Rotary Club welcome South African students

Pictured are the South African students in full swing at the Burn House.

Pictured are the South African students in full swing at the Burn House.

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In last week’s Brechin Advertiser, the Down Memory Lane picture, from 1981, featured Brechin Rotary Club hosting the Abe Bailey students from South Africa.

The annual tradition was well established then, and has continued to this day, with Burn House in Glenesk and Brechin Rotary welcoming another group of students from South Africa earlier this month.

The visit was part of a three week stay in the UK by an elite group of hand picked students from South Africa, sponsored by the Abe Bailey Trust. The students have been visiting places of historical and cultural importance during their time in the UK.

The culmination of their trip has been their four-day stay at the Burn House in Glenesk under the supervision of the Burn House’s Bursar David Turner.

A club spokesperson explained: “The students were given a taste of Scottish culture including a visit to Forfar Ice Rink for an introduction to curling.

“The task of passing on the finer points of the Roaring Game fell to the Rotarians, with the students subsequently treating their hosts to a feast of impromptu musical entertainment.”