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POSTPONED TO 2021 - BLS SPRING MEETING 2020 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides
2nd May 2020 to 9th May 2020
MEETING CANCELLED - IT IS HOPED TO RE-SCHEDULE FOR 2021 (see Early Spring Meeting 2021)
BLS SPRING MEETING 2020 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides
Saturday 2 – Saturday 9 May 2020
Local contact: Tristan ap Rheinallt
The spring 2020 meeting will be on North Harris. Lichen-wise this is a much under-recorded area of Scotland. This
is the first BLS meeting on the Outer Hebrides.
The meeting base is The Scaladale Centre, Ardvourlie, Isle of Harris, HS3 3AB. The Centre lies 15 miles (half an
hours drive) south of Stornoway, Lewis and 11 miles north of Tarbert, Harris.
Accommodation and costs
The BLS has booked the whole of the Centre. We are booked on a self-catering basis. There are 6 bedrooms of
varying sizes, which are being utilised to provide up to 18 bed spaces. Because of the limited number of rooms
single accommodation will not be available.
The cost for the week is £179 per person. Sheets / duvets / towels are provided.
For a map of the area have a look at:
Attendees should book with the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23
9UP and send him a £35 deposit, cheques payable to 'The British Lichen Society' (not 'BLS' please). If members
prefer to pay by bank transfer please request details from the Field Meetings Secretary.
The meeting will run from Saturday 2nd when we will gather after dinner for an introductory meeting. We vacate
the accommodation in the morning of Saturday 9th.
Further details of the field programme will be sent out to attendees nearer the time of the meeting.
Transport to the meeting
Caledonian MacBrayne operate ferries from Ullapool to Stornoway and Uig to Tarbert.
The bus service W10 (Stornoway – Leverburgh) connects Scaladale with both Stornoway and Tarbert.
These OS 1:25000 maps cover the field sites currently under consideration:
Explorer 456 - North Harris & Loch Seaforth (the meeting base is on this map)
Explorer 455 - South Harris
Explorer 457 - South East Lewis
Explorer 459 - Central Lewis & Stornoway