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AULDEARN SWRI Meetings include talks and demonstrations including craft, travel, social and international affairs. Preserves and enhances awareness of Scotland's rural heritage. Second Wednesday of month, 7.30pm, Dunbar Hall (excluding July & August). Contact 451374 or email prentice @godsquad.fsnet.co.uk BEFRIENDERS HIGHLAND Voluntary organisation, which co-ordinates friendships between volunteers and people who have experienced a mental health problem and are lonely or isolated. Contact Heather Forbes 451444 BOYS BRIGADE Contact 452950 CAWDOR BOWLING CLUB Provides a six rink green where club and open competitions are played. Spoon competition Friday’s 7pm. Coaching is given to learners on a Tuesday evening. Contact 453698 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

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INVERNESS CANOE CLUB Inland, sea and surf kayaks as well as open canoe SCA affiliated club. SCA Coaches provide in club training and courses. Equipment hireable by club members. Pool lessons throughout the year. Contact 404725 or 07775 682034 email macksteve@aol.com INVERNESS ORIENTEERING CLUB Contact 454546 MORAY ADVANCE MOTORISTS & MOTORCYCLISTS

Reg. Scottish Charity (SC 033561) visit www.morayiam.org.uk or 01309 673954 MUSIC NAIRN A charitable organisation to promote about 20 events each season. Classical and chamber music of the highest quality, poetry, chamber opera. Contact Nairn Community Centre 453476 NAIRN & DISTRICT BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION An Association for beekeepers in and around Nairn. We welcome new beekeepers or visitors to join us for our monthly meetings. Contact 404314 or email mickcanham@hotmail.com NAIRN & DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB Meets on the third Monday in month at Nairn

Community Centre at 7.30pm. A variety of topics are covered from visiting speakers. Contact 493326 or 452331 for further details NAIRNSHIRE CEILIDH DANCE GROUP Meets every Tuesday 7.30pm-10pm & Thursday 2pm-4pm in the Seaforth Club, Gordon Street, Nairn. Anyone interested in learning & enjoying old time and ceilidh dancing in a friendly and informal group. All welcome. Contact Doreen 451430 or Alistair 01309 674499 PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Come to our informal meetings. Meet a group of people who think that having fun is the most important thing. Whatever your photographic aspirations, you will be made very welcome. Contact 455238 or email john.ashford@ ukonline.co.uk RELATE HIGHLAND Offering the services of a counsellor in Nairn on Wednesday afternoons. Contact 01463 712888 (Monday-Thursday 10-1, or leave a message and you will be called back) 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 AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION (RAFA) RAFA is an organisation offering friendship and welfare support to serving and ex-serving members of the RAF and their families. The Branch meets every second Tuesday of the month in the Royal British Legion, Nairn at 8pm. Contact 455001 or email cazsimmo@zoom.co.uk SEWING GROUP NAIRN Contact 455012 SPEAKERS CLUB Leisure pursuit which encourages and develops proficiency in public speaking. A training manual is available and new speakers follow a 10 speak programme which is individually evaluated. Contact 453373 SSPCA INVERNESS Contact 455012 VOLUNTEERING HIGHLAND Volunteer Centre in Nairn Welcomes anyone who would like to volunteer in the local area. Contact Fiona Barnes 453055 or nairn@volunteeringhigh land.org

