Our first outing of the year (in brilliant sunshine!) was to Holyrood Palace – a real ‘royal’ event in every sense of the word, in no small part to the lovely programme that had been arranged for us, and for the the kindness and thoughtfulness shown by all the staff. A lovely lunch followed in the Palace Cafe. The day was made possible thanks to Community Windpower/BeGreen, Dunbar.
Oh how lovely it was to be be able to get out and about again! In July 2022 we enjoyed a return visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and in August, another return visit, this time for a barge trip with the Seagull Trust, Ratho. Happy Days! This was in addition to wonderful local outings to Amisfield Gardens, Belhaven Community Garden and The Backlands, Dunbar.
Both groups enjoyed an outing to the National Museum of Scotland, when NMS volunteer Hilary Hall, welcomed us and gave a talk on “Emigration and the Scottish Diaspora”. After lunch we visited several exhibits connected with the topic. A lovely day out!
What a great day out: weather was kind, wonderful company as usual and what a joy to see this feat of engineering! (Love how the Falkirk area has been regenerated, with its beautiful Kelpies and Wheel).
We enjoyed our picnics, ice creams, laughs and watching all the families enjoying their day out. Grateful thanks to all who made this possible.
On the go again! A fabulous day out to see The Kelpies – lots of sunshine and just one wee shower of rain. A brilliant day from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was sheer joy to see these beautiful sculptures close up. Thank you to Amy at the Helix Visitor Centre for all her help in organising the trip; Jim for his wonderful commentary on our guided tour, and David our ELC bus driver for transporting us safely. Jim explained just how important the whole Helix project has been in regenerating the Falkirk area, with all proceeds from the guided tours, gift shop sales, etc all going to benefit the wider community. Our heartfelt thanks to all in the Dunbar Community and beyond, whose generous donations make trips like this possible.