We were honoured to be part of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership Awards event this year. While not receiving an award this time, we did get the chance to meet Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, who presented the awards and met representatives of as many member organisations as possible. HRH impressed everyone with her knowledge and understanding of the issues we face in our international development work. She was warm and gracious with everyone but we were all still left feeling shell-shocked from trying to do and say the right thing.
Our Trustees, Moira Dunworth and Lynsey Shepherd, represented us at this event and Moira used the occasion, of course, to give her Malawian dress another Edinburgh outing. This dress is made from the chintenjie (cloth) designed last year by the Malawi-Scotland Partnership (MaSP). Vera Kamtukule, CEO of the MaSP, spoke eloquently about the value of the Malawi-Scottish links.