The Skein Tryst lunch club at Kilry has just celebrated its second anniversary.
The club, which meets in the Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month, sprang from the belief that there were many folk in our rural communities who would appreciate an opportunity to meet with friends, chat, listen to a speaker or enjoy some entertainment and share a light home-cooked lunch.
The club has become an important fixture in the calendar of some 40 - 50 local people, attracting some of those who, for family reasons over the years, have moved from the Isla communities into the surrounding towns.
The club always welcomes new members, especially those who have connections with this rural area.
Over the past year those who attend have enjoyed entertainment ranging from the harmonica, Scottish folk music and singing by local primary school children, to talks on salmon farming (complete with samples), charity walking in the deserts of Jordan and modern beekeeping.
The volunteers who run the club would like to express their thanks especially to the Angus Council Community Grant Scheme for the recent financial support that has enabled the Tryst to purchase a heated food trolley.
This Bain Marie assists with the serving of lunch and ensures that the food reaches the tables piping hot. It is also of benefit to the Village Hall committee in its own programme of social activities within the community.