With the excitement of the 75th celebrations behind us you may have expected the guilds to have opted for a quieter life. This was not the case. All have enjoyed a mixture of community involvement, crafts, education and exercise accompanied by fellowship and fun.
Buckie and District got hands on making pottery and knitting twiddle muffs for Alzheimers patients. They also exercised the grey cells by delving into local history. They also enjoyed a walk from Spey Bay to Garmouth and a visit to the new Macallan Distillery. Fundraising as always played its part.
Forres expanded their historical knowledge with a visit to the new V&A museum in Dundee. They made inroads into their own personal histories by studying genealogy. A 90th birthday party and a get together with Gordon and Keith guilds in the Forres Tolbooth fostered fellowship and strengthened previously made friendships.
Keith and District travelled to Deeside to see Ballater Station and Balmoral Castle. The Gordon Castle’s head gardener proved to be an excellent speaker as did the gentleman talking about St Thomas’s Church. The Guild was fortunate to receive monies from a wind farm fund to buy projection equipment and a laptop which future speakers can use. This can also be shared with like-minded group.
Moray members enjoyed some virtual travel going to Nepal through a presentation given by Rotarian George Duthie. Following a talk by the Fochabers Folk Museum they were inspired to visit Clochan to see the monument honouring our wartime Landgirls. They also took a trip on the Keith to Dufftown railway.
All continue to serve the Guiding community with assistance at events such as Thinking Day celebrations, camps and holidays as well as activity days. These bring great enjoyment to members and will no doubt feature in next year’s programme when we embark on the Trefoil Guild’s Star Award which is being unveiled in stages over the coming months.