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The Nimrod MR2 40 years of service He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, ‘Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.’ Genesis 10:9 Recognising the need to remain at the forefront of maritime warfare technology, the RAF realised that the Nimrod MR1 required updating if it was to remain a viable weapons platform until the end of the century. On the 23 August 1979, the first Nimrod Mk2, XV 236 was transferred to RAF Kinloss having emerged from the British Aerospace factory at Woodford following conversion. The vast majority of the conversion from MR1 to MR2 involved a major refit of the navigational and attack systems. The Nimrod MR1 (Maritime Reconnaissance), which replaced the aging Avro Shackleton, was introduced in 1969. The design of the aircraft was based upon the world’s first ever passenger jet, the Comet, whilst inspiration for the aircraft’s name came from the Bible; and to this day the MR2 is familiarly known as ‘the Mighty Hunter’. During the intervening years the aircraft has undergone significant upgrades to its mission system, sensors and self defence suites, thus maintaining the Nimrod as an extremely capable surveillance and attack platform. Since RAF St Mawgan closed in 1992, all Nimrod MR2s have been based at RAF Kinloss as part of 325 Expeditionary Air Wing, equipping Numbers 120 and 201 Squadrons along with the Operational Conversion Unit, No 42 (Reserve) Squadron. Another squadron, 206 Squadron was disbanded in 2005. The MR2 is a versatile platform which makes it ideally suited to operate in a wide variety of roles including: communications, surveillance and attack support to land and maritime forces; maritime reconnaissance; anti-submarine warfare; and search and rescue. The Nimrod MR2 has made a significant contribution to all the major operations in which the UK has been involved in recent years. In particular the Nimrod has served with distinction in the Cold War, the Falklands Conflict, 2 Gulf Wars, and in support of the maritime blockade of the Balkans during the Bosnia crisis. From 2001 until 2009 the Nimrod maintained a presence in the Gulf area, where crews regularly flew over Iraq, Afghanistan, the Indian page 4 - March 2010

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Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. Additionally it has been involved in many other operations both in the UK and abroad, including providing support to the Lebanon crisis in July 2006. All this has made the Nimrod MR2 one of the busiest aircraft in the RAF’s inventory. Peacetime work includes surface and sub-surface surveillance, monitoring civilian and military shipping movements in the North Atlantic, and participating in Joint and multi-national exercises around the world. There is always an aircraft on a 2-hour readiness for search and rescue (SAR) controlled by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre, located at Kinloss. Although the SAR service is primarily for downed military aircrew and military maritime incidents, the Nimrod also attends many civilian emergencies and provides a valuable addition to the work of the Maritime Coastguard Agency. With its capability to operate as low as 200 feet whilst over the sea, at speeds of under 200 mph and equipped with a powerful searchlight, the Nimrod can carry out searches, assist SAR helicopters or act as an on-scene commander for major maritime disasters. During the MR2’s 41 year history, it has been involved in many high profile rescues, but equally many of its successes are still restricted information. In August 1985, Nimrods from Kinloss and St Mawgan were involved in the shepherding and ultimately, the rescue of Richard Branson and the crew of the Virgin Atlantic Challenger following a failed attempt at the Blue Riband Atlantic sea-crossing record. In 1988 3 Nimrods coordinated the rescue following the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster in the North Sea. The MR2 is to be replaced by the MRA4, with the first of nine aircraft expected to arrive at RAF Kinloss in Spring 2010. Whilst 94% of the MRA4 is new, it builds on the capabilities provided by the MR2 but can gather, process and display up to 20 times more data than its predecessor. It’s maximum speed is slightly faster than the MR2 at 420 knots and it can fly 6000 miles or 14 hours without refuelling, almost twice as much as the MR2. This is the equivalent to being able to fly to the Caribbean or Washington and back without the need to refuel. The legacy of the MR2 though will remain now that RAF Kinloss has, for the first time, got its very own gate guardian. XV 240 was positioned in September 2009 and will provide a permanent reminder of the Mighty Hunter’s

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Pastoral letter and Church Meetings

Several times in the New Testament, the apostle Paul makes reference to sporting events. His favourite image in this context is that of the runner who runs a race in order to win a prize.

prove something to themselves and raising money for charity in the process. (As a Christian minister I wish they wouldn't do it on a Sunday morning, but that's another matter).

In Philippians Chapter 3, verses 13-14, he makes such a reference : One thing I do : Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.

In Biblical terms life is like a marathon race (not a sprint!) and we all ought to be in it (the ultimate Human Race!) and we all ought to be in it for the same reason that Paul wanted to be in it. There's a wonderful prize awaiting all who complete this race - the prize of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

What Paul is saying is, that like an athlete who is single-mindedly running a race and determined to win it, he is committed to living his life in such a way that at the end of it he will be blessed by God with the unmatchable prize of spending the rest of eternity in heaven with Jesus Christ his Saviour. To him this is a trophy that is so precious that he will dedicate his whole life to making sure that he succeeds. We're all familiar with marathon runners these days - not only the amazing Olympic athletes, but also the ordinary men and women who pound the streets of some large city or other trying to

Like with the street marathons the crucial thing in life's spiritual marathon is not so much the winning as the taking part. It's the getting there in the end that matters, not how fast or slow you get there! Street marathon runners are of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Some have succeeded in wheelchairs or on crutches. I recall one guy in a diver's suit taking about a week to plod round, and was it last year when a legless former soldier managed to complete the race in about a month, one mile a day, and raisng a million pounds for charity in the process?

