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FITNESS FRENZY Thurs (lunchtimes), the Palace Hotel, Inverness. www.fitnessfrenzy.co.uk HIGHLAND CHARITY JIVE Fri, 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Culcabock & Drakies Community Hall, Grebe Avenue, Inverness. Entry £5. Modern Jive - Beginners Class & Freestyle. No partners required. All profit goes to local Charities. See our Facebook page. HIGHLAND FLING ULTIMATE FRISBEE Sun, 3pm - 4pm, Dingwall Leisure Centre. Email at fraserwelsh@hotmail.com or visit the Facebook page "Highland Fling Ultimate" HIGHLAND LITERARY SALON Monthly, 7.30pm, Glen Mhor Hotel, 7-17 Ness Bank, Inverness. See website/social media for details. Brings together those with an interest in the written word & the wider world of publishing. Discussions, workshops, readings etc. www.highlandlitsalon.com INVERNESS & HIGHLAND PARACHUTE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION 2nd Mon of month, 7.30pm, the Royal British Legion, Huntly Street, Inverness. All ex Airborne are welcome. Call 01349 862287 or at dennistoun38@gmail.com INVERNESS CHORAL SOCIETY Mon, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Smithton–Culloden Free Church. Largest choir in the Highlands of Scotland with concerts held in April and November in Eden Court Theatre. Email at info@invernesschoral.org.uk www.invenesschoral.org.uk INVERNESS FILM FANS (INFIFA) Fortnightly at Eden Court for screenings & discussion. New members welcome. www.invernessfilmfans.org or www.facebook.com/infifa

INVERNESS FUSCHIA SOCIETY 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm, Trinity Church Halls, Huntly Street, Inverness. INVERNESS HARRIERS AMATEUR ATHLETIC CLUB Queens Park Athletic Stadium. Cross country, road and hill running, track and field athletics, Beginner to elite level. Call 791110 www.invernessharriers.org.uk INVERNESS RACING PIGEON CLUB Seeking new members young and old. Races held from Inverness to as far away as France with the North East Federation. All ages welcome. Call 01463 243038 INVERNESS RADIO VOLUNTEERS Do you have spare time at the weekend and have the use of a car? Then the IRV would like to hear from you as we are looking for more volunteers. Call 794984 www.inverness radiovolunteers.co.uk INVERNESS SWIMMING CLUB Wed (Club night), 6.15pm, Inverness Leisure, Bught Lane. We are a competitive club. Training sessions are throughout the week. INVERNESS UKELELES Tues (fortnightly), 7pm - 9pm, Nourish Cafe, Church Street, Inverness. A small group of enthusiastic ukers. New members, even complete beginners, will be made very welcome. See our Facebook page for further information. KILTARLITY CAMERA CLUB Tues (twice a month), 7.30pm, Brockies Lodge, Kiltarlity. Welcomes all ages and abilities. Call 714330 LOCH ACHONACHIE ANGLING CLUB Trout, Sea Trout & Salmon fishing on the Upper Conon & Blackwater rivers, Lochs Achonachie, Meig & Scardroy. www.laac.cononfishing.com

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Pastoral Leer & Church Meetings It’s that time of the year when all the big supermarkets are selling BBQs at full price, in the hope that summer will be warm and dry, you’ve got to love that optimism. If you’re wanting to buy one wait a couple of months and they may be dirt cheap. Whenever I see BBQ charcoal burning it always makes me think of a passage in Isaiah. Isaiah walks into the Temple and gets the shock of his life, expecting to meet with God- he goes in and is given a vision of the edge of God’s garment filling the Temple. Of Seraphim- strange heavenly creatures, who are without sin and yet cover their faces with their wings for fear of The God they serve, crying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God of Hosts, the whole earth is filled with His glory’ (Isaiah 6 v 3). Indeed of all the attributes of God, His holiness is the only one that is stressed in triplicate. Isaiah who we know is a religious man, why else would he be in the Temple at this sight, of this Holy, Holy, Holy God, sees himself as he truly is and is undone. ‘Woe is me’ he cries! You see he knows full well now that he is a sinner, ‘a man of unclean lips, who dwells among a people of unclean lips’. Maybe prior to this encounter he saw himself as moral, upright and worthy, there was none of that now. I don’t know if you have ever thought what it would be like to meet with God face to face? If you have I suspect you haven’t considered that your first words would be ‘woe is me’. It seems

