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Some fab news to warm you up and get you in the mood for the Summer of 2013 ....Right on... and that's the "True Soul Weekender" now launched an ready to go- the doors are now open to all you Sisters and Brothers who fancy a great weekend of fun Rare soul ,funk and soul music in what can only be described as Scotlands Jewel in the crown "The Peebles Hydro Hotel" ...We give you 2 nights of hot Upfront Soul music played by a cracking line up of hot DJs in The Peebles Hydro Ballroom...so .come along and enjoy!!!

Dates:- Fri/Sat the 30th/31st of August 2013

Music policy :-Complete across the board up front dance soul music 60ts up to the current day!!

Venue-Peebles Hydro Ballroom....

http://www.peebleshy...-brochures.html

Friday and Saturday evening session:-

2 x 8ish hour soul sessions...

Your Top Soul Spinners over the weekend are :- Butch-Lars Bulnheim-Marco Santucci- Fraser Dunn-Alan Paterson-John MacDonald-Lenny Harkins -Andy Dennison-Duce-Andy Whitmore and Colin Law

{18:00hrs till 02:00hrs}

Saturday afternoon event:-

The Saturday afternoon session will be a tribute to one of Scotlands top Rare Soul clubs "The Allanton/Shotts Allnighters" aka "The Ruff Cut Soul Club" with an amazing line up of some of THE original trend setting DJs from this Iconic club- DJs playing at this session will be no other than :- Jock O'Connor-Andy Dennison -Keith Whitson -Alan and Steve Walls, Acky Buchan,Jim O"Hara aka "Mr Ruff Cut Soul " and Colin Law......

{12 noon kick off till 5pm }

Miss this 5 hour session at your peril

Side by side with Scotlands only.....

"Black Gold Record Fair/Swap meeting" [/colour

Record dealers already confirmed are :-Soul Bowl Records/Adey PIerce Records/Roger Banks/John Anderson / Dave Welding Records /Soul junction / Joe Dunlop, John Manship and more to be confirmed very soon..

Record dealers can call or email Lesley to reserve their free tables:-

T:01721 725 937 or E: lesley@qubekitchens.co.uk

Entrance fee will be P.O.D £10 for the friday and £10 for the saturday night Super Soul Sessions and a fiver on the door for the Saturday afternoon Allanton/Shotts/record fair goodie....

Website details are www.truesoul.co.uk

Peebles Hydro hotel are currently taking deposits on half price room reservations for the weekender-use the password "TRUE SOUL " for this deal ,hey be quick they are selling fast.

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BOOK NOW 01721 720 602

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION CAN BE FOUND AT:

Rosetta Caravan Park 01721 720770 http://www.rosettaholidaypark.com/

The Neidpath Inn 01721 724306 http://www.neidpathinn.co.uk/

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa 0844 879 9024 http://www.macdonald...hotel-golf-spa/

The Crown 01721 720 239 http://www.crownhotelpeebles.co.uk/

Peebles is a lifestyle destination. It is a wee jewel in the crown of the Scottish Borders with its world famous salmon river, top class mountain biking along with Osprey's that nest in the Summer with fantastic golf courses and lots of hill walking, to a great little town with cool bars, real ale pubs, nice restaurants and coffee houses and really quirky individual shops on the high street

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Absolutely brilliant news for Scotland .... really looking forward to hearing IMO, the cream of the Scottish crop, room already booked .. and what a fabulous venue to spend a weekend, well done guys and roll on August 2013 :thumbup:

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Having Colin flyering for this was not perhaps the best idea as he was only giving them to people he likes...

I got my "special invitation" and as promised I will really try to get along for the weekend - just have to wait a bit before I can book (M's about to be sent working away again, and so we need to find out where and how long for) - and I will need to rope in a carer of the sensible variety, as thanks to my poorly eyes I need looking after a bit to make sure I don't get lost/ fall over unintentionally/ know where I am etc. Any volunteers should apply in writing...

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We got our special invitation of that Scots Mon Colin he said he would pay are Hotel Bill and any other expenses if I make a personal appearance that's unbelievably kind of him lol

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My dear Madam,

Please find herewith our formal written application in respect of the posts of joint sensible carers, as advertised on the internet. We are of course medically trained and accustomed to playing nursemaid indoors. We will endeavour to provide firm yet sympathetic supervision during your foray north of the border, and will not hesitate to offer sincere advice should your outfit and accessories clash or if your make-up choices inadvertently send you into that awkward transgender territory. Whilst not blessed with perfect vision ourselves, we feel that we likely have the equivalent of one composite 'good' eye between us with which to observe the Pictish hordes in the event they are at any time revolting and need to be suppressed. We have extensive experience of assisting the temporarily confused and those with decreased mobility due to over-consumption of drinks with Irn-Bru mixers.

Assuring you of our best attention at all times.

Theresa Green and Dru Peacock

Green & Peacock Care In The Community Division

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Seems I'm the only laggard out of our mob who hasn't booked a room for this. Looks to me like the event of the year so I'll best get my arse in gear.

Look at that line up :)

Allenton reunion too for all the Ruff Cut reprobates ( wonder if they'll have a backstage room like Shotts... )

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With all these English folk heading north of the border, I hope you poor Scots dont think it's an invasion we don't want the ghost of William Wallace haunting the corridors of the Hydro late at night.

OMG what is that errie noise is it a ghost nah! just Frazer Dunn struggling to open the lift doors once the bars shut!!

:wicked:

Dave

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We will do what we always did to repel Southern marauders, tell them its their round, They always seemed to go home to think again after that.

Although Louise does drink like a Scot, so she will be welcome in the gang!

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I haven't either Mr B, in fact card at ready to do it this morning, once finished my champers and canapes for brekkers.

