Grangemouth news from Thursday, October 30

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Lodge Zetland 391

RWM Bro. Peter Neilson welcomed some 69 members and visitors into the Lodge on Tuesday, October 21. After disposal of routine business where he thanked various members for their efforts in the sponsored cycle event in aid of Prostrate Scotland, throughout the Province, he then passed and raised the Lodge to the Third Degree. A Deputation from the Douglas Lodge 409, Bo’ness, headed by their IPM, Bro. S. Gibson, was then admitted and received a warm welcome from the RWM. The Nomination and Election of Office Bearers for 2014/15 then took place to everyone’s satisfaction. He then reduced the Lodge and one candidate was initiated into the Lodge in a dignified and expert manner. The Lodge’s next meeting will be a Second Degree on November 4 when the Lodge welcomes Provincial Grand Lodge. The meeting will start at 7.15 p.m.

1st Grangemouth BB

The 1st Grangemouth Boys’ Brigade is having a coffee morning this Saturday at 10 a.m. to noon in Abbotsgrange Parish Church, Abbots Road. Tickets are £2 and can be purchased from any officer or pay at the door. There is also a quiz sheet with a chance of winning a £20 M&S voucher. Any donations of home baking would be much appreciated and can be handed in on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Ballroom Dancing

David and Eileen invite people to an evening of sequence and ballroom dancing thhis Saturday in the Kirk of the Holy Rood Church, Bowhouse Road, 7.30-10.30 p.m. Please bring your own refreshments. The couple is also starting a new ballroom dance class on a Wednesday at Scott’s Bistro in Wood Street from 7.30-8.30 p.m. E-mail or text 07973172063 for more information.

KHR Service

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. The next foodbank collection will be this Sunday. The total donated to the Harvest Thanksgiving appeal stands at £554 which this year will go to The Vine Trust. On November 5 the KHR Woman’s Association is holding a Devotional evening with guest speakers Anne and David Bunyan, starting at 7.30 p.m.

Project Theatre

Project Theatre presents a new musical theatre production featuring ‘Snow Girl’ and ‘Once Upon a Christmas’ performance from new dance theatre company inov8 at Grangemouth High School on Friday, December 5 at 7.30 p.m. Visit and for more information.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the service at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday. The Sunday School and ABC meet at the same time. The Men’s Association meeting is on Monday, November 3 at 7.30 p.m. when Christine Lyall will talk about the Scottish Ambulance Service. The ladies of the Guild are invited to join them. The Boys’ Brigade Coffee Morning takes place on Saturday at 10 a.m. until noon. The cost is £2 and everyone is welcome to attend. There will also be a tombola stall. The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail for more information.

Railway Club

Grangemouth Railway Club Bowling Section’s presentation of prizes dance will be held in the club premises on Friday, November 14 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £10 per head and can be obtained from Hugh Hunter any Friday evening in the lounge at 8 p.m. The bowling sections are also holding a prize bingo in the club on Thursday, November 20 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £1, please bring your own cup. Prizes from bowling members would be appreciated. Hope to see you there.

Zumba Classes

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

Heritage Trust

The Heritage has been very busy over the last week with two school visits by Moray School and over 60 pupils who enjoyed their visit. World War II was their main topic of interest and trying on the uniforms proved as popular as ever. The model of the Aerodrome was the subject of many questions and the staff on duty were kept very busy. For further information visit the Heritage site on Facebook. The Heritage is open on Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.

Rotary Club

Former world racing car champions Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart were among those who tackled the legendary Bo’ness Speed Hill Climb in its heyday, and Stirling Moss too. So members of Grangemouth Rotary Club learned last week from Kenny Baird who spoke passionately about the event’s historic beginnings in 1934 to its revival in recent years following a brief cessation during World War II and again during the late 1960s. The vote of thanks was offered by Andrew Fulton. The club has its own new champions as Paul Harris Fellowships, Rotary’s highest award, were presented to Duncan Adams, Gilbert Peddie, Sandy Jack and John Deans. President Jim Stirling led a delegation from the club to the successful District 1020 Conference at Aviemore at the weekend.

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 6:30-8pm. 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.

RSCDS Classes

Scottish Country Dancing get your body and mind in shape. The local RSCDS class meets in a new venue in the church hall beside The Kirk of the Holy Rood, Grangemouth from 7.30-9 p.m. on Thursdays. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website

Walking Group

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Please note that Monday walk is a faster paced walk. 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

Evangelical Church

This Sunday, the morning service will take place at 11 a.m. and director of F.I.E.C. Scotland Mr Andy Hunter will be the speaker. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. with speaker Mr Mark Surtees from Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh. All welcome.