Thursday 11 August 2016
Donald Davidson ( and John Izod ( would be pleased to receive offers from SURSA members and their partners. We are keen to broaden the range of presentations in 2017, which could take the form of talks, discussions, workshops, demonstrations of hobbies or some other engaging provocation.
Thursday 18 September 2014
The mist-wrapped heroes who reached the summit of Ben Vrackie.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Torrential rain and violent storms had been forecast for 28 August, but when seven of us met in Brig o'Turk the weather was looking promising and by lunchtime the sun was shining warmly.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Lottie writes: On Wednesday, 23 July 13 of us met at the car park at Lochearnhead to walk the Glen Ogle trail. We climbed steeply up to join the excellent cycle path and continued along it until nearly the top of the glen, having good views of the impressive viaduct.
Friday 18 July 2014
The visit was a great success, in lovely weather.
Monday 16 June 2014
Maureen writes: Eleven of us walked to Pittenweem from Earlsferry on a sparkling June day. After a picnic lunch, five returned by bus from Pittenweem whilst the remaining six walked back, a total of almost ten miles. Donald, Keith and Muriel were all on the walk but don't appear in the photograph.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Twelve walkers set off on a 'there and back' walk along the ancient 'Cadgers' Yett' track used by drovers to take cattle from Aucherarder to Falkirk. The vertical path above Castle Campbell was a bit daunting but we had superb views over the castle and the Forth Valley - the weather was fine throughout though rain had been forecast. Then the path levelled out and we passed Glenquay reservoir and slopes newly planted by the Woodland Trust. There were swathes of brilliantly intense bluebells and the banks of one burn were dotted with primroses in flower. We dropped down into Glendevon and had possibly the world's biggest sandwiches at the Tormaukin Inn, enjoying a bit of leisure before we creaked back into action. The return walk was lovely - we covered about 10 miles in all and as Maureen said, it could be called the Talking Group as the conversation is as lively as the action.
Friday 16 May 2014
On a gloriously sunny day a coach full of SURSA members set off for Dawyck, near Peebles to visit a superb garden full of azaleas and rhododendrons in flower, and bluebell woods in bloom. After a couple of hours exploring the garden we moved on to Kailzie Gardens where we had lunch and were given a guided tour of the garden which is imaginatively divided into formal walled areas with tantalising glimpses of vistas beyond.
Wednesday 30 April 2014
David King, the author of a comprehensive catalogue of buildings by Robert Adam. gave a lecture on the creation of Airthrey Castle. It was followed by a tour of the castle which is the process of refurbishment.
Friday 25 April 2014
Sixteen members and two dogs met for a six-mile walk through Devilla Forest guided by Caroline and Donald Davidson.