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 Post subject: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:00 pm 
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So, I'm up for organising a couple of meets north of the border....

Any suggestions for locations that will be sort of central to all?

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:52 pm 
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i've not been to Scotland for a few years now. love the place especially the west coast. haven't got a clue where a good location would be though. there used to be a motor museum at Doune (sp?) or if there is something similar around maybe that would be a good idea as they may be used to holdoing meets.

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:11 am 
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I visited the Doune Motor Museum in the 1980's and thought it was pretty good, unfortunately it closed in November 1998.

We used the Falkirk Wheel for a UKBEG meet last year which worked quite well. Their web site: http://www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk/

A quick search of the internerd shows this http://www.srps.org.uk/railway/ as a possible meeting place for those of you with an interest in all things mechanical.

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Purps,

If you're just looking for a meeting place, the Green Welly Stop is pretty central and quite popular with bikers. It even got a "loo of the year, 2009" five star award!

http://www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk/

If you're doing a stay-over event the Argyll Hotel in Inverary is biker-friendly and has some fantastic views, plus a suberp range of malts: http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/argyllh ... 3d406d0a53

If you end up riding up the west coast, make sure you stop off at Kilmartin Glen. Stone circles, cairns, ancient rock art, a truely remarkable churchyard (check out the Templar gravestones) etc: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/k ... index.html
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/k ... index.html

On the east cost, I can recommend the Scottish mining museum (maybe I'm biased - I did mining etc as a degree course!) but if you can organise a tour of the "large object store", there will be things to interst anyone of a mechanical bent: http://www.scottishminingmuseum.com/museum/index.asp

I can also orgainise a special tour of the Edinburgh City Observatory for you* - during the day, you'll only get to see the site - for an evening tour, you can get to see the sky through the scopes as well (don't blame me - you can't use telescopes in the daytime: also, don't blame me if its couldy - I don't control the weather!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Obser ... _Edinburgh

(* one of the few fringe benefits of being a previous President of the Astronomical Society.)

If you get the dates right, a trip to the 1/4 mile strip at Crail is well worth it. I've done a fair few timed 1/4 mile drag runs in my life - most strips have a huge "run off" area, but Crail is different: get it wrong and you're straight into the ocean. Their website is so crap that I won't even post it.

Let me know what date(s) you plan things for - hopefully I'll make the run up.

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:14 pm 
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What about the Air Museum at East Fortune? You can even go on Concorde. The Green Welly is ok if you live in or around the central belt - for those of us that live slightly further south its a crap drive throu Glasgow - Moffat is a nice wee place with some cracking roads around it, there's also the cafe at St Mary's Loch - again good roads and a biker friendly cafe.

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:24 pm 
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AndyC,

Look on the bright side!

If you take a ride up through Glasgow you get the opprtunity to stop off at the utterly wonderful, super-Buell-friendly- place that is West Coast Harley Davidson.

I can't imagine anywhere I'd sooner visit on a run out :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Thanks guys

Any of the Scottish contingent wanna step up and identify themselves.....and where they would want to meet???

Would help picking locations dates etc......

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Purps - I live down in Dumfries so anywere in the Borders is ok - could probably stretch to t' Green Welly although it would be a fair stretch - furryboots are you :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:31 pm 
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North of Aberdeen....

But riding down to Dumfries/ Borders for a meet is nae bother

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:39 pm 
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The green welly may be the most central :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:57 pm 
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But is it the most fun????

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
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get a room :rofl: :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 10:33 pm 
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How about Samye Ling's the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery just off the A68 near Langholm.
http://www.samyeling.org/index.php?modu ... d=16&pid=1

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:30 pm 
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I'm just outside Aberdeen as well so let me know if you manage to organise anything.
If there's anymore local why not a meet at the feuchside and a run upto braemar for a start


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 Post subject: Re: Scottish meets
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Sorry for not responding earlier,I never look at meets ,cos I didnae think there would be any outside of Englandshire.
I stay outside Keith on the way out to Banff.
What about a blast over to the west coast, Ullapool is only a couple of hours away from here.
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