Linlithgow – Avon Aquaduct Circular

Sunday 27th March          Leader: Mary Westall

Heather’s pics tell it all on Mary’s well led walk on tracks, roads and canal around Linlithgow.

SRC rolling their eggs at the Palace.

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Leader Mary gives us a pause.

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Peek-a-boo on the Avon Aquaduct, Union Kemal,….or is it Canal?

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Leisure boat

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SRC CEILIDH 2016

Friday 25th March    

Venue: Tillicoultry Golf Club.    Music by Raymond(on accordion)  

Buffet: The Forge, Menstrie

Smiles, fun and laughter, …..as almost 60 friends and members jigged the night away at another successful SRC event.

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BALMERINO – BIRKHILL WOODS – WORMIT

Sunday 20th March     Leader: Babs Butler

A stunning day, walk, interesting locations and well supported on this well planned walk …led by Babs.
We enjoyed a coffee stop and returned for lunch to Balmerino Abbey in the warm sun. 
Continuing along the coastal path to Wormit ….with views across the silvery Tay to Dundee….was a perfect ending to our day.   Not quite ending though,..   Babs had booked “The View” restaurant where we enjoyed coffee and delicious cakes 🍰 

Walk commences above Balmerino.

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Birkhill Woods

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Babs leads the way

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A relaxing lunch in the sun at the abbey

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Team Balmerino

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Edinburgh: British Art Show Walk

Friday 18th March              Leader: Denis Taylor

In good company we visited 3 locations exhibiting British Art ….with events on and near the Water of Leith.   Visiting the Gallery of Modern Art, Inverleith House in the Botanic Gardens and the Talbot Rice Gallery at Edinburgh University  http://britishartshow8.com/page/edinburgh-1520

Our first venue.

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More like a pleasant stroll between Galleries.

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Inverleith House, …..

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….in the Botanic Gardens.

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GLASGOW’S 21 BRIDGES

Sunday 13th March        Leader: Mike Andrew

 How fortunate we are to have such good leaders, tutors and those with years of experience and history of Scotland.   Mike took us on the wonderful Clyde Bridges tour along the river to inform us of characters who frequented these parts that most of us had never heard of.

On Dalmarnock Bridge steps for SRC Team Clyde.

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Agnes leads the way.
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Athlete’s Commonwealth Bridge
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Glasgow Green, Nelson’s Monument.
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Mural at the Clutha Bar
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The Squiggly Bridge, not to be mistaken for the Squinty Bridge.

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A perfect end for some…….the Waverley docked at the Science Centre

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SCONE CIRCULAR

Sunday 6th March

Led by James,  we had a fine walk through woodland park to enter the splendid grounds of Scone Palace.   After viewing the small Palace Church surroundings…. we past Perth Racecourse to follow the River Tay path to Waulkmill, …an old Ferry crossing.    A series of farm lanes and forest tracks led us back to Scone.

Thanks to James and to Sandra for providing her usual delicious Empire Biscuits on “Mothers Day”.

Woodland path to Scone Palace.

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A tranquil Scone Palace.

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 Palace grounds

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Who pays the Ferryman?

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SRC …We’re Leading the Way !    Scone Palace.

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GLASGOW VISIT: BURRELL COLLECTION & WURLITZER ORGAN

Friday 4th March

On a cold sunny day that went like clockwork,…we met at Queen St and travelled by bus to Pollockshaws to be entertained and informed of workings and history of this wonderful Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

At lunch in the Burrell,… we presented to a surprised Kemal a Birthday Cake to celebrate his 80th Birthday.    After viewing the artefacts, …we wondered down through the grounds to the magnificent Pollok House to view its past fine living and servant quarters.

Thanks to Agnes and Harry for another terrific day out.

SRC members listen intently to organist Duncan.

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Maestro Duncan at work.

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Happy Birthday  Kemal…..from SRC xx

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Gathering at the end of a busy and interesting day

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Uphall – Binny Craig – Linlithgow

Sunday 28th February       Leader: Denis Taylor

Great to see two different walks take place on the one glorious day,…both well attended. The C+ walkers followed country paths to Binny Craig, continuing along a lovely stretch of the canal to Linlithgow.

Binny Craig.

Under Binny Graig

SRC ….right at the top !

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Celebration dance at the summit

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Haugh Burn,  Philpstoun.

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Under the old bridge on the canal

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Lomond Hills

Sunday 28th February            Leader: Rob Griffith

A marvellous day in the hills for our B+ walkers as from Glen Vale they ascended Bishop Hill, skirting Holl and Harperleas Reservoirs, over West Lomond and down via the Bunnet Stane

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On the way up

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Bishop Hill  cairn

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…..and on to West Lomond

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The Bunnet Stane

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