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Strathdearn Community Website

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Colours: Orange / Black

Home pitch: Raigbeg School (click to view map)

Manager: Bobby Kennedy

Website: None

Shirt Sponsor: Clan Co Ltd

Honours: None

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Members of the Strathspey and Badenoch Welfare Football Associtaion (www.sbwfa.co.uk)

Strathdearn-art-clubArt in Strathdearn welcomes anyone in the community irrespective of their artistic talents. Our club offers possibilities to those who might be unsure of what to do with their days while either unemployed or retired or unwell. It allows the participants to rekindle that creative enjoyment we all experienced as children, and receiving the support of a likeminded group can not only provide a purpose but might also be unearthing unexpected talent.

At present we have 20 members and meet every Thursday afternoon at the village hall from 1.30 pm till 3.30 pm. Generally everyone does their own thing with regard to drawing or painting but occasionally a few members decide on a group project. It is entirely up to the individual what they want to do. We also organise a number of outings during the year and workshops with professional artists. These provide variety, new inspiration and support for the participants to improve and/or learn new skills. The painted glass panels in the entrance way of the hall as well as the local school art club run by a current member and the success of our annual exhibition are all testimony of our accomplishments and show the benefit of such a thriving and productive club.

The aim of Strathdearn Natural History Club is to increase the understanding and enjoyment of the landscapes, geology, flora, fauna and archaeology of Strathdearn.

Day: Generally 4th Thursday of month, September to April for indoor meetings. Field trips from time to time.

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Tomatin Village Hall

Forward programme:

Thursday October 27th 7:30
Review progress of project to update Anne Glynne-Percy's photo archive of historic sites in Strathdearn.
Also to discuss contribution to the Dalarossie preservation project.

November
No meeting but informal outings to get more photos, grid references etc for photo archive

December - No meeting

2017

Thursday January 26th 7:30
Illustrated talk by Duncan MacDonald of Speyside Wildlife on their perspective on the importance of Strathdearn for ecotourism.

Thursday February 23rd 7:30
Illustrated talk on travel in Chile by David and Kathy Bonniface

Thursday March 23rd 7:30
TBA - Possibly an update of "not So Long Ago" recordings.

Thursday April 27th 7:30
AGM, refreshments, light hearted quiz.

 

Contact Details

David Bonniface

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StepItUpHighlandTomatin has a very active Step It Up Highland Walking Group. SIUH is not a rambling club, but aims to encourage community walking for health. The aims of SIUH are given in http://www.pfw.org.uk/projects/step-it-up-highland/

We are a walking group for health, but this needs clarifying. No one thinking of joining us needs to feel that they should already be fit. The whole point is to encourage all of us to take more exercise, and with that aim in mind, we run two walks simultaneously: one for those who are able to walk for up to one and a half hours, and one for those who can manage up to half an hour, which might include those with disabilities. On our walks we also enjoy observing wildlife, flora, landscapes and geological points of interest, as well as our many archaeological sites in Strathdearn.

The Group has three leaders. We finish our walks with refreshments in Strathdearn Hall, which promotes a very friendly and co-operative group, where each individual helps and considers all other members.

Day: Wednesday

Time: 2pm (1:30 winter)

Location: Tomatin Village Hall

Contact Details

Kathy Bonniface

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Strathdearn Football Club was formed in the early 90's by Jimmy Irvine and managed by him until 2005. Club Captain Kenny Macdonald has been with the Club since it was formed. The current squad comes from Tomatin and Strathnairn and plays in the Strathspey and Badenoch Welfare League.

Strathdearn football TeamThis winters weather has played havoc with the Inverness League programme due to end in February. As at date of writing, Tomatin have played just 8 of their 16 scheduled league games and currently lie in second position in the league. However, in view of the varying number of games played by different teams, a true position is difficult to establish at present. Hopefully the weather will improve and allow more matches to take place.

Bruce Harman

Team

The present team comprises of a squad of 20 players. The team strip is maroon with yellow flashes. League matches are played on Tuesday nights and Cup matches on Friday nights both at 7pm.

