BESIDE THE SEASIDE
22nd September 2014
Holidays in Scotland- Eric is one of Scotland's most prolific authors - particularly about Fife. “Dunfermline Through Time” a well-known and informative paperback. ‘Hail Caledonia’, Aberdour and Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing are a few of other issue by Eric.
His illustrated talk on 'bathing pools from the 1900s, based on his other book - The Scottish Seaside Holiday’ brought back members memories of 'dooking in the Freezing Forth'.
VOT - Bryan Paterson
13th October 2014
Moss Barclay is the Chair of the 'Street Pastors’ Management Team.
They patrol in teams, usually from 10 pm to 4 am on a Friday and Saturday night, to care and help people who are out on the streets. The team provide this caring service to those in need when 'under the weather' and in various states of distress.
Working alongside others giving their Christian time in a less than tranquil scenario. Difficult to find sufficient praise for their activities.
VOT Bill Stark
VISIT TO BANGALORE
10th November 2014
St Columbus school Team
St Columba’s High School’s visit to Bangalore was to assist and to find out what the Association of People with Disabilities School does. They raised £12,000 and ‘went native’ on arrival with basic digs and meals. Helping the children to read and write, singing and dancing. They went to slum areas where they said that it was the worst experience they had ever had. - smells, flies, cockroaches and rats with rubbish lying around. They walked by a man lying in the road - he was dead.
VOT Colin Wilson