Grangemouth news from Thursday, May 28

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KHR Service

The service at the Kirk of the Holy Rood on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. The Summer Walking Group’s is on every Tuesday. All walks leave from KHR car park at 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, June 7 at 11 a.m. and 6.15 p.m. along with our annual day of “Christian Giving”. There is a Congregational Board meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 7.30 p.m.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will take the morning service as usual on Sunday. The Sunday School and ABC will meet during the morning service and the crèche will be available as usual. Tea and Coffee will be served in the large hall after the service. The Christmas Crafters are having a strawberry and cream coffee morning on Saturday. Admission can be paid at the door.

Rotary Club

Time flies! So president Jim Stirling, nearing the end of his year in office, indicated to members at Grangemouth Rotary Club’s annual general meeting last Thursday. It was reported the club’s fundraising activities during the Rotary year 2014/15 realised no less than £49,898, the bulk of which was raised at the club’s Santa float collection and Sportsman’s dinner a few weeks later. That magnificent sum has been distributed to organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Andy Finlayson, for his part, has dispatched some 44,500 pairs of spectacles to Vision Aid in recent years. And this year alone, the club has sent 40 shoe boxes, filled with necessary items, to Eastern European countries - and some eight Aqua Boxes, and Shelter Boxes too, for third World countries. Tomorrow the club will host the annual P7 challenge at Grangemouth Stadium. Members should note that although the club will meet as normal today (Thursday) in the Leapark Hotel there will be no meeting next week as it’s time for “Scatter Week” when members are encouraged to visit other clubs. And on Thursday, June 4, George Nichol will mastermind the club’s annual charity golf day at Linlithgow Golf Club in aid of Cancer Research.

Over 50s

The local meeting of the Make It Happen Forum will be held in Talbot House, Grangemouth on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Forum is a great way for over 50s to get involved, discuss ideas and concerns and to have a real voice in the community. Please come along and you’ll receive a warm welcome. Free to join and refreshments provided.

Heritage Trust

Members of the Grangemouth Heritage Trust wish to thank all those who attended the Bingo night in Scott’s Restaurant last Tuesday. Thanks are due to Allyson Black for organising the event and raising the magnificent sum of £720 which helped to offset a heating bill. Members have been out and about this week giving a talk at a local history group and another this week. Other organisations are due to visit next month. Please come along between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to see the exhibits. Follow us on Facebook.

School Fayre

Beancross Primary School will be holding a School Fayre on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be bouncy castle, hot dogs, tombola, with appearance from Falkirk FC Community Foundation.


Hosts Raymond and Jean welcome you along to the Bowhouse Community Centre for mod, easy sequence and old time dancing on Saturday night from 8 p.m. All welcome.

Walking Group
A group meet every Monday at 10 a.m. at the community education unit to have a walk. This group has progressed from our health walk and now meets without a walk leader. The Wednesday walk is a health walk and Otago session, run by Step Forth walk leaders it starts at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Otago class on a Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. 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:

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone 01324 473695, visit our website or pop into the main office at 4 Station Road, Grangemouth which is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and every Thursday 6:30-8 p.m.. We also have a collection in Grangemouth One Stop Shop, York Lane which is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.