I meant to add to this before, but now is as good a time as any
The conference was a big success and thanks is due to both Frank and Shiona for their hard work in making it happen, along with, I believe, help from a few others in the background. Without their efforts this anniversary would not have been marked in any way.
I went to The Museum of Edinburgh while I was up there, as I had heard they had a display of glass (particularly from Edinburgh Crystal) and was very pleased that I did. I have to report that there was a small group in the foyer area next to the shop, which was there to mark the 400th anniversary of Scottish glass that I doubt would have been there had it not been for conference marking this occasion. So, small, but important spin offs :thup:
I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and was delighted to be part of it. I learnt a lot, was able to mix and chat with a large array of folks, some with limited knowledge, some whose knowledge was huge. I was also very pleased to meet up with Bill from New Zealand again.
In addition to deligates from all over the UK, there were people from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada that I met. It was a great opportunity to learn and chat about glass and I certainly managed to get answers on a few things that had been a problem for some time
Much gratitude to Frank and Shiona :sun: :thup: :sun:
PS. The GMB mention was by way of an introduction to my talk which was a discussion about whether Ysart glass could be considered studio glass - a topic that originated on the GMB