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					MEMBERS’ CENTRES AND FRIENDS’ GROUPS EVENTS
                                                              Winter 2010-2011
       As a member of the National Trust for Scotland why not get more from your membership by joining your
               local Members’ Centre or Friends’ Group (for a small additional annual subscription)?


 Lectures, outings, social events, day trips, tours and holidays throughout the year.
              For more information please contact each group direct.


NORTH                                                  Thursday 14 October 7.30pm: ‘Ayres & Graces’,
                                                       a musical evening with Kenneth Dunsmuir
                                                                                                             EDINBURGH MEMBERS’ CENTRE
                                                                                                             (Charity Number SC 025732)
                                                       RSAMD and his choir. Tickets £7                       Ian MacDonald Tel: 0131 6596058
BANFF & MORAY MEMBERS’ CENTRE                          Tuesday 16 November 7.30pm: Brian Morrell             Email: ian@macdonald.abelgratis.net
(Charity Number SC 024693)                             (RSPB), ‘A Wild Goose Chase – Caerlaverock to
Jennifer Kerr Tel: 01343 835258                        the Arctic’. Tickets £5
                                                                                                             Thursday 7 October 7.30pm: Mark McLean
Email: secretary2.bmnts@btinternet.com                 Thursday 16 December 2.30pm: An Afternoon
                                                                                                             (NTS), ‘Newhailes and Enlightenment’
                                                       of Carols, with mulled wine and a mince pie.
                                                       Tickets £2                                            Thursday 21 October 2.30pm: Iain Valentine,
Thursday 21 October Autumn Lunch with speaker                                                                The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Friday 19 November Quiz Night                          Tuesday 11 January 7.30pm: Mike Duguid
                                                       (President of the Robert Burns World Federation),     Thursday 4 November 7.30pm Professor Jane
Wednesday 23 March AGM                                                                                       Dawson, ‘The Politics of Religion in the age of
                                                       ‘An Evening with Burns’. Tickets £11
                                                                                                             Mary, Queen of Scots’
                                                       Tickets may be reserved from Broughton House
HIGHLAND MEMBERS’ CENTRE                                                                                     Thursday 18 November 2.30pm: Robert Lovie
(Charity Number SC 006203)                                                                                   (NTS), ‘Aberdeenshire to Ayrshire, Castles to
                                                       DUMFRIESSHIRE MEMBERS’ GROUP                          Robert Burns’
Jim Bain Tel: 01463 772540
                                                       (Charity Number SC 031094)                            Thursday 9 December 7.30pm: Diane Rose,
Email: jamesbain10@btinternet.com                      Marion Aitken Tel: 01387 254049                       ‘From the Med to the Baltic, by inland waterways,
                                                       Email: cassalands@tiscali.co.uk                       in a small boat’
Saturday 27 November 12.30pm for 1.00pm:
                                                                                                             Thursday 20 January 2.30pm: AGM
St Andrew’s Day Luncheon, Drumossie Hotel,
Inverness
                                                       EAST LOTHIAN MEMBERS’ CENTRE
Monday 7 February 3.00pm: Roy Dowsett,
                                                       (Charity Number SC 026085)                            GALLOWAY MEMBERS’ GROUP
‘Developments at Inverewe’, Inshes Church,             Rod Russell Tel: 01875 853370                         (Charity Number SC 026207)
Inverness                                              Email: rodr@live.co.uk                                Michael Brown Tel: 01671 402685
Monday 7 March 3.00pm: Gordon Casely,
‘Heraldry; cheerfully illustrated’, Golf View Hotel,   Tuesday 5 October 7.30pm: David Brown,                Monday 11 October Marion Aitken, ‘Nova Scotia,
Nairn                                                  ‘Why the camera has to lie – the secrets of TV        its Founding & Local Connections’
                                                       film-making’, Town House, Haddington                  Monday 15 November Dick Balharry MBE (NTS
FRIENDS OF HUGH MILLER MUSEUM &                        Saturday 30 October 12.00pm for 12.30pm:              Interim Chairman), ‘Scotland’s Natural Heritage’
BIRTHPLACE COTTAGE                                     Members’ Lunch, speaker Millie Gray, author           Wednesday 15 December 11.00am–12.30pm:
                                                       and story-teller, Craigielaw Golf Club,               Winter Gathering at Netherhall, home of Sir
(Charity Number SC 037351)
