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Rait Community Association
Events in Annat Hall until the end of Feb 2012
Regular Events –               new faces are always welcome!
Scottish Dancing               Regular Monday night sessions 7.30 pm
                                             Every 3rd Saturday of the month, from October, from 8pm to 11 pm.
                                             15th December, 19st January 16th February
                                             Contact 01821 670230
Piping    Every Tuesday from 7pm under the expert eye of Sandy Smith - Contact 01828 686999
Whist                                   Regular Classes will start again on first Wednesday
                                             Of every month 
Individual Events: - Look out on local notice-boards for coming events.
Hall bookings can now be made online at
or contact Nicola MacInnes 
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Monday               Playgroup                                                                        9:25 – 11:25am
                              50+ Club (1st Monday monthly)                  1:30 – 4:00pm
                              Lunch Club (Last Monday monthly)                           12:45 onwards
                              Rainbows                                                                        6:00 - 7:00pm
                              Jazzercise                                                                        7:15 - 8:15pm
Tuesday               Playgroup                                                                        9:25 – 11:25am
                              Toddlers                                                                          9:15 – 11:15am
                              Brownies                                                                         6:30 – 7:45pm
                              Guides                                                                              7:30 – 9:00pm
Wednesday         Playgroup                                                                        9:25 – 11:25am
                              W.R.I. (first Wednesday of month only)    7:30 – 9:30pm
                              Youth Club (except first Wednesday)                        7.00—8.30pm
Thursday              Toddlers                                                                          9:15 – 11:15am
                              Jazzercise                                                                        7:00 – 8:00pm
Friday                   Exercise Class                                                                 1:00 – 2:00pm
                              Zumba                                                                              6:30  - 7:30pm
Sunday  Sunday School                                                                               09:45 -10:45am
To book the Hall Contact – Rosemary Campbell, 21 Glebe Drive, Inchture 
TEL 01828 686407 Please call after 5pm   
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The Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group's next meeting will be held on Monday, 24 September at 7.00pm in Errol Village Hall, North Bank Dykes, Errol. Our guest speaker will be Sue Roaf, Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University who will speak on Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change.
All welcome.
I hope you will be able to join us on the 24th and please feel free to forward these details on to anyone else who you think may be interested.
For any further information contact:
Douglas Ritchie
Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group
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At long last the drystone wall repair on the Millennium Walk is finished.  What was a pile of stones, is now a gracefully curved portion of the wall, giving plenty of space to the tree which knocked it down in the first place with its roots.  Please do visit and admire.  
A time capsule has been built deep into the wall.  The note in the capsule is as follows :
This part of the wall was knocked down as a result of being undermined by the roots of the ash tree next to it.  It was rebuilt in a curve round the tree in Autumn 2012 by Norman Alm, of South Manse and Barry Caudwell, of Abernyte Farm Cottage.  Neil Gray of Kirkside assisted with a particularly large boulder with his fork lift vehicle. Phil and Claudia Lacoux donated some excellent old stone that had been removed from their house during rebuilding at Abernyte Farm.  James Wilson and Paul Gallagher of Gallagher Groundworks provided some more stone to finish off the last few rows on the wall from stone they had by luck just removed in resizing the boundary wall across the road from the school.
This time capsule contains :
(1)  A Rupert the Bear pin - popular children's cartoon character
(2)  A set of coins minted in 2012
(3) A flash memory card for a digital camera
(4) A newspaper front page
Thanks also are due to Michael Sands of Milton Farm and Bill Leith of Rossie Priory who offered advice and more stone if needed.  In the event we had enough, but we may come back to you in future (once our backs have recovered!).
We should also thank those who encouraged us as they walked by, in particular our most regular cheerleaders Jessie, Sue and Heather.

It has been said often that the essential glue that binds small communities is that of commitment. On Sunday 24th June the friends, neighbours and pupils old and current of Abernyte Primary School gathered to celebrate the outstanding commitment   and service to  Abernyte of Jessie Smith.

For 28 years Jessie has been school dinner lady, cleaner and friend to every pupil who entered the school. A friendship which shaped many fine young people and continued well after they left Abernyte for the world. There is not a corner of the globe where an ex pupil of Abernyte does not fondly recall the constant help and support from Jessie. ( And there are not many corners of the globe in which our wee village is not represented)  She has mended skint knees, bumped heads and fractured playground friendships. She has never missed a school concert. She accompanied the children on trips at home and abroad and where ever they were there was always Jessie.

In appreciation of her service  the community of Abernyte, lead by former pupils, celebrated her retirement as only Abernyte can.

You can see more photographs of the day in the Gallery pages here

Oh no they are all her for me!

  Jessie's tree and plaqueLondon 2012's opening won't match this.Lost for words

Oh dear, they are here for me!Thank you Jessie.


News and information related to Abernyte Church. The church website can be seen here.