Hope you are good, starting to really look forward to this now, beautiful surroundings, good music and a spa that will even hold the extended bellies that will be on show, one of the best wine and beer off licences in Scotland a 5 minute walk away (lets not tell the hotel that one) what more could you want.

And for the Athletes like Mr Byrne a nice mountain biking run just 10 minutes away that they can do a few laps of when we are "sleeping" off the exertions.

And for those scared of being Scotticised, you will find more English in Peebles than Scots, as like the Whitmores from the West they came, they saw and they realised just how much nicer we are and our lovely towns are, and they stayed. It might be you.....

Oh and the music, A German, An International Stokie (probably not many you can say that about) and A Dutch/Italian heading the line up, all known for something different and not following the party line and all much easier to understand than the Scots supporting line up, but all something to give.

And if thats not enough I believe Butch has said if Andy W buys a drink he will buy 2, probably not enough to get drunk but its a start.......

Be there or be sorry!

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oh so true Jock :yes:

I something times break down and weep uncontrolably when I think of all those records that I could have bought, if I hadn't had to keep picking up Louise's unpaid bar tabs ! :(

All you need now is Natalie Steele and Julia Kitchener to come and on the strength of the bar sales of these three alone the reccession albeit in Scotland will be soon be gone :wicked:

Dave

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all booked! even my hermit husband is venturing out for this one...

remember folks, there is a dress code, no jeans, trainers or t-shirts in the cocktail area

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Not a problem Kirsty

As a naturist I'll be spending the whole weekend walking around in nothing else except my birthday suit. :yes::D

Dave

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By Jove Jock, thanks for prompting me to get my derriere into gear :thumbsup: You have succeeded where Phyllis's early warnings last year, & Colin shoving it under my nose at the Wilton (the flyer!! he's not that generous to shove anything else under my nose :lol: ) failed, and I've only gone & booked my room this morning !! :thumbup:

Very plush hotel, not sure it will stay that way :wicked:

Get it booked now!!

Ali

Disclaimer: the part in brackets was written in good fun, I am a good girl really :yes: & Colin is still a tight git :D

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Any flyer with the George Scott LP cover on it is gonna grab my attention, everything else added, looks a great do, plus reminder of some crazy times up there at Shotts, will try and rustle a squad for this

Kev

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I just started to plan my trip down to scotland and it looks like flights are quite pricy from Hamburg to Edinburgh. So, is anybody from one of the bigger cities (Manchester, B'ham, etc.) coming by car and would be able to give me and my girl a lift? Gasmoney, endless pints (did I really wrote that?) and heavy snoring on the back seats are part of the deal. Holler at me via pm please...

Really really looking forward to this!

Lars

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David, dress policy is collar and no jeans, so you will need to wear at least a collar. I believe there are a few no longer required in an Edinburgh Cathedral at the moment, so probably get them cheap.

I better not tell you about the PM's flying around saying its more likely to be your customers going around naked as you have taken the shirt off their back for your records. I did point out you have Louise's drinking habit to support so should be shown some sympathy.

Good reminder, I had actually forgotten after all that and just booked now, after all the reminders I was giving out!

Yes Colin has a record for shoving it under peoples noses, proves the saying its not something to be sniffed at isn't always right!!

Lars not sure how feasible but we have looked into flying to Bremen with Ryanair and getting train across to Hamburg before as direct flights are expensive and its festival time in Edinburgh so flights are always expensive in. Have a look and see what you think, more than welcome to bunk up with us in Edinburgh for flights.

Look forward to catching up, although hopefully see you in Bamberg first.

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Thanks for the heads up Jock, see you definitely in Bamberg. The only problem with Ryanair is, that they are a nightmare when it comes to transporting records as handluggage - at least that's what I've been told. Anyway, I will make it to scotland even if I have to walk....

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As most will know Im working abroard these days & cant really plan to far ahead, however Im hoping that my leave rotation will coincide witht this, sounds brilliant & musically right up my strasse...

Nice one fellas

Best Russ

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I hear there's a golf club near by Russ so if you do attend and become homesick for your foxhole in Bagdad you can always pitch your tent in the sand bunker!! (at this point can some Dj spin the Delcos "Arabia") :lol: Just a tip but when you go to sleep just keep one eye open for Jocko driving his golf convertable (buggy) he's not fussy who he runs over just ask Andy Whitmore he's still got the tyre marks on the back of his neck to prove it! :wicked:

Dave

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I hear there's a golf course near by Russ so if you do attend and become homesick for your foxhole in Bagdad you can always pitch your tent in the sand bunker!! (at this point can some Dj spin the Delcos "Arabia") laugh.png Just a tip but when you go to sleep just keep one eye open for Jocko driving his golf convertable (buggy) he's not fussy who he runs over just ask Andy Whitmore he's still got the tyre marks on the back of his neck to prove it! wicked.gif hece the ever present scarf :lol: 

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Aye Dave .... yep still got a nervous twitch etc -everytime i hear a car hooter pip pip i think of The Dells and Run for cover....

tfk

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'Byrney', on 28 Jan 2013 - 21:39, said:

Seems I'm the only laggard out of our mob who hasn't booked a room for this. Looks to me like the event of the year so I'll best get my arse in gear.

Jocko said:-

Look at that line up

Allenton reunion too for all the Ruff Cut reprobates ( wonder if they'll have a backstage room like Shotts... )

I haven't either Mr B, in fact card at ready to do it this morning, once finished my champers and canapes for brekkers.

Hope you are good, starting to really look forward to this now, beautiful surroundings, good music and a spa that will even hold the extended bellies that will be on show, one of the best wine and beer off licences in Scotland a 5 minute walk away (lets not tell the hotel that one) what more could you want.

And for the Athletes like Mr Byrne a nice mountain biking run just 10 minutes away that they can do a few laps of when we are "sleeping" off the exertions.

And for those scared of being Scotticised, you will find more English in Peebles than Scots, as like the Whitmores from the West they came, they saw and they realised just how much nicer we are and our lovely towns are, and they stayed. It might be you.....

Oh and the music, A German, An International Stokie (probably not many you can say that about) and A Dutch/Italian heading the line up, all known for something different and not following the party line and all much easier to understand than the Scots supporting line up, but all something to give.

And if thats not enough I believe Butch has said if Andy W buys a drink he will buy 2, probably not enough to get drunk but its a start.......

Be there or be sorry

tfk said:-

You took the words right out of my mouth there Jock.....

Popped doon the coast last night to The Pineapple Soul night in Greenock .... ................ Lenny Harkins ,Andy Dennison and Duce were playing out......fab sets all the way....tell ya what Jocko were in for a real treat in August..right on !!!!

ktf tfk

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Got a lift from Manchester now. The lovely Pat Bleasdale will get my to the Lowlands. Looking forward to what looks like an unbeatable good weekend!

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Thats fantastic ......things are really hotting up Lars ....

regards tfk

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Well, this is one that i will definately not be missing (as long as my name is left on the door that is)

Getting all these Allanton legends together for the fist time in about 20 years is going to really be something

we may be older, fatter and have less hair, but this will be a great get together with some great people and the tunes will no doubt be of Allanton standard

 

Cannot wait

 

see you all there

 

Jim "Ruff Cut" O'Hara

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Peebles Hydro Accommodation details:-

http://www.truesoul.co.uk/5.html

www.peebleshydro.co.uk

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION CAN BE FOUND AT:

Rosetta Caravan Park 01721 720770 http://www.rosettaholidaypark.com/

The Neidpath Inn 01721 724306 http://www.neidpathinn.co.uk/

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa 0844 879 9024 http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-cardrona-hotel-golf-spa/

The Crown 01721 720 239 http://www.crownhotelpeebles.co.uk/

Peebles is a lifestyle destination. It is a wee jewel in the crown of the Scottish Borders with its world famous salmon river, top class mountain biking along with Osprey's that nest in the Summer with fantastic golf courses and lots of hill walking, to a great little town with cool bars, real ale pubs, nice restaurants and coffee houses and really quirky individual shops on the high street

SO COME RELAX, ENJOY AND BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL....

ktf tfk :rofl:

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Got to be worth a visit for the allantonset alone sadly no Barney but he will be dancing above.

 

Gilberto

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Got my room booked looking forward to this refreshing change on hearing the cd

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there's every chance you'll get squished in a man-hug from Michael - as saying "Jim's gonna be there" prompted him to tell me to book a place for him... I'd have come up, with or without him *books behaviour lessons before August, and relate sessions for September - removes microchip from the back of my neck so he can't find me when I've undoubtedly gone awol

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Well, this is one that i will definately not be missing (as long as my name is left on the door that is)

Getting all these Allanton legends together for the fist time in about 20 years is going to really be something

we may be older, fatter and have less hair, but this will be a great get together with some great people and the tunes will no doubt be of Allanton standard

Cannot wait

see you all there

Jim "Ruff Cut" O'Hara

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Friday and Saturday evening session:-

2 x 7ish hour soul sessions...

Your Top Soul Spinners over the weekend are :- Butch-Lars Bulnheim-Marco Santucci-Fraser Dunn-Alan Paterson-John MacDonald-Lenny Harkins -Andy Dennison-Duce-Andy Whitmore and Colin Law

{19:00hrs till 02:00hrs}

Saturday afternoon event:-

The Saturday afternoon session will be a tribute to one of Scotlands top Rare Soul clubs "The Allanton/Shotts Allnighters" aka "The Ruff Cut Soul Club" with an amazing line up of some of THE original trend setting DJs from this Iconic club- DJs playing at this session will be no other than :- Jock O'Connor-Andy Dennison -Keith Whitson -Alan and Steve Walls, Acky Buchan,Colin Law......and kicking the afternoon off behind the decks Jim " Ruff cutt" O'Hara .....

{12 noon kick off till 5pm }

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Have just managed to catch up with the Allanton Allnighter main man ???[ssshhhh i got a tip off that he had just flown back into an undisclosed Scottish airfield] back from another one of his around the world whirlwind tours no other than Mr Ruff Cut Soul himself Jim O'Hara.... hey he thought he was signing my wee autograph book??? but liittle did he know was that he had just signed up to DJ for us on the saturday afternoon Allanton/Shotts session..... So hot off the press today we are proud to announce that we now have the honours and services of Mr Jim "Ruff Cut" O'Hara who will be behind The Peebles Hydro decks playing the first set and kicking off this saturday afternoon session ... Right on right on tfk

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Good morning from the West of Scotland .....Just listening to the snow report on Radio Scotland ??? No fear summer is defo round the corner ???

Just to give you the thumbs up and so you can plan your plans :- wiv had loads of souls asking if we can kick things off earlier on the Friday and Saturday night super soul sessions ? So through popular demand we have got those very kind folks at the Peebles Hydro to let us start up earlier on the 2 evening sessions

We will know be starting at 18:00 through till 02:00 AM+ so that's 2 x 8 hours of fun and the finest in soul music !!! Phew....

The interest so far as been just amazing and The Peebles Hydro have asked us to mention that the allocated half price rooms are selling like hot cakes !!! so if you or any of your brothers or sisters are thinking of heading up north to join us for our Scottish Summer Soul weekender ....