The aims of the WRI are:

  • To advance the education and training of those who live and work in the country, or are interested in country life, in home skills, family welfare and citizenship.
  • To promote the preservation of Scotland's traditions and its rural heritage, and
  • To promote the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreational and leisure time occupation so that the conditions and life of people who live in the country, or who are interested in country life may be improved.

Syllabus 2012-2013 to be arranged

Scottish Women's Rural Institutes website: www.swri.org.uk

Womens Rural Institute BadgeDay: First Monday each month from September to May

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Tomatin Village Hall

Contact Details

Secretary

Community Council

Office Bearers

Chairman: Mrs Vivian Roden: 15 Old Mill Road, Tomatin, IV13 7YW

Vice Chairman: Mr Edward Usborne, The Heights, Tomatin, IV13 7YN

Treasurer: Mrs Margaret Saunders, Lynemore, Moy, IV13 7YE

Planning Contact: Mr Duncan Bryden, Rose Cottage, Tomatin IV13 7YN

Other Members:

Mr John Cameron-Mackintosh, Morilemore, Tomatin, IV13 7YN

Mrs Ann Glynne-Percy, Tigh-an-Lochain, Tomatin, IV13 7XX

Mr Symen Anton Gerlings, Stille Willie, Tomatin, IV13 7XY

Mrs Denise Barley, Lauriston, Tomatin, IV13 7YN

Minutes & Contact Secretary: Ms Lee-Anne Cornwall, 5 Old Mill Road, Tomatin, IV13 7YW This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Council Meetings

Community Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month 7.30pm in the Strathdearn Hall.

How we started

The Strathdearn Community (encompassing Moy and Tomatin) has been experiencing growth difficulties for some years. Over the next few decades, the community will receive substantial funding from wind-farms in the district. With this in mind, the Community Council commissioned CADISPA (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas) to identify the ideas, needs and wishes of Strathdearn residents. Questionnaires were sent to every household. The returns were collated and whittled down to form a list of community priorities, which in turn became the basis of a Community Development Plan.

The Plan is a blueprint for a sustainable community. Objectives include providing adequate employment opportunities, sustainable and affordable housing, leisure services and facilities for all ages, promoting healthy lifestyle and encouraging people to take part in various Community activities.
The Strathdearn Community Developments Company (SCD) was created to turn those aspirations into reality. It was formed in 2013 as a Limited Company with Charitable Status.

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What we do

  • The SCD has been formed to benefit the community, namely:
  • To manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the Community and the public in general.
  • To provide, or assist in providing, recreational facilities, and/or organising recreational activities, which will be available to members of the Community and public at large with the object of improving the conditions of life of the Community.
  • To advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the Community.
  • To advance the education of the Community about its environment, culture, heritage and/or history.
  • To advance environmental protection or improvement including preservation, sustainable development and conservation of the natural environment, the maintenance, improvement or provision of environmental amenities for the Community and/or the preservation of buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other importance to the Community.

Our future plans

Our vision is for sustainable demographic growth by encouraging new employment opportunities, supporting existing local businesses, good services and facilities, and affordable housing. We will be guided by the Community Development Plan which will evolve as projects are completed and new ones added in consultation with local wishes. Several projects have been identified for development in the short term.
Our vision is for sustainable demographic growth supported by new employment opportunities, good services and facilities and affordable housing. We will be guided by the Community Development Plan which will evolve as projects are completed and new ones added in consultation with local wishes. Several projects have been identified for development in the short term.

The Paths Project will create a safe network of paths for locals and visitors to the area. Initial efforts will focus on a safe walking route from the bus-stop on the A9 at the north end, though the centre of the village, to Juniper Drive on the south side.
The Amenity Development Project will investigate the viability of both a new larger community hall facility next to the old hall and an inn/restaurant facility on a separate site. A feasibility study will be commissioned to this end.

The Community Health Project will initiate and provide start up funding for a scheme to provide health care assistants in our locality. Working in tandem with Highland Home Care, we will employ several local people in part-time posts, thus ensuring the system is robust and flexible. The scheme will become self-funding, drawing on existing NHS funding.

As well as implementing the various projects chosen by the community, SCD also aims to invest in revenue generating projects in order to make the Strathdearn community financially sustainable for the long term.

