsense sextet - an audacious assortment of some of the highlands’ finest jazz musicians performing toetapping tunes from the 1920’s, cancelled visit www.nigelsnonsense.org for more details 2 saturday live/wire ac/dc at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £14, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com the peatbog faeries, 8pm, £15, strathpeffer pavillion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 3 sunday hymnaid (organised by inverness rotary), 8pm, methodist church, inverness, a wonderful evening singing favourite hymns, led by inverness choral society, delicious home baking, all welcome, offerings to lifestraws 5 tuesday catherine wheels present caged, 1.30pm, strathpeffer pavilion, £5, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 8 friday roy ‘chubby’ brown at the ironworks, £20/£30, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com opera bohemia present la bohéme, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tickets £12/£10/£5, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 12 tuesday the pink castle philosophy club - black holes, 7.30pm, riverside lounge, glen mhor hotel, ness bank, inverness, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community visit www.pinkcastle.eu western front association - postal and paper ephemera of the great war - jim mackay, branch member, 2.30pm, the gallery, elgin library, contact derek bird tel: 01343 870562, email chairman.wfasnb@virgin.net or visit www.wfascotlandnorth.org.uk alvin stardust - i love rock & roll, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org 14 thursday beyond presents kassidy at the ironworks, 7pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 16 saturday davy cowan - the journey album launch at the ironworks, 7pm, £7, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 20 wednesday conversations with the IoD featuring mike cantley - chair of visit scotland, 4.30pm-6.30pm, uhi executive office, inverness, for further details visit www.uhi.ac.uk/lectures 23 saturday dominic kirwan, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tickets £18.50/£17, tel: 01997 420124 visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org or 24 sunday phil kay, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124 visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org or www.philkay.com 28 thursday ed byrne - crowd pleaser ironworks at inverness leisure, 7pm, £20, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 29 friday howard marks at the ironworks, £15, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

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Sam’s Indian Cuisine is in the heart of the city, in an excellent location, just off Academy Street. It offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere to customers. Bookings not necessary but advisable at the weekends due it’s popularity. Owned by Sam Miah he who has been in the Restaurant Industry in the area for the last 20 years, it offers a modern yet homely feel to it, with stylish décor and cosy lit leather booths and soft music in the background sets the scene for an Indian Meal with a difference. The restaurant comfortably caters for around 70 people.


I went for a meal with my husband on a Thursday evening and we were treated to a very enjoyable evening meal, which was very relaxing and compliments to the staff for their very attentive and friendly service. The Menu offered a vast range very reasonable priced Indian Cuisine dishes and it was highly recommended that we tried something from Sam’s Specialities Menu. Once shown to our table we were presented with a mix of Papadums, Chutney and Pickle to enjoy whilst browsing through the menu. We opted to go with the chef’s recommendations for the evening. For starters I had Sam’s Special Platter Vegetarian Option, which was presented with a crispy fresh salad this consisted of mushroom pakora, onion bhaji and vegetable samosa. The other starter was Sam’s Special Meat Platter this was a delicious array of lamb Tikka, chicken Pakora, meat Samosa and chicken kebab all tender and cooked to perfection. We ordered a selection of main courses from Sam’s Specialities Menu, the first was Sali Bolti this

was tender lamb cooked in onions, tomatoes and spices, topped with crispy straw potatoes, the next was Sam’s Special (Malaysian) a delightful dish of flavour cooked with Garlic, Lemon Grass, onions, pepper, green chillies and fresh coconut. The highlight of the meal was the arrival of the Sholey Chicken, cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, topped in coriander in ginger sauce and flamed Sambuka served in an iron Karani. These were all served with Pilau Rice and Naan Bread. Each meal was exceptional. After such an exceptional meal we were struggling to find room for dessert but were tempted by the Coppa Ice –Cream range, I had the Chocolate & Custard Pistachio flavour, which was served with a drizzle of sauce and chopped Pistachio on top. Our other option was Mascarpone and Amaretto flavour, which was very enjoyable. Over all i’d give Sam’s 10/10 and would highly recommend this restaurant for its delicious cuisine and comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

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Celebration of Life Fair Sunday 27th March, 12-4pm Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin, Moray 6 7 8 9

