The Scottish Military Vehicle Group
The Scottish Military Vehicle Group

2019 Events

April 7th.  Knockhill Armed Forces Appreciation day.  Contact Brian Morgan

April 28th. FBHVC Drive it Day. Time to get the dust sheets, (or just the dust) off your pride and joy and take it out for a run. Check with your ALO to see if there is anything organised for your area or why not organise your own run. If you do, let us know and we’ll put it on the website.

SMVG West Area is, as usual, making a long weekend of this run.
This year we're heading for the Isle of Skye. Dates will be Friday 26th to
Sunday 28th April. Anyone who wants to come along would be very welcome,
even if it's just for part of the run.

If you're interested, contact John Webster for route and timings.

May 12th. Museum of Flight, East Fortune. Wartime Experience.  Military vehicles and /or Living History displays welcome. Contact Alistair Smith or John Webster 

May,18th,19th. BA Vintage Country Fair, BA Stores, Lyne of Skene, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7DA. Good military display in the wooded area overlooking the event. Come along and get dug in for the weekend! Contact Vicky Ligertwood on 07766 783752. eml:  or contact our own Mike Ogston for further info.

June 1st & 2nd.   BVAC Classic at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder. A wide range of historic and classic vehicles, with  good selection of exhibits in the MV section. Download the on line entry form from the BVAC website  or  contact Alistair Smith

June 8th/9th. Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club are holding a ‘Dig For Victory’ themed Farming Heritage Show at Kilmaron, Cupar, KY15 4PE.

The chosen ‘Dig for Victory’ theme will mark 80 years since the start of WW2 and the part British agriculture played in feeding a nation under siege. This will tie in with the crop theme of field scale vegetables, vining peas, and sugar beet once processed by Scotland’s only sugar beet factory at Cupar which closed in 1972

The organisers are keen to feature a display of WW2 military vehicles and period uniformed personnel to add to the atmosphere and interest of the event which aims to commemorate the start of WWII by featuring Land Army, POW’s, Rationing, War Ag’s, Military Activity, Call Ups, Evacuees,  and the importation of Lease Lend farm machinery.

On the Saturday there will be an auction/boot sale, road run and BBQ while the main public event is being held on the Sunday.

Arrivals can turn up from Friday 7th and while two day attendance is optional attendees will be more than welcome to spend the Saturday there with overnight camping being possible.

Entries have to be in by Monday 20th May and entry Forms are available to download from the FVAMC website

June 9th. Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.  Military Vehicle Tattoo. 

Building on last year’s very successful and friendly event, the format will remain similar to last year, with our site being available for those who wish to arrive on Saturday and stay overnight. 

We are still working on the programme for the day, but we hope to have more activity in the arena this year, and would welcome any suggestions that would make that part of the day more of a spectacle for visitors. 

Online entry form available on the GTM website.  

Contact assistant Curator Neil Thomson at the Museum on 019755 64517. e-mail –  Website –  or contact our own Mike Ogston for further details.

June 15th & 16th. Keith & Dufftown Railway. 1940s weekend. See website  or contact Nigel Bodiam 01340 820794.

June 22nd, Knightswood Gala Day. Local community event held in Archerhill rd and Knightswood park in Glasgow for local charities. Any local fuel costs can be helped with.

Contact Andy Rankin on  for more info.

June 29th (Saturday) Armed Forces and Veterans Day Aberdeen. RVP Costco Westhill then form up prior to march in Albyn Place. Contact Mike Ogston to register your interest - eml:

30th June. Leven Rally and Railway Open Day. Fife Heritage Railway, Kirkland Yard, Leven. The organisers would welcome a good turn out of military vehicles. Former club member Jim Rankin has offerred to make a special donation to the winner of the military vehicle class in the form of a Colt 45 BB gun, belt and holster. Surplus to his requirements. Worth in excess of £100 in total. See their website for more details.

