Bridgend & District Caledonian Society

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The Bridgend and District Caledonian Society was founded in 1959 when two Glaswegians Don McArthur and Eddie Fannan met whilst working in the Park Place Hotel in Cardiff. The Caledonian Society of Cardiff were holding one of their functions there. From that meeting the seeds were planted, and it was decided to contact Scottish friends and colleagues they knew in and around Bridgend who were working in the steel works and the paper mills. The secretary of the Cardiff branch gave us all the incentive and assistance we needed to call the first meeting. And so from that first meeting of 14 members in 1959 we still continue to this day. Sadly there are only 3 of the original members still with us.

The aim of our Society is to promote social interaction between the people from Bridgend and the surrounding area with those of us who are of Scottish birth or decent. Just as importantly, we raise money for local charities, and in the year 2007-2008 we will be giving away over £880

If you are interested in joining our Society or just attending our many functions, why not contact us for further information. You can be sure of a friendly welcome

Contact details can be found on Page 2. 
Details of forthcoming social events can be found
on Page 3.
Council members can be found on Page 4.
Useful Website Links can be found on Page 5.
Monthly Scottish Recipe found on Page 6.

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Last Updated:2012-02-16