UNIQUE BEAUTY Specialist Skin Treatments DEE JONES IHM Massage ANN MILLER High Vibrational Healing SKYE THERAPISTS Massage & Healing FOREVER LIVING Aloe Vera Products LAZY DAISY GLASS Fused Glass Gifts BON BON MINERALS Quality Handmade Cosmetics MUSIC BY MARIE Music Teacher & Soprano FIONA KYLE Inspirational Harping CALEDONIAN KILTS Kilts Makers & Hire ANDREW GRANSDEN Photography SIMON POYNER Gardner Financial Services CRAIC POTS Fun Pottery BRENDA FINDLAY Foot Health Specialist AVON SKINCARE & COSMETICS

GREEN KITE TRADING Fair Trade shop LAURAS COTTAGE KITCHEN Gluten free food JOA-TOA Distinctive fleece clothing ALBA BHEAG JEWELLERY Hand painted miniatures CROOKED CRAFTS Quirky Bird Houses LUCY JACKSON Australian Bush Flowers THE RESULTS ACADEMY Personal Development MORAY IT Computer Repair & Systems FIRST AID & RESUSCITATION Moray College APEX DENTAL Facial and Dental Aesthetics. FUNKY BONGOS Ceilidh Band JOHNSTON & CARMICHAEL Accountants KARIN DALLEY Chiropractic Clinic DAWN LECKIE Specialist & Novelty Cakes AQUAPLAY Team Building Activities

Carole Bridge from Maggie’s and David Cameron from Macmillan will be available on the day for a chat as to how their range of services can support you, your family and friends in the event of cancer. What will you find there? The widest range of top quality products and services in the area. Come and have a mini massage, reiki or other relaxing taster treatment. Try some yummy chocolate, gluten free products, or one of the many other tasty delicacies on offer. Test luxurious products from aloe vera to hand made specialist make-up. Get business and personal advice to improve your companies profitability, the way you look or your own self confidence and health. Get a foot health check, advice on skin, dental and posture problems, from one of the medical specialists available. Treat yourself or a loved one to unique designer jewellery, clothing or other beautiful products available. The aim of the day is to have fun, raise money and celebrate life by improving it in whatever way small we can. Entrance for visitors is £3, which includes a raffle ticket for over £1,000 of prizes. Under 12’s admitted free of charge.

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KEBABS

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When I think of meat balls I somehow always think of “ Lady and the Tramp”. Yes… Lady and the Tramp! Speaking to an Italian friend of mine they tell me that every house in Italy will have its own recipe for meatballs or “Polpette“ as they are known, and they can be served with pasta, bread or risotto. This is my version and it is served with spaghetti just like in the movie! For best results make the meat balls the day before and leave in the fridge overnight. Ingredients - Serves 4 190ml of olive oil 1 finely chopped red onion 1 finely chopped white onion 100g of pine nuts 3 gloves of garlic crushed Fresh basil and rosemary chopped finely 25g of parmesan grated 500g of pork mince Zest of one lemon 50g of bread crumbs 1 egg 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes 100ml of red wine Put about 90ml of the olive oil in a saucepan and add onions, pine nuts and garlic. Gently cook until golden. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Into a bowl put the herbs, cheese, mince and lemon zest. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix together. Once the onions etc are cool, add to the mix along with the bread crumbs and egg, mixing it all together.

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To make the meatballs, separate the mix into small balls and roll on the palm of your hand. Put onto a plate, cling film and place in the fridge. To cook… empty the tin of tomatoes into a big sauce pan along with the red wine and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile in a frying pan put about 90ml of olive oil and heat, place the meat ball in the frying pan and cook until golden, then place on some paper towel to drain any fat and then finally place in the tomato sauce and cook for about 10 minutes. Cook your fresh spaghetti for 3 minutes in salted water, drain and place in a pasta plate or serving bowl. Top with the meat balls and drizzle the sauce. Top with some grated parmesan and serve with a glass of chianti and crusty bread. A l l a n L i t t l e, H e a d C h e f R i v e r H o u s e Re s t au r a n t , I n v e r n es s 0 14 6 3 2 2 2 0 3 3 iMAG - SpotLight on Inverness


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EXTRACTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 29TH NOVEMBER 2010 OF INVERNESS CITY COMMITTEE - PART TWO

