It is proposed to organise a short rally which would offer the opportunity on Drive It Day to participate in the gathering at the Summerlee Industrial Heritage site in Coatbridge; this event which has now been regularly run for ten years normally attracts between 150 and 200 cars of all types and makes it possible to raise significant amounts to support the Childrens Hospice Association. To date approximately £45,000 has been passed on, largely due to Joe Kelly’s organisational involvement.
It had been hoped to arrange accommodation at New Lanark, but this proved impossible so provisional reservations have been made at the Peebles Hydro – see picture below and note of charges.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th:
£153.00 Standard double/twin (double occupancy)
£125.50 Standard double (single occupancy)
£77.00 Single room
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th:
£128.00 Standard double/twin (double occupancy)
£99.50 Standard double (single occupancy)
£64.00 Single room
Where available, rooms can be upgraded within the hotel with our feature rooms which face out to the front of the hotel carrying a £20.00 per night supplement and our signature rooms, (we’ve got the 2 suites and 2 balcony rooms) being £40.00.
I can build the rates to include the private dining supplement should you wish and this would be an additional £10.00 per person for a set menu offering or from £13.50 if you’d like to pre-order with 2 choices per course.
No final commitment has been made pending some certainty of the likely interest, but this will need to be confirmed by mid-January to avoid abortive costs. All those who would be likely to attend should contact John McCombie as soon as possible to ensure the concessionary terms offered by the Hydro are secured. Longer stays can be booked on the same terms.
No formal programme is intended, but visits to the World Heritage Site at New Lanark, the Dawyck branch of the Scottish Botanical gardens and other attractions in the Scottish borders are within easy reach.
Full particulars will be sent to all those interested in mid-January, when individuals will be asked to make arrangements with the Hydro direct.