County couple meet Dalai Lama
A county couple had a once in a lifetime chance to meet his holiness the Dalai Lama during his brief tour of Scotland, and present him with a surprising gift.
Michael and Mary Turnbull of Orchard Court in Londniddry met the spiritual leader last Friday and presented him with a Tibetan thigh bone flute, which Mr Turnbull's grandfather had brought back to Britain after serving in the Younghusband expedition to Tibet.
Mary, 73, received a special blessing from the Dalai Lama.
See pictures and read the full story of the couple's special encounter in this week's Courier, out on Thursday.
This article appeared in East Lothian Courier 26 Jun 12