Members of the Nottingham Scottish Association and the Beeston U3A Scottish Dance Group got together for a summer garden dance, courtesy of Andrew and Sue Morrison. The weather stayed fair and we were able to get through 9 dances. These included old favourites like ‘De’il Among the Tailors’ and less familiar dances like ‘Eliza Emily’s Reel’. Eventually the call of the ‘bring and share’ buffet (and possibly a glass or two of wine) proved too strong and we enjoyed the rest of a very pleasant social evening (apart from those pesky mosquitoes!)
Members of the Association met at Gedling Country Park on Saturday 9th March for a sponsored walk in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. It was a cold and blustery day but ,after a welcome coffee in the 1899 Café, we set off, undaunted, into the teeth of a gale. The walk took us most of the way round the park with horizontal driving rain alternating with sunny intervals. ‘Bracing’ is the word which comes to mind! Having completed our walk, we moved on to the warmth of the Tree Tops Inn for a very welcome lunch. We don’t yet have the total amount raised, but is now (11th March) up to £625. A good morning’s work!
Our February walk took us from Sandiacre to Bramcote Hills Park by way of the Erewash Canal, Stoney Clouds Nature Reserve and Stapleford Hill. The day started with drizzle, but by the time we set off the weather was clearing and we finished in sunshine! After the walk most of us stayed on for lunch at the Sherwin Arms – including some puddings!
Party Night is always fun and Nottingham Lace is a great way to finish!