Keith Football Club Match-Day Hospitality

Looking to thank staff, clients, suppliers or family for all their hard work, support and for being there?  Then what about Match-Day hospitality at Keith Football Club.

Please visit www.keithfc.com/match-day-hospitality/ for more information.

Moray Tails and Trails, Dog Walking & Day Care

Dog walking & day care offered from £10 an hour for group walk, £12 for an individual walk with discounts for dogs from the same family or regular bookings. Day care in our own home near Drummuir with a large secured garden £20. Book now to join our canine clan’s fun

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KYDL Set Date For Public Consultation

Keith Youth and Development League (KYDL) are a group based in Keith who promote and provide an opportunity for children aged 4-14 to play football.  Earlier this year they started the ball rolling for a community asset transfer of Fife Park and its pavilion.

 

Ashley Inglis, KYDL secretary said “we have been overwhelmed by community support and the many positive comments and thank everyone concerned.

We have been in contact with many local groups, delivered flyers over Fife Keith, advertised through local papers and social media.  We have been in contact with community councils and councilors etc.”

 

KYDL are holding a public consultation where the public can come along to meet with some of the committee members, ask questions, have any concerns addressed or simply to show support.  It will be held at Fife Park Pavilion on Monday 24th July from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 

Ashley said “we still welcome comments/questions via our email kdylsecretary@gmail.com or feel free to approach a committee member.  We would also like to encourage locals to write letters of support which we can use as evidence at the end of our consultation.  We currently have our online survey running which will only take minutes to complete.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WPNGMT9

 

We would just like to thank everyone involved to date”.

Chivas Responsib’ALL Day At St. Rufus Park

Chivas Brothers employees spent all of Thursday improving St. Rufus Park.

Gail Duncan, Chairperson for SRPRG said “We are delighted once again to be chosen by Chivas. The ongoing support is very appreciated. Currently we are working hard to apply for funding which is taking up all the groups time so this little ‘surprise’ was a very welcome boost for us”.

Jane Wilson, member of SRPRG said “The Chivas day went exceedingly well for the second time!  Such a terrific bunch of enthusiastic and energetic people swarming all over the place, improving the look of the fences, paths etc”.

Chivas employees spent the day painting the fences, gardening, cleaning and clearing the park.  They were met with a challenge with one piece of equipment but after some modifications they were able to install a brand new basket ball hoop in the pavilion area.

St. Rufus Park Regeneration Group would like to give a big thank you to all at Chivas Brothers for all they have done this year and last year.  

Volunteers Week at tsiMORAY

Volunteers Week at tsiMORAY

Volunteers Week (You Make the Difference!) gets underway 1st-7th of June and tsiMORAY wants to help you celebrate, learn and of course recognise your incredible volunteers.

Get Out of Your Office…and into Someone else’s…
We are looking for volunteer co-ordinators/managers who want to engage in a day or half day of peer learning — kind of like a swap — you go to someone else’s place to see how volunteers are involved in their service and then they come to you. At the end, we’ll be capturing what you have learned. If you are interested in taking part on June 1, 2, 5, 6, please email susan@tsimoray.org.uk.
TSI Moray will cover any travel expenses incurred.
(And yes, Sue is up for a swap!!)

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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 .

People power needed to charge forward with new plans

A leading Moray regeneration group is calling on new thoughts and ideas to add to the melting pot as it prepares to map out its priorities for the year ahead.

At its annual meeting on 29th October, Keith and Strathisla Regeneration Partnership (KSRP) will be reviewing its past year’s work with some pride, having had a number of successful projects under its belt.

Probably the most significant was last November’s launch of the In Keith promotional campaign seeking to bring business, visitors and investment to Keith-Strathisla through marketing activities and the inKeith.com website.

KSRP has also been closely connected with the successful bid that has seen Keith become Scotland’s first Scots Toun, as well as the Incredible Edible community planting event held at the Bandstand Gardens, which saw flower beds filled with fruit, vegetable and herb plants for the public to freely pick throughout the growing season.

KSRP won’t just be looking back on its recent glories, as it will also have its gaze firmly set on the future and ways in which the partnership can continue to build on what’s already being achieved.

Chair Valery Dickson said: “We feel we’ve achieved so much since the launch of our In Keith work and we want to keep the momentum flowing.

“It’s always good to have fresh ideas as that gives everyone a renewed vigour and impetus with which to press forward with.

