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The Easter Weekend - Ullapool
Sat 15th Apr 2017 to Mon 17th Apr 2017
organised by Central Scotland

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The Easter Weekend - Ullapool here we come again.

Saturday 15th to Monday 17th April 2017

For our 2017 Easter weekend well be returning one of the very best areas of Scotland in which to enjoy driving your MX-5, Ullapool, Wester Ross.

This is a wild and beautiful area of Scotland, dominated by imposing mountains and breathtaking scenery. When you include some of the very best MX-5 style roads in Europe, the area is absolutely worth visiting whatever the weather.

Read all about our previous visits to this area in 2014, 2015 and 2016


Our accommodation for two nights will be at The Royal Hotel, Garve Road, Ullapool. IV26 2SY Tel: 01854 612181

Once again Maria has managed to negotiate a great deal with the hotel. This is only 1 more than the previous 3 years for a double, and no change for a single

  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast in a balcony room overlooking Loch Broom for only 135.00 per couple per night.

  • A balcony room for single occupancy is 67 DB&B per night.

  • The hotel is holding 15 rooms for us until the end of January. To avoid disappointment make sure you phone the hotel to book your room asap. Make sure you quote The MX-5 Owners Club to ensure you receive the above rates.

    The routes and lunch stops on Saturday and Monday will be posted once details are finalised.

    The Sunday lunch stop will be at the Applecross Inn, a beautiful location and famed for their excellent bar lunches. And of course we have the stunning drive over the Bealach Na Bah.

    Event Organisers: Jim & Drew


    Once again we intend to have an Easter egg rolling competition. Prizes will be given for the best decorated egg and furthest rolled. So remember to bring your decorated hard-boiled egg along and join in the fun.
    Following the success of last year's competition, there will also be an Easter Bonnet competition.

    A raffle will be held with the proceeds this year going to -

    Children's Hospice Association Scotland  and Combat Stress

    Donations of prizes are always welcome.

    Royal Hotel Rooms Booked To Date

    01 - Maria & Jim
    02 - Wattie & Janet
    03 - Drew & Ali
    04 - Marcia & Raymond
    05 - Rosie & Alan
    06 - Jacqueline & Ian
    07 - Mariya & Dave
    08 - Karine & Hugh
    09 - John
    10 - Carol & Evan
    11 - Irene & Ian
    12 - Bobbie & Richard
    13 - Dawn & Steven

    Other Hotel

    02 - Alison & Philip


    Start point: Sainsbury's, Drip Road, Stirling, FK8 1RA  (Assemble 9:00 for 09:30 Start) Top up fuel
    1st Stop: The Green Wellie, Tyndrum (Toilets)
    2nd Stop: Brewers Fayre, Fort William. Fuel and lunch stop. Lunch at Brewers Fayre next door to Morrison's petrol station - choose from standard or snack menu - your choice.
    3rd Stop: Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit (Toilets & Re-group)
    4th Stop: The Royal Hotel, Ullapool (IMPORTANT: Fill up your petrol tanks for the Sunday run)

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    Start point: The Royal Hotel, Ullapool (Assemble 9:15 for 9:30 Start)
    The Easter Sunday drive takes us from Ullapool to Garve then south west to Achnasheen and onwards to Lochcarron. From there we head west to  the Bealach na Ba, where we will have our easter egg rolling competition at the car park at the summit. After the joys of egg rolling we head to the Applecross Inn for lunch. After lunch we follow the stunning coast road north to Loch Torridon and onwards to Kinlochewe, Loch Maree, Gairloch and Inverewe before making our way back to Ullapool.
    Stop 1: Loch Carron (comfort break)
    Stop 2: Bealach (Easter egg rolling)
    Stop 3: applecross Inn (lunch)
    Stop 4: KInlochewe (Comfort break)
    Stop 5: Ullapool (End of run)

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    Start point: Royal Hotel, Ullapool (Assemble 9:45 for 10:00 Start)
    1st Stop: Inverness Tesco (Fuel stop)
    2nd Stop: The Garth Hotel, Granton on Spey (Lunch)
    3rd Stop: Glenshee Ski Centre (Toilets)
    4th Stop: Tesco Car Park, Crieff Road, Perth (End of Run)

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    Your Comments
    17th Apr 2017 16:49 :: Dave
    Great weekend, thanks for the organisation.  Home safely.

    17th Apr 2017 17:00 :: Bobbie & Richard
    Great weekend as usual. Thanks to Drew and Jim for organising.  Big shout out to Wattie for a very entertaining quiz. Apologies to Alan for winning again.  Won't be at the next pub night but looking forward to the next run.

    17th Apr 2017 17:19 :: Jim and Maria
    Thanks to Drew, Ali, Raymond and Marcia for looking after us on our runs, Walter for a superb quiz, Maria for organising the hotel and menus and all the members who make this a great Easter weekend away.

    17th Apr 2017 18:30 :: Steven & Dawn
    Huge thanks to Drew, Ali, Raymond & Marcia for another well planned weekend away. Thanks also to Maria for sorting the hotel & to Wattie for his quiz. We had a superb time & a great laugh. Thanks also to the company that we shared over the few days away. It certainly made the difference. Hope you all arrived back safely

    17th Apr 2017 18:53 :: Hugh & Karine
    Another cracking weekend, thanks to Drew and Ali, Raymond and Marcia for organising and Maria for the hotel. Also Walter quiz master supreme. Great to see folk, see you all again at the end of May.

    17th Apr 2017 19:54 :: Bobbie & Richard
    Got it wrong again! Thanks Raymond and Marcia. Great weekend. Should also have said All the best to Alison and Philip for nexf weekend (They're getting married folks)

    17th Apr 2017 20:51 :: Ian and Irene
    Many thanks to all who helped make a great weekend.

    17th Apr 2017 20:53 :: alan & rosie
    Brilliant weekend thanks to Drew,Ali.Raymond and Marcia for all their hard work and organisation.and thanks to walter for the high quality entertainment.

    17th Apr 2017 21:57 :: Drew & Ali
    Thanks all for a great weekend and your comments to Raymond me and our better halves.
    Report added

    18th Apr 2017 07:52 :: Hugh & Karine
    Another cracking weekend, thanks to Drew and Ali, Raymond and Marcia for organising and Maria for the hotel. Also Walter quiz master supreme. Great to see folk, see you all again at the end of May.

    18th Apr 2017 09:27 :: Wattie97
    Fab weekend with our MX5 cronies. Huge thanks to all who helped with organising this trip. The runs were super hotel spot on and company well up to to standard.
    Glad you enjoyed quiz and see you all soon. Wattie.

    18th Apr 2017 10:42 :: Jacqueline & Ian
    Another brilliant Easter weekend on fabulous roads with even better company. Many thanks to everyone who made it all possible.

    18th Apr 2017 16:51 :: Raymond & Marcia
    Many thanks to all, you made it the weekend it was. The "going clockwise" this year was something different, perhaps a bit busier but that's Easter for you... but entertaining on Monday!
    Thanks to Ian for leading us homeward from Grantown on Spey.

    19th Apr 2017 16:43 :: Carol & Evan
    Great WE, many thanks to Drew Ali, Raymand & Marcia, & Wattie, who made it all possible.

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