Next meeting Tuesday 20 January. The cutting of the Vasilopita will take place at the close of the meeting.
Marjory McGinn is Scottish-born journalist/writer who recently spent three years in the Peloponnese, southern Greece, Read all about their adventures in Marjory's book Things Can Only Get Feta, and visit their website www.bigfatgreekodyssey.com
The Society in its current form has existed since 1980. It is for people who live in N.E. Scotland with an interest in Greece or Cyprus. Whether this interest is in Ancient, Byzantine or Modern Greece, in the literature, the life, or the people, the Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society exists to help develop this interest. It also helps Greeks, Cypriots and local residents to meet socially.
The Society has currently 85 members. Its annual programme runs from October, usually with a Greek Evening in the form of a party. After a show of short films on Greece, Greek food and drinks are provided for members and the evening concludes with Greek music and dance. Subsequent meetings, usually in Room 051, MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, take the form of illustrated lectures. They are held at approximately monthly intervals and are followed by refreshments. The December meeting is a film evening showing a Greek film with English subtitles. After the January talk the Vasilopitta (a traditional new year cake) will be cut. A Greek Easter party is organised if the dates are suitable. The season ends in May when we have the AGM followed by a talk given by a guest speaker, and an informal party in the Chaplaincy centre.