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I would be interested in a meeting in:

Inverness/Highlands
10 (17.5%)
Glasgow
23 (40.4%)
Edinburgh
17 (29.8%)
Other Scotland
1 (1.8%)
Not interested
6 (10.5%)

Total Members Voted: 56

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Offline Gadget

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RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« on: Thursday 28 September 06 14:45 BST (UK) »
The meet in Hastings is yet to take place but, as the nights draw in and the Winter Sun and Skiing holidays are thrust before us, I was wondering if you might cast yourself forward a few months to a possible RC Meet in the Scottish Highlands some time next year.

I thought that a weekend meet in Inverness/Highlands might be a nice option - scenery, history, monsters, archaeology, etc. and if it was before June and after August, no midges :) It could even be fitted in with a family holiday.  Travel here via that el cheapo airline is pretty good.

I notice that there hasn't been a meet held north of the border - and Pam says she tried to get interest in Glasgow/Edinburgh at some stage but there weren't any takers  :( :( :( :(


So are any of you interested?

Gadget

PS - I have no connection with the Scottish Tourist Board!

PPS - here's a site that gives some info:

http://www.visitscotland.com/aboutscotland/explorebymap/highlands/
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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 September 06 15:30 BST (UK) »
Gadget

Well I'm definitely interested in a Scottish meet.   You have painted such a wonderful picture of you Scottish idyll, the area must be worth another visit.  I would combine with a week/fortnight holiday to justify coming up that far. 

Was looking for an excuse for another excursion north of the border  ;D

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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 September 06 15:51 BST (UK) »
I would love to come if I knew, love Scotland, Edinburgh is easy for me but hopefully will be able to get further if need to ;D

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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 September 06 20:51 BST (UK) »
I'll definately be up for it, of course I was supposed to be going on the meet this weekend but I forgot  :-[ :-[ :'( :-\

I could possibly meet anywhere within reason.  A lot of hubby's family live outisde Edinburgh and it's any excuse for him to get up there for a weekend - so he would be happy to drop me off wherever I need to be and get me a B&B, if it means he gets a weekend drinking beer with his cousins and uncles  ;) :D
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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 September 06 21:58 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
Hubby and I are planning a trip back to his hometown (London) next year, and also plan to sally forth across the border into ancestral tramping grounds in the northeast of Scotland - Inverness being one of the places we plan to visit!
Don't know yet when we will be there.  We want to come in the middle of the northern summer (midgey season!) just because every other time we've been back to England it's been winter, and the weather has been incredibly depressing.  Plus, this way we get to miss the Canberra winter!
So, no definite dates or plans for us yet, so if there's interest in your idea, Gadget, we might see if we can plan around it.
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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 September 06 22:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Prue
 
There won't be midges in Inveness - just West Coast  ;D  Certainly a tour of some of those distilleries we found the other week might be in order.

So 5 of us so far - Arranroots did say  she was interested but she's hiding in a closet somewhere  ???

Gadget  ;)

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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 September 06 22:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget,

Could combine it with a trip to see son no. 1 who lives outside Crieff.  Sounds interesting.


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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 September 06 23:10 BST (UK) »
Certainly a tour of some of those distilleries we found the other week might be in order.
Gadget  ;)

That sounds like a fine idea...for research purposes, of course.  ;)

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Re: RC Meet in Scotland - 2007?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 September 06 11:19 BST (UK) »
Just heard that the reticent Keith is interested if we hold a meet. He will have to check his passport though  ;)

Some of the attractions of the Highlands (Glasgow and Edinburgh are well known) -

Culloden, Skye, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the military roads
Crofting,Highland Clearances and emigration
Callinish, etc.
Loch Ness Monster
Whisky Distilleries
and lots and lots more history and scenery

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