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Specially for you! I may never meet you personally, but there is something I want to tell you. It is of such importance that I would be unkind if I didn’t let you know: yet it is so simple that you can read it in a few minutes. It is so vital that it may change your entire future: yet it is available to you at no cost whatever. It is a message that you may not like: yet you will never be able to forget it. And whether you believe it or not, it will affect you in life and in death. First of all let me emphasise that this message is absolutely true, because it is God who said it. When God makes a statement you can afford to accept it, because He cannot lie. When God makes a promise, you can rest upon it, because His promises can never fail. God will not make you believe this message – that is your choice – but He will hold you responsible for having heard it. Then let me tell you that this is a personal message to you. You cannot escape it. It brings you to the place of decision. You must either accept it or reject it. You must either say “I will” or “I will not”. You cannot be neutral. Here, then, is the message. It is an exact quotation from God’s Word, the Holy Bible:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John3:16) Now, did you ever hear such wonderful words as these before? Are they not amazing? Just think for a moment what they say! They reveal three marvellous and thrilling facts.
First, “GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD!” since you are in the world, it means that He loved you. If that does not startle you, remember that when God loved you, He loved a sinner, because that is what you are. The bible says that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23), and if you are honest you will agree. Now, although God loves you. He hates your sin. Sins will keep you out of Heaven, because God is holy and He must punish sin. Thus a holy God must find a holy way of saving sinners. Otherwise the sinner must pay for his sins, and that would mean spending eternity in Hell. The second great fact is this: “HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON”. The first statement tells you that God loved you. This statement tells you how much He loved you. He loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son! Do you know what that means? It means that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered on the cross of Calvary so that you might be saved. He shed His blood so that your sins might be put away. He died for you so that you might live in Heaven forever. You see – someone must pay the penalty for sin, either you or a sinless substitute. God gave His Son so that He could be your sinless substitute. And now for the third tremendous fact: “WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE”. What could be more wonderful? Think of it! God gives eternal life to those who believe in Christ. The Saviour has finished the work. He has died, has risen from the grave and gone back into Heaven. Now your part is to believe in Him. This simply means that you should confess that you are a sinner, realise that Christ is willing and able to meet your need, and then receive Him as your Lord and Saviour. This is the message which I had to tell you. Now you must make a decision. Will you accept Him or reject Him? Will you believe on Him or will you refuse Him? Will you bow humbly before Him or will you turn away in pride? I may never meet you upon earth, but I hope I will meet you in Heaven. If you too will accept the sinner’s Saviour, then you will be surely saved. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:35,36)
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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/ CROWN CHURCH MENS CLUB Tel: 237768 or email: mackenzie17@ mackenzie17.plus.com FITNESS FRENZY Fitness sessions Thursday lunchtimes at the palace hotel. Visit www.fitnessfrenzy.co.uk INVERNESS ADVANCED MOTORISTS The aim of the organisation is to improve the standard of driving on the UK roads. Five weekly courses are run twice a year. For more details visit www.invernessiam.org INVERNESS BRAVEHEARTS Encourage the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and to provide support to those with cardiac disease, together with their families. Open 6.30pm Wednesdays, Sports Hall 1, Inverness Leisure Centre tel: 704554 INVERNESS CLASSIC JAZZ SOCIETY Tel: 01463 223857 www.ds.dial.pipex.com/ jazzitoria/home.htm INVERNESS LOCAL HISTORY FORUM Contact George Christie tel: 235448 or 07887 858224
NVERNESS RACING PIGEON CLUB Currently seeking new members young and old. Are you interested in joining or finding out more about our local clubs. We hold races from Inverness to as far away as France with the North East Federation. All ages welcome, Call for further details 243038.
