|On the Easter Trail|
|Written by Peter Johnston|
|Wednesday, 04 April 2012 17:59|
Braving the very cold turn in the weather, we took advantage of the afternoon to visit the first day of the Strathaven churches Easter Trail 2012 this afternoon. This uses various sites around the town as a kind of mini-Oberammergau allowing you to explore the events of Holy Week. This is their third time of putting on the trail, and the first time we have managed to visit it.
The organisers, drawn from all the local chuches, have put a lot of thought and energy into the various sites, and this effort really helps to make the journey a memorable one. We joined one of the guided tours, which worked very well (thanks, John!), though you can do the trail yourselves. As we are not setting up a labyrinth for Good Friday this year, I found this a good way to explore the story, though be prepared for it to take a couple of hours. [There's more...]
On the theme of our labyrinth in St Andrew's, apologies to those who have asked about this during the week - those of us in the Magnification Action Group decided to do something different this year. However, if you are able to make it down to Strathaven over the next few days, you will find it a worthwhile trip. The trail is open 4-8 April, 2:30-7:45 p.m. (Wed-Fri) and 12:30-5:00 p.m. (Sat-Sun).
Don't follow the map instructions for the starting point, instead go and park in the cemetery where the tours will start if you want to follow one of the guided trips.