EWSNEWS February 2024

The story so far:

POSTPONED – Sunday 21 January 2024. Eisteddfod at the Reid Memorial Church. 3.00pm.

It was with great regret that we had to postpone this meeting for the time being. We do hope to try again at a future date so watch this space.

Forthcoming events:

Friday 16 February. Chinese supper at Priestfield Church hall. 7.30pm.

Please book early for our Chinese banquet with entertainments in Priestfield Church hall, 2 Marchhall Place, EH16 5HW. A generous Chinese supper (please indicate if you prefer vegetarian) at £20 each, served with cordial, tea and coffee. Anyone wishing a wee glass of something aclofrolic is welcome to bring a bottle. It is the year of the Dragon so our two cultures are in harmony this year. I will need numbers by Tuesday 13 February at the latest please. Prompt payment please either by cheque made payable to the Edinburgh Welsh Society and posted to me or, if you prefer, by bank transfer. The bank details are: Account name: Edinburgh Welsh Society. Account # 00299707, Sort code 80-02-77, but please let me know you are coming with names of members and guests.

Friday 1 March. Cinio Gwyl Dewi at Mortonhall Golf Club, 7 for 7.30pm.

You are invited to our annual St David’s Day dinner at Mortonhall Golf Club, at 231 Braid Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6PB. We are delighted to have as our guest speaker John Owain Jones. Owain hails from North wales and studied at St Andrews University. He was a Church of Scotland minister for many years. His final posting was in Bute. He retired last year and lives in the West of Scotland.

Menu choices:

Starter: either Cawl with crusty bread and butter ~ or ~ melon with sorbet

Main: either lamb ~ or ~ lemon sole ~ or ~ a vegetarian option ~~ all served with seasonal vegetables

Dessert: either fruit crumble with custard and ice cream ~ or ~ a selection of cheese and biscuits

The golf club chef is currently on leave so I am afraid I can’t provide a more detailed menu at the moment. I hope this is sufficiently tasty to be going on with. The charge will be £34 each, and both the Mortonhall caterers and I need names ASAP pleaseby Sunday 18 February. I realise this is well in advance of the date of the dinner, but the golf club are insisting, so please get in touch. Prompt payment please as above: but please let me know you are coming with names of members and guests, and your menu choices to me by phone 0131 335 3161 or email at gro.yteicoshslewhgrubnidenull@yraterces.

Sunday 3 March. Gymanfa Ganu at the Reid Memorial Church at 3.00pm.

We continue to celebrate our patron saint with our hymn singing festival at the Reid Memorial Church large hall, West Savile Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 3HY. This will be followed by a very welcome cup of tea.

In other news:

There are three free webinars run by Roots in Wales. They run for 60 minutes on the following Saturdays:

4 February – Welsh Emigration
11 February – Welsh History
18 February – Welsh Landscapes

If this interests you, you can contact Paul Rees, moc.selawnistoornull@ofni for further information.

I look forward to seeing you very soon.


Jennifer Welsher – Ysgrifenyddes CCD / Secretary EWS