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2008 Wind Chamber Music Breaks for Adults

Summer Course
Sunday 27th July – Friday 1st August 2008
In the scenic coastal village of Hopeman, Moray in Scotland.
An rural area rich in wildlife, walks, famous for dolphins & more…

Flutes Oboes Clarinets French horns Bassoons
(A grade 6+ level of sight reading ability is expected)

Course fee £195.00
(the course inc. all daytime drinks/snacks for break/soup lunch & supper)

Accommodation is not included in the course fee.
A list of local B&B’s & hotels, caravan sites are available on request.
The recommended local accommodation is reasonably priced and of a high standard.

Course Director/Organiser
Marjorie Downward
“Billerbeck” 22 Duff Street Hopeman
Moray Scotland IV30 5RZ
Telephone 01343 835264

For further details, log on to :
B&B’s, caravan site and hotels are available in Hopeman, Burghead, Elgin,
Lossiemouth, etc.
It is advisable to book your accommodation early as Hopeman is popular as
stopping place
all year round, particularly with parents visiting the nearby boarding schools.

Golf Dedication Centre Covesea 2.5 miles from
EXCELLENT – all facilities New stylish apartments @ £400 each
per 7 days Sleeps up to 4 people
Gordon & Lorna Clarke 01343 810061

Ardglass 51 Forsyth Street Hopeman B&B singles £24pp/per night
5 PIANO Cosy home Double room en suite
Pete & Ann Thoms 01343 830585 v.close to village hall
Ardent 43 Forsyth Street Hopeman B&B
Norma McPherson 01343 830694 EXCELLENT VALUE
Burnside Duffus by Elgin Moray B&B single at £32pp/pn en
Alan & Ann Begg 01343 835165
EXCELLENT VALUE Flats also available.
2 2 miles from Hopeman
Commercial HotelBurghead B&B single £29 pp/pn en suite
Stewart & Marie Slater 01343 835628 www.commercial-
EXCELLENT VALUE 2 miles from Hopeman
2 On bus route coastal track – ideal for
Station Hotel Harbour Street Hopeman
3 01343 830258
Station Caravan Park West Beach Hopeman de luxe
caravans/seaview etc.
Dave & Angie Steer
01343 830880 camp site also

More accommodation is available in Elgin (on a bus route)
More options can be found via the internet on VISIT SCOTLAND website

 Course Venue : Hopeman Village Hall
A good facility with 3 rehearsal rooms and heating situated in the
heart of Hopeman.
In the hall, an up-to-date kitchen with all appliances for storing & cooking
food as well as making drinks is available throughout the 5 days and course
members are welcome to use these facilities if they wish to do so. The hall
has M/F toilets and shower.
All shops, B&B’s, caravan site etc. are within close walking distance from the
course venue.

Breaks during the course
Biscuits, milk, tea and coffee will be provided during playing sessions and is
included in the course price.
Lunch & Supper is incorporated in to the fee for course members.
Lunch will be a light refreshment and supper more substantial with a glass of
During the 2006 course, all members helped to create the meals in the
village hall kitchen.
We very much enjoyed the communal meals and would like to keep this
Typical lunch : soup & sandwiches. Typical supper : fresh poached/grilled salmon & salad, fruit & ice cream.
Vegetarians will be catered for.

Spouses/partners/friends are welcome to join us for a meal(s).
There will be a cost as follows : cost per lunch £2.50 / per supper £5.00 per
Please give 24hrs notice to allow us to cater for extra people.

NB Breakfast has not been scheduled into the course fee.

Hopeman is a small, friendly old fishing village on the B9040 road following
the Moray Firth coastal route. The village is easily accessed by car, air and
by train.
The following places are within easy reach of Hopeman :

Lossiemouth (6miles east) Elgin (8miles south) Forres (11
Inverness is 38 miles west of Hopeman. Aberdeen is 60miles east of the

The nearest airport is Inverness Airport – 24 miles from Hopeman.
Inverness airport is close to Nairn and transport from Nairn is available by
train & bus to Elgin.
If advance notice is given, the course director will arrange for you to be
collected from the airport and taken to your accommodation in or near

A regular train service from Aberdeen to Inverness return stopping at all
stations (inc. Elgin) is available. There is no longer a train service from Elgin
to Hopeman.

