Club Treasure Hunt


30 members and friends, and one dog, gathered at the Globe for the club’s occasional Treasure Hunt on the evening of 27th July. Teams were marshalled into groups of five before being issued with easy-to-follow clue sheets prior to setting out on a tour of six town centre pubs. Strict instructions were given to be back at the Globe by 9.15pm. Teams were warned that points would be deducted if a member or members were deemed to be intoxicated on return. Thus charged, teams sallied forth, accompanied by an advisor¯ and soon disappeared from view. Fortuitously, the weather which had been wet all day had cleared up and the sun appeared at intervals.

Unfortunately, some clues identified in the Queen of the South by the organisers had been removed which did lead to some confusion but not to be downhearted, members plodded on round the route and arrived back at the Globe in reasonable order. Bob Kennedy, Gordon Johnston and David Smith set to work marking the sheets before the succulent supper of pies and mushy peas.

Amidst catcalls and other abuse, Gordon announced the winning team as The Globe Inn Famous Five¯ with the Birchwood Bears¯ as runners up and President Colin Gibson presented the valuable prizes.

Thanks were expressed to Kerr Little's pies, Jane Brown's peas and the organisers.

Picture of Elliot€¯, the treasurer’s (William Johnstone) dug who didn't win anything and found the whole thing a waste of a good walk.


Winners and loser

Members and some friends gathered at the Globe Inn on the evening of 3rd July for the annual Treasure Hunt round the town centre pubs and were warned to return by no later than 9.00pm. Points would be deducted for anyone found to be intoxicated. Route sheets which included the easy-to-follow clues were issued and members were marshalled in teams of four, with “advisors”.

The town centre is notorious for massing seagulls and unfortunately, Billy Graham was savaged by a particularly vicious gull and sustained severe fall out.

This year the route took in The Stag, Mississippi Grill, Tam O’ Shanter and Dickies Bar as well as the Globe Inn. David Miller’s clues proved a walk over on this occasion and members reassembled at the Globe in time and in good order.  After some number crunching by Messrs Miller, G. Johnston and Smith, the winning team, non de plume “Inglorious Basterds” consisting of Lauren McDaid, Neil Johnston, Ian McIntyre and Lee McQueen were each awarded a miniature of the club 125th anniversary whisky by Junior Vice President William Johnston. Runners-up were Godfrey Bedford, Frank Manson, Sandy Mitchell and Billy Graham who received a sweet.

The traditional pies and mushy peas were consumed with gusto. Thanks are due to Kerr Little for donating his succulent pies and to the Globe Inn for the peas.