Linkage Bulletin for the week beginning 11th July

 Notices for the week beginning 11th July


Feis Fhiort play at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th July

The performers writeA Fèis is an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the Gaelic arts: song, dance and traditional music on a wide range of instruments. In Gaelic ‘Fèis Fhoirt’ translates as ‘Forth Festival’ (pronounced faysh orsht), and we are the 43rd member of Scotland’s ever-growing Fèis movement, ‘Fèisean nan Gàidheal’. Through the Fèis we aim to keep the music, song and dance of the Scottish Gaelic tradition accessible and fun!’

Tickets are £10 from

Callander and Trossachs Summer Festival 16th – 31st July     

including music, film, crafts and exhibitions

Details at


For your prayers

Amanda and Michael Smith following the loss of Amanda’s dearly loved Aunt Vera Smallwood

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Those preparing to be married in the coming months

For those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment

16th July – Mark and Carol Seymour attending the baptism of their grandson Struan at St Mirin’s Cathedral Renfrew.

For Walter Hall and his family following the death of his mother, Brenda

This week  

 Tuesday 12th July

17.00 at Beechwood Croftamie

Fellowship Group

 Thursday 14th July

Linkage Outing to Dunkeld and Birnam

Pick up at Aberfoyle at 9.00 and Callander 9.30.

The day starts with coffee and biscuits at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, followed by a guided tour of Dunkeld Cathedral which will last about 50 minutes. After a leisurely lunch we will drive to Birnam and visit the Art Centre and Beatrix Potter Garden before starting off back to Callander and Aberfoyle at 3 pm. Cost £10.00 per head. Bookings please to Hilary Gunkel 01877 330798

Friday 15th July

Gartmore Village Hall,
Main St, Gartmore, Stirling FK8 3RW

The Investigator, the Craftsman
and the Art Historian.
Kate Seymour, MA will give
an illustrated lecture in two parts
11.00 – 11.45 – How pictures are made and investigated
11.45 – 1.00 – Light Lunch
1.00 – 1.45 – SRAL Conservation projects

Donation £20:
Contacts: Sarah Chester:
Mobile:  07984172266 and Carol
Tel: 01786 870710

All proceeds will go to The Sons of the Rock Society –
a unique local charity which offers financial support for a specific purpose to people in crisis.
It operates in the Stirling and Falkirk areas. For more details:
Email: info@sonsof the
Kate Seymour is an art historian who received a Masters of Arts in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1999. She moved to the Netherlands in 1999 to work at the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL), Maastricht (the Netherlands) as a painting conservator and is currently the Head of Education at this institution.

Her position entails supervising the practical and research work carried out by post-graduate students from the University of Amsterdam programme for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, as well as teaching and lecturing on a variety of subjects, both academic and practical, throughout the two year Master of Arts in Conservation Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

She also gives workshops to mid-career conservators in Russia in collaboration with the Dutch Inventory Foundation (SIC) in Omsk at the Vrubel Museum, as well as training young Indian Conservators in ‘best practice’ methodologies and standards during their residences at SRAL under the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / Indian Ministry of Culture Fellowship programme.

Her interests include the structural treatment of both canvas and panel paintings, cleaning polychrome surfaces, filling and retouching systems and varnishing painted surfaces. In addition, Kate held the post of International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) Coordinator for the Working Group Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration, from 2008-2014, and remains active in this organisation as coordinator of the ICOM-CC Education and Training in Conservation Working Group.

Friday 15th July

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 17th July The eighth Sunday after Trinity

Services & Readings

Lord God,
your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

08.00 Balfron

Luke 10:38-end

 10.00 Callander

Gen. 18:1-10a

Col. 1:15-28

Luke 10:38-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 18:1-10a

Col. 1:15-28

Luke 10:38-end

16.00 Feis Fhiort concert at St Mary’s (see above)

Monday 18th July

St Modoc’s Doune will host a concert  in aid of child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine. These children suffer long-term health problems and defects because of the contamination of their local environment.  The Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo will play favourite classical and Russian folk music)

Tickets on the door £10 (£5 concession) including refreshments

All proceeds to support families affected by Chernobyl disaster

Saturday 23rd July

St Mary’s

The wedding of Fiona Brown to William Findlay

Sunday 24th July

The ninth Sunday of Trinity

Sunday 31st July

St Mary’s

The Annual Camp service of the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

 Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday