Recent Guild Meetings
13th March 2019 – Easter Crafts
Our speaker or rather guest was Margaret Leiper and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable and light-hearted afternoon making Easter Egg bags and soap handbags. This was our last meeting of the session and we will hold our closing dinner and AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Robertson Arms Hotel .
13th February 2019 - Robert Burns
Our speaker for the afternoon was well known farmer Roger Lindsay who gave us a very interesting talk about the early life of Robert Burns giving us an insight into some less well known facts about his life with his family in Ayrshire. Like his father he was a deeply religious man and many of his poems and writings were based on passages from the book of Revelations as well as his particular insight into human nature in all its facets. Roger's great love and knowledge of Robert Burns shone through in his talk which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
14th November 2018 - New Guild Strategy 2018 - 2021
We were delighted to welcome Mrs Dorothy Wiseman, Convenor of Lanark Presbyterial Guild Council to our meeting. She spoke about the six current projects chosen under the strategy of 'One journey, Many Roads' which run from 2018 - 2021 ranging from tackling loneliness and social isolation in Scotland to building homes for abandoned children in the red light district of Pune, India and which was felt offered a range of different ways in which we can journey together with people in our communities, our country and our world.
12th September 2018 - Tales From Thailand
Our speaker for the afternoon was Jane Fucella from Biggar who gave us an amusing, honest and sometimes heart-wrenching account of her and her family's life doing God's work in Thailand. Both she and her husband Mike, whom she met in Thailand, undertook a variety of roles including nursing, preaching, child protection and the fight against unjustice but what shone through was her passionate ,tender and loving care she gave to those she supported through the early days of HIV and AIDS.