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NAIRN SWIMMING CLUB (NDASC) Swimmers aged 7 & up. Trained to compete and for fitness & fun. www.ndasc.co.uk NAIRN YOUTH CLUB Contact 453476 NAIRN WINE CIRCLE Home wine making. Meetings held through the year. New members welcome. Contact Rosemary on 454019 or Chris on 452000. Website: nairnwinewinecircle.org.uk ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Entertainment & dancing every weekend. Highland Hall function suite available for weddings & parties of all sizes. Call 453201 SALTIRE SOCIETY HIGHLAND BRANCH Meets Saturday mornings in Inverness for talks on a wide range of Scottish topics. St Andrews Day celebrations, Burns lunch & summer outing. Call Alan Niven on 01667 459449 or alan.niven@hotmail.com THE ACCIDENTALS Nairn’s Community Choir practices Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm at St Columba’s Church Hall, Queen Street. Sing a cappella in four-part harmony. New members welcome. Call Christine Oliver on 01667 453793 or just come along. PLEASE NOTE: Details of Clubs & Societies are published on a rotational basis.

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PASTORAL LETTER & CHURCH MEETINGS ‘School’s out for Summer!’ School holidays are upon us once again and the excitement that all the kids feel at this time of year takes me back to my own far-off school days! I didn’t know Alice Cooper’s summerholiday rock anthem at the time but the same feeling was still there: ‘No more pencils, no more books,no more teachers’ dirty looks - School’s out for summer…!’ Six weeks of holidays stretching out as far as the eye could see, limited only by the power of the imagination. Fun, play, rest, relax… anything but school! Hopes, dreams, anything, could happen over these long, lazy yearned-for weeks of non-stop sunshine, games and laughter (we hoped!) ‘School’s out for summer – school’s out for ever!’ shouted Cooper, and it felt just like that. You knew it wasn’t forever, but on the first day of the holidays who cared about details like that? It was just magic to know it was ages until you’d have to go back again, and thinking about school going back was a bridge you weren’t going to cross till you had to! Dangerously, it’s all too easy for us to take the same summer-holiday

approach to life itself, if we’re not careful or wise. Obviously there are issues to face as adults that we never had to worry about in the carefree days of childhood, but the temptation to avoid thinking about anything deep or serious is always with us. As long as the good times last, we can live in a sort of summer-holiday mode of not wanting to think too far ahead about what happens when the holidays run out. We’ve all had our Shirley Valentine moments when we fantasise that maybe the holidays can just carry on and never end, but even Shirley knew that was a bubble just waiting to pop. Because that’s what eventually happens, of course. Sooner or later, as kids, we had to face the grim truth – it’s going to be time to go back to school soon! Mum would start shopping for new school shoes, or new bits of uniform or stationery or whatever, and the endless summer days began to feel not so endless after all. They say that all good things come to an end - even the school summer holidays! In this life that’s true of course. But it’s not true in Biblical terms. In fact, God’s promise to his people is that the good

Ardersier with Petty Parish Church, Church of Scotland Sundays 10.15am. Petty Sundays 12 noon.Tel: 01667 462224. Auldearn and Dalmore Parish Church Sundays 12noon. Contact Fraser Turner (interim moderator) on 01463 794004 Cawdor Parish Church Sunday 10.15am. Contact Rev. JS Mathieson: 01667 493217. Nairn Baptist Church Nairn Community Centre. Sundays 11am. Contact the Pastor: 01667 452764 or Secretary 01667 452351 or visit www.nairnbaptistchurch.org.uk Nairn Christian Fellowship Sundays 10.30am. Wednesday 7.30pm: praise and Bible study. Contact Sandy Shaw: 01667 456492. Nairn Free Church Sundays 11am with Sunday school and crèche (Gordon St). Evening 6pm (Gordon St). Youth club for S1 up on Wednesday at 6.30pm (Rosebank Hall). Prayer and Bible study Thursday 11am or 7:30pm onalternate weeks (Gordon Street). Contact Minister Murdo MacLeod: 01667 459131. Nairn Old Parish Church 10.30am: holiday worship and crèche. Contact Rev. Alistair S. Younger on 01463 242873

