Friday 26th September
Stirling Rambling Club’s visit to Edinburgh. Visiting the Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Scotland (with exhibitions of the works of John Byrne (tutti frutti) and Sir Walter Scott) and St Giles’ Cathedral. Also taking in a lunchtime concert by the Tanino Duo and finishing with a visit to Rebus’s Oxford Bar.
Walking up Fishmarket Close
‘May the Force be with you!’ Yoda was keen to pose with us – a new member for SRC ?
Concert over – admiring the Reid Concert Hall at Edinburgh University
Oxford Bar – but no Rebus!
Agnes on the bell as Ian Rankin looks on
Getting to like the Oxford Bar…….
Roberts Collage summarises a great day out
Sunday 21st September
Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; 4.5 hours. Meet/time: 10am. at HAYMARKET Railway Station. We are catching a No 44 bus from Dalry Rd to start of walk at Balerno. Description: Walking along the Water of Leith we go by hidden gems in the heart of a great city, finishing at the Sunday market in Stockbridge where you can sample some of the best pies from the Wee Perthshire Pie Company.
Leader: Michael Maciocia.
All ready to start the walk at Balerno
On our way alongside the Water of Leith -‘A silver thread in a ribbon of green’
At the Hobbit’s house
Sunshine on the water near Dean Village
Stockbridge Market. Right……where’re these Perthshire pies?
Pie testing team!
After Stockbridge Michael led six enthusiasts on to Leith, completing the whole 12 miles of the Water of Leith walk. A welcome refreshment was required!
Friday 19th September
Grade: C. Distance: 7 miles; 3.5 hours. Meet/time: Camelon Police Station bus stop at 10.45am (opposite Court House). Plenty FREE parking behind Court House. Description: SRC will be leading a recci for Paisley Ramblers Group. We walk from Camelon, Falkirk to the Kelpies via Larbert new bridge over River Carron. An interesting walk seeing the many canal and core paths that have linked the District. All welcome. Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seagull trust barge goes through lock at Helix.
A strange discovery in the woods
Discussion – What is it??
Gates from Mitchell’s foundry now at Carron Works and guarded by Mike.
A deer slips away (top left)
Sunday 14th September
Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles.
A relaxing walk on good paths and back roads through the West Lothian countryside passing Binny Craig and through Beecraigs Park back to Linlithgow. Leader: Denis Taylor.
Thanks to Babs for photos!
Perched on the summit of Binny Craig
Binny Craig – going up
Time for a teabreak
Our photographer makes his escape
Round the pond at the foot of Binny Craig
Returning along the lochside
Sunday 7th September
All ready to set off. A beautiful day… and a great turnout for our first walk!
Our walkers mingle at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre
Stirling Rambling Club take a break on the old bridge at Chartershall
A well-earned lunch break
We make a few new friends – Babs takes control of the situation
The B-walkers at North Third
Friday 5th September
10 of us (apologies from Christine and Kemal) had an excellent day out yesterday to see the new East End of Glasgow after the Commonwealth Games. The bonus of the day was Agnes getting us a tour of the Chris Hoy Velodrome on a non tour day,…what a building! After walks past Bridgeton’s oldest cemetery, People’s Palace, Terracotta Fountain and the Barras we finally had a late lunch in Coia’s restaurant, Duke St (1928) for the best steak pie in Town. Huge thanks to Agnes and Frank from SRC.
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
Scottish squad in training
A famous Scot
Track area: part of guided tour
Beautiful fountain. It’s Glasgow,……. but could be mistaken for Paris or Rome
– James Martin memorial fountain near Glasgow Green.
Terracotta Fountain in front of Peoples’ Palace
Templeton’s beautiful old carpet factory.