Ktf tfk

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With only 3 month to go before blast off the latest news from The True Soul camp.....

Hot off the press!!!!!

We at "The True Soul Scottish Summer Soul Weekender " have for one night only [ friday night ] at our Super soul session we have " The Worlds No 1 rare soul & funk DJ" BUTCH aka Mark Dobson who will be gracing our True Soul decks and giving us a 2 hour set of his finest upfront goodies .....

So hold on tight, get ready to get down and be prepared to be blown away with what will be guaranteed the very best in across the board rare soul,soul and funk records on the planet!!!! Be there early for a 18:00 kick off !

Right on right on tfk :rofl:

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Booked our room this morning and really looking forward to this weekend. Is there anyone going who is thinking of playing a round of golf on the Saturday morning?

Regards.

Drew.

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The golf on Saturday sounds fab....Alan I'm not sure if you played the Cardrona course with Colin - its about a mile from the Peebles Hydro ....with some great holes to play for... and some awesome scenery along the way too ..I know some of the European guys fancied the golf too? .So I wonder ???

Have Just been checking the long long long range weather forecast and they say we are in for a balmy summery sunny warm August .....so Peebles should be at its very best....it's looking set for a great weekend break up north...

http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-cardrona-hotel-golf-spa/golf/the-course-facilities/

Sounds like :- The super Soul session Friday night, 18 holes Friday night or Saturday morning ??? The Allanton/Shotts and Black music swap meet on the Saturday afternoon then straight into the Saturday night super soul session through into the wee small hours of Sunday morning....

Not forgetting some chilling out in the Hydro Spa along the way .....

http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/spa-and-leisure.html

Fly fishing along The River Tweed ....

Think i better get ma therapeutic/ chill oot/ re cooperation,tranquil sessions in The Spa reserved ..

tfk

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Please can anyone who fancies a round of golf on the Sat morning give me a pm and we can discuss booking.

Cheers.

Drew.

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Hot news from the True Soul Camp:-

HRH The Queen was down in Peebles Town today ...

http://www.itv.com/news/border/story/2013-07-03/queen-in-the-scottish-borders/

Word is just feeding back from Peebles town that along with Today's visit - HRH was also spotted heading up the road to The Hydro and Spa hotel on a whistle stop tour of this world famous venue and apparently gave it all a right Royal Nod and her Seal of approval - She was overheard saying what a fabulous venue this was to hold "The True Scottish Summer Soul Weekender" at and mentioned how fantastic the DIsc Jockey line up looked!!

HRH had a good look around the place and stated that the dance hall looked just fantastic for the event ... with a top room at the back of the hall that will be great for the record sales fair/swap meet or just a cool area to hang??? and was enquiring if she could reserve a couple of tables because she was thinking about clearing out some of her old 78s ?

THANK YOU M'AM....

Just checkout the new photos on our True Soul gallery / wall of fame!! From today's event ....

Tfk

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A wee update :-

The Hydro have now after kindly agreed to extend their TRUESOUL deal with the half priced rooms offer for about another month .....but are now limited with the amount of rooms left for the taking before it is fully booked up , so if you can pass the word around for any brothers and sisters that are thinking of joining us for a action packed weekend and fancy a stay over not to hesitate and get booked soonish rather than tooo laterish !!!

http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/

The Hydro team have also kindly agreed to relax their 150 year old dress restriction bylaw for us at and around the cocktail bar and restaurant areas to allow smart denims toooo....

So if you could pass the word aroond via ya Facebook/twitter /tweets/texts /forums/word n mouth/smoke signals and tom toms etc that would be fab...

More news ,info and reviews to follow very very soon !!!

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Not had any PMs re golf folks so I'm going to try and book a two ball at one of courses nearby for me and my mate who is now coming. If any one does fancy a round on the Sat morning get back to me asap and I'll change it to a three or four ball. Would be really great if anyone going to the weekender knows the clubs around and could get deals!

Kind regards.

Drew.

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I have now booked a round of golf on Sat 31st Aug at The Cardrona Hotel course. I have booked it for four but not a problem if only two turn up for the tee time of 10.04am. £30 a round as opposed to £45. Get in touch if you are interested. Oh, and I'm really looking forward to the soul!!!!

 

Kind regards.

 

Drew.

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morning drew sorry no one has taken you up on the golf yet. There is a couple of people fancy it including my self not sure i could get full round in but i could peel off at ninth which is next to my house, as i do have a weekender to run lol .Kitch and arthur fenn want a game as well. will talk to the boys and get back to you drew £30 thats good, course looking great at moment.     

 

 

 

      kind regards

 

       colin law 

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Ok boys and girls.............oh my god its getting close & the temperature is truly rising. Five thousand flyers thankyou to everybody that helped to distribute them all over britain and europe. That's everything in line for a top top weekender: the djs; the sound system; the venue everyone that is booked in already they are going to make this a memorable weekender. Anyone that can't make this will be beating themselves with a large stick for months. Let me assure you this is the start off something special True Soul hopefully will be talked about in the same breath as Lifeline; Bamburg & Boomarang. These legendary promotions are truly what we aspire too, the numbers are looking really good - that good we might have to close the doors on the Saturday because of the Allanton Reunion. The talk about this is off the hook so please if you have not booked a room in the hotel pick up the phone and say the magic words "True Soul" and this will guarantee your are going to be part of a special musical weekend. I can guarantee you, the music is going to be off the hoooooooook. I personally would like to put out a big shout to everybody involved in bringing this together from Andy 'Toots' Whitmore to all the djs; big Lenny for the CD - that was a master stroke; the hotel who have supported us from the start and to the two top girls Lesley and Susanne for putting up with our countless hours we have put in to make this work and fianally to everybody that shares my belief in the music policy to drive our scene forward. Finally to anyone who sadly can't make it don't worry we will see you in 2014 a few other things watch out for our preview on Soul Source all about Allanton aka Shotts all-nighters and what it meant to so many people if we can even get close to what Shotts was we are in for a cool weekend in August. Bring it on......... don't know about all of you but I am ready now. Catch you on the rebound. Love you all Colin Law

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Hi Colin.

