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Sunday 9th July 2017 - Day Meet - Meet Secretary's Mystery Meet

Cancelled due to lack of interest (probably caused by poor weather forecast)

Friday 23rd - Monday 26th June - Weekend Meet - Isle of Rum

19 members attended.
Friday: Caught 12:35 ferry to Rum. Some hurried off for a visit to the castle.
Saturday: Group of 3 headed for Orval & the western hills. 3 went to Harris then Kilmory. The rest headed for Kilmory (some went further to Samhman Insir). Weather: strong winds and blustery showers, but bright inbetween showers.
Sunday: Group of 8 tackled the whole Rum ridge (Hallival onwards), left at 07:00 back at 20:45. Big day!! Unfortunately the cloud was down on the tops, though there were a few views seen during the day. Still a strong wind. 2 headed for Hallival and Barkeval, meeting up with 2 others on Barkeval and returning by point 411m (now renamed Plover Hill) and returned by the geologists' path - good views under the cloud cover. 3 headed to Harris to see the mausoleum. 4 headed towards the Dibibil bothy, but the poor condition of the path forced then back early.
Those back early saw a celebrity - the NTS cruise ship "Hebridean Princess" came in with Richard Wilson and a film crew among those landing. We got a wave on his return from the film set at the castle back to the boat.
Monday: Most took the 12:55 boat going via Canna, back to Rum and then Eigg before returning to Mallaig. The remaining few took a tour of the castle before catching the boat at 15:05 on its return from Canna.
Summary: Good weekend, though weather might have been kinder. Bunkhouse was a bit clarty in the kitchen area and the showers, but it's a lovely building in a lovely location.

Sunday 18th June - Social Meet - Ben Vuirich

Only 3 members turned up for this meet on a clear sunny day. They left the Myre at 07:10 and were ready to cycle at 08:15. They cycled 12.5k up Glen Fearnach from the roadend at Straloch. The road is tarmaced until Daldhu, then the track gets a bit rougher. The group continues to the ruin near the join with Glen Loch where the bikes were left.The walk rounded the northern end of Ben Vuirich to the gentler slopes on the west side. The top was reached at 12:15. After lunch, Brian and Debbie donned dungarees and grabbed paint brushes to make the trig point look as good as new. Descent was by the steep north ridge, which offered great views of Loch Loch, right through to the Devil's Point, Lairig Ghru and Ben MacDui beyond. The ride back down the glen took 80 minutes and the cars were reached at 15:20. It was too early for a meal, so the group headed home.

Next Meeting

Monday 7th August. Outdoor Meeting. 19:00 The King’s Oldest Enemy evening walk, Glen Lethnot. More details later.

Next Day Meet

Sunday 13th August - Glen Feshie to Coylumbridge via Braeriach. By bus. Meet at Myre car park, Forfar at 07:00.

Next Weekend Meet - 22-24 September - Kintail

Neil is dealing with this booking at Ratagan YH. There are 16 places available. Contact Neil. See his details here. Cost is £38 for weekend.
Bill Dryburgh hopes to complete his Munros on the Saturday of that weekend on Beinn Sgritheall.

Embroidered Club Clothing

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

Cottage For Rent

Holiday cottage for rent on north coast, see Torrisdale