Volunteer awards given at annual general meeting

Among the recipients are, back from left - Jenny McGlynn, Joe Wishart, Mabel Martin and Jenny Buchanan with, front from left - Linda Dinnie, Audrey Simpson and Sheila Mann.

Among the recipients are, back from left - Jenny McGlynn, Joe Wishart, Mabel Martin and Jenny Buchanan with, front from left - Linda Dinnie, Audrey Simpson and Sheila Mann.

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The Angus Members’ Centre supporting the National Trust for Scotland held its annual general meeting on Thursday in Forfar.

Following on from last year, several long service awards were made by Jenny Buchanan, Members’ Centre Support Officer, who was also the guest speaker.

Her talk was entitled ‘Members’ Centre: a Guide to the future.”

The centre office-bearers for the coming year are as follows: chairman, Jennifer Duncan; vice-chairman, Charles Alexander; treasurer, Graham Malcolm; secretary, Lesley Walker.

New committee members are Isabel Morrison and Ann Lumgair.

During the meeting, volunteering certificates were presented to the following recipients:

Twenty years, Richard Martin and Angela Martin; 15 years, Shirley Mathieson; 10 years, Mabel Martin, Joe Wishart, Sheila Mann. Five years, Linda Dinnie, Jenny McGlynn and Audrey Simpson.

The Angus Members’ Centre is holding two fund-raising coffee mornings in November.

The first is on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Old Parish Church, Kirriemuir and the second on Saturday, November 16, in the Guide Hall, The Myre, Forfar, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

It is also been announced that a series of talks will take place, which are open to everyone, not just members of the National Trust for Scotland.

They all take place in the Guide Hall, Forfar, at 2.30 p.m. and light refreshment are served after each talk, which costs £4.

The first is on Thursday, November 14, when Mark Jeffrey, head gardener, will be giving a talk on ‘Culross Palace Garden’.

The speaker on January 16, has still to be confirmed, but the subject of the talk is ‘Bannockburn’; the February 13 meeting will be a talk entitled ‘Little Houses Improvement Scheme’ by Sian Loftus, Little Houses Improvement Scheme Manager.

On March 13, the speaker is Richard Clarkson, property manager/ranger/naturalist of the Grey Mare’s Tail. He will give a talk entitled ‘Grey Mare’s Tail - Hunters, Munches and Management.