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Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:38 pm

Hi Guys & Gals,
These are the proposed Northern Meets for 2020, I have now managed to keep my future Sundays free for the Northern Meets so here's me looking forward to next year.......
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi Keith,
Thanks for the list... just one thing... I was told, the other day, that The Beach Cafe at Montrose is shut and up for sale... again... Could be open next year of course.

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Edit... just confirmed that from the FB page. closed TFN...

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby gogs01 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:54 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
All meets entered into my calendar - let's see how many of them I can make ..... :grin:
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby george baker » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:02 pm

Hi
I hope to get to some in of these in 2020
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:36 pm

Hi George,
That’ll be great if you can join us on some Meets
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 am

Thanks Keith!

Looking forward to meeting up next year :smile:
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:51 pm

Hi Keith,
Thanks for the list... just one thing... I was told, the other day, that The Beach Cafe at Montrose is shut and up for sale... again... Could be open next year of course.

Rob

Edit... just confirmed that from the FB page. closed TFN...

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Hi Rob,
Thanks for the heads up, I’ll look for a replacement for Montrose.
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:59 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll look for a replacement for Montrose.

There is/was a cafe in Montrose High Street near the Steeple which has adequate parking for vehicles.

Perhaps a bit more interesting, is the fishing village of Ferryden on the other side of the estuary from Montrose.
However, I don't know if it has a cafe.
It is on the road to Scurdy Ness Lighthouse which is within walking distance of Ferryden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferryden?wprov=sfti1

Perhaps even more interesting, is the nearby isolated village of Usan, originally called Fishtown of Usan on a single-track surfaced road up the hill out of Ferryden.
This was/is? the home of a strict religous sect I think were called the Close Brethern.
I first visited Usan with my mother when I was about 10 years old as her family came from Montrose.
I returned to Usan decades ago on my BSA M20 ex-army 500cc sidevalve and found the village semi-derelict with only one person seen about.
There is a rectangular monument on an open space by the village but I can't remember what it represented although I think it was related to the landowner.

https://www.scottish-places.info/towns/ ... t4170.html

https://holeousia.com/time-passes-liste ... n-of-usan/
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:30 pm

I notice there's a bar restaurant in Ferryden called 'Diamond Lils'... sounded interesting but on second thoughts it looks a bit posh for us :smile:

There look to be plenty of places in Montrose itself or, alternatively, Arbroath or even Stonehaven would offer some ideas. Don't know any specific places but if you want me to go and take a look let me know...

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:52 pm

I notice there's a bar restaurant in Ferryden called 'Diamond Lils'... sounded interesting but on second thoughts it looks a bit posh for us :smile:

There look to be plenty of places in Montrose itself or, alternatively, Arbroath or even Stonehaven would offer some ideas. Don't know any specific places but if you want me to go and take a look let me know...

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:02 am

Hi all,

After the meet at the House of Bruar Sunday before last attended by Gogs01 and Tincan3 (and myself of course) I think we are able to start thinking about future venues. The next on the original calendar is The Weigh House Tea Room at Ceres (Fife). Looking at their facebook page, it would appear that they're still closed so a replacement venue would be needed. There is another Cafe in Ceres, The village Cafe but it's very small and I don't really think it's suitable unless only a couple of people are goping to come. We could either opt for one of the venues we've missed or try something completely different.

Someone suggested The Joinery Coffee Shop at Meigle (about 15 miles north east of Perth or the same north west of Dundee) and I know that is currently open (although I'd have to check the times). That's one suggestion. Anyone else got any suggestions, observations or anything else to contribute?

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby gogs01 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:42 am

I'm currently travelling but should be available for a meet on the 30th.
If Ceres is not an option I have heard good things about Macgregors market in Killin - but it would have to be checked out to see if it is open and suitable.
Or, somebody who has never been to a Northern meet could suggest somewhere they would like to go .....
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:10 am

Hi Guys,
Macgregors Market Killin closes at 12:30 on a Sunday so I’ll try to find an alternative.
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:40 am

Castle Stalker View Cafe on the A828 between Ballachulish and Dallachulish. Seems to be open. Plenty of room inside and out. The only issue could be fuel. Attenders would need to have sufficient fuel, the nearest 'reliable' fuel source is about 15 miles away in either direction. Maybe a bit off the beaten track for some, but a really stunning location overlooking Loch Linnhe and the eponymous castle.

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:47 pm

Castle Stalker View Cafe on the A828 between Ballachulish and Dallachulish. Seems to be open. Plenty of room inside and out. The only issue could be fuel. Attenders would need to have sufficient fuel, the nearest 'reliable' fuel source is about 15 miles away in either direction. Maybe a bit off the beaten track for some, but a really stunning location overlooking Loch Linnhe and the eponymous castle.

Other suggestions???

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Hi Rob,
Sounds like a lovely place, can we see how many Members and friends may wish to make the journey, I certainly would like to see the view...
They appear to have outside tables if the weather is kind...
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Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:59 pm

Castle Stalker View Cafe on the A828 between Ballachulish and Dallachulish. Seems to be open. Plenty of room inside and out. The only issue could be fuel. Attenders would need to have sufficient fuel, the nearest 'reliable' fuel source is about 15 miles away in either direction. Maybe a bit off the beaten track for some, but a really stunning location overlooking Loch Linnhe and the eponymous castle.

