Newsletter August, 2017

Dear Fellow Veterans,

Just back from a week in Islay enjoying typical Islay weather – sun(2) rain(5) days. You may have still to have your hols OR you may have had them. Either way I do hope you enjoy them. Here are a few pieces of information from VSMA land to update you on what may, or may not know.


Andrew The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine now at
Alistair Brearley now at
Keith Butler now at
Andrew Cowan now at
Alex Graham now at
Derek House now at
Jonathan Lord now at
Rab McDonald now at OR
Trevor Park now at
Raddy Sarafilovic now at
Oliver Tomlins now at
Harry Simpson now at
Dan Wright now at

Tom Sleigh has moved from Wishaw to :
Dr Tom Sleigh, 14 Vernonholme, Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD2 1QT
Landline 01382 645848 ; Mobile 07803 688022 ; email – still same

Please note that all the above changes can still be viewed on the website under “Members and their Details” Section.

I have just received information that David Bertram from Edinburgh – died in July 2017

You may have missed that Alan Carlaw, one of our Honorary Vice-Presidents and past Treasurer, had died on 6th July. There was Service of Celebration held in the Netherlee Parish Church on Tuesday 18th July 2017 which was very well attended by family, friends from Alan’s RAF days and a few of our VSMA members. He is survived by his wife Audrey, his daughters Alison, Sally and Debbie, plus respective husbands and seven grandchildren. Our thought go to them. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

“An Appreciation” of Alan in a recent Glasgow Herald by a good friend of his Dugald Cameron which gives an insight into many of Alan’s interests other than Motorsport is available in Alan’s entry in Past Veterans.

Three Lochs on Sunday 20 August 2017

Jonathan Lord asked if I you could make a small addition to the RSAC Motorsport entry on the VSMA website? “It would be good if I could say that we organise the RSAC Scottish Rally and the Three Lochs Classic each year. He stated that he supposed the majority of members are a bit long in the tooth for the Scottish these days but hoped to see some of them on the Three Lochs on Sunday 20 August 2017”. I told him of the current problems with the website, but attach PDFs of the Regs and Entry Form below. Entries (free) close on 12th August.

As mentioned in previous Newsletters Charlie Young and Eddie Hawke have been busy organising their Autumn Run. I have been assured that there will be a minimum of route checks! As last year it will start at Gemmell’s Garden Centre (Stair) and will finish in Fenwick. The Regs and Entry Forms will be out very soon.That’s all folks.

No Funnies this time.
Yours Aye

Stuart Parker

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