Calendar

May
12
Sat
Tour of Moving Image Archive at Kelvin Hall Collections. @ National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall Collections
May 12 @ 11:00 am

TARS members will be in the Cafe (inside the door) from 10:45 to welcome you. A guided Tour of the Library has been arranged for 11.30. To be included on the tour please contact Elsie Miller elsiemiller@btinternet.com by Monday, 7th May.
Parking is available alongside the building – take side road beside the new glass extension. Postcode G3 8AW.
Bus from Edinburgh is Citylink 900 Service to Buchanan St Bus Station then the Underground (Subway) from Buchanan Street to Kelvin Hall station and a shortish walk to the Library.
The Kelvin Hall is opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The collection includes many historic documents and maps.
After the Tour join us for a lunch across the road in the Art Gallery and Museum.
https://kelvinhall.org.uk/about/collections-at-kelvin-hall/

May
27
Sun
21st International Annual General Meeting @ John Ruskin School
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Members Only Event.
You should have found the Agenda in your latest copy of Signals.
Followed by a Members’ Forum.

Jun
30
Sat
Galloway Viaduct Walk 2nd attempt @ Big Water of Fleet Viaduct
Jun 30 @ 11:10 am

Members minibus seats must be booked from Lockerbie station. Contact Winifred.
12.45ish Meet up at Mill on the Fleet Café, 65 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HS. We will have lunch here. (There is also a picnic area if you wish to bring sandwiches)
14.00 hours. Gather at Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve Car Park
Dromore Farm Visitor Centre, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2BP
To prepare to ‘make a desperate dash to the summit’ (Titty – SD)
Actually more of a gentle ascent, taking the path – whatever Nancy would say!If you wish to remain below and wave to intrepid explorers, that’s good.
There is a very interesting Visitor Centre too and toilets. Follow the tracks of Five Red Herrings and the 1935 Hitchcock 39 Steps film.
From Creetown take the B796 for 7 miles turning left onto the minor road after Gatehouse Station to Visitor Centre. From Gatehouse of Fleet take the B796 after 6 miles turn right onto minor road to Visitor Centre and car park.
Friends and relatives welcome.
NX56SE 9 55906 64333. Big Water of Fleet Viaduct [NAT]. OS 1:10,000 map, 1980.
https://www.railscot.co.uk/locations/B/Big_Water_Of_Fleet_Viaduct/

Sep
22
Sat
Global Reading Event
Sep 22 all-day

22nd September was the TARS Global Reading Event. Thank you for participating. Photos can still be uploaded to https://www.facebook.com/events/193841134556557/, Twitter #TARSGlobal2018mail or mailed to the TARS Librarian. From Australia, New Zealand. Europe, USA & Canada they will be used to make a mosaic for the IAGM 2019 & perhaps a slide show.

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Sep
29
Sat
Literary Day in Perth @ A K Bell Library, Sandiman Room
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Literary Day is on 29th September in Perth at the AK Bell Library, 2 – 8 York Place PH2 8EP in the Sandiman Room. 10 am Tea & Coffe. 10:30 Welcome & Introduction. 10.45 – 11. 45 First Speaker.
12.00 Lunch will be on sale in the venue or bring a packed lunch.
1.15 – 2.15 Oliver Eade. 2.30 – 3.30 Third Speaker. Conclusion Vacate Room 4pm.
The cost will be around £20 including teas and coffees but not lunch. Booking is essential. The library is near the train and bus stations.

Nov
22
Fri
A Celebration of the Life of Yvonne Varley @ Pavillion Hall, Larmer Tree Gardens
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


11.30:- Tea and Coffee
Noon:- A Quaker style Service. Dress as you wish.
Donations to Dorset Air Ambulance / Riziki Children’s Home in Kenya. Donations to Peter Jackson’s Funeral Services 01963 362570
No flowers please.
There will be refreshments afterwards and time to enjoy the beautiful gardens.
There is Disabled access and Free parking.
The book Riziki – The Gift – A Kenyan Parable by John Hunwicks is available online.

Below is the June 2014 review of a talk Yvonne gave to U3A
“Yvonne Varley’s presentation shed light on the colourful life and involvement in espionage of her favourite writer, Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons.
The Spy from Tisbury
Following a libel case prompted by Ransome’s biography of Oscar Wilde, he abandoned his wife and child and fled to St Petersburg where he learnt Russian and socialised with Lenin and Trotsky. He began an affair with Trotsky’s secretary Genia and eventually married her.
After the Russian Revolution in 1917, although sympathetic to the Bolsheviks, Ransome offered his services to the Foreign Office as a spy. In his calmer later life, he settled in the Lake District, where he was inspired to write his most popular works. Arthur Ransome died in 1967.
Dr Varley’s enthusiasm revealed her love for her subject, and her polished presentation and warm personality was highly appreciated by the audience.”
Review by Sue Sides