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Clubs and Societies BEFRIENDERS HIGHLAND Providing supported friendships with a trained volunteer for people with mental health problems. Telephone befriending for people with dementia or memory problems & their carers. Call Alan (Mental Health) or Liz (Dementia) on 01667 451444 or see their Facebook page.

CAWDOR BOWLING CLUB Fri (Club night), 7pm. Interested in taking up bowls, improving your skills or taking part in competitions? We would love to see you – new members always welcome. Check Facebook or just turn up. Call 01667 493960 www.facebook/cawdorbowling CAWDOR CURLING CLUB For further information call Dave on 404291 or 07831 760049 or email at

COMMUNITY KRAFT CLUB Alternate Thurs, 2pm - 4pm, The Lounge, MacLean Court, Albert Street, Nairn. Call 01667 453289

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FAMILY FIRST (BADENOCH, STRATHSPEY & NAIRN) Support service via home based volunteer support and or group support for families with a child under 4. For info call Lynne on 01667 452865 GEDDES W.R.I. For information please call Evelyn Cumming on 01667 404237

GIRLGUIDING NAIRN Call Jane Burns (District Commissioner) on 07962 190557 or email at

HARMONY MUSIC THERAPY SCOTLAND Individual and Group Music Therapy sessions to encourage, enable and empower all ages and abilities through interactive music experiences. Will travel to private homes, facilities and schools Call Kristen Macleod on 07770 427396.

NAIRN BRIDGE CLUB Tues (Sept- Mar), 6.45pm, Nairn Bowling Club, Albert Street, Nairn. Join us for a friendly game of Duplicate Bridge. Call David on 01667 451838

NAIRN COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD Get in touch for further information call 01667453286

NAIRN EQUESTRIAN FUN CLUB Please contact for further information call 01309 641474

NAIRN FRIENDSHIP CLUB Tues, 2pm - 4pm, Nairn Community & Arts Centre. For over 16s, retired, disabled. Bring family & friends for an afternoon of entertainment. Tea, coffee & biscuits served. Entry £3. All welcome. Entertainers & volunteers needed. Call Moira 01667 455011 or 07716 183466 NAIRN GAELIC CHOIR Gaelic and other choral music, promoting the Gaelic language. Call 01667 258829 or email at

Youth led youth street band specialising in Brazilian percussion. Regular gigs & performances. Volunteer band leaders required, new members welcome. Call Jack or Liz on 07863 736075 or email at

NAIRN LADIES CURLING CLUB Friendly club offering good fun social curling. New members welcome. Call 01667 404256

NAIRN SAILING CLUB (NSC) Friendly club offering dinghy & cruiser sailing for all levels and ages. Beginners welcome. Regular social events at our clubhouse at Nairn Harbour.

NAIRN SPEAKERS CLUB Mon (fortnightly), 7.30pm, the Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn. Gain skills and confidence when speaking in public in a friendly, supportive environment. Call Ann Nicol on 01667 453159/ 07767139964 or email at

NAIRN U3A Learning and enjoyment for retired and semi-retired people in the Nairn area. Fortnightly talks and special interest groups cater for a wide variety of interests and tastes. Part of the National Third Age Trust. Call Pauline Ross (Sec) on 01667-453537 or email at NAIRN YOUTH CLUB Nairn Community Centre. A popular Youth Club with lots of activities. For further information Call 01667 453476

NAIRNDUNBAR GOLF CLUB Golf club Events and Functions Call 01667 452741 or email at

NAIRNSHIRE FARMING SOCIETY Please get in touch for further information, especially regarding the annual Nairn Farmers Show Call 01667 452760 PENGUIN'S TUXEDO (THE) YOUTH STREET BAND Mon, 4pm – 6pm, The Seaforth Club, Nairn. Available to all young people aged 11-25yrs.

