The Scottish Studies "Oor Club" is held each month at noon at the Duke of York pub in Toronto (steps from the St. George subway station). Guests are invited to give presentations on a variety of topics of interest to members of the Scottish Studies Foundation and others interested in the things that Scots in Canada and overseas are getting up to. The presentations usually lasts about an hour (pronounced "oor" in Scots), hence the name. Everyone is invited to attend as the meetings are open to all.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Anne Moir in Afghanistan

Anne at Band-e -Amir, near Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Anne Moir is the immediate past-president of the St.Andrew's Society of Toronto and has been invited to present an illustrated talk at Oor Club about the experiences she and her family had in Afghanistan, when her husband Frank headed a World Health Organization funded water-supply project for the City of Kabul for nearly three years from 1975-1978. Anne and Frank left for Afghanistan with two sons (aged 2 and 4) and returned with three. There will be stories ranging from interesting to exciting, including a personal account of the coup in 1978, and a view of the never dull ex-patriate life.

The cost to attend Oor Club is by way of a $5 donation to the Scottish Studies Foundation. Wide selections of pub lunches are available, typically costing between $5 and $15. The gathering begins at about 11.30 am and usually ends by about 2 pm. Everyone is welcome and pleased be assured that you do not have to be Scottish to attend!

For more information you can telephone Pearl Grieve-Nixon at 416-926-7233. or you can email the Foundation at

The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue,
near the St. George subway station
(Bedford Road exit)
in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Map showing the location of the "Duke of York"