Dumfries Guid Nychburris & Aviation Museum 15 to 18 June 2018

Event: Dumfries Guid Nychburris & Aviation Museum 15 to 18 June 2018
Discussion in 'Scheduled Rallies' started by lorger, Nov 19, 2017.

The rally will be held at the Dumfries Aviation Museum and over Dumfries Guid Nychburris weekend, the town holds events all week with the main events being on the Saturday.

The Rally will be held at Dumfries Aviation Museum which sits about 3 miles from Dumfries town center, we will be provided with tap for fresh water, either the use of their own waste tanks or a separate one which they will supply for our sole use. They will also give us use of a room for socialising when the Museum closes at 4pm, the room is the size of a large classroom 10m x 6m roughly. We would also have room to put up some event shelters if people have these.

The museum sits on an old WW2 airfield and although its only minutes from shops and public transport its very secluded and safe, you have several options for getting into town to watch the festivities, bus stop within 15min walk with a regular service, you can cycle a long a fairly flat cycle path right into town will take about 20 mins, or if 3 or 4 are going to town a taxi would be around £6 roughly same as 4 on bus.
http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/

I will post links for Guid Nychburris once they have released the timetable of events, the ride outs start about 7.30 am and the crowning of the queen happens around 12.30pm and the final parade around 17.30pm.

Children are more than welcome as are dogs, about 300meters from the gate is Heathhall forest with loads of flat trails for walking.

Although the rally will run from the Friday to the Monday we will have access on the Thursday night for setting up, I will see if we can have access for folk staying on the Thursday also if t suits.

We have still to confirm the price as they're waiting on WC in fields giving them a price for supplying a waste tank, I can assure you the prices he's talking this won't be an expensive meet and anyone who puts their name down and isn't happy when I confirm the price next week will be free to withdraw. Once cost is confirmed I will be asking for a small deposit.

We will also have free unlimited access to the museum.

I haven't worked out final activities for the rally but like most fun rallies it will be relaxed and up to the individual how much or little they join in.


Thursday 14/6/18 to be confirmed
Friday 15/6/18
Arrival from 9am
Few options on the back burner
History tour/walk of Dumfries, if enough interest I could try and arrange this with local guide
Relaxed tour by myself of Robert Burns House, colosseum, and the pub he wrote his poems from.
Few beers and relaxed get together in room/events shelter

Saturday 16/6/18
Information will be supplied of events happening and where so daytime would be up to the individual on what they want to see or do.
Meet back at the room/shelter after the parade finishes, which is roughly 7pm for quiz/bingo and some refreshments.

Sunday 17/6/18
As we're in an aviation museum I thought we'd have a model plane competition, this can be made from paper cardboard or any other material, a staff member will judge it and donate a prize to the winner. (just a bit of fun nothing to serious)

Sunday evening meet up in the room/shelter for drinks and snacks supplied by everyone.
  1. Jagtazman

    Jagtazman Funster

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    What did we agree on dogs? If taxi need one that would take dogs
     
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    Stewart you must be a mind reader as I'm currently looking at that option.
     
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    Dogs are allowed on the walk as long as they are well behaved, every taxi company has their own rules but I cant see it being a problem. The main problem I see is getting in to a pub together if folk are planning on going for a pint or two, I also cant see it being a major problem on the bus again if their well behaved. We will be leaving our dog in the van as he's a pain in the a**e if no one pays him any attention plus he's barred from most of the pubs in town :)
     
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    Ok folks I'm now looking for a definite answer to whether your doing the ghost walk or not, the guides are looking for numbers so they know how many guides we need. I have also spoke with a couple of taxi/minibus companies about transport from the museum to town, they have recommended booking no later than Friday morning so we can guarantee our pick-up. I have asked them about Dogs and the reply was that drivers will take dogs depending on their size/breed and how many we have. We would just need to split the dogs between cars, the rough price I'm being quoted is £6.50 for 4 passengers and around £8 for 6 passengers. so not far off £1.50 per head and the bus is around £1.70.

    you would have to be at the museum no later than 7pm on Friday

    If everyone who's interested could please let me know no later than Thursday night that would be great.



    1, @CWH ,Paid Interested in walk
    2, @irnbru , Paid
    3, @Stewart J ,Paid
    4, @Al-Di , Paid
    5, @Debs ,Paid
    6, @Puddleduck , Paid
    7, @Neilfg , Paid
    8, @old-mo ,Paid
    9, @Badknee ,Paid
    10, @IanF , Paid
    11, @Brendan , Saturday ? Paid
    12, @irnbru
    13, @MicknMew, Paid
    14, @patricia the newbie, Paid, interested in walk
    15, @DIL7983, Paid
    16, @alex n, Paid
    17, @Polar bear, Paid, interested in walk
    18, @mitzimad
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    21, @funflair , Paid, interested in walk
    22, @tick59 ,Paid, interested in walk if hip is up to it.
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    25, @RidersofRohan, Paid
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    Very interested Gerry
     
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    I am willing to sit in your van and cuddle your dog :)

    No for the walk from us btw.
     
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    No walk for the Badknees thanks. We've got bad knees donchaknow :confused:
     
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    Hi Gerry, I will be arriving on Friday afternoon, and am interested in the walk if there is space available.
     
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    Sorry, No thanks Gerry..

    We would of liked to come back to an un chewed up motorhome... :doh:
     
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    Pfft, have you not trained Judy yet? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes please to the walk (one person) - if you can guarantee that there won't be torrential rain :D
     
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    Oh don’t use the dog as an excuse. I will volunteer to look after him/her while your gone. :)
     
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    We will be doing to walk we have a small cavapoo and she will be joining us. She's no trouble at all. Never been turn away from a pub yet with her.
     
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    Who said owt about the dog... :doh: :giggler:
     
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    I would be careful, I hear they batter and deep fry anything up there. :LOL:
     
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    Put us down for the walk please
     
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    Brace yourselves Dumfries, here we come !
     
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    We've been bracing ourselves all night, just down the road at New Abbey.:eek: .. the moho is getting a real battering by Hecktor.
     
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    A touch blustery here too at Castle Douglas o_O
     
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    Blowing a Hooligan here on the Northern Frontier SW Northumberland 55 miles from you guys and the powers out and has been most of night. Breakfasting in motorhome and boiling kettles for neighbours
     
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