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.

Armistice and Armed Forces Covenant Awards Programme

An Armistice and Armed Forces Covenant Awards Programme has been created by the Covenant Fund Trust to promote community integration in areas of need by supporting local communities to consider the Armed Forces Covenant and its relevance today in the context of the WW1 commemorations. The programme will make awards for groups to obtain silhouettes to create a community focus to Armistice commemorations and think about the Armed Forces today.

Organisations will be bidding for up to 10 seated silhouettes for benches or chairs which are to be used in your local community to reflect on the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities today. As part of your award you will need to commit to organising and holding a self-funded event in your community that brings people together. Your event can be at minimal cost such as a tea party after a remembrance event and open to both the Armed Forces and civilian community, there is not stipulation on when your event is held however it does need to have taken place by 30th Nov 18. After the event a short survey and photographs will be required to be completed and the silhouettes will be retained by organisations for future events.

The programme will achieve the following aims:
• Raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant in local communities
• Promote community integration by bringing Armed Forces and civilian communities together for an event
• Offer support to communities in area of economic deprivation, or other challengers who might not otherwise be able to come together for a community integration project

The programme will be open from 1st – 30th June, applications can be made online only through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website. Results of the board will be advised in August and silhouettes will be distributed Sep/Oct in time for Armistice events in November.

In order to apply you need to be one of the following types of organisations:
• A charity
• A charitable interest company
• A place of worship
• A community organisation such as a village hall or community centre
• Humanist or other place of reflection that is not linked to religious observance
• A chapel or other places of worship or multi-faith facility within a hospital or Armed Forces base where people would not otherwise be able to engage in remembrance and engagement activity without financial resources
• A school
• Any other community organisation with a constitution where people can come together in a physical space such as a sports club.

Applications must be from a community organisation with a constitution or a charity or CIO with at least two formally appointed but unrelated people who can act on behalf of their organisation. No awards will be made to individuals.

Further information o the silhouettes can be found at the There But Not There website: https://www.therebutnotthere.org.uk/

Please click 20180601-Armistice and Armistice and Armed Forces Communities Pre Application Guidance for the  Q&A on the programme and the pre application guide.

Also attached is the link to the Armed Forces Covent Trust home pagewww.covenantfund.org.uk

Any questions are to be directed to the Covenant Fund Trust on 0300 3033837

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at Keith Library

Join Dennis, Gnasher and friends at Keith Library over the summer holidays and take part in the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge which is open to all primary school children will see you reading six books over the holidays, exploring Beanotown, collecting stickers and solving the clues to reach the hidden treasure.

You can read any book you wish from any section you like – fiction, fact books, joke books, picture books, audio book – and once completed pop into the library, share your story, find our your next mission and choose your next book.

Pop into Keith Library any time from 29th June and collect your Beanotown map to get started.

Support In Keith and KSRP with Amazon Smile (triple donation rate 15-29 June)

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Please support In Keith and KSRP when buying goods from Amazon and fom 15th-29th June Amazon are offering a triple donation rate. There is no extra cost to you, just shop as normal and make sure you have registered to have your donation sent to Keith & Strathisla Regeneration Partnership.
If you’ve not already registered please see below for details :
Enter smile.amazon.co.uk into the web address bar. Once you have this page up please enter Keith & Strathisla Regeneration Partnership into the pick your own charitable organisation box and select search. Once the result appears with our name then press select
The following message (please see photo 2) will then appear which you have to tick and the select start shopping.
Once you have done this you won’t have to do it again as Amazon Smile remembers your chosen charity and all you have to do is shop via smile.amazon.co.uk (instead of amazon.co.uk). There is no cost to you and you will receive exactly the same as you would shopping on amazon.co.uk, but you will be donating 0.5% of the net purchae price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to KSRP/InKeith and helping a local charity.

Sweet Strawberry Tea raises £4,015 for Breast Cancer Care

Trisha Davidson and her Strawberry Tea Team once again organised a beautiful and delicious Strawberry Tea, which raised £4,015 taking the Strawberry Tea total raised so far to £15,248.  The Strawberry Tea was very well attended, and even a little manic at times, but it was clear to see that everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to attending again next year.

In addition to the Strawberry Tea a special raffle was organised in memory of Kaye Taylor who had always supported the Strawberry Tea.  Trisha and Harold had known Kaye for many years, and she was a loving wife, devoted mum and nana and a dear friend to many.  Unfortunately Kaye was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago and sadly passed away in December.  Trisha and Harold wanted the money raised from the raffle to go to charities which helped Kaye and her family.  Kaye’s family chose Macmillan and Marie Curie as the recipients of £440 raised from the raffle.

Trisha, Harold and the Strawberry Tea Team would like to say a big thank you to everyone for being so supportive and generous by coming along on the day, giving donations and raffles, and helping to raise such a large amount of money for such a worthy cause.


Kirk of Keith : St Rufus, Botriphnie and Grange Fun Week

This year’s Fun Week will be Razzamataz Robots and will run from the 7th-10th August 2018. Donations of juice, biscuits, craft materials etc would be very welcome. For any more information contact Mike Newlands. Registration forms will be out soon.

Also there will be a Fun Week meeting for anyone wishing to volunteer on the 12th June at 7.45 pm in the small room of the church hall.

Kirk of Keith Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/KirkofKeith/?hc_ref=ARRlmQob7G3PMi4nA7C5cbYcwKS1UIZcIce5G15R0DdqWNoLRaq29Or-dT4I1OZ2pm8&fref=nf