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JANUARY 2010 In this Issue... Clubs & Societies Mountain Climbing in Nepal Pastoral Letter & Churches What’s On & Nairn Tides Chef’s Confidential Council News Local Holidays Useful Contacts Advertiser Index School Term Dates

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BOYS BRIGADE Contact 452950 CAWDOR CURLING CLUB Contact 404291 or 07831 760049 or email dave_rob@hotmail.com CROSSROADS Provide and develop, within Nairn & Distict, a high quality, cost effective, domiciliary respite care service for carers. Contact 455369 CRUICKSHANK SCHOOL OF DANCING Teaches Highland Dancing to children aged 3 and upwards. Rosebank Church Hall every Wednesday at 5.45pm. Contact 456990 or email teresacruick shank@hotmail.com FAMILY FIRST (BADENOCH, STRATHSPEY & NAIRN) Provides a support service via home based volunteer support and or group support for families with a child under 4. Contact Lynne 452865

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season. Classical and chamber music of the highest quality, poetry, chamber opera. Contact Nairn Community Centre 453476 NAIRN & DISTRICT PIPE BAND As a Pipe Band our aim is to keep the Traditional Scottish Music alive and to entertain the many visitors during the summer months at Highland Games, Gala''s and Street Performances etc. Also to encourage the youth. Contact 454645 NAIRN DOMINO LEAGUE Contact 452496 NAIRN DRAMA CLUB Contact 455899 or email sandramcgowan1 @btopenworld.com NAIRN LADIES CURLING CLUB A friendly ladies curling club offering good fun social curling. New members very welcome. Contact 404256

HIGHLAND RUSSIA CONNECTION Offers Russian language lessons, art and craft workshops, Russian dancing, educational talks, displays and exhibitions. Contact Elena Reid 456245 or e-mail elena.k.reid@homecall.co.uk www.highlandrussia.org.uk

NAIRN THUNDERBOLTS Nairnshire’s Mini Rugby Club. For children in Primary 4 - 7. Training on Sunday mornings 10.30am - 12noon at Viewfield, behind Nairn Museum. Affiliated to SRU. For more details tel: 01667 454963 or visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/ nairnminirugbyclub/

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Seaforth Club, Gordon Street, Nairn, 7.30pm-10pm. Anyone interested in learning & enjoying social, sequence and ceilidh dancing in a friendly and informal group. Contact Doreen 01667 451430 or Alistair 01309 674499 RIDING FOR THE DISABLED We are a voluntary organisation that enables physically and mentally disabled children & adults to enjoy the benefits of horse riding. We are always looking for volunteer helpers. Contact 01309 691823 or email tw-cm@negi.fsnet.co.uk ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Entertainment and dancing every weekend. Highland Hall function suite available for weddings and parties of all sizes. Contact 452077 SEWING GROUP NAIRN Contact 455012 SSPCA INVERNESS Contact 455012 VOLUNTEERING HIGHLAND Volunteer Centre in Nairn Welcomes anyone who would like to volunteer in the local area. Contact Cindy 453055 or nairn@volunteeringhighland.org If you would like details of your club or society included in this section please let us know. Not all clubs will be listed every issue. January 2010 - page 3


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What did you do last week?

Mountaineering in Nepal? As it was approaching the 70th anniversary of RAF Lossiemouth, the Mountaineering Club looked to find a suitable expedition to both celebrate the event and to challenge the club in both planning and execution. The Himalayas has always been the ultimate destination for the majority of aspiring climbers and was a clear choice for the members. Mera Peak, a 6400m trekking peak in the Makalu Barun National Park of Nepal, matched all of the requirements of remoteness, altitude, technical difficulty and affordability and once selected, the expedition planning began in earnest early in 2008. Out of a group of around 30 applicants a team of 12 was selected as expedition members based on their experience, ability, fitness, availability and what skills they could bring along to increase the chance of success in the endeavour. Not all of those selected had been to altitude before and so training was carried out in the Alps in the summer of 2009 to give those who required it experience in high altitude walking, rope work and crevasse rescue. The expedition set off on Thursday 15th Oct 2009 which is in the middle of the Nepalese post monsoon period and although this was the autumn and getting cold it would provide a few weeks of settled dry weather. The team travelled to Kathmandu where we met Lakpa Tenji Sherpa, our Nepalese Sirdar, who was to be our guide on the expedition. Equipment was checked and repacked for the flight to Lukla and the team’s spirits were high as we left civilisation behind as we finally headed into the mountains. Nepal is not a large country but getting around can be problematic, the locals judge distances to the next village not in miles but in days travelled, for once in the mountains there are no roads only tracks over high level passes and down low valleys. We spent 9 days trekking with our porters to get into Base Camp on the mountain, although this was ideal acclimatisation training for the summit attempt. As we progressed up the mountain the difficulties increased, the falling air pressure and night time temperatures slowing our early morning exit from the warmth of our sleeping bags and daily upward progress to little more than a crawl. Summit day fell on 2nd Nov. We left our camp at 3 am having breakfasted on porridge and noodles and it was very dark, very windy and very cold. Moving as two roped parties we climbed steadily but slowly up the mountain, the altitude and incline taking a heavy toll on our progress, till at one point I had to stop to throw up. Eventually the altitude put paid to any further progress for two of us and at 6300m we turned page 4 - January 2010

