The Wee Vine Issue 18 - Spring 2021

Welcome 2 Welcome to issue 18 of The Wee Vine The Wee Vine Editor Denis Bradley Editorial Group Ali Thom Naomi Hirst Rick Dekker Stuart Thomson Original Design Rick Dekker Layout Stewart Hislop Proof Reading Annabel Griffin Printing Mixam Website Contact us at: The Wee Vine, The Windings, Fore Road Kippen, FK8 3DT The Wee Vine is produced quarterly and distributed within the Kippen area. The Wee Vine magazine accepts no responsibility for the return or the condition of unsolicited manuscripts, art and photographs. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the magazine, the publishers, printers and their agents cannot accept responsibility for the errors or omissions. Views held by contributors are their own and do not necessarily coincide with those of the editorial team. We also reserve the right to edit or refuse insertion of any article submitted. The Wee Vine magazine is published by The Wee Vine, which is a not-for-profit organisation. Index Special Feature 3 Clubs 5 Community Affairs 7 Did You Know 19 Police Report 27 Reports 30 The Wee Vine Supporters 31 Spring has arrived and we are now waiting for the easing of restrictions and the opening of shops, leisure, and hospitality. Thanks to all of our Hospitality Venues for the carry out services they have been providing. It is good to see the clubs in the village opening again and the Woodland Group has been busy. Thanks to Kevin Murphy who sent in the poem using the Scots vernacular on page 19. Important information regarding waste and recycling is on page 22. We are grateful to our supporters and the donations during the difficult year of lockdowns, knowing that businesses have been badly affected during this time. This secures the printing of The Wee Vine. Our next issue is scheduled for the second half of July and contributions will be needed by 31st June. Your feedback about the Wee Vine is important to us so please get in touch with your comments/ ideas for this year. Instances of Covid togetherness especially welcome. Email to or text/ Whatsapp to 07736 362011. If you wish to donate go to If you would like your photograph featured on the front cover, send to enquiries@theweevine. org (minimum size 1 MB). This should feature a seasonal picture at time of printing. Cover photograph by Jola Darska.