Halloween parties were part of the club's social calendar for many years, held at the club hut, Whitehaugh. The club gave up Whitehaugh in 2002 so Halloween parties couldn't continue. However in September 2010, a social "banquet" was held at the Carn Dearg hut and the first boules tournament took place. Only 9 members attended. In 2011, it was moved to the end of October and became a boules/banquet/Halloween event and 18 attended. It was held again in 2012 with 18 attending. It was removed from the calendar in 2013 due to the 50th anniversary celebrations, but came back in 2014 and 2015 with 19 attending each. This year, there was a record number of attendees for the modern era - 42 members, ex-members and guests. The reason was the 50th celebrations for John and Rita.
Congratulations to Rita and John Norrie, who have been club members for 50 years (1966-2016). They joined only 3 years after the club's formation. At the recent social gathering, Rita and John were honoured by the president and presented with a book of memories, consisting of photos and anecdotes supplied and written by club members. Photo to follow.
The annual boules tournament was held on Saturday 29th October at the social gathering at the new Carn Dearg Hut in Glen Clova. As usual, it was keenly contested. The winners were Janet Coull and Nicola Hay and they were presented with the new trophy. Photo to follow.
Monday 9th January. 19:30 at Forfar Fire Station. Open Meeting, followed by talk, “Nepal with Raleigh ICS” by Claire Richardson
Sunday 11th December - Morvern. By shared car.
After a successful club weekend to the Lake District, its time to venture back into the Scottish Hills and this time we're
heading to the Corbett, Morven up near Ballater. We will climb climbing from Balhennie. It should take around 4 - 4.5 hours and is
around 8K with 660m of ascent. Meet at Myre as usual at 07:00. Alternatively, as we will be travelling via the Cairn o' Mount,
we've arranged to meet a guest at Fettercairn and should be there around 07:30, meeting in the main square just after we go under the arch.
Please remember to bring ice axe and crampons as winter is now well underway, albeit temperatures of recent days would make you think otherwise
and let Neil know if you are planning on coming to the meet and let Neil know if you plan to meet us at Fettercairn.
If anyone need to borrow these items, let Neil know in advance as there are some spares.
P.S. Last climbed by the club on High Tea meet on Sunday 13 January 2008. 21 attended that bus meet, in snowy conditions.
17th - 19th February 2017 - Corran Ferry Bunkhouse Booking details for Corran Ferry (February) and Galloways (March) weekend meets will soon be available online and emailed.
Still available. Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at email@example.com.
Holiday cottage for rent on north coast, see Torrisdale