Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal Notes and Queries
Hotel Tariffs.—Mr M'Donald, of the Dalwhinnie Hotel,
is willing to take Members at a fixed tariff of 10s. 6d. a day. Dalwhinnie
is on the main line to Inverness, is accessible by a good service of trains,
and is the best centre for a large number of the central Grampians.
Marked Mas.--In the first number of the Journal, it
may be remembered that Members who had done much walking or climbing in any
particular districts were invited to mark the same on some good sized map
(such as the Tourist's zo miles to an inch), and send it to Mr Gilbert
Thomson, the Hon. Librarian. Only four or five such maps have been sent in,
and they are not infrequently consulted by Members who propose undertaking
an expedition, with a view to being put in communication with any one who is
capable of affording information regarding it. There must be many of us
whose thorough knowledge of particular tracts of country would prove of
great value to any stranger proposing to go there; and it is to be hoped
that such gentlemen will put their knowledge at the disposal of their
fellow- members, by filling up and forwarding to the Club-Room maps and
other particulars on the lines suggested in the invitation already alluded
Special Facilities. --Members who may have been able
to secure quarters in places other than inns and hotels, are requested to
communicate particulars to the Hon. Secretary for publication in the
Journal. Such information should be full and specific; for it must be
recollected that while "such and such a farm," or "the cottage of such and
such a keeper," may be quite well known in the district, or to any one who
is intimately acquainted therewith, to strangers such meagre details are
practically valueless. In many cases the names of farms and cottages are not
marked even on the large maps ; and any one who is planning an expedition
requires very precise information of this description to enable him to
arrange his movements before he sets out on his journey.
The Editor is always glad to receive brief notices
from Members of any noteworthy expeditions undertaken by them. These are not
meant, however, to supersede the longer articles.
THE EASTERN CAIRNGORMS.—On 22nd October Mr Cohn Philip
and Mr Lionel Hinxman started for Ben Avon from Inchrory Lodge at twelve
noon. Phillip went up Meall na Gaineimh (2,989), and over the East and West
Meur Gorm Craigs to the top of Stob dubh Bodach na Fuarain and thence down
the ridge past the Clach Bun Ruadhtair to the Slochd bridge in Glen Avon.
The Clach Bun Ruadhtair consists of three immense masses of granite, of
which the highest, the central one, must be at least eighty feet in height,
and is apparently inaccessible, though it might possibly be climbed on the
west side. The mist was somewhat thick on the tops, and a few patches of
soft snow were found on the highest ridge. Hinxman, who had been surveying
in the corries, joined Phillip in the evening at Findouran Lodge, four miles
from the head of the glen, the use of which had been kindly granted to them
by the lessee of the Glen Avon. Forest.
Next morning, leaving Findouran at nine A.M., they
went up the glen, and crossing the Avon at the bridge of Corrie na Clach,
two miles below Loch Avon, skirted the base of Beinn a Chaoruinn, crossed
the Lang na Laoigh, and ascended Stron Gorm, the eastern spur of Beinn
Meadhoin, a stiff climb of about a thousand feet. Thence over the stony
plateau to the edge of the great cliffs which overhang Loch Avon on the
east, obtaining a magnificent view of the head of the loch and its
surrounding precipices. From this point to the top of Beinn Meadhoin (3,883)
was an easy climb of 300 feet, but the cairn on the top of the granite tor
which marks the summit was reached with some difficulty, owing to the
furious gusts of wind. Descending the very steep and rocky eastern face of
the hill, they again crossed the Lang na Laoigh, and followed the ridge that
forms the watershed to the top of Beinn a Chaoruinn Mhor The whole of the
upper part of this hill is covered with loose blocks of granite, rendering
the going tedious rather than difficult. Beinn Chaoruinn Beag (3,326), the
next peak, is of a similar character, and from its summit they followed the
burn of Corrie na Clach down to the bridge, and so back to Findouran.
Throughout the day the hills were clear, with the exception of a little mist
just catching the top of Macdhui, while the snow lay in isolated patches
only on the highest ground.
