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Hi folks,

 

I have been talking to the museum today about SpeedFest and we also discussed doing a breakfast club / ride on day at the GTM which was looked into last year but didn’t get anywhere.

 

The plan was to have the standard breakfast club morning, go to the museum for lunchtime and have a tour round the museum and then take members of the public / museum visitors out for runs round the track in the cars.

 

We might have to have a few runs round the track ourselves prior to the public coming in to assess conditions :-) :-)

 

It would be a Lotus only day with about 8 or 9 cars on the track at any one time but any other cars available for photographs etc and swapping out to give people a break half way through.

 

It would be about a 2 hour session on track possibly followed by / or preceded by a barbeque.

 

It would be good if we could get about 15 cars (or more) so that the session could be split in two, driving and pictures.

 

Runs round the track would be demonstration runs rather than flat out and there is no racing under any circumstances due to safety risks with the public next to the track.

If you are available and would like to take part, please add your name and car to the list below

 

Cheers

Gordon

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson

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Hi Gordon

I have added my name to the list on LEGS

A great idea and hopefully we get enough cars.

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Hi Gordon

 

       

Sounds like a great idea.

I have that weekend free in the Lodge and the cottages, if I get enough people interested I could block out the Saturday and Sunday night and we could turn it into a Lotus Weekend? We could organise a BBQ for the Saturday night and I'll do breakfast rolls for the mornings. Just and idea.

 

Sounds like a great plan Arch!!

I'm up for that :)

John & Wendy too :thumbsup:

 

 

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson   

 

2.  EspritV8 or Exige S V6-     Brian

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan

    

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke

 

5 Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh 

 

6 Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh

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Sounds like a great plan Arch!!

I'm up for that :)

John & Wendy Walsh too :thumbsup:

Brian & Elaine Donald

Duncan Anderson

Colin Thatcher

 

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson   

 

2.  EspritV8 or Exige S V6-     Brian

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan

    

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke

 

5 Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh 

 

6 Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh

 

7..Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson

 

8..Elan Plus 2..Brian  Donald

 

9. Elan...Colin Thatcher

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Looks like we are making progress. It would still be good to get a few more cars though.
I spoke to the museum this week and they are keen to get this firmed up but with SpeedFest comming up they are fully focused on that and once that is passed i will make the arrangements to host the Lotus day with them.

Any more cars anyone????          

 

 

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson   
2.  EspritV8 or Exige S V6-     Brian
3. M100 - Archie Buchanan
4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke
5 Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh 
6 Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh
7..Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson
8..Elan Plus 2..Brian  Donald
9..Elan Colin Thatcher
10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson
11. Andrew And Pa in a Lotus BBQ sat And Museum Sunday and stay both days

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1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson   
2.  EspritV8 or Exige S V6-     Brian
3. M100 - Archie Buchanan
4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke
5 Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh 
6 Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh
7..Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson
8..Elan Plus 2..Brian  Donald
9..Elan Colin Thatcher
10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson
11. Andrew And Pa in a Lotus BBQ sat And Museum Sunday and stay both days

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson 
12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary
13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander
14. Exige S 240 - martins

 

Copied from Scottish Elises. Gordon in twice so now have 14 cars.

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1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson

 

2. EspritV8 or Exige S V6- Brian

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan

 

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke

 

5 Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh

 

6 Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh

 

7..Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson

 

8..Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald

 

9..Elan Colin Thatcher

 

10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson

 

11. Andrew And Pa in a Lotus BBQ sat And Museum Sunday and stay both days

 

12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary

 

13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander

 

14. Exige S 240 - martins

 

15 Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .

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Achie has added the room requirement from the requests above. If this needs tweaked please edit the list. I'll block out that weekend in the Lodge. It looks like we still have 4 rooms left in the Main Lodge and 3 in a Cottage (the other cottage has been booked through the agent). Can you also indicate if you want to come to Gairnshiel for the BBQ on Saturday afternoon?

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson

 

2. EspritV8 - Brian (GL Twin Room, Sat) (BBQ)

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan (BBQ)

 

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ)

 

5. Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh  (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ)

 

6. Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh (GL Tent, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) :no

 

7. Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson

 

8. Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald

 

9. Elan Colin Thatcher

 

10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson

 

11. Andrew And Pa  (GL Twin Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ)

 

12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary (Scottish Elises)

 

13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander (Scottish Elises)

 

14. Exige S 240 - martins (Scottish Elises)

 

15. Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .

