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Sunday 17th June 2018 - Social Meet - Spittal of Glenshee, Ben Earb Ridge

6 members attended. The group climbed the Cateran Trail to the bealach of An Lairg and followed the undulating ridge over Ben Earb along to the high point of Meall a' Choire Bhuidhe (868m) then dropped down into Glen Lochsie and walked back to the Spittal along the road from the hotel. Left cars at 10:30 and returned returned at 17:05 with a couple of long stops to admire the views and chat. Weather improved as the day went on, a hint of a shower in the morning but didn't come to anything, good views east, not so good west. Got back to the cars just as the rain came on, good timing! Everyone enjoyed their day out and they had sit-down fish & chips in Blairgowrie on the way home.
14.5km, 790m ascent.

Saturday 9th June 2018 - club wedding

Two of our members, Mel Henderson and Ian Shand were married last week. Many congratulations from all members.

Monday 4th June 2018 - Outdoor Meeting - Sausage Sizzle

19 members attended. 18:30 start. Carlingheugh Bay sausage sizzle, walking from Victoria Park along Arbroath cliffs. Carolyn had precooked the food. The group made their way to a big log on the beach, used as a bench, and started a fire and used portable BBQs. It was dry, but got chilly about 21:00 when a few folk departed. Last left the beach at 21:30. A very sociable evening with lots of chat.

Sunday 3rd June 2018 - Day Meet - Bike & hike - Linn o' Dee

Meet was cancelled due to bad weather and lack of interest.


Next Weekend Meet : Friday 22 - Monday 25 June - Inverie bunkhouse - Knoydart

3 nights - 25 spaces (full bunkhouse booking)- £59. 21 places already booked (as at 4th May). Booking only open to club members at moment, although several guests have expressed an interest. Please book by 18th May. Thereafter booking will be open to guests. Neil's contact details are here.
See https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/knoydartbunkhouse/
Please note Inverie require a ferry crossing from Mallaig. Ferry times leaving Mallaig to Knoydart are 7.30, 10.30, 14.30 and 18.00. Ferry cost per return is £20. Neil has arranged for the bags to be picked up from both the 10.30 and 14.30 ferries on the Friday and also for bags to be dropped back off at the ferry on the Mon (11.00 ferry). The cost of the baggage transfer will be taken from money taken in by the club as we have more people attending than expected. We are likely to have 4 or 5 members on the 10.30 boat, with most other folk travelling on the 14.30 boat. If you are getting the first (07.30) or last boat you must book but otherwise there should be space as boat takes 81. Neil will give the ferry company advance notice we are coming. You need to be at the ferry at least 15 minutes before it leaves. Baggage will either be picked up in a landrover or car with trailer. You may need to carry your rucksack along on the 14.30 boat with food/holdalls going on the vehicle. Warden's name is Fiona.

Next Day Meet : Sunday 8th July 2018 - Beinn a' Bhuird & Ben Avon

Leaving from Myre car park at 07:00 by shared cars. More details later.

Next Meeting : Monday 4 August 2018 - Outdoors

Edzell - blue door for a riverside walk.

Embroidered Club Clothing

Still available. Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at aquarian@unitelmail.co.uk.