DEESIDE TO CLOVA.—On 17th November Phillip and Hinxman
crossed from Ballater toClova by the right-of-way over the Capel Mount,
finding the path in very bad condition owing to the recent rains. Next day
they went up Glen Doll and Corrie Fee to the top of the Mayar (3,043), and
thence along the ridge to the Driesh (3,105), over Hill of Strome and Cairn
Inks, and down by the Sneck of Barns to Clcva Inn. The snow was of
considerable depth above the 2,500 feet line, and varied from a state of
extreme softness below 3,000 feet to that of comparative hardness on the
highest parts of Mayar and the Driesh. The 19th was devoted to a short round
over Ben Tirran (2,939), the Craigs of Loch Wharral, and the Green Hill
(2,837); and on the 20th they returned to Ballater, by way of Glen Clova and
the head of Loch Muick, finding the shooting-path from Bachnagairn to the
Spital a great improvement on the Capel Mount route.—L. W. H.
Mr C. B. Phillip, who is always in search of fine
views, writes from Bailater :-" I have found a pendant to Cruach Lusach for
a view. It is CREAG A CHAISE (2,328), the highest of the Cromdale (Strathspey)
hills. It is easily recognisable, as it has a Jubilee cairn on top. From it
Hinxman and I made out the following hills, &c. :—Morven in Caithnes, Ben
Clibrigg, Ben Hope, and Ben More Assynt (70 to 8 miles away), Cairn Cuinag,
Sutors of Cromarty, Ben Wyvis, Sgor Mor of Fannich ; a wee bit of An
Tealiach, Slioch, Muliach Coire Mhic Thearchair, Sgurr Vuilin, Fionn Bheinn
in Strath Bran, Sgurr a Choire Gias, Ryachan, Sgurr na Lapich, Sgurr na
Diollaide, Mam Soul, Cam Eige and Carn Dearg, Mountains of Ben Alder Forest,
Stob Coire Clanigh near Roy Bridge; a srndj5iecie of Aonach Beag (4,060)
near Ben Nevis (about 70 miles away), the great mass of the Cairngorms
(grandly grouped), Lochnagar, Mount Keen, Buck of the Cabrach, Corry Habbie,
and Ben Rinnes. The view also down Strathspey, towards Aviemore, was a
THE DRUMOCHTER HILLS-9th December.—Train from
Dalwhinnie to Dalnaspidal, arriving 9.5 A.M. Some inches of snow over the
whole country. Thick dropping fog, rain below, snow above. Ascended by the
Alit Coire Luidhearriaidh to Sgairneach MŰr (3,060) at 11.10. The hill is
flat-topped, and I could find no cairn, nor could I see one the next day
from Bruach nan lomairean. From Sgairneach west for one mile, getting a
little too low down (to 2,400 feet, the col being 2,600), then over Cam Beag
an Laoigh (2,739) to Beinn Udlaman (3,306) at 12.30. Progress very slow in
consequence of the deep soft snow, and the necessity of continually
consulting the map, compass, and aneroid. Beinn Udiaman is quite
flat-topped. In fine weather it must command a fine view, but now the mist
was so dense that the large cairn could not be seen twenty-five paces off.
Descended Alit Coire Dhornhain to the high road (at three P.M.) near the top
of the pass, six miles from Dalwhinnie.
10th December.—A lovely day, with very hard frost.
Walked along railway to Drumochter Lodge. At 10.30 struck up the shoulder of
Geal Chrn, reaching the summit (3,005 feet) at 11.50. Snow deepish and very
powdery—not at all set--making progress slow. A quarter of an hour to the
col (2,426 feet), whence an easy ascent of a short hour to Bruach nan
lornairean (3,175 feet). Fiat-topped like the rest, the mountain has a small
cairn a few yards east, and invisible from the summit. Fine views of the Ben
Alder group. Descending over An Torc (the Boar of Badenoch, 2,432 feet),
reached the road five miles from Dalwhinnie at three P.M., half-an-hour
having been spent for luncheon. These two days could easily have been
combined in one.
11th December.—Left Dalwhinnie at 7.40 in thick fog.
Ascended by the Alit Coire Bhathaich to Cam na Cairn (3,087 feet) at ten
A.M. Mountain quite flat-topped. Could find no cairn. Snow very deep and
soft. Reached Dalwhinnie u.i, and left by 1.15 train, reaching Edinburgh in
time for Annual Dinner. Dalwhinnie Hotel is comfortable. The landlord, Mr
M'Donald, will take Members at ros. 6d. a day. Besides the hills above
mentioned there are Glas Mheall Mor (3,037), Chaoruinn (3,054), and Stac
Meall na Cuaich (3,000 and odd feet). The latter should yield a fine view.
Meall Cruaidh (2,986 and 2,940, close to the hotel, gives a very fine view.
