Giffnock & Newlands Synagogue congregants climb Ben Lomond

To mark the 75th anniversary of Giffnock and Newlands Synagogue, 75 community members of all ages climbed Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s highest mountains. The group, which included Rabbi Moshe Rubin and his son Pini, battled with atrocious weather. But according to organiser Steven Banks this did not dampen their enthusiasm. “It seemed with every few steps the conditions worsened.” Around £2,000 was raised for the shul.

    Last updated: 2:48pm, July 13 2009