A Strawberry Feast

Any lingering doubts that the weather (rain) or competing events (the Women’s Final at Wimbledon) might affect the turnout at our Strawberry TeaZ last Saturday were quickly dispelled. It was a hugely successful event, with over 50 people coming to help eat the magnificent spread of strawberry goodies.

And what a lovely mix of people, including residents, former residents, visitors staying in Kenmore and in the village (including Shoreside and Boreland), some of our ‘regulars’ from Fortingall and some cyclists from Keltneyburn.

Doug and Hilary played a great selection, adding to the happy atmosphere and providing the chance for some spontaneous outbreaks of singing.

Many thanks to all those who helped with the preparation and set up for our Strawberry TeaZ – a lovely way to mark the summer, even if it was raining outside!

Oakbank Crannog

A few months ago, the Fearnan Blog featured an article on Oakbank Crannog – one of the two crannogs just off-shore from the village – which was was first excavated about 35 years ago. On the 10th July this year, the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre team, along with Nick Dixon and the Scottish Crannog Centre, returned to Fearnan all set to discover new information about the site using the latest dating methods.

If you would like to read more about their work in Loch Tay, you can follow their Twitter feed about the excavation here including the day when a beaver swam past the excavation site! (See photo on the right below).


The Book Club

As the Hall is already booked on the Book Club’s usual day, the next Book Club meeting is on Monday 14th August.  The book is Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada. Inspired by a true story, it is the gripping tale of an ordinary man’s determination to defy the tyranny of Nazi rule.  It is also a film, directed by Vincent Perez, and playing at the Birks Cinema this month.
What’s next?
Our next event is on Saturday 16th September. Join us for a light lunch –  Soup and a Roll – in the Hall at 12.00.

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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