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back, we were only 140m from the top. As we descended the sun rise came to warm us and our recovery started. We were soon joined by two others, one of whom had begun to feel the first effects of frostbite on his toes and so took the sensible decision to come down, only 100m from the top. As we sat in High Camp enjoying a brew, we were reunited with the rest of the team who were also driven back down by the cold, as they prepared to fix ropes for the final part of the ascent, only 40m from the top. It would seem that we had failed; we had not achieved our goal. In fact what had been the point, all that effort, months of planning and training, the worry for our families when we lost communications, not to mention the cost? Maybe we should just have stayed at home; we could have just gone for a walk up Ben Rinnes with the dogs! But we didn’t, we went to the Himalayas, we took a challenge, we stepped out of the boat, out of the comfort zone and did something amazing. Life is like that, you have to challenge yourself or you aren’t moving forward, you are dying; standing still is not an option. You don’t need to go as far as Nepal, maybe just a 5 minute jog on the beach, you never know where it might take you; the longest journey starts with the first step, but you only get out what you put in. Although you can get out a whole lot more; filled up to overflowing, packed down and topped up again. I have found it is this way with my faith as a Christian, unless I challenge it and work at it, I so easily slip and the ways of the world come flooding in and life seems to become so difficult. Nobody ever said it would be easy but everyday I give thanks for a gracious and forgiving Lord who gives me the strength for the real challenge. The truth is out there, if you are prepared to look. The next day 3 of the guys felt strong enough for a second attempt and summited easily on a beautiful, windless and sunlit morning.

RAF Lossiemouth Mountaineering Club - open to Service Personnel only. For information on joining or more details on the trip visit www.expedhimalayan70.co.uk Moray Mountaineering Club contact John Henderson via email johnhenderson628@btinternet.com or visit the website www.moraymc.wordpress.com

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Pause and Reflect At this season of the year many make time and take time to pause and reflect. When King David reflected, he was able to see the guiding hand of God in all his experiences. What are you aiming for as 2010 starts? What is your personal goal for 2010? It can depend much upon your current circumstances. The writer of Psalm 92 held various certainties upon which it would be difficult to improve. He knew it was good to praise God. We praise God for what He has done, and worship Him because of who He is. The Psalmist was a worshipper who had good cause to praise the living God. High on his agenda was his decision to proclaim the love of God each morning and the faithfulness of God at night before he fell asleep. This led him to be genuinely concerned about the people around him, as he recognised so many were poor, perishing, and disappearing like grass on a hot middle eastern summer’s day. By contrast, the righteous would flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.

The palm tree is beautiful, majestic, tall and with branches stretching upwards like hands in worship. Its deep roots search for moisture indicating a place where the weary traveller can find refreshing reviving water.

To fight the good fight, and to finish the race, it is essential to keep the faith. Do not give up. Here are positive pointers to encourage you and to enable you to go on encouraging other people throughout 2010.

The cedar grows slowly and is able to withstand all kinds of wet cold challenging conditions. These trees have an undecaying quality about them. Of course, note where they were planted in the house of the Lord. Where you are planted matters, if you want to bear fruit and make your life count for God. Are you still looking for a goal for 2010? Become an encourager. There are lots of vacancies. Not many apply for this role. God is the God of the second chance and even the third chance, but we never know when it will be our final chance!

• Be regular at worship. • Be faithful in prayer.That will take time discipline and effort. • Be in the Word of God every day. Read part of the Bible each day.

