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The Easter Weekend
Sat 30th Mar 2013 to Mon 1st Apr 2013
organised by Central Scotland

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The Easter Weekend

Saturday 30th March to Monday 1st April

Meet at 09:30 for a 10:00 departure

Tesco Car Park,
Crieff Road,

Saturday Route Information
Sunday Route Information
Monday Route Information
Easter Egg Rolling Competition

For our 2013 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 breath taking 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 2010 and 2011


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

The Royal Hotel

Once again we've also managed to negotiate a great deal with the hotel.

  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast in a balcony room overlooking Loch Broom for only 120.00 per couple per night. Note: This is the same price we paid in 2010.

  • A balcony room for single occupancy is 60 DB&B per night.

  • The hotel is holding 20 rooms until the end of December. 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.


    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.

    Event Organisers: Heather & Chic

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


    Donations of prizes are always welcome.

    Royal Hotel Rooms Booked To Date

    01 - Maria & Jim
    02 - Janet & Wattie
    03 - Eileen & Gavin
    04 - Heather & Chic
    05 - Ian
    06 - Rosie & Alan
    07 - Ali & Drew
    08 - Marcia & Raymond
    09 - Margaret & David
    10 - Carol & Evan
    11 - Kay & Norman
    12 - Rosie & Frank
    13 - Irene & Ian
    14 - Linda & Bill


    Start point: Tesco Car Park, Crieff Road, Perth (Assemble 9:30 for 10:00 Start)
    1st Stop: Glenshee Ski Centre (Toilets)
    2nd Stop: The Garth Hotel, Granton on Spey (Lunch - Soup & sandwiches)
    3rd Stop: Dolphin and Seal Centre, North Kessock (Toilets & Re-group)
    4th Stop: Ullapool (IMPORTANT: Fill up your petrol tanks for the Sunday run)

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    Start point: Royal Hotel, Ullapool (Assemble 9:30 for 9:45 Start)
    1st Stop: Gairloch (Toilets)
    2nd Stop: The Applecross Inn (Lunch)
    3rd Stop: Lochcarron (Toilets & Re-group)
    4th Stop: Achnasheen (Toilets)
    5th Stop: Ullapool

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    Start point: Royal Hotel, Ullapool (Assemble 9:30 for 9:45 Start)
    1st Stop: Fort Augustus (Toilets)
    2nd Stop: Onich Hotel (Lunch)
    3rd Stop: Green Welly, Tyndrum (Toilets)
    4th Stop: Callander (End of Run)

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    Your Comments
    1st Apr 2013 12:09 :: WSBen
    Many thanks to the Central Scotland folks for a fantastic weekend, superb food, company and runs. It all went by too fast. Hope to see you all again soon.

    1st Apr 2013 18:12 :: Chic
    Bill - great to see you both again and hope you enjoyed the weekend
    Thanks again for keeping us updated with weather and road conditions

    1st Apr 2013 19:24 :: alan and rosie
    What a brilliant weekend we had  a huge thanks to chic and heather for organising it. maria and jim for all the work they do and making every one so welcome .and finally to walter who kept us hilariously entertained on saturday night.

    1st Apr 2013 19:53 :: Gavin & Eileen
    What a weekend that was. The weather gods were looking down on us again. Absolutely marvellous sunshine. Good to see our friends from up north and overseas again. Thanks to Chic and Heather for organising the run and Ian doing the route bit and also being tail-gunner for us. Thanks also to our CS ACs Jim & Maria and also my Dad for being as entertaining as usual. Hotel did us proud as always.

    1st Apr 2013 20:21 :: Frank & Rosie
    So sorry we delayed the start!!  However, very many thanks to Maria & Jim and their helpers for organising such a wonderful week-end - it was just Magical!  Look forward to meeting everyone again soon.  Rosie & Frank {half of the Pot Pourri team}.

    1st Apr 2013 21:30 :: WSBen
    I must also mention Gavin\'s dad :). Walter, thanks for the fun quiz, the constant banter, and just generally keeping everyone entertained in true Bo\'ness fashion. Also, thanks to Jim and Maria the CS Acs for keeping things under control (just a pity the April 1st joke did not go to would think it would be easy to steal a car when you have possession of the keys). ;)  I have just been looking at the photos from our camera, and just wishing we could do it all again next weekend :)

    2nd Apr 2013 08:52 :: alan and rosie
    I must also add thank god walters egg didnt win the male competition we would have never heard the end of it.

    2nd Apr 2013 18:31 :: Norman and Kay
    What a fabulous mx5 weekend! We really enjoyed meeting up with all our Scottish friends, thanks for having us!! The runs were breathe taking and I'm so glad we were able to bring the sunshine from Ireland with us! Well done and thanks to all especially Charles and Heather for their hospitality

    2nd Apr 2013 19:52 :: Ali & DRew
    Thanks Chic and Heather for organising a fantastic weekend with blue skies and great roads with stunning views. Thanks also to the entertainment committee (Wattie - famous in the oscar winning film Bo'ness Nights)and everyone else who attended to make a memorable weekend.

    2nd Apr 2013 21:07 :: Jim and Maria
    What a weekend, brilliant. A huge thanks to Chic and Heather for all their hard work organising our three days, to Walter for his tireless work on the egg front and brilliant entertainment. I think that the hotel was the best it has been. Finally, I would like to thank all the members who made this a weekend to remember,

    2nd Apr 2013 22:11 :: Marcia & Raymond
    A truly fantastic weekend with breathtaking scenery & a great route of roads. Evening entertainment plaudit to the Egg Commitee chair, totally on form as we all come to expect.
    Thanks to Chic,Heather, Maria & Jim for all the organisation & planning that went into making this a memorable event & also for getting the weather envelope just right on the day!


    2nd Apr 2013 22:44 :: WSBen
    And I do apologise for having the cleanest MX5.  :(  we live just over the hill from the hotel. We were home very quickly, grass cut, washing done and wine opened (and probably consumed ) before any southerners got home. Please, can we do it all again very soon? Missing you all so much already.  :(

    3rd Apr 2013 08:44 :: Ian
    What a brilliant weekend, the sun gods certainly shone on us all. Many thanks to Heather and Chic for organising everything for us. Love all the photos that have been posted, some should be sent in to STHT.

    3rd Apr 2013 15:18 :: chic and heather
    After all the concerns over the weather and whether the snow was going to disrupt the weekend it turned out to be the weather that enhanced the weekend with glorious sunshine, blue skies and snowcapped mountains making the views sensational- can't remember when I Iast saw ben nevis top so clearly.
    Thanks as always to Wattie for his "entertainment" and particular thanks to all who attended for their company, for joining in and for keeping to the timescales
    The company and banter is what makes these weekends that bit more special

    3rd Apr 2013 19:36 :: wattie97
    Another fantastic weekend with our MX5 cronies. Super roads great company and the hotel was better than ever.
    Huge thanks to Chic and Heather and Jim and Maria for all the organising.We had a great time. Photies look super by the way.

    3rd Apr 2013 20:57 :: Margaret & David
    Thanks to everyone for a memorable weekend, fantastic weather, lovely views, great roads and entertaining company.    Hopefully the first of many this year, see you all soon.

    8th Apr 2013 15:59 :: Evan & Carol
    Great weekend, great weather , great runs, great company, great Hotel & food. Many thanks to Heather & Chick, Jim & Maria, Walter & Ian, for al the work they put in.

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