10 May 2018: Meeting the new ZS at Boroughmuir
Members who were at Thursday evening's meeting had the chance to see the latest offering from MG - the ZS compact SUV. We were impressed by how spacious it was, the interior quality and layout, and the amazing value for money which includes a 7 year warranty. The car proved comfortable and easy to drive, and looked lovely in Laser Blue. Many thanks to Central Garage, Galashiels for letting us have the car for the evening.
22 April 2018: Drive it Day in the Borders
12 MGs took up BVAC's invitation to join their Drive It Day run in the Borders. A superb route by Ian Lindley took us from Newtown St Boswell's to Newcastleton for a coffee stop and then a scenic run over the moors to the Woll Golf Club for a huge and delicious lunch. There was a bit of rain, but also some sunshine so we did get to see some of the views. It was also good to see some interesting cars from BVAC members - including a lovely wee Frogeye with an automatic gearbox. A great day out!
10 March 2018: Visit to Classic Restorations, Alyth
19 car enthusiasts braved the heavy rain to visit Classic Restorations at Alyth. We saw beautiful completed restorations like the re-shelled Austin Healey Sprite and ‘work in progress’ - the Bentley Special getting its panels made. Some like the Ford Zodiac were being done to incredible concours standard and others were awaiting restoration. Many thanks Classic Restorations for showing us around. We rounded off the day with a delicious lunch at Alyth Golf Club.
20 January 2018: Skittles Evening at the Sheep's Heid, Duddingston
Concentration and different styles at the skittles evening at the Sheep Heid Inn.
14 January 2018: Carvery Lunch
Although the dreaded 'flu brought the numbers down, those still standing enjoyed a delicious carvery, much hilarity and great company.
11 January 2018: Quiz night
Much concentration at the annual quiz night!
8 December 2017: Christmas Dinner
43 MG enthusiasts had a most enjoyable Christmas Dinner at Mortonhall Golf Club. Great meal, entertaining company and much festive spirit.
It was also good to welcome some members from other Areas.
8 November 2017: Pudding Club
15 Edinburgh members enjoyed delicious puddings at Luca's before watching the hilarious Steamie.
21 October 2017: Visit to Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum
10 MGs and a Morris Minor assembled on a Baltic morning for the last run of the year to the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum at the old RAF Dumfries airfield. We met up with another MG at the coffee and bacon butty stop at St Mary’s Loch (where the sun was shining) and were joined by a Morgan, an MX5 and a Skoda at the Museum.
The Museum had a good selection of WW2 memorabilia and the old RAF control tower is now a listed building. In addition, we could see the Lightning that an Edinburgh club member had helped to transport from the Gyle. Then we adjourned for a welcome late lunch at Heathhall Garden Centre. A good day out and many thanks to Ian & Chris for suggesting it and doing most of the organising.
24 September 2017: Gathering of the Clans at Doune
Dennis Standing & Allan Digance sent photos of the very wet Gathering of the Clans at Doune, organised by Tayside MGOC. In spite of the weather 75 MGs attended and a good time was had by all.
23 & 24 September 2017: Visit to Beamish, and Aston Martin workshop
A great weekend visiting the Classic Car show at Beamish Museum followed by a trip round the Aston Martin workshops. A huge variety of Classic Cars at the show, plus the chance to go round Beamish Museum itself. Also some lovely cars on show at Aston Martin.
Craig F's visit to Spa 2017, Belgium
A selection of photos from his trip in his MGB this summer to the event
27 August: Linlithgow Classic Car Day
Another lovely summer's day for the Linlithgow Classic Car Day and a huge turnout of cars from 'auld yins' to muscle cars and everything in between - three MGB GT V8s no less and lots of other MGs, but not all from the Edinburgh Club!
10 August 2017: Meet and Eat at the Bridge Inn, Ratho
A sunny evening saw a good turnout of members for the 'meet and eat' at the Bridge Inn, Ratho. Generous portions and good company. Also thanks to Karen for snapping Robert and Craig's unfeasibly large burgers and trying valiantly to follow the photographer's instructions to have 'eyes open and mouth shut!
13 July 2017: Meeting & Barbecue
26 MGers turned out for the annual BBQ, which was a fun evening in spite of the chilly and then wet weather. Allan & George were superb as chief chefs, cooking everything to perfection and remembering who brought what. We managed our burgers before the rain started in earnest and we had to adjourn to Boroughmuir's bar for the selection of puddings.
9 July 2017: Glamis Castle Show
We were invited to join the Tayside, Kingdom and Octagon clubs on Mike & Kay Dennis's wonderful MG stand at Glamis Castle. Mike & Kay had put a huge amount of work into the stand, had over 70 cars on the day and won the best stand award - well deserved. A good range of MGs on show - moderns, zeds, TFs, MGBs, V8s, Cs and a central display of the 'auld yins' from the Octagon Club. A great day spent with like-minded and friendly people - shame the rain started at 1pm!
8 July 2017: Dunbar RNLI Gala Day
We again supplied the open top cars for the RNLI Gala Queen and her entourage at a sunny Dunbar. The Queen and first attendant opted for the white cars - oldest first. Martin sent up all the extra cars for other important people and it was much appreciated, and was preferred to going in a Land Rover!
Photos by Helen Kirkness, video Lindsay Kyle
25 June 2017: Trip to Scotland's Secret Bunker and Anstruther
12 assorted MGs assembled at South Queensferry for a scenic run through Fife's prettier villages for a visit to Scotland's Secret Bunker, followed by lovely fish & chips in Anstruther. A grand day out.
4 June 2017: BVAC Thirlestane Rally
Another wonderful and most enjoyable BVAC Thirlestane Castle show - sunshine and showers, but not too wet thankfully. It was good to have the three MG clubs together - Edinburgh, Caledonian and Northumbria - all doing their bit to keep the MG marque in the public eye. Allan's MGB and Martin's Midget were both 50 and we had a cake (very popular with the public!) and balloons to celebrate.
It was a pleasure to have Craig & Heather (MG TF500) from KIngdom Club, Tony & Jill (TC) and Jim & Loretta (RV8) from the Octagon Club on the stand. Also to have Peter's immaculate ZT (seen with Ian's ZS) and to meet Malcolm with his traction engine.
14 May 2017: Gymkhana
29 April 2017: Grassmarket Vintage weekend
We joined the car display at the Grassmarket Vintage Weekend - a good weekend with plenty of sunshine but a nippy east wind. There was the usual entertainment of music, cancan dancers, acrobats, magicians and lots of stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to interesting food. Many thanks to everyone who brought their car along and talked to the public - the older the car, the more popular it was!
23 March 2017: Drive it day
Great day, lovely weather & good grub! Good turnout too.
19 March 2017: Technical Day
The 'Technical Day' was attended by 18 members - and it didn't rain! Part 1 was seeing round Gerry's amazing expedition Land Rover; Part 2 was Dave going over servicing and adjusting SU carburettors.
Many thanks to Bill & Karen for hosting it and suppying lots of lovely grub.
18th February 2017: 10 pin Bowling at Dunfermline with the Kingdom MG Club
22nd January 2017: Carvery lunch at Lauriston Farm