Tartan & Tiaras
Falkirk Ladies’ Circle hosted this year’s ‘Tartan & Tiaras’ JSA Luncheon at The Stirling Highland Hotel in the historic city of Stirling on Saturday 14thJune.
A welcome drink was enjoyed in the Latin & English rooms followed by a lovely meal and a fantastic guest speaker. The hotel was formerly The Stirling High school from 1854 to 1962 so the perfect location for a history lesson with a difference! Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle appeared as Mary Queen of Scots, complete with full make up and costume which weighs in at two stone … a lot to be wearing on a very warm day! Lesley is an English Reformationist Medical Historian with a special interest in obstetrics & gynaecology in early Modern Britain so her talk covered a wide range of topics about Mary’s life and being a female in that period of time! We were also treated to a surprise appearance by Dr. Gareth Williams of the British Museum looking very dashing in full costume.
We were delighted to have our new patron Victoria Bush with us to light the Candle of Friendship and also to be joined by Immediate Past President Ruth Curry and Vice-President Zoł Gaskill along with Circlers and friends from across the country.
The fabulous footwear of Steph Smith of Turriff Ladies Circle made her this year’s winner of the ‘Jane’s Shoe’ award, an Area 41 award presented in memory of Jane Macleod of Callander Ladies Circle. Area 41 Chairman, Marjory Aird, presented Arlene Watson of Callander Ladies Circle with the new Scottish ‘Make A Difference’ Trophy. Look out for Steph’s award winning shoes and Arlene’s gorgeous tiara trophy at all Circle events they attend in the coming year.
It was a fabulous day of fun and friendship and we were thrilled to raise £330 from the raffle for Skcin, President Claire’s nominated charity for this year. Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who came along and supported us, decked out in an amazing array of tiaras, touches of tartan and fabulous shoes.