Membership

There are three categories of membership of the Strathdearn Community Developments (SCD) company and we would be delighted to welcome you if you choose to join us by using the most appropriate membership for you.

If you would like a membership form please contact me or download it below.

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Types of Membership

Full: Open to those residents with an eligible postcode, who are on the electoral register, and support the purposes of the Trust.

Associate: Open to individuals who support the purposes of the Trust but are not resident in the eligable postcode area.

Junior: Open to those aged between 12 and 17 who support the purposes of the Trust.

Future Strathdearn Community Developments board meetings

Wednesday 22/06/2016 - General board meeting - 7.30pm at the Strathdearn Village Hall. All company members welcome to attend.

Schedule could be liable to change. Please check on a regular basis

Dalarossie Church

dalarossieDalarossie Church (OS NW 767 242) 3 miles upstream from Bridgend on old A9

Site of an 8th century church dedicated to the Celtic saint Fergus. Dalarossie is said to be derived from Gaelic 'Dail Fhearguis' the field or dale of Fergus.

Inside the church is the baptismal font, formed in the shape of a rough hewn stone bowl, which was found in the glebe adjacent to the churchyard. Also inside, by the door to the vestry, stands an old upright stone slab known as the 'Priests Stone' -Clach an t'Sagairt. In former times it was used as a hand- fasting stone eg. marriage contracts could be sealed with a handclasp through the hole in such a stone. It was also known as the 'bargaining stone', possibly being also used in the witnessing of local land transactions.

The present church was built in 1790 and later repaired and altered in 1856 by the architect George Rhind. Presbytery suggested that the external stairs to the galleries be replaced by internal ones. It was considerably altered in 1904 by W.L. Carruthers to its present interior appearance. The galleries are no longer there. Electricity was introduced in 1958 and more efficient heaters in 1992. The stone steps to the left of the gate take us back to the horse drawn carriages of yesteryear.

The small attatched building at the west gable was built as a watch-house c1820 so that new graves could be guarded against body-snatchers.

Church Services are held in Dalarossie Church at 10.30am on the first and third Sundays of March - November inclusive, weather permitting. If heavy snow, then the Service is changed to the Strathdearn Hall.

We don't have a Minister meantime, but for further information please contact the Session Clerk on 07887 704 915

Tomatin Church

tomatin churchTomatin (OS NH 803 283) On old A9 going through Tomatin village

Built 1903, is a fine example of the 'tin' churches erected at the turn of the century by the United Free Church to serve as mission churches and halls in areas of new population.

Many new workers were required for the building of the railway which opened in 1898, as well as the new road and the new distillery.

When the United Free Church reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, the tin church became one of the three parish church buildings of Moy, Dalarossie and Tomatin.

It has been agreed, regretfully and with sadness, to close Tomatin Church at the end of October 2016, mainly because of the difficulties in bringing the Church up to date with disabled access and other facilities.

The last ordinary Service at Tomatin Church will take place on Sunday 25th September at 10.30am.  A closing Service will be held thereafter by the Presbytery.

Originally erected as a prefabricated structure, it would be great if an appropriate purpose (approved by the local church, the Presbytery and the General Trustees) could be found for it on a site elsewhere to avoid having to demolish it.

For further details, please contact the Session Clerk on 07887 704 915.

The Strathdearn Hall

Due to the closure of Tomatin Church on 1st October, while Sunday Services will continue to be held at Dalarossie Church at 10.30am on the first and third Sundays of the month from March - November inclusive (weather permitting), all the other Services and Meetings held by Moy, Dalarossie and Tomatin Parish Church will, for the foreseeable future, be held in the Strathdearn Hall.  Sunday Services will be held at 10.30am.   The Service at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday will continue to take place at 3pm; and the times of other Services such as  the World Day of Prayer Service, Christmas Eve and Good Friday Services, etc, will be advised.

Tomatin Free Presbyterian Church

tomatin free presbyterian churchTomatin Free Presbyterian Church

Evangelical, Calvinistic, Reformed, Scriptural.

