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.

Registration Day

Registration Day marks the beginning of our new 2019-20 session. As the photos show, it was just as busy as usual. Members joined or renewed their membership, they found out about new interest groups and, if they liked what they heard, signed up for the group, and they put their names down for social events. In addition, there was lots of catching up with friends after the summer break.

Social events next session

Details of the social events programme for next session have been added to the Events page. If you want to know more, you can use the pigeon on that page to contact the social events coordinator.

A new idea - the IT Café

We're trialling a new idea - meetings where less IT literate members can get help from slightly more IT literate members. There will be no talks nor organised activities – you set the agenda by bringing along your questions and your laptop, tablet or phone. More details on the Events page.

Walking groups coach outing to Braemar

More than 40 members of the 5 Perth U3A walking groups went on a joint outing by coach to Braemar on Monday 5 August. The weather driving from Glenshee into Glen Clunie was not promising but when we arrived in Braemar it was dry, if cloudy.

Chris MacKreth led one group on a circular walk from Braemar, while a second group continued by coach to Victoria Bridge to begin a linear walk via Glen Quoich and Glen Lui to Linn of Dee, led by John Andrews. The remaining members continued to Linn of Dee to begin a circular walk led by Bob Thomson.

The weather improved steadily through the day and we enjoyed some warm sunshine during the walks. We all met again in Braemar, where there was time for refreshments, before returning to Perth after an excellent day out. Grateful thanks go to Bob, John and Chris for their efforts in making the day such a success.

The photos are from the linear walk from Victoria Bridge to Linn of Dee.

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.

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