                                                       Tuesday 2 November 2.00pm: Ailsa Fortune,             Malcolm and Lady Susan Ross
Martin Gostwick Tel: 01381 600301
                                                       ‘Edwardian North Berwick’, Trinity Centre,            Monday 10 January Talk by Karl Munday, NTS
Email: martingostwick@tiscali.co.uk                    Haddington                                            Countryside Ranger
                                                       Saturday 11 December 7.30pm: Christmas                Monday 14 February John Malden, ‘James Howe
SOUTH                                                  Cracker – Children from the Compass School
                                                       followed by music from Jamie Griggs and Robin
                                                                                                             – Lowland Scottish artist – 1800s’
                                                                                                             Monday 14 March AGM, followed by a talk from
                                                       Hill, Town House, Haddington                          Stewart Gordon on Dundonald Castle
BORDERS MEMBERS’ GROUP
                                                       Tuesday 11 January 2.00pm: Ivor McPhillips,
Alastair Turnbull Tel: 01573 420309                    ‘Lifeboats – 200 Years of Service’, Trinity Centre,
                                                       Haddington
                                                                                                             FRIENDS OF MALLENY
FRIENDS OF BROUGHTON HOUSE &                                                                                 (Charity Number SC 027169)
                                                       Tuesday 1 February 2.00pm: Iris McMillan,
GARDEN                                                 ‘Crans, Creels and Tunes’, Trinity Centre,            Yvonne Deacon Tel: 0131 4492283
(Charity Number SC 012686)                             Haddington
George Makins Tel: 01556 640307                        Tuesday 1 March 7.30pm: AGM, Dr Howard                Thursday 28 October 2.30pm: John Peacock,
Email: georgemakins@tiscali.co.uk                      Moody, Royal College of Surgeons, Town House,         ‘The National Parks of Western America’, £3.50
                                                       Haddington                                            (including refreshments)
                                                    www.nts.org.uk
Thursday 25 November 7.30pm: Musical evening        ANGUS MEMBERS’ CENTRE                               WEST FIFE MEMBERS’ GROUP
with the ‘Viva Musica’ quartet, £3.50 (including    (Charity Number SC 024891)                          (Charity Number SC 025426)
refreshments)                                       Joyce Cooper Tel: 01674 676783                      Neil M Ross Tel: 01383 821619

FRIENDS OF SUNTRAP                                  Thursday 7 October 7.30pm: AGM, followed by         Tuesday 5 October 7.30pm: Dr Fiona Watson,
(Charity Number SC 025490)                          a talk from Ian Gow, House of Dun                   ‘King Robert the Bruce’, Abbey Church Hall,
Helen Haddow Tel: 0131 333 1335                     Sunday 10 October 7.00pm: Concert by South          Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline
Nan Henderson Tel: 0131 449 3774                    Esk Strings, with readings from the poetry of       Thursday 11 November 10.00am–12.00pm:
Email: helenhaddow@btinternet.com or                Violet Jacob, House of Dun                          Annual Coffee Morning in the Royal British
nanfreckles@yahoo.co.uk                             Tuesday 12 October 1.30pm: Bridge Afternoon         Legion Hall, New Row, Dunfermline, with stalls
                                                    Tea, House of Dun                                   for cake and candy, books, garden produce, raffle
Saturday 6 November Dr E Stevens, ‘Meconopsis’      Tuesday 26 October 6.45pm for 7.00pm: Bridge        and other stalls. Tickets from committee or on the
                                                    and Supper Evening, Barry Golf Club                 door
Saturday 4 December Christmas Party
                                                    Saturday 6 November 10.00am–12.00pm: Coffee         Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm: Jane Freel,
Saturday 5 February Tom Hardwick, ‘Small
                                                    Morning, Old Parish Church Hall, Kirriemuir         ‘Art, Pots and Frocks – the collections of the
Gardens of Dalkeith’
                                                                                                        Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery’, Masonic
Saturday 5 March Lindsay Morrison, ‘Making of       Saturday 13 November 10.00am–12.00pm:
                                                                                                        Hall, High Street, Aberdour
the Garden at Inwood’                               Coffee Morning, Guide Hall, Myre Car Park,
                                                    Forfar                                              Friday 7 January 12.00pm for 12.30pm:
                                                                                                        Members’ Annual Lunch, Garvock House
                                                    Thursday 16 December 7.00pm: Carols at Dun
EAST                                                                                                    Hotel, St John’s Drive, Transy, Dunfermline.
