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Our friendship circle is predominantly for our more senior folks, although an invitation is open to all!

We are truly a circle of friends.

Held in St Machan's church hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 2pm from October until March.

The Friendship Circle have had a busy and entertaining term.    The guest speakers have included Mr Jim Reid who gave us a lighthearted insight into his time in the police force and Mr John Gilory who also gave very amusing and sometimes thought provoking stories of his travels at home, India, China, Russia and other areas abroad during his time as an electrical mining engineer.  Mrs Riobhna Wilson gave a talk on CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association (Scotland).  She told us about the work which takes place in Robin House and  Rachel House and also about the fundraising efforts of the charity.  On 28th February a Singalong and a Quiz will be enjoyed whilst on the 14th March  a presentation from Guide Dogs will be given  and at our final meeting on 28th March when hopefully the Salvation Army will be entertaining us (though at the time of going to print this has still to be confirmed).  The outing at the end of April has still to be arranged but we think it will be a trip to Lomond Shores.   The Friendship Circle offer friendship and fellowship for an hour and a half on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of each month from October until April at 2pm and we would be delighted if we could get new members to come along at the start of our new session in October.   Further details will be available in the next edition of the Magazine.        

Contact Fiona on          Tel. 01698 640437        mobile 07928819908

email fionasandeman77@gmail.com

On Tuesday 25th April 15 of us  had a great day out to Lomond Shores.  The weather was kind to us with lots of sunshine and a very cold wind. But this didn't stop us having a lovely day together.  We arrived at Lomond Shores and promptly headed for the coffee shop and then a little bit of retail therapy before having lunch.  We met up at 1.45pm to have a photo call with Ben Lomond in the background and braved the elements.  But it was still very sunny.  Our driver, George, took us to Luss where 9 of us ventured on to Loch Lomond for a 90 min trip round some of the 22 islands.  It was really interesting and were told  bits of history about some of the islands and we actually saw an osprey in her nest.  It really was a lovely trip and though the loch was a bit lumpy we had a very smooth cruise.  Other members of the group who didin't go on the trip wandered round Luss and they also had a lovely time.  We returned to Lomond Shores for dinner at the Kilted Skirlie which I would highly recommend and made our way home arriving back in Larkhall at 8pm having enjoyed a great day of fellowship and fun.  Pictures to follow.