Nearing the end of his life, when Paul wrote to young Timothy, he said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”, 2 Timothy 4:7

Nairn Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship 10.30am; Praise and Bible Study Wednesday 7.30pm. Contact Sandy Shaw 456492. Nairn Baptist Church meets in Nairn Community Centre, King St. All welcome 11am every Sunday and 6pm every third Sunday of the month. Contact the Pastor 459672 or visit the website www.nairnbaptistchurch.org.uk Auldearn and Dalmore Parish Church Morning Service 12 noon. Contact Rev. Ricky Reid 451675. Cawdor Parish Church Morning Service 10.15am. Rev. JS Mathieson Nairn Free Church Morning Service 11am with Sunday School & Creche (Gordon St); Evening Service 6pm (Rosebank Hall); Youth Club for S1 upwards Wednesday 6.30pm (Rosebank Hall); Prayer and Bible Study Thursday 7.30pm (8 George St). Minister Murdo MacLeod 459131. Old Parish Church meets at 10.30am for Holiday Worship. Rev. Ian WF Hamilton. page 6 - January 2010

I do not remember what I had for lunch a year ago, but I know it did me good at the time. I do not remember what I read a year ago but I know it did me good at the time. Let me encourage you to set reasonable goals, which are possible to keep, and goals which will benefit you in every area of life. Pause and reflect. Decide your priorities. Aim to be the best that you can be, for Jesus Christ. Sandy Shaw Nairn Christian Fellowship

St Ninians Church Morning Worship and Sunday School 10.15am; Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7.30pm. Rev. Ricky Reid 451675. St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Family Worship 10.30am; Evening Prayer 6.30pm. Rev. Canon Alison Simpson 452458. St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday Mass 11am; Saturday Vigil 6pm. United Reformed Church Morning Service with Sunday School and Creche 11am. Contact Rev. Steven Manders 451443. The Pentecostal Church of God Nairn Sunday Service 10.30am. Minister: JD Grant 456088. www.churchofgodnairn.org Nairn Joint Service first Sunday of each month St Ninians 6.30pm. If you are a member of a church not listed here please email with details and we will print this in future issues. SpotLight - Nairn and District


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karaoke, newmarket bar, forres, tel: 01309 676466

varis players pantomime ‘babes in the wood’, 7pm for 7.30pm, forres town hall, adults £7/under 16 & senior citizens £4/ balcony £8 no concession, contact marjory stronach tel: 01309 672467 karaoke, newmarket bar, forres, tel: 01309 676466 tribute to lionel ritchie and the hits of motown, 8pm, the mosset tavern, forres, £7, tel: 01309 672981

9 saturday live music - trevor james, 8pm, nairn british legion

13 wednesday highland rock garden club:the bainbridge world of bulbs - carole & ian bainbridge, 7.30pm, nairn community centre, £2, tel: 01309 641405 for more details

15 friday nairn literary institute illustrated talk - digging into japan by ken forman, 7.30pm, st ninian's church hall, nairn, visit www.nairnliterary.org.uk for more details karaoke, newmarket bar, forres, tel: 01309 676466 new year hoolie with skerryvore and torridon, 7pm, the loft venue, kinloss, £10, tickets from www.thebooth.co.uk or tel: 01343 850111

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Skerryvore and Torridon, are set to kick off 2010 with a bang by celebrating the old new year in ferocious style. From rocking folk anthems, to heartfelt ballads, driving rythmic sounds to all out blazing bagpipes mayhem, this night has it all.

19 tuesday bozza ensemble (wind trio), 7.30pm. south room, gordonstoun school, near elgin, £10/£5 tel: 01343 837894 or email gordonstoun.concerts.society@hotmail.com

20 wednesday bloodhound supersonic car presentation – one car, one team, one thousand mph, 6.30pm, elgin town hall, free entry, see www.raes.org.uk for more details

21 thursday varis players pantomime ‘babes in the wood’, 7pm for 7.30pm, forres town hall, adults £7/under 16 & senior citizens £4/ balcony £8 no concession, contact marjory stronach tel: 01309 672467

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23 saturday snp coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 indoor car boot sale in aid of nairn allotment society, 9am-1pm, nairn community centre varis players pantomime ‘babes in the wood’, 1.30pm for 2pm and 7pm for 7.30pm, forres town hall, adults £7/under 16 & senior citizens £4/ balcony £8 no concession, contact marjory stronach tel: 01309 672467 ‘the rat pack is back’ at nairn community centre, contact 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

29 friday nairn literary institute illustrated talk - tombs or temples - bronze & iron age monuments of n.e. scotland by ronald scott, 7.30pm, st ninian's church hall, nairn, visit www.nairnliterary.org.uk karaoke, newmarket bar, forres, tel: 01309 676466

