Nigel Harper

01423 866199

Guy Fawkes- the latest: the complete renovation of the pub is now making significant and visible progress, and while Peter and Martin are still hesitant about announcing an opening date at this point, I think we may well see the lights on and the front door open before the end of the month. Already they are talking to local real ale brewers and other suppliers and Martin is planning menus. I get the impression that the interior will be very comfortable without losing its old character and now that the chimney’s been swept the open fire in the bar is likely to blast out heat – which will be nice in the dark nights. Peter also indicated that Knaresborough micro-brewery may be moving their operations to Scotton. If so we may see a Guy Fawkes beer on sale in the village.

Abba Magic at Scotton Village Hall: dance to the “best Abba band in the land” on Saturday, November 16 at 7.30pm. Be sure to get your tickets early or risk missing out, from Pear Records, Knaresborough High Street tel 01423 864120; Stephen and Sylvia on 01423 862061; Richard and Sue on 01423 862079 or from Helen at Barnstones on 01423 866199. There will be a licensed bar and a prize for the best Abba outfit. Proceeds to the raise the Roof Fund will be used as third party match funding to unlock the Landfill Communities Fund.

Church Services: for Sunday, October 6, 19th after Trinity, 11am Harvest Festival at St Thomas followed by harvest lunch in the Village Hall at noon. All are very welcome to come to the harvest lunch, families especially. Please ring Nigel on 01423 866199 so we have an indication of numbers to cater for.