Brightons news from Thursday,

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Step Forth

Why not join our walking group and meet new friends? Walk leaves the Grange Centre every Thursday at 10 a.m. We now have a new walk leader for this walk. If you would like more information call (01324) 504556/504568 or email

Friendship Plus

The next meeting to which all are welcome, takes place on Wednesday, November 19 at Brightons Parish Church from 2–4 p.m. First in the afternoon will be a short time of remembrance of the Great War in the Heriot Hall with an exhibition of photographs by David Leask and a DVD made by pupils of Laurieston Primary. John Inglis will provide musical entertainment before we have tea/coffee and cakes in the Rankine Hall. As it is a small fundraiser afternoon, entry will be by donation with an opportunity to buy at the cake and candy stall. Jean will be in touch regarding transport arrangements with further information from Jean if required on 282207.

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are, Whist – 1 Janette Duncan, 2 Hilda Cameron. Dominoes - 1 Bruce Huntley, Cora Buchanan.

Parish Church

Last Sunday, Rev. Murdo Campbell conducted the Remembrance Day service at the earlier time of 10.45 a.m. The senior sections of the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade were joined on parade by our visitors the 93rd Braes Scout Group. Charles Maden read the Tryst and representatives from the uniformed organisations and the Scouts laid wreaths. This Sunday is the start of Guild Week and members of the Guild will participate in the worship at the usual time of 11 a.m., which will be led by Elwyn Batt, one of our elders. Following the service the Guild will host a ‘Soup and Pudding Lunch’ and a stall selling unwanted new gifts and crafts in the Heriot Hall. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will go to the two projects we are supporting this year, WEvolution and Comfort Rwanda. A warm welcome is extended to everyone to attend. The Guild’s next monthly afternoon meeting is on Monday (November 17) at 2 p.m. when Tim Tunley of the Mission to Seafarers will be speaking about his work. Everyone is welcome. Tonight (Thursday) the Congregational Prayer Time takes place in the Small Hall at 7.45 p.m. The Deacons’ Court will meet on Tuesday (November 18) at 7.45 p.m. in the Rankine Hall and there will be a time for prayer prior to this meeting at 7.15 p.m. in the small hall. The Boys’ Brigade will be holding a Coffee Morning and Party Lite Candle sale in the Heriot Hall on Saturday, November 29 from 10 a.m.-noon.Door duty this Sunday will be by Moira Alexander, Gordon Scott, Malcolm Little, Margaret Scott, Jessie Wallace and Jean Meek. The crèche will be manned by Alison Cassells, Gillian Hunter and Joanne Kilpatrick.

Ladies’ Group

Brightons Ladies’ Group will on Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. in the Community Hall when the guest speaker, Gillian Niven, will talk about climbing Kilimanjaro. All ladies welcome. Admission £2.

Metafit Class

There is a metafit Falkirk class on every Thursday in Brightons Community Hall at 8.15 p.m. Come along try out a class. The workout that burns fat for up to 24 hours. All welcome, for more information call 07739 718 361.

Make It Happen

The local meeting of the Make It Happen Over 50s Forum will be held in the Grange Community Centre, Brightons on Monday from 1.30 until 3.30 p.m. The Forum is an exciting way for over 50s to get involved, discuss ideas and concerns and to have a real voice in the community. This month’s guest speaker will provide a presentation and discussion on home energy and explain the grants and help available to reduce energy costs. Please come along. Everyone, welcome and tea/coffee provided.