We are officially a fully fledged U3A!

Andrew Wilson presents our certificate to our Chair, Anne McNeill At our monthly Open Meeting on Tuesday 11th March, Andrew Wilson on the Kelso branch and national Third Age Trust committee member, presented us with our official Certificate of Membership of the Third Age Trust. In the few short months since we launched last October, … Continue reading We are officially a fully fledged U3A!

Understanding Historic Buildings

Understanding Historic Buildings was the subject of the February Monthly Meeting of the Duns and District U3A held in the Volunteer Hall in Duns this week. The speaker was Eric Branse-Instone, a resident of Duns for the last five years, and a Listing Adviser for Historic England with a responsibility for North Yorkshire. Keep up … Continue reading Understanding Historic Buildings

At the recent Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 8th January, Duns and District U3A welcomed around 40 people to enjoy a talk from Derek Janes on the topic of - "A Splendid Palace - built by a tea smuggler" Derek led the project to restore the imposing mansion, Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth, which dominates the harbour area and has … Continue reading

‘A Splendid Palace – built by a smuggler. The recovery of Gunsgreen House and its history’.

Derek Janes, local historian and Convenor of A Heart for Duns, led the project to restore Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth. He will be sharing his interest and fount of stories about smuggling along the Berwickshire coast, and especially the smuggling of tea and its importance in Eyemouth. Don't miss this open lecture at our next … Continue reading ‘A Splendid Palace – built by a smuggler. The recovery of Gunsgreen House and its history’.