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Sunday 10th September 2017 - Day Meet - Glen Queich - Glen Moy

2 members attended. The scheduled meet to Creag Meagaidh was cancelled due to a very bad weather forecast. Instead, a local meet took place. Started at Midtown, Glen Queich, walked to Buckies, then over to Hillside and Glen Moy. Climbed from Glack, over to Horniehaugh and back to Midtown. 10k, 325m ascent, 3 hours. Walk finished at 13:45.

Sunday 13th August 2017 - Day Meet - Glen Feshie to Sugar Bowl Carpark

10 members and 1 guest attended. By minibus. The weather was a bit showery until they reached the top of Braeriach then it was a fine late afternoon's walk back to the bus at the sugar bowl car park. At times the midges were intolerable as it was quite mild. The ground was incredibly rough and complex between the Glen Feshie plateau and the foot of Braeriach which took a bit of time. Started at 09:40 finished 18:30, so a long day, but enjoyable, great views from the top across to Cairn Toul group and beyond. Thanks to Richard Lockwood for his driving and stopping for tasty chips at House of Bruar. We were back at the myre at 2130, a long day! (photo in Chalamain Gap)

Monday 7th August 2017 - Outdoor Meeting - Nathro

13 members, a guest and 3 dogs attended. We met near Blairno Farm, then drove up through CraigenDownie to the bridge. We then walked past Nathro Farm, to see the plaque to Peter Grant, who hid here (staying with his daughter) from government troops for many years after Culloden in 1746. He was eventually pardoned by George IV in 1822. Walk was 5.5km in total. A pleasant stroll on a dry and bright evening.

Next Meeting : Monday 2nd October

19:30 at Forfar Fire Station. Open Meeting, followed by illustrates talk. “Southesk to Saskatchewan” by Gavin Hunter.

Next Day Meet : Sunday 8th October - Carn Mairg Horseshoe, Glen Lyon

By shared car, leaving Myre car park at 07:00. Contact Colin or Willie to say you are going and we will wait on you. More details later.

Next Weekend Meet : 22-24 September : Kintail

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

Update from Neil (17 Aug) : All 20 spaces are now booked. There is no more space in the hostel unless other groups cancel. If you are still interested, put your name the reserve list in case of cancellations from our group. There are a couple of campsites within 5 miles but not much other budget accommodation about with the exception of the wee bunkhouse at hotel. If your booked and haven't yet paid, I'm sure Clare would welcome your cash into the club account.I have spoken to Bill and he is still on track to finish his last Munro at this weekend and the plan for those who wish would be to go for a meal at the Kintail Lodge Hotel (2.2 miles away) on the Saturday and I have provisionally booked a table for 18 - 25 people at 18.45. I have attached the menu. (see menu here). If you plan to come along to the meal, please email me to let me know so I can firm up provisional numbers. We would need to confirm menu choice 7 days before and I would send out an e-mail to those dining closer to the time. For those planning on coming up for the day, again let me know if your planning on eating before heading home.

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