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Social Events

The 3Ls Social Programme provides opportunities for all 3Ls members to get out and about, visiting places of interest in and around Glasgow and further afield.

Look out for more information about upcoming events in our News section.

Museum of Flight
5 October 2023

Members enjoyed an autumn outing to the Museum of Flight, Scotland's national aviation museum, located on the site of the UK's best preserved Second World War airfield and with a collection of over 50 aircraft. The Museum exhibits are housed in the hangars and nissen huts of the original airfield, including the Concorde hangar.
After exploring the museum, we headed off to Haddington for a hearty lunch at the Tyneside Tavern.

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"Connie meets Robert Burns"
Dumfries House
24 September 2023


In the lovely setting of the Tapestry Room at Dumfries House, our group enjoyed a show about Rabbie Burns with a difference!

"Unemployed Connie, visiting the local library to keep warm, discovers the poems and songs of Rabbie. Later, visiting the Robert Burns Information Centre to learn more, her forthright questions and views on Burns are often amusing, especially when it comes to women!"

Written and directed by Ayrshire playwright Dave Dewar, the show included well known Burns’ poems and songs.  The professional cast comprised two actors and two singers/musicians, on cello, accordion, keyboards and voice, with Andy Morton former President of Dundonald Burns Club on voice.

We were also treated to a guided tour of Dumfries House or the chance to explore the grounds at the House ahead of the show.

Devil's Porridge Museum
24 August 2023


Our group visited the Devil’s Porridge Museum which commemorates HM Factory Gretna, the largest munitions factory in the world during the First World War and explores the stories of the Solway Military Coast during the Second World War and beyond. The museum uses artefacts, information panels, film and audio, photographs and oral histories to bring the fascinating history of this Border area to life.

After a tasty lunch provided by Brodies Restaurant in Moffat we were free to explore the various independent shops and volunteer-led local museum or to stretch our legs on a circuit of this handsome town.

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A Panto, a Pie and a Pint
12 July 2023

We had a fun afternoon at the Summer Panto, "Jack and the Bean Pie" at Oran Mor - Oh Yes, we did!
Following the show, we retired to Fonn Mor restaurant next door where we enjoyed a lovely lunch and began to plan our next Social outings - maybe another Christmas Panto.
Watch out for more news!

Rosslyn Chapel
27 May 2023

Forty 3Ls members enjoyed an outing to Rosslyn Chapel on 27th April.  Guides in the Chapel gave a very informative and entertaining talk and there was plenty of time to look around and admire the wonderful architecture.  Our group then went on to the Paper Mill restaurant in Lasswade for a light lunch and lots of chat. 


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                Royal Yacht Britannia                            16 March 2023​


Our first Social outing this year was a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith.​

The Britannia sailed over 1,000,000 nautical miles on 968 state visits with the Royal Family where they entertained prime ministers and presidents. Our group was free to explore the yacht using a free audio guide, including the Bridge, the State Apartments, the late Queen’s favourite room, the Crew’s quarters, Engine Room and the Royal Sailing Exhibition.

Traquair House, Peebles

10 October 2022

Our first Social outing of the new session saw a group of 3Ls members and friends head off for a sunny drive from the Graham Hill Building for the first time since 2020. We visited Traquair House at Innerleithen, Scotland's oldest inhabited house, with an impressive history of visitors, including Mary Queen of Scots.  A group of hospitable guides helped us explore the House, its Gardens and Maze, with an chance to pop into the Brewery and Craft shop and also enjoy a cuppa at the cafe.​Then we continued on to visit Peebles where we opted to have lunch or stroll through the town which offers a great range of independent shops and a variety of cafes and restaurants, or a riverside walk before our coach returned to Glasgow.

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