I shall be back in Rosyth on Sunday week for a joint service with the Methodist and Episcopal congregations – we share their church. So it seemed good for us to have a day doing some visits together in the community. One of our early calls was at the Resource Centre – a really excellent Day Centre for the elderly at present under threat of closure from Fife Council.
We also visited the Dockyard – now a huge organisation run by Babcock International where Britain’s two new aircraft carriers are nearing completion. It was a privilege to meet Sean Donaldson who oversees the whole project. The scale of the operation is daunting. They employ 6000 people – they are ‘down to the last £1bn of the carrier contract. Of course the real challenge is to find new contracts for the time when the carriers sail away