 

16. Exige S V6 - If my son can get the day off.

 

17. neilj37 (provisional) (Scottish Elises)

 

18. Elise S1 shed spec - tut (GL Single Room, Sat)(BBQ)

 

19. Elise S2 111s - Steve and Kathy (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ)

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1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson

 

 

2. EspritV8 - Brian (GL Twin Room, Sat) (BBQ)

 

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan (BBQ)

 

 

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ)

 

 

5. Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun) (BBQ)     Saturday night only Archie please

 

 

6. Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh (GL Tent, Sat & Sun) (BBQ)              Saturday night only Archie please

 

 

7. Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson

 

 

8. Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald

 

 

9. Elan Colin Thatcher   Friday Night and Saturday night

 

 

10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson

 

 

11. Andrew And Pa (GL Twin Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ)

 

 

12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary (Scottish Elises)

 

 

13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander (Scottish Elises)

 

 

14. Exige S 240 - martins (Scottish Elises)

 

 

15. Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .

 

 

16. Exige S V6 - Andrew King (If he can get the day off.)

 

 

17. neilj37 (provisional) (Scottish Elises)

 

 

18. Elise S1 shed spec - tut (GL Single Room, Sat)(BBQ)

 

 

19. Elise S2 111s - Steve and Kathy (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ)

 

 

20. Élan Sprint DHC - Mr Momo (Scottish Elises)

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Archie has added the room requirement from the requests above. If this needs tweaked please edit the list. I'll block out that weekend in the Lodge. It looks like we still have 4 rooms left in the Main Lodge and 3 in a Cottage (the other cottage has been booked through the agent). Can you also indicate if you want to come to Gairnshiel for the BBQ on Saturday afternoon?



1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson
2. EspritV8 - Brian (GL Twin Room, Sat) (BBQ) CONFIRMED
3. M100 - Archie Buchanan (BBQ)
4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
5. Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) GL Saturday only CONFIRMED
6. Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh (GL Tent, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) GL Saturday only CONFIRMED
7. Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson(GL Saturday night) (BBQ)
8. Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald  (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
9. Elan Colin Thatcher + Mrs T (GL Double room Friday Night and Saturday night ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED
10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson
11. Andrew And Pa (GL Twin Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary (Scottish Elises)
13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander (Scottish Elises)Double room in Lodge Saturday & Sun night)  CONFIRMED
14. Exige S 240 - martins (Scottish Elises)
15. Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .
16. Exige S V6 - If my son can get the day off
17. neilj37 (provisional) (Scottish Elises)
18. Elise S1 shed spec - tut (GL Single Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
19. Elise S2 111s - Steve and Kathy (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
20. Élan Sprint DHC - Mr Momo (Scottish Elises)
21 Brian & Isobel Swankie. (GL Double room Sat ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

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Looks like we have 2 lists going plus one on Scottish Elises.

Here is a copy of my last post on LEGS so we can keep up to date.

 

ClubLotusNEScotland, on 08 Jul 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:snapback.png

Archie has added the room requirement from the requests above. If this needs tweaked please edit the list. I'll block out that weekend in the Lodge. It looks like we still have 4 rooms left in the Main Lodge and 3 in a Cottage (the other cottage has been booked through the agent). Can you also indicate if you want to come to Gairnshiel for the BBQ on Saturday afternoon?



1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson
2. EspritV8 - Brian (GL Twin Room, Sat) (BBQ) CONFIRMED
3. M100 - Archie Buchanan (BBQ)
4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
5. Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh (GL Double Room, Sat )(BBQ) CONFIRMED
6. Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh (GL Tent, Sat )(BBQ) CONFIRMED
7. Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson(GL Saturday night) (BBQ)
8. Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
9. Elan Colin Thatcher + Mrs T (GL Double room Friday Night and Saturday night ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED
10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson
11. Andrew And Pa (GL Twin Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary (Scottish Elises)
13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander (Scottish Elises - Double room in Lodge required for Saturday night and will confirm if required Sunday)
14. Exige S 240 - martins (Scottish Elises)
15. Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .
16. Exige S V6 - If my son can get the day off
17. neilj37 (provisional) (Scottish Elises)
18. Elise S1 shed spec - tut (GL Single Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
19. Elise S2 111s - Steve and Kathy (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED
20. Élan Sprint DHC - Mr Momo (Scottish Elises)
21 Brian & Isobel Swankie. (GL Double room Sat ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

I have updated Highlander's room requirements and suggested on Scottish Elises that if people want rooms they should come to this site and add their requirements as I might miss it on SE.

