Community News round-up – August 31, 2011

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ALL the latest news and snippets from around East Dunbartonshire

Fayre time at care centre

MAVIS Bank Care Centre will be holding its Annual Fayre this Saturday (September 3) from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

There will be a car boot sale, bric-a-brac stall, bouncy castle, games galore, a tombola/raffle, face painting, home baking and a sweet stall.

The home is located at 50 Lennox Crescent (off Crowhill Road), Bishopbriggs.

All are invited to go along and support the home.

Concert taking place at church

MUSIC fans are being invited to a concert by Alastair McDonald at St Columba’s Church in Kirkintilloch.

The concert – next Wednesday (September 7) at 7.30pm – is to raise awareness of ‘Prospects’, an organisation for people with disabilities to which the church’s Friendship Club is affiliated.

After Alastair has completed his programme, Ivy Blair – Prospects’ Scottish development co-ordinator – will give a very brief summary of its work and the evening will conclude with tea/coffee and baking in the hall.

Tickets priced £5 can be purchased from Pat Muir, Janet in the office or at the door on the night.

Everyone is invited to go along and support this worthwhile event.

Dog club holds enrolment night

BISHOPBRIGGS Dog Training Club is holding an enrolment night on Monday, September 5.

The event will take place in the Memorial Hall, Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs, between 7pm and 8pm. A veterinary certificate will be required. Classes from puppy to advanced.

For more information, contact 07766 033076.

Girls sliding into action

RAINBOWS, Brownies and Guides from Chryston and Stepps Division are holding a Slide-A-Thon in the BB Hall, Main Street, Chryston, on October 8. It’s a bid to raise funds for Redburn School in Cumbernauld, which is fundraising to replace its hydro-therapy pool.

Come along to our ceilidh!

A SPECIAL ceilidh is taking place on September 16 at Meadowburn Primary in Bishopbriggs.

It has been organised by Commun nam Parant – who promote Gaelic medium education within East Dunbartonshire and help run and promote Sradagan, Feis Innis an Uillt and Meadowburn Shinty Club.

This year ‘Deoch n Dorus’ will be providing the music from 8pm till midnight. Raffle prizes or home-baking donations welcome.

Support from people attending and promoting this event is very much appreciated by the committee members and more so by the children who benefit from the above groups.

You are invited to purchase your tickets in advance by e-mailing

Scout and about on the Munro!

SIX Scouts from the 12th Glasgow, 1st Lenzie Group, enjoyed a rain-free adventure on a very remote Munro north of Rannoch Moor on Saturday, August 20.

It was also a cost-free rail journey for the Scouts on the ‘Kids Go Free’ ticket deal.

Fraser Stevenson, Euan Doig, Andrew Paterson, Laura Keay, Ewan Sydserff and Calum Crosbie left Lenzie Station at 7.50am and arrived at Corrour on the West Highland Line at 11.20am.

That left seven hours to climb Beinn na Lap (3,067 ft) and return to the station restaurant for venison burgers before catching the 6.25pm train home again.

According to Laura: “It was more adventurous just heading up into the hills than following the conventional path from Loch Ossian.”

Although Calum moved up from Cubs less than a year ago he was able to keep up with the Patrol Leaders (PL) and Assistant PLs to reach the summit at the same time as the others.

“The best part was getting to the top,” said Calum, “and having my hot chocolate.”

Ewan Sydserff, ever the competitor, said he “enjoyed getting to the top first” whereas for Laura and Andrew, they enjoyed “running back down, especially through the boggy bits”.

The group enjoyed views of Loch Ossian and Ben Nevis which Fraser Stevenson, Euan Doig, Andrew Paterson and Ewan Sydserff climbed on June 4.

The next hillwalk with Clyde Regional Scouts is planned for this Saturday.

See for details.

The high-flying Scouts are pictured.

BB kicking off again in Kirky

THE 2011-12 session of the 1st Kirkintilloch Company of the Boys’ Brigade will start this Friday (September 2) in St Columba’s Church Hall, Old Aisle Road, Kirkintilloch.

The brand new Anchor Section for boys in P1 to P3 meets from 6.15pm to 7.15pm, the Junior Section for boys in P4 to P6 meets from 6.45pm-8.15pm, while the Company