Dale is the Director of Concrete Scotland and is involved at Almondell with an educational programme involving students from school , college and universities. He would like to inform the members on what this involves and how this experimental learning can make a difference to people’s lives as well as progressing our own programme which Read more about A presentation by member, Dale Lyon[…]
Bring along all of your surplus tools and unusual items for the spring sale
Some members will know Kieran as a young enthusiastic model maker and friend of Jeremy Bull in Perth. He’s not a member but he sent me an interesting story, which follows, with images. It was on one of our clearances, Kieran had his eyes on a miniature lathe which he was keen on purchasing. Read more about Kieran Hall[…]
The photo shows John being presented with the John Russell Memorial Trophy. This was presented to John, who has shown an outstanding contribution and commitment over a number of years to the Society. He was also awarded an Honorary Membership. He was delighted with this and asked that his thanks be passed on to the Read more about John Clerk[…]
Brian has been a dedicated volunteer at the site at Almondell since early 2014. He is respected by all for his willingness to help with, and knowledge about, any problem we encounter, particularly to do with troublesome trees. Sadly, Brian was diagnosed with MND last year and has deteriorated rapidly since then and is now Read more about Honorary Member Brian Kirkness[…]
Monday 17th April. Richard will be giving a talk and presentation on his days with South African Railways.
Monday 13th March. A talk and presentation from retired Captain Nick Bates. He was captain of both the famous liner QE2 and the largest liner in the world, the Queen Mary 2. His talk will be a light hearted look at his times at sea.
Monday 20th February. We will welcome back Harry Knox who will be giving a talk and presentation on the Haymarket and St Margaret’s locos, also covering the A3’s. Harry was passed out as a fireman on the A3 Hyperion.
Lying in a dark corner of a shed was an abandoned 5″ gauge driving / passenger truck. Enquiries from the owner elicited the response ‘If you want it, have it, but it doesn’t run and it tips you off at the points.” Dismantling it, the upper works were only fit for the scrap bin, but Read more about Jeremy Bull[…]
One our hard working and dedicated volunteers, Andy, at AMEC, having a happy time driving “Grace” at Bo’ness. A record number of pasengers hauled, resulted in a record take for the Society. Saturday 3rd December 2016.