LOGIE OLD GRAVEYARD GROUP SCIO
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www.logieogg.com update 24/04/2023
News Letter AUGUST 2023
It has been a fairly quite year for us at Logieogg but a lot has been achieved on site.Thanks to funding from Stirling and Clackmannanshire Environment Trust new turf was laid in the schoolhouse area and has taken well. The site has been kept in good condition for visitors this year
We were disappointed that there was a poor turnout for our planting day in the spring but some azalea and heathers were planted and two flower boxes have been established at the entrance. Left over cake was given to a local charity. The lectern gifted by Malcolm Allan was sent for restoration and repair work, it is looking good and will be used during the service in September.
Steve has installed a water butt behind the watch hut so that we have a supply of water to keep our new plants healthy. A special thanks to Catriona, Steve and Hazel who stepped in and kept things going while Joe was in hospital, and I
was unable to be about as much as usual. Our summer tours have not been as busy most likely because of the rain but we did have a large party from Falkirk who spent an afternoon with us and Balfron Heritage group have booked a talk for September
ARCHAEOLOGY WEEKEND The site will be open for this weekend on Saturday 2nd September between 10am and 4pm.The morning will be a work day when we will be tidying the site for the autumn and giving tours to visitors from 12 noon If you have not been to the site this year this would be a perfect time to come along either to work or in the morning or just visit in the afternoon.
Sunday 3rd Septenberwe will be open for visitors between 2pm and 4.30pm also that afternoon there will be the annual service in the ruin and we are delighted that the Rev. Jan Steyn will conduct this short act of worship for us. Everyone is welcome to join us at that service
AGM The AGM will be held on TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER AT 7.30pm and barring any unforeseen problems we will meet in LECROPT KIRK HALL at Bridge of Allan copies of the annual report will be sent to members before the meeting. This will be a very important meeting this year as the future of the group has too be considered. Please put this date in your dairy.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM ELEANOR
As many of you may know Joe was quite unwell this spring and spent five long weeks in hospital. His recovery has been good although slower than we might have wished or expected. This has left me with much less time to devote to Logieogg and i must resign as secretary at the AGM in October. While I will still have an interest in what is going on it is time to hand over the administration of the group.I know there are good people who will keep things running and thank them for their help and support this year, it has been greatly appreciated.
Since2007 I have been sending out these newsletters and have met many of you from both UK and overseas. Some of you have become personal friends as well as members of our group.If you would like to keep in touch with me personally after October send me an email at Logieogg before then , I will reply moving you to my personal email list A new secretarial contact will be sent out in October.
The Logieogg project has been an enormous part of life for both Joe and me for the last 16 years and while we will miss it, we will still have a keen interest in what is happening and fortunately live near enough to have the occasional visitor even a tour.
We are immensely proud of what was achieved at Logieogg and thank everyone for their help and support .When you look at the ruin on a sunny Sunday afternoon it has all been worthwhile.
THANK YOU ALL ,ELEANOR A. YOUNG