July 13th/14th, The 45th Glamis Extravaganza. Glamis Castle, Glamis, DD81RJ. Contact Lesely Munro at The Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club on 01307 840311

July 20th & 21st. Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum. Military Vehicle weekend. Camping available from the Friday evening . Usual  Barbeque / hospitality on the Saturday evening.  Free entry to museum for all exhibitors. See website  Contact John Webster

July 27th & 28th. Devils Porridge Exhibition, Eastriggs, Annan. Wartime Weekend.  Last years military vehicle and wartime weekend  although a bit tight for space, proved to be a great success, and well worth repeating. We were well looked after and as last year there will be some fuel money available.  Contact John Webster,

August 4th. Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club. Glenisla Hall, PH11 8PH. Laid back event amidst stunning scenery. Road run for the classic cars, off road trail for the (smaller) 4x4's. BBQ picnic in the afternoon. Nick Morrocco, 01575 0560207. (No booking necessary)

August 4th. Garioch Vehicle Restoration Society, Vintage and Veteran Rally. Hosting Champion of Champions. Pleasure Park, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0FZ. Contact Alan Sharpe on 01467 621189. eml :

August 3rd/4th. Defend Fife

A follow up to last years "Defend Dunfermline" This time it will be held at Pittencrieff Park, and its associated Glen Pavilion for an indoor exhibition. Main focus will be on the 1940/41 defenders of Fife and the 75th anniversary of the 1944 'push back' against Axis forces in occupied Europe. Once again the Polish forces in Fife will be a strong theme. More details to follow. Meanwhile contact Brian Morgan to register your interest or contact the event organiser Roger Pickering on 07806 644324.

August 17th & 18th. Garlieston Military Weekend. Now in it's third year, the village of Garlieston will again host it's Military Weekend, with a MV convoy run, Saturday evening dance, Mulberry Harbour exhibition  and more.  Contact John Webster,


August 18th (Sunday) City of Perth Salute

SMVG members are invited to take part in this year’s City of Perth Salute which will include a large parade along Tay Street featuring a variety of bands and entertainers followed by an arena performance and display of military vehicles on the North Inch. The whole event is expected to run from parade setting off at 12 noon till 4.30 p.m.

Military vehicles of all ages, types and sizes will be welcomed. For further details and to register your interest in taking part please contact Roddy Brown.

August 24th/25th. Montrose Air Station Hetitage Centre Family Open Weekend
SMVG members are invited  to attend the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre's Open weekend with their vehicles - Camping and showers available.
British legion are bringing Bud the Poppy Display.
Bar b que and Aircraft Flights.  
Swop meet of vintage radios and other goodies.
The Museum's own MV's are on Display and the pre WW1 Major Burke's Shed built for the RFC in 1913 is now open.

September 7th & 8th.  SMVG annual show at Scone Palace. Details of anniversary displays etc. later.

October 12th. Leuchars Race the Runway. (Now Cancelled)

October 26th / 27th . SMVG West Area End of Season run.

Looking at the weekend 26th & 27th October for our End of Season run. Details still to be worked out, but the Solway coast is a likely destination. I'll try and sort out some sort of accommodation as per last year, rather than putting up tents, but I need an idea of numbers, so let me know who's up for it.

More details as we get them sorted out.
Contact John Webster

November 1st ( Friday ) – Poppy Scotland – Edinburgh Poppy Day will once again be located within St Andrews Square, Edinburgh.  A varied display of military vehicles and personnel representing a range of time periods is sought in support of this high profile event which last year raised almost £16,000 for the appeal. Club members available to attend should contact for more info

Remembrance Sunday 10th November. Doing anything for Remembrance Day? Why not do something worthwhile and a wee bit different.

We have been asked if we could take a few vehicles and / or guys with kit along to Ayr Rugby Club's "Rugby Remembers” Charity match. This is being held in association with Poppy Scotland, who will be in attendance with their "Bud truck"  (see )

We would be there from about 12 noon until just after the kick off at 2pm (or stay longer if you want) and we will be supplied with hot food & beverage.

It's a good opportunity to support Poppy Scotland, and to get a bit of good publicity for the SMVG, so if you think you can come along, please let me know so that I can give them an idea of numbers.


Contact John Webster


January 26th (Sunday) - SMVG Annual General Meeting at the Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn. Usual bring and buy from 1pm with start of business at 2pm. Refreshments served mid meeting. The ever popular club raffle will follow the meeting so bringing along a donation for the prize list would be greatly appreciated.

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 15th. 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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 before setting off on a long journey!

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