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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Entertainment & dancing every weekend. Highland Hall function suite available for weddings & parties of all sizes. Call 01667 453201

SEAFORTH CLUB Popular Private members club, welcoming guests & visitors to a warm, comfortable and friendly environment. Weekend entertainment, incl. bingo & dancing to live music. Call 01667 452509 Find us on facebook SEWING GROUP NAIRN For more information Call 01667 455012

SPEAKERS CLUB Leisure pursuit encourages & develops proficiency in public speaking. Training manual is available & new speakers follow a 10 speak programme individually evaluated. Call 01667 453373

THE ACCIDENTALS Wed, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, St Columba’s Church Hall, Queen Street. Sing a cappella in four-part harmony. New members welcome. For information call Christine Oliver on 01667 453793

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The Editor

I’m feeling a bit grumpy lately. I wonder if I can lay the blame at the door of BREXIT. Am I the only one who would just wish we could get it done and move on? It seems an age since we voted and true to form it looks like the politicians and “experts” can’t even agree on what we voted for. I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised. How often do politicians use one word when twenty will suffice!? Even though I voted remain I accepted the final decision and along with many people, I guess, would just like us to get on with it. Let us hope for common sense to prevail over party politics!

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Pastoral Leer & Church Meetings Short memories It’s striking to note that the world seems to have such a short memory these days with so much going on in life that it has forgotten the past – the constant threat of war, the atrocities we find in our history and all over the world. You would think that we would remember or at least learn from our mistakes, but we don’t. We so often remember the things that other do to us, but tend to forget the tings we do to others or how we have treated other people where we tend to forget that two wrongs do not make a right. Where there is a wee passage in the letter of St James (Jas 1. 23) which reminds us of this of what

we are exactly like, ‘a hearer of words but not doers.’ The bible is a bit like a mirror that shows us what we really look like in God’s eyes: “if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he is”. This word man is the Greek word for a male, so we’re talking about the way men tend to use mirrors. They glance just long enough to get the basics done then they’re gone. But not women, they can be so intent on knowing how they look that they carry a mirror in their handbag. They can find out any time of the day how they look. The point here

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 Rev. Thomas M Bryson on 01667 451675. Cawdor L/W Croy and Dalcross Parish Church Sunday 10.15am. Contact Rev Robert E. Brookes on 01667 493717 or Nairn Baptist Church Nairn Community Centre. Sundays 11am. Contact Rev. Dr. Philip Egglestone on 01667 452764 or Secretary on 01667 452428. Nairn Christian Fellowship Sundays 10.30am. Wednesday 7.30pm: praise and Bible study. Call Sandy Shaw on 01667 456492. Nairn Free Church Sundays 11am with Sunday school and crèche, 6pm at Gordon St, Nairn. Junior Club at 6pm, for P4P7 and Youth Club at 7pm for S1-S6. Thursdays: Tiddlywinks: Parent and Toddler group at 10am and Bible Study Prayer Meeting at 7pm. Contact the Minister, Murdo MacLeod, on 01667 459131. Nairn Old Parish Church 10.30am: Sunday School and

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What’s on, Clubs, Eating out, Trades Listings and much more... is not the difference in the way men and women use mirrors, or in its vanity, but the difference between taking a quick look at your self, or holding out in front of a mirror long enough until you have fully seen who your are in God’s eyes. In the light of today’s news, its sad that we don’t take a long enough look at ourselves in the mirror to see what we truly look like in God’s eyes. If we did, you never know, it might just make a difference. To see ourselves as God sees us? Rev. Tommy Bryson St Ninian’s Parish Church Nairn

crèche. Contact Rev. Alison Mehigan on 01667 453777 St. Ninian’s Church Sunday services & Sunday school: 10.15am. Evening service at 6.30pm on the last Sunday of the month. Contact Rev. Thomas M Bryson on 01667 451675. St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Family Eucharist on Sundays at 10.30am. Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 10.30am. Contact Rev. Dean Alison J Simpson 01667 452458 St Mary’s Catholic Church Saturday Vigil 6pm. Sunday Mass 10.30am. Contact Fr Damian Martell on 01667 456024. United Reformed Church Sunday services and Sunday School with crèche 11am. Contact John C Brown (Secretary) 01667 453373. The Pentecostal Church of God Nairn Sundays 10.30am. Contact Minister JD Grant on 01667 456088 or visit 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

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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

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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.

