Barbara Grant returned from a short trip to Orkney which she had visited with family friends.

She provided a short talk on her experiences there with recommendations on what to see, what not to see and, most stridently, where not to stay in Drumnadrochit!

Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, the Italian Chapel and St Magnus Cathedral all got the thumbs up.

She even managed to sneak in a wee folk singing evening in the local hostelry and a visit to Sheila Fleet's famous jewellery factory.

All in all, a pretty jam-packed two days on the island.

2016-11-03-ken-mcintoshWe were delighted to host a visit by Ken Macintosh, the Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament, earlier this month. Ken, an Eastwood based MSP, was thrust into the limelight at the start of the new Parliament when his colleagues across all parties nominated him for the prestigious role of Presiding Officer. Since assuming his role, Ken has had to divest himself of all party affiliations to assume a neutral role in the Parliament, even including his membership of the local PLP.

2016-11-004Such a high profile visitor attracted a number of visitors on the evening who enjoyed an excellent buffet followed by a talk and lively Q&A with Ken. We thank him very much for taking time out of a very busy schedule to visit our club.

Our pictures show Ken with President David Stafford and the busy dining room at Williamwood Golf Club for his visit.

The club was delighted to welcome the amazing young magician Chris Dinwoodie on 4th February.

After summarising his story to date, he then went on to entertain the club with a number of incredible tricks and sleights of hand using cards, ropes and the disappearing ball which reappeared in larger and larger form, ending up as a kiwi fruit. Bafflement was the order of the evening and Past President Barbara Grant congratulated Chris on his fantastic presentation.

You can catch up with Chris at his website


or see him live at the Admiral Bar in Glasgow where he hosts a monthly entertainment evening called "Enterteasement" on the 2nd Saturday of every month.