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ANGUS MEMBERS' CENTRE
( Charity Number SC 024891 )

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.

For further information contact the Membership Secretary on 01674 676783 or e-mail amcnts@tiscali.co.uk.

March Plant of the Month
Snowdrop

These nodding, white flowers are considered harbingers of spring and are a boon for early pollinating insects. The most common selfnaturalizing Snowdrop can occur with either single or double flowers, the latter having multiple inner petals like frilly petticoats.

Snowdrops love deciduous woodlands and flourish in a leaf rich, well drained soil with light shade and cool conditions, but will happily grow in most gardens. After flowering they die back and the bulbs lie dormant until the following spring. They are best planted out "in the green" after flowering. Divide the clumps to give each bulb more space to grow and plant them about 4 inches deep.

Harvested sustainably by Angus Members' Centre volunteers, they will be on sale in March from the House of Dun plant stall at £3.00 per pot.

Programme January to October 2024

Thursday January 11th, 2024, 2:30pm
Afternoon talk, "The Forfar Skiffs - A Community Project - The Build, The Club, The Fun". Three speakers talking about different aspects of the local St Ayles Skiff project.
At the Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar, DD8 1AZ.
Thursday February 1st, 2024, 2:30pm
Afternoon talk, "The Eden Project, Dundee" by Caishlan Sweeney, Project Engagement Manager, Eden Project Dundee.
At the Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar, DD8 1AZ.
Sunday February 25th, 2024, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Snowdrop Sale at House of Dun.
Thursday March 7th, 2024, 2:30pm
Afternoon talk, Speaker to be confirmed
At the Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar. DD8 1AZ.
Saturday March 9th, 2024, 10am - 12 noon
Coffee Morning in Kirriemuir.
At The Glens and Kirriemuir United Parish Church Hall, Kirriemuir.
Sunday May 19th, 2024, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Angus Members' Centre Spring Plant Sale, House of Dun.
Come along and replace any plants you may have lost over the winter at bargain prices. There should be a wide selection of perennials, grasses, shrubs, rockery plants, etc. grown by the Members' Centre gardeners, but come early for the best selection.
If you unable to come along for the plant sale, the Members' Centre volunteers stock the plant stall in the House of Dun courtyard on a regular basis, as plants become available.
Sunday June 23rd, 2024 (time to be arranged)
Meet the Gardeners, House of Dun.
Friday August 30th, 2024, 7pm
Summer Concert, St. John's Church, Forfar.
Sunday September 15th, 2024, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Angus Members' Centre Autumn Plant Sale, House of Dun.
There should be a wide selection of perennials, shrubs, fruit bushes, etc. as well as produce grown by the Members' Centre gardeners and other volunteers.
Why not come along and make an afternoon of it - the House, Courtyard and Cafe will be open and the gardens and grounds are well worth a visit.
If you unable to come along for the plant sale, the Members' Centre volunteers stock the plant stall in the House of Dun courtyard on a regular basis, as plants become available.
Thursday October 3rd, 2024, 2:15pm
AGM, followed by guest speaker.
At the Guide Hall, Myre Car Park, Forfar, DD8 1AZ.

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

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