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Scotland

The TARS Expedition to Great Northern? country. Uig, Isle of Lewis 21st to 25th May 2018 should be booked by 20th November 2017 using the form in Signals or contact hilaryandjohnpearson@hotmail.com for details. Non members can apply in case there are any spare places.

The Hawes Inn has been booked for the Arthur Ransome Birthday Lunch and TARS Scotland AGM on 20th January 2018. Menu to follow nearer the time.

Tars Scotland covers all parts north of the border. Members can contact the Scotland Committee via the details published in Signals or via Contacts section of this website marking the message as being for Scotland.
Events organised through the year are advertised in Signals, in the Upcoming Events section of this website home page & below.

Our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/The-Arthur-Ransome-Society-Scotland-925624900898068/

The Joint Scotland and Northern Region Camp was from July 28th to August 6th 2017 & a good time was had by all participants.

GAC TARS Northern & Scotland jetty

GAC Tars Northern & Scotland. HQ window

GAC Northern & Scotland banner at hut.


1st to 3rd September in Edinburgh saw the TARS Literary Weekend at Pollock Halls with interesting & relevant talks, bookstalls and much networking.

2017 started off with the Arthur Ransome Birthday Meal (one of 5 throughout the UK) and AGM on 21st January at the Hawes Inn in South Queensferry where the Committee was elected.

In 2016 we hosted the International AGM in Dumfries, held our second stall at the Scottish Ship Show in Edinburgh, visited Abbotsford House via the Borders Railway and had our Literary Day at Pitlochry in October.

Stop Press

BBC4 (television) are broadcasting a programme ‘Britain’s Lost Waterlands: Escape to Swallows and Amazons Country’ at 8pm on Wednesday 6 July. According to the Guardian “chateau renovator Dick Strawbridge and Professor Alice Roberts explore some of the landscapes that inspired Arthur Ransome’s tales of children messing about on the water. While Strawbridge navigates the waterways of the Lake District, the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk’s coastline in a variety of creaky tubs, Roberts prowls the surrounding countryside in search of wildlife”.