22nd September is the First TARS Global Reading Event. Be prepared to read an AR title while you have your photo taken by a friend, relative or total stranger! Then upload it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter #TARSGlobal2018 etc, email it to this website or post hard copies to the TARS Librarian. The photos collected will be used to make a mosaic for the IAGM 2019.

Literary Day 29th September at the AK Bell Library,Perth.
2-8 York Place, PH2 8EP in the Sandiman Room.
10.15 am Arrivals Tea, Coffee.
10:30 Welcome and Introduction.
10.45 – 11.45 Elsie Miller ‘Children’s Books on Postage Stamps’.
12 – 1 Lunch will be on sale in the venue or bring a packed lunch.
1.15 – 2.15 Oliver Eade ‘Myths, Legends and Reality’.
Author of ‘Northwards’ ‘The Kelpie’s Eyes’ & ‘Monkey King’s Revenge’.
2.30 – 3.30 Winifred Wilson ‘Knit one, Purl one slip a Quant pole’.
Conclusion. Vacate Room 4pm.
The library is near the train and bus stations. The cost is £12 for members £14 non members including teas and coffees but not lunch. Booking is essential by 12th September.

We will start 2019 with the AR Birthday Lunch and AGM at Hawes Inn South Queensferry. Non members can be booked in to attend the lunch and members can come to the AGM without attending the lunch.

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.

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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 Northern & Scotland banner at hut.

2018, like 2017 started off with the Arthur Ransome Birthday Meal and AGM at the Hawes Inn South Queensferry where the Committee was elected. On 12th May we visited the National Library of Scotland Kelvin Hall Collections, Glasgow with lunch afterwards in the Museum & Art Gallery opposite. On 30th June we did the Galloway Viaduct Walk in beautiful sunshine after a slow lunch in Gatehouse of Fleet.

1st to 3rd September 2017 the TARS Literary Weekend was at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh with interesting & relevant talks, bookstalls and much networking.

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.