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My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

Winter Newsletter

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AGM & the new committee

Unfortunately due to ill health Bill Chalmers has had to retire from active involvement in the Friends. BIll has been a stalwart of the Friends for 18 years and we would very much like to thank him wholeheartedly for all he has done for the Garden. We wish him well.

At the recent AGM a new Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden committee was elected as follows. We wish them well for the coming year.

FHCG Committee for 2016 – 2017
Chair:         Eileen Dickie 
Secretary:  Christine Savill
Treasurer:  Maggie McClure
Members;
Mitchell Manson
Andrew Johnston
 

Our Garden Party 2016

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Our thanks to;

Vittoria’s for the fabulous food and the 1761 Dixieland Style Band for the music.

Hopetoun Crescent Garden Summer

Hopetoun Crescent Garden Summer

The garden has had a bit of a makeover in recent weeks with the planting of some shrubs and the labelling of some of the trees. There is now a “tree trail” that you can follow  through the garden to learn more about trees.Tree Trail

The Garden has had another reason for good cheer with the awarding of a Green Flag for the year 2016/2017. The Garden received its first green flag in 2009 and we are delighted to have achieve it again. Well done to all concerned.

New green flag

The 2016 Garden Party

FRIENDS OF HOPETOUN CRESCENT GARDEN invite you and your family to Our 2016 GARDEN PARTY which will take place on SUNDAY 21st AUGUST from 1pm to 4pm. All ages welcome.

ENTERTAINMENT by the 1761 Dixieland Style Band (6 musicians + singer)

REFRESHMENTS courtesy of Vittoria’s

PLEASE RSVP BY 19th AUGUST to: secretary@hopetouncrescentgarden.org.uk or tel:   0131 556 0903

FRIENDS OF HOPETOUN CRESCENT GARDEN

RBGE Events

TWO EVENTS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN BC Events 1

Digging Deeper: The archaeology of a long lost garden
at the Botanic Cottage
FREE     FRI, 20 MAY 11:00 to 12pm

Book http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/royal-botanic-garden-edinburgh-4528542441

BC Events 2
Making a vision a reality: Meet the architectsat the Botanic Cottage
FREE  FRI, 27 MAY 11:00 to 12.15