At THE meeting of Kirriemuir Probus Club on Wednesday, president Duncan Brown, noted there were 10 apologies for absence and that the attendance was rather poor.
He then welcomed Stewart Findlater as a guest, and thanked the speaker Bernado Rodrigues-Saltedo for travelling from Aberdeen to address the club.
Mr Brown then asked the speaker to address members on the subject of the James Hutton Institute.
With the aid of illustrations from a computer, Bernado gave an interesting talk about the Scottish work on plant research at Aberdeen and Dundee.
He stated the research being done in Scotland was foremost in tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems including the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.
Researchers from the institute have found evolution and selection enabled barley to flourish in northern Europe. He then answered questions from the members and found that one or two were well acquainted with the work being done by the institute.
Bob Stewart proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Bernado, especially as English was not his native language.
The president then announced the next meeting would be held on January 9, 2013.
The speaker on this occasion will be Alex Rae and his subject will be Water Aid.