Inverness Partnership - Vibrant City -City Arts - Forward Planning The City Manager introduced the report and summarised the principal benefits for the City that the Arts programme had brought. Ms S Carey, who had been commissioned to review and actively work with Inverness Old Town Arts (IOTA) with the aim of integrating IOTA into a Highland-wide strategy for public art, was preparing this work which had been funded directly by Creative Scotland through the Rural Innovation Fund. Ms Carey summarised the report and highlighted the economic, social and reputational impact the City’s investment in public art, as part of the Streetscaping programme, had made on Inverness. She then outlined proposals for future projects including the use of the waterfront (the river, the Muirtown Basin, the Harbour and the canal) for permanent and temporary public art. In discussion, Members commented that: the IOTA projects could lever in significant additional investment into the City; there was a need to ensure that public art was not done on an ad-hoc basis and some consistency was required; public art could be controversial and challenging but was important in stimulating communities; there was a need for more consistent partnership working in marketing the various arts projects and activities within the City; support for this project was an unnecessary burden on the Common Good Fund when important buildings within the City were falling into disrepair; the Council was looking to outsource its Culture, Learning and Leisure Services and this project would suit the new Company’s remit better than the Common Good Fund; local businesses had not been supportive of some of the public art in the City centre; young people wanted to be in a ‘happening’ place; the landscape of a City was very important to tourism and referral the best form of marketing and therefore public art was essential; it should be noted that the Donations Working Group funding was sourced from the Common Good Fund; there was no point in putting public art in a City that wasn’t maintained to a high enough standard; there should be better linkages to the Events and Festivals Working Group; a large number of organisations and businesses owned public art which should be available to anyone and more investigation should be carried out as to what might be available to the City; and many voluntary organisations and individuals were involved in creating public art and this should be encouraged. Public Art in the ownership of

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private Companies should be made available for public view. In response, Officers commented that public art did stimulate debate but if the City Vision was to be delivered there was a requirement to invest in a high quality infrastructure with public art providing a focus on how people moved through and used the City. A three year funding programme was essential to ensure match funding from other sources.The Committee therefore AGREED to i. provide a maximum of £30,750 from the Inverness Common Good Fund revenue budget for the financial years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 to fund core support for IOTA; ii. continue to invest in a public art programme for the City on the condition that the programme demonstrated match funding from other sources and subject to governance; iii. recognise the value of public art as an important resource for the City and an important tool to deliver the confident and resilient City imagined in the City Vision; and iv. the City Manager reporting back on progress to the Committee, as appropriate, but in any event, no later that 6 June 2011. Inverness Partnership Marketing Inverness The Corporate Manager, INBS, introduced the report highlighting the fact that at an Inverness Partnership workshop in November 2010 Members had agreed that marketing was one of three key themes the Partnership should focus on. The Tourism Co-ordinator then outlined the current activities being carried out by various partner organisations in isolation and stressed the importance that partnership working was essential to ensure consistency and the maximisation of resources. Members were generally supportive of the initiative and commented that: it was important to market Inverness and Loch Ness together to maximise potential returns for both areas; coordination of marketing activities of the partner organisations was required but current inhouse resources should be examined before creating additional posts; marketing did not appear in any one persons job at the moment; there was a need to realign the focus by linking more with Loch Ness; there was a need for an overall marketing strategy for public buildings in Inverness; Events and Festivals Working Group should play a role in the marketing of the area; with the potential for a major sports event coming to Inverness in the Summer of 2011, it was important to move quickly; and Inverness Leisure should be considered as an important partner in any marketing initiative for

