From SYHA TO HF on HF‘S 40th Anniversary

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Heartiest congratulations to the Glasgow Group of HF on attaining their fortieth birthday  . Their twenty-first seems like yesterday !But what a change since then in the popularity of hillwalking  . We must do something together to revive this healthiest of past times .

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (S.Y.H.A) , celebrated with considerable eclat and brought reminiscences of our early days when the Glasgow HF , The Ramblers Federation and other organisations were ‘in at the beginning’ of the Rucksack Club and later of the S.Y.H.A.

Some Glasgow HF members continue in this vital work today but many in the early days appreciated the ancient adage ‘He who gives twice gives quickly ‘ and helped when the need was greatest .

Good luck to the HF Glasgow Group and thanks for their many services to the open air movement .


James C. Yuill
Chairman , Glasgow District , S.Y.H.A

CHAPTER 4 photo 3 'The Rucksack Club Hut , Kinlochard , late 20's'

The Rucksack Club Hut

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