Forfar & District
All Club physical meetings, meets and activities are cancelled until further notice. Latest Mountaineering Scotland guidelines can be found here.
Tuesday 23rd March: With the government’s proposed phased relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the Club Committee met online to discuss a return to organised Club walks
– Covid-compliant walks, of course, but Club walks nonetheless!! A return to a kind of “normality”!
We now have a plan in place, so you can pencil in our first two walks for Sunday 18th April and Sunday 23rd May. However, as these are still uncertain times, it goes without saying that these dates may change!
Following the guidance of Mountaineering Scotland and the Scottish Government, the Committee will now be working to put in place all the measures necessary for organised walks to comply with current Covid 19 requirements. These will be posted on the Club website and sent out by e-mail when they have been finalised.
Our 2 Covid Officers, who will also be leading the walks, are the Meet Secretary and the Assistant Meet Secretary, Colin Sinclair and Ray Campbell.
We do understand that not everyone will feel comfortable yet about going out in a group, but there will also be those who are ready to give it a go.
Bob Railton has made 6 blue tit, and 2 open bird boxes made out of marine ply, which should last a very long time. He's selling them for £5 each, and any monies would go to club funds.
Steve Wilson and Graeme Harris have done a great job in producing an information board which tells of the tragic loss of life on Jock’s Road in 1959 which prompted Davie Glen to build the original shelter. It also gives an account of the FDHWC’s role in maintaining the shelter, including the recent rebuilding and refurbishment. Steve researched and wrote the text and arranged the layout to create an excellent, informative and very smart board. An excellent and fitting finishing touch to the recent work on the bourach - thank you to both. See photos here
It’s that time of year again the subs are due! The Committee appreciate that there have been no outdoor activities for almost a year
but hopefully there is the first sign of light at the end of the tunnel. We will begin our day and weekend meets as soon as it is permissible and deemed safe to do so.
At the recent online EGM it was agreed unanimously that fees will remain the same for the new year.
The long early bank holiday weekend meet to Kintail on 30th April - 3rd May has been postponed until May 2022.
The club's deposit has been transferred to the new date.
Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at firstname.lastname@example.org.