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. Nairn Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship 10.30am; Praise and Bible Study Wednesday 7.30pm. Contact Sandy Shaw 456492. Old Parish Church meets at 10.30am for Holiday Worship. Rev. Ian WF Hamilton. page 6 - March 2010

No matter how fast or slow they reach the finishing line, these are all winners in one sense - because just completing the course is a victory. God calls us each to be in his race - not in this world's race in pursuit of fame, fortune, applause and passing glory but in his spiritual race of following Jesus and knowing his blessing for now and forever. An old song once said, ‘It's not where you start, it's where you finish!’, and that was never more true than in the race of life which Paul is talking about. You'll also be familiar with the phrase, ‘You've got to be in it to win it!’ - remember that only those entering God's race, running it by his strength, and crossing his finishing line at the end, will ever win his prize and have cause to celebrate at his victory parade. Make sure that you're a runner in God's race - there's no prize for the spectators!

Murdo Macleod Nairn Free Church

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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LOGIE STEADING near Forres

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The Olive Tree Cafe It has always been a dream of ours26th to run a coffee Opening daily from February shop. From the middle of February, the cafe See our Business Profile on page 8 formerly knownofaschanges ‘Treats at for details atLogie’ Logie will become ‘The Olive Tree Café’, derived from our surname 6 miles south of Forres on A940 Oliveira.

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I grew up in Scotland and, coming from Brazil, my hs of Logie Steading is that all the businesses are individually husband Weller from a and culture of warmth people who have a passion fororiginates their ‘trade’. Gill Weller de ing their passion good food to the café: andfor genuine hospitality. We met in Italy in the beautiful metropolis of Florence where I was attending the Apicius The Olive Tree Café Culinary School. Our experience working together in the Italian culture heightened our appreciation of great food and wonderful coffee. Now with two fun loving boys we look forward to opening our doors to you to dabble over freshly een a dream in ofsome ours delicious to run a delicacies coffee shop. From thebrewed middle of coffee and tea at The Olive will Treebecome Café, Logie afe formerly known as ‘Treats at Logie’ ‘The Olive 01309 611733 ved from our Steading. surname Oliveira.

s at Logie, Emma Swan is moving on to new ventures. We will os of great foodpage sourced locally and seasonally, adding a flare of 8 - March 2010 rating our backgrounds.

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Antiques & Restoration Giles Pearson offers a wide range of interesting traditional Country Antique furniture, and a Restoration service specialising in Cane and Rush seated chairs. All furniture is sourced within the U.K: Georgian furniture, Arts n' Crafts tables, Victorian Chests and Windsor chairs are always available and, if not in stock, Giles is happy to help source items 01309 611280 Bookshop Helen Trussell’s bookshop stocks mostly secondhand books. Prices to suit pockets shallow & deep. Scottish books have a room to themselves. Wide range of subjects both factual & fictional. Open daily all year round, 11-5. Phone: 01309 611373 Art Gallery Panny Laing’s Art Gallery sources individual works of art from all over Scotland: from oil paintings and sculpture to jewellery and cards, the exhibition is an ever changing range to inspire an even wider range of tastes! 01309 611378 Diva Designs Christine and Kirsty, the Divas, have developed a distinct style with their unique fashion accessories and ‘objets’ made from raw wool and tweed, often embellished with embroidery. Their imaginations know no bounds and they now run courses. Visit Logie Steading • Open daily from February 26th • 10.30am to 5pm On the B9007, 6 miles South of Forres

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FEBRUARY 25 thursday

abbamania - the concert, 7.30pm, elgin town hall, £17.50, contact robert pratt for details 0141 5777798 help for heroes! live music charity showcase, 8pm, kinloss rugby club, all welcome, contact gavin connolly tel: 07984 197093 or email presumeddeadband@gmail.com

jane crawford 01343 810676 kieran goss, 8pm, the loft, east grange, £10/£12, contact 07977 150641/01343 850111 for tickets

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showjumping, mundole, tel: 07901 602042 www.mundoleequestrian.com

