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Church The ser­vice on Sun­day at 10.30am will be con­ducted by Rev David Munro. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Gra­ham Lam­bie will be in the com­mu­nity cen­tre on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, at 7pm. WI news The meet­ings will start again on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19 at 7.30pm in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. There will be a bring and buy sale and a dis­play of many lovely crafts. Tea supplied by the com­mit­tee. New mem­bers wel­come.


Cir­cle dance group Sec­ond Thurs­day of ev­ery month in Gart­more Vil­lage Hall, 2-4pm. All the dances are taught first. Con­tact Romma Cle­ments 01877 382956/ Maria Miller 01259 220679. Church Sun­day ser­vice will be at 10am. Tea and cof­fee will be served af­ter the ser­vice. Com­mu­nity cin­ema Next movie in the sea­son is The Third Man, star­ring Or­son Welles and Joseph Cot­ton in the vil­lage hall on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6. Bar opens 7pm, cur­tains up at 8pm. Ticket price adults £4, chidl­ren un­der 16 £2. Sea­son tick­ets £20 in­cludes free en­try. Con­tact the com­mit­tee or fol­low on Face­book.


Pi­ano Dance The B Flats choir is hold­ing a dance in Kil­maronock Mil­len­nium Hall on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 to raise funds to buy a new pi­ano for re­hearsals and con­certs. The dance is from 8-11.30pm with Iain An­der­son and his Dance Band pro­vid­ing the mu­sic. Tick­ets are £8 and are avail­able from choir mem­bers and Gar­tocharn Vil­lage Shop.


Walk­ing group Thurs­days 2-2.45pm, al­ter­nate weeks be­tween Blanefield and Kil­learn. Call 07557 439111. Otago Ac­tive adults strength and bal­ance class, Tues­days 9.30-10am and 10.10-10.40am in the church hall, £2. Con­tact Ac­tive Stirling on 01786 448308. Com­mu­nity coun­cil The next meet­ing will be held on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at 8pm in the pri­mary school. All res­i­dents wel­come. Bridge Club Re­sults from Tues­day, Septem­ber 12 (Open): 1 equal David Amon and Arthur Whit­taker and Mar­garet English and Irene Hardie; 3 Joy Kirk­land and Betty Laing. Kil­learn Kirk Sun­day ser­vice takes place at 10.30am and will be led by Mr Hunter Grier, Reader from Stirling. Kirk Kids meet as nor­mal and creche avail­able. Fam­ily bingo evening Will take place on Tues­day Septem­ber 26 in Kil­learn Kirk Hall from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Bingo in aid of Kil­learn Golden Years club - adults £4, chil­dren £2. Home bak­ing and raf­fle. For tick­ets con­tact Anne O’Neill on 550605, Bob Bal­lan­tyne on 550310 or Peter Rea on 550432. Colour­ful Kil­learn AGM will take place on Tues­day Septem­ber 19 in vil­lage hall com­mit­tee room at 8pm. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Em­broi­der­ers’ Guild Stra­then­drick Em­broi­der­ers Guild will open the new sea­son on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19 with a talk at 2pm by Jean Mellin on ‘The dreaded D word or de­sign for em­broi­der­ers’. Vis­i­tors wel­come £3. AGM for mem­bers at noon. The guild meets in the Kil­learn Kirk Hall on Bal­fron Road on the third Tues­day of the month at 10am for stitch and chat, work­shops and com­mu­nity projects and mem­bers have ac­cess to a li­brary of books on embroidery. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come. You don’t need to be a skilled em­broi­derer, just be in­ter­ested and en­thu­si­as­tic. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Robert Davies will be in the pri­mary school on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at 7.30pm.


Walk in the park Led by trained vol­un­teers. Lasts 15-60 min­utes. Meet on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at Caper­cail­lie car park at 10.20am for Kin­nell cir­cuit. Con­tact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or email cathy.scott@ lochlomond-trossachs.org. Strength and bal­ance Ex­er­cise class for older adults Wed­nes­days in the Killin Ho­tel 1.30-2.30pm, fol­lowed by 10-minute walk.


Yoga and mind­ful­ness Class in the vil­lage hall Tues­days 7.158.45pm. Con­tact Gil­lian on 01877 387201 or 07738 225996.


