Perth

Keeping up-to-date

Perth U3A regularly publishes news and information on this website. In addition, information about forthcoming events, news about groups and other notices for members are collected together in our News Roundups, and members with email are alerted to the publication of a new edition. This is usually after each Open Meeting.

Our new committee in our new room

Earlier this year, Perth U3A started renting a room in the Perth Business Centre on Glasgow Road. Some groups and the committee have been using the room for meetings. We've equipped it with tables and borrowed some chairs. Some of our equipment and paperwork will be stored there. Coffee and tea making are available, with payment into an honesty box.

The photos show some of the new committee in the new room at their recent meeting.

Our AGM

On Monday 29 April, we heard an informative and entertaining talk by Joe Richards on 'Poisons and Potions' - a history of pharmacy. One of the photos on this page shows Joe trying out one piece of equipment on Richard, our treasurer, Happily, Richard came to no harm and was able to deliver his report.

Following the talk, we held our AGM. We heard reports from our outgoing Chairman, our Treasurer and our Groups Coordinator, then elected our new committee. Further details and photos are on the Perth U3A AGM page.

Visit to book group by author

Book Group 4 had a visitor at their recent meeting, local author Ajay Close. See the Book Group 4 page for some more pictures.

Spinning a yarn

Our Knit and Natter group learned about something a bit different at their recent meeting - spinning and dyeing. See the Knit & Natter page for more details.

Our Burns Supper

On 25 January, we held a Burns Supper, with a traditional menu of haggis, neaps and tatties. A piper from the Perth and District Pipe Band piped the haggis in, and Iain Mackintosh from Perth Burns Club gave the Immortal Memory speech. Many of our members helped entertain us with poems, readings, and music. We all had a great evening, thanks to all those who organised and contributed. If you want to know more, follow the More about the Burns Supper link.

Other news

Many of our groups had special meetings just before the Christmas break. See the Ceilidh Dancing page and the link on the View Point Walks page for news and photos of two of these.

Our Photography group regularly looks at photos sent in by group members in response to a topic published before the meeting. You can view all the photos using the links on the Photography group page.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.