Sunday April 6th. 2014                                                                                        Charity registration No. SC 002876

St. Margaret's,                        St. Joseph's,                        St. Finnan's

Congratulations to Betty MacLachlan   
Betty, who  has been an inspiring and well-loved school teacher and has coached youngsters in various sports for decades,  is  among those selected to carry the Queen's Baton on its journey through the Highlands this summer.

Spean Bridge Primary teacher Betty MacLachlan has taught pupils badminton, shinty and many other sports in a near 40-year career at the school and its predecessor, Kilmonivaig Primary. Miss MacLachlan, who retires this summer, said she was "completely shocked but delighted" after being nominated by parents for her work in running after-school clubs. One nomination said: "Betty has inspired generations. She has high expectations and motivates all to realise their full potential, devoting her own time for extra tuition."  The route will pass through Spean Bridge and Fort William on Saturday, July 12

Betty’s nomination  was the most popular of all the names submitted, and lots of parents and members of the community elected her as the one most worthy to receive the honour. The village will be there on July 12th to cheer Betty on.  

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Iona June 12th –14th for children P7, S1 & S2

In the first place everyone will gather at Craig Lodge Dalmally at 5pm for ice breaker games and team building activities'

We will travel to Iona on Friday leaving Dalmally early to catch the mid-morning ferry to Mull and then on to Iona  after that.· We are hiring a bus from Craignure, so that we can travel and stop at our own convenience'

A group of people will go ahead to set up camp and when we arrive (around 2pm) we will make our way to the campsite on Iona. When on Iona we will walk in the footsteps of St Columba, visit the Abbey, have a campfire on the beach, toasting marshmallows and singing songs, play games at camp, and on Saturday we will have mass at St Columba's Bay.  We will  finish at the Cathedral in Oban carrying the Scottish Youth Cross, where it will be left on the altar for a few days asking the parish to remember the young people in their prayers.  Fr Roddy Johnston will be our priest for the duration of the pilgrimage'. The cost is £50 per child..  If you are interested, please contact the Diocesan Youth Officer, Denise Roberts, for all the details and forms: Tel: 01838 200 347 or email

We offer our sincere good wishes and congratulations to Craig Stewart and Mairi Grant who were married in St. Margaret’s on Saturday, April 5th.  The best man was  Sean Conner and the maids of honour were Mairi’s sisters,  Fiona and Kirsty Grant.

Mairi’s father, Angus, is a nephew of the late Bishop Grant and a also cousin of the late Ann MacKintosh. The family have always had close connections with Roy Bridge, so Roy Bridge was Mairi’s first choice for her wedding

When the plans were being made earlier last year,

Ann MacKintosh was such a great help to Mairi with the arrangements.  She looked forward so much to the wedding, but sadly her terminal illness took Ann from us, but I am sure she was very close to Mairi and Craig on their wedding day.

The young couple will set up their home in Wishaw, and we hope they will return often to Roy Bridge.  

May God grant them every blessing and happiness throughout their married life, and the gift of a lovely family.

Wedding Congratulations


Craig & Mairi Stewart

April 5, 2014

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