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Committee 2018 - 2019

Chairman Margaret J. Devine
Secretary Jim Elliot
Treasurer Neil Valentine
P.R.O. Sara Brown
Webmaster Donald Baird
Committee  

John Bullions, Scott Donald, Kenny Logan, Louise Todd, Diane Valentine.

 

 

 

                                               EAST CENTRE CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

 

 

Hi everyone. We are now back into the rallying season once again and your committee have worked hard to plan a very varied programme of rallies and events for you to choose from in 2019.

 

However, sadly, we still haven’t had any members coming forward to offer their help to keep the East Centre going into 2020. I explained in my last message, that if we didn’t get any new members willing to put themselves forward and join our committee, then the East centre woud have to perhaps amalgamate, or worse still, go back into hibernation.

 

This would be very sad, as the East Centre is the oldest centre in Scotland and also has the largest number of registered members, at over 1400. Surely someone out there has a little time to spare, to come along, or just give me a call for a chat about rallying and what being a committee member would involve.

 

We are not asking for a lot of your time, simply to attend a committee meeting approx. once a month and help with the running of what, after all, is your centre. The centre you chose to register with and I am sure you do not want to see it folding. 

 

My husband Iain and I have been members of the East Centre since 1985 and have travelled all over Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales and also many countries abroad too. We have made lots of friends along the way and it has been a great experience. Why don’t you give rallying a try?? 

 

Over the past 4 years, your current committee have tried many different things, to attract more members to come along, including 4-day rallies, instead of just the normal 2 days.

It is a way of getting out and about and enjoying your caravan more and meeting up with many like-minded people. 

 

In the meantime, I am now going to initiate discussions re amalgamation, as agreed by the centre members, at our AGM in September 2018.

 

However, it is not too late for you to come forward and help your centre. Please give it some serious consideration.

 

THE EAST CENTRE NEEDS YOU!!

 

Thank you all.

 

Kind regards,

 

Margaret J Devine.

Chairman

East of Scotland Centre.

The Scottish Caravan Club.

April        
4th - 8th East Peebles Springtime in the Borders Crossburn Caravan Park, Edinburgh Road, Peebles EH45 8ED - EHU, Showers & Toilet Facilities
Enjoy a relaxing break where you can explore Peeblesshire
Saturday night get together in Games Room
Please book early as this is a limited rally.
Anne Hadley
Mobile No: 07977 592385
Email Address: ahadley@talktalk.net
May        
16th - 20th East Kelso Border Vintage Argricultural Show Invitation to Northumberland Centre
Border Union Agricultural Showground, Kelso TD5 8LS Kelso 
Saturday - Auction and free evening dance provided by Border Union 
Sunday - Border Vintage Agricultural Show at extra cost
Neil Valentine
Mobile No: 07722 716059 
Email Address: treasurer@scc-east-centre.com
June        
3rd - 10th East Belford The Viking and Holy Isle Holiday Limited to 21 pitches
South Meadows Caravan Park. South Road, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7DP – EHU’s available
Thursday - DIY BBQ and quiz/games 
Saturday - Viking themed social 
Sunday pm - DIY BBQ 
Sara Brown
Mobile No: 07547 133711 
Email: silver.magpie@btinternet.com
July        
August         
8th - 13th East North Berwick Fancy the Festival East Fortune Farm, East Fortune, North Berwick EH39 5JU
A five night event to allow you the opportunity to visit the world renowned Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. This venue is set in the rural location of East Fortune just 5 miles from the busy coastal town of North Berwick where Edinburgh is easily accessible by train
Louise Todd 
Mobile No: 07810 123047 
Email: louisetodd43@aol.com
September         
12th - 16th East Selkirk Vintage, Vetrans,classic Vehicle Show Sunderland Hall, Selkirk. TD1 3PF
No admittance after dark.
Saturday - Free entertainment in marquee.
Sunday - Vehicle Show.
Sunday - DIY BBQ
Ian Bennett
Mobile No: 07725 803503 
Email: ianf.bennett@btinternet.com
26th - 30th  East East Calder AGM Linwater Caravan Park, East Calder EH53 0HT - EHU, Showers and Toilets
East Centre AGM will be held in St Mary’s Church Hall, Dalmahoy on Saturday 28th September 2019 at 2:00pm.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMC MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Saturday Evening - Meal in Ratho Park Carvery at own expense
Jim Elliott Mobile No: 07856 305643 
Email: jjle@btinternet.com
October         
November        
14th - 18th East Musselburgh  Edinburgh Christmas Market Drummohr Holiday Park EH21 8JS – EHU’s available
Thurs - Please ensure No arrivals before 1:00pm 
Friday - The Edinburgh Christmas Market starts today 
Saturday am - East Centre’s Mini Christmas Market for Charity - Home baking and christmas gifts available to buy plus mulled wine, roast chestnuts, frankfurters and other winter warming foods served to keep your fingers warm while you browse.
Sunday am - Closing ceremony on site with hopefully a special appearance from Santa.
Sunday 3:00pm - Edinburgh “Lights up”. 
Sara Brown
Mobile No: 07547 133711 
Email: silver.magpie@btinternet.com
December        

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

Peebles – East Centre                                                                  28th December 2018 - 2nd January 2019

 

New Year Rally

East Calder – East Centre                                                                  27th September - 1st October 2018

 

AGM Rally

Selkirk – East Centre                                                                  13th – 17th September 2018

 

Vintage, Veteran, Classic Vehicle Show Rally

 

SCC East Centre  - Selkirk - Rally Report

 

Firstly, I think it would be fair to explain why we attended this marvellous rally.