Tod­dlers In the vil­lage hall on Thurs­days, 10.30am to noon. Cap­puc­cino Chat­ter Church House, Wed­nes­days, 10.3011.30am. Open Doors Kip­pen Her­itage Trail will ste­ward the Smiddy at the Cross and the Boat­yard to­mor­row (Satur­day) and Sun­day, Septem­ber 16 and 17. Kip­pen Church will be open on Satur­day and Sun­day from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Un­for­tu­nately it will no longer be pos­si­ble to have the talks pre­vi­ously ad­ver­tised. Old Pounds for New For four weeks there will be col­lec­tion boxes for old style pound coins in Kip­pen Church for the Church of Scot­land’s So­cial Work group, Cross­reach. The fo­cus is on the Sun­flower Gar­den Project for chil­dren af­fected by par­ents with sub­stance abuse is­sues. Please hunt out your old pounds and do­nate be­fore Oc­to­ber 15. Golf So­ci­ety The fi­nal out­ing of the year was a sin­gle round at Scotscraig Golf Club on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3 when 14 mem­bers took part. The course was well used and the greens were ex­cel­lent. The weather was over­cast all af­ter­noon with a threat of rain which never ma­te­ri­alised. The round was an in­di­vid­ual Stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion for the Ju­bilee Cup, off full so­ci­ety hand­i­caps and the re­sults were as fol­lows: 1 Carl Oli­var­ius (33 points); 2 Bill Aitchi­son (29); 3 Wil­lie Mills (28) bih than Robert Lind­say. Near­est the pin on the 13th hole for the Iain Gil­lies Tro­phy was Mark Sey­mour. Again no win­ner of the Magic Twos so monies will roll over to the first out­ing in 2018. Sweep was won by Wil­lie Mills. The win­ner of the Rail­ton Scott Memo­rial Tro­phy was fi­nalised, go­ing to the per­son with the high­est com­bined Stable­ford score to­tal over the two in­di­vid­ual rounds at both Kin­ross and Scotscarig and the re­sults were as fol­lows: 1 Carl Oli­var­ius (67 points); 2 Frank Walker (50). Bowls The fol­low­ing gained points in Mon­day’s rink game: Mau­reen MacColl, Eileen May­hew, Wil­lie Mills, Andy May­hew and George Goodall. The McLaren Tro­phy played on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3 was won by Andy May­hew with Wil­lie McLaren run­ner-up. This Sun­day sees the clos­ing of the green for the 2017 sea­son. All mem­bers wish­ing to at­tend should ar­rive promptly for a 2pm start. Church Ser­vice on Sun­day at 11.15am will be led by Rev Ellen Lar­son David­son. All are wel­come. WI news A new ses­sion be­gins next Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 in the Read­ing Room at 7.15pm when lo­cal Vet Paddy Day will speak on his work. Com­pe­ti­tion is four squares of tablet. New and present mem­bers wel­come.


Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Eve­lyn Tweed will be the vil­lage hall on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at 7pm.

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Par­ish Church Sun­day’s ser­vice is at 10am, con­ducted by Rev Scott Raby. The church is par­tic­i­pat­ing in Doors Open Days and will be open to­mor­row (Satur­day) and Sun­day from 1-5pm.


WI news Ruskie Hall was busy for the first meet­ing of the year. Pres­i­dent Anne Ar­tis ex­tended a warm wel­come to mem­bers and friends. The speaker for the evening was Ian Head­rick from Newmills, Fife who showed a film en­ti­tled “From Plough to Plate”. It started with the horse and plough, plant­ing the corn and fin­ish­ing up with oat­cakes be­ing made in a kitchen, a fas­ci­nat­ing jour­ney of how farm work has changed over the years. It evoked many mem­o­ries in the au­di­ence. Com­pe­ti­tions: Plate of potato salad - 1 Heather Mil­lar; 2 Elsie Dou­glas; 3 Liz Black. Favourite plate - 1 El­iz­a­beth Dykes; 2 Ca­tri­ona Bur­nett; 3 Liz Black. A de­li­cious sup­per was pro­vided by Jean Fer­gus­son, Al­li­son McLeod and Lorna Wyl­lie.


Mini Mak­ers Tues­day in the kirk­rooms, 9.30-10.30am. Art and cre­ative fun for 18 months-five.


Play­group For over-twos, Tues­days 9.45-11.45am, Fri­days 9.30am-noon, term time in the com­mu­nity hall. Tea’n Chat On the last Wed­nes­day of each month, 10am–1pm at the com­mu­nity hall. To have a stall con­tact He­len Myles on 01786 850608 or Belinda MacMil­lan 01786 850692. Nor­rieston Church Rev Ellen Lar­son David­son will lead wor­ship on Sun­day at 10am. All wel­come. Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing There will be a cof­fee morn­ing for Macmil­lan Can­cer Care on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29 in the church hall from 10am-noon. More in­for­ma­tion to fol­low. Big Onion The win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion held in the Lion and Uni­corn Ho­tel last Sun­day were: 1 P Mil­li­gan (4lb 3oz); 2 W Miller (3lb 68oz); 3 H Mil­li­gan (3lb 66oz).

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