Our first meeting of the new season will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018, at 7:30 pm, in the Abbey Church Halls.
Jess Smith will present “The Story of the Travelling Folk”.
We look forward to greeting members and guests next autumn.
This trip went very well and was enjoyed by the 35 members who attended.
A full report with photos will follow.
Our April trip this year will be a one day visit to Dundee and will be held on Saturday 28th April.
We will depart at 8:45 am and arrive at the Verdant Works where we will learn the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage and the lives of people who worked in it. A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided in the Weavers Room.
After lunch the coach will take us to Discovery Point, where we will visit the ship which took Scott and Shackleton south to the Antarctic for the first time, and to see the excellent exhibition which tells the dramatic story. Many members will remember our talk in September 2015 by Paula Williams, “Scott’s Last Expedition – the Men Who Came Back” which proved so fascinating.
Finally, we will stop at The Lomond Hills Hotel in Freuchie for high tea.
17th May 2018
Our next meeting is the last of this current session. We meet, as usual, in the Abbey Church Halls at 7:30pm where Andy Paterson will present his highly recommended talk “Stars of the Silver Screen”. As this is the last meeting of the year, refreshments will be provided.
All members should by now have received your letter containing details of this trip. Please make your final payments to the Treasurer, Elaine Campbell, on or before the May meeting. Payment details are on the letters.
This will be a one night trip, from Sunday 3rd to Monday 4th June, to visit the Eastern Borders, based at the Ednam House Hotel, Kelso.
On the Sunday we will arrive at Floors Castle in time for morning coffee. We will spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon there, visiting the house and gardens. Light lunches and snacks are available. In the afternoon we will go into Kelso, check into our hotel and have some time to explore the town and the Abbey.
On Monday, we visit Dryburgh Abbey (HES) and then move on to Mellerstain House and Gardens. Again light lunches or snacks are available. We then head back north for a High Tea at one of our favourite venues, Carfraemill Hotel, and then back to Dunfermline.