TRIP: Taking time out to reflect

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For a number of years I have led groups on pilgrimages to Normandy and the landing beaches on the special anniversaries of D-Day.

The visits were moving occasions, but it was always busy and crowded.

Between October 12 and October 16, I will be leading a coach party from Scotland to Normandy at a much quieter time of the year when it will be possible to pause and reflect.

There will be time to have an opportunity to visit a relative’s grave, as well as to see the landing beaches and important areas of the battlefield.

We still have a few places left.

If any readers would like more details I can be contacted by telephone on 01368 866826, 07710 270640, or by email at

They can also write to me at Beachcote, Golf House Road, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1LS.

David Raw