MERKINCH MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB Regular monthly trips for ages 12 to adult. Contact 07879 443979 or email email@example.com
INVERNESS ROWING CLUB Situated on the Caledonian Canal only 5 mins drive from the centre of Inverness, Sundays 10:30am www.invernessrowingclub.co.uk INVERNESS SEA CADETS Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7.15pm-9.30pm, tel: 226069 INVERNESS TENNIS & SQUASH CLUB Interested in joining Inverness Tennis & Squash Club, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, tel: 230751 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MORNING CALL Morning Call arranges for FREE a daily telephone call to be made to any person who so wishes the reassurance of such a call. Calls are made between 8.30am and 10am.Contact: Alan Michael tel: 790410 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 the website www.pinkcastle.eu or tel: 07745 930383
INVERNESS WINE APPRECIATION SOCIETY We aim to bring together people with an interest in wine and to develop their interest by holding tastings, usually led by a member of the wine trade and accompanied by suitable food, tel: 221535 LOCH NESS TOASTMONSTERS We’re a group of people who’ve joined together to face one of the most feared things in general life - speaking in public, which isn’t the monster that many people
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Plans for the future? How would you reply to someone who asked you “What is the most common question people ask?” I expect the answer you give may well differ according to the age you are, but amongst the answers might be: “What’s for tea?”; “Are we nearly there yet?”; and, in the Highlands, “Is it going to rain today?” Sooner or later a reference to the future will feature too. It might take different forms. For example: “What is going to happen today?” or “Who will I settle down with for the rest of my life?” or, “How will we get on in that exam?”; or, “What will the hospital test result be?” Wanting to know what is around the next corner in life is a very basic and human desire. For some the desire to know the future becomes all consuming, perhaps even to the point of becoming a worry, or even a source of stress. But which of us knows the future? Which of us is like Dr Who, with the ability to travel in time? What would your reaction be if I were to tell you that there is someone who
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knows the future? Indeed, what would you say if I suggested there is someone who knows your future? Several thousand years ago, through a man called Jeremiah, God told His people, that He knew their future. The Bible puts it this way: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord Jeremiah 29.11 It is my experience as a Christian that these words are still true today, even in the 21st century. They are not just confined to the past. Today God has a plan for my life, and He has a plan for yours too. But what kind of plans? The quote from Jeremiah tells us that that they are “…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” A few months ago in April a children’s choir from Uganda performed in Inverness and Strathpeffer (see www.watoto.com). All the children in the choir are orphaned because of HIV or Aids. I was struck by something the smallest performer, Sylvia aged 7, said. She recounted that although she and all the others in the choir had had their parents taken
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away she was praising God. Yes praising Him, not blaming Him, or questioning Him. She was praising Him because He had a plan for her. She did not yet know what it was, but based on what she had experienced in her life so far, she knew God was with her, and He will be with her whatever the future holds. What faith! And what a God! It is not just for children in Uganda that God has a plan for. He has a plan today for me and for you too. How do we find out what it is? Jeremiah again tells us: “…Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” So what is stopping you from stepping in the future with God? Will you seek Him, with all your heart? All you need to do is ask Him, speak to Him. He will listen, and you will find Him. R. Murray McCheyne, Secretary St Columba Church of Scotland New Charge, Inverness
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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 Christian Group in Inverness tel: 0772 4992790 or visit www.christian-group-inverness.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Culloden, C of S, 45 Oakdene Court, Culloden, Inverness Croy & Dalcross Parish Church C of S, Croy Village, Every Sunday 12noon Dalneigh & Bona Church of Scotland, St maryâ€™s avenue, Inverness. Bona Church, lochend by Inverness - 10am; dalneigh Church, St maryâ€™s avenue, Inverness 11.30am & 6.30pm. tel: 232439 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 Ferintosh and Resolis Free Church, Rev. Chris Smart, www.ferintosh.org.uk 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, Rev Tom Urquhart, tel: 223506, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Inverness Christian Fellowship, Meets
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MAY until october 31 monday pictish throne exhibition at brodie castle, during normal opening hours, an opportunity to see this recreation of a pictish throne, the first to be made in over 1000 years, by master craftsman adrian mccurdy, who took his lines from ancient stone carvings, on loan from the national museum of scotland, included in tour of the castle, contact brodie castle for more details tel: 0844 493 2156
24 tuesday to 28 saturday tell me on a sunday, 8pm daily/2pm 26th & 28th, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, visit the website www.eden-court.co.uk
25 wednesday one little word, 10.30am & 1pm, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, £6/£20 family, visit the website www.eden-court.co.uk friends of highland rheumatology unit AGM, 1.30pm, highland rheumatology unit, ferry road, dingwall, email: email@example.com for further details or see our website www.friendsofhru.co.uk session a9, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £12/£10, tel: 01309 691170 for details
26 thursday jenny eclair - old dog, new tricks at the ironworks, 7pm, £18.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com inverness choral society present an hour-long programme of light classical choral music, 8pm, crown church, inverness, including verdi's ‘chorus of the hebrew slaves’, schubert's 23rd psalm, and pieces by rachmaninov, faure and others, all welcome to this free concert, retiring collection for charity, tel. 236841 for further details paul rose - illustrated talk by the presenter of ‘britain’s secret seas’, strathpeffer pavilion, tickets £14 (conc. £13), www.paulrose.org, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org
27 friday the rat pack is back at the ironworks, 7pm, £17.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com karen matheson, strathpeffer pavilion, tickets £16.50 (conc. £15.50), www.karenmatheson.com, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org SpotLight on Inverness and District
SpotLight JJ Gilmour at The Loft Venue Friday 27th May JJ has built up a staunch fan base across Europe, and is widely recognised as one of Scotland’s most disticntive singer/songwriters.