Other suggestions???

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Hi Rob,
Sounds like a lovely place, can we see how many Members and friends may wish to make the journey, I certainly would like to see the view...
They appear to have outside tables if the weather is kind...
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Hi Guys
I have found a substitute for our proposed Ceres event on the 30th August, please say if you’d like to join me at :-


Pillars of Hercules, Falkland Cupar Fife KY15 7AD

They have a Cafe with the usual snacks and soup etc with outdoor seating, now I can’t post this as a Agreed Northern Meets event due to not having completed the onsite health and safety checks but you’re welcome to join me at this possible substitute for the Ceres event on the 30th August 12:00-13:00.

Pillars of Hercules
Falkland, Fife
KY15 7AD

Tel: 01337 857749
Please don't phone to ask if we are open-we are!
Next day we close is Christmas day.

http://www.pillars.co.uk/home.html

​Cafe: cafe@pillars.co.uk
Shop: shop@pillars.co.uk
Veg Boxes: box@pillars.co.uk
​Camping & General Enquiries: post@pillars.co.uk

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Jockboxer » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:49 pm

I'm in!

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:50 pm

I'm in!
Thanks Peter, see you there...
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:51 am

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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:22 am

Thanks Rob, see you there.
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby gogs01 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:24 pm

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I'm just back from a trip around parts of England and Scotland - which included a stop at Castle Stalker View. The torrential rain had gone off when we stopped and the visit was therefore very enjoyable.
My only issue with it as a venue for a Northern Meet is that, for me, it would mean setting off around 8:30 to arrive there for 12:00, so the Pillars of Hercules will allow me a much more civilised Sunday morning - thanks Keith !
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:27 pm

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I'm just back from a trip around parts of England and Scotland - which included a stop at Castle Stalker View. The torrential rain had gone off when we stopped and the visit was therefore very enjoyable.
My only issue with it as a venue for a Northern Meet is that, for me, it would mean setting off around 8:30 to arrive there for 12:00, so the Pillars of Hercules will allow me a much more civilised Sunday morning - thanks Keith !
You’re very welcome Gordon, I was thinking the same, I think the new venue could be a great find.
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Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Tincan3 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 pm

An organic farm shop - I shall definitely need my sidecar!
See you there.
- it is even "Pillars of Hercules" on the map - how come?

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Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:54 pm

An organic farm shop - I shall definitely need my sidecar!
See you there.
- it is even "Pillars of Hercules" on the map - how come?
That’s great , good job we’re able to sit outside at this venue.

Pillars Of Hercules

Pillars Of Hercules FAL S NO241082 1 373 75m

Pillars of Hercules 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Pillars of Hercules 1876 Searches/Falkland [‘James and Henry Nelson of Nuthill Feus sometimes called the Pillars of Hercules’]

SSE pillars + SSE of + pn Hercules

No doubt the name was inspired by the classical bent of Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce, laird of Falkland and Nuthill from 1828 to 1855. It was Tyndall Bruce’s same classical bent which created the neo-classical Temple of Decision on the east slope of Green Hill, at the other end of his lands, in the 1850s. The house and gardens of Pillars of Hercules originally lay just outwith the lands of Nuthill, but were acquired by that estate in the 1820s, probably by O. Tyndall Bruce himself.[81]

By 1876 the name seems to have generated another Herculean name in the immediate vicinity. In the same record which contains the reference to ‘Nuthill Feus sometimes called the Pillars of Hercules’ mention is made of one Agnes Burton ‘residing at Herculaneum also known as Nuthill Feus’ (Searches/Falkland).[82]

There are two small pillars, which are probably old gate-posts, standing on the north side of the road to Kilgour near its junction with the main Strathmiglo-Falkland road, and these are pointed to locally as the eponymous pillars. They were originally at the entrance to the field immediately west of the big vegetable garden, one erect, one recumbent, but in the late 1990s were erected in their present position. The Kilgour road itself is relatively late, constructed from scratch sometime between 1775 and 1821.[83]

Pillars of Hercules, which has been an organic farm since the 1980s, is referred to locally as either Pillars or The Pillars.

The row of cottages, now demolished, beside Pillars of Hercules was called The Muirs (locally The Mairs).

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Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Postby Ruralman » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:24 pm

Had another great Northern Meet Substitute at the Pillars of Hercules Fife...
This Meet allowed me to complete the Risk assessment required to make the venue official...
Gordon (gogs01) and Peter (Tincan3) we’re there waiting for me...
Rob (Rob Frankhamr) and Peter (JockBoxer) arrived shortly after me...
The ride up was dry and not too busy and the venue is in a good location with COVID friendly outdoor seating...
The chat as usual was varied including atlatl and divining...
It was lovely to sit and chat with interesting people and I’d like to thank Peter,Gordon,Rob, and Peter for making the Meet enjoyable...
The ride home was also dry though the traffic was busier than the earlier ride there...
Next Official Northern Meet will be on the 13th September at Newton Moor Rural Museum.
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