One of the features of the Group, much appreciated by members, is the extensive social programme. This runs throughout the year with a different balance of activities during Winter and Summer.
Rambler-guided Heritage Walk around Glasgow’s West End
Thursday, 25th April, 2019
Meet at Milngavie Station at 9.15 to catch the 9.24 Edinburgh Train to Charing Cross, from where the walk will start. The heritage walk will take us through Woodside, to Kelvingrove Park, the University, then via Ashton Lane to the Botanic Gardens. Walking time is approx 2 to 3 hours and there is no cost. Booking opens on 14 March. Please send a Social Eventbooking form to Sheila Crawford.
Friday, 10th May,2019
Come to see this lovely chapel which features in the Da Vinci Code. A seated talk has been arranged in the Chapel at 12.15pm. There will be free time to explore the Chapel and the Information Centre. A coffee shop offers light lunch and coffee and pastries, or bring a picnic. Meet at Buchanan bus station to catch the 8.30 City Link bus to Edinburgh (buy own tickets), then the 37 to Rosslyn from North Bridge at 10.19. If travelling independently please meet in the Information Centre at Rosslyn Chapel at 11.30. Return buses run half hourly. Cost – £7 concession or £9 full price. Booking opened on 29 March. Max number 20. If booking now, please email new booking form to Sheila Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with confirmation of electronic payment (reference Rosslyn), or send a cheque and new booking form to Sheila Crawford.
Geilston Gardens and Ardarden Estate
Thursday 13th June,2019
We will do a self-guided tour around the 200 year old NTS Geilston Gardens, followed by lunch or coffee at Ardardan and a walk around the Ardardan Estate, overlooking the River Clyde, which is very close by. Costs for Gardens are £5.50 concession/£7.50 full price for non-members and free for NTS members. Transport is by car, so please state on your booking form if you are willing to be a ‘driver’; usual mileage rates will be paid by passengers. Meet at MSCP at 09.45, to arrive at Geilston Gardens, Cardross, G82 5HD, for 10.30, or if travelling independently, meet the group in the car park at 10.30. Booking opens on 2 May. Max number 20. Email new booking form to Sheila Crawford (email@example.com) with confirmation of electronic payment (reference Geilston), or send a cheque and new booking form to Sheila Crawford.
Doune Castle and Argaty Red Kites
Monday 15th July,2019
We will do a self-guided tour around Historic Scotland’s Doune Castle, followed by coffee/lunch in the Buttercup Café in Doune, or bring a picnic lunch. After this, we are booked to watch the 2.30pm feeding slot at Argaty Red Kites, from the ‘hide’, accompanied by a Ranger. Transport will be by car, so please state on your booking form if you are willing to be a ‘driver’; usual mileage rates will be paid by passengers. Meet at MSCP at 09.30. Costs are – Doune Castle – free to Historic Scotland members or £7.20 for conc./£9 full. Plus Argaty £5 conc/£6 full. Booking opens on 3 June. Max number 16. Email new booking form to Sheila Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with confirmation of electronic payment (reference Argaty), or send a cheque and new booking form to Sheila Crawford.
Kirkintilloch Treasure Trail
Tuesday 13th August,2019
Following last year’s very successful treasure trail around Milngavie, we will do a similar trail around Kirkintilloch, but this year it will just be for fun – no prizes – and will take place in the afternoon! We will meet in the Tesco car park, behind Cowgate, from 1.30pm and finish up with coffee in Alessio’s Café in Cowgate, where we will have a de-brief. The cost for this is only £1 per person (please bring on the day). Booking opens on 2 July. Email your team with names of up to 6 max on a new booking form to Sheila Crawford (email@example.com) or send them on a new booking form to Sheila Crawford. There will be a max of 7 teams and we will allocate you to a team if you don’t have one. The staggered start times will be emailed nearer the day.
Advance notice of Rambler-guided Glasgow City Centre Heritage Walk
Friday 27th September, 2019
Morning walk. More details via Breaking News before booking opens on 15 August.