Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: near Inverness
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Before you come:
At the risk of being seen to be mad (talking to myself) here are some notes for those who have not been before – or even those who have!
We have up to 16 vans from other forums coming - so it is not a figment of my imagination!
The Highland Gathering is an informal event and you can join in as much or as little as you like. Whether you participate or not there will be plenty of times to do your own thing and even organises your own activities with others if you want to.
Thursday – first arrivals. Early evening get together in Schoolroom – byob
Friday: More arrivals. Themed Mediterranean evening – suitable weather has been ordered
Saturday: walks (may or may not include use of the community minibus for a small charge). Last arrivals. Evening Barbeque
Sunday: Working party – We do not charge for the gathering (although we do ask for generous donations for the local mountain rescue team, see below) so if you are willing to help us out with a bit of light work to blow away the cobwebs, your help will be much appreciated.
Trip(s) to Dores (small charge for bus)
The Schoolroom café & shop will be open for short periods on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Fresh rolls, bread, not cross buns and salads may be available to order, as well as our usual stock of Skin so soft, local honey, pates and other provisions, and free wifi.
What to bring:
Enough food and drink for yourself/ves, including your favourite tipple, Mediterranean recipe (made up) for Friday, BBQ food for Saturday. The idea is that you bring enough for yourself, but share with others.
Rolls, relishes & salads, charcoal, bin bags ,kitchen paper, paper plates etc. are also required.
Generous Donations for Cairngorm Mountain Rescue will be forwarded after the event. The team go out in the mountains in all weathers risking their own lives to help others. Last year we sent over £500 to them. Please help us to make it even more this year.
Finally, if you have any freestanding shelter or large awning/safari room type thing that you are prepared to share, in case we do not get the promised Mediterranean weather, please let me know.
We are looking forward very much to seeing you all at the end of next week.
All the best and safe travels