Walk in the footsteps of the Fishwives and raise money for local charities

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The Rotary Club of Keith and The Keith Explorer Scouts are once again holding their annual Fishwives Walk on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

The walk will start at 10am at Newmill Hall and will follow the path that the Fishwives walked all those years ago carrying 40lbs of fish. Minus the fish you will walk, jog or run the 11 mile route that saw the Fishwives walk to exchange their fish for mainly farm produce before reaching your destination of Buckie and District Heritage Centre for a well deserved refreshment.

If you would like to take part in the sponsored walk then please visitwww.fishwiveswalk.org.uk where you can download the application form and obtain payment details to pay the entrance fee of £10 per person (free for children under 12). The fee is to cover transport and postage costs. Please note there is an option on the form for return transport from Buckie to Newmill should you require this.

Once your completed form and payment has been received sponsorship forms will be sent out to you and although you are encouraged to raise a minimum of £20 this is not essential.

For further information regarding the Fishwives Walk please visithttp://www.morayways.org.uk/routedetails.asp?routeid=204# where you can also down the Fishwives Leaflet

Next round of Tesco Bags of Help

The next round of Tesco Bags of Help Blue Token Vote started on 1st July and will run until 31st August and the projects are :
🌟1. SPEYSIDE YOUTH LTD – outreach, outdoors DUFFTOWN
🌟2. SPEYSIDE COPPER DOGS FLYBALL CLUB – speyside copper dogs training KEITH
🌟3.STRATHISLA PIPE BAND – centenary celebration KEITH

Please see below for further information on each project.

Remember to pick up your Blue Token every time you shop at Tesco and vote for your favourite project.

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Isla Arts and Crafts

Isla Arts and Crafts offers the chance for people to come together, share their art and crafts, learn from visiting tutors and from other members as well as doing their own thing. In addition their work is displayed in Keith Health Centre and other local venues as well as having been in the pop up shop in the past. Also during the recent Whisky Festival they held a successful exhibition at the Glenfiddich Distillery.

The group starts again at the beginning of September and meets weekly on Monday evenings in the Community Hub at the top of Mid Street. Although the group is quite popular they may have a space or two for new members and would welcome anyone interested in joining them to make contact via their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Isla-Art-Crafts-229383073931944/ or phone 01542 886 070.

Isla Arts and Crafts charge approximately £40 per session of 12 weeks.

Speyside Copper Dogs Flyball Club

A brand new Flyball Club, which offers training to dogs and their owner, has been set up. Flyball is a fun and inclusive sport for most dog breeds and the only requirements are that your dog needs to be fit, healthy and well socialised.

The group usually meet twice a week on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 10am at Keith Show Ground over the summer months and indoors at St Thomas’ Hall over the winter months.

Speyside Copper Dogs who have recently entered their first competition in the beginners league and hope to be racing in open competitions by the end of the year, will be at Keith Show offering taster sessions for those interested in the sport. In addition, if you interested in the sport then please contact the group who would be more than happy to arrange a beginners session. The group can be contacted via their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Speyside-Copper-Dogs-Flyball-Club-201623010367503/.

You can also support Speyside Copper Dogs as they are currently collecting tokens as part of the Tesco Bags for Life Scheme to raise funds for indoor training equipment in preparation for winter training.

If you would like to take part the usual charge is £40 for 6 sessions, with the option of joining the club for a monthly fee of £25.

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Take your nails to A Buff & Beyond

Alison Noakes is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist with CIDESCO and British Beauty Therapy certificates and has recently started A Buff & Beyond after taking a break from beauty.

Alison used to be a beautician and has recently made the move to retrain as a nail technician gaining certificates in treatment manicure and gel polish and application design through the Highland Nail & Beauty Training Academy.

Alison operates as a mobile nail technician covering a 20 mile radius of Keith, and works flexible hours including evenings meaning that she can easily accommodate her clients. In addition to this she has just secured a spot in a local shop where she will be working from one day a week.

For a full list of treatments and prices please see the photo below. Please note Alison offers discounts for group bookings so why not get a group of friends together for some pampering.

If you would like further information, to make a booking or to follow A Buff & Beyond on Facebook please visit https://www.facebook.com/A-Buff-Beyond-379576199220588/, contact Alison on 07790 073 454 or email gelnails.alison@gmail.com.

