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SpotLight Clubs and Societies

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 452345 or email pamhudson@talktalk.net BODY & CORE YOGA FITNESS Train & tone yourself fit to excellent music. Cawdor Community Centre every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Mats provided - bring water & a smile! Contact Debs tel: 07840 659358 CAWDOR HERITAGE GROUP Family and local history archive facility within Nairn Museum. Meets third Wednesday every month except Aug, Sept, Dec & Jan, at 7.30pm Cawdor Community Centre. Contact 493218 for details

CVS NAIRN An umbrella group for voluntary organisations in Nairn. It provides advice and information to groups regarding funding and establishing new groups. Contact 455234 or email ed@cvsnairn.org.uk FÈIS INBHIR NARAINN Reg. Charity No. SC038460. Running weeklay traditional music classes in guitar, fiddle, whistle, accordion, chanter, keyboard & bodhran. Any ability from age 8. Instrument hire available. Tel: 462681 or visit

www.spanglefish.com /inbhirnarainn HIGHLAND LGBT FORUM Registered charity with regular social events in Inverness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Contact 07512 231904 or visit www.gay-ness.org.uk

HIGHLAND RUSSIA CONNECTION Offers Russian language lessons, art and craft workshops, Russian dancing, educational talks, displays and exhibitions. Contact Elena Reid 456245 or email elena.k.reid@ homecall.co.uk www.highlandrussia.org.uk 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 Emma Garden via email on pinkpaddler@yahoo.co.uk www.invernesscc.org.uk INVERNESS ORIENTEERING CLUB Contact 454546 LEAGUE OF FRIENDS OF NAIRN HOSPITAL Our charity raises funds to provide extra comforts for the staff and patients at Nairn Town County Hospital and also provide much needed equipment for the hospital. Contact 452243

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MEN’S CHOIR A new choir just for men. All kinds of music. Meets fortnightly at St. John’s Church, Forres. Alternate Tuesdays 7.30pm9.30pm. No experience necessary. For more details contact Bill tel: 01309 672951 MORAY & NAIRN PONY CLUB Contact 01309 641483 or email willandjudith@btopenworld.com www.pcuk.org

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 GARDENING CLUB Meets on the second Thursday in month at Nairn Community Centre at 7.30pm. A variety of topics are covered from visiting speakers. Contact 452331 for further details NAIRN ARTS SOCIETY Our club is an organisation for anyone in Nairn and area interested in art. We meet in the Laing Hall, Fishertown and regularly have demonstrations, exhibitions and sales of art works. Groups meet daily at various times. Contact Secretary Hazel Cullen tel: 456159 Visit www.nairnarts.co.uk NAIRN CEILIDH GROUP Highland Dancers, singers in Gaelic & English, Bagpipes, Poetry, Recitations & lots more.

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NAIRN DISABLED SPORTS CLUB We cater for bowlers and athletes who have a disability. Contact 07766 952477

NAIRN LUNCHEON AND SOCIAL CLUB For 60 years and over. Every Monday & Thursday. 2 course lunch & tea/coffee £3. Bingo, raffles, bus trips, a good blether and much more. All welcome. Contact Moira tel: 455011 NAIRN PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP People with Parkinson’s, carers and family members meet on the last Wednesday of the month in Nairn Hospital, usually at 2pm. Speakers and discussion on medical matters and topics of general interest. Contact tel: 455236 NAIRN ST NINIAN BADMINTON CLUB Currently held at Nairn Academy gym hall every Thursday, September to Easter from 6pm 7.30pm. Age between 8 & 15 years. Contact 454716 or email mariadicarlo46@hotmail.com

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The Editor

As summer draws to a close, I often look forward to seeing the incredible panoply of colours brought to us by the autumn leaves. From reds to browns, yellows and greens it is a sight to behold. Americans talk of the Aspen woodlands but we have just as stunning autumn scenery along the Moray Firth Coastline. Try stopping alongside one of the many fast flowing rivers and sucking in the views. It cannot be beaten!

