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  • Kidnapped 130 Quiz Night  Wednesday 24th February - raised £715. Well done everyone!

On Wednesday 24th February 1930 - 2130 in the Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge.

Teams of up to 5 people for a fun quiz. 

Raffle with fantastic prizes - Champagne tour of Britannia, Break for 2 at Crieff Hydro,  Day sail at Ullapool, Plus lots more!!!!!! 

Contact Alan Rankin on 01479 841653  alan@kidnapped130.com  Please book in your team to help plan the evening 


 

  • Grand Adventure to find Cluny's Cave - May  Bank Holiday Weekend 1-4th May 2015

There is a grand mystery on the slopes of Ben Alder, just by the Stevenson Way. For many years folk have wondered about the existence of "Cluny's Cave or Cage" - the hide-out of Cluny MacPherson, chief of the clan, after the battle of Culloden. I recently received an email plus photographs from someone who has visited the site and is convinced that it exists. So in the spirit of adventure (and fun!) we are organising an investigative trip over the early May bank holiday weekend - Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May.

The location is on the slopes of Ben Alder above the Ben Alder Bothy, which can be seen towards the bottom of the picture.

  

We are proposing to travel to Loch Rannoch on the Friday evening and either walk/cycle in to the vicinity of the Bothy. The Bothy itself may be busy and so the expectation is to camp. Whilst we will officially leave on the Monday afternoon you are free to come and go when you wish.

This will not be a very scientific investigation unless you happen to know a tame archaeologist or a member of the Time Team. However we will endeavour to be careful and precise in our investigations. A metal detector would be useful as it is a good indication of potential artefacts which could confirm a potential location.

If we find nothing and get bored then we can always climb Ben Alder itself - a very impressive and large mountain.

Do email us if you want to come.


 

  • #RLS Day 2014 was celebrated with a guided walk from the Hawes Inn to Corstorphine.

 

"What a privilege it was for me to have the opportunity to attend ‘the Kidnapped’ walk on Robert Louis Stevenson day.  From spectacular views of the Firth of Forth, to Cramond and finally the hills overlooking the city of Edinburgh before arriving at the Stevenson memorial, I had a unique way of exploring the region while learning some of its history.  Over the 10.2 mile trek Neil, our guide, explained how the area related to Stevenson’s book as well as the historical importance of the region.  As an added bonus I was able to meet some amazing, friendly Scottish people who welcomed me and inspired me to learn more about Stevenson and the literature he wrote." Judi, Canada.

  • We had an evening at the Hawes Inn, South Queensferry to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday (RLS Day) where we should the video on the Stevenson Way and also the interview with Dr Penny Fielding of Edinburgh University on RLS and his influence in writing. The was a lot of interest on Twitter (#RLSDay) and we look forward to next year.

 


  • A team has been over for a week to write a magazine article for a major German outdoors magazine. There is a lot of interest in Germany about the wilderness aspects of Scotland.
  • The Stevenson Way was launched with a special event on Saturday 5th May 2012. In conjunction with the NTS Glencoe we had a troop of Redcoats hunting David Balfour and Allan Breck in the glen as well as tours of the sites of the murder of Colin Campbell and the hanging of James of the Glen. You can see photographs of the event here.

 


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In July there will be a weeks guided walking on Mull. This will be restricted to approximately 15 people and so if you are interested then please get in touch soon. We have planned a cracking week with local experts, story tellers, cuisine, visits to areas of interest (like the sea eagles), etc.

Cumbernauld Theatre produced Kidnapped - a Scottish Swashbuckler at various locations around Scotland during April and May. Click here for details of where it is being shown.