Highland meet-up

The Scottish Highlands, of course.

List your event or idea to invite your local forum members.

Moderators: Blip, The_Metatron

Highland meet-up

#1  Postby The_Metatron » Sep 09, 2012 9:02 pm

I am proposing a meet-up in Fort Augustus, Scotland during the week of 28 October to 3 November 2012, probably at the Lovat Arms. The details can be worked out, but I will be there during that week.

Who's game for some haggis, whisky, and a pint or two? We could have some sort of fun with Nessie, I would think...

Dinner is on me.
I AM Skepdickus!

Check out Hack's blog, too. He writes good.
User avatar
The_Metatron
Moderator
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Jesse
Posts: 21066
Age: 57
Male

Country: United States
United States (us)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Highland meet-up

#2  Postby chairman bill » Sep 09, 2012 9:06 pm

Alas I am busy that week, otherwise an excuse to trek north of the border would be welcome.
“There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.” Terry Pratchett
User avatar
chairman bill
RS Donator
 
Posts: 28308
Male

Country: UK: fucked since 2010
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#3  Postby Scarlett » Sep 09, 2012 9:09 pm

Me! Me! Me!!!!!
User avatar
Scarlett
 
Posts: 16046

United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#4  Postby Regina » Sep 09, 2012 9:10 pm

Paula wrote:Me! Me! Me!!!!!

Hey, you've got other things to do!!
No, they ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore,
They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before.

Kinky Friedman
Regina
 
Posts: 15627
Male

Djibouti (dj)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#5  Postby Scarlett » Sep 09, 2012 9:11 pm

Regina wrote:
Paula wrote:Me! Me! Me!!!!!

Hey, you've got other things to do!!


Do I? :?
User avatar
Scarlett
 
Posts: 16046

United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#6  Postby Regina » Sep 09, 2012 9:12 pm

Paula wrote:
Regina wrote:
Paula wrote:Me! Me! Me!!!!!

Hey, you've got other things to do!!


Do I? :?

Yup!

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/pseud ... l#p1461729
No, they ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore,
They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before.

Kinky Friedman
Regina
 
Posts: 15627
Male

Djibouti (dj)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#7  Postby Scarlett » Sep 09, 2012 9:18 pm

Germany's not that far from Scotland Regi :coffee:
User avatar
Scarlett
 
Posts: 16046

United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Highland meet-up

#8  Postby Regina » Sep 09, 2012 9:20 pm

Yes, relatively speaking. On the other hand, Germany isn't far from Scotland, either.
No, they ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore,
They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before.

Kinky Friedman
Regina
 
Posts: 15627
Male

Djibouti (dj)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#9  Postby Scarlett » Sep 09, 2012 9:21 pm

Regina wrote:Yes, relatively speaking. On the other hand, Germany isn't far from Scotland, either.


True, but you don't have lochs :coffee:
User avatar
Scarlett
 
Posts: 16046

United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#10  Postby Regina » Sep 09, 2012 9:27 pm

Tue, but we have Löcher.
No, they ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore,
They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before.

Kinky Friedman
Regina
 
Posts: 15627
Male

Djibouti (dj)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#11  Postby Pulsar » Sep 09, 2012 11:03 pm

Paula wrote:Germany's not that far from Scotland Regi :coffee:

Regina wrote:Yes, relatively speaking. On the other hand, Germany isn't far from Scotland, either.

And I'm right in between. So come to me :)
"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time." - George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Pulsar
 
Posts: 4618
Age: 43
Male

Country: Belgium
Belgium (be)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#12  Postby kiore » Sep 09, 2012 11:06 pm

What an excellent idea.. Afraid I will not be available that weekend though, but was intending a Highland odyssey this year, think it will be next year now though.. :(
Folding@Home Team member.
Image
What does this stuff mean?
Read here:
general-science/folding-home-team-182116-t616.html
User avatar
kiore
Senior Moderator
 
Posts: 16362

Country: In transit.
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#13  Postby Ironclad » Sep 09, 2012 11:18 pm

Wow, that is a long way away.. from Tipperary. I actually have the 1st half of that week off, hmmm :ask:

What's Jesse doing in the highlands?
For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

"If there was no such thing as science, you'd be right " - Sean Lock

"God ....an inventive destroyer" - Broks
User avatar
Ironclad
RS Donator
 
Name: Nudge-Nudge
Posts: 23886
Age: 51
Male

Country: Wink-Wink
Indonesia (id)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#14  Postby Made of Stars » Sep 10, 2012 10:12 am

Chasing haggis of course. I'd love to do a Highland meet-up, but it's a wee bit too far with this much notice. :) And the missus will be at a conference in Monterey. :(
Made of Stars, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and zenpencils

“Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars” - Serbian proverb
User avatar
Made of Stars
RS Donator
 
Name: Call me Coco
Posts: 9820
Age: 52
Male

Country: Girt by sea
Australia (au)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#15  Postby The_Metatron » Sep 10, 2012 11:22 am

Years ago, I took my first tour around the UK by motorcycle. Dover, Wales, Glasgow, Fort Augustus, Inverness, through the Cairngorms, Edinburgh, then back to Dover. I was travelling alone. I soon found that after dinner, I could either drink by myself, or find a group of locals at the pub, introduce myself, and buy a round.