Minister: Rev George G. Hutton

Tel: 01463 712872

Services: Sabbath Day usually every three weeks

For precise dates contact Rev G Hutton or see website www.fpchurch.org.uk

Communion: Annually Stratherrick or Tomatin last Sabbath in August

 
 

shop signWelcome to Tomatin Village shop

We are situated in the heart of the village and stock a wide range of goods including, local produce including delicious local meats from A & I Butchers, Grants of Speyside and Harry Gows, affordable everyday basics, fresh fruit and veg, frozen goods, newspapers and magazines, a good selection of wines, spirits and beers, sweets and much more.

We extend a warm welcome to everyone, locals, visitors, walkers and cyclists.

Pop in for a browse and a chat with our friendly staff.

Our opening hours are:-

Monday to Friday

8.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday

9.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday

Closed

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Church of Scotland
Parish of Moy, Dalarossie and Tomatin
Interim Moderator: Rev Morven Archer
T: 01463 237840

All Age Worship:

in the Strathdearn Hall at 10.30 am on the second Sunday of the month. Families are especially welcome. There are usually activities for children during the Service. Donations to the Highland Foodbank also welcomed at these Services. Any of the following items will be much appreciated:- Breakfast Cereal / Pasta or Rice / Tinned Potatoes / Oatcakes or Crackers / Tinned Vegetables / Tinned Tomatoes / Tinned Fruit / Long Life Fruit Juice / Tinned Ham or Corned Beef / Tinned Soup / Tinned Tuna or Salmon / Tinned Mince or Stew / UHT Milk / Tinned Custard or Rice / Teabags or Coffee / Sugar. Further information from Sandra 01808 511246.

Afternoon Tea:

Join us at the Strathdearn Hall for a chat over freshly made sandwiches and delicious scones and cakes between 3 and 4 pm on the second Monday of each month. Further information from Vivian 01808 511355 or Sandra 01808 511246.

The Guild:

Meets at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month between September and April, inclusive, usually in the Strathdearn Hall unless stated otherwise. New members welcome. Further information from May 01808 511448.

Messy Church:

We also have Messy Church, usually on the last Sunday of each month, in the Strathdearn Hall from 4pm – 6pm.

We have some fun with crafts to begin with, and then have a Bible storytelling time with a hymn and prayer. Then we have tea together (proper meal, that is, not just a cup of tea, although we usually have one of these after our meal as well!)

All are welcome. Adults and teenagers as well as children - you don’t have to have a child to come along and it doesn’t matter whether you go to Church or not. Messy Church is what they call a ‘fresh expression’ of Church and it’s Church for people who think a traditional church service isn’t really for them – although many of us who go are involved in traditional church too! It’s for everyone really!

Children have to bring an adult with them – they usually enjoy it too! Parents/grandparents/carers don’t have to do anything (unless they want to try some craft work etc!) You can just chill out with a coffee if you want.

No charge, but if you want to make a donation, that’s fine and thanks very much.

Further information from Vivian 01808 5112355; Sandra 01808 511246 or Liz 01808 511353 and we’d love to see you there.

Closure of Tomatin Church/Relocation to the Strathdearn Hall:

Following the closure of Tomatin Church, we usually meet for worship in The Strathdearn Hall now, apart from the Services at Dalarossie Church which are held on the first and third Sundays from March – November inclusive

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SERVICES: NOVEMBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017

NOVEMBER:

6th Dalarossie Church at 10.30 am. Service of Holy Communion

Remembrance Sunday, 13th November:

10.30 Strathdearn Hall All Age Worship Tea after the Service

3pm Service at the Strathdearn War Memorial.

20th Dalarossie Church at 10.30 am

27th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30 am Tea after the Service


Dalarossie Church closed for December, January and February

DECEMBER:

4th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30 am Tea after the Service

11th Strathdearn Hall All Age Worship at 10.30am Tea after the Service.

18th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30 am Tea after the Service

Christmas Services – Christmas Eve:

6.30pm All Age Worship in the Strathdearn Hall

led by the Elders.

11.30pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

in the Strathdearn Hall led by the Elders

Christmas Day:

25th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30am Tea after the Service

JANUARY:

New Year’s Day:

1st Strathdearn Hall at 10.30am Tea after the Service

8th Strathdearn Hall All Age Worship at 10.30am Tea after the Service.