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SCHOOLS Auldearn Primary School ............................(01667) 452118 Cawdor Primary School ..............................(01667) 402460 Logie Primary School ..................................(01309) 611258 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

VETS Moray Coast ................................................(01667) 453161 Inshes Veterinary Clinic Inverness ..............(01463) 711777 OTHERS Police Station ..............................................(01667) 452222 Stagecoach Inverness .................................(01463) 239292 Citizens Advice Bureau ...............................(01667) 456677 Nairn Museum ............................................(01667) 456791 Dalcross Airport .............................(01667) 464000/462280 Inverness Job Centre ....................(01463) 888100/888200 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

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Skip the palavers There is always somebody who wants to go further. There is usually someone who wants what is real and lasting. In Jerusalem, there was a man who wanted what Jesus Christ could give. He had a thirst for spiritual reality. Might that be you? Are you in that situation? I’ve just been with two men who thought they had everything. Each made a million, and their families and friends appeared to make life all right, and they were fit and healthy and strong. One day, and quite independent of each other, they realised there was one dimension missing. Back in Jerusalem, Nicodemus had seen Jesus perform miracles. He realised all this was for real and he became spiritually hungry and thirsty. He was one of the top theologians, and he was supposed to have answers for everyone, but he still had a lot to learn and he humbly recognised that. He was in a prominent position and had everything all neatly worked out – then Jesus Christ came along! One night when it was dark and when

Pastoral letter and Church Meetings he thought no one would see him he came to see Jesus. At least he made the effort and had the courage to go and have a talk. They spent some time together and we overhear part of their conversation in John Chapter 3, in the New Testament. It is worth a serious read, especially if you like listening into other people’s conversations. Jesus shook and disturbed his cosy intellectual academic world. It is not nice when that happens, even though in the long run it can prove to be the best moment of our life. He wanted to get into what Jesus was in. He didn’t understand it all. That may not be all that important to begin with. It is better to be in what is right and not understand it all, than know what it is all about and not be inside! Jesus began to speak some of the most important truths in the world. Nicodemus, your world needs such a radical change, that you need to be born again. Nicodemus, unless you are born again, you will not even be able to see the Kingdom of God, never mind enter it. Nicodemus, at the moment, you are on

Ardersier with Petty Parish Church C of S, Ardersier Sundays 10.15am; Petty Sundays 12noon, tel. 462224 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 Sunday 10.15am. Contact Rev. JS Mathieson 493217 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 morning Worship,

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the outside, and you know that you are on the outside. Have you ever felt like that? Notice how Jesus skips all the palavers, and gets right to the point. Jesus could have spent time counselling and discussing and debating, but no. Jesus does not tease, nor does He mislead, nor does He waste time. It all began when Nicodemus saw and heard Jesus. Something was triggered, giving him a restless mind. An interest started to grow. Questions arose in his heart. These questions do not go away. They have got to be satisfied. This man had been around the church of the day for years and had never been satisfied. Imagine being in church circles for 5 or 25 or 45 years, and being unsure and uncertain about the most vital issue of life. Sandy Shaw Nairn C hristian Fellowship

Sunday School & Creche. Rev. Ian WF Hamilton. 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 Catholic Church IV12 4RJ, Saturday Vigil 6pm, Sunday Mass 11.30am, tel: 453323 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 1st Sunday monthly 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.

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extracts from the Draft minutes of the meeting of 28th 0f June 2011 of nairn community council

Matters Arising From Previous Minute Not OtherwiseOn Agenda Sandown Lands: c. cllr. youngson reported we are still awaiting a response from thc for a meeting with local members and Planning & Development to discuss the “Park” element of sandown. A96 / Sandown Farm Lane/Altonburn Road; still awaiting a site meeting with thc roads regarding the ‘rat run’ via sandown farm lane / altonburn road. must be waiting for the roadworks to finish so there isn’t a problem! Role of C.C.’s : a fairly lengthy discus-

sion took place regarding the role of c.c.’s, everyone felt that too much emphasis was being placed on Planning, which took up most of our time to the detriment of other community needs. c.cllr. noble expressed concern about the continued expansion with developments at Delnies; south of nairn without consideration being given to health/housing/schools/ and infrastructure. c.cllr mackie agreed but pointed out that under the current Planning law the Planning committee could only base their determinations on the application in front of them. c.cllr. noble feels we need to get a grip of the situation before it gets worse.

