Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wally Closes

At our outing to the People’s Palace in Glasgow, Linda Arthur told us about wally closes and wally tiles in the city. Wally refers to the clay used to make the tiles and she took us through their manufacture and decoration in a colourful and comprehensive lecture. What a rich heritage in Glasgow!  We are grateful to the People’s Palace for their hospitality.
© Linda Arthur 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Vermeer and his Contemporaries

Dr Colin Bailey’s well illustrated lecture on “Vermeer and his Contemporaries” attracted a capacity audience. We were introduced to Dutch 17th Century Art, with its hidden,and not so hidden, meanings- some quite surprising! Although we are rightly proud of our own Dutch collection, much more can be seen at the current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh:

Friday, 15 April 2016

Visit to the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel.

Two giant structures were our destinations in early April - the Kelpies and the
Falkirk Wheel. The skills involved are awesome and we really appreciated
them - even if we felt like pygmies in comparison to both. To top it all, we
had stunning weather and a great guide.

© Margaret Anderson