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Social

Hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering aren’t the only things the club has to offer: there is also a very active social side to the club. We meet every Wednesday evening in our usual pub – see the “get involved” page for details. This is an ideal place to catch up, swap stories, have a pint (or more) and find out what is happening at the weekend.

The club also organises a number of social events throughout the year, from meals to ceilidhs and weekends away. All in all a good mix for everyone, and if you think there’s something missing, we’re always open to suggestions!

The exact social calendar varies from one year to the next but we usually put on the following events:

Autumn Ceilidh

This is normally held every October at The Friary Hall in Dundee. Come and join us for a night of Scottish dancing and fun early in the term.

Christmas Dinner

We usually kick off the Christmas season with a themed restaurant dinner in Dundee after which celebrations tend to continue well into the night!

Christmas Meet

Not satisfied with one Christmas Dinner, the club likes to bring a Christmas theme to the last full-weekend trip of the year. This means that along with our mountaineering gear we bring all of the ingredients for a Christmas meal with us to the mountain hut we’re staying at – and have another Christmas Dinner there on the Saturday night – along with some suitable festive drinks of course!

Burns Night Supper

The club does it’s bit to celebrate the Scottish poet Robert Burns each January in a night of tradition with a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties before the ceilidh begins. This is typically at a Dundee hotel (often the Queens Hotel) but we’ve moved it around a few times and once or twice we’ve even had it on board the Frigate Unicorn down at City Quay!

Annual Dinner Weekend

This is the highpoint of the club’s social calendar each year. We end the academic year in style with a weekend of walking/climbing and and partying into the night. It’s usually in May and is the final official trip before the summer break. Arrangements vary from year to year but we tend to go away for the whole weekend (as with a full-weekend meet) but also have a restaurant meal at a hotel near where we’re staying, followed by a ceilidh and sometimes manage to take a keg with us too! It’s always great fun and there is a tradition of speeches being given during the meal where we hand out awards to club members for the year’s achievements.