The Scottish Military Vehicle Group
The Scottish Military Vehicle Group

Events Diary 2017

January 29th. SMVG Annual General Meeting. Institute Hall Bridge of Earn. Meeting starts at 2pm sharp. Refer to your official notification. There will be the usual bring and buy sale prior to the meeting and the club shop will be in attendance. A raffle will be held at the close of business with proceeds going to the Army Benevolent Fund. Donations of prizes are very welcome.

IMPORTANT! As always, if the weather looks at all doubtful contact any member of the committee for advice before setting out on a long journey.


March 19th. SMVG Annual Swap Meet. Held at the Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn. 2 mins off junction 9 M90. Sale of militaria, military vehicle parts and collectables. Military vehicles and other exhibits on display. Refreshments available on site in the NAAFI.   Admission 10am-4pm. Adults £1, accompanied under 16's free. Contact Al Smith for table reservations and all other enquiries on 07704 187739 or eml

April 9th. Commemorating the Armed Forces at the Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife. Contact Brian Morgan for more info.

April 23rd. FBHVC Drive it Day. Contact your local ALO to find out if there are runs planned for your area.


West Area ~

Due to access difficulties, our original plan to visit the D Day training grounds at Sheriffmuir has had to be abandoned. 
At a bit short notice, Club member Duncan Turner has rather rashly extended an invitation to visit and  have an overnight stop off at his place, on the shores of Loch Eck. So it will be a return to the Cowal Peninsula this year, and a chance to explore some of the area we didn't have time to stop at last year.
I'm still working on the details of the route on Cowal, but the initial rendezvous point will be the Western Ferries terminal at McInroy's Point, Gourock, in time for the 11.00 sailing. This should get us to Sheila's Diner in time for lunch and hopefully ahead of the hordes of Lycra clad cyclists.
As usual, let me know if you're going, so that I have an idea of numbers, as we'll try to do some sort of meal for the Saturday evening.

Contact John Webster ASAP. email


North Area ~ Contact Mike Ogston for proposed run in the Aberdeenshire area.


Otherwise, just get out there and DRIVE IT!


May 20th&21st. BA Stores Vintage Working Weekend, Lyne of Skene, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. Excellent military vehicle display dug into the tree line. Living history welcome. Off road course. Evening entertainment. Contact Mike Ogston for further details.


June 3rd, Leuchars Station Open Day. SMVG military vehicles required for a static display. Contact Mike Ogston at if you are intersted in attending.


June 4th. Borders Vintage Automobile Club. 45th Historic Motoring Extravaganza Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RV. Good military display. Contact Alistair Smith for further info. Official show contact - Phil Waters


June 4th. Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club Annual Show. Kilmaron, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4PE. Cars, motorcycles, commercials and military vehicles and period re-enactors from the First World War period together with period re-enactors are being sought by The Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club for their annual Farming Heritage Show being held in June 2017. They are particularly interested in sourcing timber working machinery from all periods as the focus of the 2017 show will be the Forest and timber cropping. The show will be marking the centenary of the UK Government introducing measures to boost home food production during WW1 – there will be a special WW1 exhibition which will feature dramatic re-enactments of the call up of men and horses, the creation of the Woman’s Land Army and much more. If you have a WW1 vehicle or are interested in participating as a re-enactor or with a Living History Display appropriate to the period, then give Al Smith or your local ALO a call. Event direct contact – Susan Eccles on 01334 838055.


June 11th. Tayside Classic Motor Show. Hosted by The Tayside Classic Car Club at Errol Airfield, PH2 7TB. Contact Jim and Mary MacLeod on 01307 465838 eml


June 10th. Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day. Request for vehicles & living history displays. Contact John Webster


June 17th. Stirling Military Show. Contact Gary Wallace for further info at


June 17th& 18th. Bon Accord Steam Fair, Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie, AB51 7LD. Contact Jill Standing, 01467 642472.


June 17th & 18th. Keith & Dufftown Railway Wartime Weekend. Contact Nigel Bodium on 01340 820794.


June 17th. 40’s Gala Dinner. Taking place at the Windlestrae Hotel in Kinross.  Contact Brian Morgan.   for further info.


June 24th. (Saturday) National Armed Forces Day.  Request for vehicles at Moffat.   Contact John Webster.  Event Cancelled.


June 24th. (Saturday) National Armed Forces Day Aberdeen. Contact Mike Ogston for more info.


July 8th& 9th. 43rd Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle. Hosted by the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club. Good military vehicle section. Contact Lesley Munro for entries. On 01307 840311.


July 16th. Dumfries Aviation Museum. Camping available from Friday evening, Usual barbecue on Saturday evening. Contact John Webster.


July 25th to 29th, The War and Peace Revival. Back to Beltring! This year the show returns home to the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood.