pretty hopeless Isaiah is confronted with the holiness of God and sees his own sinfulness and he feels his utter hopelessness. The late D. James Kennedy a Presbyterian minister in Florida, USA once said, ‘God is holy and we are not if that were all there was to the problem, there would be no problem God would send us into hell. At this stage Isaiah woefully aware of his own sinfulness, hopeless, unravelled and probably wanting the ground to cover him, yet there is hope, because there is then this astounding verse, one of the Seraphim ‘flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar’ v6 and Isaiah is cleansed, and his sin atoned for. I don’t now how much you know about altars, but the Old Testament is full of them, they speak of sacrifice, they are missing in the New Testament. This is a picture of the LORD Jesus Christ, the very reason there are no altars in the New Testament is because of Jesus, the Christ became He became the sacrifice, the ‘lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’ as John the Baptist described Him. It’s one of the things I love about the Good News of Christianity. When confronted with our sinfulness and aware that God is Holy, we can know our sin demands to be punished, that isn’t a big surprise, the surprise in the Gospel is who bears the punishment. While all the world

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religions says do this, or do that. The Gospel says that you cannot do it, nothing we could do can give us an open heaven. But it also says it’s done Christ, the beloved Son of the Father, dies in our places. Jonathan Edwards said the only thing we contribute to salvation ‘is our sin that made it necessary’. The prophet Isaiah much later in his book goes on to say of the Christ who would one day come that he would ‘take up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, be ‘pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him’. (Isaiah 53 verses 4 and 5) I am thankful there is as Richard Sibbes the English Purtian said, ‘more mercy in Christ than there is sin in us’ or as Tim Keller often says, ‘We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope’.

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Parliament Blog & Tide Times We should rejoice at our growing and ageing population. I am sure I’m not alone in wishing to benefit from a long and healthy life. The medical advances which have ensured that former life changing conditions are dealt with as a matter of routine are continually being enhanced. The Highlands now has a growing population. Many of our young folk no longer leave the area for higher education whilst the new jobs mean an increased tax base to fund services. It’s vital our older folk are supported to live in their own homes for as long as they safely can be. How we respond to their growing needs will ultimately mark out the sort of caring society we really are.

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I am already doing a lot to help farmers and crofters cope with the impacts of recent adverse weather. The LFASS and BPS loan schemes helped cash flow over the winter and Spring, with farmers and crofters getting 90% of entitlements earlier than normal. The first CAP payments of the final 10% of basic and greening payments have now landed in bank accounts and the first payments under the beef scheme are expected to be made in the first week of May. But I’ve also announced a package of support to address three key weather-related issues. First, £250,000 is being provided to help offset some of the additional costs of dealing with fallen livestock. This will be operated through the National Fallen Stock Company in a similar way to the 2013 scheme and details of the payment process are currently being finalised. Second, the current pressures on feed and fodder will soon become autumn problems, due to poor winter and Spring sowing conditions. I am meeting industry and stakeholder reps to explore what more can be done to reduce shortages, increase resilience and create collaborative solutions. Finally, I recognise that the harsh weather and long working hours is taking its toll on people’s wellbeing. So I am also providing RSABI with funding to help them offer more practical and emotional support to farmers and their families. We will always have weather to cope with in Scotland – and we’ll be better able to cope with the impacts of the winter weather just past, as well as those from the farming year ahead if we all work together.

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As we know, tourism is crucial to the Highlands representing a fifth of our economy and the growth of direct flights from Inverness airport has delivered record breaking passenger numbers and visitors. Visitors are drawn by many of our local delights; from snow sports in the Cairngorms, golfing in Nairn or Castle Stuart, to taking a Jacobite cruise along Loch Ness. There are exciting plans for Inverness Castle and the launch of a truly world leading Augmented reality app which will put Inverness’ history into the palms of visitor’s hands. The global smash TV series, Outlander can count me as a fan has created a new wave of interest in the area. The Culloden visitor centre and the Highland Folk Museum bring history to life, delighting and educating visitors from across the globe. As our tourism sector goes from strength to strength, we must all work hard to secure our reputation as a quality destination and I will continue to champion our area at every opportunity.

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3 sunday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: seven seas explorer (maiden visit) 8am - 6pm seaforth ceilidh band 2pm, seaforth club nairn. free caroline truslove@the market bar, inverness 10pm

May 2018 29 tuesday uhi open evening 5pm - 7pm, uhi inverness campus port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: msc meraviglia 10am - 8pm liam colgan@johhny foxes, inverness 10pm trickster sister@ the market bar, inverness 10pm

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how to start a new country: discussion with common weal inverness/inveryess2 7pm, the hub, huntly street, inverness. free

highland astronomical society: living galaxies; speaker - owen turner 7pm, smithton culloden free church. www.spacegazer.com port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: norwegian jade 7am - 5pm grand cane@the market bar, inverness 10pm

