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JohnS
18th September 2000, 09:10
The SIDC returns to the Scottish Borders! This promises to be one of the best driving days ever as we head south towards Twynholm and the David Coulthard Museum.

Details of the precise route with maps etc. will be provided on the day. The roads will provide a tremendous challenge and feature some brilliant scenery - don't miss it.

There are two meeting points based on whether you are in the North or South and you can choose which one you prefer:

The first meeting point is the service area of A F Nobles Subaru Garage in Penicuik at 10am (service area) which is suitable for those in Central or North Scotland - we'll be leaving Nobles at 11am.

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For those in the South that don't want to come to Penicuik just to go South again, you can meet us in Moffat. There is a public park next to the Benmar Esso petrol station on the main road through Moffat, the park has a car park opposite it - meet us there at 11.45am.

Lunch will be at Auchen Castle just outside Moffat - we need an idea of numbers for lunch so please let us know if you plan to come by using the contact details below.

Please contact Martin Dobbie using Martin.Dobbie@ukgateway.net or call 01620 822619 if you'd like to attend and for more details.

Mr 555
21st September 2000, 16:04
Here are some further details on the day.

The first meeting point is the service area of A F Nobles Subaru garage in Penicuik - for those of you who came along to the first Borders Meet, its the same place as last time. For those coming along for the first time, the showroom itself is on Edinburgh Road, Penicuik, which is the main street that runs straight through the town. Opposite the showroom there are some shops and behind them is the service area of Nobles, which is situated within Eastfield Industrial Estate. If anyone fails to find it just ask at the showroom or stop a passer by and they'll point you in the right direction. We'll be meeting here from 10am and leaving at 10.45am'ish. We'll then be heading out of Penicuik and towards Blyth Bridge on the A701, A72 and then the A701 to Moffat and taking in the fantastic 'Devil's Beef Tub'.

On arriving in Moffat we'll be heading towards the Benmar Esso filling station which is situated on the main road through Moffat. Next to it is a public park and opposite that is a car park where we'll meet everyone that decided not to come up to Penicuik just to come south again. We should arrive at the car park at 11.30-11.45am. There will of course be the opportunity for anyone to fill up their tank at this point, if required.

From the car park, we'll be heading for Auchen Castle Hotel for lunch, which will be from 12pm to 1pm'ish. The hotel is very easy to find. We just continue out of Moffat and a couple of miles along the A701 we come to a roundabout which will take you onto the M74 if you're not careful. We're going straight over and heading for the next roundabout and passing under a bridge with the motorway running over it. At the second roundabout, which is called the Beattock Roundabout, there will be a sign for Abington and Auchen Castle on the B7076. Its all well sign posted.

After lunch we'll be heading for Lochmaben on the A701 very briefly and then on to the B7020. We'll then take the A709 to Dumfries. On entering Dumfries we'll re-group in the car park of Sainsbury's Homebase, which you can't miss on entering Dumfries. A few of the local lads coming along to the meet are then going to lead us on to some of the local roads which I'm assured are superb. Basically though, we'll be heading for Dalbeattie on the A710. From there we'll be going to Kirkcudbright on the A711 - Twynholm is then just a few miles from there on the A75. Chances are that we'll re-group in Kirkcudbright anyway so no one should get lost. The museum is open until 4pm, but there will be no rush to close even if we're a wee bit late in arriving, which we shouldn't be.

Maps and more details will be handed out on the day but for the meantime I hope the above is enough to keep you all from getting lost. For those of you coming from anywhere south of Moffat (Bolton and Guernsey included) you'd be best just meeting us at Moffat at 11.30am or, if you miss us there, at the hotel which we hope to leave at around 1pm.

Costs

- Its 2 to get in to the Museum, but I'm trying to arrange a group discount and will confirm the cost on the day.
- Lunch will depend on how much you eat, but everyone usually just pays for themselves.

Mileage

Penicuik to Twynholm its approximately 115 miles. If you're meeting us in Moffat it'll only be about 70 miles.

Numbers

Expecting between 16 and 20 cars.


If anyone has any further questions please just let me know by return e-mail. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Thanks

Pesky
25th September 2000, 18:08
Great day out http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif Lunch stop was an unexpected delight!

Will definately return to sample more of your excellent driving roads http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Many thanks for your hospitality & hope to see you guys again.

Robert (EVO 6)