 

Which post is Archie monitoring, LEGS or ClubLotusNEScotland or both?

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Brian (bingoking)

 

 

 I think Archies is monitoring  all of them, but I'm (wendy) keeping an eye on both for him and updating what he tells me too.

 

 


Archie has added the room requirement from the requests above. If this needs tweaked please edit the list. I'll block out that weekend in the Lodge. It looks like we still have 4 rooms left in the Main Lodge and 3 in a Cottage (the other cottage has been booked through the agent). Can you also indicate if you want to come to Gairnshiel for the BBQ on Saturday afternoon?

 

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson

 

2. EspritV8 - Brian (GL Twin Room, Sat) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan (BBQ)

 

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

5. Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh (GL Double Room, Sat )(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

6. Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh (GL Tent, Sat )(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

7. Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson(GL Saturday night single & I don’t mind sharing the room.) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

8. Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

9. Elan Colin Thatcher + Mrs T (GL Double room Friday Night and Saturday night ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson

 

11. Andrew And Pa (GL Twin Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary (Scottish Elises)

 

13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander (Scottish Elises - Double room in Lodge required for Saturday night and will confirm if required Sunday)

 

14. Exige S 240 - martins (Scottish Elises)

 

15. Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .

 

16. Exige S V6 - If my son can get the day off

 

17. neilj37 (provisional) (Scottish Elises)

 

18. Elise S1 shed spec - tut (GL Single Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

19. Elise S2 111s - Steve and Kathy (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

20. Élan Sprint DHC - Mr Momo (Scottish Elises)

 

21 Brian & Isobel Swankie. (GL Double room Sat ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

22 Scott Gibb  ( GL Single room Sat single & I don’t mind sharing the room  ) ( BBQ) Confirmed

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That's all the rooms filled now. Camping still available!

 

 

I'll post details of the BBQ in the next few days but in the meantime you can PM me if you have any questions.

 

 

Also, contact details at www.gairnshiellodge.co.uk

 

 

cheers Arch

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Hi folks, we are making this request. For all attending Archies B&B with BBQ, since Archie and Justine have been kind enough to block book the Lodge and Cottages for us at what I would imagine is a cost to themselves we are kindly requesting that you all bring what you want to eat, Archie will still show of his culinary skills on the BBQ and give us a great nights entertainment. We think this is only fair as they are doing us a great favour with the accommodation. If you want to cook that's also OK but we have promised not to kill off any other guests.


Thanks in advance for your understanding and compliance.


Brian King can you please pass this on to your guys as we dont have there emails

 

1. Esprit GT3. (1997) - Gordon Masson

 

 

2. EspritV8 - Brian (GL Twin Room, Sat) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

3. M100 - Archie Buchanan (BBQ)

 

 

4. Elan +2S - Mike Clarke (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

5. Esprit S3- 1982 John Walsh (GL Double Room, Sat )(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

6. Éclat/Excel 1984 Wendy Walsh (GL Tent, Sat )(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

]7. Europa S2.. Duncan Anderson(GL Saturday nightsingle & I don’t mind sharing the room ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

8. Elan Plus 2..Brian Donald (GL Double Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED provisionally booked

 

 

9. Elan Colin Thatcher + Mrs T (GL Double room Friday Night and Saturday night ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

10. Evora N/A - Kenny Simpson

 

 

11. Andrew And Pa (GL Twin Room, Sat & Sun)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

12. Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith & Susan McGeary (Scottish Elises)

 

 

13. Elise S2 111R - Highlander (Scottish Elises) )Double room in Lodge Saturday & Sun night) CONFIRMED

 

 

14. Exige S 240 - martins (Scottish Elises)

 

 

15. Elise s2 (2004) Donald Mathieson Ill try and make it .

 

 

16. Exige S V6 - If my son can get the day off

 

 

17. neilj37 (provisional) (Scottish Elises)

 

 

18. Elise S1 shed spec - tut (GL Single Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

19. Elise S2 111s - Steve and Kathy (GL Double Room, Sat)(BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

20. Élan Sprint DHC - Mr Momo (Scottish Elises)

 

 

21 Brian & Isobel Swankie. (GL Double room Sat ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

 

 

22 Scott Gibb ( GL Single Room Sat single & I don’t mind sharing the room ) (BBQ) CONFIRMED

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Hi,myself & Mandy are looking forward to the GTM Lotus day and the whole weekend and meeting you all.We'll be up from Perthshire in the afternoon and will happily take some BBQ grub.Hope the weather is kind to us.

