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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 for Autumn 2021.

The programme for Autumn 2021 is given below. A PDF version of the programme and Autumn Newsletter may be viewed or downloaded by following this link.

ZOOM for one last time.

Everyone who signs up to attend a talk (see bottom of page) will be sent a Zoom link to the email they have nominated.
It will usually be sent on the same day as the talk, up to 15 minutes before it starts.
Anyone with connection or login problems should contact our Zoom administrator, Judy Potter: potterjdy@aol.com.

Programme for October to December 2021

Wednesday, 20th October 2021 at 7:30
Picture of Burns Birthpalce Museum "Zoom tour" of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum with Christopher Waddell
The NTS took over the museum site in Alloway from the Burns Monument Trust, opening the purpose-built Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in January 2010.
Chris Waddell, the curator, will lead us on a "virtual tour" of the museum and Burns Cottage, highlighting some of the more interesting items while talking us through a few of his personal favourites.
During the course of the talk Chris will feature some of the built environment which make Alloway such an important place in the Burns story – Alloway Auld Kirk, The Burns Monument and, of course, the Brig o’ Doon.
Wednesday, 17th November 2021 at 7:30 in Newham College
Picture of the Caledonian ClubThe Caledonian Club with David Balden, CCM.
David Balden has been Club Secretary of The Caledonian Club for five years although he has been employed there for nearly 30 years.
He will tell us about the history of the club, the changes it has gone through, its cultural significance today and the aims for its future.
Founded in 1891, it is a private members’ club and a "little bit of Scotland in the heart of London", situated in the beautiful surroundings of Belgravia.
Wednesday, 8th December 2021 at 7:30 In Newham College
Julie Hamilton The Elixir distillery
Whisky tasting with Julie Hamilton of Elixir Distillers.
Elixir Distillers is a creator, blender and bottler of fine spirits; it’s an independent company with a focus on Islay whiskies. Julie Hamilton is its Global Whisky Brand Ambassador – she writes:
"We currently export our brands to over 20 world markets and we are lucky enough to say every member of our team is an ardent spirits enthusiast."
"The listed buildings of the Port Ellen Distillery, lying idle since 1983, is due to be reopened by Diageo this year. Plans for Elixir Distillers have been approved and work has started on this, the eleventh working distillery on the south coast of Islay – something to really look forward to in the whisky future."
"I have a passion for whisky and the industry, and as a result have a job I love very much."
"Hailing from Glasgow, I am one of the original founding members of the city’s first ever whisky club."
"I was previously whisky ambassador and tasting panel member for Scotch Malt Whisky Society, which I managed to do for many years as a part time hobby role alongside a full time work role in the public sector."
"In 2019 I finally had a wonderful opportunity to join this fantastic company and found myself being full time in whisky – definitely where I belong. I have never looked back!"
"In my spare time I am co-director of Glasgow’s Whisky Festival – now reaching its 12th year, it’s the largest of its kind in Scotland and second to only one other in the UK, the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show (and Elixir Distillers’ parent company)."
"I am very fortunate my job is my passion and my passion my job – a position not many people are afforded!"

To Join the ZOOM meeting on 20th October + raffle

To join Please email Donald Douglas donalddouglas710@btinternet.com and via your bank

Donald will email an invitation.

For November, when we return to Newnham, the cost will be £10.00 per person on the door or £8.00 if booked in advance. Tickets for December’s whisky tasting will cost £25 each.

NB We will not pass your details on to any other organisation.


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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