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Walk in the park Led by trained vol­un­teers. Lasts 15-60 min­utes. Next walk Mon­day, Novem­ber 12. Meet at Woollen Mill car park 10.20am for Lochan Spling walk (car share). Con­tact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or email cathy.scott@lochlomondtrossachs.org. Strength and bal­ance For older adults, Mon­days in the Forth Inn 12.15-1pm, fol­lowed by 10-minute walk. Yoga and mind­ful­ness Classes in Me­mo­rial Hall, Mon­days 7.30-9pm. Scot­tish coun­try danc­ing Classes are held on Wed­nes­days in the Me­mo­rial Hall from 7.30-9.30pm. For more de­tails tele­phone Al­lan at 01877 385236. Con­cert The Voskre­senije Choir of St Peters­burg (St Peters­burg Res­ur­rec­tion Choir) wil per­form at St Mary’s Epis­co­pal Church on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18, at 3pm. The reper­toire in­cludes Rus­sian sa­cred mu­sic as well as folk mu­sic and ar­range­ments of Burns songs by John McIn­tosh. The choir has recorded sev­eral CDs. Par­ish Church The Re­mem­brance ser­vice is a joint one with St Mary’s. As­sem­ble at the War Me­mo­rial at 10.50am for a short act of Re­mem­brance at 10.55am, led by Mr Mark Sey­mour from St Mary’s. Sun­day wor­ship fol­lows in church at 11.15am led by Rev Dr Va­lerie Allen. The board and ses­sion will meet on Tues­day. The church Christ­mas fete is on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24. St Mary’s Scot­tish Epis­co­pal Church Joint ser­vice with Aber­foyle Par­ish Church on Re­mem­brance Sun­day (see above). There are no ser­vices in St Mary’s that day. Shop­ping night On Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, at 7pm there will be a shop­ping night in aid of Trossachs Search and Res­cue at the Forth Inn. This will in­clude a raf­fle and plenty of stalls. There will also be cakes, jams and jew­ellery.


Adult fit­ness Dance-based ex­er­cises and rou­tines now on Tues­days from 7-8pm in Bal­fron Cam­pus stu­dio. Take a mat, cost £5.50. Con­tact Yasmin on 07979 856837 or email yasmin@throthe­grapevine.co.uk. Christ­mas fayre West Stir­ling­shire Friends of Strath­car­ron Hospice are hold­ing their Christ­mas fayre to­mor­row from 10am-2.30pm in the McLin­tock Hall. There will be stalls, raf­fle, tombola and tea/cof­fees in­cluded in the £2.50 ad­mis­sion. Stra­then­drick Film So­ci­ety The film screen­ing tonight in Bal­fron High School The­atre at 7.30pm is ‘Mis­sis­sippi Burn­ing’, star­ring Gene Hack­man and Wil­liam Dafoe. Free pop­corn. SWI The next meet­ing is on Mon­day at 7.30pm in the McLin­tock Hall. The speaker will be Janet If­fla on ‘Christ­mas Ar­range­ments When Flow­ers Are Few’. Com­pe­ti­tions are a long-last­ing liv­ing ar­range­ment and favourite ar­ti­fi­cial flow­ers. Par­ish church The act of Re­mem­brance at the War Me­mo­rial on Sun­day will start at 10.45am, fol­lowed by the united Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice at 11.15am in the church, which will be led by Rev Si­grid Marten. Pop­pies are avail­able from McFar­lanes, the li­brary and the Co-op. Tea/cof­fee will be avail­able af­ter the ser­vice in the church rooms. Lunch club meets on Thurs­days from noon. fit­ness classes on Wed­nes­days from 10-11am in Ed­mon­stone Hall. Cost £5.50. Con­tact Yasmin on 07979 856837 or email yasmin@ throthe­grapevine.co.uk. SWI On Thurs­day Jen­nifer Caruthers will show how to do in­ter­est­ing things with books. The meet­ing is at 7.30pm in Braco Hall. Raf­fle and re­fresh­ments.


Yoga Classes in the vil­lage hall on Wed­nes­days, 9.30-10.30am. Dancer­cise Classes for over 50s in Buch­lyvie Vil­lage Hall on Tues­days at 10am. Cost £5.50. Con­tact Yasmin on 07979 856837 or email yasmin@ throthe­grapevine.co.uk. Bi­ble talks Held on Sun­days at 6pm in the vil­lage hall. Otago Class in the church hall ev­ery Tues­day from 11.30am-noon. Con­tact Christina Feaks on 01786 273555. Bridge Group meets on Tues­days at 2pm in the ses­sion room of Buch­lyvie Church. Shoe­boxes . Filled boxes should be taken to Mar­garet Sparkes at 6 Cul­bowie Cres­cent or the church by Novem­ber 11. Hal­lowe’en party The party or­gan­ised by Buch­lyvie Chil­dren and Old Folks Com­mit­tee was a suc­cess. Fancy dress win­ners: Girls (pre-school to P3) - fun­ni­est: Cruella (Karis Suther­land; most orig­i­nal: Peb­bles (Laila Orr); most top­i­cal: Pink Ladies (Ava and Mia Pirie). Boys (pre-school to P3) - fun­ni­est: Baby Shark (Austyn Mar­shall); most orig­i­nal: Lit­tle Stinker Skunk (Christo­pher Walker); most top­i­cal: Bam Bam (Lo­gan Orr). Girls (P4-P7 and S1-S3) fun­ni­est: Dead Bal­let Dancer (So­phie Kirk­wood); most orig­i­nal: Twins from The Shin­ing (Ma­cay Fitz­patrick and Jenna Mar­ley); most top­i­cal: Rain Cloud (Ellen Braid). Boys (P4 -P7 and S1-S3) - fun­ni­est: Danny from Grease (Olly Pirie); most orig­i­nal: Luke Sky­walker (Ge­orge Thom­son); most top­i­cal: Sans (An­drew Flynn). Best matched - 1 Bam Bam and Peb­bles (Lo­gan and Laila Orr); Twins from The Shin­ing (Ma­cay Fitz­patrick and Jenna Mar­ley); 3 Nun and Fallen An­gel (Kayla and Keira May­hew). SWI The next meet­ing will be in the vil­lage hall on Tues­day at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Re­becca McEwan, who will talk about di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion on Arn­prior Farm. Com­pe­ti­tions are some­thing new from some­thing old and a recipe us­ing pump­kin. Hostesses will be the bowl­ing team. Mem­bers should take their own cup and a small raf­fle prize.

Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice is at 10.45am, fol­lowed by lay­ing wreaths at the War Me­mo­rial in An­caster Square at noon. Time for Si­lence is at 8pm in Callander Kirk. Teapot Cafe is open in the kirk hall li­brary on Wed­nes­days from 10.30am to noon. The next Guild meet­ing is in the hall on Thurs­day at 2pm. The speaker will be Doug Scott from Scot­land’s Char­ity Air Am­bu­lance. Messy Church In St An­drew’s Church Hall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, from 10.30am-12.30pm. Christ­mas Fair The kirk’s Christ­mas fair is on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, from 10.30am un­til 12.30pm. Tea/cof­fee, scones and mince pies on of­fer.


Bruce Me­mo­rial Church Cam­bus­bar­ron will join in the na­tion­wide day of com­mem­o­ra­tive events mark­ing the cen­te­nary of the end of World War One. At 6am piper Ste­wart Mar­shall will play a lament. Church will be­gin at 10.45am and lo­cals will gather at the war me­mo­rial at noon. At 6.55pm there will be a fur­ther Act of Re­mem­brance at the War Me­mo­rial, in­clud­ing light­ing can­dles and ring­ing the church bells. Rock Solid Youth Club P4-7 meets tonight from 6.30-8pm in the church hall.

Coun­cil­lor Martin Earl will be in the Muir Hall, Doune, on Mon­day at 7pm. Line danc­ing The Western Sun­set Line Danc­ing Group meets in Doune Cas­tle Bowl­ing Club on Tues­days from 7.30-9.30pm. Health cen­tre Adult flu drop-in clinic on Thurs­day from 1.30- 4pm. This is for Doune Health Cen­tre pa­tients who are 65 and over or in an at-risk group.


Walk in the park Led by trained vol­un­teers. Meet out­side the Win­nock Ho­tel, Thurs­days at 10.20am. Email fran.crum­ley@lochlomondtrossachs.org for more de­tails. Church On Sun­day at 11.30am there will be a spe­cial Re­mem­brance Ser­vice, joined by the uni­formed or­gan­i­sa­tions. Af­ter the ser­vice there is a pa­rade to the War Me­mo­rial for a short ser­vice and lay­ing wreaths. Re­tir­ing col­lec­tion for Ersk­ine. Bridge Re­sults from Novem­ber 1: NS 1 Joan Duff and Mau­reen McKe­and; 2 Irene Hardie and Jean Aitken; 3 Gill Cameron and Tr­ish Dun­can. EW 1 Bar­bara Ross and Mar­garet English; 2 Jane and Lawrence Craw­ford; 3 Carol Jones and Flora Hunter.


Kirk Re­mem­brance Ser­vice on Sun­day will be at 10.45am, led by reader Mr Alas­tair McPher­son of Dunblane. In the evening there will be a short ser­vice at 7pm, along with churches around Bri­tain.

Ex­er­cise class for older adults in the Killin Ho­tel from 1.30-2.30pm each Wed­nes­day, fol­lowed by 10-minute walk. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Eve­lyn Tweed will be in the pri­mary school on Tues­day at 7pm.


Otago The ex­er­cise class is on ev­ery Mon­day from 9.45-10.15am in the church hall. Con­tact Christina Feaks on 01786 273555. Cap­puc­cino Chat­ter On Wed­nes­days from 10.30-11.30am in the church house. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Robert Davies will be in the Read­ing Room on Tues­day at 6.45pm. Cancer whist A meet­ing of the Dr Rail­ton Scott Me­mo­rial Com­mit­tee takes place in the Read­ing Room on Mon­day at 8pm to ar­range the 2019 event. Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing can at­tend. Sara Prince, The Drum, is the 2019 chair­man. Christ­mas cards can be ob­tained from Mar­garet Di­a­mond on 01786 870429 and di­aries are avail­able from McNi­coll’s Store. Re­mem­brance Sun­day Piper Mur­ray O’May will mark the an­niver­sary of the end of World War One by play­ing ‘When The Bat­tle’s O’er’ at Kip­pen Cross at 6am on Sun­day. The ser­vice of Re­mem­brance and wreath lay­ing will take place at the War Me­mo­rial at 10.50am, fol­lowed by the ser­vice in the church at 11.15am. Both will be led by the Rev Ellen Lar­son David­son. Guild Next meet­ing will take place

Ram­blers Stir­ling Ram­bling Club were wel­comed to Dal­meny House near South Queens­ferry by Lady Rose­bery

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