KeepActive : Discussion Group for senior citizens and older people in and around Inverness in Scotland
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The list which follows shows the name, venue and contact details for 27 organisations whose activities include "Discussion Group" in Inverness and the surrounding area listed alphabetically within towns. Please refer to the list on the left hand side of the page for other types of activity.

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Avoch : Black Isle Men's Shed, Avoch Community Centre Click for contact details
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The Black Isle Men's Shed is currently building their own shed within the Avoch Community Centre. Once operational, it will be equipped with a range of woodworking equipment with experienced members ready to show others how to best use them.

In addition, we hold regular talks on a variety of topics including photography, IT Clinics, health and anything else which the members might request. These talks are either held in the Community Centre or in other local venues - please go to the website and to the Diary Page for a schedule of activities.

The grand opening is scheduled for 27th October. See website for more details.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1400 to 1600

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   Year round
Cost
   £1.00 donation to cover tea/coffee/biscuits.

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Balloch : Smithton Long Term Condition Support Group, Balloch Hall Click for contact details
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Living better with a long term condition.

Pick up lots of useful tips and techniques to help you to self manage, plus tea, chat and Boccia!

Anyone (of any age) with a long term condition made very welcome.

Transport available.

To find out more, contact Roy by phone on 01667 455620 or by email, just click on "Send an Email".

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1200 to 1400 Monthly

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   Meets on last Thursday of the month from 12.00-2.00pm
Cost
   £2.00 per meeting

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Culloden : Wednesdays @ 2, Culloden Library Click for contact details
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A lively drop-in lecture and discussion group that features a broad range of resource people presenting on such themes as Health/Wellbeing, History, Computing/IT, Science and Personal Safety.

Feel free to join us!

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1530 Fortnightly

Cost
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Dingwall : Dingwall and District Carers and Former Carers, Dingwall St Clements Church Click for contact details
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Carer's support groups are a great way to meet other carers and share knowledge and experience.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1900 to 2100 Monthly

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   1st Tuesday of every month
Cost
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Dingwall : Sports Memories, The Global Energy Stadium Click for contact details
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We welcome men and women with dementia who have an interest in football as a player, fan, referee or manager.

We use photographs and memorabilia to share memories and encourage conversations in a friendly, supportive setting. We serve pies and Bovril at half time.

This is a group for people who are able to attend safely on their own or who are accompanied by someone to support them.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1530 Monthly

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   Last Wednesday of the month running from March till September
Cost
   Not known

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Dornoch : Dornoch Carers Drop In, West Church Hall Click for contact details
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Carers are invited to drop by and enjoy coffee, tea and biscuits and chat to other carers.

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1230 to 1330 Monthly

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   3rd Thursday of the month
Cost
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Drumnadrochit : Open House, Urquhart and Glenmoriston Church Hall Click for contact details
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All ladies are welcome to the programme of varied activities which includes supporting different charitable organisations around the world.

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1400 to 1600 Fortnightly

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   Thursdays (alternate) 2nd and 4th week of month
   Meets in Church Hall
Cost
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Inverness : Highland Dogblog, Various Locations Click for contact details
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Highland Dogblog is a community based network of people with a shared love of dogs and the Highlands.

The Dogblog network functions both online and in real life. In real life Dogbloggers use the online forums to organise themselves and get together for a variety of different activities such as pack walks and play dates, community litter picks, fund raising projects, looking for lost dogs and other dog centric events of all kinds. There is also a strong ethos in the group of members supporting each other and this takes different forms across the different groups.

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

To join Dogblog just “like” the main page and as soon as you’re ready to post a pic of your dogs and tell us their names and where you’re based. Yep, that’s it, now you’re a “member”

To keep up with ALL the local craic, pack walks, play dates and events, join HDB Paw Pals on facebook for full information.

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Inverness : Highland Humanist Society, Kingsmills Hotel Click for contact details
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The group offers members (and non-members) a chance to meet other Humanists for interesting talks, discussion, socialising and much more. Membership of the Humanist Society Scotland entitles you to attend their meetings, film nights, debates and social occasions.

Meeting Times
   Sunday : 1900 to 2100 Monthly

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   Second Sunday of month
Cost
   HSS individual annual membership £32 (£20 for people with low income)

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Inverness : HighlandLit, Glen Mhor Hotel Click for contact details
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Bringing together those with an interest in all things to do with the written word and the wider world of publishing, HighlandLit provides a valuable opportunity to discuss projects, books, ideas and attend workshops

It also encourages members and guests to meet and ask questions of published writers and poets, and hear them read from their work'

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1830 to 2100 Monthly

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   Events take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
   
   Check website or Facebook for full details of meetings and events
Cost
   Paid up members attend Workshops and Open-Mic sessions free of charge. (These cost £5 and £3 respectively for non-members)

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Inverness : Hilton Long Term Condition Support Group, Hilton Church Hall Click for contact details
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Living better with a long term condition. Lots of tips and techniques to help you self manage, plus tea, chat and Boccia!