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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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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south indian culture: a photography exhibition by owen hope; all profits to be donated to snap (special needs action plan) 10am - 4pm weekdays, the upstairs gallery, inverness. miller & romanes inverness museum & art gallery exploring the ideas & writings of hugh miller & george romanes on paper: touring exhibition from the arts council collection inverness museum & art gallery exploring the 2,000 year history of paper

29 may - 21 july

shifted: scottish & icelandic exchange inverness museum & art gallery. five highlands & islands designers with four collaborators from iceland

28 may - 30 june

becoming bellany: a celebration of scottish artist john bellany 12pm - 4pm, victorian market, inverness. free. call 07709 285266 (to book a visit) gordon castle gardens 10am - 4pm, fochabers £2, children - free. all welcome

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blandine anderson: ceramics & paintings inspired by scottish island folklore castle gallery, inverness

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nelson tower with panoramic views over the moray firth 2pm - 4pm. exhibitions of local photographs & nelson memorabilia. entry by donation. the red ensign flying from the tower mast signifies that the tower is open! findhorn heritage centre & ice house 2pm - 5pm, 1 northshore, findhornfree. weekend opening in may & sept. daily opening in june - august. email elaine burns at

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burgie arboretum 8am - 5pm, burgie, near forres £3, children - free. all welcome logie house gardens 10am - 5pm (daily), dunphail, near forres. £2, children - free. all welcome

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the highlands supports refugees (formerly moray supports refugees) an appeal for warm clothing, toiletries, camping equipment & toys. volunteers, transport & cash donations welcome. for collection points see facebook page. year of young people/bliadhna na h-oigridh 2018 a platform for our young people (8 to 26yrs).

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opportunities to showcase lives & talents, voice opinions, etc various events all over scotland. email

May 2018 29 tuesday

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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bite & blether jointly run by dyke & district village hall & dyke church 11am - 1pm, dyke & district village hall. come & join us for a bowl of soup, cake & tea/coffee & a blether. all welcome how to start a new country: discussion with common weal inverness/inveryess2 7pm, the hub, huntly street, inverness. free

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tony christie@universal hall, findhorn 7.30pm call 01309 690110. wojtek the bear@the drouthy cobbler, elgin 9pm durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at johnny bremner sings gospel 7.30pm, rafford church. all welcome in too deep: pop punk party@tooth & claw, inverness 9.30pm jamm night@mad hatters, inverness 10pm

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gin & wine tasting, celebrity chef james martin, e fred macaulay '30 years on'@universal hall, findhorn 8pm call 01309 690110. lee cruickshank 9pm, seaforth club nairn. free performers uk 'annual junior showcase 2018' 6.30pm, eden court, inverness. saturday school members from the yellow, blue, white & green teams, junior tricks & tumble & rad ballet members gaelic youth theatre festival 2018 7pm, one touch theatre, eden court, inverness inverness abc boxing@the ironworks, inverness 7pm.

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forres scottish week various events & venues throughout the week

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elgin rotary motorfun 12pm - 5pm, cooper park, elgin. free. motorfun & family fun day. cars, bbq, picnic, attractions & entertainment. elgin show n shine 2018: part of the elgin motorfun 12pm - 5pm, cooper park, elgin 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

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scottish music old & new 7.30pm, st. laurence church, forres. £5 at door. scottish week concert featuring the nairn gaelic choir & the turodh duo (violin & clarsach - contemporary scottish). call norman thomson on 01309 676884 or email at robin abbot@the market bar, inverness 10pm

5 tuesday

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

6 wednesday

rura@universal hall, findhorn 7.30pm call 01309 690110. traditional building skills: lime mortars & harling for older builidings 7pm - 9pm, old high church, inverness. for owners & occupiers of traditional buildings or those with a general interest in historic buildings & their repairs

7 thursday

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.

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call 01667 462410 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 is the 28th of june. call kirsty windle on 01349 866631

essential. call 01261 843424 or email at sara bills & the hasbeens@the market bar, inverness 10pm, all welcome

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. durn house: fridayJune steak night with canapes upon09:22 Burgie 18.pdf 1 24/04/2018 arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking

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8 friday - 10 sunday

tmsa keith festival tbc, various venues throughout keith. traditional music, song, poetry & dance across a platform of competitions & spectator events with a farewell ceilidh on saturday night fiddler of strathspey festival grantown on spey. various event & timings.n concerts, workshops, competitions & ceilidh

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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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9 saturday - 16 sunday

inverness botany group: knapdale; residential week at auchenbeag house, tayvallich. call mary eagleson on 01349 863787.

