Summer Term Starts Next Week. Places still available in classes

The summer term tees off with Golf Classes on Sunday 24th April and  most other classes starting during next week.  We made a couple of  changes after the website went live and the brochures were printed.  A Pilates Class has been added to the programme and Qigong and Tai Chi Classes moved from Thursdays to Mondays.

Although we set the enrolment deadline for 18th April, if there are still spaces in the classes, enrolments are still open.   At the moment there are places available  for most of the classes, but please don’t delay in enrolling if you want to attend and benefit from a full term of classes.

Change to advertised Tai Chi & Qigong Classes

Please note changes to the advertised Qigong and Tai Chi classes for the summer term.
Instead of Thursdays, the classes will be held on Mondays, in Invergowrie Church of Scotland Hall, with Bill Styles as the tutor.  The classes will  start on Monday 25th April for 10 weeks as follows:
Qigong class: Monday, from 10.15 – 11.15 am.
Tai Chi class: Monday,from 11.30 am – 12.30 pm.

Enrolments will continue as normal.  Please  check ‘This Terms Classes’ tab on the website or email for further details.


Do you enjoy reading? Would you like the opportunity to discuss the books you’ve read with other readers, perhaps suggest books for others to read and read some of their suggestions?

The CACE Book Circle is now open to new members. It’s an informal sociable group that meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. Currently the group is meeting online, by Zoom. The next meeting is on Monday 15th February.

For more details, see ‘This Term’s Classes’.

Spring Term starts 18th January 2021

The Spring Term starts next week.   If you’ve enrolled for a Zoom class, the details you need to log in to the class will be emailed to you a day or so before the first class of term.

If you’re intending enrolling for any of the classes but haven’t done so yet, please don’t delay so we can send you the details you need in time to participate in the first class and to help us take an informed decision on whether to run classes that are currently undersubscribed.

Spring Term 2021 Classes

The Programme of Classes for Spring 2021 is now available for online enrolment.  Classes will start week commencing 18th January.  Most of the classes will be delivered on Zoom, including a new class for this term – Crochet, with Ellie Fiddes.  Gareth Couzens will provide golf classes at the normal venue GC Golf at Middlebank.

Please look at the This Term’s Classes tab above for details of all the classes.

Summer Term Classes and AGM

Summer Term Classes Open for Enrolment from 22nd May.

We’re  running internet based classes using Zoom Video Meetings for a short block of classes from 28th May until July. The classes are Ballet, Painting, Spanish, Yoga and the Book Circle.   From 7th June we’re also running our normal golf classes at GC Golf at Middlebank Golf Centre. The Centre has been adapted to accommodate social distancing and other safety measures.  Class places will be limited.   Go to ‘This Term’s Classes’ for more details and to enrol for the classes.


We don’t know when we’ll  be able to hold our AGM in the normal format so we’re proposing to hold the AGM via the internet, using Zoom.  The AGM will be on Friday 26th June at 7.30 pm.  The agenda and accounts etc will be added to the CACE website for perusal before the meeting.  If you want to attend, please advise by email to and we’ll send you the link you’ll need to join the meeting a few days before the due date.

Assistance with Technology to use Zoom for Classes and the AGM

To use Zoom for participation in the classes and the AGM, you’ll need an internet connection, an email address and a device (e.g. laptop, iPad, tablet, desktop computer, etc) with a camera and microphone.  The majority of laptops and iPads etc., less than 5 years old and some which are older will have built in cameras & microphones. Desktop computers may not have these but you may be able to use a desktop if you already have or purchase an external microphone and webcam. These are relatively inexpensive. These Youtube video clips show you what  you need and how to join a class/meeting:  but if you need further assistance re using Zoom, please email and we’ll contact you to arrange a suitable time to call you.

Treasurer Required

Our Treasurer, Linda Scaife, has tendered her resignation. We’re keen to hear from anyone who might be prepared to take on this vital role for CACE.  Please contact Muriel on 01382 360205 for further details.

CACE Classes Update 3rd May 2020

All normal CACE classes are cancelled until further notice but some of the tutors have provided information & recordings to help you practice at home. We’ve also now held our first live virtual class by video conference and we’re continuing to update our website and the CACE Facebook page to provide free online information for practising at home.

Here’s an update on what’s been happening and some useful information and links to materials you can use at home.

