Whats on Inverbervie

Queens Arms, Sponsored Walk
Queens Arms, Sponsored Walk

The latest news from Inverbervie from our local correspondent Caroll Evans.

Parish News

Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland with Rev Dennis Rose.

Sunday, January 4 - 11.30am Service at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson.

Saturday January 3, 2015 6.30pm RC Mass (Catholic mass).

Sunday January 4, 9.30am Family Communion.

For more information, contact The Reverend Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Alpha Course

Are you interested in exploring the meaning of life?

For details of a new Alpha Course, planned for January 2015, contact Rev Dennis Rose 01561 362560 or Zandra Taylor 01561 361488

Bervie Church Centre Coffee Morning - Wednesday, January 7, 10-11.30am. Pancakes, coffee and friendly chat in aid of Church Funds.

WoTS Magazine

WoTS is all about? The Church and Community Newsletter for Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff. Registered Charity no Sc009239. Please remember, without your information there would be no news!

The cut-off date for February/March 2015 edition is Friday, January 16.

Send your news to WOTS.editors@yahoo.com as a word attachment, or pop it into the Bervie Church Centre post box. WoTS is distributed free of charge, however, any donations towards the cost of production will be most welcomed.

New Year Resolutions!

If your New Year’s Resolution is to be more involved in ourcCommunity, then there are plenty of ways in which you can help.

Our older generation need some help from time to time, with shopping trips, doctor visits or gardening assistance. Bervie has very fewvVolunteers and we need more.

Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network operate in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations, and most particularly with community groups, to improve the health of older people. Contact Nikki Lorimer on 01561 378130 or email mhln@care4free.net and volunteer to help 1 hour per week/fortnight or whatever you can.

Bervie Gala Committee is another great way to become involved. Bervie Gala Team work throughout the year. They arrange and give us a wonderful GALA week every year in June and the cash raised gives us a fabulous fireworks display every November, bright and exciting Christmas lights every December and local grants are available for the groups and organisation in and around the Royal Burgh. This year, with some retirements due, the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie’s Gala Committee really do need you. This is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Contact Audrey on 01561 362629.

With such a busy and active community there really is a little something for everyone, for more information about local clubs, groups and organisations in the Royal Burgh visit www.bervie.net and become part of the bigger picture.

Inverbervie Medical Centre

Bervie Surgery will be closed Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2. Open as normal on Monday, January 5.

Bervie Library Christmas Opening hours

The library, Church Street, Inverbervie will be closed on tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday, January 1 and 2, 2015

Normal opening hours: Monday 6-8pm, Tuesday 2-4.30pm, Wednesday 10am-noon, Thursday 2-4.30pm, Friday closed, Saturday 10am-12.30pm, Sunday closed.

Bervie Sports Centre

The centre Will be closed Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2.

Bervie Youth Project

Saturday, January 3, - sports events, 3-4pm Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn, netball and basketball. P7 to adults welcome to attend a free fun session. The sports events are not currently sponsored by any company or individuals for January 2015.

Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to young adult, free hot chocolate and home bakes. Youth Café Events are not currently sponsored by any company or individuals for January 2015.

Voluntary positions available, 2 x admin support workers, (aged 15 plus) 2 x sports mentors (aged 15 plus) 2 x youth café workers (aged 15 plus).

Sponsorship opportunity for January 2015 Bervie Youth Project, Sports and Youth Café, £100 each. If you are interested in Sponsoring Bervie Youth Project, please contact Caroll on carollevans77@btinternet.com or on 01561 361587

Bervie Play Park Family Hogmanay Party

Family Hogmanay party, tonight (Wednesday) from 7.30pm-1am at Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, Inverbervie. Bring your own refreshments, disco and entertainment from Ellie Deejays.

Tickets can be purchased from Dawn Sinclair on 07850522394. Bervie Play Parks Scottish Registered Charity SC042985

The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms, King Street, Inverbervie have had a fantastic year of fund-raising, the total amount raised for charity this year is £1479.30 which was forwarded to Macmillan nurses in memory of Bervie resident Lorna Beattie. This was raised from their sponsored walk, the darts, dominoes, crib day and the contents of the bar charity bottle.

Catriona Bennet, proprietor, said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers old and new for their support over the years, in fact, we will shortly be celebrating 10 years here at The Queens. Think that’s a cue for a party! We’d also like to thank all our entertainment providers who give us such a great atmosphere here Ellie DeeJays, JDM Music and all our live entertainers.” Customers will be treated to a piper at midnight for Hogmanay celebrations.