Rally Chat 5th Anniversary Highland Gathering 18th -22nd June

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  1. magbrin

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    Happy New Year!

    It is at this time of year we are all making plans for the summer (at least those of us who are not skiing or lingering in the Spanish winter sun).

    We have decided on the Midsummer weekend for the Highland Gathering, which will be a party to celebrate our 5th Anniversary of hosting meets and gatherings at Brin. It is hard to believe that this will be the sixth year ………………… thirteen “wild” events have already washed under the bridge, as it were!

    We will be inviting members of different forums. It will be informal, and free, and you can join in as little or as much as you like. Generous donations for the Cairngorm Mountain rescue team are accepted – last year, in total, we donated over £1,100. The main thing, though, is that I am hoping that we will get lots of old friends who came to some of the earlier meets, as well, as more recent visitors and new faces. We will limit numbers, if we think that there are going to be too many, so book early to avoid disappointment. I already have four signed up – even before the thread is posted!

    The dates: 18/19th – 22nd June.
    The Venue: Brin Herb Nursery, IV2 6XD

    Activities: The main event will be a BBQ and bonfire, probably on the Saturday night. There are opportunities for walks, bird watching, cycling, or just soaking up the summer sun, and of course meeting friends, old and new, not to mention eating and drinking. A Saturday trip to Inverness is popular with shopping addicts (on the service bus – bring your bus pass, if you have one!) and it is likely that there will be a trip to the pub – although The Dores Inn has changed hands, and I am not sure what the situation with the community minibus will be at that stage.

    More details will follow in due course, and if you have any queries let me know. But in the mean time I look forward to seeing you all.
    All the Best and safe travels
    Margaret

    PS. We are not setting the date for the minimeet at this stage, but are likely to set a late September/early October date about the time of the Gathering.
     
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    Hi,, can you give me some more details about the Highland gathering meet. Is it on a campsite with facilities and EHU. More importantly - are midges a problem.
    Thanks
     
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    Hi, Borderland
    The Highland Gathering is on a field, with minimal facilities (fresh water and disposal), but if you are a member of CC&C we also have a CS (which ajoins the field) with EHU, which you could stay on if you need power.
    As for midges ......................... nothing is guaranteed ............................. but generally we have a breeze, here, that keeps them at bay. Certainly they are not as bad, as they are on the west coast. And if all else fails, we sell skin-so-soft in the Schoolroom, which is reckoned to be one of the best :(
    Let me know if you want to come
    All the best and safe travels
    Margaret
     
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    I've been putting off a visit to Scotland for ages now, this seems a very good excuse to make sure I do it this year :)

    Could you add me to your list please, Margaret. Thanks.

    Bryan
     
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    Thank you for your reply Margaret but I am not a member of the C&CC and therefore not able to use the CS and therefore will probably give this event a miss.
    regards
     
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    BwB: You're on the list. Look forward to meeting you. I will post more detail nearer the time, and if you want any information on the north of Scotland for your trip, let me know.

    Sorry, Borderland, it's not quite your thing, but have a good year, and who knows, we may meet up somewhere, sometime!

    All the best and safe travels,
    Margaret
     
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    Can you put me on the list sounds good, oops Southport Rally is on the 21st well maybe next time
     
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    Southport is on June 12th I hope !!!!!!!!!
     
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    Maybe you can make it after all, Doobray?
     
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    Sorry Woodvale Rally in Southport is the 21st
     
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    Hi Margaret, put us on the list please.
     
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    You're down, irnbru. At the latest count we have 12 vans booked already!
    See you then.
     
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    Am a newbi here and would love to come and meet up with fellow Motorhomes. Could you please add me. Thanks.
     
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    You're added, Highand. See you then!
     
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    Wuss! :)

    BTW 'Skin do Soft' - urban myth - you need DEET.

    I'm interested as this as we live about 45 miles north of Inverness. We are now to this MH game and have never been to a 'rally' or 'meeting'. What would be be letting ourselves in for?

    Cheers.

    KH
     
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    You would be letting yourself in for FUN. Usually around 20 Mhs attend. Search images and past threads for more info. Minibus takes you to Dores inn if you are interested in the meal there. Some go some don't. Usually at night a BBQ where we all bring food and share.
    Nosey women like me play at in and out the MHs looking for ideas to share.

    The rally hosts Margt and Angus along with everyone else will make you feel welcome.
    Get your name down..What you waiting for :)
     
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    I thought it was only paid members that could attend?
     
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    Which night is the BBQ? I just love sausages...:)

    I think we are convinced that we should 'dip our toes in' for a couple of nights.

    KH
     
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    Sometimes there is a foodie themed night on the Fri and normal BBQ on the Sat.
    Mum doesn't eat BBQ so she cooks her own but I join in.
     
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    Away at the moment but will post/pm when I get back!
    Safe travels
    Magbrin
     
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