The Scottish Military Vehicle Group
The Scottish Military Vehicle Group

 Events

2022

April 24th. 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.

 

SMVG West Area Drive it Day / Weekend Run.
Well, to say that I have been better organised for a Drive it Day run would be a bit of an understatement! No matter, we are going next weekend (23rd & 24th April)! Where we’re going may still be open for discussion, but at the moment, the RV point is the Burnside Filling Station / tea room / café at Sanquhar ,on the A76. My plan then, such as it is, will be to take the Wanlockhead & Leadhills road over to Elvanfoot, then over to the Devil’s Beef Tub and up past the source of the River Tweed to the Talla and Megget Reservoirs. After that it will be time to find the camp site and plan the Sunday route home.
So, as I say, a bit of a work in progress but if the weather is kind it has the makings of a good weekend run. Please let me know if you’re coming along, that way we won’t leave without you!

Cheers,

John Webster

June 11th/12th. Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club, Farming Vintage Rally and Heritage Show. Hosting Champion of Champions. Kilmaron, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4PE. Contact Carol Jack, Tel 07969 120709 eml caz.jack92@gmail.com

June 12th, Tayside Classic Motor Show. Tayside Classic Car Club. Errol Airfield, Perthshire, PH2 7TB.  Tel 01307 465838 / 07729 690877. jimary.macleod9x@tinyworld.co.uk   www.taysideclassiccarclub.co.uk

June 18th & 19th, Keith and Dufftown Railway 1940's Weekend. Check out www.keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk for more information. Promises to be an excellent weekend for the wartime military vehicle owner or re-enactor. Contact our own Helen Bodiam via e-mail at alo.north@scottishmvg.org for further info.

June 25th. (Saturday) Armed Forces Day Aberdeen. RVP at Albyn Place 10:00 with the procession moving off at 10:30 along Union Street. Contact Mike Ogston on 07812 242664 for further info.

June 26th (Sunday) Western Desert Recce Group. 3rd Military Collectors Fair.

Held in Unit 1, Block 3, Third Road, Blantyre Industrial Estate, G72 0UP.

Contact Gary Wallace for info on 07850 796605. eml gary@wrdg.org  

June 26th. The Leven Rally. Fife Heritage Railway, Kirkland Sidings, Leven, Fife KY8 4RB. This event is well worth an entry from the SMVG. Early entry is important to secure a space at the rally. There will be no late arrivals allowed, closing date for entries is the 31st May. Anyone interested in attending will find an entry form at the Fife Heritage Railway website at https://www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk.

Contact J. Danton 07970 929048 jimdan@blueyonder.co.uk or M.Urwin 07715 043814 urwin1@btinternet.com for further info.

July 3rd (Sunday) Defend Fife 2022/ Lathalmond Military History Festival. Lathalmond Railway Museum, M90 Commerce Park, KY12 0SJ. See www.shed47.org/events for further info.

July 9th/10th, Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, 48th Scottish Transport Extravaganza. Glamis Castle, Glamis DD8 1RJ. Contact Lesley Munro on 01307 840311 eml - lesley@svvc.co.uk

July 23rd & 24th. Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum Military Vehicle Weekend.

Back this year after a Covid enforced two year break, is the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum Military Vehicle Weekend. Usual mix of Vehicles and living history displays.

As always we will be welcome to stay at the Museum from the Friday afternoon onward, and there will be a meal provided by the Field kitchen for all exhibitors on the Saturday evening, plus lunch time soup / sandwich on Saturday & Sunday.

Contact John Webster at secretary@scottishmvg.org or on 07712576932.

August 7th. (Sunday) City of Perth Salute. To be held at the North Inch. EVENT NOW CANCELLED!

Consists of the following :

  • A parade commencing from the South Inch to the North Inch via Tay Street, with the parade commencing at 12 noon
  • An Arena Performance held within the North inch Parklands after the parade for invited acts and Massed Bands

Those interested in attending with their military vehicles should e-mail Roddy Brown at chairman@scottishmvg.org

August 7th, Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club. Laid back event featuring BBQ, raffle and road runs for cars and a hill/forestry route for classic 4x4's. No charge or entry forms. Contact Colin McIlraith 07855 808975 colin.mcilraith@gmail.com  www.gcvc.co.uk

August 14th, Biggar Vintage Rally. The Biggar Albion Foundation LTD. Showfield, Edinburgh Road, ML12 6QX. Military vehicle category, autojumble etc. Contact Helen Carrick on 01899 221497  helenc@biggar-albion.org.uk

August 27th/28th. Montrose Air Station Open Weekend. Fly in and Vintage Vehicle Drive in at Broomfield, Montrose. We have an invite to take along military vehicles to form up a display. Overnight camping available. Good selection of light aircraft will be flying in and around this historic airfield over the weekend. Various stalls in attendance. Many new exhibits including Gulf War Veteran Tornado GR4 once flown by Colin MacGregor call sign O Be 2 will be on display at the museum. Contact Neil Butler for further info on 07932 089595

September 10th&11th. Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club. Farming Yesteryear. Incorporating the SMVG Annual Gathering of Military Vehicles. Scone Palace Parklands, Perth PH2 6BD. This year marks 70th anniversary of the venerable Austin Champ, lets see how many we can get on display to mark the occasion.

Check your e-mail inbox for your club entry pack. Entries to be in by the 31st of July. Contact Roddy Brown for further details. eml: chairman@scottishmvg.org.

September 17th/18th. Cultybraggan Doors Open Day. Cultybraggan Camp has been a prisoner of war camp, an MOD training camp and is now a multi-use site owned by the people of Comrie. Check out the camp museum to discover stories of POWs and Nazi murder. Meet the artisans and community groups now using the camp and sample their quality produce.

Free access to the camp and its facilities will be available on:

Sat 17 Sept 10:30am – 4:30pm

Sun 18 Sept 10:30am – 4:30pm

Visitors with ex-Military Vehicles from any period to display would be especially welcome whether visiting for a short or long duration stay on either day, just check in with the museum reception on arrival.

For directions or further information contact chairman@scottishmvg.org

October 9th. Military Vehicles Day. Dundee Museum of Transport, Market Mews, Dundee. DD1 3LA. Contact  Irene Hallyburtonon on 01382 455196.

October 29th (Saturday) Model Show and Fair. Hosted by the Western Desert Recce Group at their premises at Unit 1, Block 3, Third Road, Blantyre Industrial Estate, G72 0UP. Contact Gary Wallace for info on 07850 796605. eml gary@wrdg.org

October 30th (Sunday) Western Desert Recce Group.  Military Collectors Fair.

Held in Unit 1, Block 3, Third Road, Blantyre Industrial Estate, G72 0UP.

Contact Gary Wallace for info on 07850 796605. eml gary@wrdg.org

2023

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 secretary@scottishmvg.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.  Taking table bookings now. Tables allocated on a first come first served basis.

Contact Al Smith for table bookings and all other info. E-mail swapmeet@scottishmvg.org Tel 01356 650367 Mob/Text 07704187739.

May 27th & 28th. Cultybraggan Event. An event involving military vehicles and Living History enthusiasts is being planned for Sunday 28th May.

Further details to follow.

June 3rd (Saturday) Vintage Car Display, Tay St, Perth. (Perth& Kinross Council) Vintage military vehicles welcome to take part in this event. Contact Roddy Brown to register your interest. eml~ chairman@scottishmvg.org

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 chairman@scottishmvg.org

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