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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 and they are shown on the map (thanks to Chris Major of the National Trust for Scotland for constructing the graphic).

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 joinin. 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 February to November 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018, 2.30pm
"The ancient pinewoods of Scotland", a talk by Clifton Bain (conservationist and Director of the IUCN Peatland Programme).
Sunday 4 March 2018, 2.00pm–4.00pm
Snowdrop Tea at House of Dun. As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we will be serving a cream tea with a glass of Prosecco or soft drink at this special event.
March 2018 (Saturday, date tbc), 10.00am–12noon
Coffee morning at the Old and St Andrew’s Church Hall, Montrose.
Thursday 15 March 2018, 2.30pm
"Quite Happy", a view of social history through the diary of James Fyffe (cattle dealer 1836–40), by Prof Richard Oram (University of Stirling).
Friday, 23rd March 2018, 7.00pm for 7.45pm
Scottish music concert at Glamis Castle, preceded by a finger buffet including a glass of wine or soft drink. Scott Gardiner (compering and singing "Bothy Ballads") will be joined by Barbara Dymock (vocals), Craig Marra (vocals) and Neil Smeaton (piano). In addition, we will have performances from Oban High School pupils, playing music from Iona’s Changing Landscapes initiative, an education project previously funded by the Members’ Centre.
Sunday May 13th 2018
Members' Centre Spring Plant Sale, House of Dun. 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Sunday September 16th 2018
Members' Centre Autimn Plant sale, House of Dun. 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Friday September 21st 2018
Gala evening at Brechin Castel, 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.
Thursday October 4th 2018
AGM, Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar, 2:15pm, followed by guest speaker.
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.

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

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