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tribute to elton john, 8pm, the mosset tavern, forres, £7, tel: 01309 672981 nairn literary institute illustrated talk - highland emigration history in story and song by dr margaret bennett, 7.30pm, st ninian's church hall, nairn

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

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dressage, mundole, www.mundoleequestrian.com

nairn drama club presents the steamie by tony roper, see enhanced listing below

Nairn Drama Club presents The Steamie, by Tony Roper 8th, 9th,10th & 11th March 2010 7.30pm Venue: The Little Theatre, King Street, Nairn Tickets: £7 From Atmosphere, 5 High Street, Nairn (Tel 01667 451800) Or Avril (Tel 01667 453736)

10 wednesday

MARCH 3 wednesday

gilded balloon comedy, universal hall, findhorn, £14/£12, contact 01309 691170

highland rock garden club:the plants of the hohe tauern - carol & david shaw, 7.30pm, nairn community centre, £2, tel: 01309 641405 for more details

5 friday

12 friday

quiz night at nairn academy, 7.30pm for 8pm start, £5 per person, teams of 6 or less, raffle, non alcoholic refreshments and snacks provided but teams can bring other refreshments, all welcome if 18 or over.

6 saturday

swri coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50 young musician competition, 2pm-4pm, st. coloumba’s church, elgin, free admission, contact dr

UNIVERSAL HALL, FINDHORN

Ken Campbell’s Ideal Band £9/£7 Friday 12th Mar. - 8pm

The Government Inspector £9/£7/£5 Saturday 13th Mar. - 7.30pm Maggie MacInnes £9/£7 Friday 19th Mar. - 8pm

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dyke garden club - ian suttie ‘changes in wildlife in the forres area’, 7.30pm, dyke village hall nairn literary institute illustrated talk - the travels and travails of the scots herring girls by jill de fresnes, 7.30pm, st ninian's church hall, nairn ken campbell’s ideal band, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7, contact 01309 691170

13 saturday

cawdor primary school coffee morning, 10am, nairn british legion, £1.50

One Up And One Down £9/£7/£5 (U16) Saturday 20th Mar. - 7.30pm

Shakespeare Vs Shakespeare £9/£7/£5 (U16) Saturday 27th Mar. - 7.30pm Tickets available at the Phoenix Stores 01309 690110, or online at www.thebooth.co.uk For more details tel: 01309 691170 or see the website w w w. u n i v e r s a l h a l l . c o . u k SpotLight - Nairn and District


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GOL F VIEW H OTEL & SPA Ideal for any occasion Weddings, Functions, Brasserie meals, AA Red Rosette Restaurant Leisure Club & Health and Beauty Spa Tel 01667 452301 www.crerarhotels.com Following my first 18 months at the Golf View Hotel as Head Chef, and with the recent refurbishment of our Brasserie restaurant, Function Room and fine dining Restaurant I look forward to a busy spring & summer ahead, as I am sure all accommodation and food providers in the area do also. There is much optimism that the Nairn tourism sector will have a positive year ahead as we look to provide a high quality dining experience to both locals and visitors alike throughout the next year. We look forward to welcoming you. Lee Pattie, Head Chef, Golf View Hotel. 1ST PIZZA DIRECT The Manager Park House King Street Nairn IV12 4BR Tel: 01667 456268 admin@1stpizzadirect.co.uk www.1stpizzadirect.co.uk AL RAJ INDIAN RESTAURANT The Manager 25 Harbour Street Nairn IV12 4NX Tel: 01667 455370

ALBERT INN The Manager 1 Albert Street Nairn IV12 4HP Tel: 01667 454474

BEST WESTERN WINDSOR HOTEL The Manager 16 Albert Street Nairn Tel: 01667 453108

ALTON BURN HOTEL The Manager Alton Burn Road Nairn IV12 5NB Tel: 01667 453325 enquiries@altonburn.co.uk ANATOLIA The Manager 53 High Street Nairn IV12 4AG Tel: 01667 459483

BOATH HOUSE The Manager Auldearn Nairn IV12 5TE Tel: 01667 454896 info@boath-house.com www.boath-house.com

BRAEVAL HOTEL The Manager Crescent Road Nairn IV12 4NB Tel: 01667 452341 CAFE NAIRN The Manager 117 High Street Nairn Hotel

