The Scottish Military Vehicle Group
The Scottish Military Vehicle Group

 Events

2024

February 11th. (Sunday) S.M.V.G Annual General Meeting. The Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn, PH2 9EA. Meeting starting at 2pm sharp. Contact John Webster at secretary@scottishmvg.org for any further info.

March 16th, (Saturday) Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, Spring Auction at Bridge View House , Glamis DD8 1QU. lesley@svvc.co.uk  tel 01307 840311

March 24th. (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 swapmeet@scottishmvg.org Tel 07704 187739

(All table space now fully booked!)

April 21st. (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 27th & 28th. Scottish National Scale Model Show at the Dewars Centre,

Glover St, Perth PH2 0TH. www.scotnats.org

May 19th, Vintage Rally Kelso. Border Vintage Agricultural Association. Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS. Contact Charlie McCririck on 07836 642245 eml: bvaaborders@hotmail.com for further info.

May 26th, Rotary Wheels Rally. (Banchory Rotary Club). The venue is at Crathes adjacent to the Royal Deeside Railway.  An invitation is extended to any SMVG member or any other individual with a MV wishing to attend. Camping available for anyone wishing to overnight. Contact Alan Lilley on 07703 134587 or email alilley@visint.biz

June 1st, (Saturday) Perth Classic Car Event. Club members are invited to attend this event in Perth (10.00 hrs to 15.00 hrs) The 2024 event is jointly run between Perth & Kinross Council & The Pre 67 Ford Owners Club. There will be a Static vehicle display in Tay Street Perth & other City Centre Street locations of Classic Fords & other vehicles which are 40 years old and older. The Classic Car 2023 event was very successful which over 160 vehicles attended including an excellent military vehicle display and crowds throughout the day numbered at over 2500.
If interested in attending or to find out more drop line to chairman@scottishmvg.org for inclusion in the club entry.

 

June 2nd, BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring, Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU. Contact David Hunter, entries@bvac.org.uk

June 9th, Tayside Classic Motor Show. Tayside Classic Car Club. Errol Airfield, Perthshire PH2 7TB. Tel 01307 465838 / 07729 690877. jimary.macleod9x@tinyworld.co.uk

June 15th & 16th. Keith & Dufftown Railway Wartime Weekend.  Usual format but more details nearer the time. Contact Helen Bodiam alo.north@scottishmvg.org

June 29th (Saturday) Armed Forces and Veterans Day Aberdeen. Usual RVP at Westhill from 09:30. Formation on Albyn Place in good time for parade departing at 11:00. Contact Mike Ogston to register your interest.  michaelogston201@btinternet.com.

July 13th (Saturday) Lossiefest 24 at RAF Lossiemouth.

Military vehicles of any period welcome. If interested please contact Helen Bodiam ASAP at  aol.north@scottishmvg.org or phone 07180811513 / 01340 820794.

July 13th & 14th. 48th Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle. Contact Lesley Munro at lesley@svvc.co.uk Tel 01307 840311

July 20th, (Saturday) Airborne Forces Day Scotland, Magdalen Green, Dundee. (Just off Riverside Drive, easy access) Organised by the Tayside Branch Parachute Regiment Association. 11am - 5pm . Meet the Paras. Great family day out with free parking and free admission. Military parade, brass band and meet "Pegasus" the Shetland pony and the regimental mascot. Beer and gin bars, hot and cold food with refreshments. 4 Para Capability / Parachute static displays. Army cadet force display, Army Jackal 3 fully equipped display. Forfar Farmers Market with over 27 vendors. Face painting, balloons, music and DJ and loads more. Possible Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly past . SMVG military vehicles invited to form up as a static display.. Contact Al Smith for further info.  allsmith@sky.com

July 19th~21st. History in the Field. Western Desert Recce Group SCIO. At the David Livingston Centre Blantyre G72 9BY. Contact Peter -  peter@wdrg.org or Gary - gary@wdrg.org for further info.

July 20th &  21st. Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum. Access from 12.00 Friday. Usual hospitality, evening meal on Saturday and breakfast roll on Sunday.                       Museum is always worth a visit, and this year they have some new displays plus the Control Tower display has had a make over. Contact John Webster,  secretary@scottishmvg.org  or 07712576932

August 3rd, (Saturday) Purple Poppy Day Event - Falkirk.  The Ancre Somme Association Scotland voluntary charity has invited club members to put on a display at their Purple Poppy and Armed Forces Celebration being held at Callendar Park/House Falkirk, on Saturday the 3rd of August from 10am till for 4pm.
They are seeking support from our Military Vehicles and living history enthusiasts with the aim of raising the awareness of young people and communities of our proud heritage  so that the public never forget our Armed Forces and Veterans who made our Country.
Their patron His Majesty's Lord Lieutenant Alan Simpson OBE will welcome Balaklava Pipe Band, Tri-Cadet Forces and members of the public. There will be lots of stalls, music, singers, dancers on the day to keep the public entertained.
Vehicles would need to be in place before 9am. This will be a club entered display for insurance purposes coordinated by club member Ian Foster who will act as compound marshal. To register your interest in attending please contact Ian direct or by e-mail via chairman@scottishmvg.org.

August 4th, The City of Perth Salute. 

SMVG Members have been invited to take part in The City of Perth Salute on Sunday 04 August 2024. The event will consist of a Parade, an Arena Event, and a fringe event featuring traders, vintage UK vehicles from WW2 and reenactors from WW1 & WW2.

The overall event will combine youth, military, civilian music, and dance along with vintage militaria. The Arena event will consist of a “Tattoo” style event consisting of mass bands and group performances. Assembly will be from from 10.00 am and the event will run until 3.30 pm. If interested in attending and for further information please advise chairman@scottishmvg.org ASAP in order that we can arrange a club entry.

Roddy

 

August 4th, Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club. Road runs 10:30am, BBQ picnic and vehicle display 12 noon. (No charge for entry) Glenisla hall PH11 8PH. Colin McIlraith colin.mcllraith@gmail.com. www.gcvc.co.uk

August 11th. Biggar Vintage Rally. The Biggar Albion Foundation LTD. Show field, Edinburgh Road, Biggar ML12 6QX. Contact Helen Carrick on 01899 221497. helenc@biggar-albion.org.uk

August 17th &18th. Garlieston Military Weekend. This annual charity fund raising event will again be hosted at the historic Sorbie Tower.  Usual format with military vehicle convoy and wreath laying at Mulberry Memorial.  Living history displays and military charity stalls, etc. Contact Steve Hanna 07785544065 or John Webster, secretary@scottishmvg.org on 07712576932

August 18th,(Sunday) Military Vehicle Day at the Dundee Transport Museum.

Entry details and further information to follow.

September 7th/8th, SMVG National Gathering at SVTEC Farming Yesteryear, Scone Palace. Scone Palace Parklands, Perth, PH2 6BD. Entry forms will be sent out to club members on the 1st of July.

September 21st (Saturday) Assaye Day Celebration and Family's Day (2 SCOTS) in Glencorse Bks, Penicuik. For more details and to register your interest contact Roddy Brown at chairman@scottishmvg.org

October 19th, (Saturday) Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, Autumn Auction at Bridge View House , Glamis DD8 1QU. lesley@svvc.co.uk  tel 01307 840311

(Errors & Omissions Excepted)

Always double check the dates and status of these events  before setting off on a long journey!

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