National Trust unveils lectures and visits programme

JOIN the Milngavie and Bearsden branch of the National Trust for Scotland to enjoy interesting talks in Milngavie Town Hall and trips to a variety of places.

Already this session speakers have already talked about the renovations in Stirling Castle and the History of Glasgow subway.

On Monday, November 26 well known raconteur Jack Webster will be reminiscing on “Interesting People I have Known” and for those who fondly remember the Alhambra Theatre, the date for their diary is Monday, December 6 when Graeme Smith, who has written a book on the subject, is the speaker.

Meetings start at 7.30pm and for non-members the charge is only £3 for each meeting.

Next year brings a real treat for music lovers when Kilmardinny House rafters will be ringing to the sound of the Bearsden Fiddlers, under the direction of Irene McLaren, on February 28. On this occasion there is no requirement to be a member of the local group, although all profits will go to the work of the National Trust. Tickets for this reel rousing event are available from Catherine Scott by emailing

Walkers will get the opportunity to visit Chatelherault near Hamilton and walk the Pipe Walk between Strathblane to Killearn. Or you could take in the splendour of the Central Hotel in March next year due to the previous visit being over-subscribed, other trips include Hopetoun House and Tunnocks factory in Uddingston.

Details of membership are available from Isobel McQueen on 0141 942 8634 or email