The personal touch
With the (notable) exception of the ITI Conference – already involving lots of work from ScotNet behind the scenes – I’ve noticed that the word “hybrid” is becoming rarer in the context of events, not just in those featured in this newsletter but in the wider world too. At the time of writing, we are approaching four years since the onset of Covid and, while the virus itself is by no means gone (you only have to ask your friends and neighbours for proof of that), it seems that the appetite for meeting in person is stronger than ever, even if hybrid options are sometimes handy to have.
This first issue of the new year contains plenty of evidence that ScotNetters crave the personal touch, whether that means battling through the wind and rain like Natasha did at the autumn workshop, travelling from Skye to meet like-minded literary souls like Maria, enjoying heated discussions about ceilidhs at the AGM, or acting as an interpreter – a profession with a highly personal element.
I’m looking forward to more of the same with our workshops, the big conference and our newly launched walking weekend this coming year. Wishing you all nothing but the best for 2024.