Laurieston news from Thursday, November 13

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Scottish Dancing

Get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS Beginners Class will meet in Laurieston Primary School from 6.45 to 7.45 p.m. on a Tuesday night (no partner required and accompanied children are welcome). The General Class follows from 7.45 to 9.15 p.m. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website

Gospel Hall

The preacher at the 3 p.m. Gospel Meeting in the Cotton Lane Gospel Hall will be Mr Alan Bowman from Maddiston. Tea and biscuits will be served afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

Parish Church

An excellent concert was provided by Arnotdale Singers last Friday in the church. Many thanks to all who provided such a beautiful varied programme of entertainment, raising £400 for the refurbishment fund, and for giving those present a delightful evening. The service at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday was conducted by Rev. Dr M. Henderson and thanks are extended to the Piper and wreath layers. This was followed by morning worship in church where Scouts and leaders assisted in the reading of villagers names who died in World War 1. On door duty next Sunday, November 16 are: Mrs I. Strathie, Mrs J. Sherrat, Mrs J. Letham, and Mrs E. Gillies. On tea duty are E. Thomson, G. Young, D. Turner and M. Walker. The flowers for this service are being donated by Elizabeth Forsyth. On Tuesday, November 18, the invited speaker at the Guild will be Mr Pat Reid whose topic will be ‘Life as a Provost’. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and anyone interested will be welcome.

Laurieston Scouts

Beaver, Cubs and Scouts from Laurieston took part in Sunday’s Remembrance Day commemorations in the village. After attending the wreath laying at the War Memorial they took an active part in the church service. Liam MacD and Craig Y carried the colours in the church and a number of Beavers, Cubs and Scout were involved in a special act of remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, when the names of the 100 men from the village were read out and 10 candles were lit in their honour. Also, recently all sections had successful Halloween Nights and seven Scouts gained their Outdoors Survival Badge having learned about and put into practise First aid & CPR, simple knotting, shelter building and backwoods cooking. Scouting in Laurieston provides for the six to 14-year-old age group and is run by a dedicated team of adults. For further information on how your child can join or how you can help out then drop us an email at

Medium’s Visit

Laurieston Spiritualist Church will have John Beattie from Sheildhill as guest medium for its service in the Old Folks Welfare Hall in Mary Street on Monday. Doors open 6.45 p.m., service starts 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Cash Bingo

An evening session is on every Sunday in Laurieston Community Hall (in the park). Doors open 6 p.m., eyes down 6.45 p.m. Two snowballs to play for. Refreshments available. Tel: 07773 991 931.