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nairn & district gardening club: planting a winner: a chance to grow your own pot plant for the august show 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 462410 www.spanglefish.com/nairnanddistrictgardeningclub words: writing cafe & workshop for young writers (12 - 25yrs) 5pm, waterstones, eastgate shopping centre, inverness book launch of the novel "effie's war" by philip paris 6pm, waterstones, eastgate shopping centre, inverness. all welcome punching elvis@ the market bar, inverness 10pm traditional building skills: lime mortars, harling, render & external paints old high church, inverness. aimed at building contractors & professionals but may also be of interest to homeowners with some background knowledge inverness botany group: lily loch or tbc muir of ord tbc, lily loch or tbc muir of ord. mairi nicolson will lead this trip to look at aquatic plants. (back up date 28th of june). call kirsty windle on 01349 866631

8 friday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: artania 9am - 8pm musicnairn: organ recital by eminent scottish organist henry wallace 7.30pm, st ninian's church, nairn. ÂŁ12. www.musicnairn.org.uk durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at events@durnhouse.co.uk. www.durnhouse.co.uk

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sara bills & the hasbeens@the market bar, inverness 10pm, all welcome

8 friday - 10 sunday fiddler of strathspey festival grantown on spey. various event & timings.n concerts, workshops, competitions & ceilidh

9 saturday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: mein schiff 3 7.30am - 7pm, outlander day 11am - 4pm, highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. follow in the footsteps of jamie & claire to step back in time to the 18th century in this township. call 01540 673551 badenoch & strathspey orienteering club: moray & highland junior championships: anagach west, near grantown on spey time tbc, local race. see website for details. www.basoc.org.uk 5th annual power of grace retreat 11am - 6pm, greyfriars convent, elgin faith rally for postconfirmation youth. talks, games, music, prayer, & fellowship for 11-16yrs. registration required by emailing op@rcda.scot happy mums market 10am - 12pm, inverness leisure centre. adults £1; u16s free. indoor pre-loved markets dedicated to baby & children's items, from birth to 10 years. www.happymumsmarket.co.uk mike james 9pm, seaforth club, nairn. donation dj mc producer mallorca lee with support from kam cheng@tooth & claw, inverness tbc 1st agar trust showcase concert 12pm, old high church, inverness. free. featuring some of the agar trust award holders - archie & hamish drennan (pipes); josephine de geer (flute), etc. www.agar-trust.org.uk the sergeant major@the market bar, inverness 10pm, all welcome mallorca lee@tooth & claw, inverness 10pm

9 saturday - 16 sunday inverness botany group: knapdale; residential week at auchenbeag house, tayvallich. call mary eagleson on 01349 863787. www.invernessbotanygroup.com

9 saturday - 17 monday "nethy memories": exhibition of photographs by alistair mccook mbe & others 9th - 10th: 2pm - 8pm; 13th: 1pm - 4.30p, abernethy old kirk, nethybridge free. teas, coffees & cake available. call 01479 821641 or email at oldkirk@nethybridge.com

10 sunday nairn 10 mile road race & family fun run/walk: run for hamish 2pm - 10 mile & 2.15pm - fun run, the high street, nairn. see website for entry fees. pre-entries & entries online close fri 8th june 2018, entries on day at extra charge. no online entry for fun run. call 01667 452208 or email at info.10mile@gmail.com www.tinyurl.com/nairn10rr port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 page 18 - June 2018

provisional v1: berlin 12pm - 6pm grampian transport museum: military vehicle tattoo 11.30am - 4pm, grampian transport museum, montgarrie road, alford. a gathering of historic military hardware, with demonstrations, rides & period displays call 01975 562292 or email at info@gtm.org.uk scotland's gardens scheme 2018: 10 stuart avenue, ardersier 10.30am - 4.30pm, ardersier. adults £3; children free. plant sale. all welcome seaforth ceilidh band 2pm, seaforth club, nairn. free

12 tuesday future islands@the ironworks, inverness time tbc www.ironworksvenue.com calvin prior@the market bar, inverness 10pm

13 wednesday punching elvis@the market bar, inverness 10pm

14 thursday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: royal princess 7am - 6pm the arts society highland: children as artists; speaker - richard box, freelance artist & lecturer on the importance of art in creative, emotional & spiritual development 2.10pm, smithton culloden free church £8 non-members. email averill brodie at averillbrodie@ymail.com. www.hdfas.org.uk

15 friday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: black watch 9am - 8pm never knowing - ep launch@the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. www.ironworksvenue.com durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at events@durnhouse.co.uk. www.durnhouse.co.uk the little kicks@mad hatters 9.30pm davy & sam cowan@the market bar, inverness 10pm, all welcome nct baby & child first aid course: first aid techniques for babies (0-1 years) & children (1-12 years) 10am, inshes church, inverness. £25. some concessionary places available. booking essential. call 07803 581240. www.facebook.com/highlandsandislands gaidhealtachdnct