Dalwhinnie, moreover, is the best starting-point for Ben Alder, and the
large group of high hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan are accessible
from it. Even in winter the 2.30 P.M. train from Edinburgh reaches
Dalvhinnie before seven.—H. T. M.
ASCENT OF BEN MORE, MULL (3,169).—On 7th September, in
company with a friend, I left Glenforsa House, three and a half miles from
Salen, at the foot of Loch Ba (" lake of the cattle"), and followed the
south shore of Loch na Keal for about four miles. Nearly opposite the island
of Eorsa we left the road and struck up the hill to the south-east. The day
was extremely sultry, without a breath of wind, and we ascended slowly. The
final peak we attacked by the right hand ridge,—though either ridge would be
easy,—and reached the summit rather more than two hours after leaving the
road. The air, though cloudless, was filled with a heat haze, especially at
low altitudes, so that we could only just distinguish the white houses of
Oban, over Kerrera. The hills of Barra and South Uist, however, upwards of
seventy-five miles off, were plainly seen over the nearer islands—Iona and
Staffa, the Dutchman's Cap and Treshnish Isles, Tiree and Coil; N.W. the
hills of Rum and the Cuchullins were conspicuous; then a sea of hills in
Morven, Ardgour, and Lochiel; Beinn Nevis, the Glencoe and Glenetive hills,
the peaks of Cruachan, Beinn Laoigh faintly seen through the haze; and to
the south the Paps of Jura, with the lower islands of Scarba, Islay, and
Colonsay. I had intended descending by the arÍte running E.N.E. over A'
Chioch ("the Pap"), in a direct line for the col at the head of Glen
Clachaig, but my friend did not like the look of it. Indeed, viewing it
afterwards from below, I much doubt whether it is practicable. Accordingly
we struck down the southern ridge by Maol nan Damh ("hill of the bullocks"),
bearing after a little to the west of south, until at about 1,750 feet we
were able to find an easy way down, and double sharp back to the left or
N.E., when we soon reached the col before mentioned at a height of 1,088
feet. Hence a rough track leads down Glen Clachaig to Loch Ba, striking its
southern shore about one and a half miles from the foot of the loch. I would
strongly recommend Glen Clachaig for the ascent, when, if the route W.S.W.
by the arÍte vid A' Chioch is found too steep, the summit can easily be
reached by the southern arÍte and Maol nan Damh, and a descent made the
ordinary way to Loch na Keal.—H. T. M.
THE KILLIN HILLS.—On 21st December Messrs H. T. Munro
and J. G. Stott started from Kuhn Hotel at 8.15 A.M. The morning was bright
and calm, and there was nearly 200 of frost. Quitting the Glen Lochay road
just before getting to Boreland, we reached the top of Creagna Caillich (2,0
feet) at 10.25. Following the ups and downs of the ridge in a N.E.
direction, we were on top of Ben nan Eachan (3,350 feet?) at ii. We reached
the next summit (Meall Garbh, 3,400 feet), which is a particularly fine
rocky one, at 11.45. Still keeping the ridge, we topped Meahl nan Tarmachan
(3,421 feet) at 12.15. Quitting it after a quarter of an hour's halt, we ate
our lunch as we descended the corrieof AlIt Bail a Mhuihhin. Climbing its
farther side, we topped the ridge of Meal! Ghlas at about 2,500 feet, and
again descended 700 feet to the Lang Breisleich, reaching the stream at
2.10. We now had a couple of miles of very rough moorland walking, parallel
more or less with the summits we had climbed in the morning, before rising
about 200 feet in turning the shoulder of Ben nan Oighreag. This brought us
to the foot of Meal] Ghaordie, and from a height of 1,800 feet we started to
climb him at 3 o'clock. We reached the top (3,407 feet) at 4 P.M., the last
600 feet—in dense mist—having been a race with night. We were able to
retrace our steps in the snow to where we had struck the S.E. ridge on our
way up, and down it we continued to Glen Lochay, which was reached at
Dalgirdy, nearly five miles above Kuhn, at 5.20. We were back in the hotel
at 6.30. The day throughout was very cold and bright, with occasional mists.
For a few moments we were treated to a display of the Brocken spectre. There
were no very distant views, but all the nearer hills rose like islands above
the clouds. The snow averaged three to six inches deep, and there was a
great deal of ice about. Our axes, while not absolutely necessary, were very
useful.— J. G. S.