www.loftgigs.co.uk tel: 01343 850111 jj gilmour, the loft venue, by kinloss, £10/£12, tel: 01343 850111 or visit www.loftgigs.co.uk stand out stand-up, 9pm, ceol-mor, inverness, tel: 250690
27 friday to 28 saturday king of scotland, 7.30pm, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, £11/£9, visit www.eden-court.co.uk
28 saturday lgbt coffee morning / brunch, 12noon, macnab’s bar & bistro, columba hotel, inverness, contact www.gay-ness.org.uk midge ure, strathpeffer pavilion, tickets £25 (conc. £24), www.midgeure.com, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org little mill of happiness, 9pm, ceol-mor, inverness, tel: 250690
29 sunday great glen walking club - strath rannoch and carn loch nan amhaichean, depart 0900 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 11 miles,1251 feet ascent, grade b, OS sheet 20 GR NH 399 695 the tannahill weavers, 7.30pm, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, £12/£10, visit the website www.eden-court.co.uk
30 monday to june 1 wednesday dinnerladies, 8pm, empire theatre, eden court, inverness, £19/£17, visit www.eden-court.co.uk
31 tuesday the poozies, 7.30pm, onetouch theatre, eden court, inverness, £15/£12, visit www.eden-court.co.uk
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JUNE until october 31 monday pictish throne exhibition at brodie castle, during normal opening hours, an opportunity to see this recreation of a pictish throne, the first to be made in over 1000 years, by master craftsman adrian mccurdy, who took his lines from ancient stone carvings, on loan from the national museum of scotland, included in tour of the castle, contact brodie castle for more details tel: 0844 493 2156
2 thursday groam house museum lecture ‘archaeology and celtic art in britain; survival and revival’ by dr eric grant, chairman, groam house museum, 7.30pm, fortrose community theatre, admission £4 (members £2) fortrose community theatre tel: 01381 621252
3 friday duncan forbes primary school gala, 6.30pm-8.30pm, culloden, free entry, variety of stalls, entertainment, bouncy castles, BBQ, chips, lots of great raffle prizes, silent auction, face painting plus so much more, come along and have a great evening fashion show in aid of blythswood, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124 visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org fiona mackenzie with bosie, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £10/£8/£6 u-16, tel: 01309 691170
4 saturday great glen walking club - reiff to rubha coigach circuit, depart 0830 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 12 miles, minimal height, grade b+, OS sheet 15 NB 964 144 nairn sailing club open day, 10am-4pm, nairn harbour, dinghy taster sessions, trips on member’s cruisers, parade of boats, RNLI life boat, RNLI teas, coffee and home bakes and more gala day at kirkhill community centre, inverness, 12 noon, many exciting events plus beer tent and champagne and strawberries, info on facebook families day (national family week) at brodie castle, 12noon-4pm, join jane sandell, senior librarian at forres, as she reads excerpts from exciting stories for children of 8-12 years, surrounded by over 6000 books in brodie castle's library, castle tours specially for families to enjoy, entry to library free, contact brodie castle for more details tel: 0844 493 2156 play pieces - handprints in the snow at the ironworks, 1pm, £10, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com scottish chamber orchestra, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £12/£10/£5, tel: 01309 691170 for details let it bleed presents pendulum dj set + support from mc verse at the ironworks, 10pm, £16, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
5 sunday cuban dance workshops with noel hernandez (ukaptd) british open professional salsa champion
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2010, 11am - 1pm cuban rueda for beginners £15, 2-4pm cuban rueda for improvers £15. 4-6pm, social dancing £3, elgin city football club, full day pass only £25, for tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org or claire on tel: 07795 166433 or email email@example.com bl’azz at eden court presents “the moray jazz quartet”, 3pm-5pm, the maclean room at eden court, inverness, a chance to enjoy the sounds of the ‘house’ band from the moray jazz club, elgin, admission £6, telephone bookings 01463 234234
