Out of Town news from Thursday, January 22

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National Trust

The Stirling Members’ Centre NTS is presenting a talk on “Highland Myths and Legends of the Scottish Travelling Folk” by Jess Smith, in the St Ninian’s Church Hall on February 11 at 2.30 p.m. Cost £5 pp (SMC members) and £6 pp (Non SMC Members). For more information, visit www.spanglefish.com/ntsstirling or contact Neil Pollock on 01786 841778.

Alzhiemers Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is holding a weekend drop in café for people with dementia and their family carers. The Maples drop in café is hosted by Alzheimer Scotland staff and provides a gentle introduction to meet the staff and familiarise yourself with what support is available, as well as meeting others in the same situation. The cafe meets every Sunday from 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. at The Maples, 33 Johnston Avenue, Stenhousemuir. Everyone welcome. Please drop in or call (01324) 559480 for more information.

Mountaineering Club

Hillrunner Manny Gorman, originally from Kirkintilloch but now based in Kingussie, will talk about his epic journey in 2009 when he ran, cycled and sailed all the Corbetts (Scottish mountains between 2500 and 3000ft) in 70 days, completely under his own steam. This is the story about a journey through wonderful landscapes, about a trip with its highs and lows, its pressures but also the support given by family and friends. The talk is being organised by Ochils Mountaineering Club and will be held at Stirling Rugby and Football Club, Bridgehaugh, Stirling on Thursday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Entrance is free of charge.

Volunteers Wanted

Relationships Scotland in Falkirk urgently requires volunteer evening receptionists for Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6 and 9 p.m. Anyone who can spare a few hours a month can call (01324) 670067.

Deafblind Scotland

Deafblind Scotland will host a good old fashioned Ceilidh in the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling, on January 31 from 7.30 p.m. Kinlochard Ceilidh Band will provide the fantastic foot-stomping music while guests will also enjoy a supper of haggis, neeps and tatties followed by coffee /tea. The event is being held to raise funds for the charity’s Field of Dreams campaign to build a national learning and development centre in Lenzie. The centre will be specially created for deafblind people who have a severe loss of both their sight and hearing. Tickets cost £17.50. For more information contact 0141 777 5848 or e-mail drena@deafblindscotland.org.uk