CLUB EXPEDITIONS.—In compliance with Mr Mackenzie's
suggestion in the September number of the Journal, and the notice hanging in
the Club Room, I should be glad at almost any time during January, February,
and March to join small parties of Members of the Club on expeditions of one
or several days' duration. I am willing to go anywhere, but the districts
lam most anxious to explore are :—The Sutherland Hills, the Ullapool and
Loch Maree country, the Cuchullins, Western Inverness-shire, the Blackmount,
Glencoe, Glen Nevis, and Glen Lyon Hills. During the months mentioned I can
almost always find time for a trip, but later I am much engaged. I am
sometimes free, however, for a few days, and if it fitted with my movements
I would be glad to join any climbing party on learning of it.--H. T. MUNRO,
Mr MACKENZIE himself writes to the Editor that he
would be glad to join any Members in an exploration of the mountains round
Loch Duich as a centre,—that is to say, West Inverness-shire and Ross-
BEN LEDI ON CHRISTMAS DAY.—J. M. Macharg and two
friends, accompanied by H. B. Watt, climbed Ben Ledi on 25th December 1890.
Left Callander at 11.20 A.M., and walked by Kilmahog and Farrandoun to
Coilantogle, which was reached at noon. Dripping thaw, roads bad, with snow,
ice, and water; a slow rain falling, and a close mist all round. Could not
see fifty yards ahead. Laid off course N.W., and proceeded up-hill. Loose
soft snow, but not much of it, lying on the lower slopes, and at about 1,700
feet continuous snow, never deep nor very hard. At about 2,000 feet began to
get above mist, and find clearer atmosphere, and shortly after came in sight
of top, which was reached at 2 P.M. Cairn was thinly covered with frozen
snow, and a fresh N.E. wind drove the loose dry snow about, but it was not
very cold, although under freezing point. Snow was not more than ankle deep
anywhere, and no drifts of any consequence seen. Rain stopped at about 1,700
feet up; after that a little snow fell, but on the tops it kept clearing,
and we had a view of the hills to the N. and W., their snowy summits
standing out from the lower banks of fog and mist, one or two with a gleam
of sunshine on them. Left cairn at 2.10 P.M., and as the Pass of Leny came
in sight we took that side of the Ben, keeping farther N. than the way
described in Baddeley's Guide, and going down a steep face. Snow was nowhere
firm, nor even deep enough for glissading, but we made one or two rough and
loose attempts at it, and in descending found the only advantage of
alpenstocks during the whole day. Reached Pass of Leny at 3.10 P.M., and
Callander just in time to catch 3.55 P.M. train south. The road was as
difficult a bit of walking as had been met with all day. H. B. W.
REVIEWS OF MOUNTAINEERING LITERATURE.
A SUGGESTION has been made that the value of the
7ournal would be enhanced if some space in it were set apart for mention of
literature referring to mountaineering - particularly in Scotland. The
Editor will be very pleased to receive communications of this nature from
any gentleman who may be able to send them. The following Review may give
some idea of what is wanted in this direction:-
"Sketch Book of the North," by George Eyre- Todd.
Glasgow: William Hodge Er' Co. 1890.
The contents of this little book are a series of word-
sketches which, the author explains, have already appeared in the pages of
certain periodicals, but which he deems worthy of some less ephemeral form,
pleading the example of many delightful writers in our time. Setting aside
guide-books, which, properly speaking, are not literature at all, and also
scientific and sporting works, it appears to me that modern writers dealing
with nature and country life may be divided broadly into two classes,—those
who, like the late Richard Jefferies, take little account of man, and
concentrate their faculties on nature itself; and those who, like Dr
Alexander Stewart (" Nether Lochaber "), make man the central point. With
the first, it is nature speaking to and teaching man; with the second, it is
man observing and commenting upon nature. Mr Eyre-Todd may be put into the
second class, for the reader is never allowed to forget either the author or
himself. That being so, it is disappointing to find in a book which goes
over Scotland from the Tweed to the Caledonian Canal, such an absence of
reference to one of the most distinguishing features of that country, the
mountains. I do not forget that this makes no claim to be a mountaineering
book. My remark is, that an author writing of this stretch of country
without apparently observing, in any but the most casual manner, such
outstanding and upstanding features as the mountains, is either singularly
unimpressionable and unobservant, or has fixed his eyes and mind on a
somewhat limited and narrow groove. In this book this is all the more
remarkable, as Mr Eyre- Todd knows Loch Lomondside well, and even to the
passing traveller that district is dominated by the mighty Ben Lomond. Yet
its presence is ignored by Mr Eyre-Todd in a way which no mountaineer,
knowing the Ben, can forgive. There is a reference to hill-climbing in the
article "At the foot of Ben Ledi," and a partial description of this hill,
but this is almost the only crumb of comfort to the mountaineer in the book,
and it is only a crumb. Occasionally passages such as the following occur:-"
the surrounding hills, bloom-spread as for a banquet of the gods, raise
their purple stain against the blue," page 27; "in front the rugged Bens,
sombre and vast, frown down upon the invader. Purple -apparelled these Bens
are now," page 92; "Desolate and silent are these grey hillsides! . . . as
the white mists come down and shroud the mountains, there is an eerie,
solemn feeling, as at the near presence of the Infinite. This, however, will
never do," page 55. 1 trust I may not seem to be flippant if I echo these
last words, and, in a final sentence repeat, that disappointment awaits the
mountaineer who takes up this book of the North expecting to find anything
in it for him. H. B. W.