Lesley, has relatives living in Scotland, her Father being of Scottish descent. 
We have been promising for far too long to visit them and decided to do so this September.

We decided a stop off on the way was in order, so, after some internet searching we came across this rally and decided to visit.

The arrival at the Sunderland Hall site yet again proved that Scotland has some beautiful scenery, particularly if the sun is shining.
The welcome at the main site entrance was particularly friendly as was the welcome by the rally Marshals. In fact we mentioned more than once during our stay how friendly everyone on site was. 

The Saturday evening Hog Roast and live entertainment was excellent.
The DIY barbeque on the Sunday afternoon was going well until the weather tried to intervene, but, a few hardy people stayed and carried on. Those remaining were kindly invited into Ian and Marion’s awning, where we had a few hours of chat and the odd drink.
Overall the weather, with occasional showers did not manage to spoil the rally or the Vintage Show.

The Vintage Show was truly amazing for anyone with a vintage vehicle or a mechanical interest. Around 900 exhibits from small to huge, you just had to marvel at the quality of the exhibits and the enthusiasm of the exhibitors.

 

We really enjoyed our stay with you.


Thank you to the Team, Stuart, Janice, Ian, Marion & Bob

 
Kind Regards

 

Nigel and Lesley
South Yorkshire Centre

Lauder – East Centre                                                                   23rd - 27th August 2018

Thirlestane Castle Rally

Belford – East Centre                                                                   7th - 11th June 2018

Viking and Holy Isle Rally

Upper Largo – East Centre                                                                                12th - 16th April 2018

             

Come & Sea Rally

Peebles – East Centre                                                                                22nd - 26th March 2018

             

Springtime Revelry Rally

Selkirk – East Centre                                                                  15th – 18th September 2017

Vintage, Veteran, Classic Vehicle Show Rally

 

The Vintage Veteran & Classic Vehicle Show Rally at Selkirk 15th-18th Sept. The rally was attended by 17 vans with 3 visiting from Durham Centre. On the whole the weather was not bad but unfortunately the rain came on just after the start of the BBQ and most beat a hasty retreat.

The centre sponsor one of the competition categories "Working Units" and donated a shield which is presented to the winner in that category each year. Hence the photos of our chairman Margaret presenting the shield to the winner Dennis Andrews

Paxton – East Centre                                                                                                        18th – 20th August 2017

The Laird's Walled Garden Rally

Photos by Neil Valentine

Please click on link below to see all photos

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9e20bnmjbum46ix/AAAlxku_uG2fKD4zWIKpO7pEa?dl=0

 

Roslin – East Centre                                                                                                        23rd – 27th March 2017

Roslin Revisted Rally

 

The East Centre held their “Roslin Re-Visited Rally” at Slatebarns Caravan Site from Thursday 23rd March to Monday 27th with 21 vans I attendance. It was 10 years since we last rallied there, traffic going to the renovated Roslin Chapel exacerbated by the book and film The Da Vince Code had made getting in and out very difficult and consequently the site had been closed for seven years. The traffic has now died down and better parking and a bus turning area have made access much easier. As the accompanying pictures show the site is very attractive and well worth a return visit. The terrific weather over the weekend – wall to wall sunshine - showed off the site in all its glory.

On the Saturday evening many of us dined very well at the Original Hotel. Thanks go to Helen & John Bullions for a wonderful week-end.

Coldingham – East Centre                                                                                                        3rd – 7th November 2016

Winter Warmer Rally

 

The East Centre held a rally at Crosslaw Caravan Park from the 3rd to 7th November. The weather was mostly cold and very windy but there were some nice long sunny intervals on the Friday which allowed members to get out and about. We were entertained on Saturday evening by Willy Smith, and his music which had many up on their feet dancing - hopefully working off the supper of chip butties and other goodies.  On Sunday night Iain Devine had us baffled with his lateral thinking, and other quizzes. (I think I will never be able to go and lie down in a darkened room without thinking which switches I should have turned on). These events took place in the site club room which was ideal for the events and the staff went out of their way to make us at home and be helpful with the food preparation and clearing up. The site coped well with the weather as we were all on serviced pitches with hard standings. Thanks go to the rally team lead by Margaret Devine for a memorable rally.

Photos by Iain Devine & Neil Valentine

Please click on link below to see all photos

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sfvji5arzscqb7y/AAC6fvwHSDLHBad9jBaZEVyka?dl=0

East Calder – East Centre                                                                                                        22nd – 25th  September 2016

 

AGM Rally

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