February 12th. (Sunday) S.M.V.G Annual General Meeting. The Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn. Meeting starting at 2pm sharp. Contact John Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info.
March 26th. (Sunday) SMVG Annual Swap Meet. Held at the Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn, 2 mins off junction 9 M90. Doors open to the public at 10am, no earlier. Entry £2, under 16's free. Sale of militaria and military vehicle parts, books and collectables. Refreshments in the NAAFI. Tables allocated on a first come first served basis.
Contact Al Smith for info. E-mail email@example.com Tel 07704 187739.
April 23rd. (Sunday) National Drive it Day. FBHVC initiative to celebrate the one thousand mile trial organised in 1900 to prove the viability of the new invention, the motor vehicle. It’s also a chance to raise awareness and support amongst the public for the historic vehicle movement and keeping transport heritage on UK roads. Check for upcoming announcements regarding any local area organised road runs, otherwise just take to the road and celebrate Drive it Day yourself.
April 29th/ 30th. Scottish National Scale Model Show is being held in Perth over the weekend at the Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth.
May 14th (Sunday) Grampian Transport Museum. Military Vehicle Tattoo. Participants can arrive on Friday or Saturday if they wish to camp out on the museum site prior to public
admission on Sunday 14th May. Toilets and showers will be available for use by those staying. BBQ facilities will also be available. The plan is to have a parade and also demonstrations including a
roadside recovery and towing of a large armoured vehicle and more subject to who brings what.
More details to follow
May 28th (Sunday). "Carry On Culty"
The event will have an overall theme of Scottish Warriors through the Ages to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Cultybraggan camp becoming a MoD training camp.
Reenactors representing medieval times to the Second World War will be displaying crafts, weaponry and combat skills; German prisoners will be occupying the recreated barracks; and Radio Earn will be broadcasting live from Hut 42 and interviewing participants throughout the day.
Featuring home front displays and historic military vehicles from the Second World War up until closure of the camp in 2004, the event will be open to the public on Sunday 28th May with a full program of family activities and entertainment in addition to the camp’s historic information display attractions. Club members may arrive to set up from pm Friday 26th onwards.
The museum is open from Friday to Monday 10.30am-4.30pm. The event on Sunday 28th May runs from 11am to 4pm, doors open at 10.30am.
Contact Roddy Brown to record your interest or for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3rd (Saturday) Vintage Car Display, 10.00am to 15.00hrs.
Static vehicles Display in Perth City Centre and Tay Street. Displays will consist of classic cars, motorcycles, military, vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, buses and supercars plus various auto jumble and entertainment stalls.
There will also be a rather unique Penny Farthing Bike Run / race during the day ! This will be followed by a drive off through Perthshire at 15.00hrs route. Additionally vintage buses will be available from Mill Street (outside Perth Concert Hall) to take passengers to Scone Airport where Morris Leslie will host a viewing of his personal vehicle collection.
Contact Roddy Brown to register your interest. eml~ email@example.com
June 17th&18th. Keith and Dufftown Railway Wartime Weekend. This years ever popular 1940's event returns on its usual June weekend with both Keith and Dufftown stations taking on their traditional 1940's look.
More info to come nearer the time or you can contact Helen Bodiam at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Webster at email@example.com
June 18th, BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring, Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU. Contact David Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1st (Saturday). Armed Forces and Veterans Day Aberdeen. SMVG military vehicles to take part in march along Union St. Early morning RVP at Costco Westhill, thereafter convoy to formation area in Albyn Place. Contact Mike Ogston to register interest in participation. email@example.com
July 8th & 9th. Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle. Contact Lesley Munro at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01307 840311 or go to www.svvc.co.uk for entry form downloads.
July 22nd & 23rd. Dumfries Aviation Museum Military Vehicle Weekend.
All Military Vehicles from any period, and also Military and Home Front living History displays will be made welcome. Arrive from 12.00 Friday and stay over til Monday if you wish. Saturday evening meal provided. More info nearer the time, but it is rumored that the BBMF will be making an appearance this year!
Contact John webster on email@example.com
August 6th (Sunday) Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club, Glenisla Hall, PH11 8PH. Excellent laid back vehicle display with BBQ and picnic. Road runs start from 10:30am. Offroad for 4x4's and tarmac run for the classic cars. No entry forms required. Contact Colin McIlraith 07855 808975. eml ; firstname.lastname@example.org www.gcvc.co.uk for more info.
August 6th (Sunday) Perth Salute featuring a military past and present theme.
All military vehicles welcome to take part in this event.
Contact Roddy Brown for more info at email@example.com
August 19th & 20th. Garlieston Military Weekend.
This Years event will again be held at the historic and atmospheric Sorbie Tower. Featuring all the usual attractions, Vehicle Convoy run, Wreath laying at the Mulberry Harbour Memorial, Living History Displays, and the Field Kitchen which will be feeding us all weekend.
Contact Steve Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Webster at email@example.com
September 3rd (Sunday) Scottish Torque Show. This year’s show from which all proceeds go to the RAF Benevolent Fund will take place on Sunday 3rd September 2023 at Broomhall House and once again promises to be a spectacular event.
This truly is a unique event. Building on the success of last year’s event, there'll be even more exhibits, entertainment and aircraft at a show that is growing into a miniature version of Goodwood in Scotland. If you’ve attended in previous years, you’ll know just how special this day is.Here is a taster with the film of the Scottish Torque Show 2022: https://youtu.be/wRi8P2704FE
Details to follow.
September 9th/10th, SMVG National Gathering at SVTEC Farming Yesteryear, Scone Palace. Scone Palace Parklands, Perth, PH2 6BD. Club booking info to follow.
October 1st (Sunday) Dundee Transport Museum Military Day. Any SMVG members able to attend would be made very welcome.
Contact :- Irene Hallyburton, Curator, Dundee Transport Museum for further info at Irene@dmoft.co.uk
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Always double check the dates and status of these events before setting off on a long journey!