NEW SERIES OF BARTHOLOMEW'S REDUCED ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS.
IN clear weather a very small scale map—even ten miles
to the inch—is probably sufficient for the mountaineer. With the slightest
risk of fog, however (and when is that risk absent), few would care to go
climbing without being better provided; and in thick weather the one-inch
Ordnance map is almost indispensable. For general purposes, however, such as
identifying distant hills, planning a trip, and so forth, the Ordnance maps
are a little confusing. Being neither coloured nor shaded, one does not at
once realise the general features of the country —the map requires to be
spelt out. The new series of Reduced Ordnance Survey Maps—two miles to the
inch—which is being published by Messrs John Bartholomew & Co., supplies
what the Ordnance maps lack. A system of colouring has been adopted which
appears admirable. Each elevation is indicated by a particular colour. Thus
all heights under 500 feet are coloured green, between 500 and i,000 light
brown, and so on. The advantages of this plan are obvious. The eye at once
seizes on the salient features; every hill of say over 3,000 feet can
immediately be identified, all being coloured the same. It is of immense
assistance in planning a tour, as the general character of the ground to be
crossed is seen at a glance. Where two long narrow strips of green or light
brown, for instance, approach one another, clearly a collies between. Where
a dark brown line extends from the summit of a hill, it is evident that
there lies an arÍte. And, further, every name and figure can be distinctly
read, which was certainly not the case in the old system of shading. It
is a pity, however, that so admirable a conception should lose much of its
value from the inaccuracy with which it has been carried out. I have before
me six sheets of the new series, Nos. 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 21, covering,
roughly, all the centre of Scotland, from Elgin and Inverness, down the
Caledonian Canal to Oban, and east by the upper half of Loch Lomond and
Dunbiane to Fife Ness. All these have been bought within the last few
months,—indeed, the last published (sheet 21) was only issued about three
months ago,- and all are replete with inaccuracies.
It is, to begin with, to be regretted that a uniform
system of colouring was not adopted.* In all these six sheets heights under
500 feet are coloured green; between 5oo and i3O0o feet light brown, which I
shall call Brown No. I.; between i,000 and 1,500 a darker brown, Brown No.
II.; between 1,500 and 2,000 still darker brown, Brown No. III. Above 2,000
feet, however, the maps vary.
In sheet in a fourth shade of brown indicates an
altitude of from 2,000 to 2,500; 2,500 to 3,000 is coloured neutral tint;
and above 3,000 left white.
In sheet 12, however, Brown IV. is used from 2,000 to
3,000 feet, and above 3,000 neutral tint, while nothing is left white.
In sheet 13 there is no hill exceeding an elevation of
2,000 feet, up to which all the sheets agree.
Sheet 15 is coloured like sheet 12 up to 3,000 feet.
The index on this sheet states that mountains from 3,000 to 4,000 feet are
neutral tinted. In fact, however, the neutral tint only extends to 3,500,
all, or most, above that being left white.
Sheet 16 is coloured like sheet II up to 2,500 feet.
From 2,500 to 3,000-a fifth shade of brown; 3,000 to 3,500 light neutral
tint; 3,500 to 000 dark neutral tint; above 4,000 left white, though not so
stated in the index.
MR W. W. NAISMITH makes the following suggestion:-" I
should like much to suggest that some competent man be asked to prepare a
glossary of Gaelic words appearing in the names of places in the
Highlands,—something on the lines of the glossary in Baddeley's 'Highland
Guide,' only very much fuller. Such a list would be of immense service to
those of us who have the misfortune to 'have no Gaelic,' as almost all
Highland place-names indicate natural features."
