Sat 24th May - Mon 26th May, 2008


The meet was cancelled due to lack of interest.


Which is your loss as that weekend in Scotland had unbroken sunshine. The West Coast had been the place to be in May, especially Skye, which had had 4 weeks with insignificant rainfall and some roasting temperatures (sorry, Keith). The Ed was out in Knoydart performing the spring Tree count and vegetation monitoring (more new species to look up in the books), and the regeneration in some areas is fantastic. Just a little rain on the Thursday before and on Wednesday afterwards (though I was out on Blaven assisting in laying out insect traps), plus clearing low cloud and light showers on the 2nd Thursday, otherwise it was on with the suncream - even the midges were little trouble. The work was done early in the conditions so we had an opportunity for a full circuit of the excellent Ladhar Bheinn before I returned the kit to the JMT base on Skye. While there, just had to go into Coruisk for a couple of days and scramble on the Cuillin, and visit some unusual nooks and crannies. Never seen Coruisk so dry and the Ridge was a procession of people at all hours. The weather broke as I drove out of the carpark at Victoria Bridge for home on the Sunday - perfect!

Dave Bone


Keith Williams

Meet Promo:

Another old-fashioned Scottish meet hopefully early enough in the season to avoid the worst of the midges. There are around fifty Munros within twenty miles of Tyndrum. To the south you'll find the Arrochar Alps with Ben Vorlich and Ben Vane among them. Travel east via Crianlarich and Ben More and along Loch Tay to Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan or west to the Dalmally horseshoe and Cruachan. To the north you've got the whole of Glencoe with the Buachailles, Aonach Eagach and Bidean so there should be enough there to keep you out of mischief for 3 or 4 days.

Venue - By The Way camp site adjacent to Lwr. Tyndrum railway station. Full details on their web site at This site offers a variety of accommodation in addition to camping. The campsite facilities include shower and toilet block (showers included in price), camper's kitchen and dining room, good drying room and laundry facilities. Camping costs £6 per person per night. You will need to make your own booking arrangements to stay there if you want to use their wig wams, huts or hostel. Otherwise, I would just ask folks who intend to camp to let me know not less than two weeks beforehand so that the owners can earmark an area of the site for us.

Keith Williams

Regeneration in Coire Dhoircail (Dave Bone)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Dave Bone)
Ladhar Bheinn from the south side of Coire Dhoircail (Dave Bone)

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