Dinner with a difference

Seven Grampian Club members before dinner in a tent, 1931

This wonderful photograph from The Grampian Club collection was published in The Courier and Advertiser on 11th August 1931.  Dressed to impress, these gentlemen were ready for a celebratory dinner in honour of Mr James R Myles. From left to right are Club members, Eric Maxwell, R Ower, James R Myles, George Chalmers, W D Cowley, A M Spence and W Gallie. Despite their dapper dress, the dinner did not take place in a formal setting. In fact, the gentlemen enjoyed dinner in a tent pitched in Glen Geusachan of Mar! The photographer, J E Forrest, was not left out and joined the party for dinner under the canvas.

The Club was formed in 1927. The first meet of 12 members was held in Glen Clova. The club has continued to thrive over the last nine decades and now boasts over 200 members who enjoy a range of outdoor activities including walking, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. As well as outdoor pursuits, other activities include regular indoor meetings to host lectures & slide shows and the publication of The Grampian Club Bulletin.

Over the years, various members of the Club have used their expertise to assist the Tayside Mountain Rescue and other local and national organisations.

The Archive holds The Grampian Club collection which includes, administrative records, hut records, maps and photographs. 









Images from the collections featuring WW1 material