8 wednesday & 9 thursday stuart townend worship concert, 7.30pm, at culduthel christian centre, inverness, adult, youth and family tickets available from www.alivefestival.co.uk
8 wednesday concert by cnoc fyrish, from rosshire, of renaissance music, 7.30pm, st michael's church, abban street, inverness, admission by donation at the door clockwork, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7/£5, tel: 01309 691170 for details
8 wednesday & 9 thursday stuart townend worship concert, 7.30pm, at culduthel christian centre, inverness, adult, youth and family tickets available from www.alivefestival.co.uk
10-12 friday, saturday & sunday rockness 2011, visit www.thebooth.co.uk
10 friday the scottish chamber orchestra, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124 visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org
11 saturday strathpeffer victorian day - fun for everyone throughout the village, from 11am onwards, all venues connected by macbrayne’s vintage bus and the shopmobility minibus; refreshments and meals throughout the village; organised entirely by local volunteers so if you want more details, would like to bring your treasured vehicle along or can help out for an hour or two on the day (we do need tour help), contact valerie moffat tel: 01997 421109 tea dance as part of strathpeffer victorian gala, 2pm4pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124 visit www.strathpeffervictoriangala.org.uk al murray - the pub landlord at the ironworks SOLD OUT, 7pm, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
11 saturday and 12 sunday stained glass weekend at half-a-moon, ardersier, learn how to make a stained glass panel, places are limited, phone 01667 461361 for further details www.halfamoon.co.uk
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Cinema Nairn Visit cinemanairn.blogspot.com or contact Nairn Community Centre on 01667 453476 for details
Cinema listings June 2011 Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Water For Elephnats (12a) plus many others
Visit www.eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 234234 for details
Portessie Public Hall Regular films including Saturday matinees. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Moray Playhouse, Elgin New Screenings begin on Fridays Call 01343 542680 or visit www.morayplayhouse.co.uk
Vue Cinema, Inverness From Friday 27th May The Hangover 2 (15) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (U) From Friday 3rd June X-Men : First Class (tbc) JLS : Eyes Wide Open 3D (tbc) From Friday 10th June Kung Fu Panda 2 3D/2D (tbc) Honey 2 (12a) From Friday 17th June The Green Lantern 3D (tbc) Life In A Day (tbc) From Friday 24th June Bad Teacher (15) Bridesmaids (15) Mr Popper’s Penguins 9tbc) KidsAM Every Saturday & Sunday at 10.15am Tickets £1 / VIP Tickets £2.50 Teen Screens (13-18 years) Every Thursday & Friday afternoon Tickets £2 / VIP Tickets £3.50 Senior Screenings Every Tuesday lunchtime Tickets £3.05 / VIP Tickets £4.55
Highland Spiritual Cinema Monthly screenings of uplifting and inspiring films that inform, enlighten and entertain. For further details please visit www.highlandspiritualcinema.net or telephone 01463 237452
Includes tea/coffee & biscuits
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Universal Hall, Findhorn Showing films through the year Visit www.findhorn.org/uhall or call 01309 691170 for details. SpotLight on Inverness and District
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JUNE 2011 continued
12 sunday open farm sunday, east grange farm, kinloss, tel: 01343 850111 or visit www.loftgigs.co.uk great glen walking club - the falls of glomach from dorusduain, depart 0800 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 8 miles, 2300 feet ascent, grade b, OS sheet 33 GR NG 978 223 al murray - the pub landlord at the ironworks, 7pm, £26.20, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
Open Farm Sunday East Grange Farm Sunday 12th June Have a day out on the Farm & meet the lambs. Go on the nature treasure trail.
