Deep within the central belt of Scotland lies the ancient town of Linlithgow, famous for its palace in which Mary, Queen of Scots, was born.
Linlithgow Pub Crawl, 14:00, Saturday 16th June 2018
"Why have a pub crawl in Linlithgow?", I hear you ask. Well, as we all know, Mary was viciously beheaded for plotting to assassinate her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, who was the younger half-sister of Queen Mary I. This Mary is of course widely believed to have been the inspiration for the Bloody Mary cocktail. And there, is our not-at-all-tenuous link to alcohol.
An even better reason is the trail of lovely pubs along the main street. We will meet at 14:00 at the train station before walking to the furthest away pub. It is here that we will head off (like Mary!) to start the crawling part of the day; a drink in each pub, making our way back to the station. Young Mensa are actually tagging along with the Edinburgh Mensa group, who will be leading the charge.
If you'd like to join us partway then message us on the Facebook event or the Telegram chat group to find out where we are - the pubs are all along one street so we shouldn't be hard to find.
The train station is, of course, well-located for anyone travelling by train: 20 minutes from Edinburgh, 30 minutes from Glasgow or Stirling, and within an hour and a half from many other parts of Scotland. Perhaps you could come from further afield and stay over nearby - feel free to ask us for recommendations.
If you do make the decision to drive and abstain from alcohol, then you could park in the train station car park (free for rail passengers, but we can let you use your judgement on that), or there is the Vennel car park on Kirkgate.
If you get lost
We also always keep a close eye on our Telegram group during all our events, so if you're lost or running late, you can get in touch with us there - and it's a great place to chat with us when we aren't running events, too.