AT the latest meeting of the Garioch Probus Club, President Derek Murray welcomed members.
Before introducing speaker for the day, Derek presented the Beveridge Trophy to John Sim, winner of the recent competition at Inverurie Golf Club
Bert Brand then introduced the guest speaker Howard Hughes, Manager of the Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum.
In an entertaining, humorous and informative presentation, Mr Hughes described the development of the Centre over recent years, from a fishery to one of the leading outdoor centres in the North east, providing a wide range of outdoor activities and sports for all ages. Among activities mentioned were clay-pigeon shooting, go-karting, Segway, and off-road driving. The Centre has also become a popular venue for corporate events. A big attraction at the Centre has been the ospreys which have set up home and made good use of the nearby fishery. Mr Hughes entertaining presentation was well-received by Probus members.