Brightons news from Thursday, November 27

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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

Masonic News

Lodge Polmont No 793 held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 12 when the secretary and the treasurer presented their annual reports and accounts. At the conclusion of that business the members and visitors present witnessed RWM, Bro. John Curry and his team in an excellent rendering of the Second Degree as it is worked in Lodge Polmont. There were visiting brethren from six sister lodges present at the meeting and those visitors were given a warm welcome and asked to convey fraternal greetings on return to their own lodges. The RWM of Lodge Camelon No 1456, Bro. John Merrilees, replied on behalf of the visitors. Before closing the Lodge, Bro. Curry expressed his thanks to all who had helped and supported him during his two years as Master of the Lodge. The Festival of St Andrew will be celebrated on Friday, December 5 (tickets priced £10). This will be a good evening of friendship and excellent harmony and a good turnout of brethren and visitors is requested. All members and visiting brethren will receive a warm welcome.

Metafit Class

A metafit Falkirk class is on every Thursday in Brightons Community Hall at 8.15 p.m. All welcome, for more information call 07739 718361.

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are, Whist – 1 Rita Dawson, 2 Duncan Stuart. Dominoes - 1 Bruce Huntley, Cora Buchanan. Contact (01324) 714616.

Parish Church

Last Sunday, Rev. Murdo Campbell led the morning service and was assisted by Donald Meek who gave the youth address. This Sunday, the minister will conduct morning worship at the usual time of 11 a.m. Tonight (Thursday) theCongregational Prayer Time takes place in the small hall at 7.45 p.m. The Boys’ Brigade will be holding a Coffee Morning and Party Lite Candle sale in the Heriot Hall this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Boys’ Brigade will again be offering a Christmas card delivery service covering Brightons, Wallacestone, Rumford, Maddiston, Shieldhill, Reddingmuirhead, Redding and Polmont areas. Stamps will be on sale from the church hall vestibule on Sundays and Friday evenings from now at a cost of 25p each. The cards will be delivered over the weekend of December 13-14 so the last date for posting will be Friday, December 12. Half the proceeds of the delivery service will go to BB funds and the other half will be used to help buy food for local families in the Braes area who are finding it difficult to make ends meet at the present time. The Guild Presbyterial Council Carol Service will take place this Sunday at Larbert East Church at 3 p.m. Cars will leave the church at 2.30 p.m. Last Wednesday, the Girls’ Brigade Brigaders held a coffee evening as part of their service badge work and raised£325 for the Chest Heart and Stroke Association. Door duty this Sunday will be by Billy Rankine, Ian Lawson, Malcolm Lewis, Pat Paterson, Ian Huntley and Doug Maden. The crèche will be manned by Elspeth McCallum, Dorothy McDonald and Mary Munro.

Christmas Fayre

Parents Association of Wallacestone Primary School (PAWS) is holding its annual Christmas Fayre on Sunday (November 30) from 1.30-4.30 p.m. in the school at Braemar Gardens, Brightons, FK2 0JB. All are welcome and entry is £1 per adult, free for children and we have loads of fun things organised - Santa’s grotto, story telling, crafts, games, one of which uses a genuine 1950s Clockwork Railway, professional face painter, external stalls as well as loads more. If you’re feeling hungry we have a popcorn, chocolate fountain, teas and coffees, non-alcoholic mulled wine and cake and candy.