Our charity 50th Anniversary Press launch was held on Friday 23rd February at head office in Guthrie Street and in attendance were local elected members from Dundee City Council including Councillor Richard McCready and Councillor Fraser Macpherson. Members of the local media also popped in and there was a great buzz around the BBS offices.
Other VIP guests included the new head of BBC Children in Need Scotland Ms Florence Burke and Janet Morton alongside leading representatives from the world of Academia including Professor Margaret Smith. We were thrilled to welcome Trustee Mr Blair Thomson of Northwood Trust and old friend and former Trustee of the BBS Mark Ross. All of the guests were duly welcomed by Trustees Robert Gordon and Yvonne Grant and a formal address was given by CEO Patricia Osborne.
The day was all about spreading the news of forthcoming celebrations of the charity’s 50th Anniversary events being held in the city in August this year.
Guests listened to an array of fascinating talks and entertaining presentations about each speaker’s own memories of how they became involved with the BBS. With our thanks to Paul Noble MBE, Wilma Lawrie, Mark Ross, Jhon Bateman and founding member Margaret Grant’s daughter Yvonne Grant.
Visitors got the chance to see old VHS tapes of conference of years past . . . taking a sneak peek at some of the material which will be going on display and enjoyed some tasty sandwiches and delicious cupcakes emblazoned with our beautiful BBS logo.
Guests were wowed by the new celebration banner hanging proudly outside the BBS front door and were keen to see the finished history bones exhibition material, and last but not least to hear details about the fantastic celebrations planned for the conference hotel event later in the summer.