Brightons news from Thursday, June 11

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Step Forth

Walk leaves the Grange centre today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. We now have a new walk leader for this walk. For more information call (01324) 504556 or email

Whist Results

This week’s winners of Brightons Whist & Dominoes are - Whist: 1 May McInally, 2 Duncan Stuart. Dominoes: 1 Bruce Huntley, 2 Janet Gillespie. New members welcome, call (01324) 714616.

Summer Playscheme

A summer playscheme will be held for two weeks in the school holidays for children aged five to 12 years. Dates are Monday–Thursday, July 13-16 and Monday-Thursday, July 20-23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The costs are £4 per session for members or £6 per session for non-members. Memberships can be purchased for £3 from the centre. All children are required to bring a packed lunch. If booking in advance full payment must be made at time of booking. Lots of great activities for the children to enjoy. To book a place please come into the centre and complete a booking form. Limited spaces available and will be allocated on a first come basis. For further information contact the Grange Centre on (01324) 503830.

Parish Church

Last Sunday elders Elwyn Batt led the worship assisted by Liz McKellar, Ann McFarlane and Pat Paterson. The Praise Group sang African Psalm and King of Kings. Jean Meek and Darren Jalland led the prayers and the scripture readings were by Sandra Anderson and Alan Macfarlane. During the service our thoughts and prayers were with the Heriot family, in particular daughter Heather and son Crawford following the passing of Rev. Charles Heriot who was minister in Brightons for almost 30 years, and also Gillian McMillan and the family on the passing of her father-in-law and Catherine and David McIntosh and the families on the loss of Catherine’s sister. This Sunday, the minister will conduct the service at 11 a.m. In the evening the fellowship groups will lead our monthly evening service at 6.30 p.m. This is the last evening service until September. The Sunday School fun day and BBQ will take place this Saturday from 11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the church grounds. This invitation is extended to the family and friends of our Sunday School children and to the congregation. The next meeting of the Science and Faith will be on Sunday, June 14 in the Rankine Hall at 7 p.m. and the title is ‘Science and Ethics - interfering with Nature’. Helena Glass’s world challenge coffee morning last Saturday raised just over £1000 and she thanks everyone who supported her in any way at this event. Door duty this Sunday will be by Karen Fulton, Irene Cameron, Heather O’Neill, Robert Wilson, Norma Thompson and Keith Wansbrough. On crèche duty will be Gillian Beaton, Lorraine Campbell and Linzi Matheson.

Metafit Falkirk

A class is on every Thursday at 8.15 p.m. in Brightons Community Hall. Tone muscle, boost metabolism and burn fat. For more information call 07739718361.

Over-50s Group

Make It Happen Forum - The local meeting of the Make It Happen Braes Forum for over-50s will be held in the Grange Community Centre, Brightons on Monday,June 15 from 1.30-3.30 p.m. The Forum is a great way for over-50s to get involved, discuss ideas and concerns and to have a real voice in your community. This week we will have a presentation on ‘How to become a dementia friend’. Please come along and you’ll receive a warm welcome. The group is free to join. Tea/coffee provided.