We were taking the longest (115 miles) of the three routes on offer and going to visit the Moray Motor Museum and had to be there for 11am
Just as we got settled in the car, Pam realised that she had left something in our room and went back to get it. It took her a while to find it so our start was delayed.
That wasn't the only issue this morning. Cruising down the A96 to Elgin there was a flash of white from the bonnet as our plaque made a bid for freedom. I stopped as soon as I could find a convenient place and walked back to find it without success.
Pressing on I realised that we could do with some fuel so I stopped at the first filling station we came to. I pulled up at the pump only to see a closed sign on the door. There was a pay at pump pump so I re-positioned the car only to find that the slot for my credit card had some kind of lock on it. Not very helpful!
On we went and found another filling station, topped up the tank, and eventually made it to the museum just before 11am.
What a super museum. Loads of interesting cars and motoring memorabilia.
We had a late lunch in Grantown before heading north again on the A939 which took us past the Culloden Battlefield site. As there wasn't enough time for us to do a visit justice we passed by and headed for the hotel.
The evening activities were brilliant. Formal dress with a Scottish theme was the order and there were kilts and tartans galore. We were piped into dinner where the haggis was addressed before we tucked in to a superb meal. This was followed by the awards and a couple of short speeches before the dancing began. It was great fun watching the enthusiastic if not always accurate Scottish dancing, some of it no doubt fuelled by alcohol. It seems like a good time was had by all.