AURORA HOTEL & ITALIAN RESTURANT Enrico Sulejmani 2 Academy Street Nairn IV12 4RJ Tel: 01667 453551 aurorahotelnairn@aol.com

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BRACKLA HOTEL The Manager 50 Harbour Street Nairn IV12 4NU Tel: 01667 452198

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LaTinos The Manager 10 Harbour Street Nairn IV12 4NU Tel: 01667 459904 latino@chefkev catering.co.uk

SUNNY BRAE HOTEL The Manager Marine Road Nairn IV12 4EA Tel: 01667 452309 reservations@sunny braehotel.com

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Sea View Restaurant, Excellent Sea Food, Food Drink Bar Meals, A La Carte & Real & Ales Braeval Hotel, Crescent Rd, Nairn T: 01667 452341 www.braevalhotel.co.uk CALEDONIAN BAR The Manager 46 High Street Nairn IV12 4AU Tel: 01667 455526 CAWDOR CASTLE David Broadfoot Nairn IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401 info@cawdor castle.com www.cawdorcastle.com

Links Tearooms HAVELOCK HOUSE HOTEL The Manager The Manager The Links Sea Food, Sea View Road Restaurant, Excellent Crescent Marine Nairn IV12 Bar4NB Meals, A La Carte &Road Real Ales Nairn IV12 4EANairn Tel: 01667 455500Hotel, Crescent Braeval Rd, Tel: 01667 455131 T: 01667 452341 www.braevalhotel.co.uk HIGHLAND FOODSTOP LOVAT LODGE HOTEL The Manager The Manager 3 Cawdor St Thurlow Road Nairn IV12 4QD Nairn IV12 4EZ Tel: 01667 456323

COVENANTERS INN The Manager High Street Auldearn Nairn IV12 5TG Tel: 01667 452456 FRIAR TUCKS The Manager 30 Harbour Street Nairn IV12 4NU Tel: 01667 455759 GOLF VIEW HOTEL & LEISURE CLUB Murray McPhee The Seafront 63 Seabank Road Nairn IV12 4HD Tel: 01667 452301 HARBOUR CAFE The Manager 136 Harbour Street Nairn IV12 4PH Tel: 01667 461051

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THE CHIP INN The Manager King Street Nairn IV12 4BE Tel: 01667 455544 THE CLASSROOM BISTRO BAR Willi Lean 1 Cawdor Street Nairn IV12 5XP Tel: 01667 455999

CAWDOR TAVERN Christine Sinclair Cawdor Nairn IV12 5XP Tel: 01667 404777 enquiries@cawdor tavern.info CLAYMORE HOUSE HOTEL The Manager 45 Seabank Road Nairn IV12 4EY Tel: 01667 453731 claymorehouse@ btconnect.com

THAI COTTAGE The Manager 77a High Street Nairn IV12 4BW Tel: 01667 454633

Tel: 01667 453298 HIGHLAND PALACE CHINESE/CANTONESE RESTAURANT The Manager 102 High Street Nairn IV12 4DE Tel: 01667 454211

MR TAN The Manager 76 High Street Nairn IV12 4AU Tel: 01667 453884

HOUSEHILL COURTYARD Fiona Lean Househill Farm Shop Grantown Road Nairn IV12 5RY Tel: 01667 452548 Jacko's The Manager 44 Harbour Street Nairn Tel: 01667 455422

NAIRN TANDOORI RESTAURANT The Manager 61 High Street Nairn IV12 4BW Tel: 01667 456293

NEWTON HOTEL & HIGHLAND CONFERENCE CENTRE The Manager Inverness Road Nairn IV12 4RX Tel: 01667 453144 ROYAL BENGAL INDIAN RESTAURANT The Manager 89 High Street Nairn IV12 4DB Tel: 01667 454442 STAR HOTEL The Manager 3 Church Street Nairn IV12 4AP Tel: 01667 454775 info@star-hotel.co.uk E ATING O UT G UI DE

THE DOLPHIN CHIP SHOP Douglas Edwards 69 High Street Nairn IV12 4BW Tel: 01667 455534 THE KIST RESTAURANT The Manager 10 High Street Nairn IV12 Tel: 01667 459412