“ Parliament Blog ” autumn brings with it the main party conferences - traditionally a chance for mps, party members and journalists to crowd into out-of-season British seaside resorts and recall their former glories. It's nice to be by the sea - although, even at this time of year, the coast of the moray Firth strikes me as a good deal more tempting than the english Channel. politicians themselves have been a bit wary of venturing on to the beach since Neil Kinnock famously had a very close encounter of a watery kind while posing for photographs with his wife in Brighton. this year's liberal democrat event formed part of a slight trend against the seaside theme by heading inland to Birmingham. the experience of a conference is hectic - with a continuous stream of events, speeches and meetings in close succession over four or five days, often on a very wide range of different topics. But it brings a different atmosphere to Westminster and a welcome opportunity to explore and debate new ideas more freely than the day-to-day business of government sometimes allows. Within Scotland, the big party conferences often seem to be held by famous rivers rather than the seaside. With that in mind, I am very pleased that the Scottish lib dems will be returning to eden Court on the banks of the Ness next Spring. the event will bring a boost to local business and the associated media coverage can only raise the profile of the facilities which eden Court and the city have to offer. So now that Birmingham is behind us, I am looking forward to welcoming my colleagues home to the Highlands! Danny Alexander MP

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CC Committee Reports:Planning/Environment:- c. cllr. youngson gave a resume of the local Planning applications. the main one being the former convalescent home which had been changed, and we have restated our objections to these proposals as we feel they are trying to remove more trees which are under a tPo. Roads/Community; a96 traffic lights are due to be trialled soon. We will need to monitor the effect on traffic on other roads, and the effect on the a96.

the mood of the times can best be summed up in a short and plaintive poem, by richard armour, entitled “money talks.” “that money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once, It said goodbye.” that said, there are a huge number of positives and good developments taking place throughout the land – last week I attended the launch of 240 new jobs in the Oil sector, in subsea work. this week, I shall attend the Oil and Gas Conference in aberdeen, where there is continued success. Indeed, though 38 billion barrels of oil have been extracted from Scottish waters, estimates suggest there may be another 24 billion to come! One of the exciting developments in that sector is called “eOr.” this stands for enhanced oil extraction. Basically, using improved engineering solutions, a greater proportion of the oil in a given oil field can be extracted than before. a further, possible, positive development for Scotland is called Carbon capture and storage. this would sequester carbon emitted, in the North sea disused fields, and this technology may be combined with eOr – so that the injection of compressed carbon can in turn enable more oil to be extracted. the economics of this are being considered, and some of the leading experts in the world work in Scottish universities. Some say that from these policies some 13,000 jobs could be created. So there are hints of rays of sunshine amidst the clouded economic horizon, and though I am no eric morecambe, I hope that I can bring you that sunshine sometime before the end of this parliamentary session.

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SEPTEMBER until oct 31 monday pictish throne exhibition at brodie castle, during normal opening hours, on loan from the national museum of scotland, included in tour of the castle, contact brodie castle for details tel: 0844 493 2156

30 friday cinema nairn - ‘the kids are all right’ (15), 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 453476 the bevvy sisters, 8pm universal hall, findhorn, £10/£8/£6, tel: 01309 691170 craig campbell, 8pm, the loft venue, kinloss, tickets £12, tel: 01343 850111, visit www.eastgrange.co.uk

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family,tours do not include admission to the centre culloden battlefeild,tel:0844 493 2159

1 saturday

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national trust for scotland, family archaeology tour,2.30pm-3.30pm,£3 per adult,£2per child,£7per

150th anniversary of highland railway on 17th october 1861 from forres over dava towards

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OCTOBER 2011 continued perth,monday to saturday 10am to 5pm, falconer museum, tolbooth street, forres,tel: 01309 673701 or 01309 696261, ianlambyct@tiscali.co.uk,visit; www.moray.gov.uk/museums Last orders ,7.30pm, £10/£8 £6 u-16’s ,universal hall, findhorn

2 sunday - 23 sunday treebadour theatre - "oakydoak and bluebell" interactive nature marionette show. 3pm ,James Milne Institute, Findhorn, for children from 4 years, £4,visit: www.treebadour.co.uk tel: elisabeth julian 01309 691225.

