News from around the districts.
‘About 40 people of West Kintyre can now say “Hello” in the languages of the Shona people and of the Ndebele people. This was a most uplifting afternoon.’
‘Any possibility that we were in danger of dismissing the problem as one of inner cities, or “somewhere else”, was dispelled.’
There are absolutely no strings attached and people can stay as long as they like from 10 minutes to two hours.
The famed baking stall began to clear almost instantly, while the plants, bric-a-brac, lucky dip and knitwear also proved popular.
Guild members brought their signature bakes, which people helped themselves to as tea and coffee was served.
Marion McDonald, in paying tribute to Pat’s service, mentioned her energy and total refusal to ‘flap’ or let anything hinder her work.
Perhaps the most poignant areas were the one set aside to remember soldiers who were shot for desertion in the war and the garden for still-born babies.
‘Some had hankered after beautiful alpaca knitwear, but there is nothing to beat an enthusiastic expert to expand one’s knowledge.’
The Guild ended 2017 very positively, successfully increasing the membership and decreasing the average age by changing the meeting time from evening to afternoon.