Tillicoultry – Devon Way

Sunday  29th November

Was it Andy Murray in front of the TV that seemed to have caught the imagination,…or was it the atrocious weather forecast for outdoor pursuits that depleted our ranks today?   Whatever,   this didn’t deter our 4 brave members who did a circular walk from Tillicoultry to Dollar… returning alongside a fast flowing river Devon.

Our Heroes

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Snow on the Ochils tells the story

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Due rewards all round with hot refreshments …..and I do like the look of that Empire biscuit!

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Billy Connelly Art Exhibition at People’s Palace and Russian Restaurant

Friday 27th November

It may have been a dreich day on our arrival in Glasgow, however, after a bus ride to and from People’s Palace and our excellent lunch stop at the Russian restaurant accompanied with a few refreshments,….the usual banter and fellowship broke through,…as usual.  For some,..the Horshoe bar seemed a better place to await return trains !

Thanks to Agnes for lunch arrangements, to John for leadership and Heather for photos

SRC.  Team Queen St Station.

SRC.  Team Queen St Station.

George Square.

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BC’s famous boots.

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From Russia with love.

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George Square alight.

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Dalgety Bay to North Queensferry (via Fife Coastal Path)

Sunday 22nd November

Grade: C+. Distance: 9miles       Leader: Robert Delamere

A beautiful day for a  walk along Fife woodland tracks and returning by the coastal path. One of the highlights of the day was the visit to the quaint town of North Queensferry, giving us close-up views of the Bridges

SRC Team Queensferry

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Fife countryside on a chilly, bright day

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Hillend Cemetry

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Heather meets the Dalai Lama

Heather meets Dalai Lama.

The world’s oldest working light tower next to the old ferry jetty..  Built 1817.

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Spectacular sunset looking over the Bridges

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Tillicoultry – Alva Glen Circular

Sunday 15th November

A tremendous turnout for the changed walk …due to potential flooding in Perthshire.  Thank you… to John and Martin for coming up with a last minute alternative… and for loyal support by members ….knowing such a dreich forecast,….

Thank you to Heather for the photos

The woodland path from Tillicoultry Glen

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Short break in the woods

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John gives us some information at the Silver Mine

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SRC Team Alva Glen at the spectacular waterfall

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Visit to 50+ Show SECC Glasgow

Thursday 12th November

The Show was quite sparse of stands in comparison to previous years.                 That allowed us to head back to city centre earlier and a good inexpensive lunch at the Horseshoe. As expected,…the banter and fun continued into early evening

Beginning to gather at Queen St

Queen St

The start of the freebies

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Lunch at the Horseshoe.

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After lunch refreshments.

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Tullibody History Special

Sunday 8th November  Grade: C. Distance: 7.5 miles;  Leader: Martin ScottSmith

A good turnout on Remembrance Sunday was informed by Martin of this village’s rich history and the part it played in Scotland’s industrial past.  Our minute’s silence to remember those who gave us this freedom to wander at our leisure,….made the day’s wet weather insignificant.

Setting off from Tullibody… Dumyat in the background

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Old Church and graveyard Tullibody.  Martin discusses its history alongside this stone coffin.

Old Church and graveyard Tullibody.  Martin discusses its history alongside this stone coffin

Dreich.

Dreich.

Preparing for a minute’s silencePreparing for a minute's silence

Tullibody Heritage Centre:  A welcome haven at the end of our interesting walk and a talk by Curator Chris.  This fine museum is worth a visit,….☕️ although,…. no guarantee to receive tea, coffee and biscuits provided by Heather.  😇

Wonderful range of artefacts.

Artefacts

Old schoolroom….Sit up straight Miss Lawlor!

Sit up straight Miss Lawlor

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Palacerigg country park, loch and surrounding area. (near Cumbernauld)

Sunday 1st November

Grade:C . Distance:.7 miles . Leader: Mary Westall

A beautiful Autumn day walking in the picturesque side of this old/new Town down lanes and paths.  Led by Mary,….our stops and cafe refreshments were well timed and enjoyed.

Skywalk ….SRC reach new heights….again !

Skywalk ....SRC reach new heights....again !

…… Mary leads us back to ground level

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Team Palacerigg.    Agnes, Elaine and Martin ……AWOL

Team Palacerigg.    Agnes, Elaine and Martin ......AWOL.

Splendid spot for morning break.

Splendid spot for morning break.

Nearly home.

Nearly home