Out of Town news from Thursday, September 18

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Royal Engineers

The next meeting of the Forth Valley branch will take place tomorrow (Friday) in the Dunblane Bowling Club at 7 p.m. All sappers/partners and new members are most welcome.

Ceilidh Night

An Comunn Gaidhealach Stirling branch’s first ceilidh of the new season will be held in Logie Kirk Hall, Causewayhead, on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. Note change of venue for this ceilidh only. Artistes for the evening will be Stirling Senior and Junior Gaelic Choirs with soloists and piper Innes Smith. Admission is £5 including tea. Everyone will be made very welcome.

Coeliac Group

The Forth Valley group of Coeliac UK meets on Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. in St John’s Church Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate. The group will continue on this year’s theme of the new Scottish prescribing of gluten-free foods with a pharmacist in attendance. This will be followed by a cookery demonstration by Juvela and the usual tea coffee and home baking plus a raffle. New members particularly welcome. For more information, call Marion on (01324) 823011.

Safety Forum

The next meeting of the Central Scotland Safety Forum is today at 2 p.m. at the Arran Room of the Ineos Exhibition Centre, Gate 3, Powdrake Road, Grangemouth. The speaker will be Matthew Ramsey, HSE inspector, who will be providing an update on latest developments.

Scottish Opera

Forth Valley Friends of Scottish Opera’s new season of talks starts this month with a speaker long-standing supporters of Scottish Opera may remember. Popular bass player Graeme Danby started his career with the chorus and performed several minor solo roles with the company. He then moved onto bigger things, particularly with English National Opera, but now he’s back as Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. He is coming to talk about this role and about his life and career. The talk will be held on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. at Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The cost is £5 for members, £6 for visitors and £1 for students.

Embroiderers’ Guild

Stirling and District Embroiderers’ Guild is an active and friendly organisation promoting knowledge of and interest in all aspects of stitching, needlecraft and textile arts. The group hold meetings and workshops, the latter starting in Dunblane in October. Members meet monthly at the Stirling Smith Museum. New members and visitors welcome. Anyone interested can contact secretary Pam Waller on 01786 474120 or email pamwaller@talktalk.net.

Fungi Walk

Mycology expert Liz Holden will lead a guided walk in The Great Trossachs Forest next month. Walks will be held in two locations - Inversnaid and the Lodge in Aberfoyle between October 4 and 5. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. For booking and more information, contact suemorris@thegreattrossachsforest.co.uk or call 01877 376340.