Brightons news from Thursday, October 2

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Step Forth

Like to walk but not on your own? Want to get fit but don’t know where to start? Why not join this walking group and meet new friends. Walk leaves the Grange Centre every Thursday at 10 a.m. There is a new walk leader for this walk. If you would like more information call (01324) 504556/504568 or email

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are: Whist – 1 Isabel Bennie, 2 Helen Forde. Dominoes - 1 Bruce Huntley, 2 Margaret Hunter.

Parish Church

Last Sunday the minister conducted the annual dedication service for the uniformed organisations and the Sunday Schools, Triple S, Flaim and Wait for It at 11 a.m. The uniformed organisations were on parade. During the service there were certificate presentations to Girls’ Brigade Brigaders, Charlotte Downs and Megan Frew - Brigaders Brooch and in the Boys’ Brigade Queen’s Badge certificates to Ross Binnie, Ross Callahan, Samuel Elliott, Alistair McKay and Cory Strang. All these awards were confirmed after the end of the last session. Well done to you all. The Scripture Lessons were read by Megan Heggie from Wait for It and Helen McLeod, an officer in the Boys’ Brigade Junior Section. Samuel Elliott (Boys’ Brigade) and Rachel Macleod and Louise Williamson (Girls’ Brigade - Brigaders) led the prayers. Megan Frew and Alistair McKay gave the Children’s and Youth Address, a brief insight with a few slides on their ‘World Challenge’ visit to Cambodia in July. They were members of the Braes High School party accompanied by staff that undertook this trip. This Sunday the minister will conduct worship at 11 a.m. The monthly evening service takes place this Sunday at 6.30 p.m. and will be led by the minister. Tonight (Thursday) the Congregational Prayer Time takes place in the Small Hall at 7.45 p.m. Door duty this Sunday will be by Robert Callahan, Jean Callahan, Andrew Fulton, Graham Bell, Elwyn Batt and Andrew Gillespie. The crèche will be manned by Gillian Beaton, Elspeth McCallum and Lesley Mann. Kilpatrick and Nancy Lees. Coffee Morning: Sandra Blair and Shirley Jenkins would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all who supported the MacMillan Coffee Morning last Saturday. To everyone who provided baking, served teas and coffees and served on the cake and candy stall. A big ‘thank you’ also to the Boys’ Brigade who provided a car wash service. The fantastic sum of £825 was raised for this worthwhile cause.

Ladies’ Group

Brightons Ladies’ Group will meet on Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. in the Community Centre when the guest speaker will be an optician from Smart Specs in Alloa. All ladies welcome. Admission £2.

School 50th

Wallacestone Primary School is celebrating its 50th year on the current site. On Friday, October 10 they invite you to an exhibition in the school hall from 10a.m.-noon. Tea and coffee will be served. The school is looking for items for this exhibition - old school photographs, jotters and old school memories. These can be handed into the school office. Items will be returned. These should be clearly labeled with name and contact details. Further information is available at or contact the school office on (01324) 506760.

Masonic News

There was a large turnout of brethren at Lodge Polmont No 793 on September 24 to witness RWM John Curry and his team carry out a fine working of the Second Degree. There were visitors from some 13 sister lodges present and they were asked to convey fraternal greetings from Lodge Polmont to their own respective lodges. Past Master Les Wilson of Lodge Camelon No 1456 made an appropriate reply on behalf of the visitors. On Friday, September 19 members of Lodge Polmont and Lodge Zetland enjoyed an entertaining games night and on the previous Saturday, Past Master Alan Campbell led a team from the Lodge to play in a 5-a-side tournament in Stonehouse, organised by Lodge Union No 244. The next regular meeting of the Lodge will be held on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. when the business will be minutes, accounts and a First Degree by the WSW. A warm invitation is extended to all qualified brethren and visitors.

Grange Groups

Weekly times for groups which meet at the Grange Centre in Redding Road are as follows: Monday-Friday, Playgroup, 9.15 – 11.30 a.m. and Grange After School Project, 3 – 6 p.m. Monday, Parent & Babies 10 – 11.30 a.m.; Ladies Badminton, 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.; Youth Club P6-P7, 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.; Table Tennis Club, 7 – 10 p.m. Tuesday, Over Fifties Table Tennis 10 a.m. – noon; Rainbow Guides, 6.15 – 7.15 p.m.; Metafit, 6.15 – 6.45 p.m.; Youth Club, S1-S2, 6.30 - 9.30 p.m. Wednesday, Quilting Group, 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.; Youth Club, P3-P5, 6.30-8 p.m.; Denny Speakers Club (fortnightly), 7.30–9.45 p.m.; Badminton (adults) 8 – 10 p.m. Thursday, Parent & Babies 10 – 11.30 a.m.; Youth Club S3+, 6.30 - 9.30 p.m.; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Group, 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.; Table Tennis Club 7 – 10 p.m. Friday, Over Fifties Table Tennis, 10 a.m. – noon.; Table Tennis, 7 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Activities Club (fortnightly), 2 – 4 p.m.; Archery, 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Archery, 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Basketball (adults) 6.30 – 8.15 p.m. For more information on any of these groups please contact The Grange Community Education Centre, Redding Road, Brightons or on (01324) 503830.

Quilting Group

First visit free - this group is on Wednesdays in the Grange Centre, Redding Road from 1.30–2.30 p.m. and open to new members and beginners. After your first visit the cost is £2 per session and annual membership is required. If this is something you would like to take part in please come along on the day bring a small piece of material and a couple of needles.

Grange Metafit

A Metafit class is on Tuesdays at the Grange Centre from 6.15 – 6.45 p.m., only £2 per session.

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. For more information call 07739 718 361.