Hobkirk and Southdean Guild members visited the army’s Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh as part of the support they are giving to soldiers injured in current conflicts.
Around 20 members and friends were given a tour of the centre and met staff and soldiers who had recently returned from duty in Afghanistan. Visits to the computer suite, gym and the administration and support facilities gave members an insight into the way in which the army is supporting young people returning from conflict situations with life-changing injuries. Local minister Douglas Nicol and his wife, Anne, joined the group. Their son-in-law, Captain Fraser Dowling, is on the centre’s staff and made this visit possible.
During the past few months residents of Southdean have contributed around £700 to the centre’s work.