badenoch and strathspey tartan army (basta) 10th birthday party, 2pm-10pm, outdoor stage at the cairngorm hotel, aviemore, free!, more details at www.spanglefish.com/basta victorian family fun day at brodie castle, from 1.30pm, try croquet, gird and cleek, quoits, family races, lots of fun stalls, meet errol and hedwig the harry potter owls, children free, adults £2, contact brodie castle for details tel: 0844 493 2156 bl’azz at eden court presents “jazz unlimited”, 3pm5pm, the maclean room at eden court, inverness, the first public performance of a new jazz quartet featuring : brian keddie - trombone; roger niven guitar; and neil sharkey - double bass, admission £6, telephone bookings 01463 234234 professor richard wiseman - the luck factor at the ironworks, 6pm, £5, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com
www.loftgigs.co.uk tel: 01343 850111
sticky kids - summer singsong, 10am SOLD OUT & 1.30pm, £6, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org
inverness floral art club open meeting, 7.30pm, inverness royal academy, culduthel road, inverness, contact heather 795646 or ann 238605 the pink castle philosophy club - equality, 7.30pm, riverside lounge, glen mhor hotel, ness bank, inverness, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community visit www.pinkcastle.eu
15 wednesday an evening with adrian plass concert, 7.30pm, at culduthel christian centre, inverness, adult, youth and family tickets available from www.alivefestival.co.uk
17 friday concerts presents morrissey + support from flats at the ironworks SOLD OUT, 7pm, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com absolute bowie - the UK’s top david bowie tribute band, £12/£11, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org DF
24 friday and 25 saturday highland salsa weekend - cuban dance workshops with noel hernandez (UKAPTD) british open professional salsa champion 2010, eden court theatre, inverness including a salsa cruise down loch ness, numerous one hour classes and cuban dance styles to choose from, only £6 per class, for full details go to www.almacubana.co.uk, or cruise tickets contact email@example.com or claire on 07795 166433 firstname.lastname@example.org
26 sunday great glen walking club - ben tee, depart 0900 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 6 miles,2827 feet ascent, grade a, OS sheet 34 GR NN 277 956
18 saturday great glen walking club - beinn dearg (red hill), depart 0800 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 12 miles, 3200 feet ascent, grade a, OS sheet 20 GR NH 182 853 western front association - success on the somme : 4th army operations 1–4 july 1916 - mike stedman, author and historian, 2.30pm, the gallery, elgin library, contact derek bird tel: 01343 870562, email email@example.com or visit www.wfascotlandnorth.org.uk alive ministry presents alive festival at the ironworks, 5pm, £18, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit the website www.ironworksvenue.com
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JUNE 2011 continued
29 wednesday pinocchio outdoor theatre by heartbreak productions at brodie castle, 6.30pm, the story of the wood carver’s puppet’s quest to become a real boy, book before 24 june for discounted prices, contact brodie castle for more details tel: 0844 493 2156
30 thursday groam house museum lecture ‘two island notables: alexander and euphemia ritchie of iona celtic art’ by dr e mairi macarthur, author of iona celtic art the work of alexander and euphemia ritchie, 7.30pm, fortrose community theatre, admission £4 (members £2) fortrose community theatre tel: 01381 621252 ‘singing for pleasure’ group concert, 8pm, crown church, inverness, an hour-long concert of wellloved songs - and might encourage some audience participation also! all welcome to this free concert, retiring collection for charity, tel. 236841 for info
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JULY 2011 in brief until october 31 monday pictish throne exhibition at brodie castle, during normal opening hours, an opportunity to see this recreation of a pictish throne, the first to be made in over 1000 years, by master craftsman adrian mccurdy, who took his lines from ancient stone carvings, on loan from the national museum of scotland, included in tour of the castle, contact brodie castle for more details tel: 0844 493 2156 1 friday torridon at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £8, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com moving pictures present a tribute to canadian band ‘rush’, 8pm, strathpeffer pavilion, tel: 01997 420124 visit www.movingpicturesuk.com the shee, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £10/£8/£6, tel: 01309 691170 for details 2 saturday great glen walking club - charlie macalinden’s badenoch way memorial walk, depart 0900 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, grade b 10 miles, grade c 8 miles, OS sheet 35 GR NH 858 084
