A group of cyclists from Scotland arrived at the gates of Peace Palace tuesday last week after cycling all the way from Dunfermline, the birth place of Andrew Carnegie, who donated the money necessary to build the Peace Palace. Eight brave Scotsmen and Scotswomen:  David Robertson, Stephen Chorley, Jim Slater, Derek Baty, Ann Prentice, Allan Prentice, Donald Stewart, and Janet Stewart, defied rain, cold and stormy weather to cycle from Dumfermline to Newcastle, sailed over to IJmuiden, and biked the last kilometers to The Hague. These members of the Dumfermline Carnegie Rotary Club, with this years’ theme  “Peace Through Service”,  started the Pedal4peace charity cycle ride in the light of 100 years Peace Palace.  Steven van Hoogstraten, director of the Carnegie Foundation, accompanied by a small delegation from the Peace Palace staff, welcomed the Pedlars for Peace with a speech and warm coffee and tea. The Scots in their turn had brought a bottle of whiskey for him and demonstrated their true Scottishness with a dance in original kilts, inviting the whole company join. Thanks for this contribution to the celebrations of the Peace Palace Centenary.

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