GREAT NEWS: Central Scotland has won the DSWA Large Branch of the Year Award.
Well done to all our members, supervisors and trainers for helping to put CSB on the national map among (and before) areas so well known for their dry stone features.
We had, as previously, a very full programme of events throughout the year including involvement in the Balhousie Castle project, the Brighter Bervie half moon wall, built round the town’s coat of arms and the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum’s garden seat as well as a variety of smaller, but none the less significant projects. The latter included a seat in the Plant Hunter’s garden at Pitlochry, a wall around Strathmiglo community garden and a good old-fashioned farm dyke at South Mains near Forfar. Details all of these projects can be found on earlier blogs.
Thanks to Sue for her meticulous record keeping and to her and Kate for providing all the information and completing the Branch of the Year forms. This means reporting on:
- the programme including new activities
- training courses with numbers of trainees, DSWA instructors involved and any craftsman test undertaken and results
- membership numbers
- finances, noting income from training courses and donations, and expenditure including donations to DSWA
- publicity and general communications including the Gazette and reports to Waller and Dyker
Thanks also go to Dorothy, for her work on the finances and getting us back on an even keel, to Kate and Stewart for putting together last year’s programme, to Ann for continuing to produce a Gazette twice a year, (now superseded by our grand new website – thanks Malcolm) and to Kate for leading us through the deregulation process.
Finally thanks to you our members, trainers and supervisors. Without your support and attendance we simply wouldn’t have a branch.
THANK-YOU ALL for making Central Scotland Large Branch of the Year in 2017.