AGM 2008 - progress report

It looks like the hotel is now ALMOST fully booked for our May bank holiday AGM! There are 5 more double rooms in the cottages outside available at the standard agreed price of £31/night, so book NOW in order to avoid disappointment! Ring the Hunting Lodge Hotel on 01583 421323. However, there is a spill-over hotel available just down the road from this one just in case.
The Springbank Distillery is still avoiding me with an answer if they can open for us on the Saturday or not, but I keep working on it. It is not unthinkable we will have to be satisfied with a Monday morning visit before heading back off home, but I'll keep you posted.

So looking forward to this!


via Alan

There looks to be a congregation of about 40 in all heading for Dunkeld with an age span from 4 months to rather older. Dinner on Friday will be around 8.00pm which should accommodate those arriving by train at Dunkeld's stately station.

2007 AGM Details

From Alan via Tom:

Things are moving in preparation for next year. A month or so back Nick, Christine and I surveyed a number of local possibilities (Peebles withdrew) and the Royal Hotel Dunkeld has become next year's venue.
With Nick and Christine retreating to Japan almost immediately thereafter, it just leaves me to pass on the good news.

The terms are £38.00 per person (DB&B) per night and a down payment of £20 will secure a room at this stage. Please make the cheques out to the Hotel but send them to me at: [e-mail if you need Alan's address, I don't want to put it on here!] Let me know whether you want a single, double or twin room - or whatever. As usual the earlier the reply the better the chance of getting what you want.

Detail concerning the hotel can be found at As you will see, the hotel is on the main street in Dunkeld but there is plenty of parking space at the rear. Equally, there is a railway station serving Dunkeld itself so travel should be easier than most years.

Look forward to your replies.

Alan W.

2006 AGM Fully booked.

Tom Troscianko writes that the 2006 meeting is now fully booked, so if you've been swithering about booking a place you can stop - you're too late!

2006 AGM Booking Details

Tom Troscianko sent the details out by e-mail, here they are if you missed it:

  • Dates: Friday 28 April - Monday 1 May 2006
  • Location: Gordon Hotel, The Square, Tomintoul, The Highlands AB37 9ET
  • Phone: 01807 580 206, ask for Ruth Evans
  • Hotel website:
  • Price: UK pounds 45 per person per night incl breakfast and 3-course dinner
  • Booking procedure:

    Send a UK chq for 15 pounds per person to me at the address below. This is a non-returnable deposit. Make chqs out to "The Gordon Hotel". Say what kind of room you want (single, twin, double, or there are some larger rooms. All at the same price per person).

    Please send the chq by 5 January 2006, but the sooner the better - I will fill the rooms in the order I get the chqs, so the sooner you send one, the more chance there is of getting the room you want!

    Nick, Christine, and I went along a few weeks ago and stayed there. It's a slightly creaky Victorian hotel in a fine village (Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands) with lots of space and a meeting room big enough for all of us to eat in and then have our meeting (with an extra adjoining space suitable for music and dancing).

    I attach a pic of us setting off on a walk, which shows the hotel in its village square location.

    Plenty of walks to be had - Cairngorms are just west of Tomintoul, and plenty of low-level walking. Hotel has fishing rights on local river (Avon, tributary of Spey). Food was good and there is a splendid pub next door with a pool table and a barmaid looking for a husband.

    Regarding travel: Easy Jet flies direct to Inverness from Bristol, Gatwick, Luton, and Belfast. I will hope to arrange transfers or perhaps minibus rental. I believe that some of the flights get in at similar times, so perhaps this will work well. More later.

    Public transport is difficult. Nearest station is Aviemore and then taxi. I have some numbers of taxi companies.

    So, for now - send me those cheques!



    Professor Tom Troscianko
    Department of Experimental Psychology
    University of Bristol
    8 Woodland Rd
    Bristol BS8 1TN

    Tel (+44) 0117 928 8565
    Fax (+44) 0117 928 8588


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