Anyone (of any age) with long term condition very welcome - and carers too.

Transport Available.

To find out more, contact Roy by phone on 01667 455620 or by email, just click on "Send an Email".

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1330 to 1530 Monthly

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   Meets last Tuesday of every month from 1.30-3.30pm in Hilton Church Hall, Druid Road side of church.
Cost
   £2.00 per meeting

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Inverness : Inverness Civic Trust, Glenmoriston Hotel Click for contact details
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The Inverness Civic Trust is an independent voluntary body made up of citizens who have an interest in both conserving and enhancing the general environment of the City.

It was established in November 1967 to stimulate public interest in the history and character in Inverness and its surrounding area, to encourage preservation and development of features of public amenity and historic interest and to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning.

Everyone is very welcome to our meetings, members or not. If there is a speaker or subject that interests or concerns you, please do not hesitate to come along.

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1930 to 2130 Monthly

Note
   Our meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from September through to June and we meet in the Annex of the Glenmoriston Hotel
Cost
   The members annual subscriptions are:- Individual £15, Couple £20, Corporate £100 and Life Members a single payment of £150.

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Inverness : Inverness Film Fans, Eden Court Theatre Click for contact details
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Inverness Film Fans (InFiFa) is an independent group set up in 2003 by local film lovers who wanted to discover and share quality films from around the world with adult audiences in Inverness and the surrounding area. We now work in partnership with Eden Court Cinema where we meet for fortnightly screenings and informal post-film discussions.

You can join us, free, via the menu on the homepage of our website. Members receive regular updates on forthcoming screenings and events, get InFiFa member's discount at the Eden Court box office for our presentations and can also borrow films (DVDs) for home viewing from our Member's library. When you join, your welcome letter will tell you how to do this.

InFiFa is run by a voluntary committee, known as the Programme Group, which meets on a monthly basis to programme regular screenings, prepare film notes, maintain our website and organise special events. If you have some time to spare and would like to get involved please contact us via the email link on our InFiFa site or come and have a chat with us at the next screening

Meeting Times

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   Various Evenings - see website for full details.
Cost
   Membership of InFiFa is free and open to everyone over 18. It entitles you to box office discounts for InFiFa screenings.

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Inverness : Inverness Football Memories / WAGS: Carer's Group, Dementia Resource Centre Click for contact details
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The Football Memories is a reminiscence group for those with memory problems. Join us and share your favourite football memories as a player or a fan.

A pie and Bovril at half time!

WAGs: Carer's Group runs at the same time within the same venue.

*Please Note

Football Memories does have a waiting list so please contact Kenny Wright for further information.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1400 to 1530 Monthly

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   First Tuesday of month.
   
   
Cost
   £1 per person

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Inverness : Inverness Men's Shed, Inverness Men's Shed Click for contact details
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An informal meeting place for men to socialize and engage in practical projects. Opportunities exist to develop new skills such as woodworking, IT or photography and participate in community activities.

The Tuesday weekly social meetings include guest speakers, discussions and quizzes.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1000 to 1200

Cost
   £1

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Inverness : Inverness Toastmasters, Inverness College UHI Click for contact details
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Inverness Toastmaster meetings are inclusive, educational and fun.

They allow you to practice your communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment, where everyone wants you to succeed.

There is always so much to learn at our meetings and it's a great place to network too.

We start promptly at 630 pm so ask attendees to arrive for 6.15pm.

Please note that the meetings are now at Inverness College UHI, Room 202

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1830 to 2030

Note
   Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Cost
   Guests are welcome to come along to 3 meetings to see if they like the club, costs are £50 per 6 month period after that.

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Inverness : Inverness Wine Appreciation Society, Waterside Hotel Click for contact details
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Bringing together people who have an interest in wine and to develop their interest by holding tastings usually led by a member of the wine trade and accompanied by suitable food.

Please contact us for joining information.

If you are interested, you will be made very welcome if you decide to come to one of our tastings, but we ask that you contact the Secretary in the first instance so that seating arrangements may be made with the hotel.

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1930 to 2200 Monthly

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   Our regular meetings are held on the last Monday of each month from September to May
Cost
   A modest charge to cover the cost of the wine and the supper.

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Inverness : Merkinch Long Term Condition Support Group, Trinity Church of Scotland Click for contact details
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Living better with a long term condition.

Lots of useful tips and techniques to help you to self manage, plus tea, chat and Boccia!

Anyone (of any age) with a long term condition made very welcome - and carers too.

Transport available.

To find out more, contact Roy by phone on 01667 455620 or by email, just click on "Send an Email".

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1400 to 1600 Monthly

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   Meets on first Monday of every month from 2.00-4.00pm
Cost
   £2.00 per meeting

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Inverness : Merkinch Men's Shed, Sea Scouts Hall Click for contact details
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If you're at a loose end, why not come along and see what we're about.