This might sound like a dumb question but residency at the Hydro for the weekender doesn't guarantee entrance to the sessions does it? With no idea about numbers likely to attend and size of the rooms I wondered if entrance to all three sessions can be paid on arrival on the Friday? No likelihood of the doors being closed early because of numbers is there? Our group is looking forward to a trip around Peebles early Friday and Saturday evenings and we wouldn't want to get back to the hotel mid evening to find the doors shut!!

Kind regards.

Drew.

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HI drew on arrival you will be given a band ie    an all weekend band guarantees entry to all sessions as we will know by then how many all weekend bands we have sold and how many we can let in to the other sessions on top of thos numbers,  so if you have a weekend band your innnnnnnnn and partying with the rest of us ,it was said about shutting doors to the people who maybe rockin up at the last min on the sat evening as not to disapoint them hope this clears a few things up drew, thanks for the shout now go and practice your golf lol

 

 

kind regards 

 

colin law

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you dont have to be booked in to the hydro as long as you turn up on the friday from where ever you are staying over the weekend and purchase a weekend pass your guarantted entry all weekend 

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Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification Colin.

Kind regards.

Drew.

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Latest news from the True Soul Camp

Just a quick shout  that there is just 7 days left for the half price deal for you brothers and sisters that fancy a stay over at the weekender - The Peebles Hydro hotel have kindly agreed to extend this amazing deal for another 7 days until midnight on the 31st of this month  for the weekender with a new allocated batch of rooms up for the takings - once this 7 day deal is over the price will be as per the website...

http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/

The True soul weekender double doors are fully open, no restrictions whatsoever for all and everyone from anywhere on this beautiful planet of ours who fancies joining us for a superb weekend of fantastic music and fun in Scotland's jewel in the crown that's The " Peebles Hydro"

"Right on right on "

tfk :rofl:

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SCOTTISH SUMMER SOUL WEEKNDER 2013 -

TRUE SOUL AUGUST MENU :-

THESE MOUTH WATERING GOODIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE PEEBLES HYDRO ON THE 30TH AND 31ST AUGUST.

JUST TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD AND YOUR TASTE AND RHYTHM BUDS GOING.

HERES THE MENU FOR THE WEEKENDER:-

Music policy :-Completely across the board up front dance soul music.... that's 60ts right up to the current day!!

Venue- The Peebles Hydro Ballroom....

http://www.peebleshy...-brochures.html

Friday and Saturday sessions:-

Thats 2 fantastic 8ish hour soul sessions on the Friday and Saturday nights.

£10 ON THE DOOR FOR EACH OF THESE 2 SESSIONS.

Your Top Soul Spinners over the weekend are :-

Butch-

[Who will now be playing on Friday and Saturday with guaranteed sets of probably the best soul and funk records on planet earth- so hold on tight you're in for a wee treat]

Lars Bulnheim-

Marco Santucci-

Fraser Dunn-

Alan Paterson-

John MacDonald-

Lenny Harkins -

Andy Dennison-

Duce-

Andy Whitmore-

Colin Law-

Saturday afternoon special menu event:-

Now this one will be your essential do not miss warmer you upper and will wet your appetite for getting you in the mood for the Saturday night feast of RareSoul,Soul and funk session.

The Saturday afternoon session will be a tribute to one of Scotland's top Rare Soul clubs "The Allanton /Shotts Allnighters" aka "The Ruff Cut Soul Club" with an amazing line up of some of THE original trend setting DJs from this Iconic club- DJs playing at this session will be no other than :-

Jock O'Connor-

Andy Dennison -

Keith Whitson -

Alan Walls -

Acky Buchan-

Steve Walls -

Jim O"Hara aka ....."Mr Ruff Cut Soul "

Colin Law-

Be there early for a not to be missed set byJim O'Hara who will be kicking this event off at high noon sharp !!!

{12 noon kick off till 5pm }

http://www.soul-source.co.uk/_/words/allantonshotts-session-true-soul-weekender-aug-2013-r2764

Miss this 5 hour session at your peril -

ONLY £5 ON THE DOOR ....which as well as this show stopping Allanton/Shotts session also includes this feast of some of the best Rare soul,soul and funk music on the planet up for sale :-

Side by side with Scotland's one and only and first of its kind :-

"Black Gold Record Fair/Swap meeting"

Record dealers already confirmed are :-

Soul Bowl Records

Adey PIerce Records

Roger Banks Records

John Anderson Records

Dave Welding Records

Soul junction Records

Joe Dunlop Records

John Manship Rare Soul Records

and more to be confirmed very soon..

Record dealers can call or email Lesley to reserve their free tables:-

T:01721 725 937 or E: lesley@qubekitchens.co.uk

"IF YA THINKING OF STAYING OVER GIVE UM A QUICK BELL AT THE PEEBLES HYDRO THEY ONLY REQUIRE A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM OR CHECKOUT THESE LAST FEW GREAT DEALS ON LASTMINUTE DOT COM

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?zoom=&query=EH45%208ET&dist=0.01&page=1&force=&nomap=&displayfilter=&displayprops=#DBKG321639

Right on and looking forward to seeing you all over the weekend ....tfk

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Latest update from the True Soul Scottish Summer Soul Weekender camp :-

Butch is now confirmed to be playing for us on both Friday and Saturday nights ...