July 30th. The Crieff branch of Legion Scotland are requesting SMVG military vehicles to take part in an event in Crieff. What they would like is to have a few jeeps or that size of vehicle to take the old and bold who can't march. Also required are other vehicles for a static display in the towns park. Contact Peter Scally for more info at


August 6th. Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club. Nice laid back vehicle display held in the heart of stunning Glenisla, right beside the hotel. BBQ and scenic off road run for classic 4x4’s and tractors. Contact Nick Morrocco on 01575 560207 for info.

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August 19th & 20th. Garlieston Military Weekend, nr Garlieston, Wigtownshire.

Hosted by Galloway Tanks, this event is shaping up to be a great weekend.
Fancy a shot at putting a 432 or a Stolly through its paces? firing a Lee Enfield or having a go at field archery? well here's your chance.
As well as the Military Vehicle gathering, and Living History Displays, the Solway Aviation Museum and the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum should be in attendance, plus other stalls still to be confirmed.
Itinerary so far;- 
Saturday 11am till 4pm & Sunday 11am till 3pm - Main event display at Galloway Tanks & Activity Centre. Military Vehicles, Off road driving, Living History displays, Armoury Display, etc
Saturday 4pm - Convoy of vehicles to Garlieston Village and back to the show field.
Saturday 7pm onwards - '40s & '50s themed Live Music & Dance at Garlieston Village Hall
Sunday 11am till 3pm - Car Boot Sale at Activity Centre.
There will also be a prize for the best vehicle and the best dressed entrant. 
Arrival welcome from Friday PM.
Contact John Webster. 


August 19th & 20th.  Wanted - WW2 vehicles and Home Guard re-enactors for "Defend Dunfermline WW2".

Roger Pickering of Forth Pilgrim, has been researching about the town history and made a staggering discovery about the old capital and the role of the defenses against the Axis. He discovered the roles of the local Home Guard and the Polish army in the planning of invasion defenses for the town. Not only perimeter road blocks and trenches but architectural drawings (by Polish Army Engineers in 1940) of the buildings to fortify and to develop in depth defense in the town centre. Contact Rodger Pickering by email at

August 19th & 20th. Deeside Steam & Vintage Club Rally. Milton of Crathes, Banchory. For entries contact Mike Morrison 07900 233548. eml


August 26th & 27th August. Montrose Air Station Fly-in Weekend. Club military vehicles are invited to attend this entertaining weekend. Camping available on the airfield (not the Air station) Contact Neil Butler for further info at


August 26th & 27th. Forces in the Field, Culzean Country Park,. Multi period living history event and SMVG vehicle display.  Contact John Webster.


September 2nd - 4th. Scottish International Air Show, Ayr low green. 

The Scottish International Air Show is a two day event again this year on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, with a full flying display on both days. The SMVG have again been invited to put vehicles on display in the "Vintage Village" so if you would like to attend please let me know as soon as possible.
John Webster

Click on the link below and the "what's on" button for details of the aircraft taking part.


Contact John Webster. 


September 3rd. Grantown Motormania. The Square, Grantown on Spey. Cotact Allen Calder on 01479 873597 or eml


September 2nd & 3rd. Cultybraggan Doors open Day. SMVG members have been invited to display their vehicles in and around Cultybraggan camp in support of the annual Doors Open Day event which will take place over Saturday 2nd  and Sunday 3rd  September. Members will be welcome to attend on either or both days. The usual camping and accommodation facilities will be available from the Friday afternoon. Those interested in attending should contact Roddy Brown.


September 9th&10th. SMVG National Show, Farming Yesteryear, Scone Palace. (Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club) Hosting Champion of Champions 2017. This year we celebrate 40 years of the SMVG. Entry forms have been sent out on the 10th of July so check your e-mail.


September 17th. Selkirk Rally. Sunderland Hall, Lindean, near Selkirk. TD1 3NZ. Contact Gordon Edgar.  07836 706254.



September 23rd. Inauguration Ceremony. Town Square to be named in honour of  Tom Renouf. Veules-Les-Roses, France.

September 24th. Classic Vehicle Show. Hopetoun House. Hosted by the Rotary Club of South Queensferry. Contact Brian Morgan.  for further info.


November 4th & 5th. West Area 'End of Season Run'
Our crank down run this year will be the weekend of 4th & 5th November, and the overnight stop will be back to the Three Lochs Holiday Park, who'll be having their traditional fireworks display on the Saturday night. Hopefully we should manage some Galloway forestry roads and tracks again this year with some decent scenery if the weather is kind to us. I'll sort out RV points and times nearer the date, but meantime, if you can let me know if you are going, I'll try and get some food organised for the Saturday night. Contact John Webster




March 4th, SMVG Annual Swap Meet. Held at the Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn. 2 mins off junction 9 M90. Sale of militaria, military vehicle parts and collectables. Military vehicles and other exhibits on display. Refreshments available on site in the NAAFI.  Admission 10am-4pm. Adults £1, accompanied under 16's free. Contact Al Smith for table reservations and all other enquiries on 07704 187739 or eml

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