Our President and his wife hosted the annual Presidents Weekend in Kylesku, Scotland from 1st to 4th October and great fun and companionship was enjoyed by all. 
24 members, partners and guests travelled up by car, train or plane to convene on the Friday in The Ceilidh Place Ullapool for a bite to eat and a tutored tasting of two very impressive and award winning local gins followed in the evening by a fish and chip supper at the impressive Kylesku Hotel.  
Over the next two days, the group enjoyed, walking to deserted castles and lochs; fascinating open air talk by a local historian in Lochinver; a bracing walk along the coast from Clachtoll Beach escorted by the Assynt Ranger taking in the Iron Age Broch; visit to the Stoer Lighthouse with the stunning views out towards the Outer Hebrides; spectacular minibus tours around the dramatic scenery of the Drumbeg Coastal Loop; a demonstration of pottery making and painting and yes a bit of shopping at Highland Stoneware; locally made pies, shortbread and cakes in the newest built Eco home in Assynt; and even a boat trip around the loch in front of the hotel to see the highest waterfall in Europe.  Of course, throughout, everyone tasted the local fare, fantastic locally caught fish, crab and langoustine and partook in the local tipples – silly not to.  
On the Monday the President wished everyone a bon voyage after a hearty Highland Breakfast, which we had been served every day at the hotel.  
Special thanks go to fellow Rotarian Iain Ramsay and his wife Hilary for organising the whole trip and their good friends Phil and Jackie who were on hand the whole time to ferry the entire party around in three minibuses.  After so long in lockdown it was great for the Club to get away for a long weekend and enjoy each other’s company in this outstanding part of the UK