Blue skies in the Dear Green Place? May 18, 2010 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Summertime Glasgow Meet-up?

It was suggested at the last Glasgow meet-up that it had been far too long since the last one and we needed to have one this summer. So, how about Saturday afternoon-ish 5th of June?

We could make hypothetical plans to go to the Botanics or down to West for it's cracking beer and lovely garden on the Green or somesuch before the weather decides we would be best huddled round a three-bar fire in one of our many choice boozers.


*Saturday suggested to allow as many people as possible to attend and maximum hangover recovery time before the Monday.
5th of June as possible date as it's before the World Cup starts when the pubs will, inevitably, go ape-shit for a month.*

All entirely flexible of course and other suggestions most welcome.
posted by ClanvidHorse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:49 PM (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Just popping in to say hi and give advance notice -- I'll be in Edinburgh the 13th-16th of August and Glasgow probably the next weekend and would love to meet up with local Mefites in either or both places. So consider this a long-distance vote for at least 2 meetups this summer, please!
posted by katemonster at 5:07 PM on May 18, 2010

All weather-based optimism should be welcomed! I'm up for this, and likely will be around in August too to welcome MeFites from abroad.
posted by Catseye at 4:31 AM on May 19, 2010

Aw, I was all excited that I might make it to my first meet up, but am in the Borders that weekend. Am an Edinburgher, maybe an August meet up over this side would be a goer? (As early in the month as possible for me).
posted by penguin pie at 11:44 AM on May 19, 2010

Definitely up for doing one in Edinburgh- even if it is in the mayhem of Festival August.

Anyone else up for Glasgow on our 10-to-1 chance it's our sunny day of the year in June?
posted by ClanvidHorse at 11:53 PM on May 19, 2010

5th of june is ma birthday - ( will post credit card details later) - and will probably be sitting in my house being enormously depressed : (

posted by sgt.serenity at 6:27 PM on May 20, 2010 [1 favorite]

Oh, I missed this t'other day – I'm definitely in for a meetup, and West on June 5th sounds like a fantastic plan; would do us west end ponces good to go elsewhere for a change.

August Edinburgh meetup also a good idea; we can show katemonster around (a nice bar).
posted by Len at 8:50 AM on May 21, 2010

Right so on the assumption that Catseye, Len and myself are in (I think three constitutes a meet up) and if we can persuade the Sarge to come west to West for some fantastic locally brewed beer (I'll bake, err I mean, buy a cake) I'd say we have an embryonic meet-up and I'll sidebar this in the hope of getting some lurkers to join us for for some bratwurst and booze.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 12:48 AM on May 22, 2010

I just got back from the Americas after a long, long time and would be interested in catching up with Glasgow folk who i dont really know. Any idea on time ??
posted by stuartmm at 10:33 PM on May 28, 2010

Hmmm.. I am in Fife (St Andrews), and TheOtherGirl has told me to make myself scarce for the weekend. Would you mind this Meta-Meetup first-timer putting in an appearance?
posted by TheOtherGuy at 10:30 AM on May 30, 2010

Feel free to head along. The more the merrier! Say 4pm at West?

Directions here with website here.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 9:16 AM on May 31, 2010

4pm sounds good to me; and like Clanvid said, the more folk the better. See you all on Saturday ...
posted by Len at 1:25 PM on May 31, 2010

Despite my earlier message - Work issues mean I am now no longer able to come down. But I demand you have a beer for me!

Count me in for Edinburgh.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 5:30 AM on June 4, 2010

I'm in. See you there.
posted by little apollo at 11:20 AM on June 4, 2010

of all crazy things i may be in Arbroath instead of in a bar in Glasgow. And its even sunny . would love to make it though.
posted by stuartmm at 11:39 PM on June 4, 2010

oh dear. just arrived and this place is busy with potential meet upy groups of people all over the beer garden and a wedding to boot. we are sitting at a table near the door with a white tshirt reading the guardian at a ridiculous angle in case you are checking on a smartphone or havent left yet!
posted by ClanvidHorse at 9:28 AM on June 5, 2010

Sorry to have been a total flake on this one – I had some real world stuff that got in the way (anyone got a spare flat?) and still hasn't been sorted out. Should we organise another and do it right this time?
posted by Len at 3:14 AM on June 15, 2010

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