3 monday - 7 friday

Dreams Exhibition:(SMHA &FF) Birchwood Highland Creative Display Exhibition of creative work from people supported by Birchwood Highland. Various locations. Free entry

5 wednesday

Creative Minds (SMHA & FF) a beautiful film about people's experiences of dementia and the importance of creativity, using puppetry, poetry and interviews. Film 30 minutes with discussion to follow. 7 8:30pm, The Greenhouse Dingwall (donations requested) nairn community and arts centre-powerpoint presenpage 16 - October 2011

tation and photo display on yuri gagarin's life to coincide with the un declared world space week, followed by the highland-russia connection charity's agm,7.30pm,tel:01667456245 or visitwww.highlandrussia.org.uk

6 thursday

from ross-shire with love: rag tag 'n' textile fashion show (SMHA & FF) www.ragtagntextile.org.uk. 7.30pm, One Touch Theatre (Eden Court), Inverness 01463 234 234, £5/£3 (Concessions)

7 friday ivan drever, 8pm, the loft venue, kinloss, tickets £10, tel: 01343 850111, visit www.eastgrange.co.ukato

Ivan Drever - The Loft Venue Friday 7th October 8pm Drever’s music is a reflection of his Orcadian heritage. Tickets £10, Tel: 01343 850111 www.eastgrange.co.uk rinpoche – everyday life and ancient wisdom 7.30pm, £10, Concessions £7.public talk at the universal hall, findhorn, info@gomdescotland.org tel: 0778 453 1420 charity evening for marie curie cancer care : moray

tel: 01309 690063

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Cinema Nairn

Visit cinemanairn.blogspot.com or contact Nairn Community Centre on 01667 453476 for details

Cinema listings October 2011 Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Vue Cinema, Inverness

Up to 6th of October In A Better World (15) The Big Picture (15) You’ve Been Trumped The Inbetweeners(15)

From Friday 30th The Debt (tbc) Abduction (tbc) Shark Night 3D (tbc) From Friday 7th Johnny English 2 (tbc) Tyrannosaur (18) The Lion King 3D (U) The Three Musketeers 3D (tbc) From Friday 14th Real Stee (12a) Footloose (tbc) Dolphine Tale 3D From Friday 21st Paranormal Activity 3 (tbc) Monte Carlo (PG) Contagion (tbc) The Help (12a) KidsAM Every Saturday & Sunday at 10.15am Tickets £1.25 / VIP Tickets £2.75 Senior Screenings Every Tuesday afternoon Tickets £3.05 / VIP Tickets £4.55

Visit www.eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 234234 for details

Moray Playhouse, Elgin

New Screenings begin on Fridays Call 01343 542680 or visit www.morayplayhouse.co.uk

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Monthly screenings of uplifting and inspiring films that inform, enlighten and entertain. For further details please visit www.highlandspiritualcinema.net or telephone 01463 237452

Includes tea/coffee & biscuits

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Portessie Public Hall

Regular films including Saturday matinees. For further details email portessiepublichall@hotmail.co.uk

Universal Hall, Findhorn

Showing films through the year Visit www.findhorn.org/uhall or call 01309 691170 for details. SpotLight on Nairn and District

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OCTOBER 2011 continued string quartet & inverness opera society, brodie castle, tel: 0844 4932156 or www.nts.org.uk/events nairn literary institute- culbin sands from prehistory to present by cathy macIver, 7.30pm, st ninian’s church hall, queen street, nairn. non-members £3. visit:www.nairnliterary.org.uk abba fever fabulous tribute,newton hotel, £29 incl three course meal,tel:01667453144, emil: reservations.newton@ohiml.com

NAIRN Nairn Community & Arts Centre

8 saturday guide dogs for the blind 80th anniversary coffee morning, 10am-12noon, st leonards church hall, forres, the usual stalls plus guide dogs merchandise hands on with history,10am-12pm, £10 adults, £7.50 concession families: £24(2 adults + kids) £20 (1 adult + kids),tel:0844 493 2159,culloden battlefeild stand by me (15) (SMHA & FF) free refreshments provided after film for post event discussion. 6 8pm, Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234 234 £4/£2 Concessions inside my head: (SMHA & FF) Creative workshop by Zenwing Puppets, half-day workshop for people to stay for as long or as short as they want (suggested donation £3: workshops are drop-in for an hour or the whole afternoon) 2 - 5pm, The Bike Shed, Grant Street, Inverness

9 sunday mundole equestrian british dressage and unaffiliated dressage PC dengie nov/open qualifier, closing date 30th september, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com paddy o’brien&band, 6.15pm-11pm, mosset tavern, gordon street,forres, tel: 01309 672981,email info@mossettavern.com arthur, 7.30pm,£14, £12 concessions, universal hall,findhorn

Your local venue for films, shows, concerts and parties. Wide range of activities for all ages.

