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Past Events

We have had some very successful events since the last newsletter was published.

Soup and Sweet

A soup and sweet in February raised over £550. Thanks to all who supported this event.

Pub Nights

We ran two Pub Nights in March. The Friday evening was a trial event for over18s only. This was a great success and we have had very positive feedback from those who attended. Saturday evening was our usual family friendly evening. The events raised £350 approx.


A new Yoga class has started on a Monday Night in the Village Hall from 6.30-8pm. It is proving very popular!

Core Paths

Those of you who regularly walk the paths around the village will have noticed that they have been deteriorating over the winter. The Village Council is looking at this just now and Moray Council and the Forestry Commission are being very helpful. Some work has already taken place but much still needs to be done.

Village Council

The Village Council is looking for new members. We have lost a few people due to work and personal commitments and are looking for people to join us. Meetings are roughly once a month with none over the summer break. If you think you can spare some time to join us, please contact us through the website.

 Gardening Group

The Gardening Group are preparing for the Village’s annual display. Plants are being brought on in the poly tunnel at Knockando Primary School. They are also hoping to tidy up and cultivate other places in the village but need help for this. If you can spare some time to help over the summer, please contact Nick on 01340 810797.

 BALL Group

19/05/17 Painting Tiles & stones – Margaret Adams Prepare & Plan for Autumn Session
26/05/17 Line Dance         – Judy Ballard Australia talk & slideshow

– Terry Ballard

02/06/17 Tartan Army Talk     – Jim Hart Crafts with Raffia        – Jean Wills
09/06/17 Dance Exercise – Dot Bremner STEAL & card games
16/06/17 Line Dance       – Marg. Young Quiz                              – Jean Wills
23/06/17 Walk with Terry/Michael Rothes Fire & Rescue

– Andy Cameron

30/06/17 Games – Boccia – Curling etc. MORAY Local Outdoor Access Forum                      – Terry Ballard
07/07/17 Dance Exercise – Dot Bremner Slideshow – Nepal

-Jim Davidson

14/07/17 Games – Badminton, Hoopla etc. Craft Halloween Theme

– Alison Brenner

21/07/17 Scottish Dance

– Jessie Stewart

Whisky talk                     – Jim Hart
  Summer Break

Jean Peacock (Archiestown):      01340 810870

Jim Hart          (Archiestown):      01340 810889

Jean Wills       (Knockando)   :      01340 810606

Future Events

Village Auction

The annual village auction will be held on Friday 26th May. Hammer down at 6.30pm. This is always a popular event. Now is the time to have a Spring clearout! If you need items uplifted, please contact Eddie on 01340 810339 or Ali on 07979245909.The Hall will be open for donations/ viewing on the day from 2-4.00pm. We are running this in conjunction with a pub night. The bar will be open during the auction and after it. This will be open to ALL ages.

Annual Fête

The Fête will be held on the 17th June. Attractions this year are Speyside Falconry, Mountain bike obstacle course, Archery, Pony rides, Animal Farm, Football shootout, Nerf ducks and other children’s games.

We will be having the usual stalls plus a plant and produce stall this year. Donations for the bottle stall and cake and candy can be brought on the day. Plants etc can also be brought along on the day but can be collected by contacting Nick on 01340 810797.

Raffle tickets will be available shortly and will be available at Doreen’s shop.

If you are free to help set up on the Friday night, please come along to the playing fields at 6.30 pm. The bar will be open then too!

The famous Archiestown Quiz will take place on the Saturday evening in the Village Hall. Posters will be displayed nearer the time.

Please support our Fête weekend. All profits will go towards the refurbishment of the kitchen and toilets. Keep a lookout for posters with more information nearer the time.

Anyone who would like to help should get in touch via the e-mail address overleaf or through the website/facebook.

Kid’s Club

Following on from the success of the Kid’s Club last year, it will be repeated from the 17th – 21st July this year. Look out for more details later.

We hope you all have a good summer and the weather is sunny and warm for everyone. There will be no events over the summer break but we are planning on another weekend of pub nights, as before, in the Autumn.


We are always trying to provide events and activities for the whole Community. If you have any suggestions/ ideas, topics you would like discussed, or would like to be involved, please contact us on the e- mail addresses above.