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Perthshire Glens Run
Sun 8th Jul 2018
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 15
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The Perthshire Glens Run

Sunday 8th July 2018

After weeks of wall to wall sunshine one big worry, would it last until the day of the run? Well the sun gods were looking down favourably on us and provided the perfect top down weather conditions.

At the start point at Kinross Services, 24 smiling members in 15 gleaming cars gathered full of anticipation for a fun days driving. After a short briefing, handing out routes and radios we fired up the engines and headed out. With Jacqueline and I in the lead car and Angus in the rear, we had ourselves a convoy.

The first part of the run passed by Loch Leven to Balgedie Toll then headed north on twisty back roads to Glenfarg and Bridge of Earn. At this point we popped onto the M90 motorway and over the scenic Friarton Bridge over the River Tay. Once we reached Glendoick we returned to the MX-5ís natural habitat and proceeded through Pitroddie, Kilspindie, Kinnaird, Abernyte, Newtyle, Meigle and Alyth before our first stop at Peel Farm.

At Peel Farm there was something for everyone, toilets for the desperate, Coffee and scones for the hungry, shop for the retail lovers and a Gin Bothy for everyone else. Great spot and the first time itís been used by the Central Scotland Area as far as I know, judging by everyoneís comments I donít think itíll be the last.

Suitably refreshed it was back to the cars for the second section to Pitlochry for lunch. We travelled up through Kirkton of Glenisla, over the Bridge of Brewlands, past Drumore Loch and Blacklunans to the A93 Glenshee road. We turned onto the B950 then the fantastic A924 road over the hills from Kirkmichael to Pitlochry. Well it was fantastic a few weeks ago when we were planning the run, unfortunately the roads department in their wisdom had top dressed the road surface. I hate loose chippings on the road, but after what seemed like miles and miles of the dreaded slippery car chipping stuff, we were back onto a proper surface, thankfully at the best part of the road. Following a wee blast over the hill we arrived at or lunch stop at Cargill's Clubhouse Pitlochry.

With cars parked up we took to the clubhouse to enjoy a few drinks and a tasty Sunday roast lunch served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables. I think everyone agreed that this new lunch venue for the club was a winner.

Back out into the scorching sunshine for the last leg of the run down to Perth. This took us through Pitlochry main street then onto the A9 south for a few miles. We then once again took to the back roads to Dunkeld, Caputh, Murthley, Bankfoot and Pitcairngreen before ending at The Glover Arms and the end of the run.

Lots of greats, great weather, great roads, great food and drink but best of all great company with our all our MX-5 members.

Finally, thanks to Angus for being the tail car.

Report by: Ian

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8th Jul 2018 20:45 :: Belinda & George
Thanks again to the organisers for a really good day - roads, stops and of course the weather - all great. and no one got lost, so credit to everyone that attended. Nice to see all the marks represented too.

8th Jul 2018 21:10 :: Melanie & Robert
Thanks to Jacqueline and Ian for organising a great day out. Thanks to all the group for great company ..and thanks to the weather for a marvellous run! Please note Robert has taken Ian's advice on the correct naming order in the title!

8th Jul 2018 22:08 :: Dawn & Steven
Huge thanks to Ian & Jaqueline for a splendid day trip out today. Route, weather, food & company most enjoyable. We must do it again sometime. Hope everyone got home safely

9th Jul 2018 06:19 :: Angus
Another great day out

9th Jul 2018 08:34 :: Stuart Wilson
Thanks to Jaqueline & Ian BRILLIANT

9th Jul 2018 17:17 :: Ian and Irene
Many thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for organising another great run.

9th Jul 2018 20:00 :: Robert crsig
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for a great well organised day

9th Jul 2018 20:34 :: Stewart
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for organising such a great day out.

9th Jul 2018 20:58 :: alan
Thanks to Jacqueline and Ian for a brilliant day. very well organised.

9th Jul 2018 21:51 :: Jacqueline & Ian
Report now uploaded.
Thanks everyone for making it a stress free and very enjoyable day.
See you all again soon.

10th Jul 2018 20:22 :: Peter & Fiona
Thanks Jaqueline & Ian for organising a fantastic run for the club, great route, nice place for lunch and the warm weather was an added bonus.

11th Jul 2018 19:44 :: Terry Kiernan
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for organising especially the Idiots guide that was a great touch, a great run & I didn't loose anyone this time. Also Thanks to Jacqeline & Ian, Belinda & George for some great pictures. have taken a copy & using them on my desktop at work. :-)

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