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August 2019

Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 27 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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September 2019

The Piper Alpha Disaster by Charlie Greer

Tuesday, September 10 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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167 men lost their lives when a succession of gas explosions destroyed the Piper Alpha production platform.  Charlie Greer will explain the background to the disaster and the repercussions for the offshore oil and gas industry. Charlie was born and brought up in Grangemouth, where he served a mechanical apprenticeship with BP, before joining the Merchant Navy for several years as Marine Engineer. He worked offshore in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years before retiring several years…

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October 2019

CHAS – Keep the joy alive by John Duff

Tuesday, October 8 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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CHAS, Childrens Hospices Across Scotland, requested that they could speak about their new fund raising programme, Keep the joy alive. John Duff will be delivering the talk on behalf of CHAS. He has been a volunteer for CHAS since retiring from the police in 2011. John is a Church of Scotland Elder at Weem Church and currently an elected Councillor for Perth and Kinross Council (Highland Ward).  

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November 2019

Bridgescapes – an illustrated talk by Bruce Keith

Tuesday, November 12 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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Bruce Keith has recently written and published a book, “Bridgescapes”. He writes - “Bridgescapes” is a personal journey through history, celebrating Scotland’s bridge building heritage. It is primarily aimed at promoting Scotland and intended for those with an interest in Scottish history and geography - its people and its landscape. With the opening of the Queensferry Crossing in September 2017, it is apposite to celebrate the long and illustrious history of bridges within Scotland and the contribution Scottish engineers have…

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December 2019

Cycling the Silk Route by Tess Monteith

Tuesday, December 10 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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In February 2015, Perthshire painter Tess Monteith and her daughter, Francesca, set out to cycle the ancient Silk Route from Shanghai to Venice in aid of Scotland’s Air Ambulance charity.  A gruelling journey of 5000 miles through the deserts of China, the fabled cities of Central Asia to the Caspian Sea. They then crossed the Caucuses, the Black Sea coast of Turkey, through the Balkans arriving in Venice four and a half months after setting out. Tess will be talking…

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January 2020

January Meeting

14th January 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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Details TBC.

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February 2020

February Meeting

11th February 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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March 2020

March Meeting

10th March 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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April 2020

April Meeting

14th April 2020 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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May 2020

May Meeting

12th May 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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Details TBC The AGM will take place after the May monthly meeting.

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