Tai Chi/Qigong/Chi Kung – Bill Styles has recorded 3 video clips which you can use to practice at home. See for the first video. To see Bill’s other videos in which he demonstrates some of the other routines normally used in the classes, click on the ‘This Term’s Classes’ tab above and look for the class  ‘Tai Chi and Chi Kung Online’, click on that and then click on  ‘Read more’

Bridge – For Bridge Class members, there are a lot of websites where you can play bridge online for free e.g. & .  On you can set up a virtual table with friends and you can join in other virtual tables with others playing throughout the world.

Genealogy – Pat Roberts has sent a reminder that Find My Past still have their 14 day free trial and also have a number of free to access records.  An ideal opportunity to dig into your family history.  For free records see

Yoga – Ann Binnie has now produced 2 yoga videos and 2 relaxation audios which have been shared with participants of the most recent term’s Yoga classes to help them practice at home.   We’re now beginning to investigate the possibility of providing live classes online.

Spanish – The first live Spanish class held on Zoom video conference was held on 23rd April.   Following the success of this, Valentina, the tutor, hosted a class  on Thursday and  is now providing another couple of classes before a decision is taken whether these will continue to run.

Other useful sites

Exercising at Home:  A lot of online resources are available for exercising at home.   Here’s one that focuses on active ageing with a 20 minute workout. 

There are also lots of ideas for keeping fit on

IT, languages, life skills, etc: is an excellent online learning resource offering tutorials etc in a huge array of topics, completely free.  For a full range of topics see


The CACE Committee held a Zoom meeting last week to discuss a number of items, one of which was the AGM which is usually held  in late May/early June.  All the indications are that we will not be able to hold a meeting in a local hall as we normally do.   We are considering holding the AGM using Zoom as this would allow some of our members to attend virtually.  We’ll contact members via email  to advise of how we plan to progress with this.



West Carse Hall, Glencarse
Friday 31st May – 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

CACE extends a warm invitation to the Annual review of classes and activities. Come along and enjoy a pleasant, friendly evening with wine, tea & biscuits.
Take this opportunity to comment on current classes and make suggestions for the future.

* Performance by Carse Voices*
*Class Displays* Book Stall* Raffle*

For further information phone 01382 360252 or 01382581819

Summer Term 2019 Enrolments Open now!

CACE Website is now open for enrolments for classes in Summer term 2019 and hard copy brochures are being delivered/posted now. If you don’t receive a hard copy brochure and you want one, either go to our website to download one, or visit your local post office, library, village shop, etc to pick up a brochure.

Summer 2019 brochure available around 29th March.

The CACE brochure of classes for Summer term 2019 will be available around 29th March. The deadline for enrolments is 15th April. Brochure Highlights: Pitlochry Theatre Visit – 29th June ♫ We’re all going on a…♫ SUMMER HOLIDAY.  New classes: Introduction to Windows Spreadsheets. Basic Life Support – CPR and use of Defibrillator etc. By popular demand, we’ve added a second Golf Class to get you in the swing for summer…. Classes fill up quickly. Enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Additional Golf Class Spring Term 2019

Due to the popularity of the Spring 2019 Golf Classes, we are proposing to run an additional class from 1.45pm – 2.45 pm on Sundays, starting on 24th February for 6 weeks.  The CACE website and brochures will only show the original class which is advertised as 3.00pm – 4.00pm on Sundays for 6 weeks commencing 24th February.  The class was out of stock but  additional places are now available.  Anyone who enrols is likely to be allocated a place in the 1.45 – 2.45pm class.

Autumn Term Starts Monday 18th September

The Autumn Term starts on Monday!  Many classes are full but there are still places available in the Creative Writing Class which starts on 25th September, the Jewellery Class that starts on 21st September, the Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon Painting Classes that start this week.  A few additional participants would be welcome in the Monday evening Crochet Class, Spanish Class, Book Circle and the 2nd  Stained Glass Workshop on Saturday 25th November.   If you’re interested in attending any of these, please enrol now!  Some of our other classes don’t have a limit on the number of places e.g. Scottish Country Dancing and are still open for enrolments, so again don’t hesitate to enquire/enrol.

Autumn Term Classes Fill Up Quickly!

Many of our classes have filled up quickly.  Some are already full or oversubscribed.  There are no places left for  Chi-Kung, Getting to Grips with Windows 10, Pilates, Help with your iPad, Help with your Smartphone & Golf.  Both  Tai Chi classes have only a couple of places still available…. Enrol now to secure a place in classes…they’re disappearing fast!