Stewartry U3A is flourishing!

May 13th, 2015Comments Off on Stewartry U3A is flourishing!

Woodfall Gardens, Glasserton in SpringtimeThe Stewartry U3A is continuing to expand and now has over 240 members and well over 40 separate interest groups. Some 50 new members from all parts of the Stewartry have joined recently.

The group meetings held monthly other than in the summer months are now held in the Parish Church, Queen Street, Castle Douglas in order to accommodate the increased attendance. Recent talks given at these meetings have been about the New Zealand health system, working with the deaf, computer and data security and the next talk on 26 May will be about the Wigtonshire Arctic explorer, Sir John Ross.

The interest groups range from art appreciation, birdwatching, coffee and discussion, cooking with wine, to photography, poetry, scrabble and wine tasting.

A recent innovation has been Stewartry U3A outings to places of interest such as Stirling Castle to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland, the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel and Blackwell House in the Lake District. Further outings are planned to the Devil’s Porridge museum and Annandale distillery, Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith and Rozelle House and Gallery and the Robert Burns Museum in Alloway.

Members also receive a quarterly magazine from the national U3A as well as a Stewartry U3A magazine keeping members up to date with activities.

Anyone interested in joining can obtain details on

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