EWSNEWS – August 2017

The story so far…

Saturday 22 July. Visit to Gilmerton Cove.

A dozen intrepid troglodytes braved the rain and, donning hard hats and armed with torches, explored the mysterious, hand-carved tunnels and caverns of Gilmerton Cove. Our young guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The caves were drippy, creepy and cramped but absolutely fascinating. Following the tour we made our way to the Northfield House Hotel, where a very tasty meal was served.

Forthcoming events:

Friday 1 September. Croeso at Prestonfield Golf Club at 7.30pm.

We meet at Prestonfield Golf Club, 6 Priestfield Rd North, Edinburgh EH16 5HS. Please note this new venue, chosen with easy access in mind, it has a flat car park and a lift. There will be a finger buffet, a film show (thanks to Geoff Alsop who allowed us to transfer some of his archive movies of Welsh society outings from film to DVD) and a few turns and of course, community singing. All this for a modest £10 each (cheque only please! made payable to Edinburgh Welsh Society or Cymdeithas Cymry Dineidyn). If you intend joining us please let me know by Friday 25 August by email moc.liamgnull@dccswe. If you would like to come but need a lift, please, please don’t hesitate to let me know – we would hate to leave you out of the fun!

Sunday 8 October. Harvest thanksgiving. Reid large hall at 3.00pm.

Our Harvest service will be held in the large hall of the Reid Memorial Church, West Saville Terrace, and will be conducted by Margaret Brandie. It has been suggested that we include one or two hymns in English for those members who aren’t able to join in singing in Welsh. We on the Committee are very keen to see how this idea is received by you, the members. All feedback much appreciated. As usual, donations of non-perishable “dried goods” are invited and will be taken to the local food bank following the service.

Programme for 2017-8

The Programme card for this session is now available. Please contact moc.liamgnull@dccswe for more information.


The annual subscription for the 2017–18 session is due. The current rates are £15 single or £22.50 family as before and, I hope you will agree, represent very good value. Please make your cheque payable to Edinburgh Welsh Society or Cymdeithas Cymry Dineidyn.

Other news:

Caldicot Male Voice Choir. Founded in 1963 by steelworkers in Llanwern, the Eisteddfod-winning choir has since travelled both in the UK and abroad, delighting audiences with their wide repertoire of songs sung in Welsh, English, German and Italian. They perform on Sunday 27 August at 7.00pm at the Salvation Army Edinburgh City Corps, 1 East Adam Street, EH8 9TF (Main Hall). Their concert lasts approx. 2 hours and costs £7.00, concessions £5.00. In addition (see p238 of the Fringe programme) the choir are also performing on 25 August at St Vincent Church, Edinburgh and on 26 August at Allan Park South Church, Stirling, both 2.00pm-3.30pm. See also their web site.

I look forward everso much to seeing you soon.