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Inverness.Officers confirmed that all existing in-house resources would be reviewed as part of the Marketing Plan as well as liaison with all relevant Project and Working Groups, including Events and Festivals and IOTA. The governance for any decisions would be the Inverness City Committee. The Committee i. ENDORSED the proposal that the Marketing Project Group seek greater private sector representation; ii. AGREED that the Marketing Project Group produce a Marketing Plan with costed actions; and iii. AGREED that the costed action plan be presented to the next meeting of the City Committee. Fabric Restoration Works to the Steeple on Bridge Street The restoration would include full stone repairs; mortar pointing; improved internal maintenance access; and works to the clock faces and weather vane. The City Manager outlined the report, providing Members with the background as to the reasons why this work was essential. Members commented that: in the interest of public health and safety, there was no alternative but to carry out this work; this was an under loved and unknown piece of Inverness architecture which should be improved; if scaffolding was to used in the renovations, the Council should look at innovative ways of disguising it with, for example, art work; and additional sources of funding should be investigated e.g. Historic Scotland and Inverness City Heritage Trust. In response to Members queries, Officers responded as follows: all avenues of external funding would be investigated but until a project was live it was difficult to get positive responses; all previously removed stonework had been set aside for replacement during the renovation; a feasibility study into future possible uses and access to the Steeple had been budgeted at a maximum cost of £5,000; and improvements to the clock lighting would form part of the restoration project. The Committee APPROVED: i. Common Good Fund expenditure from Revenue Balances for investment in the measures outlined in the foregoing report to carry out fabric repairs all as highlighted above for a total estimated project cost of £950,000; and ii. the carrying out of a feasibility study into alternative or additional uses for the lower areas to encourage limited public access, noting that the cost would be included within the above sum; and AGREED iii. that all reasonable steps would be taken to seek third party funding from other sources.

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Last month I was honoured to be the guest speaker at the Highlands and Islands Press Awards in Nairn.

The local press are vital to our communities and it is important that we recognise the important role they play. We are lucky in the Highlands to have such a vibrant, successful, and challenging local media. Their commitment to the wellbeing of the Highlands is something they and I share. Whilst we do not always agree, and I may not always seem grateful for it, it is vital that they keep making the lives of our elected representatives awkward - it is the lifeblood of our democracy. It was a privilege to present the awards to the winners - apart from anything else as the minister for public spending I do not often get to make announcements that people like! D a nny Al ex an d er MP

“ Parliament Blog ” News that Castle Stuart has been chosen as the venue for the Barclays Scottish Open has cheered us all up, in these times of gloom and austerity. From the 7th 11th July, the “spotlight” will be on the Moray Firth, Inverness. The benefits to the area will be considerable. The gold course General Manager, Stuart McColm, has said that we need to attract 20,000 visitors a day to be sure of keeping the event, as the Loch Lomond Club, which has hosted the event since 1996 attracted between 70-85,000 - so put it in your diary!

This will be a major attraction to bring visitors north - and a boost for hotels, B&B’s and guest houses. Perhaps in Scotland, we tend to undersell our own manifold tourist attractions - so the potential to use the tourism trade to bolster our jobs, livelihoods and futures may not be realised. We can be backward at coming forward, and may not see Scotland as others see us. This was brought home to me when a B&B owner from Newtonmore told me that she had holidayed in the Nile in January, and asked me how many visitors I thought there were in ships on the Nile,

on any one day. She told me the answer: one million! With our scenery, whisky, tartan, Gaelic, history, culture, heritage, beaches, mountains, lochs as well as golf, fishing, sailing and countless other reasons to come to Scotland, we could, should and will see more people from countries throughout the world coming for a stay here.

Lying between the current time, and my visits to the Scottish Open in July, is the little matter of the Scottish elections! This column is pretty much non-political so I will not make a pitch here! But politics and elections do have their lighter side. I do remember, for example, one of the first letters I received as MSP, on the day after I was elected, three elections and twelve years ago. “Dear Ewing” it began rather unpromisingly. “I woke up this morning to learn that you are my MSP. This makes this day the unhappiest of my life.” It went on in this rather gloomy vein, but then ended with a twist in the tale. “PS Can you send a signed photograph.” This was not, I am relieved to say, a typical communication. And I am not sure what happened to this voter after I complied with the request. But if he is reading this, and does come along to view the Scottish Open, I am happy to make his acquaintance!

