Since February we have had trips to Rutherglen, Lanark (again), Kilmarnock, as well as Greenock and Gourock.
Click here for some pics of the cheery ladies of Greyfriars Guild in Lanark, and a peaceful evening as we arrived at St John's in Gourock.
Fortunately this time the signs on the road to Lanark weren't obscured by snow, as they were when we travelled down for the Gaelic Day in January.
At the Crown Care Centre in Greenock we met two ladies who had worked as “twisters” in the Merino Mill many years ago. “We are still twisters!” they said. One lady, who was blind, volunteered to sing “The wark o’ the weavers” for us, and joined us at the waulking table.
At Old Gourock and Ashton Church we took part in a fund raiser concert for the Ardgowan Hospice – a cause dear to every Inverclyder’s heart.
Silverwood Primary School in Kilmarnock was a highlight, one of the best schools we have been to – a friendly and helpful staff, and delightful pupils, who sent us some lovely thank-you letters. (“I’m pretty sure you were the best visitors EVER!!!” … “I thought it was awesome.” … “I thought it was the best Thursday ever!!!!”) Makes it all worth while!
And now we have a short break for Easter, before our next date, which is Westburn Guild in Greenock on 12 April. Not too far to travel this time. We then cross the river to a ceilidh in Strone on the 22nd. And at the end of the month we’ll have our first visit to Auchindrain. Can’t wait! (We hope it’s a bit warmer by then!)
A happy Easter to all our friends and supporters. Beannachdan na Càisge dhuibh uile.