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End of Year

May 2nd, 2013


In February Graeme Tarbet came along to tell of his work with the Dundee Tape Newspaper for the Blind. He entertained with tales of the well-known people he had interviewed over the years.

At our next meeting it was almost ‘standing room only’ when the Minister gave us a musical afternoon. Excerpts from an English Country Garden, Beethoven melodies, a Spanish serenade and a Farewell To Stromness were greatly enjoyed. Maureen Paterson was our next speaker who demonstrated the art of bag making – which she said was really quite easy. Maureen brought along a lovely selection of bags she had made. Many bags were purchased and apart from the cost of materials, all money goes to charity.

Final speaker for this session was Callum McNicoll who spoke of the work of Search and Rescue, and this was followed by the AGM.

By the time you read this our outing to a National Trust property at Logie including a cream tea will have taken place.

Thank you to everyone who has come along to the meetings throughout the year. LA.

Busy, Busy, Busy

December 1st, 2012


The new session started with a talk by Mark, Horticultural Manager at Dobbies. He explained how to plant bulbs for Christmas flowering. He raffled bowls of different bulbs and these were won by lucky members. Everyone received daffodil bulbs Mark had brought along.

Jean and Una from ‘Befrienders’ were our next speakers. They co-ordinate a group of volunteers who visit people who otherwise may not have anyone calling to see them. They provide a great service to people who might be quite lonely.

Our next meeting featured an afternoon of music provided by Eric Woodhams. All tastes were catered for as Eric played a mixture of modern and classical, Irish and Scottish, opera and jazz selections.

Our programme continued with a talk by John Winterton of the Abroath Speakers club. And this was followed on November 27 with a talk by Tony Lindsay of Serenity Sanctuary.

Our meeting on December 11 is an open meeting and entertainment will be provided by children of Carlogie Primary School.

Season’s greetings to everyone.

We look forward to meeting up again on January 15 when David Torrie will give a talk about comics.


The New Season Approaches

September 10th, 2012


The first meeting of the new season is on October 2 and will be a gardening talk by Andrew Barton of Dobbies Garden Centre.

This is followed by

October 16 – Befriender Group – Talk by Una Wadrope.

October 30 – Musical Talk – by Eric Woodhams.

November 13 – Speakers club – talk by John Winterton.

November 27 – Serenity Sanctuary – talk by Tony Lindsay.

We look forward to welcoming the guest speakers and a variety of subjects which will hopefully be enjoyed by the members.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 2pm in the Panbride Hall and we hope you will come along and enjoy the programme over the coming months.


Canine Friends,Music andThe Kinloch Project

April 30th, 2012


Our meeting at the end of February featured a talk on social eyes given by Margaret Morrison and John & Dorothy Ramage along with their canine friends. Everyone was amazed by these speakers – how life had changed for them and what they had achieved. At both meetings in March we had lovely musical entertainment to suit all tastes. The first of these was presented by the Minister and the other by Wilma Ewart and friends.

Our final meeting for this session was a talk by Rodger Brunton on the Kinloch Centre Project. Our outing this year is to St. Andrews. We hope the weather will be a warmer than it is when I’m preparing this article.

We have enjoyed a wide range of topics over the session. Thanks to everyone who has come along and welcomed speakers and guests. Hopefully there will be many sunny days in the months before the meetings recommence in the autumn. MEA.

From Music to Murder

December 5th, 2011


A visit from ‘The Traditionals’ got the new session off to a lovely toe-tapping start. Members old and new were entertained with music and verse provided by a very talented group. Guest speaker at the next meeting was Stan Franklin who gave a talk on beekeeping, telling of the joys, hard work and pitfalls he has encountered over the years. Our next speaker Margaret Kydd explained all the advantages and healing properties of products made from the aloe vera plant She brought along samples and demonstrated how the different lotions worked. The programme continued on November with Helen Fleming speaking about Mary’s Meals. This was followed by Dundee author Sandy McGregor speaking about The Law Killers. At our meeting on 6th December we will be entertained by children from Carlogie Primary.

Meetings continue on January 17th then every second Tuesday at 2.00 pm in Panbride Hall and are followed by tea and biscuits. All welcome.


