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The '''Scottish Mensa Annual Gathering''' takes place in a different location in [[wikipedia:Scotland|Scotland]] each year, generally taking place over the English bank holiday at the end of August. SMAG attracts an international audience, may typically entertain around a hundred guests, and often has a theme.
 
The '''Scottish Mensa Annual Gathering''' takes place in a different location in [[wikipedia:Scotland|Scotland]] each year, generally taking place over the English bank holiday at the end of August. SMAG attracts an international audience, may typically entertain around a hundred guests, and often has a theme.
  
The 2007 event based in Aberdeen features a swim in an art deco open air lido, a visit to [[wikipedia:Crathes Castle|Crathes Castle]], a walk on local hill Benachie, as well as the regular features of a whisky tasting, icebreaker night, ceilidh dancing, and a smart dinner. Also featured are events giving an insight into the workings of the offshore oil industry, for which Aberdeen is the main base. These include a visit to an offshore supply vessel and a trip on a specialist lifeboat.
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The 2007 event based in Aberdeen featured a swim in an art deco open air lido, a visit to [[wikipedia:Crathes Castle|Crathes Castle]], a walk on local hill Benachie, as well as the regular features of a whisky tasting, icebreaker night, ceilidh dancing, and a smart dinner. Also featured were events giving an insight into the workings of the offshore oil industry, for which Aberdeen is the main base. These include a visit to an offshore supply vessel, a drilling rig training simulator, a tour of Bristow Helicopters, and a trip on a specialist lifeboat.  
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The lead organisers were Alan Giles & Erica Stewart, and the event took place from 24-27 August 2007 at the Patio Hotel, on the Esplanade in Aberdeen. [http://www.lindoc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SMAG2007Guidebook.pdf Info]
  
 
== SMAG locations ==
 
== SMAG locations ==
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*2009 - Orkney (proposed)
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*2008 - Edinburgh (with a change to the usual date to avoid clashing with the Edinburgh Festival)
 
*2007 - Aberdeen
 
*2007 - Aberdeen
 
*2006 - Peebles
 
*2006 - Peebles
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*2001 - Elgin
 
*2001 - Elgin
 
*2000 - Stirling?
 
*2000 - Stirling?
*1999 - ?
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*1999 - Edinburgh?
 
*1998 - Ayr?
 
*1998 - Ayr?
*1997 - Edinburgh (combined with [[Annual Gathering of British Mensa]])
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*1997 - Edinburgh (combined with [[British Mensa Annual Gathering]])
*1996 - ?
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*1996 - Glasgow?
*1995 - ?
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*1995 - Fort William?
  
 
[[Category:Gatherings]]
 
[[Category:Gatherings]]

Latest revision as of 13:26, 17 July 2010

The Scottish Mensa Annual Gathering takes place in a different location in Scotland each year, generally taking place over the English bank holiday at the end of August. SMAG attracts an international audience, may typically entertain around a hundred guests, and often has a theme.

The 2007 event based in Aberdeen featured a swim in an art deco open air lido, a visit to Crathes Castle, a walk on local hill Benachie, as well as the regular features of a whisky tasting, icebreaker night, ceilidh dancing, and a smart dinner. Also featured were events giving an insight into the workings of the offshore oil industry, for which Aberdeen is the main base. These include a visit to an offshore supply vessel, a drilling rig training simulator, a tour of Bristow Helicopters, and a trip on a specialist lifeboat.

The lead organisers were Alan Giles & Erica Stewart, and the event took place from 24-27 August 2007 at the Patio Hotel, on the Esplanade in Aberdeen. Info

SMAG locations

  • 2009 - Orkney (proposed)
  • 2008 - Edinburgh (with a change to the usual date to avoid clashing with the Edinburgh Festival)
  • 2007 - Aberdeen
  • 2006 - Peebles
  • 2005 - Glasgow
  • 2004 - Falkirk
  • 2003 - Perth
  • 2002 - Dunfermline
  • 2001 - Elgin
  • 2000 - Stirling?
  • 1999 - Edinburgh?
  • 1998 - Ayr?
  • 1997 - Edinburgh (combined with British Mensa Annual Gathering)
  • 1996 - Glasgow?
  • 1995 - Fort William?