Harburn Village Hall - SWRI Archive 2012


SWRI National Indoor Bowling Competition

On Monday 18 April 2011 some 60 SWRI indoor bowlers and their supporters converged on Dundee to take part in the National Indoor Bowling Competition.  A team consisting of Margaret Rennie, Louise Johnstone and Helen McDonald, members of Harburn  Institute  and Elspeth Oliver from Balerno Institute represented Midlothian Federation. 15 Federations  from as far away as  Wigtonshire, Renfrewshiire and Kincardineshire to name but a few all took part.

In the competition were four groups and our team easily won the first round and went forward to the semi- final  when they played against Dumbartonshire and defeated them in a skilfully played match. More excitement was to follow when our intrepid crew met Kincardineshire in the final.  The score after the third end was 5-0 to Kincardine and after the fourth end was 5-5 all. The nail biting fifth end resulted in a resounding victory for the Midlothian team. The ladies were presented with the Bon-Accord Shield by Marion Davidson  our National Chairman.  As a non- bowler even I could appreciate the skill of the play. A very successful  and enjoyable day.  Well done all!!

SWRI at AYR: Annual Outing

Summer 2011

On Saturday 20th, having recovered from the Festival we set off for a day out to Ayr.  The theme of our trip was The Homecoming.   We spent a couple of hours in Ayr, doing our own thing.  Then back on the bus, when our first stop was Roselle House.  Set in beautiful grounds and housing Goudi's paintings of Tam O' Shanter and temporarily, artifacts from "Burns' Cottage. 

In addition there was a, surprisingly interesting for non-golfers, exhibition on the History of Golf.  There followed a short visit to Burns' Cottage and a very informative film on Burns' early life.  We then proceeded to the Heritage Park where our members chose to do different things (visiting the monument gardens - quite beautiful; Brig o' Doon; Old Alloway Kirk; gift shop; tearoom and an Audio/Visual presentation of Tam O' Shanter)
The day was rounded off with a delicious meal in Lochside Hotel at New Cumnock, where the staff could not have been more accommodating.

On a personal note from me,  I would like to thank Sandra for all her efforts in organising the trip. I wish more of our members had been able to join us, as we had a lovely day.

Photos from Sandra.

The outdoor photos were taken at Rozelle House in Ayr. Most of the inside ones are taken at the Lochside Hotel in New Cumnock where we had tea.

Also in shot above right, are ladies from Kiltrality who came to the Festival pictured with some of the Harburn WRI members. This was taken at the Golf Club where we took them for lunch before they went home. Kiltarlity WRI is twinned with Harburn.