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24 Sep 2021
This event begins 27/11/20 and repeats every week forever
We are going to have our Weekly Virtual Quiz Night from Northern Ireland, and you are very welcome to join us
We are looking forward to another entertaining evening before the BN Pub Chat.
The Login details for the ZOOM meeting are on the Forum Thread for "Virtual Quiz Night" and the Northern Ireland Club section
Looking forward to seeing you then
Any questions or problems contact us @GaryNors and we will try to help
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26 Sep 2021
This event began 07/04/19 and 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.
Update: 20 August 2021
COVID restrictions mean that entry is by pre-booked ticket only.
These are only available to current 'The Sunday Swim' members, and are released once a week.
We have started accepting new applications for membership again. If you would like to join the swim, please contact us using the contact form on The Sunday Swim website, and we'll add you to the waiting list (currently about three-four weeks).
When & where?
Sundays 6.00pm 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, so you would need to plan an alternative for your return journey.
Cycle: The nearest Nextbike stations are at St George's Cross and University of Glasgow (East). There is cycle parking opposite the Arlington Baths Club (Sheffield-type stands). You can also lock your bike to the railings at the baths.
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 Crescent - 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 the 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.
Please note that delays are expected on the M8 approach to Charing Cross for the next four years while remedial repairs are made to the Woodside flyover.
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) by PayPal through your membermojo account. 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, but must contact us in advance. It's unlikely that we would be able to accept you at less than two weeks' notice. 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.
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. Towels/sheets must be worn when walking in corridors, the public rooms downstairs and upstairs.
Will there be other women there?
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 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
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15 Oct 2021 - 18 Oct 2021IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Due to the closure of the Glenburn Hotel we have secure a new hotel for the Gathering 2021.
To be clear this is a 3 night weekend event from the Friday afternoon 15.30 to the Monday morning 10.00 and is a dinner bed & breakfast basis and includes entertainment.
Our new hotel is the Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose TD6 9AA in the Scottish Borders. There is no change to date or price. The hotel will accommodate all our booked guests although as the hotel is inland we cannot offer sea view rooms! The hotel stands in it own large grounds has large dining room and function suite with dance floor and bar, all floors are served by a lift and is on bus routes and close to Tweedbank Station which has regular train service from Edinburgh. On the edge of the market town of Melrose, on the River Tweed, with its historic Abbey and interesting selection of shops . All guests who have booked have been sent an email informing them of the change. If you do not have email check your Junk folder.
Haste ye back
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