August Library Lunch
Main course and dessert in August.
Recently the partners of Gray and Connochie donated a portrait of a past member, Henry John Gray from 1916, he was also a Councillor at Footdee. We thought this was such a generous gift that we should share it with our members in some way.
As you will all know, we have various portraits and art work hidden away so thought it would be nice to put together an “art exhibition”. Members are invited to come along, details have been emailed out. As usual the self-serve coffee shop will be open during these hours as well if you would like a cuppa and biccie for £1.
Thank you to our Immediate Past President Roger Connon for this fantastic idea.
The date and venue for this year’s Society “hillwalk” have now been set. The walk this year will not really be a hillwalk and it is hoped that members who find the term hillwalk off-putting will come along.
The chosen route is the Seven Bridges Walk starting and finishing in Ballater. This was the plan for 2017 except that two bridges which were still closed because of damage caused in December 2015 by Storm Frank. The overall distance is about 11 kilometres (7 miles).
The rendezvous will be at 10.30 am in the main car park in Ballater, behind the Glenmuick Church. There are toilets here and when last checked there was no parking fee or time limit. The walk will be led by Richard Shirreffs.
The route is largely level and on reasonable tracks or paths. From the car park we will leave Ballater by Queen’s Road and Dundarroch Road, picking up a track following the line constructed (before Queen Victoria vetoed it) for the westward extension of the Deeside Railway. After skirting the A93 just east of Bridge of Gairn, we pick up country paths which take us to the Polhollick Bridge. From there a forestry track leads across to the South Deeside Road, but we will take a detour to the riverside and a fishing lodge once used by the Queen Mother, where we can have a lunch stop. From Bridge of Muick a series of new tracks just above the road keeps us mainly clear of walking on tarmac, and then it is over the final bridge back into Ballater – and some refreshment!
A close counterpart of this route is described online but our starting point will be different and the detour to the riverside is an extra.
If you are interested, please let Maria Robertson know, preferably by e-mail. If you are interested but do not want to commit yourself, please nevertheless let her know of that.
Country Walk 2019 full details with map.
September Library Lunch
Starter and main course in September.
Doors Open Day
As usual the Library will be open to the public for Doors Open Day. Members have been asked to volunteer 2 hours to be on hand to answer questions during this event.
Fundraising Afternoon Tea
The afternoon tea is on offer to Society members, spouses, partners, clients and guests, at a price of £25 each. Numbers are limited so please book early so you don’t miss out!
Afternoon Tea 2019 booking form.
October Library Lunch
Main course and dessert in October.
November Library Lunch
Starter and main course in November.
Christmas Library Lunch (1)
Turkey and pud in December.
Christmas Library Lunch (2)
Turkey and pud in December.