24th Annual Dinner Meet

4th November 1989

This year the committee in its wisdom took us back to our roots, the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe. It was a much changed place from the early days when it squeezed in 10 diners at 10/6 per head, but the hills were the same and the goings-on for 40 odd members would have been recognised by the founding fathers.

Of those worthies, Alan Melville, George Stewart, and Eric Scott were still with us rabbiting on about the epics of benightment on the Aonach Eagach. The attractions of Glencoe also pulled in out of town members like Dave & Liz Skinner and Helen Scott from England. The march of technology was evidenced by George waving a video camera around, an innovation regarded with much scepticism as the evening wore on.

Our distinguished guest was Sandy Cousins, complete with kilt and dog, all three weel-kent to generations of gangrels. He gave us a most appropriate speech relating hills to clubs to friendships, followed by an, at times, hilarious slide-show - while the disco was set up for the ‘dancing’.
Eric won the DBOY award for a quite disgraceful page 3 in the Journal.

Yes, it was business as usual. Some members even preserved the fiction of a hill walking meet by reaching the tops of Beinn a’ Bheitheir; others wandered in the Lost Valley; in Glen Etive; and over the Devil’s Staircase. Those with the most enterprise got on to the first snows of the season.

Eric Scott

Eric wearing the 'DBOY'

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