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

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 page 20 - June 2018

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 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 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 calvin prior@the market bar, inverness 10pm

13 wednesday

the arts society speyside lecture: children as artists: how children develop in visual expression naturally & significantly 11 am - coffee & tea served from 10.15am, the williamson hall, duff avenue, elgin new members welcome/£7 for visitors. call the membership secretary on 07789 880481 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

15 friday

port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: black watch 9am - 8pm never knowing - ep launch@the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at the little kicks@mad hatters 9.30pm davy & sam cowan@the market bar, inverness 10pm, all welcome

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

16 saturday

annual duck race in aid of 1st forres scouts 12.30pm with the duck race starting at 2pm, the bridge by the

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mosset tavern. bbq, bouncy castle, tombola, etc. ducks on sale on the day or at the toun mercat port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: oriana 8am - 5pm cairngorm sportives 8am - 9.15am registration; 9am - 9.30am , cairngorm mountain centre. the event is held largely within the boundaries of the cairngorms national park. from the jam@the ironworks, inverness 7pm the isle of love@universal hall, findhorn 8pm. call 01309 690110. harvey mckay, hans bouffmyhre & alan macpherson @the ironworks, inverness 10.30pm mike samms 9pm, seaforth club, nairn. free mactavish cup final check website for details. the signal@the market bar, inverness 10pm

16 saturday - 17 sunday

keith & dufftown railway: 1940s weekend displays at both stations & entertainment on board the train. new exhibitors & re-enactors welcome. call 01340 820794. burgie horse trials 16th - 9am; 17th - 8am, burgie, near forres. all welcome. call 01343 850128 invergordon boating club dinghy regatta 16th: 1pm & 17th: 11am start, invergordon boating club, the slipway, shore road, alness. open to all dinghies & all comers

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

20 wednesday

book launch of the novel "effie's war" by philip paris 7pm, nairn bookshop 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

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 Nairn essential. The call Royal 01261British 843424Legion or email at QP June 18.pdf

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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 rant - 4/4 highland@the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. moravian orienteering: scottish junior inter-club competition; braemar - jamie stevenson trophy seaforth ceilidh band 2pm, seaforth club, nairn. free open garden & plant sale in aid of the whyte family trust (mortuary for moray) 1pm - 4pm, hawthorn cottage, dyke. all welcome. call bridget on 01309 641271 ben & emily@the market bar, inverness 10pm

Events coming up 23rd June 2018 - 8pm till late - Last Exit, Music Bash Mob - Buffet Included - Tickets ÂŁ10 (members and non members welome) 8th July 2018 - from 12.30 - BBQ - Nairn & District Pipe Band - Mickey & Minnie mouse, play your cards right, raffles etc - Child friendly garden

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18 monday

robin abbott@the market bar, inverness 10pm

18 monday - 23 saturday

moray school of art degree show timing tbc, moray school of art, elgin. moray school of art (msoa)

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cinema nairn: sing street (12a) 7.30pm, nairn community and arts centre. £5& £3 moravian orienteering saturday series: findhorn dunes; includes moray & nairn schools league 10.15am - 11.15am (registration); 10.30a, findhorn nairn & district gardening club: cromarty open gardens trail 9.30am (departure), nairn community & arts centre. call 01667 462410. decade divas 9pm, seaforth club nairn woes@tooth & claw, inverness tbc outside track@ universal hall, findhorn 8pm kent duchaine@the market bar, inverness 10pm

services 8am - 4pm, glen moray distillery. 10. 25 or 75 mile routes to choose from. call neil skene at 0345 27 12345 or email at seaforth ceilidh band 2pm, seaforth club, nairn. free

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

bite & blether jointly run by dyke & district village hall & dyke church 11am - 1pm, dyke & district village hall. come & join us for a bowl of soup, cake & tea/coffee & a blether. all welcome steve eaglesham@the market bar, inverness 10pm

23 saturday

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

eli-con in partnership with embrace elgin (elgin bid) & logan's fund 10am - 4pm, elgin town hall. tickets from website or the pop shop.elgin's very own comic, movie, media & sci-fi con. port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: brilliance of the seas 9am - 6pm car boot sale (inchberry & district community association) 8.30am - 1pm, inchberry hall, orton, fochabers. no booking required, just turn up early before 9am with a car & table. teas/coffees, soft drinks, butteries, bbq. tour of kinloss abbey 2pm & 3pm, kinloss abbey free- donations welcomed. a kinloss abbey trustee will provide an informal tour of the abbey & its grounds. call kirsteen mitcalfe on 01309 690775 or email at strawberry tea in aid of free style swimming club 2pm - 4pm, kinloss church of scotland, kinloss village. £3.50. janis thomson on 01343 850245 or email at billy ocean@inverness leisure centre call 01463 667500 kingussie bikeathon 2018 10.30am (registration from 9am), kingussie high school. adults £15; children £5 family-friendly, fun cycling event over around 25 miles of marked & marshalled roads in the cairngorms national park. glen moray sportive & bike rides in aid of ne sensory page 22 - June 2018

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

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

28 thursday

xponorth official afterparty@the ironworks, inverness 10pm, free.