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times haven’t even started yet, and that he’s preparing an everlasting, neverending paradise for those who love him and have believed in and trusted his Son, Jesus Christ – but only for them. Some others don’t want to think ahead in life, to death… and beyond it. God and his Word are either dismissed, neglected or ignored – a bridge not to be crossed till nearer the time. But when is the time? Nobody knows. It could be summer, winter, autumn, spring? Could be tomorrow, could be today? We’re not children any more, and we’re simply kidding ourselves if we think the holiday of life is never going to end. And it’s not just a new term at school that has to be faced then…‘it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the Judgment’ (Hebrews 9:27). Please don’t leave God out of your future, lest you find out he’s leaving you out of his.

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St Ninians Church Sunday services and Sunday school: 10.15am. Contact Fraser Turner (interim moderator) on 01463 794004 St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Family Eucharist on Sundays at 10.30am. Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 10.30am. conatct Rev.Canon Alison J Simpson 01667 452458 St Mary’s Catholic Church IV12 4RJ. Saturday Vigil 6pm. Sunday Mass 11.30am. Tel: 01667 453323. United Reformed Church Sunday services and Sunday School with crèche 11am. Contact Rev. Steven Manders: 01667 451443. The Pentecostal Church of God Nairn Sundays 10.30am. Contact Minister JD Grant on 01667 456088 or visit www.churchofgodnairn.org Nairn Joint Service at Nairn St Ninian's Church of Scotland. First Sunday each month at 6:30pm. If you are a member of a church not listed here and would like to be considered for inclusion or if there are any amendments to existing details, email tamsyn@spotlighton.co.uk

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PARLIAMENT BLOG & TIDE TIMES Unlike my colleagues in the Foreign Office my role in the Treasury rarely requires visits to far flung locations. So, I was fortunate to spend some time in one of Britain’s most spectacular overseas territories, Gibraltar, to welcome the commonwealth baton to their shores. In just a few days the baton will be coming to the Highlands before it makes its way to Glasgow for the 20th Commonwealth Games. Another opportunity for Scotland to showcase our tremendous athletes, the Games will also mark a coming together of nations from across the globe. That alone is something to be celebrated. Like so many parts of the world, Gibraltar witnessed some of the most damaging conflicts of the last century. Conflicts that ripped our communities apart, inflicting misery on an almost unimaginable scale. This year, we also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. It behoves us all to reflect that, by working together, Britain and countries across Europe are enjoying the longest period of peace and security in generations.

It is a real pleasure to represent the happiest city in Scotland! Recently Inverness was voted the happiest place in the land - and irrespective of how seriously we can take these findings - it is a great reputation to have for tourism - in many ways the most important sector of the economy for the North. Tourism involves us all. We are all ambassadors for Scotland. Put simply, when people have a holiday here we want to make them happy. So a cheerful local populace is a good way to start. Last month, as Tourism Minister, I had the pleasure of spreading the message of friendship in London, as a guest keynote speaker at the British Hospitality Association annual conference. I emphasised that everyone is most welcome in Scotland - as our closest friends; And that I just happened to be the parliamentary representative of the place in Scotland where the people were the happiest of all! And that is before any partaking of a dram of our national drink.

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28 saturday piping hot forres : european pipe band championships from 10am, forres grant park, forres. thousands of pipers and drummers compete to be european champions - a great family day out. for info visit www.pipinghotforres.com official opening of triratna buddhist centre highlands 10am - 3pm, academy street, inverness. all welcome. visit www.buddhistcommunityhighlands.org.uk

28 saturday - 29 sunday mundole equestrian summer show turriff show visit www.mundoleequestrian.com or call 07901 602042 garden open day scottish garden scheme : cuddy's well, clephanton, inverness iv27qs medium-sized, family-friendly, garden containing ponds, lawns herbaceous borders, fruit and vegetable plots, tree and summer house and plant stall. to raise money for charity. £3 entry fee (children free)