Do any of our readers care to take this in hand? The
labour cannot fail to be interesting, and its result will form an
interesting feature in the Journal.
GAMEKEEPER KILLED BY A STAG.
AMONG the adventures that are likely to befall
votaries of Scottish mountaineering, it would be going far to enumerate
perils from wild beasts. That there is, however, a minimum of risk in the
rutting season the following fatality, which happened in November, will show
"Yesterday morning the dead body of John M'Lennan,
gamekeeper to Mr Bignold, Fannich Forest, Ross-shire, was found on the hill
in a mutilated state, having been frightfully gored by a stag. The deceased
left his house on Monday morning to attend a funeral at Achanault, and had
to cross Loch Fannich on the way. This was safely accomplished, as the boat
was found moored on the opposite side of the loch; but the deceased's
absence from the funeral was the occasion of remark. Several search parties
were organised, and proceeded in various directions across the moors. It
appears that part of the forest is fenced round, and that in the enclosure a
few special deer are kept, among them being a large and powerful stag, which
has previously been known to attack intruders. After fruitless search
elsewhere, several of the searchers proceeded to the enclosure, fearing that
the deceased might have met with an accident there. When they reached the
spot they found the gamekeeper's body, dreadfully gored, and his clothing
torn in shreds. Several of the party then proceeded in search of the stag,
and eventually shot him. The stag was a favourite of Mr Bignold's, and was
over ten years of age. The unfortunate gamekeeper was a tall powerful man,
and must have fought hard for his life."—Scotsman.
"THOSE who were trembling for the supremacy of Snowdon
may take heart. The king of Welsh mountains has indeed had his 'head
diminished' by a few feet, but his sovereignty is still unchallenged.
Official information has been received in the district that Snowdon still
overtops Carnedd Llewellyn by 76 feet. The height of Snowdon is now given at
3,560 feet, instead of the familiar 3,571, and that of Carnedd Llewellyn is
3,484. So the people of Lanberis are happy once more; and the tourists who
have climbed Snowdon so often under the impression that it was the highest
mountain in South Britain, need no longer feel that they have been deluded."
But although the big Carnedd runs Snowdon close in the matter of height, it
is immensely inferior to the Monarch, both from a mountaineer's and an
New Members.—By virtue of the powers conferred on the
Committee at the Annual Meeting, the following gentlemen have been elected
Members of the Club :—Hely H. Almond, M.A., David Dewar, Hugh Millar, B. N.
Peach, F.R.S.E., and Wm. C. Smith, M.A., LL.B.
AT the General Meeting of the Club, an excellent
suggestion was made that two or three expeditions of a few days' duration
should be arranged, and that it should be open to any Members to take part
in them. After mature consideration the Committee have come to the
conclusion that the objects in view will best be attained by the selection
of some good mountaineering and walking centres. It has therefore been
decided that Club "Meets," on the model of those of some of the Botanical
Clubs, shall be held as follows :-
At the Crook Inn, Peeblesshire, from 27th Feb. to 2nd
March. At Dalmally and Inveroran, from 26th March to 31st March. At
Dalwhinnie and (or) Arrochar, from 1st May to 5th May.
The Hon. Secretary will, at the proper time, send
intimation of these fixtures to every Member, and ask for replies, and
arrangements will then be made in regard to hotel accommodation, &c.
Members should understand that a period of four or
five days is named in each case, with the object of enabling them to take
part in the "meet" for one or more days, if not for the whole time.
It is hoped that the experiment now being tried will
be crowned with success. Many of us know how difficult it is to secure a
companion for our rambles, which have often to be put off or restricted, in
consequence. If these Club "Meets" are well patronised, Members will be
brought into contact, to mutual advantage, and friendship and camaraderie
cannot but result. A large extent of country is commanded by all the "centres"
chosen, and even if the attendances are large, there need be no crowding on
the various excursions.
Members are reminded that their Annual Subscriptions (10s.
6d.) are due on Jst January 189!, and are payable to the Hon. Treasurer,
CHARLES GAIRDNER, Esq., LL.D., Union Bank of Scotland Limited, Ingram
Street, Glasgow. As a receipt for the subscription the Club Membership
Ticket will be forwarded. The Lapsed Tickets should be forwarded along with
Members are requested to notify to the Hon. Secretary,
A. ERNEST MAYLARD, Esq., 10 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, any change of
An index to the previous parts of the 7ournal will be
published along with the number for September of this year. Members will
then be enabled to have the six parts bound in a volume.
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