“That’s why we are encouraging people to come along and find out more about KSRP, and hopefully get involved too.

“KSRP is for anyone who lives and works in Keith-Strathisla. The thoughts and views of all our residents and business people are important so come along and tell us how you think Keith can become a better place to work, rest or play.”

The annual general meeting takes place at the Ugie House Hotel at 7pm on Wednesday, 29th October. All are welcome.

Keith becomes first Scots toun

‘Scots Toun’ status has been conferred on Keith in recognition of the work it does in promoting the Scots language and culture.

The accolade comes following a long-running community campaign.

A staunch campaigner for Keith’s designation has been local Councillor Gary Coull, who welcomed the news in his native tongue.

“We’re the first toun in Scotland tae get this award and fit a great een tae get. We dee sae muckle in Keith and Strathisla tae promote oor language and it’s afa fine that we’re being recognised for it.

“It’s nae jist a historical language – it’s oor ivery day, livin language. Ye hear it aboot the toun ivery day in the shops, the streets, the churches, the squeals and even see it on oor lane names!

“This awaard is anither wye o pittin Keith firmly on the map and tae tell fowk tae tak a keek in by the toun. It’ll help us promote oor language even mair and shows that yer nae glaikit if ye spik it – yer normal!

“A huge thanks tae abody that has made this happen – in particular the fowk that keep spikkin Scots in Keith!”

Scots language enthusiast Marguerite Cruickshank, a member of Keith Community Council, added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Keith to shine in getting the message across that Scots is a sister language of English and it’s time we started to reclaim it, encouraging our children and grandchildren to speak it with confidence and pride.

“With an official figure now existing for the number of Scots speakers in Scotland at 1,541,693 (40,849 in Moray), it is beginning to have the increased credibility and support it deserves.

“King James VI, himself a writer in Scots, abandoned it when he commenced ruling from England in 1603, Robert Burns halted its decline by ignoring all advice to write exclusively in English, and now Keith is in a unique position to proudly continue his priceless legacy – what an honour.

“We just need to market our Scots Toun effectively, spend our award grant wisely and continue developing ideas to win the accolade year on year. In ither wirds, haud er gaun!”

Earlier this year the Scots Language Centre launched an initiative recognising the use, celebration and promotion of Scots, seeking communities that could demonstrate support for the language in day-to-day life.

Keith’s bid by the town’s community council was backed by a wide range of organisations including Keith and District Heritage Group, Keith and Strathisla Regeneration Partnership, Keith TMSA Festival, Keith Country Show, Keith and Newmill Primary Schools, Keith Grammar School, Newmill Brownies and Moray Council.

The application included evidence of how Doric is used in everyday life in Keith with vox pops of conversations in Mid Street and DVDs and presentations showing how the language is used in school assemblies. Newspaper cuttings and photographs also supported the bid.

Incredible Hulk Gains Top Price

FARMER Gary Patterson of Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith secured the top price of 55,000gns with his sole entry to the Limousin spring show and sale in Carlisle, Aultside Hulk.

Aultside Hult, a 17 month old bull, son of Wilodge Cerberus and bred from a Spittalton cow family, had won the intermediate and reserve supreme championship ticket the day before at the pre-sale judging.  Hulk was sold to join the Ardlea herd based in Eire for Dan Tynan.

The price equals the previous record achieved for a Scottish Limousin bred bull sold at auction and marks the highest priced British Limousin bull ever sold for export from the UK, the Press and Journal wrote on Monday. Saturday’s sale was the first time Gary had entered a Limousin at Carlisle and the second ever Limousin he had sold at a Society sale.

Regeneration Group set dates for meetings

Keith & Strathisla Regeneration Partnership (KSRP) have set the dates for their next 2 meetings.  The organisation hopes that more people who live and work in Keith will attend their meetings to give their ideas on how to continue the regeneration of the area.

The group was set up a number of years ago with the aim of creating improved economic conditions to help develop a more attractive environment and vibrant community.  The partnership covers the area which feeds in to Keith Grammar School.

KSRP has been the body behind the new marketing campaign and is closely involved with the Keith Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).  It has representation from local businesses, community groups and interested individuals.

The next two meetings, both to be held in Ugie House Hotel at 7pm, are open to anyone who lives or works in Keith and will be held on:

Monday 17th February
Monday 31st March

For more information contact Ged McKillop, Secretary, by e-mail on mail@inkeith.com