Longmore Hall saved from closure


29th June and the Lease from Moray Council is signed!

The Longmore Hall Steering Group have done as promised and saved the Longmore Hall from closure.

The Fur and Feather Show next week is safe as are all the future bookings for the hall and now we need you all to get behind us and help.

We will have an informal event in the near future to bring everyone up to date as to where we are and what’s next.

We might also provide a little refreshment to celebrate our achievement so far.

Watch out for more details!

Phase 3 of Skate Park Complete

KeRBS is pleased to announce that the instalment of phase 3 in the redevelopment of the skate park is now complete and ready to use for all who wish to use it. Phase 3 has been funded by Moray LEADER, Tesco Bags of Help and Edintore Community Benefit Fund. Enjoy.

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Modern and fashionable handmade crochet by Twinkle Toes Crafts

Kelly Watt, who is self taught, has been making beautiful modern and fashionable handmade crochet items for a number of years and has now decided to take her hobby to the next level by starting Twinkle Toes Crafts.

The majority of Twinkle Toes Crafts are for babies and children, although Kelly is happy to accommodate adults as well.  She uses a variety of different weight yarns including Flutterby, which is used to make a variety of baby products.  Kelly chooses her yarns and designs carefully so that she is able to produce products for babies all year round that are incredibly soft, have a luxurious feel and are warm in winter or cool and protective in the summer.

Kelly is very focused on making crochet modern and fashionable and picks the designs of her products from Kerry Jayne Designs, except for the pom pom hats, which are Michelle Stalker designs.  Kelly also hopes to be able to create and produce her own designs in the future.

Kelly is currently working on making pom pom hats for winter, however, she also makes sunhats, cardigans, baby booties, crib/pram blankets, fish tale/mermaid blankets and even baby flower mobiles.  The pom pom hats are available for ages up to 12 months and all other hats can be made for premature babies all the way up to adult sizes.  Twinkle Toes Crafts are all machine washable at 30 degrees but Kelly would recommend hand washing to make sure your items stay in the best condition possible.

If you would like to keep up to date with Twinkle Toes Crafts then please visit and like the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Twinkle-Toes-Crafts-510253149372978/.  If you have any questions, would like to discuss a specific request, obtain a price or purchase a product then please contact Kelly via the above Facebook page.

Holibob Club at The Loft

The Loft are delighted to announce that the Summer Holibob Club will be running, in partnership with Moray FoodBank and Funded by MFR Cash for Kids, for 2 weeks during the Summer Holidays.
Dates are: 17th, 19th & 20th of July and 24th, 26th & 27th of July.
Please Note your child/children must be in Primary School.

Registration forms are available at The Loft Youth Project Office or email sharon@lypkeith.org.uk.
You will receive confirmation that your child/children have been allocated spaces week commencing 25th of June.

Goalball leaders sought as paralympic sport heads to Moray

Goalball – a Paralympic sport – is heading to Moray and leaders are being sought from the north east to set up clubs in the area.

Moray Council, Scottish Disability Sport and Goalball UK have joined forces to deliver a leaders award course on Thursday 19 July at Keith Sports and Community Centre; this will also be open to Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City residents who are interested in setting up a clib.

Goalball is a team sport designed for those with vision impairment. Participants compete in teams of three and try to throw a ball, with bells embedded in it, into the opponents’ goal. The game is played on a volleyball court and ball is thrown by hand – never kicked.

The aim of the leaders course is to teach candidates how to communicate and guide a person with a visual impairment in a sporting environment, the format and rules of the game and how to lead an introductory coaching session, including a warm up, and basic attack and defence techniques.

This highly practical one-day course is delivered by an approved Goalball UK tutor. There are no pre-requisites for attending the course, although any candidates under the age of 16 can only qualify as an Assistant Leader. There is no formal examination or final assessment, but candidates must be present for the full day and demonstrate satisfactory leadership skills in order to receive a certificate.

The course costs £50 per person, although Moray residents that are willing to commit to delivery of goalball in the area will be able to attend the course for free thanks to funding from ‘GO LIVE! Get Active’ fund, a programme delivered through Community Sports Hubs as part of the European Championships Glasgow 2018 legacy.

Places are available to book by calling 01343 563657 or emailing educationandsocialcare@moray.gov.uk.