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It seems as if all we ever read in our newspapers and hear on the TV news programmes is bad news. Along with the poor weather and cold dark nights, it can all contribute to our feeling down and depressed about life and the future. It’s so easy to allow the world and our circumstances to rob us of joy. Paul wrote to the people in the church at Galatia and asked them in Gal.4:15 “What has happened to all your joy?� Someone once described Christians who had lost their joy as “creaking in body and soul as they limp along the highway the glory!� No matter the difficulties we’re presently experiencing or the challenges we face, God wants us to experience joy in the depths of our beings. Joy is not the same as happiness. Happiness depends on what happens, but joy is much deeper and can still be our experience, even in the hardest of circumstances. Joy is the supernatural gift God gives through the Holy Spirit who lives within every Christian. Luke 10:21 describes Jesus as LOW TIDE TIMES FOR INVERNESS IN MARCH Walking on the beach should be possible 2 hours either side of these times AM PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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being “full of joy through the Holy Spirit� and Jesus said in John.15:11 that when we live our lives in His love “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.� So if you’re struggling with problems and difficulties that threaten to overwhelm you and you feel as if “joy� has disappeared from your life, let me encourage you to take a fresh look at God and rediscover joy in God’s worth - who He is. Just reflecting on the nature and character of our God lifts us up from our darkness and brings us into the light and joy of His presence. David said in Psalm 32:11 “Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous.� We should also rediscover joy in God’s word - what He has said. Start to read the Bible and let God speak into your heart and your life situation through His word. God’s word restores our joy. Jeremiah said in Jeremiah15:16 “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight�. And we

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need to rediscover joy in God’s works - what He has done. And God has done amazing things for every one of us. He sent Jesus, His one and only Son, to open up the way to salvation and eternal life. The Apostle Peter reflects on the amazing things God has done in 1 Peter1:3-9. He “has given us the privilege of being born againâ€? (v3). We can all have a fresh new start with God. He has “reserved a priceless inheritance for his childrenâ€? (v4). We have all the glories and perfections of heaven to look forward to. God “will protect you until you receive this salvation ‌ So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy aheadâ€? (v5-6). So don’t lose heart if the circumstances of your life are dark and difficult at this time. God is still there, even in the darkness. He still loves and cares for you, no matter what you’ve done or haven’t done. If you reach out to Him, He can fill you with “a glorious, inexpressible joyâ€?. Bill Slack Pastor, Culduthel Christian Centre

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Avoch Congregational Church, Station Road, Avoch. Sunday Service 11.30am. Refreshments afterwards. Visit www.avochcongregationalchurch.co.uk 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 culloden.baptist@btconnect.com 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.stjamesstannes.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:thenewseed@yahoo.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: tajurquhart@btinernet.com Inverness Christian Fellowship, Meets

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Sundays at 10.30am, Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, visit www.icfchurch.co.uk Inverness Crown Church, C of S 3 Midmills Road, tel: 230537 Inverness East Church, C of S Academy Street, Rev. Professor ATB McGowan tel: 236695 www.invernesseast.com 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: jfraser@gmail.com Kings Fellowship meets at Smithton Industrial Estate, Culloden IV2 7WL tel: 792700 email: info@thekingsfactory.com Kingsview Christian Centre Balnafettack Road, Inverness IV3 8TF tel: 716843, Services: Sunday 11.30am/6pm Wednesday - 7.30pm Kinmylies C of S, Kinmylies Way, Inverness. Every Sunday morning at 10.30am, tel: 714035 www.kinmylies.co.uk Kirkhill (Wardlaw) Church of Scotland Sunday service at 10.30am www.kiltarlityandkirkhill.org.uk Rev. Dr. Kobus Smit - tel: 831662 Knockbain Free Church, Ferry Brae, North Kessock and Bogallan (off Kessock-Munlochy Road), tel:731368 nwmacleod@talktalk.net Maryburgh & Killearnan Free Church, Seaforth Place, Maryburgh, tel: 01349 867885 and Killearnan Manse, Bogroy, Tore, tel: 731369 email: cswan@ctlconnect.co.uk 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

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tel: 250802; 2 Southside Road at Old Edinburgh Road, 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, 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 www.angelforce.co.uk Salvation Army 20 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness tel: 225276 www.salvationarmy.org.uk Smithton Free Church Murray Road, Smithton, Invernes tel: 790977 www.freechurch.org Trinity Church, C of S, 60 Huntly Place, Inverness. 11am Service on Sunday, 6:30pm Evening Service First Sunday of the Month www.trinityinverness.org.uk Urray & Strathconon Free Church, Urray at West Road, Muir of Ord and Strathconon at The Strathconon Community Hall, tel: 871223 email: dgmartin@homecall.co.uk 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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Vikings and Norse in the Moray Firth Where was the frontier? Viking pirates attacked areas of Scotland, as elsewhere in Western Europe, in the late 700Ęźs and continued sporadically for several hundred years. They favoured wealthy coastal settlements where their highly mobile fleets could accomplish swift grab and run raids. We know about the raids of monasteries, because monks elsewhere reported on these frightening marauders, but suspect that wealthy secular sites were also targeted. Not only precious objects were taken, but also people to be sold into slavery. In the wake of these raids Scandinavians came and settled, in particular on the Northern and Western Isles, but also to Caithness and Sutherland. These areas were controlled by powerful chieftains, known as jarls or earls. Gradually over time the King of Norway obtained nominal overlordship over these Scottish Scandinavian settlers. Officially the Western Isles were part of Norway until 1266, and the Northern Isles until 1472, resulting in centuries of Scandinavian influence in these areas. Ideally the term Vikings is used to refer to the raiders, and Norse to the settlers.