                                                                                                        Guest speaker: Dick Balharry MBE (NTS Interim
                                                    2011 programme to be arranged – contact Joyce       Chairman)
ABERDEEN AND DISTRICT MEMBERS’                      Cooper for more details                             Tuesday 15 February 7.30pm James Mitchell
CENTRE
                                                                                                        (Managing Director), ‘Scotland’s Secret Bunker,
(Charity Number SC 000109)                          FRIENDS OF LEITH HALL                               Troywood, St Andrews’, Abbey Church Hall,
Joan and Finlay McKichan                            www.friendsofleithhall.co.uk                        Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline
Tel. 01224 315103                                                                                       Wednesday 16 March 7.30pm: Alistair Mcleod
                                                    DUNDEE MEMBERS’ GROUP                               (Education Ranger), ‘The Scottish Deer Centre,
Tuesday 19 October 2.00pm: Chris Croly,             (Charity Number SC 024151)                          Cupar’, Masonic Hall, High Street, Aberdour
‘Aberdeen and the Marquis of Montrose’,              Kay Deas Tel: 01382 456744
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Thursday 25 November 7.30pm: Donald Barrie,
                                                    All meetings, except where indicated, take place
                                                                                                        WEST
‘Cycle journey through Africa’, Aberdeenshire
                                                    in the Glasite Hall, St Andrew’s Church, King       ARDUAINE GARDEN SUPPORT GROUP
Cricket Club
                                                    Street, Dundee at 7.00pm. Admission charge £1.
Friday 3 December 7.30pm: Christmas Concert,                                                            Rick Potter Tel: 01852 200358
Aberdeen Art Gallery *
                                                    Thursday 14 October Ben Notley, ‘Perthshire in
Thursday 13 January 2.00pm: Fiona Milne,                                                                Wednesday 1 December 7.30pm: AGM,
                                                    Trust’
‘Wildlife on our North East properties’, Aberdeen                                                       Kilmelford Village Hall
Maritime Museum                                     Saturday 30 October 10.00am–12.00pm: Coffee
                                                                                                        Saturday 18/Sunday 19 December Santa’s Grotto
                                                    Morning in the Glasite Hall
Tuesday 15 February 2.00pm: Gordon Casely,                                                              in Arduaine Garden. Bring the children or
‘The Railways of Aberdeenshire – the way we         Thursday18 November Alf Ingram, ‘Winter             grandchildren to meet Santa. Mulled wine and
were’, Aberdeen Maritime Museum                     Wonderland in Norway’                               mince pies available for the adults too!
Wednesday 16 March 7.30pm: AGM, followed by         Thursday 2 December Christmas Lunch at the
Robert Grant, ‘Gardens of NTS Aberdeenshire’,       Invercarse Hotel – booking essential
                                                                                                        ARGYLL MEMBERS’ GROUP
Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen                              Wednesday12 January 2.00pm: Peter Ellis, ‘All
                                                                                                        (Charity Number SC 024786)
* Book in advance                                   Roads Lead to the Mill’, joint afternoon lecture
                                                    in the D’Arcy Thomson Lecture Theatre,
                                                    University of Dundee, admission charge £2           Saturday 9 October Visit to Dunderave Castle,
NORTH EAST ABERDEENSHIRE MEMBERS’                                                                       Inveraray. Meet at the castle at 2.30pm. There is a
CENTRE                                              Thursday 17 February John McKenna,
                                                                                                        bus stop opposite the castle for people travelling
                                                    ‘Celebrating the Life of J M Barrie’
(Charity Number SC 024227)                                                                              by bus, and Willie will run anyone using the bus
                                                    Thursday 17 March AGM                               back to Inveraray after the visit so that they can
Margaret Alexander Tel: 01651 872659
Email: margretalexander@btinternet.com                                                                  catch the bus back to Oban. £6 (includes tour
                                                    EAST FIFE MEMBERS’ CENTRE                           and refreshments); please book before 2 October.
