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Lanarkshire ramblers hit the jackpot thanks to donation from distillery

Monklands Ramblers received a generous donation towards their bus hire costs from an Airdrie distillery.

And it was ‘Slanj’ to Inver House distillers – whose head office is based at the town’s Roughrigg Road – after they served up a very welcome £500 to the group.

Eileen Rae from the company told Lanarkshire Live : “Monklands Ramblers is an association we are happy to support.

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“It fits perfectly with our social sustainability commitments both in relation to community and the health and wellbeing of our staff. We are delighted to be involved with this local organisation.”

Member Alan Robertson, who works in the lab at Inver House distillery, led his first walk for the club at Hillend near Edinburgh last weekend.

Monklands Ramblers, which was formed in 1985, has been running continuously until lockdown in March 2020.

Lanarkshire ramblers hit the jackpot thanks to donation from distillery

Douglas Bryson, the club’s treasurer told us : “We use a 50 seater coach as transport to all walks every fortnight.

“In a normal non-COVID year we would have about 25 hires per year and we try to encourage participation by keeping fares as low as possible, which is greatly helped by sponsor support.

“That allows us to offer a ‘fit for a fiver’ introductory fare on someone’s first walk with the club.”

Average walks by the group are about 10 miles and vary from Munros to easier coastal walks.

Lanarkshire ramblers hit the jackpot thanks to donation from distillery

Since restarting in May, they have visited Arrochar, Abernethy, Aberfoyle, Blair Atholl, Bridge of Orchy, Comrie, Dunbar, Dunkeld, Falkland, Hillend, Melrose and Peebles.

All club officials are unpaid volunteers, who offer a professional service to their many members.

The team of walk leaders devise the walks and prepare routes in advance using their skills in navigation and risk assessment.

They also prepare the morning and post-walk social stops and the more experienced group members train others in the skills of map reading, leadership and administration necessary to arrange a successful walk.

The group’s final walk of this year will take place this Sunday, December 5 from Cramond to South Queensferry before it breaks up for the festive holidays until it restarts in January.

And for more information on the Monklands rambling group, visit their website.

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