Fourteen of us have just returned from the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae on the Clyde Coast, where some of the temperatures were positively Mediterranean. During our time on the island we explored three paintings; Van Eyck's 'Arnofini Marriage', Breugel's 'The census at Bethlehem' and Lotto's 'Annunciation' pondering on how the painter had used Scripture as his inspiration to pain what he painted. Our discussions were wide ranging and perceptive.
We also had time to explore the island and to boost the local economy with visits to the shops and cafés. Many kilos of 'Ayrshire' potatoes have found their way back to Edinburgh. The time away has been much enjoyed and we have already booked our return for 2020. Look out oft he 'Save the dates' posters coming soon.