Grangemouth news from Thursday, June 12

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Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall Grangemouth (just before the TA centre) from 11.15 a.m. and noon and is suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/impact zumba class. Zumba with Carol continues at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. E-mail for more information.

KHR Services

The Kirk of the Holy Rood service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at 11 a.m. The Summer Walking Group’s is on every Tuesday. All walks leave from KHR car park at 6.30 p.m. On June 17 it is Pineapple and Dunmore. Donations for the Nearly New Shop from August 4-9 can now be accepted on Wednesday between 10 a.m. and noon.

Blythswood Care

The Blythswood Care collection lorry will be making its next visit the Falkirk Council area on Wednesday, June 18, calling at the Union Road car park between 2.15 p.m. and 3 p.m. The lorry accepts clothing, shoes, books, small items of furniture, bric a brac and foodstuffs for distribution to those who need them most in Eastern Europe. Blythswood Care thank all those in the Falkirk area who donate items to the monthly collections.

Health Event

Living it Up will be holding a fun active ageing day for the over 50s at Grangemouth Sports Complex on Tuesday, June 17. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will provide a vast range of taster fitness sessions from otago and tai chi to line dancing and aquacise. Living It Up is a pilot project in Forth Valley which aims to provide health, care and wellbeing information and services for the over 50s. To register for the event, please call Caroline at the Forth Valley’s Living it Up team on 07815 492986.

Rotary Club

“All systems go!” That’s the command for today’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth following the short-notice cancellation of the ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition scheduled for Grangemouth High School last Friday. Today (Thursday) that disappointment will be but a memory as members host their annual partners’ lunch at the Leapark Hotel at 12.30 p.m. for 12.45 p.m. and hear where members visited during ‘Scatter Week’.


Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Wednesday walk where you will be shown mobility, strength and balance exercises (Otago). 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

Photo Exhibition

The Earl of Zetland, Bo’ness Road, will launch ‘Kat’s Africa’, a photographic exhibition by young Zimbabwean Kat Webb, tomorrow (Friday) at 3 p.m. The exhibition will run in nearby Grangemouth Library from Monday, June 16 to Monday, July 14. The wildlife photographs will be available for sale with proceeds going to the support of a small school in Kenya.

Evangelical Church

On Sunday,June 15 the morning service will take place at 11 a.m. and at 6.30 p.m. the evening service will be held when Mr Dave Dickson from Niddrie Comunity Church in Edinburgh will be the speaker. All are welcome.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s Communion services were conducted by Reverend Lorna MacDougall. Long Service Certificates were presented to William Grant, Joan Hermse, Isobel Muir, Margaret Smith and Jeanette Wilson during the morning service to mark their 30 years as elders in the Church of Scotland. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. The Girls’ Brigade Commissioning Service will take place on Sunday, June 22. Summer services from June 29 to August 17 (inclusive) will commence at the earlier time of 10.30 a.m. Morning worship next Sunday will be at 11.15 a.m. Sunday School Prizegiving will take place. Tea and coffee will be served after the service and there will be Vestry Hour consultation.