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A Scottish Welcome to Canadian Soroptimists

During the summer months club members welcomed two Canadian Soroptimists to the city. They were accompanied by  groups of members on tours around the city visiting Seaton Park and Duthie Park where they enjoyed the beautiful gardens and viewed two of the forty different 6 foot hare sculptures which are on display throughout Aberdeen and the north of Scotland as part of the ‘Big Hop- Wild in Art’ trail in aid of Clan Cancer Support.  Stained glass windows, rescued and restored by our club in 1971 to mark our club’s Golden Jubilee, renovated in 2004 to celebrate our 75th anniversary and on permanent display in the Winter Gardens at the Duthie Park, were much admired. The visitors enjoyed views of the newly refurbished Union Terrace Gardens, paid a visit to St. Machar’s Cathedral where they attended an organ recital, and spent some time in the charming 200 year old fishing village of Footdee, locally known as ‘Fittie’. A group enjoyed afternoon tea at the city’s Art Gallery when Soroptimist items were gifted to our club president, and a welcome meal was held in a local hotel.