Grantown on Spey 3rd and 4th of September 2022 Road Run and Social Weekend
The members met up at Gloagburn Farm Shop and Café for our breakfast. After our superb breakfast we visited Stanley Mills run by Historic Scotland. This gave us the opportunity to explore the mill buildings to discover the many changes that took place over 200 years and get an insight into the lives of the mill workers mostly women and children.
For 200 years, this spectacular mill harnessed the power of the River Tay to produce textiles. Built in the 1780s, the mill complex was altered many times to keep up with the industry’s changing demands, before it finally closed in 1989.
On leaving the mill we made our way north to Grantown on Spey via Glenshee with a stop in Tomintoul for a break. The roads and scenery were stunning with the autumn colours and this is always a fantastic run. Once we got booked into the Grant Arms Hotel we met up for drinks and a chat. Later we have a lovely three course meal with plenty to eat and drink.
On Sunday after our cooked breakfast, we had a quick look round the farmer’s market.
Finally, in heavy rain, we packed up and had a drive to the Rali Café by Kingussie for a cuppie and a snack before heading home.
Many thanks to Steve and Duncan for organising our weekend.