Grangemouth news from Thursday, July 9

La Port Precinct. Grangemouth
La Port Precinct. Grangemouth

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Portonian Auditions

The Young Portonian Theatre Company is holding auditions for new members for its next production in November which will be Aladdin. If you know a child who is nine years of age or older and would like to join and lives or goes to school in Grangemouth contact Irene McVie on (01324) 486662 or for further information. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 10, in the Bowhouse Community Centre in the evening.

Rotary Meeting

Outstanding footballers aplenty have been born and raised in Grangemouth, ranging from George Brown of Rangers and Scotland fame to Stuart Kennedy, formerly of Falkirk, Aberdeen and Scotland, yet not one has ever been capped as a schoolboy internationalist. That nugget of information came as a surprise to members of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth last week as it was disclosed by former schoolteacher Stuart Taylor, himself a Portonian and, more to the point, a stalwart figure for many years of the Scottish Schools’ Football Association, a role which has seen him take in schools’ football in numerous countries. The vote of thanks was offered by Brian Brown. At the close of his first full meeting as president, Nigel Harris presented Stanley Gray with his diploma, signed by the world president of Rotary International, for his dedicated 40 years service to the club and movement. On Sunday President Nigel welcomed members and their spouses to the incoming president’s lunch at the Leapark Hotel.

Zumba Class

Zumba with Carol at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8pm. For more information on classes contact Carol via email at, join us on Facebook Zumba with Carol or just pop along five to ten minutes before class starts. Warm welcome awaits all. All classes are on over the school holidays.

Zumba Gold

Continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall, Grangemouth (just before the TA centre). Both classes are from 11.15 a.m.-noon. Zumba Gold is a class suitable for beginners to exercise for active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/ impact zumba class. Just pop along five to ten minutes prior to class starting or email or through my Facebook pages Zumba with Carol/ Zumba Gold with Carol. All classes are on over the school holidays. 

KHR Parish

The service in Kirk of the Holy Rood on Sunday, July 12 will be conducted by the minister at 11am. The Summer Walking Group is on every Tuesday. All walks leave from KHR car park at 6.30pm. The walk on Tuesday, August 14 is Polmont Circle. Donations for the Nearly New shop, August 3-8 can now be accepted on Wednesday mornings between 10am-noon and on Sunday mornings. No clothes, shoes, food, cassettes or CD’s. We are looking for volunteers for the front/back shop, times are 10am-noon, noon-2pm and 2-4pm. If interested, please see Elspeth Irvine.

Walking Group
A group meet every Monday at 10am at the community education unit to have a walk. This group has progressed from our health walk and now meet without a walk leader. Wednesday walk is a health walk and Otago session, run by Step Forth walk leaders it starts at 10am. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Otago class on a Wednesday at 10.30am. after the walk. All walks are free and open to all abilities. For more information on any of the Step Forth walks contact 01324-504556/504568 or email