Last weekend was a busy one at Buccleuch full of happiness, sadness, new friends and old.

On Saturday we hosted a ceilidh alongside Friends International. Over 30 international students came along for an introduction to life in Scotland and a taster of traditional ceilidh dancing. Some were better at dancing than others, but everyone had a lot of fun!

Ceilidh Dancing

On Sunday we hosted the first church lunch of the academic year. The catering team made delicious pasta and the congregation provided a wide variety of even more delicious desserts that were enjoyed by all. It was great to see so many new faces join us and delightful to have our students back after the summer holidays. We missed you guys!

On Monday, Buccleuch was the venue for the memorial service for Alison Fraser who passed away on the 6th of September, just three days before her 70th birthday.  Alison had been at Buccleuch since the 1960s and when her father was the minister. Although she hadn’t been able to attend Buccleuch in recent years because of her life long health problems, she was excellent at keeping in touch, known for her generosity and friendly nature and will be missed by many. We grieve with her family but rejoice that Alison is now where ” ‘He will wipe every tear form their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Rev 21:4