Syllabus 2018-19

 Thursday 20th September 2018

Welcome to the 2018-19 Season

Followed by

 A Scottish film.

 Thursday 11th October 2018

The John Muir Trust

  • Mr John Thomas
John Muir was a famous Scottish /American environmentalist and mountaineer whose activism helped preserve Yosemite National Park. Today a number of long distance walks are named in his honour including the 134 mile John Muir Way running from Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute to Dunbar, East Lothian. His legacy is also seen in the environmental activity of The John Muir Trust. We are pleased to welcome Mr John Thomas to share with us the history and work of the trust. 

 Thursday 8th November 2018

Why Organic?

  • Mr Gordon Tweddle

Based near Darlington, Acorn Dairies deliver  fresh organic dairy products to businesses in Yorkshire, Durham and Tyne and Wear and to more than 4000 local households. This evening Gordon will explain the challenges  and benefits of organic dairy farming. 

 Thursday 13th December 2018

The Seasonal Singers

Once again we welcome Ken Day and the singers to entertain us with a mix of Scottish, local and seasonal favourites. 
Enjoy the songs with a glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie. 

 Thursday 11th January 2019

Thorp Perrow through the Seasons

  • David Rodaway
Once again we welcome David again to enchant us with his beautiful slides and music about the magical arboretum and garden near Bedale, North Yorkshire. 

 Thursday 14th February 2019

The Geology of Arran

  • Mr Stuart Blake

The Isle of Arran is often described as Scotland in miniature. Arran offers some of the best of Scottish geology contained on a 160 square mile island off the coast of the Firth of Clyde. This evening we welcome Stuart who  is  the director of the Lochranza Field Centre and we welcome him this evening to give us an insight into the unique and diverse geology of the island.

 Thursday 14th March 2019

Piper Alpha - A Survivor’s Story 

  • Mr Geoff Bollands

Piper Alpha was an offshore oil and gas platform that suffered an explosion on 6th July 1988 and is regarded as the worst offshore oil disaster in the history of the UK. This evening Geoff will give a very personal account of the events of that fateful evening. 

THursday 11th April 2019


Followed by

West Coast Sailing with The Ocean Youth Trust Scotland


Ocean Yourh Trust Scotland is a leading youth work charity. Through their adventurous residential sailing voyages and the hep of hundreds of volunteers, they support young people aged 12 to 25 from a diverse range of backgrounds to realise their true potential.