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Kippen Parish Church Guild

“One Journey, Many Roads”  –  “Seeking the Way”

The Stirling/Clackmannan Guilds Together Annual Summer Rally will take place in Bridge of Allan Parish Church, 12 Keir Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NW on Thursday, 30th May at 7.00 p.m.

Please contact Joanna 01786 870681 regarding



The Guild Annual Gathering will take place in Dundee on Saturday,
7th September.

This event is worth a visit. 


Further information and free tickets are available from

Joanna M. McPhail 01786 870681 or


Guild Week is 8th to 15th September 2019






Did You Know, Uncategorized

SUMMER  2019 trips for NTS

All Day Trips start from Forthside Car Park near Gabe’s Diner

(Timingsare approximate)

Thursday 16th May 2019
Depart 10.30am Return 5.45pm
Day Trip to Arniston House
(Organiser Sandy Wilson)
Wednesday 17th July 2019
Depart 9.00am Return 6.00pm
Day Trip to Monteviot House and Gardens
(Organiser Bob McKean)
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Depart 10.15am Return 6.30pm
Day Trip to Pitlochry Theatre– “Blythe Spirit”


Fiona and Dougall Campbell

Fiona and Dougall Campbell photographed in July this year before a village wedding. Very suddenly and sadly passed away within a few days of each other in August.

They lived happily in the village for 33 years contributing considerably to community life and will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and contributions to the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Foundation.


Nicola Bone

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Pianos tuned in public places in Kippen and Arnprior

Annabel would like to thank everyone who generously contributed toward the goal of tuning of pianos in public places in Kippen and Arnprior, for which she ran the Stirling Half Marathon in April. The pianos in Kippen Church, School, Village Hall, Cross Keys and Arnprior Nursery have now all been tuned.  Unfortunately, the piano in the Reading Rooms suffered very badly from a recent burst pipe and is currently out of use.  Please arrange independently with the Village Hall or Church if you would like to practise on the pianos.


Annabel Gaywood

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Charity Fundraising Christmas Grotto

Shirley Lamb, Santa and their elves would like to thank the support given last year at their ‘Charity Fundraising Grotto’ held in December 2017.

The sum raised with the generosity of all visitors was £800 split equally between ‘Startup Stirling’ and ‘Downs Syndrome, Scotland’.

This year’s event will take place on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December 2018.
The venue as usual will be at ‘Linton’, Fintry Road, Kippen. The contact telephone number is 01786870231.

For those who have not visited before the children will have a full 10-minute personal visit with Santa ending with a gift. For adults there will be the opportunity to socialise and donate to home baking, mulled wine and soup. You do not have to bring a child to participate just come and enjoy the social occasion and view the lights and help raise funds for this year’s Charity.

The cost will be £5 per child. This year’s deserving charities will be ‘Startup Stirling’ and ‘Neonatal Unit, FV hospital Falkirk’.

Please telephone Shirley to book a time as soon as possible as places fill up quickly and some repeat visitors have already booked. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

Shirley Lamb



Tea On The Train

Last year, I decided to put my images to good use and create a calendar to help raise funds for both my charity I volunteer for (Contact the Elderly) and Strathcarron Hospice.

Using these funds, I was able to treat our Contact the Elderly guests (and volunteer drivers) to an afternoon of “Tea on the Train”.  As it was a Steam Train (Bo’ness & Kinneil) it was only fitting to encourage the group to dress vintage!  However, I don’t need much encouragement to dress for a theme 😉

3The platform staff were very helpful in getting us all aboard, where we were served an abundance of sandwiches and baking.  We enjoyed our tea as the train steamed to the end of the line where we could take in some gorgeous views along the way.

A good time was had by all     and                would            certainly recommend if you are looking for an Afternoon Tea with a difference.

Ali Thom


Flower Tubs

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Naomi and Fiona having a rest from planting the flower tubs in early June along with a friendly, inquisitive dog. The tubs are needing a lot of watering with this wonderful warm weather, and the sunshine is bringing them on a treat. The Dekkers have kindly offered to ease the load in watering, which is most welcome.

A great big thank you to The Beavers who raised money to add to our reserves, and, as always, thank you to the villagers who pop their change into the box in McNicolls. We have a healthy balance, but all donations are most welcome.



Sports Achievement Cup 2018

The Sports Achievement Cup, donated by Tom Connelly, is voted for by all the pupils in the School. This year’s winner was Murray Robb, who had demonstrated a high level of skill in Kayaking and has recently been promoted into Division 1, which is a great achievement for his age. Murray was part of a duo alongside Ross Claydon who earned Kippen a remarkable 2nd place in the Scottish Schools Slalom Kayak/Canoe Championships in June.  Murray has also been a member of the School’s football team and a great ambassador for sport in general. A Highly Commended certificate was awarded to Caitlin Bradwell in recognition of her achievement in Cross Country, where she has competed at Stirling, regional and national levels, as well as being an integral part of netball and lacrosse teams in School.

Sports Awards