The Scottish Military Vehicle Group
The Scottish Military Vehicle Group

2020 Events

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. See news page.

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 swapmeet@scottishmvg.org

April 5th.  Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill are holding their 5th Armed Forces Appreciation Day, and have asked if we could supply some vehicles for a static display. Contact Brian Morgan,  alocentral@scottishmvg.org

April 26th. Drive it Day. This is the annual FBHVC take your classic vehicle out and do what it says...Drive it!  A wee bit of history about the event and the reason behind it can be found on https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/drive-it-day  

The West Area will be having their usual excursion to some exotic destination as yet to be decided, but other areas are also organising a run, so contact your ALO for details.

May 8th. VE day bank holiday. There are a number of local events organised for the bank holiday, but the British Legion have invited us to take part in a parade / display in Edinburgh. This would be WW2  vehicles and details are still at the planing stage, but it's got the makings of a good event.  Contact John Webster alosouthwest@scottishmvg.org  or Roddy Brown chairman@scottishmvg.org  if interested in attending.

May 9th & 10th. East Fortune Museum of Flight VE themed event.  This is the usual East Fortune military vehicle show, but this year with a VE Day theme, but not restricted to WW2 period.   If attending as part of SMVG display contact John Webster alosouthwest@scottishmvg.org 

May 17th. Borders Vintage Agricultural Show, Kelso.  Military vehicle section. Contact Alistair Smith.  alosoutheast@scottishmvg.org 

June 7th. Borders Classic Vehicle Show, Thirlestane Castle.  Usual Vintage Vehicle Show at Lauder, always a good military section with a trophy to be won. Fill in the on line entry form (entries close 19th April)  https://bvac.org.uk/p/individual-entrants or contact Alistair Smith alosoutheast@scottishmvg.org 

June 20 & 21st. Keith & Dufftown Railway. 1940s weekend. See website https://keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk/1940s-weekend/  or contact Nigel Bodiam 01340 820794.

July 18th & 19th. Dumfries Aviation Museum MV weekend.  Usual format for this regular event, camping from the Friday evening and food supplied on the Saturday evening. Main public day is the Sunday for anyone who wants to just come for the day. 

Contact John Webster alosouthwest@scottishmvg.org 

July 25th & 26th. Defend Fife 2020. Similar format to previous years. Details TBA. Contact Rodger Pickering rodger@defendfife.co.uk or Brian Morgan, alocentral@scottishmvg.org 

July 25th & 26th. Devils Porridge Museum, Eastriggs. MV Weekend. This interesting wee museum deals with the history of what was for a time, the largest munitions works in the world, as well as the wider social implications for the local area. see https://www.devilsporridge.org.uk/     We are always well looked after and there is a little fuel money available too, however, space is limited so let me know early if you are interested in going. John Webster  alosouthwest@scottishmvg.org 

August 15th & 16th. Garlieston Military Weekend.  Now in it's forth year this event is going from strength to strength, and raises money for military charities in the process. Open to all periods, WW1 to the Cold War. There is a convoy road run on the Saturday and a 40's dance on the Saturday evening. Food supplied over the weekend.  Contact Steve Hanna on "Garlieston's Military Weekend" facebook page, or John Webster    alosouthwest@scottishmvg.org 

 

September 6th. Keith and Dufftown Military Vehicle Day.

New military vehicle event. Contact Nigel Bodiam on 01340 820794 for more info.

September 12th & 13th. Scone SMVG Annual Gathering at Farming Yesteryear.

Details in due course

 

 

(Errors & Omissions Excepted)

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