On Wednesday 9th August, 18 Society members attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the magnificant esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
The theme of his year's Tattoo was Stories, and the lead service was the RAF. A flypast consisting of two Typhoon Jets accompanied by an A400 transport plane took place just before the evening performance started.
The Tattoo delivered all the usual musical and marching highlights:- the massed pipe and brass bands, lone piper, highland dancers, fireworks, a stunning light show and finished with a poignant tribute to
HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The weather kept fair throughout the performance.
Before the Tattoo, we enjoyed dinner together at Scottish Bistro Howies located close to the Grassmarket.
York Minster Tour - July 2023
On 12th July, 15 members of the Society enjoyed an informative and entertaining guided tour of York Minster, expertly led by Graeme Robertson who has delivered over 1000 tours to visitors during his time as a volunteer at the Minster.
Following the tour, all stayed for lunch at The Cross Keys in Goodramgate.
Summer Picnic - July 2023
After a 1-week postponement due to the inclement weather, the Society's Summer Picnic was held on 29th July at the home of Aileen Minns.
24 members and friends enjoyed an afternoon together, enjoying the fun & games expertly organised by Frank Paterson.
Grateful thanks to Aileen for hosting the picnic at her home again this year.
A raffle was held in aid of the 2023 President's Charity and £123 was raised.
President May Townsend with her son Alastair and family about to enjoy the Burns Supper at The Parsonage
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Burns Night 2023
Fog and ice on Saturday 21st January did not prevent a large number of Society members and friends, some from long distances, gathering at the Parsonage Hotel in Escrick to celebrate the birthday of our National Bard, Robert Burns.
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Quiz Night - March 2023
Members and friends of the Society spent an enjoyable evening recently taking part in a 100-question Scottish Quiz set & very efficiently-led by President May Townsend. In addition to the quiz, an excellent supper was provided by the volunteers at the
York Railway Bowls & Social Club.
President's Reception - June 2023
Over 50 members and friends of the Society joined the 2023 President Grant Young and partner Philippa Crowther with friends and relations to enjoy the
President's 2023 Reception at the York Golf Club in Strensall.
The weather couldn't have been better for the day, enabling members to enjoy the sun on the outside terrace before and after the excellent Sunday lunch served by the Catering Team at the Gold Club.
All ladies who attended received a small goodie bag at the event.
A raffle was held, with many members enjoying some good fortune in the draw and a sum of £256.50 was raised for the President's 2023 Charity -
The Wilberforce Trust - Sensory Garden Appeal.
Stamford Bridge Tapestry Visit
On Wednesday 27th September, 13 members and friends enjoyed a visit to Stamford Bridge, organised by May Townsend, to learn about the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 and to view the impressive 14 tapestry panels produced to commemorate the battle.
The group then enjoyed lunch at the Three Cups in Stamford Bridge.