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Mothers’ Union on the Move - Days 4 and 5



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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.


Day Five

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 the leaflet.


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 stop!


The evening meal in Arbroath



Day Six (click here)

August 14th, 2012

Dep 0815


Arr 16.40


Day Seven

August 15th, 2012

Dep. 0830

Inverness–Brora–Wick–John O’Groats

Arr 13.30



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