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The town of Motherwell, the administrative centre of North Lanarkshire, is the chosen venue for next year’s Scottish Congress (4-6 May 2001). It is ideally situated to host this event as it is close to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, but also easily reached from most parts of Britain because it lies on the main London to Glasgow railway line.
The Congress will take place in the Bentley Hotel which is a mere two minutes walk from the Railway Station and in Motherwell town centre itself. Not only is the Bentley known for the high standard of its cuisine, but a new conference suite has just been opened; so we may expect first class facilities.
The theme chosen for the Congress is the industrial history and heritage of Lanarkshire with reference mad to the contributions made by immigrant groups such as the Irish and the Lithuanians. The award-winning Motherwell Heritage Centre is adjacent to the Bentley, but visits are also planned to Summerlee Industrial Museum in Coatbridge (Saturday PM) and the Carfin Pilgrimage Centre (Sunday AM).
For those who wish to stay until the Monday, a trip to the little-known rural areas of the Clyde Valley is also a possibility. Please request a booking form from:
Hon Secy, Scottish Esperanto Association, 47 Airbles Crescent, Motherwell ML1 3AP
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