Please note new venue..

Meeting Times
   Sunday : 1400 to 1600

Cost
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Inverness : Mostly Men, Crown Church Hall Click for contact details
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What is it? It is a chance for, well, men mostly to meet for a blether over a drink at one of the pubs near the church.

Sometimes we talk about weighty matters of religion or state but other times….we don’t. So as to avoid accusations of excess, we meet just once a month.

There are no membership duties. Just turn up.

The drink is Basically Beer, it must be said, but in a flood of political correctness, a Strong Sparkling water is quite in order.

On the last Thursday of the month.

Originally conceived as an opportunity for fellowship for men on the fringes of the church and to give them a chance to get to know the minister better, it still has that aim but the membership is now as varied as the numbers, anything from three to thirteen currently.

How hard it is to avoid the M word, membership! There is no membership of Mostly Men. You just turn up.

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 2100 to 2230 Monthly

Cost
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Inverness : Soroptimist International, Inverness and Nairn, Lochardil Hotel Click for contact details
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We are an international women’s movement and together our Members are a global voice for women.

There are nearly 80,000 Soroptimists worldwide, the majority of whom belong to their local Club, where they can make friends with like-minded women, have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1830 to 2100 Fortnightly

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   The Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
   Both our meetings commence at 6.30 p.m. with a two course dinner.
   The first meeting of the month is usually a Speaker Meeting commencing at 7.30 p.m. following dinner.
   The second meeting is a Business Meeting commencing at 7.30 p.m. following dinner.
Cost
   Both our meetings commence at 6.30 p.m. with a two course dinner which costs £12.
   

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Inverness : Sunday Book Club, Waterstones Bookshop Click for contact details
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'Sunday Book Club' is a new initiative from the HighlandLIT, in collaboration with Waterstones' bookshop in the Eastgate Centre, Inverness.

If you're planning to attend the Book Club, you can purchase the chosen title at 25% discount from Waterstones, Inverness.

Meeting Times
   Sunday : 1230 to 1500 Monthly

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   We meet from 1.30pm - 3.00pm on the first Sunday of each month.
Cost
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Nairn : Nairn Long Term Condition Support Group, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club Lounge Click for contact details
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Living better with a long term condition. Lots of useful tips and techniques to help you to self manage, plus tea, chat and Boccia!

Anyone (of any age) with a long term condition made very welcome - and carers too.

Transport available.

To find out more, contact Roy by phone on 01667 455620 or by email, just click on "Send an Email"

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1600 Monthly

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   Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2.00-4.00pm in Nairn Dunbar Golf Club Lounge.
Cost
   £2.00 per meeting

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Smithton : U3A, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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University of the Third Age.

Groups include Archaeology, Music Study. Art Appreciation, Nature Wanderers, Books, Philosophy, Photography, Bridge, Psychology, Classical Civilisation, Recorders, Current Affairs, Science, Family History, Walking, Geology, Table Tennis, History, Theatre, IT, Topical Issues.

Please refer to the U3A site for full details of groups and activities.

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1400 to 1600
   Tuesday : 1400 to 1600
   Wednesday : 1000 to 1200
   Thursday : 1400 to 1600
   Friday : 1000 to 1200

Note
   Meet in various locations including Gordon Hall, Smithton Free Church and in members' houses.
   
   According to the group, meetings can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or variable.
   
   Please contact U3A for exact times and locations.
Cost
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Strathpeffer : North of Scotland Archaeological Society, Strathpeffer Community Centre Click for contact details
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This is an organisation for all those interested in archaeology, whether just starting, or a professional archaeologist. All are welcome!

NOSAS is actively involved with many different archaeological activities in the Highlands. We organise field trips and monthly evening discussion group meetings during the winter for members. In the summer we are often involved in our or other people's digs, developing our excavation skills. Training in field skills is a core part of what we do.

Our activities are open to members, everyone is welcome to join. A full description of who NOSAS is, what we have done in the past and what our current activities are can be found on our website: www.nosas.co.uk.

If you are interested in archaeology or heritage in the Highlands, do have a look, and do get in touch

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1930 to 2100 Monthly

Note
   Check the what's on section of the website for full details of field-walking trips, site prospection, recording and surveying weekends, participation in digs, and meetings on archaeological topics.
   
Cost
   Membership is currently £15 per year

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Thurso : Thurso Carers Drop In, Cancer Research UK Shop Click for contact details
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The drop-in is held above the Cancer Research shop, in premises loaned by the North Highland Cancer Information and Support Group.

Carers are invited to drop by and enjoy coffee, tea and biscuits and chat to other carers.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1300 to 1500 Monthly

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   Second Tuesday of the month.
Cost
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Tomatin : Step It Up Highland, Strathdearn Hall Click for contact details
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Tomatin 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 Group has three leaders and currently runs two grades of walk, both ending with tea or coffee and a good chat!

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1600

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Cost
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