Welcome to Wee Vine Issue 13 – Winter 2019

This is our 3rd Birthday issue.

A big thanks once more to all our supporters who make this publication possible. Thanks also go to our contributors and our group of distributors who ensure you have your copies.
We welcome 2 new supporters in this issue- Lawson Property Maintenance and Pets Best At Home.

We listened to our readers who said that they found the font too small to read so in this issue we have increased the size and hope this will help.

The Community Section features a good variety of items including The Reading Room update, Rainbows, part of the Girlguiding Organisation, Classes and activities in the Village Hall plus the new Windfarm Deadlines.

There are also features from Classics@Kippen plus the date for Dr Railton Scott Annual Whist Drive and much more including the Bunty Birthday Kiss!

Deadline for the next issue is 31 March 2020.

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Kippen_CCOur Club curls from late September until late March, so we are now halfway through the season. It has been very busy with our regular club matches, tournaments against local teams and two of our players travelled to Kent to take part in a National competition.

We have missed seeing some of our members on the ice because of illness or mishap but some new members have quickly taken up the brush and are most welcome.

A team of Fiona Robertson, Naomi Hirst, Grant Coubrough and Nander Robertson brought glory by winning the Stirling Area Christmas Bonspiel, a match which has been widely enjoyed for many years.  Naomi also won 1st prize for her elfin outfit.


Curling is an excellent way to keep fit when it is too wet for golf and the dog does not want yet another walk, so why not try this sociable and friendly game.

There are training sessions held at the Peak  http://www.trycurling.com/

Kirsty Cuthbert







bowling ballsThe outdoor season at the Kingdom of Kippen Bowling Club is now well and truly finished. Some of our members are however playing indoor bowling at Fintry Sports Club where there are 4 super indoor rinks.

Our closing date this year was Sunday 15th September and, although the numbers attending were fairly small, good fun was had by all.

The annual Prize Giving was held at Fintry Sports Club on Sunday 17th November when all the trophies were handed out – some bowlers even winning more than one!  A lovely meal was provided by Brenda and her staff and a great time was had by all.

Our AGM will be held late February or early March. The exact date will be publicised in due course.

A reminder to all readers – there is a Bowling Club in Kippen, and a warm welcome is extended to anyone.

The Committee


Community Affairs


The Autumn term was fun and busy for the Beavers with a focus upon the Community. The Beavers assisted the Cubs with the firework display. Also, in November, they actively participated at the Act of Remembrance at Kippen Cross and the Church service following. They also co-hosted a Re-engage afternoon tea and performed at the Community Christmas Concert. Trying to make the most of the dark and often wet evenings, the Beavers have been working towards their Safety, Explorer, International and Collectors badges and enjoyed visits from both the Police and the Trossachs Search and Rescue teams.

This term three of our long-standing Beavers will move on to Cubs and we look forward to receiving three newbies next term. Many thanks to Ellen Larson Davidson, Annabel Gaywood, Jeeka Jarvis, John Warttig and Neil Stewart, who voluntarily help and support each meeting allowing the Beavers to have fun and learn.   We are always looking for more parent helpers so if you are interested, please contact: adrianjchamberlain@gmail.com for more info on Beavers.

Adrian Chamberlain