The LI group took a trip to Arbroath on the train in August as part of their ‘Fish’ themed month. The train was a great success, as the group had not travelled by train for many years which helped them manage unfamiliar and negative encounters (the main purpose for the day). One of the group had not been on a train since 2002 and this proved to be very good for them. They were in awe with the scenery along the coast and it was nice to see how it triggered discussion with others in the group. On arrival in Arbroath, the group took a walk down to the Spinx Smoke House passing the harbour area on the way and seeing the many boats which were moored in this area. The guys’ found the Smoke House very interesting with one in particular asking lots of questions about the different types of fish and also what kind of wood used in the fire. They smoke a variety of fish, Mackerel, Salmon and Herring, which they use to make ‘Smokies’. The group were also very impressed when they were given a freshly smoked mackerel to taste. It was still hot and very flavoursome. One group member in particular commented that it was the tastiest fish they had had in a long time. Being fresh and hot from the fire made them even tastier. They also managed to see one of the workers filleting the fish in preparation for the smoker. The group bought some fish from the shop and ate it for lunch.