The Scottish Military Vehicle Group
The Scottish Military Vehicle Group



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 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 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

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.

Alternatively, the public can go themselves to Scone Airport where parking is available.

Contact Roddy Brown to register your interest. eml~

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 or John Webster at

June 18th, BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring, Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU. Contact David Hunter

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.

July 2nd (Sunday) Lathalmond Wartime / Defend Fife 2023 Event.

This year’s event is taking place on the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum’s site at Lathamond, organised by Shed 47 Railway Restoration Group, with extensive support from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh, and Forth Pilgrim.
The re-enactments are to include encampments, military vehicle displays plus new Polish content, WW1 and WW2 railways, the Dean Bowen memorial shield, and lots more.
The site will be open from 15:00 on Friday 30th June 2023 onwards for those camping on site. Site to be vacated by 18:00 Sunday July 2nd. Public admittance to the event will be from 10:00-16:00 on Sunday 2nd July.
Further event details and the site rules can be found on the event entry form being circulated to all club members or by request from

July 8th & 9th. Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle. Contact Lesley Munro at Tel 01307 840311 or go to 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.

Event update...
On Saturday 22nd we'll be extending our opening hours and will now be open 10am - 6pm! Why? Well the Red Arrows will be giving us a flypast at 5:30pm! On Sunday 23rd the Lancaster flypast will be at 1:30pm. Both are (as always) dependent on weather, technical issues etc.

Contact John Webster at

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 ; for more info.

August 6th (Sunday) The City of Perth Salute.

The City of Perth will be hosting the above event on Sunday 06 August 2023 which will consist of the following :

  • a parade commencing from Thimblerow 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 commencing at 13.00 hrs
  • A fringe area for other supporting infrastructure i.e. recruitment , militaria, vehicle displays etc.
All military vehicles welcome to take part in this event.
To confirm your availability to take part in the event  or for more info Contact Roddy Brown at

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 or John Webster at

August 19th & 20th. Lathalmond Bus Museum Open Weekend.

We have received the following invitation from Martin Doherty and Raymond Devlin who are organising the upcoming open weekend at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum in the M90 Commerce Park. Although we are a bus museum we would like it if you could attend with some of your military vehicles on any of the above dates or even the full weekend as we are on a 42 acre site where camping pitches are available. Military vehicles would be a great addition to the vehicles that will be attending and I am sure you and your organisation would get plenty of attention from visitors and would be a welcome attraction.
If you or any of vehicles would like to attend then please do message myself (Martin) at or (Raymond) at
August 26th & 27th, Montrose Fly-in and Vehicle Rally
This year's Fly-in Vehicle Rally Weekend will take place at Montrose on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August to which all military vehicles and re-enactors will be welcome.
The Heritage Centre will be open with displays spanning from WW1 and onwards to the new Tornado display. Alba Air Sports will be offering Introductory Gyrocopter and Fixed Wing Flights and for the first time Angus Para Motor Group will be flying in the mornings and evenings. Last year the event was a great success with over 10,000 visitors.
Admission and camping for exhibitors is free with camping available from Friday 25th.
If you’d like to attend or for further details contact: Neil Butler:
eml Tel: 0793 208 9595 or 01674 840380

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:

Details to follow.

September 9th/10th, SMVG National Gathering at SVTEC Farming Yesteryear, Scone Palace. Scone Palace Parklands, Perth, PH2 6BD.

October 1st (Sunday) Dundee Transport Museum Military Day.  Any SMVG members able to attend would be made very welcome. Anyone interested in attending should contact the museum office which is open during working hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Contact number is 01382 455196.

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

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