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AMAST 2002


The detailed timetable is available (pdf AMAST timetable). If you don't want to download that, here is an outline of events:
Monday 12th July   9am start, with one of the invited speakers.

A full day of talks, with some AMAST talks and some talks from ARTS.

MPC runs concurrently

Civic reception in the evening.

Tuesday 13th July   A full day of AMAST talks.

MPC runs concurrently

Wednesday 14th July   A full day of AMAST talks.

MPC and CMPP run concurrently

Thursday 15th July   A half day of AMAST talks.

Afternoon excursion to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, followed by the conference dinner in a scenic Scottish village.

Friday 16th July   A full day of AMAST talks.

Conference ends at 5pm.

The excursion

Scotland is renowned for its beautiful unspoilt scenery. The tour will encompass the mountains, lochs and glens of the Scottish countryside.

After lunch we will drive to Callander, a small town very popular with visitors. We will spend an hour in Callander for shopping or walking.

We then cross the Highland Boundary fault line to enter the Highlands of Scotland for a drive through the area known as the Trossachs. Here you will see Lochs Venachar and Achray, before we ascend the Duke’s Pass, where we will stop at a mountain viewpoint for photographs.

Heading down to the little village of Aberfoyle, we come to the Lowlands and drive across country to the famous Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, the largest area of fresh water in the UK. We will stop at the idyllic village of Luss and take a stroll down to the waterside to admire the superb views across the loch towards Ben Lomond. Many will be familiar with the song of Loch Lomond and your STAGS guide will explain the extraordinary story behind the writing of the song.

Time for Dinner! This will be enjoyed at the Winnock Hotel in the small village of Drymen. The hotel is formed from a row of 18th century weaver's cottages and alongside is the oldest licensed pub in Scotland, the Clachan. A pipe band usually plays in Drymen square (just outside the hotel) on Thursday evenings (to be confirmed for 2004).

Throughout your travels your guide will pick out points of interest, explain some of the history of Scotland and tell you about the life of the Highlanders long ago, especially Rob Roy MacGregor, who was born in the area and became a legend in his own lifetime!

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