Rrrrallye Revs Up For A Great Day

Rrrrallye, the group “Promoting Road Awareness for Youths” selected 12 Keith teenagers to attend the youth drive at Alford last Sunday.  Linda Harper, from Rrrrallye said “it was another successful day, everyone turned up except the sun”!

“Roadwise Driver Training instructors were Jim, John and Andy who again all did an amazing job with the youngsters giving them lots of advice and encouragement throughout the day, a credit to Roadwise.  Not only have they a wealth of knowledge, but the instructors had the patience and skills to pass their knowledge onto the youngsters”.

The 15 to 17 year old’s that won the training were as follows: Connor Runcie, Jack Allan, Aaron Skinner, Niamh Taylor, Craig Gordon, Lee Scott, Fergus Webster, Jay Morrison, Connor Porter, Scott Barron, Brandon Laird and Sam Donald.

Scott Barron said “I really liked the training as it gave me a sense of driving safely before I can actually learn to drive”.

Dave and Jim from Roadwise Driver Training will be coming along to the Rrrrallye this year on Sunday 11th of June to put some local drivers through their paces with the Rrrrallye Driver of the Year.  The two age groups are “17-25 years” and “26 and over”.  Participants will go for a very worthwhile short drive and fill out a questionnaire on the Highway Code.  To date no-one has passed the Highway Code.  This course needs to be booked to ensure a chance to get some driving advice from the largest Independent Driver Training provider in the North East of Scotland.  The course is free but donations are welcome.

Keith Grammar School pupils will be doing the popular wellie throwing event again this year.  There will be stalls in the scout marquee as well as the hall.  A separate marquee will be used for entertainment with some musicians still to be confirmed.  Rizza’s ice-cream, teas and homebakes will be for sale in the hall.  Linda said “there are a few other things in the pipeline but just waiting on confirmation from them.  We would still really like to ask for a few more volunteers to help out for an hour on the day to help with the teas or parking if possible”.

To volunteer or for more information please use the following contact details,

Email : Rrrrallye@live.co.uk
Facebook: Ra rallye

For more information on Roadwise Driver Training and the range of training services they provide, contact them by email or telephone.
0800 0151 642 or 01224 224266



Spring Show Entries Up By 200

Keith Horticultural Society hosted the Spring Show on Saturday 22nd April. The show was held in the Longmore hall, with beautiful arrays of colourful daffodils, a variety of handicrafts, stunning photography, delicious home baking and creative junior exhibits.

Douglas Martin (Vice Chairperson) said “it has been a tremendous show, with entries being up 200 this year.  The quality has been superb, with new exhibitors which is pleasing to see”.

Linda Morrison (Secretary and Treasurer) said “the only exhibition that was low was the home baking, we are looking for more baking entries next year”.

The next show will be the Annual Show on the 2nd September.

For a full list of winners go to: Results for the Keith Horticultural Spring Show 2017 .

Dorothy Jacks Are Back In Keith To Give You A New Look For Spring

Spring is the season for new beginnings and time to brighten up your wardrobe with a fresh new look.

Photography by Robbie at Isla Brig Images

The good news is Dorothy Jack’s Ladies wear have relaunched their Keith store to join the other two branches in Elgin and Peterhead.  The beautifully refurbished shop is the perfect place to pick up plenty of fashion idea’s and inspiration for the months ahead.  You’ll find the latest collections have been designed to suit a much younger clientele as well as classic ranges for the “mature lady”.

Keith Storehouse Foodbank Are Here To Help But Can You Help Them?

Keith Storehouse Foodbank is a satellite of Moray Foodbank.  It was set up by a local resident and is in partnership with local churches, businesses and organisations.  All food donated will first meet the needs of the people in Keith, thereafter any surplus will go to the Moray Foodbank.

Donations can be handed into Tesco Keith, the local churches, REAP and Bee Fair.

For referrals please contact Moray Foodbank, Telephone: 01343 208293 or email: request@morayfoodbank.org.uk.

A fantastic service -*like this can only be made possible with your help.  Moray Foodbank  are looking for volunteers based at Keith Storehouse Foodbank to help them care for people in Keith.  The role will include preparing food parcels as required, delivering food parcels, helping with stock checks and rotation and other tasks as required.  Any help long term or short term will be appreciated and training and support for the role will be provided.  Please see the poster for contact details.

Funding Boost For Keith and District Men’s Shed Group

Keith and District Men’s Shed Group are a group of local men who meet every Wednesday from 10 am -12 noon at the loft.  They aim to “create a space where men can make friends, learn and share skills, to help improve the health and well-being in the community”. [Read more…]