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2 saturday and 3 sunday stained glass weekend at half-a-moon, ardersier, learn how to make a stained glass panel, places are limited, phone 01667 461361 for further details www.halfamoon.co.uk 3 sunday bl’azz at eden court presents “the bl’azz trio” with roy stevenson, 3pm-5pm, the maclean room at eden court, inverness, one of the highland’s finest jazz saxophonists together with the eden court house three, admission £6, telephone bookings 01463 234234 8 friday dolly the show at the ironworks, 7pm, £19.50, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 9 saturday western front association - firing and hiring on the western front - dr john bourne, former director of centre for first world war studies, university of birmingham, 2.30pm, the gallery, elgin library, contact derek bird tel: 01343 870562, email email@example.com or visit www.wfascotlandnorth.org.uk rhythm n reel at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £7, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 10 sunday great glen walking club - knockfin via loch an eang / loch beinn a mheadhoinn to knockfin, depart 0800 hrs, inverness cathedral car park, 15 miles, 760 feet ascent, grade b, OS sheet 25/26 GR NH 304 270 12 tuesday the pink castle philosophy club - human rights, 7.30pm, riverside lounge, glen mhor hotel, ness bank, inverness, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community visit www.pinkcastle.eu 14 thursday groam house museum lecture ‘george bain - his life and work’ by susan e seright, curator, groam house museum, 7.30pm, fortrose community theatre, admission £4 (members £2) fortrose community theatre tel: 01381 62125 16 saturday great glen walking club - loch morlich - rothiemurchus lodge circuit, depart 0900 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 7 miles, 550 feet ascent, grade c, OS sheet 36 GR NN 958 097 17 sunday bl’azz at eden court presents “bluebelly”, 3pm-5pm, the maclean room at eden court, inverness, dougie burns acoustic guitar and bobby mcdonald - double bass and slide guitar performing their own blues-inspired compositions, admission £6, telephone bookings 01463 234234 23 saturday al murray - the pub landlord at the ironworks, 7pm, £26.20, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com 24 sunday great glen walking club - quinag, depart 0800 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 9 miles, 3200 feet ascent, grade a+, OS sheet 15 GR NC 233 274 30 saturday great glen walking club - stob ban (mamores) , depart 0800 hrs, highland council car park, inverness, 9 miles, 3600 feet ascent, grade a, OS sheet 41 GR NN 145 683 31 sunday dougie maclean, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £16/£14, tel: 01309 691170 for details
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“..it was the best time ever” Not far from Inverness is the best day out
Laserstrike next! Two and a half hrs of
anyone can have for not a lot of money.
fantastic fun. Combat boiler suits were
Paintballing and Laserstrike in one day was
supplied, so no need to worry about
Fantastic. Myself, my two boys and a
getting your cloths dirty when your
friend had the opportunity of trying out an
crawling through the undergrowth. The
action filled day at the Wildwoodz
great thing about Laser tag is that no
Paintball and Laserstrike Centre near
one gets messed up with pellets and it’s
Fortrose. The sun was shining when we
fun for all ages.
arrived at 9am, the sign that it was going
We joined a group of kids and adults,
to be a good day!
ages ranging from 8 to lets say old
Already there were groups of Stag parties
enough to remember the moon
and families changing into the Combat
landings! The Laser guns we were told
Clothing which Wildwoodz supplies as part
have a range of over a mile; this meant
of their strict safety policy. A ten minute
that as long as you could see your
briefing on the do’s and don’ts was
enemy through your gun scope they
intensely listened to by all, then the fun
Again we were split in to two groups,
Paintball first! Here is my son Cameron’s
the battle area was larger than
paintball, lots of places to hide and
One of the many safety helpers kitted us
surprise your enemy! Four separate
out with body clothing and helmets, we
game scenarios were played out which
were told that safety came first and we
kept everyone running about for the full
were not allowed to take our helmets off
two and a half hours. Great fun! I would
outside the safety area. Once told what to
recommend Laserstrike for everyone,
do we were split into two groups, the red’s
boys, girls young and old. Ideal for
and blue’s. Then the battle began. Three
hours of attacking, defending, hiding and
Overall we had a brilliant day, so I
of course being shot. The paint pellets
would give the guys at Wildwoodz
were not sore but left quite a mess when
10/10 for fun, value for money and
they hit you, there was no hiding the fact
that you were splatted! Thank goodness for the safety clothing! We were all exhausted when we finished at lunchtime…it was the best time ever!
I’ll be back!
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