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    16 Aug 2020

    This event repeats every week on Sunday forever


    The Sunday Swim, Glasgow
    Scotland’s weekly naked swim, Turkish, sauna & yoga.
    The only naked swim in the world with travelling rings and trapeze over the pool!
     
    The Sunday Swim offers mixed naturist use of a 21m pool, Turkish suite, steam room, saunas and relaxation areas in a friendly, welcoming environment.
     
    When & where?
    Sundays 6pm to 9.30pm.  If in doubt, phone before travelling.
    Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT
    0141 332 6021
    Walk: Arlington Street off Woodlands Road is located in the Woodlands area of Glasgow, between St George's Cross, Charing Cross and The University of Glasgow.
    Subway: The baths are a short walk from St George's Cross subway station. The Subway closes at 6.10pm on Sundays.
    Cycle: The nearest Nextbike stations are at St George's Cross and University of Glasgow (East).
    Bus: First Group 4/4A, 6/6A.
    4/4A - alight in Woodlands Rd and walk along Arlington St.
    6/6A -alight at St George's Cross and cut through Melrose St - Queen's Cres - Ashley St - Arlington St.
    Car: There is metered parking adjacent to the baths. A new charge schedule was introduced in September 2018: 20p per 15 minutes up to one hour, then 40p per 15mins to a maximum of 3 hours. You can also use a RingGo app to pay for parking. Alternatively, free parking on Sundays in Woodlands Rd, Park Ave & Park Drive which are a five minute walk away.
    View Openstreetmap here.
     
    How much does it cost?
    The entry price is £10 for adults over 25 years old, £7 for 18-25 and students over 18 (evidence of status required). Towel & sauna sheet hire is included. The Sunday Swim is free to Arlington Baths Club members.
    The lockers take 20p & £1 coins.
     
    Who can attend?
    Holders of the The Sunday Swim card.
    Members of Arlington Baths Club can attend free.
    Visitors, guests and newcomers to the swim are welcome. If you do not hold one of the cards above, you must bring photo ID and proof of address eg passport & utility bill; the EU photo-driving licence covers both.
    At your first visit, you will need to complete a health form for The Arlington Baths Club, which will be retained by them, and a registration form for The Sunday Swim. We expect you to purchase a swim card on your return visit. This also applies to members of BN. The swim card is valid for the year April to March inclusive. Renewals due by April.
    A guided tour of the building will take place at 18.15, so please be prompt.
     
    Do I need to be naked?
    There is an expectation that you will be nude when swimming. You can wear a towel in the other facilities, but again most people don’t.
     
    Will there be other women there?
    Yes! Many women attend the swim, either on their own or with a partner or friends. Just come along - you'll receive a warm welcome.
     
    What is the etiquette?
    Shower before entering the pool and after using the hot rooms / sauna.
    Towels are provided for drying and sitting/lying on.
    To preserve others' privacy, phones and photography are not allowed.
    Tea, coffee, hot chocolate & biscuits, Sunday newspapers and information about naturist events and holidays are available in the upstairs lounge (complimentary, but donations always welcome.) Members meet there for a blether and to catch up on the latest news.
    The building is locked at 9.30pm, so please aim to leave by 9.15pm.
     
    I like The Sunday Swim. How can I start coming regularly?
    Next time you come, bring your ID and one passport-style photograph 15 minutes before the swim starts and you can apply for a swim card. The card runs for 12 months from the date of joining and costs £10 per year for adults over 25, £5 for 18-25, and full-time students over 18 (proof of age/student status required).
    FT students & U26 may gain entry to the swim for £7 each time for the first two months of their membership.
     
    What other facilities are available?
    Clothed use of the gym (you will need an induction first by the baths staff.)
    Naked Yoga - beginners' and improvers' classes (booking required, additional fee.)
     
    For more information:
    Website: The Sunday Swim
    Register online for the swim: membermojo.co.uk/thesundayswim

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    21 Aug 2020

    We are going to have our 22nd Weekly Virtual Quiz Night in Northern Ireland, and you are very welcome to join us
    This week our Quizmasters are Mupp & Sandra, all being well, so we are looking forward to another entertaining evening.
     
    The Login details for the ZOOM meeting are on the Forum Thread for "Virtual Quiz Night"
    Looking forward to seeing you then
     
    Any questions or problems contact me @Gary89 and I will try to help
     
     
     

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    28 Aug 2020

    We are going to have our 23rd Weekly Virtual Quiz Night in Northern Ireland, and you are very welcome to join us
    This week our Quizmaster is Mark, another new person in the hot seat, so we are looking forward to another entertaining evening.
     
    The Login details for the ZOOM meeting are on the Forum Thread for "Virtual Quiz Night"
    Looking forward to seeing you then
     
    Any questions or problems contact me @Gary89 and I will try to help
     
     
     

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    11 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020

    Cancellation of The Gathering 2020 Due to Proposed Company Voluntary Agreement of Hart Hotels Ltd.
    We wanted to update you on the situation relating to The Gathering 2020, following a number of important developments over the last week.
    We have been informed that by Hart Hotels Limited (the owners of the Glenmorag Hotel in Dunoon where The Gathering is held) that they feel unable to continue to operate their business and as such intend to enter into a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) under the terms of the Insolvency Act.  This is at least partly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    We have also become aware that the Glenmorag Hotel has been closed with immediate effect and has been placed on the market for sale by Hart Hotels Limited. As such, there is no prospect that The Gathering will go ahead as planned in September 2020 and that it is highly unlikely that we would be able to transfer the event to an alternative venue this year.
    As such, we have no option but to cancel The Gathering in 2020.
    We’re sure that you will be as disappointed as we are by this development. There’s no doubt that The Gathering has become a very special event in recent years, and we’re committed to finding a new home for the event in 2021.
    We are also aware that many people will have paid either a deposit or a full balance to the Glenmorag Hotel for the event which will not now go ahead.
    If you have made a payment in relation to this event, you should have received a communication from Johnston Carmichael, the insolvency practitioners appointed by Hart Hotels Limited. This describes the process that Hart Hotels Limited intend to follow and the consequences of this process for the recovery of any money that you might have paid for the event.
    We suggest that you review this document and consider how you want to proceed. You may also wish to seek advice from a solicitor or from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
    If you have not received this communication and have made a payment to the Glenmorag Hotel for the Gathering 2020 you should contact the Glasgow office of Johnston Carmichael (www.jcca.co.uk) quoting reference DMN/MPH/JSS/HART003.
    You may also wish to consider your options under the relevant consumer protection legislation, specifically section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act for payments by credit card and the chargeback schemes operated by banks for payments by debit cards.
    We cannot provide advice directly as to the action that you should take at this time, and this email is not intended to provide advice or recommend any course of action.
    Many thanks for your support for The Gathering, and your understanding of this unfortunate development.
     

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