                                                    (Charity Number SC 024846)                          Contact and bookings: Willie Lamb (01546
Wednesday 27 October 7.30pm: Helen Plumb,
                                                    Anne Thorne Tel: 01333 312094                       886250)
‘Jewellery, Geology, and Gem Stones’, Haddo
House                                                                                                   Saturday 13 November 12.30pm: Sandwich lunch
                                                    Thursday 14 October 7.00pm: Mrs G Clelland,         at Seil Village Hall. David Ainslie will speak
Thursday 11 November 7.30pm: Dan Watson,
                                                    ‘History of Victorian Underwear’, Kellie Castle     on birds, wildlife and marine conservation. £8,
‘Wild Flowers in Wild Places. The botanical
                                                                                                        please book before 5 November. Contact and
delights of Ben Lawers and Glen Coe’, Fyvie         Wednesday 10 November 3.00pm: Archie
                                                                                                        bookings: Sara Rutherford (01631 564230)
Castle                                              Rennie, ‘Harbours of Elie Bay from earliest times
                                                    to 1975’, Lomond Centre, Glenrothes                 Saturday 4 December 12.30pm for 1.00pm:
Sunday 12 December 7.00pm: Carols for
                                                                                                        Luncheon meeting at Lochnell Arms Hotel,
Christmas, Haddo House Chapel                       December Concerts and Christmas Fayres in
                                                                                                        Connel. Derek Alexander (NTS archaeologist),
Saturday 29 January 6.30pm: Burns Supper,           properties locally
                                                                                                        ‘Prehistoric pots to Modern mansions:
Haddo House                                         Friday 21 January 12.00pm for 12.30pm: Annual       Archaeology of NTS properties in the West
Tuesday 8 February 7.30pm: Lecture on Birds,        Lunch, Craws Nest Hotel, Anstruther                 of Scotland’; he will also include info on
Haddo House                                         February (TBA ) Coffee Morning at Ruffletts         Bannockburn. £16, please book before 27
Wednesday 16 March 7.30pm: Mark Gask, ‘Art          Country House Hotel                                 November. Contact and bookings: Marie Wright
from the Beginning – what is it?’, Fyvie Castle     Wednesday 9 March 2.30pm: AGM, Cupar                (01866 822260)
                                                       www.nts.org.uk
Saturday 5 February 12.30pm: Sandwich lunch            Thursday 21 October Walk on Torrance Circuit          Wednesday 6 October Garden Day
at the Old Fire Station, Sinclair Drive, Oban.         Friday 5 November 7.30pm: Concert by Allander         Wednesday 3 November Garden Day
Speaker from Oban Mountain Rescue, whose               Jazz Band in Cairns Church, Milngavie                 Wednesday 8 December (provisional) ‘Carols at
base is the Old Fire Station. We will hear about       Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm: Joy Blair,              Crarae’: tickets from the secretary
how the service operates and see pictures of them      ‘Scotland’s Sea Lights – our Lighthouses’             Wednesday 2 February Garden Day
in action. £8, please book before 29 January.
                                                       Thursday 18 November 7.00pm for 7.30pm: 20th          Wednesday 2 March Garden Day
Contact and bookings: Mary Sandilands (01852
300313)                                                Anniversary Dinner of Bearsden and Milngavie
                                                       Members’ Centre. We would be delighted if
Saturday 5 March 12.30pm for 1.00pm:                                                                         FRIENDS OF CULZEAN
                                                       anyone would like to join us on this auspicious
Luncheon meeting at the Royal Hotel, Oban.                                                                   (Charity Number SC 037983)
                                                       occasion. Contact our Membership Secretary (see
Jenny McEvoy, ‘Under starters orders’. This will                                                             John Rattenbury Tel: 01292 264344
                                                       above) for tickets.
