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Social Activities

SI Edinburgh is a friendly club, so we try to mix our business and pleasure activities.  We can have a lot of fun fund raising or increasing our profile or working with one of our projects.

April 2021

We had another fun and friendship evening via Zoom – this time with all things Easter related. It was great to welcome guests, especially former member Carolyn who has now joined SI Kirkintilloch.

Baking Competition judged by Prue Leith and Noel Fielding!  Although we couldn’t taste them the cakes looked delicious. Marjorie had  provided her own birthday cake with the appropriate number of candles.  Needless to say she was one of the winners with the other being Marie, one of our guests. Prizes were a Bake Off mug and a pair of oven gloves.

Lindsey’s cake which she describes as “cake is light sultana cake – with a little sherry added just for the ‘chicks’ – and a topping of marzipan and royal icing in blue – the ‘chicks’ of course are members of SI Edinburgh and the decoration was with the aid of Easter decorations from Poundland! I’ve long ago lost the ability to use an icing nozzle”




Easter Bonnet Parade

A variety of decorated hats were worn each of which seemed to have a great deal of history! President Elect Nikki ‘borrowed’ a hat from her husband to decorate.

And once more we had a quiz thanks to Dorothy with readings from Christine and the very funny stories from Kathleen.

Altogether an enjoyable evening with lots of laughter.



January 2021

Everyone was looking forward to an evening of enjoyment and fun.  The weather had not been so great so even though we were on Zoom we tried out a virtual quiz, welcoming guests from France and Italy to join us. Dorothy devised a lethal quiz for us, with most of us finding out we didn’t know as much as we thought we did!

This was followed by readings from members, including one written by our very own published author and poet Kathleen.


Anna reading poems
Our club members enjoying the friendship evening

Some of the quiz questions – can you do better than us?

What year was Robert Burns born? Who did he marry? How many old pennies in a guinea?  Which planet is nearest the sun?

In which year did France abolish the guillotine?  Which country was first to give women the vote? Who is the patron saint of housewives?



A very wet Summer Social gathering July 2020

As we are slowly coming out of strict lockdown measures some brave and hardy members met up for a picnic lunch at newly restored Saughton Park where SI Edinburgh has paid for a Loquat tree/shrub. The park is looking splendid after its makeover especially the bandstand which provided some shelter to share a socially distanced drink.

Socially distancing in the bandstand  and admiring our donated loquat in the rain