Time for a Break

April 25th, 2011


On March 8 Helen Wallace and friends entertained with story and song telling of the Suffragette Movement. At the open meeting on March 22 a lovely large turnout of members and guests from local churches and fellowships welcomed the Muirdrum WRI entertainment. They took us on a highly colourful tour of Scotland through song and verse. This was followed by afternoon tea served by the committee. Thank you to everyone who came along.

At the last meeting of this session the topic was ‘The First Lady Doctor’ a talk by Rea and Tom Beattie, followed by the AGM.

At the time of writing this article we were looking forward to our outing and by the time you are reading this we will have had it. This year’s destination is Scone, the Aviator Restaurant and Antique Centre on April 19 when I hope the weather will be kind to us.

This will bring our meetings to a close until October when we hope to see all the familiar faces along with some new ones.

Thank you to everyone who has come along over the past months.

Happy Summertime. LA.

Last meeting of 2010

March 1st, 2011

At our last meeting of 2010 we were entertained by Evelyn, Alison and Ian who played and sang seasonal songs. At our first meeting of 2011 we were taken all round the world by Bill Cunningham. At one stage he was managing a coconut plantation in Columbia before laying pipes in the Andes where he met and married his wife.

Our next speaker was John Mowatt, a safety advisor from the fire service. He talks of the main causes of fire in the home and of the importance of smoke detectors and of planning a fire evacuation route.     On 8 February the Minister entertained us with  a wide ranging non stop musical selection   And by the time you get this issue of Update Lorna Maule will have spoken about McMillan Nursing.

The arrangements for the remainder of our meetings for this session are as follows:

4    March World Day of Prayer.

8    March Suffragette Movement – Helen Wallace.

22    March Open meeting – WRI concert Part

5   April Angus Gold first lady doctor – Rea and Tom Beattie.


19   April Annual coach  trip.                                                                                                           LA.

All the latest from the Friendship Circle

November 30th, 2010

The first meeting of the new season got off to a great start when Frances Bicket kindly introduced Peter Burke. A really good turnout, including some new members, enjoyed Peter telling of the setting up and running of Berryfield Allotments.The next speaker was Ann Thorpe of Thistle Soaps who gave a demonstration of soap making accompanied by an entertaining talk. Our next speaker was Katy Webster of the Angus Carers and later in November Jim F. Lindsay gave a talk on local history.

The programme to the end of the year features:

30 Nov Colour Me Beautiful – Edith Adam

14 Dec Colliston Sounds – David Smith and friends.

Meetings are held in Panbride Hall every second Tuesday at 2.15pm. Tea and biscuits provided by the committee follows and if you are interested please come along. LA

Looking forward to a new session

September 1st, 2010

The outing to Crieff Visitor Centre which brought the last session to a close was really well attended and everyone seemed to very much enjoy the trip. Suggestion of a location for our trip in April 2011 will be welcomed!

Hopefully there is still some lovely weather to be enjoyed before our first meeting of the new session but everyone on the committee looks forward to seeing members old and new in October. New members will be made very welcome.

The programme for the new session has still to be finalised but the first meeting will be on Tuesday 5 October at 2.15pm in Panbride Hall. Our speaker that day is likely to be Peter Burke who will give a talk on ‘Looking after an Allotment’


March 3rd, 2010

In December Edith Garrow entertained with hilarious tales of her holiday adventures at home and abroad. The children of Carlogie Primary School provided an afternoon of dance, poetry, and Christmas music. The Brass and String sections played various medleys.

Chris Niven welcomed members in the New Year and an afternoon of relaxation and information was provided by Isabel Anderson. Some lucky people were able to benefit from a reflexology massage.

Our speaker on Jan 26 was author David Wishart and this was followed on February 9 when the minister pays his annual visit. Our second meeting in February featured poetry by David Meikleham.

Dates for the remainder of the session are:-

March 5 World Day of Prayer

March 9 Gardening tables, Brian Sinclair, Evergreen Nurseries.

March 23 Open Meeting – Wilma Ewart and friends entertain.

April 6 Work of the Samaritans, talk by Roddy MacKinnon.


April 20 Coach Trip – Destination as yet unknown.