The next visit in the Autumn is likely to be to the now completed Riddles Court in Edinburgh. Details will follow.
For the first time, we will be holding a series of talks over the Autumn/Winter in Cross House ("The Cross House Talks").
The first of these will be given by Alan Corrie at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 November. Alan is Director of Images Above, a company that specialises in drone photography. Alan has covered a number of recent events in and around Linlithgow, such as Party at the Palace, and will be showing the images from these and some of the equipment used. Here are links to where you can view some of Alan's work:
The second talk will be at 7pm on Tuesday 11 December and will be given by Susan O'Connor, the recently appointed Chief Executive of the Scottish Civic Trust. Susan will talk about the review of the role of the Scottish Civic Trust she has undertaken and how the SCT can better support local trusts such as the LCT. There will be time for discussion of these topics.
Details of the third talk in January 2019 will follow.
Tuesday 17 July 2018 - Visit to Carmichael Mill, Clydeside.
We had an excellent guided tour, by the owner Ken Fawell, of Carmichael Mill and its gardens on 17 July. Unfortunatly due to the drought, it wasn't possible to turn the waterwheel in the Mill, but we did look inside the Mill - part house, part museum - which took 9 years for the current owner to restore.
There have been a number of archaeological excavations in the grounds which have uncovered the remains of medieval grain mills from circa 1200 and a foundry, lint mill and threshing mill activity.
We were also impressed with the large gardens which had a vast range of trees and shrubs, both ornamental and fruit, with a vegetable garden and herbaceous perennials, annuals and biennials with an ornamental/wildlife pond complementing the landscape.
Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Visit to Queen Margaret University
With many thanks to LBT member and QMU Professor Emeritus Averil Stewart for the suggestion and providing the contact, we visited Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh on 15 May for an excellent and informative campus tour.
Situated on the east side of Edinburgh, by Musselburgh, the innovative campus set a new benchmark in sustainable design when it opened in 2007.
The campus design is focussed on a simple low carbon, low energy passive design approach avoiding so called “green bling”. It has achieved the very highest sustainability awards and recognition without any impact on the cost of the build – one of the benefits of adopti