21 October 2018 - Last run of the season
14 cars set out for the last run of the season, starting at the Scottish Mining Museum at Newtongrange and with a choice of two routes - going over the Chain Bridge or past Norham Castle. The wider moderns opted for route 2! There were several refreshments stops en route but most opted for the quirky Honey Farm. A run of 109 miles took us through beautiful East Lothian and Border countryside - with some sunny spells! Thanks to Neil D for the photo at the Mining Museum.
23 September 2018: Hopetoun House Show
The Rotary Club of South Queensferry organised a Classic Car show at Hopetoun House. Entries were limited to 7 per club and we put in an appearance to see what it was like. Impressive seems to be the verdict.
Thanks to David Hull (group shot and aerial view) and Allan Digance (Edinburgh cars) for the photos. See if you can spot the Edinburgh Club members in the group shot!
23 September 2018: Gathering of the Clans
A lovely sunny day and a great Gathering of the Clans organised by Tayside MGOC - a wonderfully friendly event with 90 cars from all over Scotland. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kingdom, Tayside, Aberdeen, Highland MGOC, MGCC Caledonian Centre, Octagon Car Club and Scotland’s Rover Club all being one big happy family - MG is the Marque of Friendship! Chic Doig and Brian Luti were also present - Chic with a stand and a white MGB he was selling for a customer and Brian with a couple of interesting cars. (Thanks to Neil Douglas for some of the photos).
4th & 5th August 2018: Drum Castle Show
10 MGs and 18 members had a great weekend away at the Aberdeen MGOC show at Drum Castle. The weather was warm & sunny throughout, we had a lovely scenic run up (thanks to Jim & Ian) with several re-fuelling stops at Garden Centres and a rest at Cairn O'Mount viewpoint. A delicious (if slow) dinner at the Cow Shed on Saturday night and then the show proper on Sunday. A wide range of MGs, much hilarity and chat and a good time was had by all - especially Lindsay whose TD won a class award. Thanks also to Jim for organising everything so well.
14th July 2018: Dunbar Lifeboat Day
A gloriously sunny day saw the MGs again transporting the Lifeboat Queen and her attendants at Dunbar RNLI Day. Thanks to Neil Douglas for the photos of the MGs awaiting the Queen and her followers to make their choice.
After the parade, we could relax and enjoy the day:
12th July 2018: Annual Barbecue at Boroughmuir
Thirty members braved a slightly chilly evening for the annual BBQ at Boroughmuir Rugby Club. Many thanks to the two chief chefs and to to all those who brought delicious deserts - one member allegedly had five puddings!
7th & 8th July 2018: Glamis Castle Show
Ten Edinburgh members joined the Tayside, Kingdom, Aberdeen, Octagon and Scotland’s Rover Clubs on Mike & Kay Dennis’s wonderful MG stand at the SVVC show at Glamis Castle. 88 cars over the weekend ranging from lovely 1930s & 40s cars, through 1960s & 70s MGBs, MGCs & V8s, more modern MGFs & TFs to a huge number of Zeds and an MG3! Beautiful weather and great company made it a great day out.
17 June 2018: Run and picnic at Kailzie Gardens
Ten cars had a scenic run down to Kailzie Gardens near Peebles for a picnic/BBQ, followed by a putting competition, a tour round the gardens or watching the newly hatched Osprey chicks - whichever took your fancy. We were lucky with the weather and wee Scotty 'Haggis' enjoyed begging for titbits!
3 June 2018: BVAC Rally at Thirlestane Castle
A lovely day at Thirlestane Castle Show and it was a pleasure to have members from the Octagon Club and the Midget & Sprite club join us, plus visits from Caledonian Centre members. A good range of cars (including the latest ZS) in spite of losing 15 to unforeseen circumstances! Great company, good laughs and plenty to see. Shame it was such a dreich day but it didn't spoil the fun and thanks to Neil for some of the photos.
27 May 2018: Gymkhana at Lathalmond Bus Museum
A good turnout of 17 cars with 11 competing and beautiful weather made the gymkhana at the Vintage Bus Museum a great day out. The usual briefing on the driving tests - roundabout, balls, parallel park, satsuma slalom and the new wasp. All tried out by a variety of cars and a variety of driving skills, which made it quite interesting to watch! Many thanks must go to the marshalls who kept things going smoothly, with much hilarity. After the fun & games, there was the BBQ and a trip round the bus museum. Thanks to Lindsay Kyle for the drone photos.
13 May 2018: Stirling and District Classic Car Show
Eleven Edinburgh cars were on a joint stand with the Octagon Club at the Stirling and District Classic Car Show at Bridge of Allan. The dampness desisted by the time we headed for the show from the meeting point at Dobbies but it had had an impact on the showground which was more than a little muddy, but the sun came out and warmed us all up.
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.