Shieldhill news from Thursday, June 12

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Big Fit Walk

A Big Fit Walk will be held on Saturday, June 14 starting at Shieldhill Community Wing, Main Street, Shieldhill. Doors open at 11 a.m., walk will leave from the Wing at noon. Refreshments and home baking available at the Community Wing. Come along, you will be made very welcome. For further information contact the Community Wing on (01324) 508546.

Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev. Louise McClements, assisted by Mrs Amanda MacQuarrie, when the Sacrament of Holy Communion was celebrated. In the evening a service of reflective worship was led by Amanda which was well attended. Worship this Sunday will take place at the usual time of 10 a.m. The banner/craft group meets on Fridays at 2 pm in the church hall. Sunday morning services are recorded and a CD is available for anyone who is housebound or unable to attend church. The church magazine, photo gallery and other church information are available at www.bsandm-church.org.uk.

Gospel Hall

Timeout-14, the monthly Friday programme for boys and girls, is on holiday. The Christian gospel will be preached on Sunday at 3.30 p.m. (note time). All are invited to come and hear this important message. The Mums and Tots will resume on Wednesday mornings at 9.30 a.m., with play facilities free and tea and coffee available. Everyone is free to come and go as they please. For further information contact Anna Marshall at (01324) 333329. For all other information for transport etc, contact Roy Marshall at (01324) 713835.

Community Council

Shieldhill & California Community Council’s next meeting will be held in the Community wing, next to Shieldhill Primary School on Thursday, June 26 at 7.30 p.m. A presentation will take place for plans being developed to improve the West End Park in Shieldhill. Central Scotland Green Network Trust have been asked by the Shieldhill Youth Community Hall Project to help create an area of green space for all to enjoy. They are keen to share some of the ideas generated to date and hear peoples’ views on how the site can best be improved to make a park that is enjoyed, valued and cared for. There will also be a short presentation by an MSc Student from Herriot-Watt University conducting research into public attitudes towards marine conservation.