We were blessed with a perfect summer’s evening for a walk from Balkeerie to old Eassie Kirk to see the Pictish stone housed within the roofless church.
Fearing that the return journey would beat us, we arranged earlier for vehicles to ferry us back, but David B, Tina and Cally used Shank’s Pony and made it in time for tea.
The main party repaired to the Kirkgate at Balkeerie where ENKCA chairperson Fiona Brown and husband, Gordon, kindly hosted an excellent strawberry tea, with strawberries and rasps au naturelle or in cream, chocolate, tarts, various jams and on scones. Fortunately there were still some left when the walkers arrived.
Muriel Edwards drew the lots for the sweepstake. Winners were - First prize of £74.65 - Anne and David Thorpe, Charleston; Consolation prizes of £9.34 – Margaret and Ken Durston, Balkeerie, Sylvia Fleming and Neil Ballantyne, Newhouse of Eassie.
Grateful thanks to Linda and Jane who baked scones, to the Browns for their hospitality and to all who contributed to another tidy sum added to ENKCA’s fund to build a new Hub.