Glasgow Network visit to Organic Growers of Fairlie

Dear Glasgow Group Eco-congregation member,

I’m delighted to be able to invite you all to Fairlie (just south of Largs) on Saturday 19th July 2014 for a visit to Fairlie Parish Church and the Open Day at the Organic Growers of Fairlie garden site.


11.45am        meet at Fairlie Parish Church  Main Road, Fairlie, KA29 0AD

1.15pm          lunch

2pm -6pm     Organic Growers of Fairlie Open Day

Ann Gregory is the ECS representative for Fairlie Parish Church and will be there to show us around and tell us some of the things that the congregation has done, is currently involved with and plans for the future.

Please bring your own packed lunch, tea/ coffee will be provided and we’ve kindly been offered use of the Millenium Room at the church for this purpose.

Travel and getting around: There is a train service from Glasgow Central to Fairlie once an hour. I suggest the 10.47am train which gets in at 11.37am. Fairlie Parish church is a 15 minute walk from the station. The OGF garden site is a 5 minute walk from the church. Comfortable foot wear + wet weather gear are advised, the site is quite open, on the coast, but not usually muddy. Hopefully it’ll be a nice day.

If planning to come by car I suggest car-sharing – you’ll want to consider how long you intend to spend at Fairlie/ planned departure time, perhaps.
If you are willing to take passengers please let me know.  If you would like to see if there’s a lift available from your area, please let me know. Please confirm that you’re happy for me to pass on an e-mail address or phone number to the driver so that direct contact and arrangements can be made with you.

I’d like to let Ann know approximate numbers by Wednesday 16th July, so please let me know by then if you intend coming, especially if you’d like to join us at the church in the morning – of course everyone is welcome to the Open day and Fairlie (Scotland’s first Fair Trade village) itself is a great place for a day out!

I look forward to hearing from you, don’t hesitate to ask if you’ve further questions.

Regards, Jan MacDonald