On Saturday, the 22nd of August, the Airdrie and North Edinburgh RPCS congregations participated in a family day. Our first stop was to meet at Craigsfarm for a lunch of sandwiches, sausage rolls, and pizza. Some of us had a bit of an adventure getting there because the church minibus’ clutch decided to fail a few minutes after we departed. The delay that this caused was providential for the staff at Craigsfarm as their ovens weren’t working and some of them had to take the food to their own houses to heat it up! It all worked out very well, and, after filling our stomachs, we set off to our next destination. The next stop was Almond Valley Heritage Centre. There was plenty for all to do there, especially the wee ones. There were farm animals, play areas, tractor and train rides, and a café. There was lots to see and plenty of time to also catch up with people. We then continued on to Polkemmet Country Park for a barbeque. While the good food and fellowship continued through dinner, we were not eager to stick around as we weren’t the only ones feasting there that evening. We were joined by swarms and swarms of midgies and we felt the effects of their feasting for a few days afterwards. Despite this small bit of unpleasantness, we all had a great day and are very thankful to those who worked to put it all together!
Here are some pictures from the day: