‘Morning Star’ – the Green Engine?

Although the ‘Days Out With Thomas’ event at Bo’ness clashed with the 25th Model Engineering & Modelling show at Doncaster, Russell still managed to twist a few arms and get a crew out to put on a good show. Robert sent the News Desk this report:  ‘The weather was excellent all day and ‘Morning Star’ Read more about ‘Morning Star’ – the Green Engine?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Scottish Training Federation Innovation in Training Award 2017

ESME member Dale Lyon, Director of Concrete Scotland was awarded the Innovation in Training Award 2017 at last evenings Scottish Training Federation annual awards for their Octavian Concrete Program.  Octavian Concrete was an 8 Week Program which was delivered on behalf of West Lothian Council for 12 pupils who had become disengaged with the education Read more about Scottish Training Federation Innovation in Training Award 2017[…]