A Bluebird bus service is available from Elgin to Hopeman to Burghead

(All mileage details are approximate)


The summer is usually warm with a refreshing cool breeze from the sea.
Walking boots, anorak and cardigan are useful garments to have as well as
your normal summer clothes.
During the autumn, the weather can be a little colder with a tinge of an Artic

General Facilities in Hopeman

Car hire at Hopeman Filling Station & at Arnold Clark’s in Elgin
Hopeman Post Office – cheques/credit cards/cash withdrawal at counter &
machine, PO sales, cakes, biscuits, stationary, gifts, newspapers, etc.

The Costcutter Shop – selection of ready made meals to be heated up & fruit
plus the usual groceries. Cheques/credit cards (cash back)/cash.

The Vantage Pharmacy stocks the usual medicinal items, plus toiletries.
Carena Hair Fashions
The Laich Medical Practice 01343 812277
Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin 01343 543131
G-MED NHS 24 08454 24 24 24
Florist Shop down by the harbour
Antiques, paintings etc down by the harbour
Public lavatories close to the harbour

Places to eat
Commercial Hotel Burghead home cooking/coffee shop
1629 Restaurant Lossiemouth seafood
The Station Hotel Hopeman vg home cooking
Chinese TakeAway Hopeman excellent menu
Primrose Café Hopeman fish & chips/pizzas etc.
homemade award winning ice cream makers
Charlie Chan’s Lossiemouth Chinese/Thai/very popular/good
Mansion House Elgin bistro ditto


 2008 Wind & Piano Chamber Music Course for Adults
Application Form

SUMMER COURSE 27th July – 1st August 2008
Hopeman, Moray Scotland.

Please circle or underline which instrument you play :

Flute Oboe Clarinet Fr. Horn Bassoon Piano

Please indicate your standard : grade 7 grade 8 grade 8+ diploma

Are you able to bring a music stand ? YES NO

Name Age
Home address

Post code Tele. No.

E mail address

Do you suffer from any health problems (diabetes, asthma, heart problems, epilepsy etc) ?
If so, please specify


I (the applicant) understand that the organisers cannot accept responsibility
for loss or damage to any of my property which inc. musical instruments &
I (the applicant) enclose a deposit of £30.00 (non-returnable, if I am accepted
for the course) and agree to pay the full balance of the course not later than
30 days prior to the commencement of the course.

Please make out your cheque to M. Downward
In the event of the course having to be cancelled by the director/organiser, all fees will be refunded.

Signed Date

This form, completed and signed, should be sent together with the deposit of
£40.00 to:
M. Downward
“Billerbeck” 22 Duff St. HOPEMAN
ELGIN Moray IV30 5RZ Scotland
JCWT Marjorie Downward 22 Duff Street Hopeman
Moray IV30 5RZ
Course Organiser T:01343 835264

1st Chamber Music Course for Adults 22nd-27thOctober

Projected Costs

Hire of Hopeman Village Hall £200.00 Village
Hire of 2 pianos £400.00 Moray Firth Pianos
Tutor fee £300.00 Lesley Wilson
Tutor fee £300.00 Stephen West
Course organiser set fee £200.00 Marjorie
inc. organisation time/use of computer/
programme for concert
Advertising £150.00 ISM/DRN/NScot
Total costs £1550.00

Projected income

Course Fees Total 18 x 130.00 = £2340.00
*Donations/sponsorship (?) £ 200.00
Total income £2400.00
*The course director will be inviting people/businesses in the locality to
donate/sponsor the event at £10 or more per head and return to have their
name/log illustrated on the programme of the scheduled concert on 26th
October 2006.

Concert will be open to the public & the public will be given an opportunity to
give a donation if they wish.