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Club AGM

This year's AGM and dinner will be held in the Ballachulish Hotel, Glencoe, PH 49 4JY, on Saturday 17 November 2018.

The Rates are as follows:

  • Saturday night, dinner, bed and breakfast:
    £50 per person, based on two people sharing a room;
    £75 in a single room.
  • Friday night, bed and breakfast:        
    £40 per person, based on two people sharing a room;
    £65 in a single room.

To book, please contact the hotel as follows: 01764 651837 (Mon to Fri 9-5).
Mention 'Edinburgh AGM'.
A 20% deposit is payable at time of booking.

When you book, please let David Small know so that we can keep track of numbers.

We have also booked a room which sleeps four people at the Corran bunkhouse for the night of the AGM, i.e., Saturday 17 November.
According to google maps this is 5 miles (9 minutes by car) from the hotel.
The cost of this is £24 per person. Anyone wanting to reserve a place there should contact David Small.

After dinner speaker

The after dinner speaker will be Helen Rennard.

NB: the Ballachulish Hotel is not in Ballachulish!
Directions from the hotel website:

  • the Ballachulish Hotel is just off the main A82 Glasgow to Fort William Road, situated 400yds from the Oban (A828) roundabout underneath the Bridge. Coming from Glasgow or Stirling you will pass by the village of Ballachulish and will come to a roundabout. Take the right hand (Oban) exit. If you cross the Ballachulish Bridge you've gone wrong!

Alpine Club-JMCS-SMC winter lectures

The winter 2018-2019 programme  

The Alpine Club-JMCS-SMC winter lecture programme will commence as usual in October. The lectures take place on the second Tuesday of each month from October to March, starting at 7.30 prompt.
Due to the closure of the Royal Overseas League, this season's talks will take place in:
The Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2JL
This is the galleried terrace above Victoria Street.
The easiest access is from George IV Bridge, beside Pizza Express and opposite the National Library. A hanging sign saying 'Quaker Meeting House' is the clue.
At this time of day, parking is usually available in the Grassmarket at the foot of Victoria Street.

Talks commence at 7.30pm prompt as we are obliged to vacate the premises by 9.30pm. The number of excellent hostelries in the area (in particular, the Bow Bar) should not make this a difficult task!
We will continue the tradition of entertaining the speaker before the talks and if you would like to join us for a meal then please contact the appointed host to book a place. We have yet to arrange an eaterie but Pizza Express would seem a possibility or perhaps the more upmarket Howies.

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