The initial Scandinavian settlers were pagan and were buried with gravegoods in marked contrast to the native Christian Picts. Viking graves are known from Caithness, and there appear to be isolated remains of female and male graves from near Dunrobin Castle and Ospisdale near Dornoch. South of the Dornoch Firth there is very little archaeological evidence, and unfortunately none at all from Dingwall. A Viking silver hoard was deposited at Tarbat church, Portmahomack around 1000. Recently a small silver ingot fragment, similar to ones found in Viking silver hoards, was found by a metal detectorist near Dores. If it dates to the Norse period, it would provide hints of Norse use of the Great Glen. However, unfortunately silver ingots were used throughout history and into modern times, and because it was not excavated by archaeologists we are unable to determine the context or date. Another metal detector find, but of a more distinctive object allowing better dating, was found only last year at Ardersier. It is part of an openwork brooch or mount with page 32 - March 2011

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an interlaced animal. Brooches of this style were worn in Scandinavia and often date around c. 1150. This exciting find provides evidence of late encounters on the south side of the Moray Firth – but whether as a traded item or part of a short-lived settlement cannot be determined.

From these fragments of evidence, it is clear we cannot say anything with certainty about the southern frontier of the Vikings and Norse in the Moray Firth area south of the Dornoch Firth. I suspect that it was not static, and would have been a contested frontier area with its fertile agricultural land. It probably changed hands between Norse opportunists and the local powers, the original Pictish rulers (and possibly kings of Fortriu, if indeed this key late Pictish stronghold was situated on the Moray Firth as Alex Woolf has argued), and later the earls of Moray (who during the reign of MacBeth in the early 11th century controlled a vast area), depending on who was stronger at the time. Sometime in this period Dingwall presumably was the centre of Norse control, perhaps as Barbara Crawford has argued, as part of a strategy of the Earls of Orkney to gain timber from the Conon and Beauly rivers to bring back to Orkney.

Tantalising questions remain. What was the relationship between Norse and native in this area? Where were the Pictish and later native settlements especially to the north of Inverness? And of course, how much and in what way did this Norse settlement influence the local area? We can only hope that future archaeological discoveries will shed light on these issues.

Dr. Susan Kruse is a Viking archaeologist with interests in Viking silver hoards, economic systems, and the issues of frontiers. Currently she is a project officer with ARCH, Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands, providing a range of courses and events for people to learn about and preserve their local heritage. She is an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of the Highlands and Islands and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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Police Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08456 005703 Bus Station, Inverness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 239292 Citizens Advice Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08444 994111 Dalcross Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01667 464000 Highland Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01349 886606 National Rail Enquires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08457 484950 Ardersier Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01667 462658 Beauly Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 782930 Cromarty Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01381 600318 Culloden Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 792531 Fortrose Community Library . . . . . . . . . . . 01381 622235 Inshes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 725928 Inverness Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 236463 Black Isle Leisure Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01381 621252 Culloden Academy Community Complex . 01463 792794 Inverness Leisure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 667500 VILLAGE HALLS & COMMUNITY CENTRES Abriachan Village Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 861257 Ardersier Old School Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01667 462658 Cameron Youth Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 234785 Cannich Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01456 459224 Croy Public Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01667 493480 Culduthel Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 712844 Farr Community Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01808 521244 Floral Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 713553 Kiltarlity Community Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 741447 Kirkhill Community Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 831737 Merkinch Community Centre. . . . . . . . . . . 01463 239563 Phipps Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 782930 Smithton-Culloden Youth Centre . . . . . . . . 01463 793284 Smithton Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 792794 Spectrum Centre & Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 221842 Stratherrick Public Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01456 486464 Strathnairn Hall (Daviot) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 772228 VETS Burgess & Donald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 237000 Crown Vets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 712202 Culloden Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 793700 Eastgate Veterinary Practice . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 230893 Fish Vet Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 717774 Inshes Veterinary Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 711777 Kessock Equine Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . 01463 731107 Moray Coast Vet Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 794224 DOCTORS Beauly Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 782794 Burnfield Medical Practice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 220077 Cairn Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 712233 page 34 - March 2011

