The Neighbourhood Group started their Summer Programme on a very wet day with a tour and lunch at Greyfriar’s Kirk.
The next visit involved a small creature handling session and a tour around Deep Sea World in North Queensferry. It was great watching the seals; the group particularly like Morag the stubborn seal who refused to do any of the activities asked of her… she just wanted to be fed.
The Museum of Flight was great fun. After a workshop on the air force during world war II, the group got to try on some of the uniforms that pilots would have worn during World War II. Johnny really got into the spirt of things and enjoyed dressing up.
The group then had a lovely day out at Bo’ness railway and as it was a sunny day we had our picnic lunch outdoors in the sunshine.
Next we went to sunny Fife and had a great tour of Culross Palace and walled garden with Linda Whiteford. The group really enjoyed all of her funny stories and were stunned by the beautiful walled garden; particularly the teasels.
We finished off our summer programme of activities with a trip to The House of Binns. We climbed up to the tower before having lunch in the lovely grounds overlooking the three bridges. Then we had our tour of Tam Dalyell’s beautiful House and had a chat with his wife Kathleen Wheatley who made Agata’s day by giving her some peacock feathers.
We have all had a great month of outings and while the weather has been changeable, we have had a great time.