With the end of year exams over for all our members, new Social Secretary Hamish Leeson quickly took over in his new committee role, organising a GUAC outing for a barbeque on the banks of the picturesque Loch Lomond.
Given the complexities of work for a number of our members, the date had to be planned in advance, meaning the weather forecast remained a mystery as the first Thursday of June was selected. As it turned out, we had selected the single wettest day of the week for our fun filled expedition to Scotland’s most popular national park.
Nonetheless, the group of 20 set off in high spirits from Queen Street Station, some having travelled for three hours simply for this day out. Although the morning had remained dry, by the time of departure the heavens opened…
Eventually arriving on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, those leading decided to find a remote spot, not hard considering the lack of visitors given the weather conditions.
Spot found, attempts were made to start the barbeque, alas to no avail. Our intrepid explorers had to make do with cracking open a few cold ones and passing round packs of biscuits.
However, there was still a thirst for barbeque (and a lot of food to use up) so upon return to the bright lights of Glasgow, the group reconvened for some oven-baked burgers.
Keen to end his maiden voyage into the world of GUAC socials, our new social sec opted for underappreciated Glasgow institution that is La Cheetah to bring the night to a close. For those that survived until the end, this proved a popular outing.
GUAC will reconvene in the summer for a special trip up to a Highland Games event, more details coming soon.