Maps and Books
With the help of Blane and the Harts, Brian has taken into care the box of maps and books that were looked after by Roy Miller. There a number of maps which are still in very good condition and only about 20 years old.
Within the box there are 2 survival bags. One is a normal Vango bag and the other is large enough for two people. The first person who says they would like one or both will get it. Contact Brian.
The box of maps raises the next question, is there anyone willing to look after it and make the contents available to members. Again contact Brian otherwise they will be disposed of
Walk Leader Mentors
During 2019 Ramblers Scotland will be offering free training to experienced walk leaders who may wish to mentor newer walk leaders.
There is to be a one-day course to be held in Wiston Lodge, Biggar which will give you a chance to brush up on some basic skills needed for mentoring.
To sign up for the course which is to be held on Wed 13th March (10am to 4 pm: lunch is included) go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mentors-for-walk-leadership-bigar-tickets-53383415232 or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The AGM took place on Monday 12th November at the Elphinstone in Biggar
One or two items:
We welcome two new members to the committee with Margaret Young and Marion McMillan stepping down and being replaced with Margaret Watson and Graham Stewart respectively.
It is now required that we all carry the "In case of emergency cards". if you have lost yours you can download one from the website
If you book with Ramblers Walking Holidays, Adagio or Ramblers Cruise & walk, they will make a donation to the Biggar Group of £10 for a UK holiday, £20 for a short haul or £30 for a long haul trip. You can look at their website www.rwhtravel.com or call 01707 331133 for more details or to order a brochure.
By a majority of votes the walks with dogs has been discontinued.
The spring away weekend this year will be Friday 26th April to Monday 29th April.
We will be staying at the Gilsland Hotel Hall Hotel, Cumbria. The hotel sits on the border with Northumberland just off the A69 at Gilsland Spa, the nearest main town being Haltwhistle a few miles away, it sits in 140 acres of pristine gardens with views of picturesque Cumbrian countryside. It is close to Hadrian's Wall with many associated walks.
The cost for 3 nights is £147 dinner, bed and breakfast per person for a double or twin room and £165 for a single.
All deposits should have been sent to Lynn or Pam by now
If you wish to be included please send your non-refundable deposit of £40.50 by 30th January 2019 in order that a confirmation booking can be made to: Pam Hart, The Dairy, Candybank Steading, Elsrickle, Biggar, ML12 6QY
If paying by cheque please make cheques payable to Biggar Ramblers Social Fund and add 30p for bank cheques.
An important update on phishing emails
There has been a number of cases where Ramblers supporters have been contacted by an individual pretending to be from Ramblers asking for sensitive personal informatio.
If you feel you have been subject to any suspicious contact, please let Ramblers know by contacting the Ramblers Services Team at
Membership@ramblers.zendesk.com or call 0207 339 8500.
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