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This year's ScotWays AGM will be held at the Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth PH2 0TH on Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm.
For more information on the Dewars Centre location, please view details here.
The centre is a short walk from Perth railway station, and has plenty of parking.
Lunch will be available at 12 noon, for those who have booked. If you are wanting to attend and have lunch, we will need to know via the ScotWays office no later than Thursday 8th November.
For those not joining us for lunch, tea and coffee will be available before the AGM starts at 1.30pm.
We look forward to welcoming you on the day!
A copy of last year's draft AGM minutes are available to download.
A copy of this year's Final Accounts to 30 June 2018 are available to download.
We are aware that the ancient route from Maudslie, near Gladhouse to the B7007 (The Granites) road in Borders, has been recently blocked.
The blockage at NT 316 524 is by a deer fence, and at NT 314 525 by a padlocked deer gate.
It is possible to avoid these blockages by using a stock gate at approx NT 313523, in the short term. It may be quite boggy and wet between the deer gate and the stock gate, it has been delightfully dry this summer, so it is difficult to assess, but the vegetation is rushes, so that probably means bog!
We’ve just heard that the materials for the replacement bridge have been ordered and it is under construction in a yard in Fort William, from where it will be transported to Mallaig. Meantime, the estate has been taking advantage of the good weather and low water levels to reinforce the piers.
The plan is for it to be in by winter – hopefully, October, but November at the latest. However, the timescales for transporting the bridge up the loch and installing it are dependent upon having a good weather window.
Our thanks to all who have contributed.
Click here to view previous article on the bridge.
UPDATE: - Thanks to Mountaineering Scotland for an update on this story (28/8/2018). The Estate has now said the new bridge will be ready late spring/early summer 2019. We will keep you updated as we get more news.
We are looking for an Access Enquiries Assistant to help with requests for rights of way searches from the public, solicitors and developers, and a range of other duties to maintain our busy office in Edinburgh.
The post is a full-time, temporary post, 35 hours per week for 12-months, for which the salary is £19,525. We will consider an application from candidates for a shorter period too.
Please note that the Society is currently reviewing its internal processes and it is possible that this post may become permanent in the role as advertised or in a revised role.
Applications for this post are now closed.
HOW TO APPLY:-
Please send your CV accompanied by a covering letter setting out
· How your skills and experience would enable you to meet the requirements of this post as outlined in the person specification and job description, providing specific examples
· Why you want this job (in no more than 100 words)
· Whether you would prefer a 12 month or shorter contract.
· Details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Please state whether we may contact them prior to interview.
· Whether you are currently eligible for employment in the UK.
Please state what documentation you can provide to demonstrate this, e.g. British passport/European Economic Area identity card/full birth certificate/passport or travel document showing an authorisation to reside and work in the UK.
The application date for this post has now passed. Thanks for all your interest.
Applications received afterwards may not be considered.
If a job offer is made, the candidate will be required to fill in simple forms covering any relevant health issues and criminal convictions. Referees are not normally contacted prior to a job offer. Thus, any job offer will be subject to satisfactory references and no unacceptable issues under health and criminal convictions.
Thank you for your interest in the post. If you do not hear within three weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application is unlikely to have been successful on this occasion.
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