Jim Gunn

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Hi Jim

Welcome to the forum.

It should be a great weekend and I am really looking forward to it.

I will add you to my master PM list and keep you up to date with our LEGS breakfast events.

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Hi folks

 

Been talking to GTM about our event and things are progressing well.

It looks like we will have 22 cars spanning the last 50 years of Lotus production so it should be a great event.

The event is not planned as a public event but directed more at the GTM members who are obviously car enthusiasts.

It’s expected that there will be around 150 people attending.

If we have any additional people that want to attend from our side then I will organise that as well but I can do that separately, just let me know.

 

We will be taking people out for runs round the track… 3 or 4 laps is the norm depending on the number of people waiting.

GTM have asked if we can provide ~ 4 marshals to assist in getting the car queues organised…. Volunteers please.

 

 

The provisional plan is as follows:

 

12:30                     The track area opens

12:30 – 12:45          Set up cars for meeting photos for LEGS forum / club magazine etc

12:45 – 13:15          Free access to Museum

13:15 >                  BBQ

 

13:30 – 14:30          First session of track runs ~ 8 cars taking people out for 3 or 4 laps of track

13:00 – 14:30          Remaining cars parked in paddock area for visitor to take photographs and owners to tell visitors about their cars.

 

14:30 – 15:30          Second session of track runs ~ 8 cars taking people out for 3 or 4 laps of track

14:30 – 15:30          Remaining cars parked in paddock area for visitor to take photographs and owners to tell visitors about their cars.

 

Option                    May split this up to 3 sessions depending on number of cars wishing to participate

Option                    May extend running time depending on number of people waiting for track runs

 

15:30 – 16:00          Participant “Auto-tests” – to be arranged.

16:00                     Event closes

 

 

Can you please send me 1 or 2 photographs of your car and complete the entry form.

I have attached my form for guidance.

 

Please return your entry forms and photographs by MONDAY 5th AUGUST at the very latest.

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Gordon,

 

  Innes Worsman N.E.Scotland member wants to attend. The Esprit of ours is not up and running so can he take that space please

 

Cheers Wendy

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No limit to the number of spaces folks

just let me know what's coming and i will tell the museum.

 

Just a thought about the form i put out....

Its a copy of the SpeedFest form so it asks for all the next of kin details etc.

Not sure why they wanted that .... the liability insurance i imagine but thats why i have that on the form as well.

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Hi Gordon, just to say thanks as you are doing a first class job of co-ordinating the Alford event. I am obviously still stuck overseas the Kazi, sorry Kazakhstan ( not much difference) and looks like I may miss it, presently 2 weeks over my rotation and pi++ed off but I am keeping an eye on how things are building up and it looks like being another great weekend. On a side note All members of Club Lotus North East Scotland are covered for Public Liability Insurance as long as they Note on any entry form that they are participating/showing as part of Club Lotus North East Scotland, and have Club Lotus membership, obviously there are limitations to the cover.

 

If I dont make it have a great weekend and may the sun shine on you all, you have dry tarmac and a good turnout. 

 

From one very pi++ed of Lotus Enthusiast who is stuck in Kazakhstan with the sunshine but only mozzies for company.

 

John.

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Hi

 

Can I add 2 more to the list for GTM and Archie's BBQ (camping). Will have 2 Elan M100's. I am happy to take passengers around the track, but Lorna who will be in the other car would be happy to do some marshalling.

 

Cheers

Andrew

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Andrew....glad you can make it.

Please add the cars to the list, fill out the entry form and give me a couple of pictures that I can use to create a full listing of cars that will be at the event.

Thanks

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Sent: 02 August 2013 13:35

To: Gordon Masson

Cc: Chris Anderson [[email protected]]

Brilliant Gordon!

We will get some great photos. There will be more than 150 people attending as we have a good number of invited guests confirmed and we may yet provide limited access to casual visitors. It will look very busy!

Mike.

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Post by Archie Buchanan copied from LEGS (Lotus Enthusiast Group Scotland)

 

Hi,

 

For everyone meeting at Gairnshiel Lodge for the BBQ on Saturday. We have Guests leaving at 10am so me and Justine will be cleaning the rooms and changing the linen, we should be finished by 4pm. You're more than welcome to turn up at anytime in the afternoon and use the garden and decking but I won't be out to play until the marigolds are off.

 

I thought we might start the BBQ at 6pm?

 

The Lodge can be found here... http://goo.gl/maps/soLSb

See you Saturday, cheers Archie

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