District news round-up

Members of Crosshill Parish Church in Motherwell recently enjoyed a visit to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Members of Crosshill Parish Church in Motherwell recently enjoyed a visit to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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Minister the Rev Derek Hughes introduced and welcomed Jim Paxton to the Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church, Motherwell, congregation on Sunday morning.

Jim is training to be a reader within the Church of Scotland and will be attached to DStA for some time as part of his training.

Mr Hughes has now started a new series of sermons on “All Things New”.

For anyone interested in becoming a member of the church a new enquirers’ group starts this Sunday in the prayer room after morning worship. All will be welcome.

Citizens Advice

The annual general meeting of Motherwell & Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau will take place next week.

Although the bureau has been operating in its current guise since 1970, the service has actually been serving the communities of Motherwell and Wishaw since December 1942 and this year celebrated its platinum anniversary.

The agm will be held in South Dalziel Studios, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, next Wednesday, September 11, at 6pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and should contact Danielle or David on 01698 265349 for further information.

Photographic society

Motherwell Photographic Society start their new season tomorrow (Thursday) an informal drop-in night which will include a display of members’ prints and images.

There will also be an opportunity to view the club’s facilities which include computers and printers as well as studio lighting facilities.

This will be an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in pursuing photography as a creative and rewarding hobby to meet the members and discover what the club has to offer.

Visitors can stay for as little or as long as they wish from 7.30pm onwards.

Motherwell South

The congregation of Motherwell South Parish Church marked the 40th anniversary of the Rev Arthur Barrie’s ordination to the ministry last Sunday with a special service led by the Rev Georgie Baxendale.

Crosshill Parish

Last Sunday’s service at Crosshill Parish opened with the sacrament of baptism which saw baby Dylan Alec Ian Elliot being introduced to the congregation and then being baptised.

The Rev Gavin Black’s sermon was based on Luke’s Gospel Chapter 14.

Organisations have now commenced their new sessions with the pre-worship study group meeting at 10.30am on Sundays,

The prayer group meets in the small hall each Tuesday at 12.30pm with the craft club meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm.

The Anchor section of the Boys’ Brigade has an enrolment night on Wednesday at 6.15pm and a warm welcome is extended to all former and new boys in the P1 to P3 age group.

Rotary Club

Last Thursday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw was the final social evening of what has been an enjoyable summer session.

Past president Paul Begley gave a report on the penultimate pigeon derby race which started at Ingleton.

The rotarians with the winning birds were Anne Gartshore, Amar Mishra and John McGeary.

The monthly 100 club winners were John Robson, Archie McCunn and John McGeary and John O’Brien picked up the weekly bonus ball prize.


Horticultural Show

The major prizewinners at Bothwell Horticultural Society’s annual show were —

Section I - Pot Plants Flowering - The Ralston Trophy - Tom Goodsir.

Section II - Cut Flowers - Dr William M Buchanan Cup - William Miller.

Section III - Chrysant/Dahlia - The Edward Darroch Trophy - joint winners Tom Dow and Colin McDowall.

Section IV - Decorative - Dr J Forrest-Hamilton Trophy - Margaret Miller.

Section V - Pot Plants-Foliage & Fruit - The J Wilson Paterson Cup - joint winners Christine Logan and Tom Goodsir.

Section VI - Multi Pot Plant Display - The Derek A Harley Trophy - Christine Logan.

Section VII – Cacti And Bonsai - The Joseph Clark Memorial Trophy - Ian Wilson.

Section VIII - Roses - The McGirr Rose Cup - Colin McDowall.

Section IX - Vegetables - The Violet Rose Cup - Richard Birkett.

Best Exhibit - Vegetables - National Vegetable Society Medal - Richard Birkett.

Section XII - Home Industries - Baking - The Tunnock Cup - Emily Barr.

Section XII - Home Industries - Preserves - The Chapman Cup - Jean Murray.

Section XII - Home Industries - Handicrafts - The Mrs J K Chisholm Cup - Elspeth Russell.

Section XIII - Painting - Oil - The John Wilson Memorial Trophy - Lorna Fairlie.

Section XIII - Painting - Water Colour - The Mary Foulis Quaich - Norman Lawson.

Section XIII - Painting - Any Other Medium - The Fleming Cup - Norman Lawson.

Section XIV - Photography - The Robert F Miller Trophy - Harry Ferguson.

Section XIV - Photography - The Brian Sherry Memorial Trophy - George Waterston.

