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.

Join us at the "Oor Club" on Friday, March 2, when Frank Moir will give a talk and slide presentation entitled The Life and Fun Experiences of a Scottish/Canadian Civil Engineer: From Glasgow and Argyllshire, to Eastern and Western Canada, to Afghanistan, to the Galapagos Islands and to Central and South America.

Frank Moir, P.Eng., FCSCE, MICE, FEIC, is originally from Scotland and graduated from Glasgow University in 1964 with a B.Sc. in civil engineering.

Frank will start with a little history of his ancestors, in the building and civil engineering field in Scotland and Africa. He will then outline some of the highlights of his personal engineering career, after graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Glasgow in 1964. His first job was with the renowned firm of Glasgow Structural Engineers, W.A.Fairhurst and Partners. After three years, Frank emigrated to Toronto, and joined the firm of Proctor and Redfern, an Ontario consulting engineering company. Frank stayed with the firm for almost 40 years, and during that time held positions of increasing responsibility, across Canada and abroad. Frank will outline some of the more interesting projects he has been involved with, and a few of the interesting places he has visited.

The cost to attend Oor Club is by way of a $10 donation to the Scottish Studies Foundation. Wide selections of pub lunches are available. 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"