Rumour has it…..

March 9, 2012

that Mr Kerr and Mr Hob are turning their lenses back onto rock art again. Not before time lads!


RAM12 …just a reminder

March 9, 2012

RAM Details

February 4, 2012

Rock Art Meeting 2012

Jan Ram 2012

January 29, 2012

Hi folks

Just a quick update. I’ve not heard any objections to the date or venue for the RAM so I guess that’s it, RAM sorted  jobs a good-un.

I did have one request for help regarding a post-RAM visit to Ketley rock shelter. I’m guessing a few others, myself included, would probably have been heading there anyway when the RAM ended so  we could easily bolt-on a visit to Chatton/Ketley for them that wants it…and who wouldn’t!

That’s about it for my weekly postings. Please pass this on to anyone you think may want to attend. If nothing changes I’ll post an update in a few weeks.

If anyone has any queries or comments they can post them on the blog or drop me an e-mail.


ta ra for now



Jan – RAM 2012 the reponses

January 23, 2012

Hi Folks,

it’s been just over a week since I fired out the initial call to arms so I guess I should be reporting back what has been said

  • There was a good response from all the usual suspects
  • Everyone is in favour of doing ‘something’
  • The May dates seem to be the most favourable
  • As you would expect from the group, (nice people all), there was no strong opinion put forward regarding location, a few folk have expressed the wish to go to Kilmartin others have favoured Northumberland, Ilkley Moor was suggested by one person. Most folk have said that wherever it is held they will try to attend.
  • Northumberland was suggested because of the ease of access and the desire to get as many folk there as possible.
  • One suggestion was that we meet at Old Bewick and go on a hunt in an attempt to find the missing stone.

So as you can see from the above points, we have kinda established May as the date. I’ll propose the date as MAY 13th 2012 unless anyone has any major objections.

As for the location, we are still no further forward so I’ll propose the location as OLD BEWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND, we know Jan loved this place and it is readily accessible for most people.

I propose that our May 2012 RAM be dedicated to our friend Jan Brouwer.

I realise this is all a bit autocratic but if we dither about with this it won’t get done,  we owe it to Jan to ‘keep on rocking’.

If anyone wants to work in the background to organise a 2nd RAM to be held later on in the year in Kilmartin please speak up on the blog and put me down as attending. I would undertake this myself but I think it would be done better by someone who was familiar with the area (know anyone Bri/ Suz????).

If someone could post the name of that lovely Guest House that Jan used to use in Northumberland, that would be handy for any overnighters.

Please pass this on to everyone you know who may want to attend.

We are still a community and this blog is our main means of communication so please use it. Anyone with transport or accomodation  problems please post on the blog or contact me and I’ll do my best to sort something out.

Keep an eye on the blog for any changes/news.


Looking Forward to seeing your lovely smiling faces in May



Jan RAM12

January 15, 2012

I got a good initial response yesterday so I guess it’s going to happen.

So far it looks like the May/June dates are more favourable

The debate regarding the venue has opened. Apparently it was discussed at the 2011 meeting and Yorks/Durham/Northumberland was suggested as the 2012 venue. The reason being accessibility, Kilmartin is a bit of a bugger to get to, were as the other proposed venues are more accessible and served by half-decent public transport links.

So where are we going to have the RAM?

please post your ideas here or send them to me at



JAN-RAM 2012 – a call to arms

January 14, 2012

Hi everyone

I was hoping someone might step up and put this whole rock art thing back on track.

I guess everyone else may be feeling the same way so I’ll kick off the debate.

I reckon there are a few questions to be answered, the main one is where do we go from here?

I don’t know if anything is going on in the background but I think we owe it to Jan to either carry on or finish it properly. I think it would be a damn shame if this blog and Jans work was just allowed to fade away without comment.

So what I propose is RAM12, we get together and discuss where we are going and what we are doing

I propose the venue is Kilmartin

I haven’t a clue regarding dates etc but would be happy to be the focal point

To get the ball rolling I propose the following dates

April 28/29

May 5/6 or 12/13

June 2/3 9/10

Drop me a line to and let me know your alternative location,  preferred date, any other ideas

I’ll collate it all and then let you know what the majority  decision is.

One thing’s for sure I’m having a JanRAM this year and if you don’t come and join me I’m going to throw all of my toys out of the pram

Cheers Gavin