Dec 10 2019

Christmas lunch with the Kinclaven Bluebell Wood Woodland Working Group

The Kinclaven Bluebell Wood decided to celebrate the end of a successful year of volunteering with a Christmas meal in Uisge, a restaurant in Murthly and not far from the wood.


Ian Riches, one of “The twa Ians”, ie the two working group leaders, gave out awards to group members; we had the silliest hat, the largest Rhododendron branch removed, the holeyest jumper, the most volunteering days carried out and the most bonkers dog!


Ian Riches presenting the awards


Jill Aitken, Site Manager, and I presented the “twa Ians” with some Christmas tipple to thank them for all their hard work.


Jill gets ready to hand over Ian’s Xmas tipple thank you gift!


Ian had arranged the whole day and, always the organised leader, was coordinating the food orders!


Ian Riches, always in organising mode!


Ian Stokes, the other leader, had prepared a lovely speech, about how much he loves volunteering with the group, how well looked after he feels as a volunteer, and how wonderful he thinks the group is.


Ian Stokes gives a lovely speech


Jill Aitken, and I were presented with a bunch of really beautiful flowers each. We were both really moved. Here are mine, looking lovely back at home!



Matilda Scharsach

Scotland Volunteering Development Officer

  • Lynsey Ewan

    It was a lovely event, and as always, the group were on great form. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    December 10, 2019 at 11:22 am
  • Jillian Donnachie

    What a lovely way to mark a full on year. Well done Kinclaven WWG and all who give their time.

    December 12, 2019 at 9:08 am

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