Social Events

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.

The Lighthouse Tour, Mitchell Lane

Tuesday 25th September 2018

This is a guided tour of The Scottish Centre for Design and Architecture, designed originally by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The cost is £3 per person and tea/coffee is available in the café afterwards. Please meet at the entrance in Mitchell Lane at 10.15am for the start at 10.30. Booking opens on 14 August. Please send a Social Event Booking form plus payment to Sheila Crawford.

30th Anniversary Celebration Ceilidh

Friday 12th October 2018, 7pm.

This enjoyable event will be held in Milngavie Bowling Club, 60.  Station Rd. Milngavie, at 6.30 for 7.00pm. There will be a meal followed by an informal ceilidh, so come along and have some fun. No ceilidh experience is necessary, as the dances will all be called. The cost for this evening is £15 per person and booking opens on 1 September. Please send a Social Event Booking form plus payment to Sheila Crawford.
Please come along and join the celebrations.

Group Annual General Meeting.

Friday 2nd November, 2018
Venue: Fraser of Allander Centre, Milngavie Town Centre
Time: 19:00 for 19:30
The AGM will be followed by a talk given our own member Sue Swinson on her journey from heart transplant to Winter Games medals. Refreshments will be provided. We need your committee nominations by 26 October – cut out your nomination forms from page 13 of this programme and send to Secretary Phil McElroy.

 Group Christmas Lunch and Walk.

Saturday 8th December, 2018

We are returning to The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen for our Group Christmas Lunch. The day starts with mulled wine and festive treats in the hotel car park at 10am, followed by a 2 hour walk in the area before lunch, which will be served at 1pm. Please check Breaking News nearer the time for more details on confirmed cost and menu choices, but this is likely to be 3 courses, costing around £20 per person. Numbers will be limited to 50. Booking opens on 27 October. Please send a Social Event Booking form and payment to Sheila Crawford.

 New year’s Lunch and Walk, Blanefield.

Wednesday 2nd January, 2019.
We will walk from Mugdcok Visitor Centre to Blanefield for lunch at the Blane Valley Inn. Lunch needs to be pre-ordered and costs £10 for one course, £15 for two. See menu. below. You have the choice to walk back to Mugdock or arrange your own transport back. Anyone not wishing to walk can still join us for lunch at 1 pm. Booking opens on 14 November and closes on 19 December. Please send a Social Events Booking form to Moira Allan together with a cheque for £10 or £15, adding your choice of meal on the booking.
Starters- 5C’s Soup – vegetarian, Crisp Haggis Fritters, Chicken Liver Parfait.
Mains – Panko Breaded Haddock, Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry – vegetarian, Crispy Spiced Chicken Burger, Steak Pie.

 Curry Night.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019.
For this popular evening, we are again returning to The Ashoka, in New Kirk Road, Bearsden for a 7pm start. The cost will be around £18 per person including a tip. This cost will be confirmed on Breaking News before booking opens on 13 December. Please buy your own drinks on the night. Send a Social Event Booking Form plus payment to Sheila Crawford.