WAVERLEY HOTEL The Manager 4 High Street Nairn IV12 4BJ Tel: 01667 453001 WESTERLEA HOTEL The Manager Inverness Road Nairn IV12 4SD Tel: 01667 452136 WINDSOR HOTEL The Manager 16 Albert Street Nairn IV12 4HP Tel: 01667 453108 March 2010 - page 13


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the government inspector, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7/£5 children, contact 01309 691170 dream team ceilidh, 8pm, nairn british legion

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dressage, mundole, tel: 07901 602042 www.mundoleequestrian.com

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katona twins - guitar duo, 7.30pm, south room, gordonstoun school, near elgin, £10/£5, tel: 01343 837894 or email gordonstoun.concerts.society@hotmail.com

19 friday

bandstand beer festival - opening ceremony, 6.30pm, followed by music by crazy g with local singer & karaoke at 8pm, braeval hotel, nairn see www.braevalhotel.co.uk for more details bandstand beer festival - music with andy may on keyboards & guest vocalist, 8pm, claymore house hotel, nairn, see www.braevalhotel.co.uk for more details maggie macinnes, 8pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7, contact 01309 691170

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dyke primary school pta coffee morning 10am-12noon, forres town hall old parish guild coffee morning, 10am nairn british legion, £1.50 bandstand beer festival - meet the brewer, 2pm/3pm; whisky tasting, 4pm, £15; scottish piper & screening of final match rbs 6 nations - scotland v ireland, 5pm; live music & disco by old spice, 8pm, braeval hotel, nairn see www.braevalhotel.co.uk for more details band stand beer festival - charity dinner, 7pm, claymore house hotel, £25, booking essential, contact 452341, see www.braevalhotel.co.uk for more details organ spectacular with carlo curley, 7.30pm, st leonards church, forres, tickets £10/£5 under 16’s available from mackenzie & grant estate agent, forres or by emailing christine andrew alec.andrew@btinternet.com SpotLight - Nairn and District

one up and one down, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7/£5 under 16’s, contact 01309 691170 music nairn:sally johnson (soprano) and michael hampton (piano), 8pm, nairn community centre, £12/£10/£2, contact 01667 404763

21 sunday

bandstand beer festival - open mic, 2pm-7pm; meet the brewer, 3pm/4pm; charity ale quiz, 5pm, £2 entry; live music & disco by old spice, 8pm, braeval hotel, nairn, see www.braevalhotel.co.uk for more details showjumping, mundole, tel: 07901 602042 www.mundoleequestrian.com

22 monday

bandstand beer festival - charity pool tournament, 8pm, £2 entry, braeval hotel, nairn see www.braevalhotel.co.uk for more details

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cinema nairn - moon(15), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details tribute to girls aloud, the mosset tavern, forres, £10, tel: 01309 672981 club m disco, til 3am, the mosset tavern, forres, £3

JJ Gilmour at The Loft Venue Saturday 27th February 9pm £10/£12 JJ has built up a staunch fan base across Europe, and is widely recognised as one of Scotland’s most distinctive singer/songwriters, abe to fuse moving, intelligent lyrics with melodic harmonies. More details on JJ can be found at www.jjgilmour.com

before midnight / £5 after, tel: 01309 672981

27 saturday

eastern star coffee morning, 10am nairn british legion, £1.50 shakespeare vs shakespeare, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £9/£7/£5 under 16’s, contact 01309 691170 jj gilmour, 9pm, the loft venue, by elgin, £10/£12, contact 01343 850111 March 2010 - page 15


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dyke garden club - agm, 7.30pm, dyke village hall paul rose band, 9pm, the loft venue, £8, contact 01343 850111

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10 saturday Bar Meals, A La Carte & Real Ales middleBraeval eastern film festival - pomegranates & myrrh, Hotel, Crescent Rd, Nairn 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £4/£3 under 16’s, T: 01667 452341 www.braevalhotel.co.uk contact 01309 691170

11 sunday middle eastern film festival - on the way to school, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £4/£3 under 16’s, contact 01309 691170

14 wednesday highland rock garden club:propogating my way john owen, 7.30pm, nairn community centre, £2 tel: 01309 641405 for more details

16 friday elizabeth rogers, 7.30pm, universal hall, findhorn, £10/£8, contact 01309 691170