OCTOBER EVENTS 1st Oct ..... Music Nairn presents ‘Pure Brass’ 8pm 21st Oct ............................................ Cinema Nairn ‘A Children’s Special Up’ 2009 (U) 5.30pm 28th Oct............................................ Cinema Nairn ‘Spooky Double Bill’ For further details Telephone 01667 453476, e-mail, info@nairncc.co.uk or check out our website at www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk

12 wednesday - 15 saturday

Subsist:(SMHA & FF) Excellent classic horror with a modern twist performed by Dundee company DBS Productions.' Post show discussion with actors and director/writer after every performance. 8pm, The Bike Shed, Grant Street, Inverness 01463 240 085, £5

13 thursday

10 monday - 15 saturday

Angus McPhee & Other Memories (Exhibition) Exhibition:(SMHA & FF) displaying memories from patients of Craig Dunain Hospital, 12pm - 5pm and during SMHAFF event evenings, Bishops Palace, Eden Court. Free entry

digital photography & picture framing (workshop): (SMHA & FF) express yourself through digital photography, two hands-on workshops – picture framing and digital photography.Places are free but need to be prebooked. 10am - 3pm, TAG Highland, Rowans 1&4, New Craigs, Inverness. Free / Booking required 01463 253 635

10 monday

15 saturday

hidden gifts & other films (SMHA & FF) hidden Gifts is a creative documentary that explores the mystery of art and mental illness. Two other locally-produced films will also be screened. 6pm - 9pm, Playhouse Cinema Eden Court, Inverness, Free entry. To book a seat, please contact Keith Walker highlandkeith@mhfestival.com

12 wednesday

the notebook (12A) (SMHA & FF) based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks this is a beautiful film about the power of love and of shared memories. 7:30 - 10pm, Eden Court, Inverness £4/£2 Concessions page 18 - October 2011

mundole equestrian m&n pony club dressage and show jumping, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com hapis dvd & silent auction:(SMHA & FF) silent auction, showing of HAPIS (Highland Antenatal & Postnatal Illness Support) DVD and short DVD on fathers’ support. Donations to auction gratefully received. visit hapis.org.uk. 7pm, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. £5 - Includes glass of wine and entry to auction, Tickets from Anne Simpson: 01463 233 378 / 07594644768

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16 sunday mundole equestrian show jumping PC dengie qualifier, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com the edge of dreaming:(SMHA & FF) free refreshments provided after film for post event discussion. 4:30 - 7pm, Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234 234 £4/£2 Concessions

18 tuesday

tel: 01343 850111, visit www.eastgrange.co.uk halloween event, children’s activities and scary walk in grounds, brodie castle, tel: 0844 4932156 or www.nts.org.uk/events an audience with jonathan miller,8pm,strathpeffer pavilion tickets £16,£15,£6, on-line at booth scotland and ticketweb, visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org the hunted,7pm,£6/£5 / £4 u-16’s,universal hall,findhorn

fiddlers bid 7.30pm, £14/£12,universal hall,findhorn Six and a Tanner:(SMHA & FF) based on a true story, starring David Hayman and written and produced by Rony Bridges. 7:30 - 9:30pmGlenurquart Public Hall, Blairbeg, Drumnadrochit £12 / £10 Concessions, www.booklochness.com

30 sunday

19 wednesday

halloween tour of castle, brodie castle, tel: 0844 4932156 or www.nts.org.uk/events

the dykeenies at the ironworks, 7.30pm, £7, tel: 0871 789 4173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com how the koala learnt to hug,7pm,£6/£5 ,£4 u16’s,concessions, universal hall,findhorn

20 thursday to 25 tuesday western front association - branch battlefield tour to the somme, arras and ypres, contact derek bird tel: 01343 870562, email chairman.wfasnb@virgin.net or visit www.wfascotlandnorth.org.uk

20 thursday

Six and a Tanner:(SMHA & FF) based on a true story, starring David Hayman and written and produced by Rony Bridges. 7:30 - 9:30pm, Strathpeffer Pavillion,£12 / £10 Concessions, www.strathpefferpavilion.org 08444 77 1000

21 friday nairn literary institute – tales from culloden by hugh allison, 7.30pm, st ninian’s church hall, queen street, nairn. non-members £3. visit: www.nairnliterary.org.uk cinema nairn childrens special - ‘up’ (u), 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 453476

22 saturday and 23 sunday mundole equestrian m&n pony club 2 day rally, contact 07901 602042 or visit the website www.mundoleequestrian.com

22 saturday green drive hall quiz night - 7.30 p.m, £10 per team (max. 4 per team) £50 prize. tea/coffee included or byob.

