Month: September 2018

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Annual Quiz Night

On Wednesday, November 7th we are hosting another Quiz Night in the Red Lion on Tolbooth Street. The first round will be a wee bit different. Anne Owen from the Falconer Museum’s staff has offered to do a round based on identifying some unusual artifacts from the museum’s collection. Apparently, rounds of this nature can…
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Visit to Vienenburg next September

Finally, the dates for next year’s trip to Vienenburg have now been fixed. The official celebration of our 35-year-old partnership will take place on either Friday 13th September or Saturday 14th September. That means that our group will presumably arrive in Vienenburg by Thursday 12th at the latest and leave at the earliest by Sunday…
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Facebook Page and Forres -Twinning Web Page

Our Facebook page, managed by Shaun Moat, is up and running and available to the whole world. For those of you, like me, who don’t quite understand Facebook and why hundreds of people you don’t know suddenly appear there with photos of babies and beaches & BBQ’s and tell you lots of things you’d rather…
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Forres Area Soccer 7s

Forres Soccer 7s, having enjoyed a trip to Vienenburg last summer, following on from the visit from Vienenburg’s young footballers in 2015, were hoping to entertain the German boys next year but currently there is a hitch because the boys are a bit younger than those who came two years ago and some of the…
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Moray Brass

Next summer, Moray Concert Brass – more than 60 strong and including some youngsters from Forres – will be staying in Wernigerode for a week and have enlisted our help in setting up some concerts for them. Vienenburg and Goslar are in the process of being arranged.  Wernigerode is a bit more difficult as, although…
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Goslar Visit

Two members of the committee visited Goslar in August. This was as a result of an invitation from the Goslar Oberburgermeister. Goslar had arranged a week-end get-together with representatives of all its six twin-towns – one in each of France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, England and Scotland. One morning was spent inspecting four of…
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Vienenburg Pupils’ Visit

In early June – a group of school pupils arrived from Vienenburg. They stayed at the hostel in Findhorn. They spent a couple of mornings in Forres Academy where they shadowed some local pupils and observed how things were done here.  Their school is much smaller than ours with only about 350 pupils. While here,…
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Changes to the Constitution

At the AGM in May, we succeeded in making a few changes to the constitution which brought it up to date. We have now been freed from the need to inform people of our AGM via the local press (which saves us £30 for a postage-stamp-sized advert that most of you would never see anyway). …
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