EWSNEWS – January 2020

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Thursday 16 January. Talk by Willie Waugh on “The Drove Roads of Scotland”
Reid small hall at 7.30pm

I was very sorry indeed to miss William Waugh’s talk on the drove roads, which I hear was full of fascinating facts and illustrated with views of lush countryside. These were expertly projected by our President onto the wall of the small hall – so much easier than wrestling with the screen!

Upcoming events

Friday 31 January: Chinese banquet
Priestfield Parish Church at 7.30pm

A final reminder that we celebrate the Chinese New Year once again in Priestfield Church hall, 2 Marchhall Place, EH16 5HW, and Lilian is keen to hear from you (0131 667 7525 or ku.oc.rednoyeulbnull@nhoj.nailil). The cost will be £11.50 and you are invited to bring a bottle if you wish.

Saturday 29 February: St David’s Day Dinner
Mortonhall Golf Club

Our dinner this year falls on Leap Day (please note the change of date), and we have fingers and toes crossed for kindly weather. I am delighted that our Gwr Gwadd this year will be Professor Wayne Powell, Principal of SRUC. “Wayne Powell is a native of Abercraf, Sir Frycheiniog and is a passionate follower of rugby. His personal research interests are at the interface of plant genetics, genome science, plant breeding and conservation of genetic resources, with a strong emphasis on the delivery of ‘public good’ outcomes.”

We have chosen Mortonhall Golf Club (231 Braid Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6PB) once again, and the menu choices are in this post. The cost is £27 a head and we need numbers and menu choices as soon as possible, but by Monday 24 February at the absolute latest.

Sunday 8 March: Mini Gymanfa
Reid large hall at 3.00pm

Please come along ready to sing your heart out. A welcome cuppa will follow.

I am sure you are aware that I have not been able to fulfil all the normal secretarial duties this year, and in particular there has been no printed programme card. I am hugely grateful to the members of the committee and to Martin Tarr, our wonderful webmaster, for all their support at a difficult time.

Looking forwardthe next session will be the Society’s 100th and I very much hope we can all put our most creative ideas and wholehearted enthusiasm into our centenary celebrations. Meanwhile, I look forward everso much to seeing you soon.


Jennifer Welsher – Ysgrifenyddes CCD / Secretary EWS