Association Autumn Dinner

The Association Autumn Dinner at the Roundthorn Country Hotel, Penrith was well attended by members who had a most enjoyable evening with good company and excellent food.  The guest Speaker was Elizabeth Smith, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, who gave a most interesting and thought-provoking speech on the highly topical subject of Scottish Independence.  The overwhelming view of her audience was to preserve the ancient Union of Scotland with England and she was able to console them that it was unlikely that the Scottish people would vote for independence in the referendum planned for 2014.