A group is travelling by public bus from Lands End to John O’Groats over seven days
in August 2012 to raise awareness of the Mothers’ Union.
On day four of the journey, the group arrived in Scotland, having reached Dumfries
on the evening of August 12th.
Members and their friends are encouraged to travel with us and spread the news of
our travels. The WWP Rosemary Kempsell is planning to join us on Day Six for the
segment from Aberdeen to Inverness.
The bus from Carlisle is due into Dumfries any minute now. . .
Hilary and Linda met Jeanette and Mary on the Whitesands by the River Nith in Dumfries
on Sunday August 12th, 2012. There was a great turnout by members with Scottish
balloons waving in the breeze.
Bishop David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, wished the team
well. He commented that is seemed like our own Olympian challenge!
Former Provincial President, Trish sent a message saying she wished she was with
them and hoping all goes well. She’ll be watching progress on the website.
August 13th, 2012
Depart Dumfries at 0850
All aboard the X74 to Glasgow
Goodbye from Dumfries
Hilary and Linda boarding the bus to Glasgow from Dumfries. One of the balloons tried
to follow them!
Enjoyed chatting to people at Dumfries and on the bus. The new Mothers’ Union Scotland
Leaflet has been handed out - well received. Click here to see a pdf version of
Due in Glasgow by 10.55. Meeting members from Glasgow area. Some joining the group
for the trip to Dumfermline. Passed Lesmahagow at 10.10.
11.00: Great welcome at Glasgow. Prayers before departure said by Revd Shelley Marsh,
Synod Clerk for the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway.
Now on our way to Dumfermline travelling with Maxine and Catherine - due 12.15.
Linda and Hilary at Dumferline with Marjorie and her grandchildren, Tegan and Jav’ck
13.10 Arrived in Dumfermline and met by Marjorie and her grandchildren. Had lunch
in Abbey House with great views of the Abbey.
Now on our way to Dundee - due 14.35.
13.35 Accident at Glenrothes. We seem to be taking an alternative route. Keeping
going on time.
Wonderful flora displays in Glenrothes
14.30 Just been interviewed by Radio Tay. This should go out on their programme tomorrow
morning. I’m now thinking of all the things I should have said!
Above and below: The crowd at Dundee!
We were met by a crowd at Dundee. They were mainly from the Broughty Ferry branch.
Three of them joined us for the final trip of the day onto Arbroath. I’ve spoken
to a reporter from the Courier (the local daily paper serving Angus and Fife) and
had our photo taken. It should appear in tomorrow’s morning’s edition.
Above three pictures: Broughty Ferry members having coffee at Henry's cafe in Dundee
with, in the middle picture, Jean Richardson (Provincial President elect)
Arriving at Arbroath
18.15 Now in Arbroath. Got a later bus than originally planned between Dundee and
Arbroath. Lots of sleepy people on the bus! We’re ready for our dinner and overnight