A Scottish gathering

Kate Arnot and Jacqueline Noltingk report on a recent General Meeting for Scotland

Forty-three Friends, including a visiting English Friend, came to General Meeting (GM) for Scotland in Inverness on Saturday 16 June. GM holds four meetings annually and these rotate round the four Area Meetings in Scotland: East, North, South East and West. Friends, particularly those living on islands, have long journeys to attend. Friends from Orkney were present, but Inverness to Scrabster is 111 miles and requires a ferry journey, so attending a one-day meeting involves three days. (The ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland takes between twelve and fourteen hours.) Friends from Castle Douglas in West Scotland were also present, having travelled a distance of some 400 miles. The hospitality provided by our hosts was very generous and much appreciated.

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