Section XV - Juniors (10 years and under) - The Ross Mckellar Trophy - winner: Lucy Docherty, runner-up: Isla McKellar.

Section XV - Juniors (between 11 And 15 years) - The Heather Wardrop Trophy - winner: Laura Docherty, runner-up: Jennifer Docherty.

Section XVI - Bothwell Master Gardener - Master Gardener Trophy - Richard Birkett.

Section XVIII - Floral Art - The Attwood Taylor Cup - Ellen Buttery.

School Children’s Poster Competition - Junior Classes - 1st: Evie McKendrick (St Bride’s Primary), 2nd: Abbie Kelly (St Bride’s Primary), 3rd: Rumeysa Aydin (St Bride’s Primary).

Senior Classes - 1st: Katie McMurray (Bothwell Primary), 2nd: Ben Carroll (St Bride’s Primary), 3rd: Zoe Gall (Bothwell Primary).


Rambling club

Holy Family Rambling Club will have a day out on Sunday when it is planned to walk part of the West Highland Way.

The trip will provide an opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to say that they had been along even a small bit of the famous path.

The bus will leave Mossend at 9.30am as usual and travel to the top end of Loch Lomond. Ramblers will then walk to Crianlarich with the option of continuing to Tyndrum.


Parish Church

The Kirk Session at Newarthill and Carfin Parish Church will meet tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30.

Mission boxes will be dedicated and counted on Sunday. Everyone who has a mission box is asked to bring it along on Sunday or give it to their district elder.

The regular groups which meet within the hall at Newarthill have resumed after the summer break.


Blood donation

A mobile donating team from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will be at the St John the Baptist Church on Monday, September 16.

Donations can be made between 4 and 7.30pm.

Old Parish Church

A new session of the Uddingston Old Parish Church Guild will begin in the large hall on Tuesday, October 1, at 7.30pm.

The Guild theme continues to be ‘Who We Are and Whom We Serve’ and church minister the Rev Fiona McKibbin will speak on this subject on Tuesday, October 8.

A varied and interesting programme has been arranged for the session and all former and new members will be welcome at the weekly meetings.

Probus Club

Meetings of Bothwell and Uddingston Probus Club resume in Uddingston Old Parish Church on Thursday, October 3.

New and existing memnbers will be welcome - for further details contact secretary Dr Julian Bath on 01698 813246.


Blood donation

A mobile donating team from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Burnhead Community Centre on Tuesday, September 17.

Donations can be made between 4 and 7.30pm.

Viewpark Parish Church

A new way of worship, entitled Freedom, has started at Viewpark Parish Church.

Every Sunday, from 7pm, the band play and sing uplifting songs and after worship there is the Freedom Youth Club. All are welcome.

Bible Study takes place in the Thornwood Room on Mondays at 7.30pm while ‘Doing Life Together’ takes place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm.

The start of a new session is the ideal time to go along to either or both of these groups, and all will be welcome.

Bingo night

St Columba’s Boys Club are holding a prize bingo night at their base in Laburnum Road, across from John Paul II Primary, on Friday.

Doors will open at 7pm with eyes down at 7.30. Admission will be £1 for adults and 50p for children and refreshments will be provided.


Methodist Church

New Stevenston Methodist Church’s welcome break cafe will reopen on Friday.

It will be open from noon to 2pm and all are welcome to go along and enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches, tea, coffee and biscuits for £2.50.


Meetings resume

Lanarkshire Family History Society resumes its monthly meetings on Thursday, September 12, when the speaker will be Andrew Nicol from the Scotland’s Places website.

He will outline the huge number of historical resources available on the website as well as give information about their new ‘crowd sourcing’ transcription project.

The talk will take place at the GLO Centre in Motherwell at 7pm. All will be welcome.


Village clean-up

Cleland Community Council is seeking volunteers to help clean up the area around Main Street.

The event is taking place between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday, September 14.

Anyone keen to lend a hand should call Joe Hands, 862917, or e-mail joehands1980@hotmail.co.uk.


Blood donation

A mobile donating team from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Pather Community Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19.

Donations can be made between 4 and 7.30pm.


New session starts

This Friday marks the opening night of the new session of Lanarkshire Philatelic Society and members are looking forward to the display being given by the new president, Alex Magowan.

The society extends an invitation to all who are interested in stamps, postal history, postcards and meter marks.

Meetings are held in Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, starting at 7.30pm.

Further details are available at www.lanarkshireps.co.uk or from the secretary Paul McGowan on 01698 426289.