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 Covid-19

Updated 14/9/20 9:00

In mid-March we cancelled all activities.  We are now planning for resuming a few events: St Andrew's Lunch, Burns Dinner, a concert to replace the Autumn Dance, and occasional informal walks.  Other activities including the Dance Class remain suspended for the foreseeable future.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM due to take place on 7th May was postponed.  We are considering various options for holding it during the Autumn.  The most likely choice is to hold a brief meeting at the St Andrew's Lunch, which we are hoping will take place on 27th November, (with an option for anyone who wishes to attend the meeting but not the lunch).  Further details here when available.  As at 14/9/20, now subject to further review.

Meanwhile, the current Committee remain in place, and continue to operate as normal.  A virtual meeting by email was held in March, an actual (garden!) meeting in August, and a Zoom meeting in September.  Another meeting using Zoom is scheduled for October.

President's Reception and 100th anniversary

This was cancelled.  The venue has agreed to defer our booking to next year.  So, this event will now take place on 25/9/21.  Something to look forward to in the long term!

St Andrew's Lunch

We have consulted with members, and there is sufficient interest for this event to go ahead, with some modifications to ensure it is Covid compliant.  We are thus planning for Friday 27th November, subject to no deterioration in the current situation.  See the Functions page for more details.  As at 14/9/20, now subject to further review.

Burns Dinner

We have consulted with members, and there is sufficient interest for this event to go ahead, with some modifications to ensure it is Covid compliant.  We are thus planning for Friday 22nd January, subject to no deterioration in the current situation.  See the Functions page for more details.  As at 14/9/20, now subject to further review.

Scottish Dancing

It is expected that our Dance Class will not resume until well into the future.  Evergreen Hall is likely to remain closed for the remainder of 2020, although they will review this at the end of September.  We were hoping to hold an afternoon concert on 31st October to replace what would have been our Autumn Dance, but with increasing restrictions on social gatherings as at 14/9/20, this is now less likely.  Further details on the Dance Class website.

Walks

We have suspended our programme of regular monthly walks, and likely to remian so for the remainder of 2020.  However, we are now restarting short walks on an informal basis.  These will NOT follow the usual pattern of dates.  Details will be communicated to our regular walkers by email, and NOT displayed here.  If you wish to be included, please let our Secretary know by using the email link on the Contacts page (or phone); note this is a SEPARATE mailing list from general circulations.  More details on the Walks page.

Talks evenings

These talks were already under review.  We will not be holding any talks through the 2020-21 Winter season.  We are hoping to still hold the usual Members Evening in early 2021.