15 friday - 24 sunday moray walking & outdoor festival 2018 9am - 8pm, various events throughout moray. detailed information of where to meet for each event & booking details may be found on website or email at info@moraywalkoutdoorfest.co.uk www.themorayway.org/festival

16 saturday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: oriana 8am - 5pm cairngorm sportives 8am - 9.15am registration; 9am

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- 9.30am , cairngorm mountain centre. the event is held largely within the boundaries of the cairngorms national park. www.handsonevents.co.uk from the jam@the ironworks, inverness 7pm www.ironworksvenue.com harvey mckay, hans bouffmyhre & alan macpherson @the ironworks, inverness 10.30pm www.ironworksvenue.com mike samms 9pm, seaforth club, nairn. free mactavish cup final check website for details. www.shinty.com the signal@the market bar, inverness 10pm woodzstock music festival woodside of drumnanerg, littleburn, munlochy. great local music, great local beers & spirits, a friendly family vibe. park & ride from inverness. call 01381 622220 info@wildwoodzpaintball.co.uk. www.woodzstock.co.uk

16 saturday - 17 sunday burgie horse trials 16th - 9am; 17th - 8am, burgie, near forres. all welcome. call 01343 850128 www.burgiehorsetrials.org invergordon boating club dinghy regatta 16th: 1pm & 17th: 11am start, invergordon boating club, the slipway, shore road, alness. open to all dinghies & all comers

16 saturday - 23 saturday the 123rd amateur golf championship 6am - 8pm, royal aberdeen & murcar links golf courses. for information call 01224 704354

17 sunday touler 10k multi terrain register by 1.30pm for 2pm start, richmond memorial hall, tomintoul. entry fees on website. Email touler10k@gmail.com. www.touler10k.co.uk rant - 4/4 highland@the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. www.ironworksvenue.com moravian orienteering: scottish junior inter-club competition; braemar - jamie stevenson trophy www.moravianorienteering.org seaforth ceilidh band 2pm, seaforth club, nairn. free ben & emily@the market bar, inverness 10pm

18 monday robin abbott@the market bar, inverness 10pm

20 wednesday fergus & greg@ the market bar, inverness 10pm

21 thursday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: columbus 7am - 4pm

21 thursday - 24 sunday sse scottish hydro challenge : european tour golf challenge 7.30am, spey valley golf club. call 01479 812920 or email golf.ahr@macdonaldhotels.co.uk

22 friday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: star pride 8am - 9pm durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at events@durnhouse.co.uk. www.durnhouse.co.uk woes@tooth & claw, inverness tbc kent duchaine@the market bar, inverness 10pm

23 saturday liberty british aluminium balliemore cup semi final see website for teams & venues. www.shinty.com rabbit punch@the market bar, inverness 10pm

23 saturday - 24 sunday wooly weekend: from lamb to loom highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. the journey of wool from shearing , dyeing, carding & spinning to many crafts including knitting, crochet, etc call 01540 673551

24 sunday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: brilliance of the seas 9am - 6pm

25 monday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: zuiderdam 8am - 5pm alan frew@the market bar, inverness 10pm

26 tuesday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: royal princess 7am - 6pm aaron english & elizabeth hareza@ the market bar, inverness 10pm

27 wednesday

18 monday - 23 saturday moray school of art degree show timing tbc, moray school of art, elgin. moray school of art (msoa) students will showcase their work at the fine art degree show

19 tuesday port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: marco polo 6am - 8pm andy duncan@the market bar, inverness 10pm

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27 wednesday - 28 thursday xponorth various events & venues, inverness cross genre festival devoted to crafts, publishing, screen & broadcast as well as music. xponorth official showcase@the ironworks, inverness 7pm call 0871 789 4173

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Red Thread (Yellow Be Aware Warning)! We often have an outbreak of Red Thread fungal disease in this area now. It’s pretty widespread in this part of the world from June onwards, and especially if it is mild and wet. It’s a fungus, like moulds or mildews, and in the right conditions can attack grass leaves causing blotchy brown patches that leaves the lawn looking like it is drought stressed. Clearly if it’s been wet, that’s not the case. The picture below was taken previously on my lawn in late June.

If it’s a persistent outbreak, you can often see the grass producing a pinkish mould growth. That’s the mycelium or fungal bloom from the Red Thread spores. It doesn’t usually kill the grass, but it damages and disfigures the leaf causing a rather unsightly blotchy browning-off effect. Once established, the infection will usually persist through the season until the first frosts in October, when the frost kills it off for the year. I mention it now as it CAN be successfully treated with a fungicide, and when we apply a fungicide spray to affected lawns, it usually clears it in a week or so. Occasionally a repeat application is required. Once control is established however, it usually keeps the grass free of the infection for the rest of the season.

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