Ladies Lunch Report – December 2022

The most recent ladies lunch took place on 13th December at The White Hart, Hackleton Margaret Jones was presented with a large basket of toiletries as a thank you for arranging so many lunches throughout the year. Margaret was taken by surprise and on first view thought the basket was a raffle prize! Many thanks Read More

Share your holiday photos

Have you visited Scotland recently, or anywhere else on your holidays that might be of interest to members? Then send us your holiday snaps so we can share right here on the website, just email Scenes of Culloden Moor, a “Heilan Coo” (Highland Cow) and Anstruther on the East Neuk of Fife courtesy Bill Read More

Annual Bowls Competition 2022

It was with great interest that the Scottish Association Bowling competition was held in Abington Park bowling green on Sunday 21st August 2022 which was the first time that we were able to hold this annual competition for 3 years. We were able to get into the bowling green despite some confusion regarding the gate Read More

Tartan books

Pat Schofield’s eldest daughter has recently purchased some tartan samples which she intends to frame and display in her weaving room. What a great idea! She sent us these photos to share with the rest of our members. Maybe you recognise YOUR tartan! Answers on a postcard! Click on the photos below to make them Read More

Report on our recent Quiz Night

We have just enjoyed a convivial evening with members and friends at our annual General Knowledge Quiz. 40 people in eight teams participated in a fun evening, including our traditional Scotch Pie and beans at half-time, which culminated in Pat and Cindy Schofield’s team “Living Badly” winning the Quiz with a score of 204 out Read More

Cancellation of January Events

Dear member, it is with the utmost regret that we must inform you of the decision taken last evening by the Executive Council members, to cancel our forthcoming events in January including the Burns Nicht on 22 January and our Ceilidh Dance sessions on 4th and 18th January. As you can understand this decision was Read More

The Scottish Sgian Dubh

My apologies to all you Gaelic speakers and Scots alike for mis-spelling “sgian dubh” in the last newsletter. I do at least know most of the history of it – or at least the most popular version, but thought our other members may be interested – if they didn’t know already. There are many sites Read More

Obituary – Fred Wilson 1934-2021

Fred Wilson: 10 Sept 1934 – 26 May 2021 For those who were unable to attend Fred’s funeral, I give below excerpts from “The Tribute to Fred read on behalf of the family by Tracey Jones” “Having been born on the 10th of September 1934 in Aberdeen, Fred was the youngest of four siblings who, Read More