Brightons news from Thursday, October 9

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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 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 e-mail

Whist Results

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

Parish Church

Last Sunday, Reverend Danny Mathers conducted the morning service as the minister was undertaking Presbytery business. During the service our thoughts and were with Carol Callahan and Gillian McMillan and their families on the passing of their mother Henrietta earlier in the week, and with Sheila Bowen and the family on the sudden loss of her husband, Colin, on Friday. The monthly evening service at 6.30 p.m. was led by the minister, Rev. Murdo Campbell. This Sunday, the minister will conduct worship at 11 a.m. The Sunday Schools (Beginners and Juniors) will meet as usual at 10.50 a.m. but there will be no Triple S, Flaim or Wait for It. As the Schools mid-term break is next week there will be no meeting of the Pre Fives, Girls’ Brigade (all sections) and Boys’ Brigade (all sections). The Guild’s next evening meeting is on Monday, October 13 at 7.30 p.m. Local Historian Ian Scott will speak about the 200 years of the Falkirk Steeple. A warm welcome is extended to everyone to attend. 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 Lorraine Campbell, Alistair or Dorothy McDonald and Mary Munro.

School 50th

Wallacestone Primary School is celebrating its 50th year on the current site. Tomorrow (Friday), the school invites 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.

Friendship Plus

The Friendship Plus Group meets again from 2 to 4p.m. in the Rankine Hall of Brightons Parish Church on Wednesday, October 15 when Ian Scott will be along to entertain us. Cost for the afternoon is £2 and tea, coffee and cakes will be provided. If you would like more information please contact Jean Cairns on (01324) 282207. Jean will be in touch regarding transport arrangements.