be very informative and amusing as Jenny once
                                                       Thursday 9 December 7.30pm: Alastair Dinsmore         Email: john@ntsayrshire.org.uk
worked for Wetherby’s, who control racing in
Britain. £15, please book before 26 February.          revealing the secrets of the recently relocated
Contact and bookings: Ivy Smart (01866 822258)         Glasgow Police Museum                                 COMPANIONS OF THE DAVID
                                                       Friday 10 December Visit to Duntreath Castle,         LIVINGSTONE CENTRE
All booking slips should be sent to the organiser      home of our President. Some members will walk         Mary Frew Tel: 01698 429309
of the trip. Cheques should be made payable to:        from Mugdock Visitors’ Centre (start 10.00am)         Email: jockmary@aol.com
NTS – Argyll Member’s Group. Please remember           to Duntreath while others will arrive by coach
the book-by dates are usually about 8 days             (Milngavie station start 11.30am), return journey
                                                                                                             EASTWOOD AND DISTRICT MEMBERS’
before the event. Separate cheques for each event      by coach for all
                                                                                                             CENTRE
please.                                                Monday 17 January 7.30pm: Dr Catherine Smith,
                                                                                                             (Charity Number SC 024601)
                                                       ‘Stones of Destiny: Robert Burns in Scotland’s
                                                       Historic Landscape’                                   Mary MacLennan Tel: 0141 639 5411
AYRSHIRE MEMBERS’ CENTRE                                                                                     Email: iain.maclennan@lineone.net
(Charity Number SC 000387)                             Friday 11 February 7.30pm: Concert by Arkleston
                                                       Singers in Kilmardinny House, Bearsden
John Rattenbury Tel: 01292 264344
                                                       Monday 21 February 2.30pm: John Rattenbury            Illustrated talks are held in Clarkston Hall
Email: john@ntsayrshire.org.uk                                                                               at 7.30pm and are free to Centre Members.
                                                       (expert guide on Islamic Art at the Burrell
                                                       Collection), talking through the treasures of         Membership costs £8 per annum and is open to
We have just changed our venue to the new              Islamic Art at the Burrell Collection                 members of the NTS or NT. Visitors can attend the
Education Pavilion at Burns Cottage and are                                                                  lectures for £2.
                                                       Wednesday 23 March 7.30pm: Ian Mitchell
looking forward to the new experience. Gather
                                                       returns, this time showing us the rich history of
at 7.00pm (tea/coffee is £1.50, provided by NTS
                                                       Maryhill                                              Thursday 14 October Scott McCombie (NTS
staff and also available at the end of the talk),
                                                                                                             property manager), ‘Glencoe in Trust’
with the talk starting at 7.30pm. Entry to all talks
is free.                                               FRIENDS OF BRODICK CASTLE &                           Saturday 23/Sunday 24 October Halloween at
                                                       COUNTRY PARK                                          Holmwood House: a ghostly event for all the
                                                       (Charity Number SC 033817)                            family
Our talk dates are:
                                                       George Davis Tel: 01770 600402                        Wednesday 3 November Christmas Fair at
Thursday 21 October                                                                                          Duntreath Castle, Blanefield
Thursday 18 November                                   Email: g.davis306@btinternet.com
                                                                                                             Thursday 11 November Tom Marchant, ‘The 1938
Thursday 16 December Quiz Night                                                                              Empire Exhibition in Colour’
Thursday 17 February                                   Wednesday 20 October 7.30pm: Jo Totty, ‘Arran
                                                                                                             Friday 3 December CLIC Sargent Christmas
Thursday 17 March                                      Ranger Service’
                                                                                                             Concert, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
                                                       Thursday 11 November–Sunday 14 November Art
                                                                                                             Saturday 4/Sunday 5 December Celebrate
Talks as follows:                                      Exhibition at the castle
                                                                                                             Christmas at Holmwood House
Denis Rattenbury, ‘Ayrshire Pilgrimage – the           Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm: AGM and
                                                                                                             Thursday 9 December Maureen Park, ‘The
sights sounds and smells of the late middle ages’      Annual Review by Ken Thorburn (NTS property
                                                                                                             Scottish Colourists’
                                                       manager). David Christison, ‘Bottom of the
James Brown, ‘Development of the new Ayrshire                                                                Thursday 30 December Matinee performance
                                                       Heap’. Cheese and wine to follow
Pilgrims Way’                                                                                                of Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella, Theatre Royal,
                                                       December Christmas at the castle: details at the
‘The work of the Forestry Commission’ (TBA)                                                                  Glasgow
                                                       AGM and in the local press
‘Prestwick Air Traffic Control’ (TBA)                                                                        Thursday 13 January Joy Blair, ‘Walk these parks
                                                       Wednesday 19 January 2.30pm: Joy Blair, ‘Sea
‘Robert Burns Birthplace Museum’ (TBA)                                                                       with me’
                                                       Lights’ (lighthouses)
                                                                                                             Thursday 10 February Iain Stewart, ‘The Rise and
                                                       Wednesday 16 February 2.30pm: Neil Gillies,
The final dates are still to be arranged, so                                                                 fall of the Glasgow Tram’
                                                       ‘Adder Bites!’
