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Barries's Birthplace

House of Dun

Barry Mill

The Angus Members' Centre is run by members for members. We are a local group of like minded people who come together to share interests and support the National Trust for Scotland. We organise assorted activities throughout the year. Some, such as talks and visits to Trust properties or other venues, are more social occasions for us to meet and find out more about the Trust in Scotland and some, such as coffee mornings, concerts, and plant sales, raise funds for the Trust. We have supported a number of different projects over the past years.

All afternoon talks are held in the Guide Hall, Myre car park, Forfar at 2.30pm. Talks are open to everyone, not just members. The admission charge of £4 includes light refreshments after the meeting.

Aims of the Angus Members' Centre :-

  1. To act as a local Committee to promote interest in, and support for, The National Trust for Scotland throughout Angus.
  2. To enrol new members and raise funds for The National Trust for Scotland.
  3. To encourage participation in the work of The National Trust for Scotland.

We send out a comprehensive Newsletter four times a year keeping members informed about the Centre’s activities and other matters of interest. A programme of the events organised by the Members' Centre is published annually and is automatically sent to all our members (see below for current programme).

The Angus Members' Centre is open to all members of The National Trust for Scotland (and the National Trust), however there is a small annual membership subscription to cover administration costs (this is currently £6 per person/£10 per couple).

If you are not already a member of the Angus Members' Centre, please consider joining. Our fund raising events are open to everyone and we would be delighted to meet you and your friends.

Recent Activities

The attendance at our Snowdrop Afternoon was excellent and the Spring Lunch, held at another new venue – the Links Hotel in Montrose - was well received.

We had very successful musical evening in St John’s Church hall in August. The acoustics in the building enhanced the musical experience and the finger buffet in the hall was enjoyed by all.

The Montrose Coffee Morning went well, with a friendly buzz, but unfortunately the attendance was low for the one in Kirriemuir. After a quiet Forfar Coffee Morning in 2016 the date was changed from November to October for the 2017 event and a slightly better attendance was forthcoming.

The afternoon talks were very interesting and well presented, especially Dr Antonia Lawrence-Allen whose talk entitled "The History of Photogrpahy and the NTS Photograhic Collections" revealed an aspect of the NTS that people may not know about.

The gardeners had another very good year, raising over £7,000. This comes from the Spring and Autumn plant sales and the stall in the courtyard at House of Dun, which is stocked on a regular basis from plants grown in the polytunnel on site. There team is still 6 strong, but another volunteer would be welcome.

Programme September 2018 to May 2019

Sunday May 13th 2018
Members' Centre Spring Plant Sale, House of Dun. 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Come along and replace any plants you may have lost over the winter at bargain prices. There will be a wide selection of perennials, grasses, shrubs and rockery plants grown by the Members' Centre gardeners.
Sunday September 16th 2018
Members' Centre Autumn Plant sale, House of Dun. 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
There will be a wide selection of perennials, shrubs and fruit bushes, as well as produce grown by the Members' Centre gardeners and other volunteers.
Friday September 21st 2018
Gala evening at Brechin Castle, by courtesy of the Earl of Dalhousie, with Robert Lovie as compere supported by the clarsach player Seonaid Birse and poetry by Sheila Mann. 6:45pm.
We will be welcomed by the Earl of Dalhousie to his home. Robert Lovie will compere and entertain us, supported by clarsach player Seonaid Birse and poetry recitals from Sheila Mann. There will be a glass of wine on arrival and a generous cocktail buffet with tea and coffee at the interval.
Thursday October 4th 2018
AGM, Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar, 2:15pm, followed by "Plans for the Trust’s Angus places and regional tourism", a talk by Cameron Hinde (Visitor Services Manager, Angus region).
Saturday October 27th 2018
Coffee Morning, Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar. 10am - 12 noon.
Saturday November 3rd 2018
Coffee Morning, Old Parish Church Hall, Kirriemuir. 10am - 12 noon.
November 2018
Afternoon talk (details TBC).
December 2018
Carol concert (details TBC).
Thursday 17 January 2019 at 2.30pm
"Property Management and Overview of Falkland’s History", a talk by Wendy Purvis (Operations Manager, Fife).
February 2019
Afternoon talk (details TBC).
February/March 2019(details TBC)
Snowdrop Tea at House of Dun.
Saturday 9 March 2019, 10am - noon
Coffee morning at Old and St Andrew’s Church Hall, Montrose.
Thursday 14 March 2019 at 2.30pm
"Integrating conservation, field sports and access on a Highland estate", a talk by David Frew (Operations Manager, Mar Lodge Estate).
Sunday 19 May 2019, 1.30 to 3.30pm
Members’ Centre spring plant sale at the House of Dun.

The Angus Members' Centre of the National Trust for Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity Number SC024891.

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