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28th April- Drive It Day-Aberdeen-Esplanade to Castle Fraser

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This event is not organised by Club Lotus NE Scotland.
Alan Sharpe is the organizer.

Destination is the N.T.S. property Castle Fraser .

The Coffee Stop will be at the Royal Deeside Railway Centre at Crathes.

The run is about 32 miles long and will take about 1½ hours.

We will meet at Aberdeen Beach Esplanade and depart at 10:00 am.

Owners are welcome to join the Run whether they are members of the Club or not.

Line up along the Esplanade from the Beach Ballroom.

If we all point south and park at an angle this should make departing easier.

The GVRS Run will set off at 10:00 along the Esplanade to the Beach Boulevard.

At the roundabout take the second exit onto West North Street.

At the lights Turn Left onto King Street then onto Union Street and Holburn Street.

At the roundabout take the second exit onto Great Southern Road and keep going until you cross the Dee bridge.

Turn right and continue to the roundabout at the Bridge of Dee.

Take the second exit onto Leggart Terrace and continue onto the South Deeside Road.

At the junction turn right and cross over the Dee at Durris Bridge.

Turn Left at the junction mand continue to the Royal Deeside Railway Visitor Centre at Milton of Crathes, ½ mile on the left.

The Society has kindly opened their Carriage Restaurant for us again so that we can have a coffee and tour of their centre.
There is the option of taking a 20 min. train journey at 11:00. Cost is £7.50 each (Group Discount)

At 11:30 we leave the site and turn left.

After 1.3 miles Turn Right into Hill of Banchory West Road.

Continue for 0.3 miles and Turn Right signposted Hirn and Echt.

Continue to the junction with the B977. Turn right.
After 1 mile Turn Left onto the B977.

At Echt crossroads go straight ahead.

At Dunecht Turn Right then Left (sign for Castle Fraser).

After 0.3 miles Turn Left and follow the signs for the Castle.

There will be limited catering available so packed lunches are suggested.
Take a tour to the Castle and have a walk around the gardens. The N.T.S. has gone to some effort to prepare for our visit so please make use of their attractions.
Enjoy your visit

You don't have to register, just turn up.


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Club Lotus North East Scotland.

A North Of Scotland club for all Lotus car enthusiasts, all ages welcome, cars new and old, we are affiliated to the national Club Lotus. My Husband John and I run the Club Lotus North East Scotland and at present we have 85 members who mostly are all members of Club Lotus our parent club. ;) We are a small group of enthusiasts of Lotus cars based in the North East of Aberdeen, although we have members from as far afield as Perth Australia. We have no hard and fast rules and as a club only ask that our members respect the thoughts and freedom of other's and to respect wherever we visit or venture as a group under the Club Lotus BannerWe are officially recognised by the National Club Lotus and abide by the rules of the Lotus Club. Our main aim is to enjoy our vehicles, visit and support various shows and event's across the country and generally have fun with our cars.  We are a none profit making group and the only time you as members will be asked for any money will be to pay any fee's due for event attendance or maybe to chip in towards the cost of tea/coffee etc and that's about it. Please feel free to email with any comments, request's, idea's or plans, even if only for a chat or info request I am sure someone will be able to help or point you to someone who can. E-Mail. [email protected] Read more:

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What a fantastic turnout for drive it day. 150 cars leaving the first meeting point at the sea front in Aberdeen. Several more joined the group on route to the fist stop with a total of 166  on the final leg of the run to Crathes Castle.

Well done guys, great run out.

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