Keeping the faith and defo Right on right on !!!

tfk

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Latest news from the "True Soul "Scottish Summer Soul weekender camp :- The long range weather forecast for Peebles is predicting a late blast of Summery Soulful  Sunshine for the 30th and 31st August 2013 !!!

Be there early on Friday for the 1800hrs tea time start of our friday night Super Soul session, this being kicked off by our very own Mr Andy Dennison( for anyone who was lucky enough to catch Andy playing at Grumpy Souls last session will know we are in for a wee treat for sure )..... Andy will be doing the very first set of the weekend and starting the ball rolling and setting the pace for the True Soul weekender !!!

Hey all you brothers and sisters it looks like we're in for one hell of a weekend of music and fun and we are  proud to announce now that the Saturday session will now and due to public demand to party and enjoying some  cool vibes, we are now looking at a near on seamless continuousio 14hour session of the very best in Soul, Rare Soul and funk that will kick off sharp at 12 oclock high noon and flow through until the early 0200 hours on Sunday morning !!! this will be incorporating the very much talked about Allanton Allnighter Session sets and get together !!! + Black Gold record fair/Swap meet.....(small space) and then sliding straight into part 2 of our weekend evenings Super Soul session !!! So hang on tight and hang on in there for what's gonna be one hell of a weekender and blast out !!!

We are just working on the menu/ planner (The Duke was last seen with the top of his heed popping out from behind all the paper work busy badgering away at the weekender program  !!!) so so  ...so watch this space for a revised update of the weekends Rare Soul, Soul,funk and fun feast off !!!

 

 

Right on right on and we will be "Getting down in Pebbles town " :rofl:

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A couple of sound cloud mixes to get you in the mood for next weekends True Soul Scottish summer weekender

Have just been on with the Scottish 7 day weather goblin for The Peebles area and they say we are in for some Balmy Sunshine with day time temperatures of 20 + ...

So its sunday morning and time to kick back with your earphones on extra loud and enjoy these cool summer vibes :-

Right on right on tfk

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Have thought about that as well. The number of records I didn't pick up because you saw them all the time for a fiver, tenner or so and I always said "I will get it next time" and never did. Even though we still went down south after Allanton {Congleton Droylsden Bury etc etc I still never picked them up} and now they go for silly money ?? Also the amount of records I must have just flicked past because I was on some other mission ?

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Latest news from the True Soul Camp :- Your bands for the weekend and weekender events will be available for purchase and collection from The True Soul desk in the main foyer at The Peebles Hydro from 16:00hrs on Friday and 11:00 on Saturday morning ...

Keep the faith and right on right on tfk

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Bloody hell, its here, a few more days to go then we will all be sitting around the bar, enjoying the pint bought by Mr Whitmore, with Mr Challoner and Mr Welding fighting over who is going to buy us the next one

 

Soul heaven right enough.

 

And Louise and Elaine obviously over in the corner slugging out of a bottle of something they "found" lying behind the bar.

 

Bring your shorts folks, its not only the music thats going to be hot hot hot methinks.....

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Afternoon and nice one Jocko

Where's the last 12 month gone youth ??? no probs re A Pint for my forever friend !!! Don't tell anybody else but there's a secret word you'll need to use for YOUR free pint at the bar - mention "True Soul " And the password you'll need is :-: "put it on Colin's Tab"

Canna wait to see ya on Friday what time you heading the doon there??

Tfk

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More news from The True Soul Camp - Colin's currently in talks sorting a few last minute deals ooot for us and have just read the smoke signals rising from the East and they say :-

Just a thought anybody coming up on the train or flying we have secured some special rates from our local taxi companies to get you all to Peebles safely and as cheap as possible - the contact number and prices are:

The Yellow Taxi Co - 01896 833003 - £35 from Train Station to hotel

Barcs Travel - 01721 722222 - £40 for taxi (car); 8 seater minibus £80; 16 seater minibus £110 -

These MUST be pre-booked so get booking and don't forget about your return journey's -maybe you could club together to get back to the train station - save you some cash!!! Remember to mention the 'True Soul Event @ The Peebles Hydro' when booking to get these prices.

If you could pass this info onto people it would be greatly appreciated.

We canna wait to see y'all

"The Duke of Cardrona" aka Colin

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Ha ha "put it on Colin's tab" made laugh out really loud Andy tee hee hee !!

Can I make one request please, not for a record, for the Panda at Edi Zoo to have her baby/babies in the next couple of days so I can call after the weekender to see the bairn/s. I'm sure she'd listen to you :o)

Look forward to seeing you, Susanne & everyone else Friday .... Yipeee !!!

Ali

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Have no fear regarding the Panda's at Edinburgh Zoo Jocko's been staging a 24/7 vigil for weeks no not to get a first sighting of the new born cub, he's still trying to catch them out roller skating (re: Kitkat advert)

While were on the subject of biscuits why does everyone south of the boarder who goes to Scotland come back with loads of shortbread, don't they get it!They only make the damm stuff to sell to us numpty English while they munch away with gay abandon on hob-nobs, wagon wheels and fried mars bars!!

Dave

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Now that has made me smile and you've got ma imagination running wild Dave - tee hee .....

tfk

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Gay abondon Mr W, what you trying to say, notice the suggesting of going to bar has you and the other Mr W changing the subject, and the aforementioned Mr C too scared to come out. Typical.

 

And as for the Panda's, I really wish they hurry up as a female Panda is supposed to be at its most tender right after birth, and normally provides enough meat for at least 3 months dinners, and supposed to be very tasty. Can't wait, my big pot is empty and waiting.  

 

Should be there about mid afternoon to take in surroundings, from a comfy seat at the bar where I shall be for most of the weekend, hopefully.

