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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.

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.


Annual slide night

This year the annual 'slide night' will take place on the evening of Thursday 29 November in:
The Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2JL
This is the galleried terrace above Victoria Street.   For access, see above.

We aim to start showing slides at 7.15 pm, but don't be afraid to arrive late.
We have to be out of the Meeting House by 9.30, but there are of course numerous public houses etc nearby where we can continue conversations inspired by the people and places in the photos.

This is one of the most convivial meets of the year and everyone will be welcome, whether you are coming to show your photos or simply to admire the work/exploits of others.

A few points:

  • The showing of slides will begin at 7.15pm. To allow time for loading the images onto the projector and chat before the show, please arrive from 7.00pm onwards.
  • To help in gauging numbers, please let David Small know if you are intending to be there.
  • Bring your photos on a memory stick and:
    • have the photos in a folder with your name on it (otherwise we end up with a multitude of folders, all called 'JMCS slide night' and no way of telling whose is whose);
    • number your images 01,02,03 etc so that if they go out of order while being loaded we can easily remedy the problem;
    • (NB use 01,02, 03 not just 1,2,3 otherwise photo 10 is liable to come before photo 2).
  • Please sensibly ration the number of photos you would like to show, aim for a presentation of closer to 5 mins than to 10. If things run on too long there is a tendency for the audience to diminish as the hour gets late.

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