29 friday

devil's queen - album launch@ the ironworks, inverness 7.30pm. durn house: friday steak night with canapes upon arrival from 6pm, durn house, portsoy. booking essential. call 01261 843424 or email at introduction to medicine & compassion with dr david shlim@universal hall, findhorn, 6.30pm.

30 saturday

piping at forres, the european pipe band championships 10am, grant park, forres. a one day extravaganza featuring bagpipes, drums, kilts and tartan galore. a spectacular family day out. call claire doughty on 07846145050 or email at port of invergordon - crusie liner list 2018 provisional v1: costa mediterranea (maiden visit) 8am - 7pm mockness 2018@the ironworks, inverness 3pm krazy g's 80s', 90s', 00s' night@the playhouse, nairn 8pm, all welcome accidentals summer concert a capella concert in 4

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part male/female voices in aid of befrienders & chernobyl children lifeline - nairn & district link 7.30pm, united reformed church, nairn. £5 at door & from members. raffle & refreshments. call cath stevenson on 01667 258512 or email at daley ok 9pm, seaforth club, nairn. fre kill ex (dubstep classics)@ tooth & claw, inverness 9.30pm,all welcome dorec-a-belle@the market bar, inverness 10pm

30 saturday - 1 july (saturday)

highland rising 1746 highland folk museum, kingussie road, newtonmore. jacobite & redcoat reenactment weekend. call 01540 673551 medicine & compassion weekend with dr david shlim 10am - 4pm gomde, hardmuir, findhorn. donations welcome. call l 0778453 1420 or email Open Forres Tree Services June 18.pdf 1 08/05/2018 10:03Every

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King Prawn, Watercress & Sesame Salad Perfect for alfresco dining, this sunny salad made with bought king prawns is easy to throw together.

For the Dressing 1 Clove Garlic 1 Knob of Ginger 1 Red Chilli 2tbsp Sesame Oil Zest and Juice of 2 Limes

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Grate the garlic and ginger, deseed and finely chop the chilli. mix all ingredients together, taste for seasoning and add more soy or honey to balance if needed.

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For plants such as Hebe spp, many of which are only borderline happy in our climate, try hard pruning those that look to have died. When I say hard pruning, I mean cut them back down to the ground! While doing this, you may


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with little buds bursting forth. If after a few more weeks you


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For those of you who battle with a mossy or weedy lawn, there are some useful things you can be doing at the

June is the month when things really start motoring in the garden. With overnight temperatures that bit higher, plus a bit of sun and rain, the plants are really are in their element. If you find that you have lost plants over the winter, do not be disheartened, it has happened to all of us – it was a tough winter! Don’t be in too much of a rush to pull things out of the ground though, there is still hope for more established shrubs that have not managed to get through the winter.

moment. Early spring is a good time for scarifying grass, basically raking some of the moss out. With the late start to the season this year, you still have time to do this. For small areas you can do this with a wire rake, and for larger areas you will be better off hiring a machine. With the grass growing properly now, I also put down a lawn feed. A little trick here though – conventional spring or summer feeds contain large amounts of nitrogen and simply make your grass grow extremely quickly. I use an autumn feed, which has all the same nutrients, but less nitrogen. The result is nice healthy grass that is not growing at a rate of knots!


I have also put a load of well-rotted horse manure down on my flowerbeds. You can also use well-rotted cow or chicken manure. You can judge whether your manure is well-rotted enough quite easily – it should not smell bad! Now anything like this is full of nitrogen, so will make your plants take off (just as lawn fertiliser does to the ‘leaves’ of grass plants). Now is the time to do this, however, as if you put down nitrogen-rich feeds on your plants later in the summer, you may end up simply creating lush foliage growth that then gets hammered by the next early frosts. But let’s not start talking about frosts yet! With a bit of luck we’ll get some nice weather this summer, and we can all reap the benefits of our hard work gardening by spending some quality time relaxing in the garden. Let’s not miss an opportunity to get the barbecue out!

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