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And as for the Panda's, I really wish they hurry up as a female Panda is supposed to be at its most tender right after birth, and normally provides enough meat for at least 3 months dinners, and supposed to be very tasty. Can't wait, my big pot is empty and waiting.  

 

We'll James'y my boy

If you like eating black aand white furry animals so much we've got plenty of badger's goin' cheap south of the border if you would like me to bring you a few up !!!

Dave

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Hi guys, what happens if you're up for the Saturday day / night?

 

Do you just turn up and pay on the door?

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You could try tunnelling in to save a few quid if you think you've got enough time? :lol:

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Evening Joan

Have just pm you - yep just turn up and pay on the door ....

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday

Best Andy

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SCOTTISH SUMMER SOUL WEEKNDER 2013 -

TRUE SOUL AUGUST MENU :-

THESE MOUTH WATERING GOODIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE PEEBLES HYDRO ON THE 30TH AND 31ST AUGUST.

JUST TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD AND YOUR TASTE AND RHYTHM BUDS GOING.

HERES THE MENU FOR THE WEEKENDER:-

Music policy :-Completely across the board up front dance soul music.... that's 60ts right up to the current day!!

Venue- The Peebles Hydro Ballroom....

http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/

Friday and Saturday sessions:-

That's 2 fantastic soul sessions on the

 
Friday 18:00 till 02:00 Saturday
 
And Saturday night straight in at 17:30 till 02:00 Sunday

£10 ON THE DOOR FOR EACH OF THESE 2 SESSIONS.

Your Top Soul Spinners over the weekend are :-

Butch-

[butch will now be playing on Friday and Saturday with guaranteed sets of probably the best Rare soul.soul and funk records on planet earth- so hold on tight you're in for a big treat]

Lars Bulnheim -

Marco Santucci -

Fraser Dunn-

Alan Paterson-

John MacDonald -

Lenny Harkins  -

Andy Dennison-

Duce-

Andy Whitmore

Colin Law-

 

Saturday afternoon special menu event:-

Now this one will be your essential do not miss warmer you upper and will be a guarantee to wet your appetite for getting you in the mood for the Saturday night feast of Rare Soul,Soul and funk session.

The Saturday afternoon session will be a tribute to one of Scotland's top Rare Soul clubs "The Allanton /Shotts Allnighters" aka "The Ruff Cut Soul Club" with an amazing line up of some of THE original trend setting DJs from this Iconic club- DJs playing at this session will be no other than :-

Jock O'Connor-

Andy Dennison -

Keith Whitson  -

Alan Walls -

Acky  Buchan

Steve Walls -

Jim O"Hara aka ....."Mr Ruff Cut Soul "

Colin Law-

Be there early for a not to be missed set by Jim O'Hara who will be setting the trend and  kicking this event off at high noon sharp !!!

{12 noon kick off till 5pm }

http://www.soul-source.co.uk/_/words/allantonshotts-session-true-soul-weekender-aug-2013-r2764

Miss this 5 hour session at your peril -

ONLY £5 ON THE DOOR .... as well as this show stopping Allanton/Shotts session admission also includes Scotland's  Black Gold Record Fair/Swap meeting ...this feast will include  some of the most mouthwatering  Rare soul,soul and funk music on the planet up for sale :-

"Black Gold Record Fair/Swap meeting"

Record dealers already confirmed are :-

Soul Bowl Records

Adey  PIerce Records

Roger Banks Records

John Anderson Records

Dave Welding Records

Soul junction Records

Joe Dunlop Records

John Manship Rare Soul Records

..Record dealers can call or email Lesley to reserve their free tables:-

T:01721 725 937 or E: lesley@qubekitchens.co.uk

"IF YA THINKING OF A WEE STAY OVER GIVE UM A QUICK BELL AT THE PEEBLES HYDRO THEY ONLY REQUIRE A SMALL DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM OR ADDITIONALLY CHECKOUT THESE LAST FEW GREAT DEALS ON LASTMINUTE DOT COM STAY OVERS IN  PEEBLES TOWN WHICH IS ABOUT A 10 MINUTE STROLL TO THE PEEBLES HYDRO BALLROOM VENUE

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We're back from what I can honestly say was the best holiday we have ever had in Sanur Bali. I'm now jet lagged: dizzy, sweaty, little sleep and disorientated. A state I intend to prolong at the True Soul weekender See you later one and all.

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Arrived today very impressed with the venue got a great room dinner calls see you all later for one hell of a shing dig ;0)

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Just about to set off home after a fantastic weekend at true soul peepble,have got to say a big thanks to Colin Law and the lads for getting this event of the groung met some fantastic people all the dis did excellent spots hope to see you all again next year safe journey home ;0) johno

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That good a weekender that everyone forgot to ask about the Panda's!!!
Great Hotel, Great Itatian restuarant, that was until Butch disturbed the other gentile dinners with a chorus of "Happy Birthday to you" to John Anderson. You can take the boy out of Stoke but you can't the Stoke out of the boy iconic northern DJ he may be, but he's now barred.
Great company. What's next year's date we need to book the cattery.
Dave

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loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it.

my brain isn't firing on all cylinders yet so I'm unable to find enough words in the correct order to give an articulate review...

 

will definitely be there next year!

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Wow, it was so good to see everyone together in the same room after so many years. How on earth can Alan Walls look younger now than he did back then! Was more than a little unnerved initially by how well behaved everyone was - with all the old faces there you couldn't help but remember how mad it used to be

 

I needn't have worried, it was soon business as usual ... Elaine / Val (especially Elaine) - how was Sunday morning for you guys? lol

 

Fantastic company and so many laughs I can't even begin to tell you!