30 saturday lifeboat coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 race night, 7.30pm, nairn british legion, £1.50 music nairn : victor sangiorgio plays piano music by haydn, corelli, messiaen and enesco, 8pm, nairn community centre, £14/ £2 students, contact 01667 404763 or visit www.musicnairn.org.uk club m disco, til 3am, the mosset tavern, forres, £3 before midnight/£5 after, tel: 01309 672981

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FEBRUARY 2010 in brief 4 thursday opera on a shoe string present ¡españa!, 7.30pm. ogstoun theatre, gordonstoun school, near elgin, £10/£5, tel: 01343 837894 or email gordonstoun.concerts.society@hotmail.com 6 saturday old parish church coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 10 wednesday highland rock garden club:primula hunting in the mountains of china - david rankin, 7.30pm, nairn community centre, £2, tel: 01309 641405 for more details 12 friday dyke garden club - adam powell ‘restoring the caledonia forest’, 7.30pm, dyke village hall 13 saturday dreams and teams coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 live music - dave nash, 9pm, nairn british legion 14 sunday dressage pc dengie qualifiers, mundole, www.mundoleequestrian.com or tel: 07901 602042 19 friday music nairn presents carducci quartet, 8pm, nairn community centre, tel: 01667 404763 or visit www.musicnairn.org.uk 20 saturday the highland-russia connection coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 21 sunday showjumping pc dengie qualifiers, mundole, www.mundoleequestrian.com or tel: 07901 602042 25 thursday abbamania - the concert, 7.30pm, elgin town hall, £17.50, contact robert pratt for details 0141 5777798 26 friday tribute to elton john, 8pm, the mosset tavern, forres, £7, tel: 01309 672981 27 saturday 1st cawdor brownies coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 live music - bill alexander, 9pm, nairn british legion club m disco, til 3am, the mosset tavern, forres, £3 before midnight/£5 after, tel: 01309 672981 SpotLight - Nairn and District

The Centre provides a wide range of activities for all ages. It contains excellent meeting and conference facilities at reasonable costs. Mid scale arts venue, seating up to 300, with a variety of shows and concerts planned for 2009.

23rd - Indoor Car Boot Sale in aid of Nairn Allotment Society, 9am - 1pm

23rd - ‘The Rat Pack is Back’ - hit tribute show

30th - Music Nairn presentsVictor Sangiorgio on Piano

For further details Telephone: 01667 453476 e-mail: info@nairncc.co.uk or check out our website on www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

LOW TIDE TIMES FOR NAIRN IN JANUARY Walking on the beach should be possible 2 hours either side of these times AM PM 1 F 2 SA 3 SU 4 M 5 TU 6 W 7 TH 8 F 9 SA 10 SU 11 M 12 TU 13 W 14 TH 15 F 16 SA 17 SU 18 M 19 TU 20 W 21 TH 22 F 23 SA 24 SU 25 M 26 TU 27 W 28 TH 29 F 30 SA 31 SU

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Braised Belly of Pork with Herb Crust This spectacular dish regularly appears on our Chapter One menus. Belly Pork may be a cheaper cut but responds beautifully to slow gentle cooking becoming meltingly tender. You may need to order this cut in advance from your butcher. You can serve it with potato puree, lightly wilted spinach and fresh herb tagliatelle. Pork 4 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 whole belly joint about 1 kg 1 Carrot chopped 1 Onion chopped 1 Leek chopped 1 Celery Stick chopped 100ml Sherry Vinegar 200ml Soy Sauce 1.5 litres Chicken Stock Crust 100g Fresh Basil 100g Fresh Coriander 100g Fresh Bread Crumbs 100g Parmesan Heat a shallow, flameproof, cast iron casserole or deep sauté pan with lid until you feel a strong heat rising. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown the pork joint, turning until caramelized all over. Remove and place on a plate. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and sauté the vegetables for about 5 minutes. Deglaze with sherry vinegar and cook until reduced to half. Then return the pork joint to the pan placing on top of the vegetables. Pour in the page 10 - January 2010

soy sauce and stock. Bring to the boil and partially cover the pan. Braise slowly at a low heat, or in the oven at 170C/gas mark 3. Cook for 2 ½ - 3 hours. Baste the pork occasionally with the pan juices, until the meat feels very tender. Lift out the meat and cut in to 4 even square pieces and set aside. Put basil, coriander, bread crumbs and parmesan in food processor and blitz until you get a crumble texture. Heap the mixture on top of each slice of pork belly and place in oven on a baking tray at 200c for 5 minutes and crust should form. Remove from oven and serve with fresh herb tagliatelle. Happy New Year Cooking! John McCruden head chef, chapter one restaurant forres high street