15th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30am Tea after the Service

22nd Strathdearn Hall at 10.30am Tea after the Service

29th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30am Tea after the Service

FEBRUARY:

5th Strathdearn Hall at 10.30am Tea after the Service

All warmly welcome at any or all of our Services and Activities

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The first Strathdearn Funday.will be held in the grounds of the Primary School, Tomatin on Saturday 3rd June 2017, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

If you would like a stall (prices are only £10), or want to know more about it, please contact Steve Maclennan :
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Tel ... 01808 511 706
Mobile ... 07525 186 965

Steve has created an event page on Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/events/1289971397754584/?ti=cl

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Strathdearn is the name given to the rural area comprising Moy, Dalarossie and Tomatin, lying on both sides of the A9 approximately 15 miles south of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. (view on a map) Through its heart runs the river Findhorn and to the south is the Slochd Summit. The area consists of several large estates, the hamlets of Moy and Dalarossie with ancient churches, and the main village of Tomatin, known the world over because of its distillery which produces a fine malt whisky. There is hill farming, salmon fishing and some forestry and more recently windfarms are springing up upon the surrounding hills. At Tomatin, there is also a unique corrugated iron mission church, an inn and a shop as well as a new PFI primary school, and a fine village hall which was graced by a visit from the late Queen Mother. Though seemingly quiet and peaceful Strathdearn has much to offer; a strong and growing community, it is much loved by locals and visitors alike as can be judged by those who have come and stayed and gladly now call it home.

The area provides much interest for walkers and cyclists, there is a wide variety of plant and wildlife, and for those with an interest in clan history, or of the times of the Jacobites the hills and homes of this area can tell a story or two. The annual Moy Fair brings people from miles around to celebrate the life and pursuits of the countryside Strathdearn is ever full of surprises - take a moment then and browse these pages, then come and visit someday and linger and enjoy the sights and the scenery, the sounds and the scents and discover the peace that can be found when you dare to venture off the beaten track.

If you have a business or service based in Strathdearn, you may request a free listing here. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Office Bearers

Chairman: Mrs Vivian Roden: 15 Old Mill Road, Tomatin, IV13 7YW

Vice Chairman: Mr Edward Usborne, The Heights, Tomatin, IV13 7YN

Treasurer: Mrs Margaret Saunders, Lynemore, Moy, IV13 7YE

Planning Contact: Mr Duncan Bryden, Rose Cottage, Tomatin IV13 7YN

Other Members:

Mr John Cameron-Mackintosh, Morilemore, Tomatin, IV13 7YN

Mrs Ann Glynne-Percy, Tigh-an-Lochain, Tomatin, IV13 7XX

Mr Symen Anton Gerlings, Stille Willie, Tomatin, IV13 7XY

Mrs Denise Barley, Lauriston, Tomatin, IV13 7YN

Minutes & Contact Secretary: Ms Lee-Anne Cornwall, 5 Old Mill Road, Tomatin, IV13 7YW This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Council Meetings

Community Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month 7.30pm in the Strathdearn Hall.

Moy MattersThis page is for all matters of interest to Moy residents, and in particular the activities of the Moy Sub-committee.

The Moy Sub-committee has been established by Strathdearn Community Developments (SCD) with the specific purpose of identifying projects for funding through the Strathdearn share of the Moy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. A full explanation of Key Tasks, Membership and Governance can be read in the pdf Terms of Reference (493 KB) .

The present membership, as agreed at the the first meeting of the Moy Sub Committee on the 29th November 2017 :
 
   Marian Hendry - Chair
   Iain Macdonald - Vice-chair
   John Clarke
   Alastair Fraser
   Jimmy Duncan - Strathdearn Community Developments representative
   Margaret Saunders - Strathdearn Community Council representative
 
The committee members want you to keep in touch and share all your ideas for improving Moy - big or small.  Don't keep them all to yourself! You can submit a comment below or send them to:
 
   The Company Secretary
   Strathdearn Hall
   Tomatin IV13 7YN
 
Moy Sub-Committee has its own folder in the Document Library where you can find minutes of meetings, background documents and the latest reports.

News, articles, and comments submitted by the committee or any Moy resident will appear below in date order, most recent at the top. Please send contributions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 
 

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