Out of Town news from Thursday, January 15

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Gaelic Playgroup

Gaelic parent and child (0-5) group - Croileagan Clach Mhanainn - meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon in Menstrie Parish Church Hall. Everyone will be made very welcome. No knowledge of Gaelic required, just an interest. For further information contact Kerry on 01259 220308.

Riverside Group

Riverside Gaelic parent and child group - Parant is Paisde Taobh na h-Aibhne - meets every Tuesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. in the studio building, Riverside Primary School. Everyone will be made very welcome. No knowledge of Gaelic required, just an interest.

Safety Forum

The next meeting of the Central Scotland Safety Forum is at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 at the Arran Room of the Ineos Exhibition Centre, Gate 3, Powdrake Road, Grangemouth. This will be the Forum’s Annual General Meeting. For further details from secretary@centralscotlandsf.org.uk or visit us at www.centralscotlandsf.org.uk.

Potato Sale

The third annual seed potato sale organised by the Linlithgow and District Allotments Society will be held in the Masonic Hall, Linlithgow (by Linlithgow Cross), on January 24 from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. alongside the farmer’s market. Over 30 varieties of seed potato will be on sale including old favourites as well as more unusual organic, blight-resistant and heritage varieties. All competitively priced and available in small quantities, with advice on hand from our experienced plot holders - and just in time to get chitting in advance of spring planting.

Ecumenical Service

This annual event, an ecumenical service of commemoration of the Battle of Falkirk Muir, to which all interested are welcome, will take place on Saturday. Gordon Aitken will be the guest speaker at the Battle Site Memorial, with Na Fir Dileas attending, at Greenbank Road. Although it will be 269 years to the day of that short conflict, it is not forgotten as one strand in our much facetted heritage.

Prostate Cancer

The next meeting of the Forth Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group is on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Mayfield Centre, St Ninians, Stirling. Prof. Donald Meek is renowned for his speaking ability and his wide range of interests. On Tuesday his topic is ‘Ship Models and Me’. The group also offers support to anyone affected by prostate cancer and provides an opportunity to speak to others affected by prostate cancer. Members, non-members and carers will all be welcome.