5 july - 2 august exhibition: myth, mystery and power - art by kay dayton, fiona graham, michael jessing and pat miller 11am - 4pm, monday to saturday at moray art centre

5 july - 2 august exhibition: myth, mystery and power - art by kay dayton, fiona graham, michael jessing and pat miller 11am - 4pm, monday - saturday at moray art centre

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until - 31 august findhorn village heritage centre and icehouse open daily 2pm - 5pm. free entry - donations welcome. special arrangements for groups. call 01309 690659 or 691823. www.findhorn-heritage.co.uk

until - 30 September bruntlands bungalow - garden open for scotland's garden scheme in aid of macmillan nurses. by arrangement only. £3 entry for adults only. please phone for further details 01343 850285

JUNE 2014 27 friday beyond presents: leo & anto @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com music nairn presents ‘inga liukaityte’ on piano 7:30pm at nairn community and arts centre. for more info visit www.musicnairn.org.uk or call 01667 455701 admin@spotlighton.co.uk

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JULY EVENTS Friday 4th .............................. Highland Hospice Fashion Show Saturday 5th........................................ Wildnight Comedy Night Thursday 17th........................... National Youth Jazz Orchestra Friday 18th ............................ Cinema Nairn – “Shell” (15) 2012 Saturday 19th..............................................Ceilidh Trail Launch with Charlie McKerron & Marc Clement Friday 25th ................................................ Astrid String Quartet Saturday 26th...........................................................Wrestlezone Professional Wrestling Show For further details, telephone 01667 453476, e-mail info@nairncc.co.uk or check out our website at www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

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9 wednesday - 12 august elgin museum activities programme 11am - 2pm at elgin museum. family craft sessions. details from the museum or visit www.elginmuseum.org.uk

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‘findhorn fare – well’: storytelling sessions with margot henderson 11am, 2pm & 3pm in findhorn’s historic icehouse as part of homecoming 2014. free admission (donations welcome).

13 sunday mundole equestrian showjumping for details visit www.mundoleequestrian.com or call 07901 602042 songs of praise 6:30pm at the piers, findhorn. led by the raf voluntary band. if possible bring your own chair. in jmi if inclement.

15 tuesday highland literary salon 7:30pm at glen mhor hotel inverness. visit www.highlandlitsalon.com

18 friday cinema nairn: ‘shell’ 7:30pm at nairn community & arts centre. visit cinemanairn.blogspot.co.uk for more information.

18 friday - 20 sunday lossiemouth folk festival the beach bar, lossiemouth. performers are encouraged to come and play for "the craic". music is played inside and outside all day and late into the night.

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JULY 2014 5 saturday boats at burghead from 12pm at burghead harbour as well as boats there will be hog roast & paella at the pier, craft making stall, fisher wives' race, face painting, live music & much more. forres highland games 12:30pm - 5:30pm, grant park, forres. massed pipe bands, tug of war, highland dancing, track events, cycling events and much more! £5 adults / £2 oap and children. for info visit www.forreshighlandgames.fsnet.co.uk wildnight comedy night at nairn community & arts centre. for times and prices call 01667 453476 or visit www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

6 sunday dallas gala day starting at 1:45pm with the parade to the gala field where there will be arena displays and side stalls, tea tent & bbq. something for all the family. more info from sue richards on 01343 890717

8 tuesday - 13 august families' object handling sessions 10am -12pm, weekly at elgin museum. handling and exploring the meaning of historical objects from different time periods. details can be found at elgin museum or visit www.elginmuseum.org.uk page 12 - July 2014

food, craft & collector's fair 10am - 4pm at the united reformed church, crescent rd, nairn. free admission. call jeannie on 07927 959613 for table bookings. highland and moray food and drink festival 11am 5pm, eden court theatre, inverness. celebrating the best of food and drink that is grown, brewed, produced, cooked, distilled and farmed in the highlands and moray. £5 / u16s go free. for tickets and info visit www.eden-court.co.uk inverness highland games from 11am northern meeting park, inverness. part of inverness summer festival. for info visit www.invernesshighlandgames.com tomintoul highland games from 11am in the public park at tomintoul. for more inforrmation visit www.tomintoulhighlandgames.co.uk

