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April Update

Update for the April 2022 period, including details of our April event and the next event, in May.

Photoraph of Tom Campbell (left) and Michael Gourlay (right) shaking hands.

Tom Campbell gave a very good presentation on Brighter Bervie, all about the work his group has done in and around the town of Inverbervie, between Montrose and Stonehaven. The group managed to procure a derelict piece of land next to the church and has developed it into what they call The Voyage of Life Garden. It has a sunken garden, and undulating surroundings leading to a small lighthouse. The site of this garden is right next to the local primary school and the children are often in the garden working. Brighter Bervie managed to get the Beechgrove Garden people in to start them off and had the assistance of a Chelsea landscape gardener. It looked fantastic and if ever you are up that way you must go in and see it.

Hercules Linton, who designed and built the Cutty Sark was born in Inverbervie and there is a nod to him in the garden and about the town. In 1341, because of a storm at sea, King David II and Queen Johanna were forced to land at Inverbervie and the townsfolk treated them so well they were granted a royal charter. So, Inverbervie is not just any old town, it is a royal burgh.

The DBHS Syllabus shows that our next Friday meeting is a visit to Cairn o' Mhor Winery near Errol in Perthshire. This visit will now take place on Saturday 7th May 2022. Cairn o' Mohr is situated between Perth and Dundee and we have organized the visit so that cars will be taken. If you would like to go to the Winery, then you need to let me know at [email protected] or by phoning 01383 823425 and leaving a message.

I have booked a tour for 11:00am on Saturday 7th May 2022. The minimum number to make it viable is 10 people, the maximum number is 20. The cost will be £10 per head. We will be driving there so if you want to drive and have spare seats let me know this too. I have circulated an email to this effect.

The “Jobs for” April part of the DBHS report is on the tips page to see what jobs you should be doing at this time of year.


Michael Gourlay