40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary Celebrations

 

The celebrations to recognise the club's 40th year in existence were kicked off in February with a traditional family ceilidh held in St Athanasius' church hall. The event was a sell out and was led by the Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band who kept everyone on the floor and on their toes for the entire evening. It was great to have some of the original club "founding fathers" with us on the evening and the mix of old and new friends was a big factor in the evening's success.

The evening got underway with a welcome from the club President, Margaret Wilson, followed by some words on what was in store for us from Vice-President Linda Hunter.

Presentations of an inscribed Quaich were made to club members who have compleated the full round of Munros with Bill Whiteside, one of the original club founding members, making the presentations. A celebration cake, with the club logo prominent, was cut by another of the founders, Mrs Alice Dempster.

During the evening a slide show, with photographs of club walks covering the full 40 years, was shown on a continuous loop and raised many a titter. Styles, both gear and hair, have certainly changed in 40 years.

 

The latest part of the anniversary celebrations was the re-enactment of the inaugural club walk from the Grey Mare's Tail in Moffatdale to the old Crook Inn in Tweedsmuir on July 20th. A report of the walk can be found under Walks section of the website.

 

Some previous outings

Alex Linton's final Munro - Ben More on Mull.

John Hackett's final Munro - Sgurr na Ciche in Knoydart.

Alex Aikman's final Munro - Sgurr Alasdair in Skye

One of the club's favourite walking spots - the iconic Glencoe.

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