Almondell Visit by Ms Moira Niven MBE, Lord-Lieutenant

Last Thursday dawned bright and clear after the previous three days of the ‘Mini Beast from the East’ (although first thing the roads were treacherous with ice) which bode well for the visit by Ms Moira Niven MBE, Lord-Lieutenant.  By the time of her arrival temperatures had risen to a comfortable 10ºC. ‘Scamp’ had been Read more about Almondell Visit by Ms Moira Niven MBE, Lord-Lieutenant[…]

The Beast From The East…..

Phil’s usual email prior to weekend working somehow lacked its usual optimism: ‘Given the on-going conditions and the forecast I don’t expect there will be anything we can sensibly work on out of doors on Saturday.  People may not even be able to get there given the guidance to avoid non-essential travel will still be Read more about The Beast From The East…..[…]

Thank You Big Lottery Awards for all

ESME has been successful in winning a grant of £8,838 from the National Lottery Awards for All, Scotland, to run a “Working on the Railways” Programme which will be delivered for us by Concrete Scotland. This follows a successful trial programme run in 2017 by Octavian Concrete, contributing to their “Innovation in Training Award 2017”. Read more about Thank You Big Lottery Awards for all[…]

AMEC Developments

Hard work pays off!  Peter Arnold, AMEC Funding and PR Manager, has been working behind the scenes speaking with Viridor Credits Environmental Company.  This an independent, not-for-profit organisation which can provide funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Peter has been talking Read more about AMEC Developments[…]

Farr Trophy Winner

The entries into the Bits and Pieces evening were quite varied and show the diversity of activities that model engineers get up to.  It’s not all steam locomotives and miniature railway! Our Roving Reporter was there and submitted pictures of some of the items.  We hope you find them interesting and if it kindles your Read more about Farr Trophy Winner[…]

And Yet I Find You Planting Here…..

“Tis time to plant them now,” he said, “If they shall bloom in Spring”; “But every bulb,” said I, “seems dead, And such an ugly thing.” Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959 Saturday, 28th October dawned cloudy, but dry for the bulb planting sponsored by the Livingston Rotary Club.  A good contingent of Rotarion’s turned up Read more about And Yet I Find You Planting Here…..[…]