The Latest News from Strathkelvin Ramblers

Short Walk on Thursday 13th July 2017Walks

Posted by Webmaster Tue, July 11, 2017 09:10:01

Walk around Kirkintilloch approximately 3 miles.

Meet @ Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre @ 10.00 a.m.

After the walk, coffee @ Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre.

Interested? then see you on Thursday.

Best regards,


Short Walk on Thursday 6th July 2017Walks

Posted by Webmaster Fri, June 30, 2017 10:03:00

Please note - Gordon Brown will be leading this walk.

Short walk on Thursday 6th July 2017 meet @ Barleybank Car Park / St Mary's Church @ 10.00 a.m.

Walk from Kirkintilloch to Harestanes approximately 3 miles.

Catch bus back to Kirkintilloch.

After the walk, coffee @ Kirky Puffer

Interested? then see you on Thursday.

Best regards


Change to Bus Trip - Saturday 24th June 2017Walks

Posted by Webmaster Fri, June 23, 2017 12:05:33

As a result of adverse weather conditions in the area, the scheduled bus trip to Victoria Bridge has been changed to Peebles at short notice.

Three levels of walk will still be on offer and the departure time remains at 8 a.m.

Please check your inbox for more information.

Ramblers Roadshow event – Dynamic Earth, Saturday 15 July 2017Other

Posted by Webmaster Sun, May 07, 2017 12:29:11

We’re launching the next Ramblers Roadshow event date and location this week. We’d be grateful for your help in supporting the event by promoting the booking link to members in your groups and areas.

Supported by Ramblers Walking Holidays, Ramblers Roadshow events aim to help members to find out more about how to get the most out of their Ramblers membership provides an opportunity for them to meet other members and volunteers and provides direct access to our walking experts and specialist partners. It’s also an opportunity for members to learn more about our organisation and vision, what we do as a charity and the impact that we make, as well as the chance to develop or bush up on skills and knowledge as a walker or as a volunteer.

Each event is free* for Ramblers members.

Attendees can choose 1 x workshop or 2 x skills sessions:

  • Skills session – Introduction to map reading - The map skills session is for new walkers, or current walkers who would like to brush up on basic map reading skill.

  • Skills session - Planning your walk - This is for people who would like to find out more about what to do before going on a walk to make sure they have a fun and safe day. We’ll share best practice, tips on what to take and why, things to do before you go and useful advice for first time walkers.
  • Skills session - How to be Ambassadors for walking in Scotland - Scotland’s access rights are among the best in the world but everyone needs to know their rights and responsibilities and the best way to promote and improve local paths.
  • Using social media to promote your group - This workshop is aimed at volunteers who want to do more social media promotion. It will help you to identify and reach your target audience, create engaging messages and build an online community using social media.

Programme for the day

09:30am Arrive, registration, refreshments

10:00am Welcome

Skills Session Choice 1 & Workshop 1

Skills Session Choice 2 & Workshop 1 (continued)

12:15pm Lunch and Market Place - visit our experts and specialists

Guest Speaker

Ask the experts – LIVE!

Volunteer awards

Thank you and close

16:00pm Walk(s) start

The event is now live - sign up today at

If you have any questions please email
or call on 02073398595 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

Our thanks also go to the Lothian and Borders Area for their support and help with this event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Best Wishes

Ramblers Roadshow events team

Ramblers Roadshow Edinburgh is proud to be sponsored by Ramblers Walking Holidays. Visit them in the market place on the day or for more information please visit

Short Walk on Thursday 11th May 2017Walks

Posted by Webmaster Sun, May 07, 2017 10:58:10

Jim Lawson is continuing his weekly programme of short walks in and around the Kirkintilloch area. The latest walk starts from Milton-of-Campsie.

Short walk on Thursday 11th May 2017 - meet @ Car Park opposite JSK Hair & Beauty, Birdston Road, Milton-of-Campsie @ 10.00 a.m.

The intention is to walk roughly 3 miles in the direction of Clachan-of-Campsie then get the bus back to Milton-of-Campsie. Please remember to bring your bus pass if you have one!

After the walk, coffee at either Café in Clachan-of-Campsie or Café in Milton-of-Campsie.

Interested? then see you on Thursday.

Short Walk on Thursday 4th May 2017Walks

Posted by Webmaster Fri, April 28, 2017 08:52:23

Jim Lawson is continuing his weekly programme of short walks in and around Kirkintilloch. After a tentative start, the numbers attending are now into double figures.

The next short walk is scheduled for Thursday 4th May 2017.

Meet at Barleybank Car Park next to Saint Mary's Church @ 10.00 a.m.

The intention is to walk roughly 3 miles in the direction of Milton of Campsie then get the bus back to Kirkintilloch. Please remember to bring your bus pass if you have one!
After the walk, coffee @ Kirky Puffer.

Interested? then see you on Thursday.

Please note: There is also a walk the previous day (Wednesday 3rd May). The walk is called Find the Osprey and full details can be found in the current programme and on the website.

Short Walk on Thursday 6th April 2017Walks

Posted by Webmaster Wed, April 05, 2017 09:31:08

Jim Lawson is leading a short walk on Thursday 6th April 2017 starting at Barleybank Car Park (adjacent to Saint Mary's Church) @ 10.00 a.m.

The intention is to walk roughly 3 miles and have a coffee in the Kirky Puffer after the walk.

Interested? then see you on Thursday.

24th AGM - 17th November 2016Social Events

Posted by Webmaster Sat, October 08, 2016 11:12:09

The 24th Annual General Meeting of Strathkelvin Ramblers will be held in the Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch on Thursday 17th November 2015, starting at 7.00 pm.

The committee would like to encourage as many members as possible to come along and support our club. In addition to the formal part of the evening where we look back over the past 12 months and start planning for the year ahead there is also the social aspect where we can chat with friends over a cup of tea or coffee and some home baking.

Following the success of the raffle over the last few years, we plan to do the same again at this year’s AGM in order to boost club funds. Donations of raffle prizes can be handed to Ann Martin or any member of the committee.

As you may be aware, our constitution dictates that all committee members retire at the annual general meeting, but are eligible for re-election. A number of the current committee have indicated that they will not be seeking re-election on this occasion. In addition, we have the right to be represented on both the North Strathclyde Area and Scottish Councils. As a consequence, any member of our group has the opportunity to join the committee or to represent Strathkelvin Ramblers at the Area or National level. If any of these roles is of interest, please speak to a member of the committee.

Over the years, ‘low’ walkers have been under- represented on the committee and this is something the existing committee members are keen to redress. If you want to make a contribution to the future well-being of our club by joining the committee, whether you are a ‘high’ or a ‘low’ walker, please give this some serious thought over the next couple of weeks. If you require any further information, any committee member will be happy to help.

The AGM is one of the few occasions over the year where all club members can get together and the committee look forward to welcoming you to the Park Centre on the 17th November.

In a change to previous years, the various papers related to the AGM (agenda, previous minutes, annual reports etc.) will be issued in booklet form. Copies will be distributed on the night. Please click on AGM_Booklet to view the pdf version. The annual accounts are available as a separate document. Please click on Accounts to view.