28 friday cinema nairn fans poll - spooky double bill, 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 453476 doug scott lecture -"big wall" adventures ,cost £15 , £12 (conc) available now from the phoenix store, indhorn; 01309 690110 or online at www.nilupul.org universal hall,findhorn

29 saturday des horsfall’s kuschty rye, 8pm, the loft venue, kinloss, ‘pass-the-hat’ gig suggested £5 donation,

Nairn Children's Art Club - Art and craft workshops 2pm-4pm,Junior World, Nairn,Ages 4-14, £4 per child Matthewebonthomas@yahoo.co.uk

31 monday NOVEMBER 2011 in brief 5 saturday exclusively highlands christmas fair 10am-4pm,strathpeffer pavilion. 6 sunday mundole equestrian british dressage and unaffiliated dressage pc dengie nov/open qualifier, closing date 28th october, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com 12 saturday mundole equestrian m&n pony club rally, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com 13 sunday mundole equestrian show jumping PC dengie qualifier, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com 14 monday cinema nairn seniors special- ‘arsenic and old lace’ (pg) with subtitles, 2pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 453476 19 saturday mundole equestrian m&n pony club dressage & showjumping, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com western front association - members’ forum, 2.30pm, the gallery, elgin library, contact derek bird tel: 01343 870562, email chairman.wfasnb@virgin.net or visit www.wfascotlandnorth.org.uk 20 sunday mundole equestrian unaffiliated dressage pc dengie nov/open qualifier, closing date 11th november, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com 25 friday cinema nairn - ‘the wildest dream’ (pg), 7.30pm, nairn community & arts centre, tel: 453476 26 saturday-28 sunday brodie castle victorian craft fair 10.00 am - 4.00 pm admission £3, children free,visit: www.exclusivelyhighlands.co.uk 27 sunday mundole equestrian show jumping PC dengie qualifier, contact 07901 602042 or visit www.mundoleequestrian.com Nairn Children's Art Club - Art and craft workshops 2pm-4pm,Junior World, Nairn,Ages 4-14, £4 per child Matthewebonthomas@yah


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recipe

Chef’s Confidential As the nights draw in there is a sense that winter is on the way and without being alarmist I thought I would talk about whisky and food this month, in particular sharing with you my recipe for Whisky Christmas Cake. This is a real family favourite during the festive period and now is the best time to make it and let it mature over the coming weeks. Whilst I am not one for putting the best single malts into the cake it is worth using a really good blended whisky that is full of character and flavour. My favourite for this recipe is Chivas Regal 12 year old, it has a lovely fruity and toffee aroma and when steeping the fruit in it brings out the most amazing flavours. Any good blended whisky can be used.

Whisky Christmas Cake Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan oven) Gas Mark 3 Dried Fruit

