Hundreds join group for retired people in Milngavie and Bearsden

An organisation for retired people in the area, which has seen a huge uptake in membership, clocked up its fifth anniversary recently.

Since it established in 2013, the membership of Bearsden & Milngavie U3A (University of the Third Age) has grown to almost 600.

In addition to monthly meetings, which include a talk from an invited speaker, the organisation has more than 40 different interest groups.

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Members also participate in outings to gardens, historic houses and various sites of interest in Scotland and overseas.

Honorary president Janet Holland is pictured cutting the cake at a social event to mark the special anniversary this month.

A spokesperson for the local group said: “Past and present members of the committee gathered round and were congratulated by current chair Billy Martin for their sterling work in helping to make our U3A such a successful organisation.

“In particular, he thanked Janet for having the vision and drive to start up the U3A in this area. Five years ago B&M U3A did not exist and now it is an important part of our many of our members’ lives.”