Fort Augustus / Spean Bridge / Kingussie Trip 26th June 2021

18 Cars and 25 People joined the club’s outing on Saturday 26th June which took us down the A9 as far as Daviot before we branched off to motor to Fort Augustus via Farr, Errogie and Whitebridge and the steep descent of Glendoe to Fort Augustus.

One of our members Gordon MacAskill in his TVR broke down near Loch Tarff but Gil Graham and John Parker went back from Fort Augustus to see if they could help and after consulting the car manual it was an electronic glitch which was sorted and the car was able to continue on the trip.

We had a leisurely 2 hour stop in Fort Augustus to have coffee and spectate at all the boat traffic negotiate the locks on the Caledonian Canal. The sun started to appear and by the time we stopped at the Commando Memorial north of Spean Bridge it was warm and sunny.

Then we had a leisurely drive along a lovely route from Spean Bridge through Roy Bridge and along the side of Loch Laggan to our lunch stop at the Monarch Hotel. It was great to see all our cars parked there and with the weather being so good we sat at tables in the wonderful garden and enjoyed a wonderful buffet meal provided by the nearby Laggan Bothy .

The Scratch Card winners were Mike McHardy who won the Club Monogram Shirt and Mug and Ed Lowdell who won the Bottle of Whisky. We then made our way home via Newtonmore and Kingussie before joining the A9 North.