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EXTRACTS FROM THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 24TH NOVEMVBER 2009 OF NAIRN SUBURBAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Matters Arising Sandown Lands ~ The Reporter held a meeting on 16th November in the Golf View and set out the framework for the Planning Inquiry which will start on 9th. March 2010, venue to be determined, but probably the Newton Hotel. NSCC will submit a ‘precognition statement’ and will speak at the Inquiry to represent the “man in the street”. Mr. John Hart will represent Nairn Concerned Resident’s Group who will be prime speakers and once they have gathered all their evidence, we will review it and if appropriate, submit a letter of support on behalf of NSCC. A96 & Bypass update ~ Highland Council has sent in the proposed Bypass lines to Transport Scotland, with the M20 option being favoured. Once this has been accepted by Transport Scotland moves will be taken to protect the line from Development. C. Cllr John Mackie reported that the ongoing work to replace street lighting along the A96 was causing concern. Some of the ‘lamp-posts’ have been placed in the middle of the footpath instead of at the back. This is a “hazard” that has been created and Bear Scotland; Transport Scotland as well as the MSP’s have been written to, asking why this has been done. He also pointed out that the traffic islands on both sides of Somerfield’s Garage have been made narrower, which is even more dangerous than when we last carried out a survey. We had been told that the junction was to be widened at Duncan Drive and the

islands made wider, but the opposite appears to have happened. Brian Stewart also pointed out that the lamppost on the footpath immediately to the west of the exit from Somerfield’s Garage was in a driver’s field of vision. C.C. Boundaries ~ C. Cllr. John Mackie gave a report on the joint meeting held between Nairnshire C.C’s to discuss the matter. The C.C.’s will report back to their Councils and we will meet again after the Ward Forum meeting on 16th. December to hopefully agree our submissions to The Highland Council. We suggested that our boundary (Nairn) should follow the line of the Bypass (whichever is finally agreed). Highland Wide Development Plan Update ~ Our thoughts on the consultation have been submitted and we now look forward to the next phase which will cover the local plan. This part will be of more interest to us locally and we will be consulting on the issues when these come round.

Correspondence C. Cllr. John Mackie read out the various items of correspondence, and that Stagecoach have been asked for a meeting as they still appear to be blaming us for the No. 11 bus route. There are issues surrounding the recent unannounced changes to the No. 10 & 305 buses through Nairn as well. Letters have also been sent to Bear Scotland; Transport Scotland and our MSP’s re. “Nairn Street Lighting”.

Holiday Dates 2010 Second of Jan. Substitute Inverness Holiday Inverness Holiday Good Friday page 12 - January 2010

Monday 4th January Monday 1st February Monday 1st March Friday 2nd April

Chair’s Report C.Cllr. John Mackie gave a resume on the Association of Scottish Community Councils Conference held in Scottish Parliament, Holyrood on 14th. November 2009. It was a long day and not many representatives from the north made the trip, however, it was worthwhile even to hear the problems of other C.C.’s, which were more or less the same as our own. A recent project held in Moray to promote C.C.’s resulted in a very successful election with a turnout of around 75%. One of the speakers, John Mayhew of The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland was of great interest and NSCC intend joining this group and to arrange a meeting with them to take guidance on Sandown Lands development as we feel they can give us good advice on how to proceed. C.Cllr Mackie also apologised to Cllr Laurie Fraser, and to Mrs. Hart who had turned up for a meeting in October 2009. We had received a telephone call from Nairn Academy advising that there had been a “Double Booking” error and that we could not hold our meeting and no suitable alternative date could be found. Sincere apologies to both. Treasurers Report C. Cllr. Dick Youngson reported that we have £733.47 in our account. The next meeting of Nairn Suburban Community Council will be Tuesday 26th January 2010 at 7.30pm.

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School Dates for 2010 (all dates inclusive) Spring Term Starts Monday 11th January 2010 Mid-term Holiday TBC Friday 12th February 2010 Mid-term Holiday TBC Mon. 15th February 2010 In-service Closure Tues. 16th February 2010 In-service Closure Wed. 17th February 2010 Spring Term Ends Friday 26th March 2010 Summer Term Starts Monday 12th April 2010 May Day Holiday Monday 3rd May 2010 Summer Term Ends Friday 2nd July 2010 for 2010/2011 (all dates inclusive) Autumn Term Starts Tuesday 17th August 2010

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