350g

Ready to eat prunes

150g

Grated lemon rind and juice

1 lemon

Chivas Regal

150ml

Whisky Liqueur

30ml

Softened butter

225g

Ground Almonds

50g

Muscovado Sugar

225g

Large eggs

3

Wholemeal Self raising flour

225g

Mixed Spice

1.5 tsp

Cinnamon

1 tsp

Method 1. Soak the dried fruit, prunes and grated lemon rind in a bowl with the whisky and whisky liqueur. Soak at least overnight but preferably longer. 2. Grease and line the base and sides of an 20.5com round cake tine, with a removeable base. Use a double thickness of baking parchment. Wrap a double thickness of brown parcel paper around the outside of the tin and secure with string. 3. Using an electric hand mixer beat together the soft butter and sugar. Add the eggs a little at a time and continue beating until smooth. Mix the flour and spices together and using a large metal spoon add gradually to the egg and butter mixture. Finally add the ground almonds. 4. Place half the soaked fruit into a food processor and pulse to a puree. Add this and the rest of the fruit to the rest of the mix and combine well. 5. Spoon into the cake tin and place in the oven on a centre shelf, for 2 .25 to 2.75 hours. 6. Remove from the oven after the minimum cooking time and test using a skewer to see if cooked. The skewer should come out clean. If it doesn't place back in the oven and check after a further 15-20mins. If the cake starts to look quite dark on the top, cover with brown paper with a whole cut in the middle to prevent it getting too discoloured. 7. When cooked, allow the cake to cool in the tin before removing the lining paper. If storing for Christmas then leave the lining paper on, cover with foil and finally cling film and store in a cool dry cupboard until you are ready to decorate.

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Seeing is Believing How do people with very little sight do things like play the

Day Three:

Harp. Fiona Kyle has been visually impaired since birth, but

Today I’m delivering a workshop to a group of older people in

this has not prevented her from running a small business

a sheltered housing complex. Once again, I have to find

that provides her with an income. However, playing the

someone to drive me as not all the care homes are easy to

Harp is just one aspect when it comes to running a

access via public transport.

business and the different challenges it brings for

The workshops are part of my “Harping Back” series. A chance

someone with severe sight loss are many. With the aim of

for people to chat informally and listen to their favourite

being an inspiration to anybody experiencing a

Scottish Traditional tunes played on the Harp. Following each

temporary or permanent disability we have asked Fiona

tune residents are invited to reminisce about past events in

to give us an insight into what she actually does from one

their lives.

day to the next.

workshops, providing a great icebreaker at moments where

The following is therefore a sample of what her typical day

discussion is not forthcoming.

My Guide Dog Gerri is a great asset to these

might involve: Day Four: Day One:

Today, I’m at home, catching up with admin tasks. I have

My day can start as early as 6.30 AM, with a full-day in the

specialist software on my computer which talks back any

recording studio. Thanks to a music project in Aberdeen

information from emails, word documents or the internet. I also

I’ve been able to fulfil a life-long ambition of recording a

have a Braille notetaker which is the equivalent to a sighted

CD comprising of an eclectic mix of traditional, modern

person’s pen and paper!! It allows me to take notes quickly

and self-written pieces.

and is useful for storing set lists and booking information Etc. I

A Taxi ride normally takes me, my Guide Dog Gerri and my

also have a volunteer Admin Assistant who reads out any

Harp Ailish to the train station at about 8 A.M and I’m met

printed material sent through the post and proofreads and

at the station by my sound engineer Kev. The railway staff

formats documents on the computer so that they are accurate

are fantastic, helping to carry my Harp and stool on and

before being emailed or sent out.

off the train. As you can see from my diary my work is varied and enjoyable. Day Two:

However, if Inspirational Harping is to progress I really need

Today I’m off to a Wedding ceremony. Choosing clothes

adequate transport arrangements to ensure that I can travel

for a wedding can be challanging, making sure I’m

within Moray and beyond.

wearing the right colours and jewellery to match. To do

So, if anyone is interested in helping Fiona out on a voluntary

this I would normally ask a friend to help or use outfits that

basis and you live close to Elgin then please get in touch with

I have committed to memory from their feel. This

her direct.

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DON’T GET THE WRONG IDEA! Men have many strange, un-scriptural ideas about what it takes to be forgiven and be at peace with God. WHO TOLD YOU THAT...all you have to do is live a good life and God will then accept you? Does God say that your best is good enough for you to be acceptable to Him? God’s viewpoint is “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10. Why is this true? God states, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. God cannot accept you because you have already sinned. WHO TOLD YOU THAT... being a member of a church would get you into Heaven? To get into Heaven God must deal with your sin problem. Joining a church will not save you. You need forgiveness and cleansing so that God can associate with you. This change is a spiritual birth where God causes a brandnew spiritual nature to live in you. The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthians 5:17. To be forgiven and associate with God you need to be born again. “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.

WHO TOLD YOU THAT.... obeying God’s law will save you? It is too late. God’s Word states, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2: 10. Every one of us has broken at least one of God’s laws. WHO TOLD YOU THAT... loving every one has anything to do with being saved? This is commendable, however we are separated from God because of our sin nature. Even a sinful person can be loving, however he is stiIl sinful until God removes the stain in Christ.

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