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Hat's off to Colin & Andy :hatsoff2:,  all your organizing and hard work payed off guy's, great venue, superb music with happy smiley people, all in a beautiful setting, we really enjoyed this weekender.

 

Willie.

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I was fine Joan, fresh as a Daisy.....Elaine however, ummmm well she wasn't quite so good (all self inflicted of course) it was great to see you guys. 

 

Brilliant weekend we had a fantastic time well done to all those involved in making it happen. I know a lot of hard work went on behind the scenes.

All the DJ's played great records from start to finish. The company was fantastic it felt like one big happy family.

Thanks for bringing the record Andy.

Thanks Tony & Jet for putting up with us all on Fri night.

 

Here's to the next one  :thumbsup:

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'twas indeed a great weekend & a fantastic setting!!

Good mixture of tunes, rare & classics, good to see so many old friends!

Thanks to Andy, Colin, Suzanne, Lesley & everyone else involved for all your hard work & making it happen!

Will definitely be back next year if it's a go-er!!

Cheers,

Ady

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Well, the True Soul Weekender certainly exceeded my expectations!  I knew it would be good, but blummin ummer.

 

 

I had a ball from the moment I dropped my bags after the 4 hour drive, ok 4.5 hours, as I kept stopping to take photos of the magnificent hills & countryside, the Scottish Borders is a sure fine & pretty place.

 

 

 

I loved all of it, but especially the Shotts Tribute.  I wasn't lucky enough to attend Shotts as I didn't drive at the time (managed Livingston, but I don't think that counts!), so my friends & I were restricted to Bradford Queens Hall & Tony's Empress in our early days (Great venues in their own right)   Many of the tunes played in the Shotts session transported me right back to those happy days so cheers guys  :thumbsup: 

 

 

Saturday night was a hoot! with everyone up for a great night, and a great night was had by all, from the dancing, laughing to the soul athletics (Elaine).   At one point the volume seemed to drop, and maybe me strutting up to the speaker and holding my ear against it, was not the best way of getting my point across, but credit to the sound guy (I think it was him), he spotted me, and cranked it right up again   :thumbup: 

 

 

Saturday night was also spent in the company of a great Scottish Legend, no not the Loch Ness monster, though looking in the mirror Sunday morning revealed the monster beneath my make up.     The man in question was John Anderson, and listening to some of the stories he was kind enough to share with us, in a lovely and unassuming way, was just brilliant.  I could have listened to him (& George) all night ….. if the music in the ballroom wasn’t so fantastic & kept drawing me away!!

 

 

The whole weekend was superb, spent with fabulous friends, old & new, in beautiful surroundings, with sublime music, great food (4 course evening meal, that was out of this world, and caused many problems for my panty girdle!!) what more could you want, I know !! ………………………….................................. The TRUE SOUL Weekender 2!!!!

 

 

Well done Colin, Andy, Susanne, Lesley & all your little helpers :hatsoff2:  It really was fabulous!!!   :thumbup:  :thumbup:  

 

Until next time guys

 

Take care  

 

Ali x  

 

 

P.S Photos to follow

 

 

P.P.S Last, but not least, thanks to Dave & Val Box and Kath for letting me pal around with you.  Dave, you have some wonderful stories to tell, and I’m just glad that you & John Anderson were not sat together on Saturday night or else I’d have never got in that ballroom !!!

 

 

P.P.P.S  I lied!  The very last, but not least, thanks to Pat Bleasdale for being my companion on Sunday, when we hit Edinburgh (no Pandas Dave!), had an exploding hot chocolate on the Royal Mile, and strutted round the Castle in awe of it’s beauty, then enjoyed a last night in the Peebles Hydro (which was strangely quiet)  for yet another 4 course meal & a well deserved sleep Zzzzzzzzz

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Here ya go 

 

Some scenic ones also, as the view was too gorgeous to miss out

 

 

 

xxx

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I would just like to say what a Brilliant time was had at Peebles weekender, I have been tired all Week due to my Dancing! and Drinking! with very very good friends old and new. I am already looking forward to next year. Give yourselves a very well deserved Pat on the back Andy an Susanne . Colin an Lesley and all you helpers you Made a lot of people very happy. Love a very agile! Elaine Xxxxxxx

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Hi Guys, Gals, Brothers and Sisters

We would like to say a big big warm thank you for all of your kind words , help,support and encouragement and to all the brothers and sisters who joined us for what turned out to be a fantastic weekend amongst fabulous friends old and new at The Peebles Hydro ballroom - loads of smiling faces all round and some amazing music played over the weekend Too.... Twas great fun and have got to say we had a right on time !! ... So much so and through loads of requests ' hey we are going for another "True Soul summer session " so keep ya diaries free for the 5th and 6th September 2014

A big big thank you from Lesley , Susanne,Colin and Andy .

and here's to the next session at The Peebles Hydro in 2014.

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Abstinence Joan, that's the key. Abstinence, 5-a-day, cold showers and not telling fibs!  :thumbsup:

 

Only just found this thread or else I'd have been on weeks ago. Had a roaring good time with me' old chumleys, apologies to the many I was too...er...abstinenced...to catch up with. Pin me down next time!

 

Cheers

 

Alan

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Here goes - and we are all set and ready to go with next years "True Soul Scottish Soul Weekender "

5th and 6th of September 2014

The Peebles Hydro Hotel are now taking reservation/bookings on rooms for next years event ( only a small deposit required ) :-

The half price deal on the rooms applies same as this years weekender... Loads of shouts so far for what looks set to be another great weekend of fun and music ....

Follow the link for the latest updates for next years "True Soul Scottish Soul Weekender " checkout the Saturday afternoon event too !!!

Tfk

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