50th anniversary celebrations

Longest serving member, John Norrie, heads up the group of hillwalkers.
Longest serving member, John Norrie, heads up the group of hillwalkers.

The Forfar and District Hillwalking Club got its 50th anniversary celebrations off to a great start earlier this month with a nostalgic walk.

On Monday, August 12, they held an open meeting and walk up to Airlie Monument with a rare chance to get into the usually-locked tower and climb to the top.

The longest serving member, John Norrie, got into the spirit of the occasion by sporting the garb of yesteryear.

Over the course of the year the club have planned a number of events to mark this landmark occasion.

In October there will be a number of special events including an anniversary walk and buffet meal on Saturday, October 26.

The celebrations will conclude in November with an anniversary ceilidh. Look out for more details of all these events closer to the time.

The next social meeting will be this Sunday, August 25, from Glen Quoich to Glen Derry via Clais Fhearnaig

Shared cars are leaving the Myre car park at 8.30 p.m. Contact Ray or Carolyn if you wish to attend.

The next open meeting will be next month, on Monday, September 2.

The meeting will begin at 7.30 p.m. at the Queen Street, Tavern, followed by an illustrated talk by Iona Sutherland, John Muir Trust.

Later in September, from the 21 to 22, there will be a weekend meet at Invergarry. A booking form can be found on the website.

You can always find out more about the club by visiting its excellent website at www.fdhwc.org.uk where you can find a whole host of information, pictures and details of upcoming events including forms.