please check www.ntsayrshire.org.uk or contact                                                               Thursday 10 March Nick Prower (Whitelees
                                                       Wednesday 16 March 2.30pm: David Wilson, ‘A
John Rattenbury for more details and final                                                                   Access Project Officer), ‘Windpower and
                                                       Rolling Stonemason Gathers No Moss!’
arrangements.                                                                                                Recreation at Whitelees’
                                                                                                             Monday 21 March Visit to Robert Burns
BEARSDEN & MILNGAVIE MEMBERS’                          FRIENDS OF CRARAE                                     Birthplace Museum
CENTRE                                                 (Charity Number SC 033244)
(Charity Number SC 025422)                             Fiona Sinclair Tel: 01546 886607                      GLASGOW MEMBERS’ CENTRE
Catherine Scott Tel: 0141 956 2417                                                                           (Charity Number SC 024399)
                                                       Garden Days are held on the first Wednesday           Moira J Young Tel: 0141 8830239
All lectures are held in Milngavie Town Hall.          of the month, weather permitting, excluding
                                                                                                             Website: www.ntsglasgow.org.uk
                                                       December and January. Volunteers and their
                                                       friends meet from 10.00am till 4.00pm to help in      Email: mail@ntsglasgow.org.uk
Wednesday 13 October Pitlochry Theatre visit, if
                                                       the garden and to socialise. All ages and abilities
there is enough interest                                                                                     Lectures will be held in Adelaide’s, 209 Bath
                                                       welcome. Tea and coffee provided; bring your
Monday 18 October 2.30pm: Simon Jones                  own picnic lunch.                                     Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ at times stated. Free to
(Project Leader), ‘Bringing Beavers back to                                                                  Glasgow Centre Members, visitors £2 per lecture.
Scotland’
                                                            www.nts.org.uk
Wednesday 27 October 7.30pm: Dick Balharry
MBE (NTS Interim Chairman), ‘Wild Life and the
                                                                Saturday 13 November 10.00am–12.00pm:
                                                                Christmas Shop and Coffee Morning, Barrie
                                                                                                                                     ENGLAND
National Trust in Scotland’                                     Shelter, Strathaven Park
                                                                                                                                     CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL
Wednesday 10 November 2.00pm: Ann Laird,                        Sunday 5 December Outing to ‘The Story of
                                                                                                                                     TRUST FOR SCOTLAND
‘Hyndland’                                                      Christmas’ at Stirling Castle
                                                                                                                                     Email: jl@millersands.com
Wednesday 24 November 7.30pm: Roger Watts,                      Friday 18 February Evening with Quern, ‘Life
‘Vienna – City of the Hapsburgs’                                and Times of Robert Burns in Music and Verse’,
Wednesday 9 February 2.00pm: AGM, followed                      Ballgreen Hall, Strathaven                                           LONDON MEMBERS’ CENTRE
by Derek Alexander, ‘Uncovering the Past –                      Friday 4 March 7.30pm: Monthly meeting, Court                        (Charity Number SC 027207)
Recent Archaeological Work for NTS in the West                  Suite, Civic Centre, East Kilbride                                   William Kemp Tel: 0208 642 1491
of Scotland’                                                    Thursdays 10 & 17 March Visits to Glasgow City                       Email: ntslondonmc@hotmail.co.uk
Wednesday 9 March 2.00pm: Lyn Dunachie, ‘A                      Chambers and Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
visit to Eastern Bhutan – a Modern Shangri-La?’                                                                                      Tuesday 5 October New V & A Galleries
Wednesday 23 March 7.30pm: Elizabeth                            MOTHERWELL DISTRICT MEMBERS’                                         Thursday 7 October Annual Lecture
Edwards, ‘Garden Festivals’                                     GROUP                                                                Tuesday 26 October Royal Mews
                                                                Alan Frew Tel: 01698 284486                                          Thursday 25 November Guided Walk
FRIENDS OF GREENBANK GARDEN
                                                                                                                                     TBC Beetles Art Gallery
(Charity Number SC024113)                                       ST KILDA CLUB                                                        Tuesday 7 December Cartoon Museum
Eileen Taylor Tel: 0141 577 6554                                (Charity Number SC 034266)                                           TBC ‘Glasgow Boys’ at the Royal Academy
                                                                David Ackroyd Tel: 01522 778259                                      TBC Former Admiralty residence
Sunday 21 November 11.00am–4.00pm:                              Email: ackroyd.kilda@tiscali.co.uk
Christmas Fair with craft fair, teas, raffle and open                                                                                Tuesday 11 January Whitechapel Art Gallery
house                                                                                                                                Thursday 27 January Burns supper
                                                                WEAVER’S COTTAGE SUPPORT GROUP                                       TBC Ashcroft Gallery
                                                                (Charity Number SC 026000)                                           Monday 7 February Spitalfields Guided Walk
Please see NTS homepage for more Greenbank
Garden events.                                                  Joan MacKinnon Tel: 01505 352491                                     Thursday 24 February Poppy Factory
                                                                                                                                     TBC Behind the Scenes at the R A
INVERCLYDE MEMBERS’ CENTRE                                      The group is primarily a ‘work’ group. Please                         Wednesday 9 March Tea at The Caledonian Club
(Charity Number SC 025313)                                      contact Mrs MacKinnon for more information.
