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CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS of the NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND

The Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland is one of the latest Members' Centres to be established. A programme of meetings has been arranged throughout 2018.

Our talks are held in the Lucy Windsor Room at Newnham College and start at 7:30pm with wine and conversation for an 8pm talk. They are usually finished about 9:30pm. There is usually ample parking nearby.Tickets may be obtained for each talk at a price of £7 per head if pre-ordered or £8.00 on the door. It is better to apply for tickets in advance to ensure availability.
Please make cheques payable to "Cambridge Friends of The National Trust for Scotland".

To apply for tickets, you may:

A printable application form for tickets, in PDF format, may be downloaded by following this link.

Programme for October to December 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018
Picture of Mingulay book cover Pictures of Map of HebridesBen Buxton on "Mingulay: an Island and its People"
 
A remote, barren, and ruggedly beautiful island, Mingulay lies at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides. In the last century, it was home to up to 160 people who lived by crofting, fishing, and by catching seabirds on cliffs which are among the highest in Scotland.
 
Ben will introduce us to this fascinating island and its two neighbours: Pabbay and Berneray. They were all abandoned by their inhabitants around 1912, and are now owned by the NTS. He will include an outline of the recent discoveries which are detailed in the revised edition of his book: Mingulay, an Island and its People.
 
Ben is also author of the Vatersay Raiders and is a guide on cruises in the Hebrides.
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Picture of Mingulay book cover Pictures of Map of Hebrides Dr Eamonn Butler on "Arran: a mountain murder, a famous spider, a castle ghost...and a naked doctor".
 
Dr Eamonn Butler will tell us illustrated tales of the island where he spends his life Ė when he is not in Cambridge.
 
From the beautiful Brodick Castle to the slopes of Goat Fell, there are many dark and strange happenings in the island called "Scotland in a microcosm".
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Picture of a gold round Pictures of Cononish mine siteChris Sangster on "Scotlandís Gold".
 
Chris Sangster, geologist, explorer and director of Scotgold will tell us about Scotlandís first gold mine at Cononish,near Tyndrum in Argyll Ė and about its gold rounds.
 
He will also explain the basics of mining and more about Scotlandís mineral wealth.

Picture of stamp of Glasgow school of Art Supporting the National Trust for Scotland logo Committee members:
Jim Stewart, Chairman & Treasurer
Judy Potter, Secretary
Patsy Glazebrook
Donald Douglas, Membership Secretary
Dr Alan Freeman
Julian Landy
Jim Forrest

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