19 saturday - 26 saturday hopeman gala the 40th anniversary. a week long family event with something for everyone. for more info visit www.hopemangala.co.uk

20 sunday garden walk: poisons and potions @ brodie castle 1pm - 2pm. tickets to be purchased on the day at the meeting point in front of the castle. for more info call 0844 493 2156 or visit www.nts.org.uk

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23 wednesday - 3 august ‘cycle to the games’ challenge highland cycle ability centre, cantray. inviting individuals & groups to help complete the 296 km between here and the games in glasgow, on the track! each lap will count as a km towards the total. lots of prizes to be won! for more info visit www.highlandcyclelabiltycentre.com

Findhorn Village Heritage Centre and Ice House Discover the secrets of the sands at the Heritage Centre

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Explore the fascinating Ice House Scheduled Ancient Monument

music nairn presents ‘astrid string quartet’ 7.30pm at nairn community and arts centre. tickets at door, visit www.musicnairn.org.uk or call 01667 455701

25 friday - 27 sunday speyfest in the beautiful village of fochabers on the banks of the river spey. 3 days of concerts, ceilidhs & stomps, with some of the biggest names from the world of traditional and contemporary celtic music. visit www.speyfest.com for more info.

26 saturday nairn show 10am, kinnudie farm, auldearn. livestock exhibitions, craft fair, trade stands, show jumping and much more. for info call 01667 455214 or visit www.nairnshow.org.uk speyfest craft fair 10am - 3:30pm, speyfest marquee, fochabers. free entry. come along to browse the 80 craft tables and listen to a selection of the weekend's festival musicians.

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dufftown highland games from 11am. full programme of all light and heavy events, afternoon teas and beer tent. visit www.dufftownhighlandgames.com wrestlezone - professional wrestling show at nairn community & arts centre. for times and prices call 01667 453476 or www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

27 sunday findhorn fair 1pm - 4pm at the piers. burgers, teas, plant stall, bric a brac, raffle etc. all welcome. peter pan and the lost boys - afternoon tea with the lost boys @ brodie castle an interactive outdoor theatre adaptation of jm barrie's classic. visit www.nts.org.uk/events or call 0844 493 2156

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Nairnshire Farming Society. Nairn Show 2014 Fun for all the The Nairnshire Farming Society is holding its 216th Annual Show on Saturday the 26th of July at Kinnudie Farm Auldearn which will be presided over by the Society’s first female president, Mrs Irene Macarthur. Nairn Show will have something for everyone with an excellent food fair, good quality trade stands, a full and varied programme of afternoon entertainment and an excellent display of livestock in the cattle, sheep and horse sections which will be judged by an all female judging team. This year’s show is shaping up to be a very attractive and fun-filled day for all the family and we are hoping for a good crowd. Car parking is to be free this year whilst admission charges are held at £10 per Adult, £5 per concession and secondary school child and £1 per primary or pre-school child. Our charges are set at a level to cover the substantial set up costs associated with the show and also to enable the society to make donations to local clubs and charities. Visitors will also be treated to a varied line up of trade stands both on the field and under canvas in the Food and Craft Fairs which will offer all kinds of merchandise including local produce, fancy goods as well as the very latest cars and agricultural machinery. The Food Fair will again include cookery demonstrations throughout the day by various providers in a dedicated kitchen area.

