nice one Alex.
I am trying to get use of a private parking space behind one of the shops off Bread St (in a back vennel) we can use for a couple of hours. it would keep the bikes off the road and out of the way, if they're lashed up with tents and stuff. My mate's tea/coffee shop (Bread St) would be a good place to hang out and not be at work. Hopefully he'll let me know in a couple of days.
Andy, yeah, we did that a couple of years ago; and it was really good. but motorbikers are a fickle/busy bunch. and we've had 3 of us camping at other times. it does take a bit of organising (though Bruce makes it look easy! :-) ), and trying to get a consensus with such a disparate bunch of people can take a while.
this time around we were really looking to have something sorted for the Cannich boys coming back from their West Africa jaunt. And what with the belly dancing now being put on....
Cannich is a great little place to spend a couple of nights. but, it's just not possible to do it both ways.
so.. get in Friday pm and put in some time at the bar (setting up tent first is optional), we do plan to go for a long ride on Saturday, and maybe back down through the Cairngorms on the Sunday (maybe) and back to Edn for those working on Monday. For the lucky few I guess you'll be heading further north or west. I might head up to Durness to visit a chocolate shop up there.
At least, as we are staying in one place, we don't need to pack/unpack all the camping gear. the guys with the tee-pee's appreciate two nights in one place :-)