Culross – Valleyfield – Preston Island

Sunday 20th December

A shower in the car park before we started, glimpses of sun in the south and a windy day at times,…. is what we enjoyed today.    Culross and surrounding area is steeped in so much history, …..SRC will be returning in 2016 for a NTS midweek tour of the village.

Approaching Dunimarle Castle as it appears amongst the trees

 

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Old West Kirk on Culross Moor……and perhaps a pot of gold ?west kirk break

Heather captures the beauty of this peaceful location

west kirk

Blether at the Bluther Burn in Valleyfield Estate

Second bridge

Team Culross above the Bluther Burn

Bridge

 

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Allan Water Circular

Sunday 13th December             Leader: Rob Griffith

A cold frosty start turned to a fine sunny day….. as Rob showed us the waters and woods in this peaceful attractive area.

Winter colours.

Winter colours

SRC at Robert Louis Stevenson Cave.

SRC at Robert Louis Stevenson Cave
R. L. S. Bench representing Treasure Island.    Hurry up the seats wet !

R. L. S. Bench representing Treasure Island.    Hurry up the seats wet

Pause at the Allan Water

Pause at the Allan Water

Gentle short incline ahead.Gentle short incline ahead

 

SRC CHRISTMAS DINNER & Party!

Friday 11th December  

Venue: Tillicoultry Golf Club. Time: 7pm for 7.30pm

Organiser: Jacci Cameron

What great night out for all who attended our Christmas Dinner!  Rob and Carol entertained us splendidly and the MC in the kilt managed to miss a….’Glasgow Empire’ welcome of …’get im aff.’  Our meal was well received and our thanks again to Agnes for buying our wines.

The …43….who attended certainly participated in the fun,….including our short surprise Disco and the Line Dancers Trio.

SRC ….Happy Diners.

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Things are hotting up

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‘I’m gonnae tell you a story.’

A wanna tell you a story...Denis

…..and then the dancers.

Disco 2

 

Coilhallan Wood, Bochastle & Callander

Sunday 6th December

Grade: C+. Distance: 8.5 miles. Leader: Janette Seale.

Storm Desmond – Trossachs Sunshine.    As Janette said on our way to Callander,  you judge a walk when you get to the start.  How right she was,….as we had a couple of showers and the rest of the day was glorious fresh air and sunshine.  Thanks Janette for a terrific 8 miles.

Team Trossachs.  ” Where did they get those hats ?”

Team

A glimpse of Loch Lubnaig.

LOch Lubnaig

Ben Ledi.

Ben Ledi

Heading for the Stank

Heading for the Stank..

Wild Waters.

Wild Waters

Bridge of Allan Walk & Art Exhibition

Friday  4th December

After a short historical walk in the leafy lanes and roads of B of A,……led by Martin,  we met up with the rest of the Club at Stirling Uni,  Pathfoot Building for a talk and guide by Martin’s  daughter Emma who at presently is holding an exhibition of her work.    This ‘meet the artist day’ turned out to give us all a fresh insight into how the artist prepares, thinks and completes their work.

B of A path.

BofA path

Ice House gathering.

Ice House

Emma left,.. leads her talk.

Emma

Meet the Artist…….Emma Scott Smith.

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Emma’s talk continues.

Talk continues