ON TUESDAY, April 16, the president of the Forfar Probus Club, Jim Ewing, welcomed a total of 50 members to the morning meeting.
Jim introduced the guest speaker, David Broadfoot MBE, late of the Gordon Highlanders, to talk on ‘Having been a soldier’ during which he talked about having an extraordinary life in the military, serving a total of 32 years from 1974 until he retired in 2006.
He served in a total of 12 different countries throughout the world and completed eight tours of duty in Northern Ireland.
On his retiral he obtained the post of administrator at Cawdor Castle and he was heavily involved in the promotion of both the castle and the estate.
David is now the castle director at Glamis Castle and directs the castle’s opening side of the Strathmore Estates.
David has now been in the post for two years and he is heavily involved in promoting all aspects of Scotland in general and Angus in particular.
He is particularly involved in many local events such as gourmet food.
David is passionate, enthusiastic and inspires his staff at Glamis Castle. He is forward thinking whilst maintaining the core values and traditions of the 600-year-old estate.
David also spoke about the benefits that the new Victoria and Albert project in Dundee will have on the surrounding countryside with the prospect of increased tourism.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Joe Black.