Chairman: Jean Marshall Tel: 01475 636648
Secretary: Elizabeth L Berry Tel: 01475 635822
Email: Bessie.Maclaine@yahoo.co.uk                              CENTRAL
All meetings will take place in Watt Hall, Kelly                FRIENDS OF ALLOA TOWER
Street, Greenock at 7.30pm unless otherwise                     (Charity Number SC 017733)
stated.                                                         Betty Roy Tel: 01259 213954

Wednesday 6 October Gaelic Waulking Song                        PERTH & KINROSS MEMBERS’ GROUP
Group, ‘Feuds, Fights and Fairies’                              (Charity Number SC 011062)
October (TBC) 12.00pm: Luncheon, James Watt                     Chairman: Mary Willington Tel: 01738 813787
College
Wednesday 3 November Alistair Dinsmore, ‘The
                                                                All talks are held at the William Soutar Theatre,
History of the Glasgow Police’
                                                                A K Bell Library, 2–8 York Place, Perth at 7.30pm.
Saturday 20 November 10.00am–12.00pm:                           Admission: NTS Perth and Kinross Group
Coffee Morning, Westburn Church, Nelson Street
                                                                Members £4, all others £5.
December (TBC) 12.00pm: Luncheon, James Watt
College
                                                                Thursday 21 October Professor David Purdie
Wednesday 5 January Christine McLeod (NTS)
                                                                MD FRC(Ed) FSA (Scot), ‘Burns and the Scottish
‘Weavers’ Cottage – The Burns Connection’
                                                                Enlightenment’.
Wednesday 2 February Ian McCrorie MBE, ‘The
MacBrayne Story’                                                Thursday 18 November Kate Mavor (NTS Chief
                                                                Executive), ‘The National Trust for Scotland’
Wednesday 2 March AGM
                                                                Thursday 20 January Vivian Linacre FRSA FCS,
March (TBC) 12.00pm: Luncheon, James Watt
                                                                ‘The state of Perth around 1800’
College
                                                                Thursday 17 February Ian Jardine (Chief
                                                                Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage), ‘Scottish
FRIENDS OF INVEREWE                                             Nature Reserves’                                                         Members’ Centres and Friends’ Groups
Email: rdowsett@nts.org.uk                                      Thursday 17 March Helen Smailes (Senior Curator                          are working to support the National
                                                                of British Art, National Gallery of Scotland),                           Trust for Scotland.
LANARKSHIRE MEMBERS’ GROUP                                      ‘Scottish Art in the National Gallery of Scotland’
(Charity Number SC 024465)                                                                                                               This information is correct at the time of
Margaretta Thomson Tel: 01355 237116                            STIRLING MEMBERS’ CENTRE                                                 going to print but all events are subject
Saturday 16 October Part day trip to Glasgow                    (Charity Number SC 025499)                                               to change. Visitors are welcome although
Botanic Gardens and afternoon tea at Hilton                     William Sutherland Tel: 01786 870699                                     some events are for group members only
Grosvenor Hotel
                                                                Email: william@williamsutherland.wanadoo.co.uk                           and prior booking may be necessary.
Friday 5 November 7.30pm: Dr Stuart Monro
OBE, ‘Dynamic Earth’, St Andrews Church,                                                                                                 Please check before attending an event.
Hamilton
                 The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a Charity Registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410 3418 S 180m 8/10

				
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