Cromarty Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . 01381 600224 Crown Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0844 576 9977 Drumnadrochit, Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01456 450577 Dunedin Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 712157 Fairfield Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 713939 Fortrose Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08444 772497 Foyers Medical Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01456 486224 Kingsmills Medical Practice. . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 235245 New Craigs Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 704000 Riverside Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 715999 Raigmore Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 704000 RNI Community Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 706966 Strathlene Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 870843 The Aird Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 782214 The Surgery, Munlochy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 811200 DENTISTS 11 Hilton Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 236873 21 Kingsmills Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 233416 Abban Street Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 718140 Academy Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 232423 Burnfield Dental Practice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 241515 Black Isle Dental Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01349 877082 Castle House Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . 01463 234598 Dalneigh Dental Practice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 243767 Dental Clinic, New Craigs Hospital . . . . . . 01463 704000 Fraser Street Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . 01463 242344 High School Dental Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 235468 Ness Bank Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 236295 Inshes Dental Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 794949 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 226358 Southside Surgical Dentistry Centre . . . . . 01463 710760 Southside Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 710760 Torwood Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 712772 Dental Helpline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0845 6442271 PHARMACIES Alliance Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 231192 Ardersier Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01667 462615 Boots, Eastfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 715343 Boots, Eastgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 225167 Kinmylies Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 221094 Lloyds Pharmacy, Church Street. . . . . . . . 01463 233208 Lloyds Pharmacy, Greig Street . . . . . . . . . 01463 233545 Rowlands Pharmacy, Grant Street . . . . . . 01463 232217 Rowlands Pharmacy, Balloan Park . . . . . . 01463 712171 Rowlands Pharmacy, Culloden . . . . . . . . . 01463 791900 Superdrug Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01463 232587

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1st Pizza Direct ..............................................................22/23

Moray Coast Vet Group ........................................................3

Anderson & England ..........................................................24

River House Restaurant......................................................27

Bar One Inverness ........................................................20/21

Robertson Homes ..............................................................35

Beaver Travel ......................................................................33

Rollerbowl Inverness ..........................................................25

Ben Wyvis Kilts ..................................................................27

Roof Wizard ..........................................................................6

Big Sky Print Ltd ..................................................................5

Sam’s Indian Cuisine ....................................................14/15

Dress 2 Impress Bridal Couture ........................................33

Scotengineering ................................................................27

Firefly IT Solutions ................................................................3

Seaforth Windows Home Improvements ............................5

Hazel’s Jewellery ..................................................................5

Spotty Bag Discount Store ..................................................6

Inke Highlands......................................................................5

Spring Forward ....................................................................6

John A Jack ........................................................Inside Front

Unique Beauty ..........................................Front Cover/16/17

Kylauren Homes....................................................Back Page

Universall Hall ....................................................................10

Logie Steading ....................................................................5

Wheelchair Care ................................................................27

DEALS TO GET YOU MOVING. At Robertson Homes, you’ll find a fantastic range of developments located in the north of Scotland. These prime locations have plenty of styles and sizes to choose from. Take advantage of our Part Exchange* scheme, where you can use your old house as part payment. And, right now, you can reserve a new home for just £100 (until 31st March).

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To take advantage of these deals, visit one of our Marketing Suites today. Marketing Suites open Thursday to Monday, 10.30am to 5.30pm. Westfields open Friday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5.30pm.

robertsonhomes.co.uk * Offers available on selected plots and developments only, full details of the Terms and Conditions are available on request. Reservations must be made before the 31st March 2011. ** Reservations taken prior to 31st March 2011. Offer advertised is available on selected plots and developments, not available in conjunction with any other offer, and is subject to Robertson Homes terms and conditions. Images used are typical of a Robertson Home and may not be representative of the particular developments advertised.

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