The latter method is much more enjoyable.

In Fort Augustus, I met a group of Glaswegians who visit there every May and September. You may have heard of one of them, John MacDonald. Anyone know him?

In any case, I've met up with those fellows on a few different occasions. And each time, we tell taller tales than we did the time before, eat well, and drink too much. What is better in life?

So, I have an affinity for Fort Augustus. We'll be staying in a cottage next to the Caledonian canal. Thought about bringing along our bicycles to see how far we might want to go along the canal. Haven't decided yet, though. We're only staying the week. I'm thinking a trip to Skye may be interesting, too.

I can think of two places in Fort Augustus that would be interesting for a meet-up. The Lovat Arms, and The Bothy. Both have good food, and all have good drink. Perhaps for an interesting day's activity, start with a rendesvous at the Loch Ness Museum in Drumnadrochit, have lunch there in Drumnadrochit somewhere, stop by Urquhart castle on the way back to Fort Augustus for a look and some photos, then dinner and drinks later at Fort Augustus. I would guess we'd either close the pub, or if there are not too many of us, retire to my cottage to finish our required drinking and telling of tall tales.
I AM Skepdickus!

Check out Hack's blog, too. He writes good.
User avatar
The_Metatron
Moderator
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Jesse
Posts: 21066
Age: 57
Male

Country: United States
United States (us)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Highland meet-up

#16  Postby Animavore » Sep 10, 2012 11:29 am

Let me think about this.
A most evolved electron.
User avatar
Animavore
 
Name: The Scribbler
Posts: 44694
Age: 42
Male

Ireland (ie)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#17  Postby Regina » Sep 10, 2012 11:32 am

Pulsar wrote:
Paula wrote:Germany's not that far from Scotland Regi :coffee:

Regina wrote:Yes, relatively speaking. On the other hand, Germany isn't far from Scotland, either.

And I'm right in between. So come to me :)

I know. I spend quite some time in your general neighbourhood on a regular basis :grin: The last time was in July.
No, they ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore,
They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before.

Kinky Friedman
Regina
 
Posts: 15627
Male

Djibouti (dj)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#18  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 10, 2012 11:33 am

Ironclad wrote:Wow, that is a long way away.. from Tipperary. I actually have the 1st half of that week off, hmmm :ask:

What's Jesse doing in the highlands?


A nice place Tipperary.
In Ireland the name is a schoolboy howler. (Tip-her-hairy) My wife says the nuns did not notice it.
Myths in islam Women and islam Musilm opinion polls


"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
User avatar
Scot Dutchy
 
Posts: 43119
Age: 72
Male

Country: Nederland
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#19  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 10, 2012 11:35 am

I will be in Edinburgh on the 14th October but only for three days. I find that long enough.
Myths in islam Women and islam Musilm opinion polls


"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
User avatar
Scot Dutchy
 
Posts: 43119
Age: 72
Male

Country: Nederland
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: Highland meet-up

#20  Postby Scarlett » Sep 10, 2012 11:38 am

The_Metatron wrote:Years ago, I took my first tour around the UK by motorcycle. Dover, Wales, Glasgow, Fort Augustus, Inverness, through the Cairngorms, Edinburgh, then back to Dover. I was travelling alone. I soon found that after dinner, I could either drink by myself, or find a group of locals at the pub, introduce myself, and buy a round.

The latter method is much more enjoyable.

In Fort Augustus, I met a group of Glaswegians who visit there every May and September. You may have heard of one of them, John MacDonald. Anyone know him?

In any case, I've met up with those fellows on a few different occasions. And each time, we tell taller tales than we did the time before, eat well, and drink too much. What is better in life?

So, I have an affinity for Fort Augustus. We'll be staying in a cottage next to the Caledonian canal. Thought about bringing along our bicycles to see how far we might want to go along the canal. Haven't decided yet, though. We're only staying the week. I'm thinking a trip to Skye may be interesting, too.

I can think of two places in Fort Augustus that would be interesting for a meet-up. The Lovat Arms, and The Bothy. Both have good food, and all have good drink. Perhaps for an interesting day's activity, start with a rendesvous at the Loch Ness Museum in Drumnadrochit, have lunch there in Drumnadrochit somewhere, stop by Urquhart castle on the way back to Fort Augustus for a look and some photos, then dinner and drinks later at Fort Augustus. I would guess we'd either close the pub, or if there are not too many of us, retire to my cottage to finish our required drinking and telling of tall tales.


Well, the weekend would be best for me, babysitters only really available then. I'm only a couple of hours away, possibly a bit less :grin:

It'd be so exciting to meet some of you, please everyone try as hard as you can? :yay:
User avatar
Scarlett
 
Posts: 16046

United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Next

Return to Events

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest