Laurencekirk and District Inner Wheel has had it’s first meeting of the new session, at the Panmure Arms, Edzell.
Incoming President Frances Wallace welcomed back members, and introduced speakers Alf Lawrie, Rotary President, and Kim Ross of St Cyrus Nature Reserve.
Alf gave us a resume of the coming year’s events, and some of the successful happenings of the last session, including the now annual and very popular International Youth Festival event held at Mearns Academy.
According to our next speaker Kim Ross, we have, on our doorstep, a ‘unique place’, one of 58 National Nature Reserves in Scotland. Kim is ranger at St Cyrus Nature Reserve, full of enthusiasm for her job, and keen to share her enthusiasm and knowledge. Through stories and lovely photos we were able to enter her world and learn something of the importance of preserving this rich wildlife habitat for the wider community and for future generations. 30,000 visitors a year come to St Cyrus Nature Reserve, not only for the lovely walks, but also for events such as Moth nights, litter pick ups, and traditional music nights held in the open air.
We are all encouraged to go and enjoy this wonderful resource on our doorstep.