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.
The cost of the trip will be £43 per person which covers travel, entry to each venue, lunch and high tea.
Letters will be available at the AGM on 15th February and completed forms with payment should be returned at the March or April meetings or directly to the Treasurer. Full details will be available on the letter.
All members should by now have received your letter containing details of this trip. Would all those wishing to join please return your forms and deposit to Elaine by Friday 27th October, as we have to pay the hotel deposit by the end of the month.
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. The cost will be around £135 per person.
‘A Trip to White Rose Country’
Saturday 22nd April – Tuesday 25th April 2017
A full report on our highly enjoyable trip to North Yorkshire is now available in “Journeying into White Rose Country“. Our thanks to Lindsey Fowell for the report, and to Martin Tarr, Douglas Bell and Robin Thompson for the photos.
In “Westward Ho! – A trip to Glasgow“, Lindsey Fowell describes our summer day trip to Bothwell Castle, The Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship, with plenty of photographs to illustrate the day.
In A Tale of Two Houses, Lindsey Fowell describes our day trip to Hopetoun and Kinneil Houses, with plenty of photographs to illustrate the day.