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There will also be display of vintage tractors and machinery, a range of catering facilities and a licensed bar. There will be a visit from a group of Forss Young Farmers who will have driven from Forss with vintage tractors to raise funds for the Archie Foundation. As ever the marquee competitions will be very competitive and no doubt will produce a wonderful display of horticulture, wine, honey, baking, produce and handicrafts. Main Ring entertainment will include return visits by the Broke FMX Motor Cycle Display Team and, Nairn and District Pipe Band It will also feature a Vintage Tractor Parade, Livestock Parades and Children’s races. Highland Dancers, Forres Accordion and Fiddle Club and Nairn Pipers will entertain in a new covered food court and entertainment area. Horse Show Jumping will also take place in a separate arena from 1100. The Nairn Show website, www.nairnshow.org.uk, will be updated regularly between now and show day to give the most up to date information regarding the show. The day will be rounded off with a Marquee Dance in the Showfield from 9pm to 1am with dancing to music by The Anne Dickson Band.

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Cattle, Sheep & Horse Judging Craft Fair Trade Stands Food Fair Cookery Demonstrations Horticultural & Flower Show Baking, Produce And Handicrafts including Children’s Section Broke FMX Motor Cycle Display Team Horse & Carriage Display Nairn & District Pipe Band Traditional Music Highland Dancers Children’s Activities and Amusements Vintage Tractor Parade Show Jumping ing ‘The Anne Dickson Band’ Marquee Dance 9pm – 1am Featur£10 .00 Admission For further information contact email: secretary@nairnshow.org.uk or check out our website at www.nairnshow.org.uk ADULTS £10 s CONCESSIONS (over 65 & secondary school children) £5 s Primary & Preschool Children £1 COURTESY BUS FROM NAIRN BUS STATION (Daytime only) CAR PARK FREE


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Look and feel amazing this summer at Curves! It takes just 30 minutes, 3 times a week to see real results through a program of strength training, cardio and stretching. Burn up to 500 calories and work every major muscle group with our fun, fast and safe circuit. Call now for an appointment and discover what Curves can do for you.

ELGIN 01343 548844

Beaver Travel, 78 High Street, Forres

Also at: 2-6 South Street, Elgin‡www.beavtrav.com Beaver Travel is also a ticket agent for Eden Court Theatre, Inverness - No booking fee.

Curves Nairn, Unit 9 A1 Balmakeith Ind.Est., Nairn IV12 5QW.

01667 452737

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*Non-members only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid at participating locations. Offer valid until August 31st 2014. Š 2014 Curves International Inc.

At Broadley Garden Centre, plants are our passion!

Our Coffee Shop is open from 9.30am to 4pm

OPEN HOURS 9am to 5pm 7 days a week

We stock a wide range of plants, some home grown, but mostly sourced from the best Scottish growers of hardy plants. Broadley Garden Centre, Cawdor Road, Nairn

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Closing Date 11th July 2014

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INNES HOUSE

Weddings and Corporate Entertainment A Unique place for any Occasion It is difficult to imagine a more romantic setting for your wedding than a 17th century house set in a sheltered walled garden. However, Innes is not just a stunning venue which you and your guests will never forget, but also offers a wholly flexible programme to enable you to plan your day exactly as you would like. Every wedding is unique and tailor-made for each couple. You may hold the ceremony here in the garden or in one of the two beautiful reception rooms. After the service your guests can wander around the gardens whilst you have your photographs taken in these tranquil, romantic surroundings. The reception and dinner may be held in the East Dining Room or larger parties can be held in our marquee extension which covers a walled garden complete with a summer house for the bar and a fountain around which the tables are set. After dinner you may enjoy dancing or other entertainment and then drive away down the tree lined avenue and look back on a magnificent floodlit house. Alternatively, you and some of your guests may stay the night in one of our splendidly appointed bedrooms and leave after a leisurely breakfast the next morning.

“Many venues have a marquee in their garden, but how many have a garden in their marquee…?”

Innes House – Elgin – Moray – IV30 8NG Tel. 01343 842410 enquiries@inneshouse.co.uk – www.inneshouse.co.uk Please quote ‘SpotLight’ when making an enquiry


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Roast bronze turkey, sage and onion stuffi ng, pigs in blanket, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, turkey and port gravy

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Herb crust salmon fillet, lemon beurre blanc Roast rib of beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish and beef gravy

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