SCOTTISHMINI YEAR OPENER
Minis brave conditions for a run around the Trossachs
Eight Minis and 17 hardy folk braved the weather for Scottishmini’s year-opening run around central Scotland on Sunday April 3.
Meeting up at Dobbies Garden Centre in Stirling, in typical April rain, they set off on a fun route around the Trossachs, via Callander, the Duke’s Pass, Aberfoyle, Kinlochard and on to a breakfast stop at Stronalacher Pier at the west-end of Loch Katrine. Descending en-mass on the small tea-room at the head of the pier caused an unexpected rush of orders, but excellent bacon and egg rolls and cakes as well as hot drinks were greatly appreciated by the colder members of the group.
After a blether (Scottish for a “chat”), and with the weather improving, everyone set off homeward again, although some took a longer route home along the Fife Coastal tourist route back to Edinburgh from Stirling. Hopefully with better weather more Scottish Minis can be tempted out for future events. Most of the folk in attendance were new to the Scottish Mini scene, and it’s always good to see new faces.
It was a bit of a wet one!