Annual Outing

The AMBA members met at Loudoun Street car park in Mauchline for the annual outing on Sat 21 April 2012 at 8am. There was a good turn out of members and the destination was the city of Edinburgh which holds many connection with regards to Robert Burns Arrangements had been made for the group to have mid morning tea and snacks in the Scots Guards Club Haymarket. They were welcomed by the staff and received a hearty meal of bacon, sausage and black pudding filled rolls with tea or coffee. Having been replenished the group boarded the bus for the short trip to the castle esplanade. Arrangements had been made for the group to attend the ceremony of a twenty one gun salute to commemorate the 86th birthday of her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. This was carried out by the 105 Regt Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in a most professional manner. A tour of the castle was to have followed but a breakdown in communications somehow caused this part of the days agenda to be abandoned. However as the city of Edinburgh is full of interesting places connected with our national poet the members availed themselves of these riches.
Arrangements had been made for the members to have an evening meal back at the Guards Club, this was again presented by the staff in a most relaxed and friendly manner. After dinner we were entertained by local Burns Club members with some poems and songs of the bard. A few of our own members joined in the entertainment much to the delight of all present, our evening ended we boarded the coach for a pleasant journey back to Mauchline.

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