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> Aberfoyle, A great day oot in the Trossachs!
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post 25th Mar 2011, 08:52pm
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Aye it was such a great day 'oot' my Mum uprooted us from Glasgow and we moved there in 1967 ( well Inversnaid first for a year. Then to Aberfoyle)! I just wondered how many of you had days out there, or holidayed there, or visited Dounans Camp, or ( in the teen years) danced the night away at the Rob Roy Motel Oh the number of lovely lads I snogged at that disco................*sigh* biggrin.gif
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post 26th Mar 2011, 03:23am
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Loved that whole area!..I remember trudging up that hill from Aberfoyle to camp out with leaky tents and wet firewood!!!...Great old times
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post 26th Mar 2011, 03:27am
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No leaky tent here!....Stayed at this lovely Hotel for a week last time I was in that area!!
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post 26th Mar 2011, 08:57am
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QUOTE (McLay @ 25th Mar 2011, 09:15pm) *
Aye it was such a great day 'oot' my Mum uprooted us from Glasgow and we moved there in 1967 ( well Inversnaid first for a year. Then to Aberfoyle)! I just wondered how many of you had days out there, or holidayed there, or visited Dounans Camp, or ( in the teen years) danced the night away at the Rob Roy Motel Oh the number of lovely lads I snogged at that disco................*sigh* biggrin.gif

My pal and me played the accordion at the Inversnaid hotel every Monday night for about a year. cool.gif


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post 26th Mar 2011, 06:10pm
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Would love to have heard you Brian...That Hotel I stayed at was the 'Forest Hills'..I stayed in the original house section.
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post 26th Mar 2011, 06:13pm
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This was the view from my room!
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post 12th Jun 2012, 09:36am
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When me and ma brothers were jist bairns our mum and dad had a caravan at balfron which if i remember wasnt that far from aberfoyle. We had an aunt and uncle who also had a caravan there. I think the name of the place may have been Rennies motor tourist site or maybe it was just Rennies caravan site. the place was full of trees and midges were everywhere you just couldnt get away from them. I also recall a swimming pool but the water looked so horrible my dad warned us never to get in it. The caravan had a toilet out at the back but it was real scary because it was full of creepy crawlies and if it was dark ootside dad would give us a torch and that made it even scarier. However in spite of all this we had a lot of fun there......I think!!
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post 12th Jun 2012, 09:53am
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QUOTE (brian432 @ 26th Mar 2011, 10:12am) *
My pal and me played the accordion at the Inversnaid hotel every Monday night for about a year. cool.gif


Hi Brian. If my memory serves me right The Inversnaid Hotel was on the banks of loch lomond up near to the narrows. When i was in my early 20's i had a speedboat at balmaha and would often on warm balmy evenings speed up to the hotel for a drink with a couple of my mates or if it was a weekend and i had a girlfriend with me enjoy a few drinks and an excellent lunch. Lots of the boating fraternity used the jetties in front of the hotel......... fond memories indeed
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post 19th Nov 2012, 04:49pm
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The Trossachs mean a great deal to me. I spent my teenage years cycling each weekend around the area, staying nights in the SYHA Hostels and what great fun it all was. It was wonderful to meet all those people from foreign lands and made a great impression on my rather sheltered Glasgow childhood. I always travelled with a group of pals who would meet up in the town then head for the Erskine Ferry and once on the other side we made for any one of many Hostels dotted around the lochs. I remember with great affection all the places mentioned in previous posts, from Balloch, Rowardennan, Lendrick, Balquihidder, Tarbert etc etc. all full of marvellous memories. One fine weekend, my pal and I were staying at Lendrick Hostel near Callander and we met two American lassies who were carrying large loads on their bikes compared with our small bags, so we swapped bikes as we wended our way through the Trossaches, eventually arriving at Inversnaid and the hotel for a cuppa tea. We had to wave to the ferryman from Upper Inveruglas to come and fetch us across Loch Lomond, where we parted, the girls going north to Arrochar and we going south back to Balloch and then home. I still remember Lois Fredricksen from Sioux Falls, South Dakota! Examining road maps today I can scarcely believe the distances we used to cover in 2 days - it would be impossible now to even think about it!
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