Back issues of recent GSG Newsletters which were distributed electronically are made available here. Newsletters are issued every couple of months but the main GSG organ, the Bulletin, is not available online, sorry. Newsletters 155-166 which are not currently available will be added as soon as the current and previous newsletter editors getup to speed on the workings of the website and can catch up on the back-log.
GSG Annual Dinner Weekend
Despite dire weather the 2012 Annual Dinner weekend was a success and I believe all enjoyed the GSG's nearest dinner yet to the North Pole. Thanks are due to Colin Coventry for selecting the Smoo Cave Hotel, and to the hotel for their elastic dining room that extended from an initial estimate of about 40 for the dinner to a near record attendance of 68. Colin selected the local Youth Hostel for accommodation. It opened under the SYHA RentaHostel scheme especially for the GSG. Quite a few of us also enjoyed nights either in Colin's house or camped on his front lawn. The weekend started early with members arriving at Taigh nam Famh from Tuesday onwards.
More Discoveries in Appin - The team investigating both new and old areas in Appin has chalked up more successes. First they visited Own Hole in Glen Creran after a gap of many years by the GSG and found a new connection through a squeeze that before had probably been written off as 'too tight'. Then taking a fresh look at the limestone band along the western slopes of Glen Stockdale found some new passage near Claon Uamh and Rock Shelter 3...
A GSG team met ex-member George Kennedy in Appin on Saturday June 30th and found several entrances in a patch of limestone he'd investigated up the Allt Buidhe east of Druimvuic at the head of Loch Creran. They have been provisionally named as Rowan Tree Cave, Eton Hole, Bitchlicking Hole and Tight'un. George's Jack Russell is responsible for one of those names.
The GSG Jubilee publication 'Decades in the Dark' has won the Tratman Award for 2011. This is presented to the author of the best caving-related publication of the year. It was judged by three independent cavers who make their recommendation to the Ghar Parau Foundation which funds the award. The 2011 judges were Ric Halliwell, Chris Howes and Martin Mills. Opinion was also sought from a wider readership.
Progress in Applecross, Hidden Earth 2011, CAG - a new BCRA SIG, MCR 75th Anniversary, The 2011 J'Rat Digging Award, Caving, 2011/12 Meets and Events, Membership News, The Club Library, SRT Training - Saturday 10th September, Elphin Caving Centre, Hut News, Internet Caving & Assynt News.
Scotland's Finest Formations, The GSG Jubilee Events, GSG Annual Dinner 2011, GSG Jubilee Memorabilia, Caving, Surveying with Sound!, Collapse in Nine Lums Mine?, 2011 Meets and Events, Membership News, SRT Training, Elphin Caving Centre, Internet Caving, Assynt News.
GSG Annual General Meeting 2011, The GSG Jubilee Events - 50 Years of Scottish Caving, Caving, New Discoveries in Applecross, Gaping Gill via Marilyn Pot (Disappointment Pot), Cleaves Cove, 2011 Meets and Events, Membership News, Hut News, Film Review Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, 2011) Rated U, Booklet Review: De Profundis By Alan L. Jeffreys, Internet Caving, Assynt News.
GSG Annual Dinner 2010, Annual Dinner 2011, Annual Subscriptions 2011, We Are Graciously Pleased to Announce Our Jubilee, Caving, Progress or not on SNH Monitoring Contract, East Wemyss Raiders, Tyndrum Lead Mines, Jacobite Cave found Underwater, Iceland's Earlier Settlers, Training Questionnaire Results, 2011 Meets and Events, Membership News, Elphin Caving Centre, Internet Caving, Assynt News, Meghalaya Calendar - 2011.
Hidden Earth 2010, Danger! Beware Wetsocks!, Cave Dig offered on Free Transfer, GSG Midsummer BBQ, Croatian cavers visit the UK, GSG Distribution Lists, Caving in the Australian Outback, Stainless Steel does Corrode!, GSG Wins SNH Monitoring Contract, 2010/11 Meets and Events, News from the Islands, Membership News, Ghillie & Fidra, Gilmerton Cove, CLUB LIBRARY: S A L E S A L E S A L E, Elphin Caving Centre, Hut Update, GSG Christmas Meal, Assynt News, Internet Caving, Training Questionnaire, CLUB BEER LABEL COMPETITION.
GSG Annual Dinner 2010, 50th Jubilee Celebrations, Skull Scanning and a Sea Food Diet, Caving - Assynt, QRA Field Meeting NW Scotland, Creag nan Uamh is Crumbling!, Uamh nan Brig O'Doon, Upper Flood Swallet, Charterhouse, Mendips Saturday 6 February 2010, Croatian Expedition to the UK, Latest Caving Aid - a Yacht, Membership News, Is That So?, Mendip Cave Registry & Archive, Elphin Caving Centre, Assynt News, Internet Caving, Speleocamp Slovenia - 2011, CLUB COMPETITION - ABOUT BEER!, News from Mendip, Bowden Hill, GSG Expatriates' Weekend, 5-6 June,