9th – 11th May, 2008Nigel McMurray, our Social Secretary, has asked me to post, for the benefit of Members, the highlights for this year’s Eagle Society Weekend, which will be held at the Carberry Conference Centre, Musselburgh, just outside Edinburgh. A full two days of activities including talks and tours are planned, starting on the afternoon of Friday, 9th May and concluding after lunch on Sunday, 11th May.
- The Eagle Society’s Annual Dinner - with haggis, neeps and tatties
- “A case for PC49” - Douglas Newbigging
- “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Lost World” - Alan Riach [provisional]
- “Wizard Tales” - Jeremy Briggs on the adventure comics of D.C. Thomson of Dundee
- A Tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia
- Lunch at the Hawes Inn - under the Forth Rail Bridge
- A trip to Roslyn Chapel
- A bus tour of Edinburgh – seeing the Castle, Sherlock Holmes statue, Scott monument, the Harry Potter café, Greyfriars Bobby, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and the City from Arthur’s Seat
- Walk around South Queensferry - and view the Bridges.
- “Greyfriars Bobby; what really happened …”
- “Great Eagle soaring o’er the silvery Forth” – an especially commissioned poem “by William McGonagall”.
- “An Evening with Robert Louis Stevenson” - Ian Nimmo of the RLS Club
- “David Britton – polar explorer” - A new Eagle back page adventure!
If you would like more details, or to confirm details and/or availability of places, please contact Nigel by e-mail.
To make a definite booking would Members please write, enclosing payment (in £ sterling, please, cheques made payable to the Eagle Society) to:
Adrian PerkinsThe illustration is from the adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World that was written by Richard Jennings, drawn by Martin Aitchison, and appeared in Eagle, Vol 13 No 10 – Vol 13 No 29 (1962).
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