This past weekend we have hosted the SAGT conference. SAGT is the “Scottish Association of Geography Teachers”.
Val Vannet from the SAGT writes…
“Kindrogan is considered to be the ‘birthplace’ of our association which dates back to a meeting of Geography teachers which was held there in May 1970. Apparently, on that weekend, it was a gathering of like minds around the trig point at the top of Kindrogan Hill which spawned the idea of an association of Geography teachers in Scotland…..and the rest, as they say, is History!
We were therefore delighted to be able to meet at Kindrogan last weekend to commemorate the events of may 1970 but also to use our meeting as an opportunity to look forward to the next 40 years. In this latter respect, I am happy to report that it was a very productive weekend with new aims and a new mission statement drawn up and some excellent ideas of how the association can progress.
Kindrogan was looking lovely in the spring weather and we all enjoyed our walk up the hill, enhanced by Duncan’s GPS course and Rich’s happy banter! The accommodation and catering were excellent – some of our members who hadn’t been to Kindrogan for a couple of decades certainly noticed the improvement!!”
The gentleman in the centre front (with walking stick) of the picture below is Gilbert Gray who was president of SAGT in 1978.