When Continents Collide: exploring the geological history of the Scottish Borders. Duns is not renowned for its earthquakes. However, a look at the rocks which underpin the town and the Scottish Borders, reveal a terrain faulted and folded into long lenses of ancient ocean-floor sediment and speckled with volcanoes. This talk by Dr Ian Kille … Continue reading When Continents Collide
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 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
This group, with 21 people enrolled, had its first meeting on Tuesday 23rd October. The venue is the Whitsome Ark on the 1st Tuesday each month at 10:00 am. If you missed the January meeting, Elizabeth Devon is giving a talk on Cheviot volcanoes on Thursday 21st February at 7pm at St Helen's Church, Cornhill. There is … Continue reading Geology Group
This is the first of what is intended to be a, more or less, quarterly, newsletter. A copy has been sent to all members with email addresses and delivered or posted to those members not on-line. If you have not yet received your copy, click here to download it. It’s a grey January so far … Continue reading Our first newsletter is now available!
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
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’.