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Physopto

Important changes to All Future Bookings at Any Galloway Scottish Star Camps

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An important Note to all attending or wishing to attend any future Scottish Star Camps at Drumroamin.

 

This applies to any persons already booked or wishing to book a pitch.

 

If you have already booked and disagree, please can you cancel your booking/s preferably as soon as possible.

 

In general, you can cancel up to 30 days prior to any Star Camp. After that you will be expected to pay for the original nights booked, as refilling the pitches may not be possible due to time restrictions or contact problems.

 

 

 

 

We are and have been very lucky to be hosted by Lesley and Ralph Shell who genuinely want to see The Premier Scottish Star Camp succeed and they have gone out of their way many times in the past to accommodate us and our needs.

 

 

Unfortunately,  some attendees have been leaving the camp site earlier than their nights originally booked.

 

In future the owners cannot afford to continue to bear the costs of late cancellations or people leaving earlier than booked for.

 

 

Covid-19 restrictions have a severe and detrimental affected their profit margins.

 

Late cancellations affect the availability of places for those on the backup/waiting list as it precludes their attendance at such an eleventh hour. Spaces are at a premium due to the Covid-19 restrictions!

 

As such, the owners Lesley and Ralph have reluctantly decided

that,

in future ALL NIGHTS BOOKED must be paid for in full.

 

(Just because the weather turns cloudy or it rains during your stay is not a valid reason to leave earlier than planned without paying for nights booked.)

 

(Unless there are weather related reasons i.e. likelihood of damage to tents and life due to severe weather).

This will remain the owners decision at all times.

 

(In general you can cancel up to 30 days prior to any Star Camp which allows time for people on the backup list to take the spaces freed up.

But attempting to cancel after the 30 day limit will not be allowed and you will be expected to pay for the original booked nights.)

 

 

 

 

 

As always those wishing to attend a day or so early and/or stay longer can request this with Lesley at the time of booking!

(This depends upon availability due to other reservations by the general public.)

 

Best wishes

Derek

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Hi Adrian, I hope you are doing OK.

The above announcement  was not a post that I wished to place here on the forum, but the present nightmare of Covid -19 has changed a lot of things and expectations.

Still, there is now some hope on the horizon as to how we may be able to deal with this terrible outbreak, in the form of the up and coming inoculations promised some time in the New Year.  Hopefully for some even earlier. 

A return to happier times will be a very welcome boost to every ones moral I think.

It will be very nice to be allowed to return to the way The Scottish Star Camps were held in the past if that is ever possible!

Stay well Adrian.

Derek

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a post that was needed though Derek, come wind rain or clear nites were all there for the duration. I have to move a few days about in spring cos holidays were messed up, still be there from the tuesday onwards  though. hope you and annette are keeping ok, catch up later 

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3 hours ago, jamie56 said:

 I have to move a few days about in spring cos holidays were messed up, still be there from the tuesday onwards  though.

Hi Jim,

Yes it will be good to catch up once again. Just as long as we are able to do so!

The news of several possible Covid inoculations becoming imminently available is a welcome respite to the ears. Let's hope it works out for us all.

The Scottish Star Parties at Drumroamin are one of  the highlights of our year 😃🥃😃.

I hope you and Dawn have a nice Christmas and New Year. Keep well.😷🥃🥃🥃

 

 

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Just seen this and must say I'm surprised it hasn't happened earlier.

This is the case with other sites including the Kielder star party As confirmed by Richard Darn who I happened on at the top of sutton Bank today doing some follow up day time photography to a light pollution article. 

Cheers Derek 

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Hi Damian,

I haven't seen Richard for a few years now. I hope he is well and going strong.

Sutton Bank, you get around 😂

🔭🔭🔭🔭

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On 22/11/2020 at 23:09, Physopto said:

Hi Damian,

I haven't seen Richard for a few years now. I hope he is well and going strong.

Sutton Bank, you get around 😂

🔭🔭🔭🔭

No astronomy Derek just an 8 mile walk, Richard had been taking day time photo's to back up the night time ones he'd taken previously. 

The light pollution around the North Yorkshire dark sky Park has become much worse he was sorry to inform me. I didn't catch the website he was feeding the info into but it shows the degradation of the skies over a time period. 

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I have only been once but I totally agree if I book for 3 nights I will pay for 3 nights if I go a day earlier that's on me not the camp simples. 

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Its  ignorance plain and simple- the last thing we want is for the site owners to withdraw the hosting of the event due to a few numpties- you book -you arrive- you pay- you enjoy the stay , clear skies or not- there's plenty of marvellous Galloway walking, cycling or sightseeing if the sky gods dont play ball!!

J

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Totally agree with this...see you in spring 

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