24 saturday highland rock garden club:annual show, plant sale & coffee morning, 10am, nairn community centre, £2, tel: 01309 641405 for more details

30 friday cinema nairn - the searchers (u), 7.30pm, nairn community centre, king street, nairn, £4 aduts/£3 under 18’s, visit www.cinemanairn.blogspot.com for details page 16 - March 2010

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This month we are going all Chinese with this great recipe and it’s really easy. The reason we have gone Chinese this month is that I am going to Beijing in May to run the Great Wall of China Marathon. Some say it is the hardest marathon in the world and some say if there is one marathon you have to run before you die it would be the great wall. The Great Wall Marathon will be a tough, beautiful and definitely extraordinary experience. The 5164 steps of the Great Wall will put me to the test, The Great Wall Marathon is the ideal way to combine an unusual running event with exploring one of the world’s most astonishing sights. We have hooked up with Tom Chamberlain from Marys Meals Charity to raise money. I would like to say a big thanks to DC (Doug Cowie) and the Sunday morning club for helping me get the miles in!! For the sauce 4 tbsp chicken stock 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp caster sugar For the batter 1 egg yolk freshly ground black pepper 1½ tbsp cornflour 1 tbsp milk Ingredients 200g white rice 4 tbsp vegetable oil 250g chicken breast, diced 75g carrots, cut into thin 'matchsticks' 60g baby sweetcorn, sliced 60g green beans, trimmed 2 tbsp sliced spring onions

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Method Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet then make the sauce by mixing together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Beat together the batter ingredients in another bowl. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a saucepan. Dip the chicken in the batter, then fry it carefully. Remove from the pan and set aside. Next, stir fry the carrots, baby corn and green beans in the remaining two tablespoons of oil for four minutes. Add the sauce and boil for one minute. Then add the chicken and spring onions and heat through. Spoon a helping of sweet and sour chicken on top of a bed of rice. Serve. Climbing the Great Wall of China might not take your breath away but the scenery most certainly will. Happy Cooking! John McCruden head chef, chapter one restaurant forres high street

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extRaCts fRom the DRaft mInutes of the meetIng of JanuaRy 26th 2010 of naIRn suBuRBan CommunIty CounCIl

Police Report • Cons. mackay gave an update to Policing in nairn area. they have moved into their new station and it has made a big difference. It is hoped to hold an ‘open Day’ to allow the Public to see the new station. • Com. Cllr. mackie raised the issue of indiscriminate parking, in particular outside the Co-op, moss-side Road, and on footpaths in seaforth Road / Cameron Road. however, parking on footpaths appears to be a general trend throughout the town. Matters Arising • sandown lands Planning enquiry ~ the Inquiry is due to start on 2nd. march 2010 in nairn Community Centre and all parties who are participating will have received letters of notification. a discussion ensued on the various concerns about the validity & impartiality of the Inquiry, and how much was likely to be agreed between the parties prior to the start. nairn Resident Concern group are to be prime speakers at the Inquiry on behalf of local residents, and nsCC will submit a letter of support, as the Reporter made it clear he does not want numerous groups repeating the same views and objections. We will submit a precognition outlining the concerns of the “man in the street” towards this particular type of development. • a96 & nairn Bypass ~ Com. Cllr. mackie gave a resume of where we are at with the bypass, awaiting a decision on the preferred ‘line’ that has been submitted to transport scotland. With regards to the a96 a meeting was held with Bear scotland regarding the lampposts which have been erected in the middle of the pavement, and the explanation given was that other services had been put along the back of the pavement which meant they could not put the lamp-posts there and it would be too costly to move those page 20 - March 2010

