Community News round-up – September 7, 2011

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SWRI back up and running!

The new session of SWRI Milton of Campsie starts next Wednesday, September 14, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

A warm welcome will be extended to old and new members – and visitors.

They have a packed syllabus, full of various subjects, which will be of interest to everyone throughout the session.

The first evening will hit the right notes as the Anderson Group are coming along to entertain members and guests. Please note the first competition will be four pancakes. During the recess Mrs Maud Young celebrated her 90th birthday. Federation President Kathleen Johnstone, President Chrissie Collins and Secretary Ann Martin visited Maud and presented her with a silk scarf, flower arrangement and cards.

Chrissie and the committee are looking forward to seeing you all again on September 14.

Canal journey with the trust

MEMBERS of a local deaf/blind walking group, their guides and walk leaders recently enjoyed a trip on the Seagull Trust barge (pictured).

This group walk locally each week. Details of the organisation and other local guided walks are available from Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre.

BB underway

The 5th Kirkintilloch Boys Brigade began again on Monday – meeting at 6.45pm at St Mary’s Parish Church, Kirkintilloch.

Boys in P4, P5 and P6 will be most welcome. Also the company is looking for members for the Company Section. Boys in P7 and secondary school from Lenzie Academy and Kirkintilloch High welcome. Come and meet new friends.

Enjoy dancing at St Matthew’s

Sequence dancing at St Matthew’s Church Hall recommences tomorrow (Thursday) from 1.30pm to 3.30pm each Thursday afternoon. All welcome.

Concert and car boot sale

St Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Lenzie will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday as part of East Dunbartonshire Doors Open Day.

There will be a car boot sale in the church yard and table tops in the hall from 10am-1pm (contact 01360 310420 to book a place).

In the evening will be the first of the Music at St Cyprian’s Winter Music series 2011-2012 at 7.30pm.

There will be an organ recital given by David Johnson, who will be joined by senior students of The Music School of Douglas Academy.

Tickets will be available at the door or can be reserved by phoning 07702 224458 or e-mail

Celebration time for BB company

During 2011 the Boys’ Brigade is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the 1st Glasgow Company’s first-ever BB Camp at Tignabruich.

The Company Section of 1st Kirkintilloch commemorated this historic event by holding a weekend camp at Whithaugh Park near Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders. The 13 boys and eight leaders present thoroughly enjoyed an action-packed time.

Remarkably the pre-determined programme fitted in perfectly with the changeable weather conditions and they were outdoors when the sun shone and indoors when it rained.

The range of facilities available at the centre was impressive and everyone was given the opportunity to go abseiling and orienteering, and to make use of the high ropes, low ropes, games hall, all-weather pitch and swimming pool.

It was a very tired group that returned home on Sunday evening.

Everyone who participated will receive a special badge which will be a lasting reminder of this important anniversary.

Mobile centre

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s mobile travel centre will be in Lennoxtown today (Wednesday) to provide travel information.

It will be in the village’s Main Street car park from 2pm-6pm, giving information on bus and rail services, and more.