County couple meet Dalai Lama

Published: 26 Jun 2012 09:290 comments

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.

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