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).