services. David stewart msP had also raised the issue with transport scotland on our behalf and got the same explanation. all that shows is the poor quality Planning of such matters in the past. not a very satisfactory situation. Correspondence • Com. Cllr. mackie wrote to stagecoach regarding the changes to the Bus Routes asking for a face to face meeting, but they haven’t even bothered to respond, so he intends writing to stagecoach h.Q. to see if that proves more successful. Chair’s Report • nairn Buses ~ following on from above, the local bus service has also been reduced during the weekday afternoon services. the 3.40pm bus to tradespark/achareidh has been cut. this means that when the Doctor surgery moves to nairn hospital there will be no Public transport to or from those services between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. lochloy area will have no bus between 2pm and 4pm; achareidh no bus between 2.50pm and 4.20pm. the residents from Cranloch and tradespark can use the 10 or 305. little wonder folk are reluctant to give up their cars, being treated like this without prior notice or consultation is likely to do little to change the car habit. • Inclement Weather ~ In spite of all the bad publicity the Council workers got, I think they deserve a ‘Pat on the Back’. our local workers DID grit the roads and pavements but due to the amount of snow and the extreme cold it had little effect. We can hardly blame them for the temperatures. I reported a lack of grit Bin at moss-side Brae and lack of road gritting at same area on behalf of local residents, and the local service Point staff and the local teC staff quickly dealt with the problem. so we should say a big thanK you to them for their efforts in such extreme conditions

Community Council Elections We are soon to reach the end of our 4 year term of office and are due to stand for election. the schedule for the election is as follows:2nd. february 2010 ~ notice for termly election to appear in local Press. nomination papers for prospective Community Councillors signed by 2 x sponsors and candidate to be completed and returned to Ward manager before 5pm on 15th. february 2010. Public meeting at 7.30pm on tuesday 2nd. march 2010 in nairn academy when nomination will be accepted with 6 x sponsors. If 6 or more Candidates we move to a Postal Ballot (If 3 - 5 candidates they will be duly elected on the night. If less than 3 candidates, the Community Council will fold). It is very important that we get new blood onto the C.C., most of our current Com. Cllrs. are standing down; I intend standing for one more term to see the C.C. Consultation through, and Dick is unsure whether to stand again, so I may be the only current Councillor standing for re-election. If we do get enough candidates I would like to stand down from the chair, and possibly look at another position. I have been chair for past 7 years and feel we need a new voice and viewpoint. Treasurer’s Report • Com. Cllr. Dick youngson reported we have £468.71 in funds. Planning Issues • there have been very few Planning application and those there have been tend to be house extensions. Date, Time & Venue of Next Meeting at 7.30pm on tuesday 23rd. february 2010 within nairn academy (last meeting before election)

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Useful Contacts Holidays and Tide Times

SCHOOLS Auldearn Primary School ............................(01667) 452118 Cawdor Primary School ..............................(01667) 402460 Millbank Primary School..............................(01667) 452240 Rosebank Primary School ..........................(01667) 454090 Nairn Academy ............................................(01667) 453700 Moray College Nairn Learning ....................(01667) 456759

DOCTORS Nairn Hospital A&E .....................................(01667) 452101 The Lodgehill Clinic ....................................(01667) 452096 Arderseir Medical Practice ..........................(01667) 452278 Nairn Sports Medicine Clinic ......................(01667) 454523 DENTISTS Jones Jones & Behrendt ............................(01667) 453189 RM Donald & Associates ............................(01667) 454603 PHARMACIES Lloyds Pharmacy ........................................(01667) 453100 Boots The Chemist ......................................(01667) 453169

LOW TIDE TIMES FOR NAIRN 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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06.11 06.49 07.26 08.03 08.38 09.15 09.57

18.42 19.23 20.03 20.43 21.20 21.53 22.31

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VETS Moray Coast ................................................(01667) 453161 Inshes Veterinary Clinic Inverness ..............(01463) 711777

Police Station ..............................................(01667) 452222 Stagecoach Inverness .................................(01463) 239292 Citizens Advice Bureau ...............................(01667) 456677 Nairn Museum ............................................(01667) 456791 Dalcross Airport .............................(01667) 464000/462280 Job Centre ..................................................(01667) 422500 Highland Council ........................................(01667) 458500 Victim Support ............................................(01463) 710806 Samaritans ..................................................(01463) 713456 Gas - Emergency ............................................(0800 111999 Water - Emergency ........................................08456 008855 British Red Cross Inverness ........................(01463) 231620 Crossroads ..................................................(01667) 455369 National Rail Enquiries ..................................08457 484950 If you have any suggestions for additional useful numbers please email these to us on admin@spotlighton.co.uk

AM 11.15 00.57 02.31 03.29 04.14 04.44 05.02 05.23 05.54 06.27 06.59 07.27

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PM 19.14 19.41 20.55 21.33 12.33 14.06 15.13 16.10 17.57 19.39 19.18 19.55

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