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Thank you for taking the time to look at Friends of Central Belt Scotland (FoCBS). This group is for anyone interested meeting up for lunch, dinner, cinema, theatre, day trips, walking, riding and more. All adult Male and/or Female's are welcome. I started this group as I was relatively new to Scotland and wanted to meet like-minded people. Members can socialise with similar interests and hopefully make good friends. It is not a singles group so if you are looking for a partner then you are in the wrong group; that’s not to say you cant have a relationship with anyone, its just to ensure people don’t think they are here predominately to find a partner.

Anyone can host an event by emailing me the date, start and finish time, number of attendees (if appropriate), location etc.

Please note everyone is responsible for his or her own Health, Safety and wellbeing!!

Please be mindful all attendees should be kind and courteous to each other at all times. This includes notifying the host you are unable to attend an event!! Please try to inform the host either by changing your RSVP or if you have their mobile number by sending a text. I would say notifying at the worst, the day before the event and if not able to then at the very latest the morning of the event. The reason for this is due to women hosts’ standing around by themselves waiting for someone that actually isn't going to the event. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation!! Please note, all members will be given 3 strikes and then I will unfortunately remove you from the group ;(

Membership Fees

Meetup charges this group a subscription fee of £185 per annum and due to this there is a charge of £5.00 for each member. Your membership fee must be paid by 31st January each year for existing members. New members must pay £5.00 within two weeks of joining. This will give you time to look through the events and gage whether this group is suitable for you. There are two ways to pay your membership fee by either paying it direct to Karyn Ellis bank or by giving the money direct to me. If you do not pay in time then unfortunately you will be removed from this group.

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Walk from Bo’ness to Blackness Castle

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