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Dingwall 'university' proves a hit with students

By Hector MacKenzie

Don Fraser U3A bridge shot
Don Fraser U3A bridge shot

A NEW Ross-shire branch of a nationwide organisation which encourages people to share their interests and learn from one another is going from strength to strength.

Dingwall & District U3A recently held its second open meeting at the Dingwall Baptist Church, with more than 70 people turning out.

Speaker Don Fraser MBE took the theme “Bridging the Years”, looking back on a world-wide career in bridge building, which included involvement in all the local bridges across the firths and the Queensferry Crossing near Edinburgh.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is based around regular talks and smaller interest groups formed by like-minded people.

Dingwall & District U3A currently has a number of interest groups ranging from Shakespeare, creative writing, craft, film, languages and history to a lunch club and a walking group.

Details of these interest groups and many others can be found on the website www.u3asites.org.uk/dingwall/home or its Facebook page.

The next meeting which will be held on Thursday, March 21 when the guest speaker will be Pennie Latin, senior content producer at BBC Scotland. Her theme will be “Painting Pictures for the Ears: A radio journey, stories and clips from memorable programmes over 23 years at the BBC”.

The meeting will be held at the Dingwall Baptist Church at 2pm.

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