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Scottish Area Motor Caravan Section  - SAMCS. ALL members of the Camping and Caravanning Club in motorhomes, caravans or tents welcome,  SAMCS members or not. Join in activities or not.

Sites suitable for motorhomes although caravans and tents welcome.

Messaging System

If you want to know what's happening it's important to join our email messaging system. If you would like to join please send your name, membership number and email address. Text  Jim Keenan on 07563754922 or email him on jamesvkeenan@tiscali.co.uk 

To help everybody learn names we have been trying to remember to put up cards with our names on our vans at rallies.  

At almost every rally we have a free fire bucket raffle.  If you have a bucket containing water outside your van you will be entered if there on the day of the raffle.  The day varies. The prize is a bottle of wine.

 

 

 

RALLIES 2018  Red text  is a LINK

Mar   Apr   May  July   Aug   Sept   Oct   Nov  stewarding     tourist links

 

March  21 - 26, 2018

AGM Rally

Cairnsmill Caravan Site, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8NN  Hardstanding, elec hookup  £13  a night per van incl member occupants BOOKING ESSENTIAL   Booking opens on 25 Feb.  

NB ALL SAMCS members welcome at the AGM meeting on Sunday, 10.30am whether at the rally or not. 

Toilets, showers, Bar, Jacuzzi, swimming pool. Full disabled access.  Disabled toilet in the main building on the right just before the games room.  Ramp.   Site opens 12am and closes at 11.30am. Report to reception on arrival then again at steward's van. Look on the poster outside the pool for swimming pool and jacuzzi opening times.  You can hire a towel if you want. There is a small charge for use of the pool.  Bus stop at the entrance.  Times from reception.

 

April 4 - 9, 2018

Strathallan Games Park, Bridge of Allan,  Near Stirling, Central Scotland.       £7.50 a night per van incl member occupants.                                            Stewards.

Wallace Monument seen from our rally and Keir Park 100 yds
Wallace Monument Keir Park  

 

1 - 8 May, 2018

          Scottish Region rally at Bridge of Allan

 

          May 7-14, 2018

Glenburn Dairy, Loans, Troon, South Ayrshire, KA10 7EY.                            £8.50 per unit per night. 

MR 70/346314. North on A78 from Monkton, tk 1st L to B746 twrds Loans/Troon, cont 1ml to mini rdbt, tn L to Troon, ent imm on L. Peaceful well maintained site close to Troon. Pub, shop, garage & restaurant. Bus stop Ayr/Kilmarnock at site. Great beaches & golf. Handy for visiting Troon, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Largs & Irish ferries or Arran, Cumbrae. Marquee for morning coffee & evening socials. Own San ess.                          Stewards.  Sheila Hynd 07523556753. 

 

May 25 - 31, 2018

Castle Cary Holiday Park, Creetown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway. DG8 7DQ. South West Scotland.  £9 a night per unit incl member occupants.              THS

Grass pitch in rally field.  No elec but use of facilities.  Booking not necessary.

Castle Cary Holiday Park, Creetown, Newton Stewart, DG8 7DQ. MR 83/474577. A74 from Dumfries, tn R 1st SP Creetown, from Newton Stewart tn L 2nd SP Creetown. Site is imm on R. Lovely site with large level field. Near Creetown. Handy for Irish Ferry, coasts & forests SW Scot. Forest & dog walks. Toilets, showers & use of facs incl; shop laundry, restaurant & s'pool. www.castle-caravans.com.                                   Stewards. Joan Hendry 0758 7150250   

 

 

1 - June 4, 2018

National Motor Caravan Section  Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso showground.TD5 8LS                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Booking form is in April edition of Waggoners Talk magazine.   

 

 June 3 - 14, 2018  Beautiful Drum Estate in Edinburgh .                    £8 per unit per night.

Edinburgh, Drum Estate, 642 Old Dalkeith Road, Danderhall, Edinburgh, EH16 4SL. MR 66/306692. From City bypass at Sheriffhall Rdbt tk A7 twds Danderhall to 1st set of traffic lgts. Thru lights tn L imm thru pillared gates. Beautiful walled estate in Edinburgh. Lovely views. Flat field with wide hardcore entrance. S'mrkt & bus stop opp entr. Lrg restaurant nearby. Frequent bus service to city centre and borders. Festival on in Edinburgh. (Leith Festival)

Stewards.  THE COMMITTEE 

 

 

29 June - 9 July, 2018

Crieff & Strathearn Rugby Club  PH7 4HP (THS)   Beautiful Perthshire in Central Scotland                        £9  per night per unit incl member occupants.

Steward Jimmy Ross 07592003785 assisted by Jim and Moira Burns                                                            Site opens and closes at 11am.

 

Crieff rugby club rally field with Crieff  Visitor Centre nearby. Bus stops nearby to go up into town centre or further afield.

SAMCS Motorhome rally at Crieff rugby club

Crieff visitor centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crieff, Perthshire.  Lovely flat field by river walk. Party tent. Visitor center, shops, Crieff Hydro resort, sports center with pool, beautiful park. Visit nearby Loch Earn, Comrie, Aberfeldy, Killin, Pitlochry, Killin, Dunkeld, Perth, Stirling and Dunblane by bus. Free with bus pass.  Timetables and info on site. Walks, cycling,market, garden centre.  It's a large site with no bookings taken as it's not necessary.  Site opens and closes at 11am.. Please recycle.   Further details

July 20 – Aug 6, 2018

Crail Festival THS  at Bankhead Farm, Crail. KY10 3XB.                                   £9 per night per unit incl member occupants.                                                      The very attractive  Fife coast  (conservation area ) on the  East of Scotland. 

Stewards Jim and Moira Burns assisted by Joan Hendry and Mary Roberts.

 

Crail harbour

Crail harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crail Festival 1mile, Pittenweem 3 miles. Site is on A917 1 mile South of Crail.Bus from the site entrance to St Andrews, Crail, Pittenweem and pretty coastal villages. Short walk to the sea and the Fife Coastal Path.  DO NOT USE THE TOILETS OR DISH WASHING FOR 5 VAN SITE.  Use elsan disposal in 5 van site opposite house.  Plenty room on a large field so no bookings taken as it's not necessary. Please pick up after your dog - including the road alongside.  Further details

 

Aug 17 - 27, 2018 

Scottish Maritime Museum for the Marymass Festival (THS)  South of Glasgow on the West of Scotland.                                                                                 Booking essential. Booking opens 25 July.                                                            £9 a night per unit incl member occupants. 

Sorry, no awnings due to lack of space. Unsuitable for tents as hardstanding.                                        Stewards. Gordon & Sheila Hynd.  0752 3556753 

View from Marymass rally site. Photo thanks to John Jones.
Marymass rally view

Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, Ayrshire. KA12 8QE. Right in the centre of the action for the action packed Marymass Festival. Beside the harbour at Irvine. Also folk festival in town starting on Wednesday to second Sunday.  Hard standing in the former ship yard. Close to the shops.  Meet daily in the adjoining waterfront Puffers cafe for tea / coffee at 10.30am – not free if wet else outside the steward's van if dry.  Please recycle Sorry, no generators. Arrangements made for charging disability scooters. Nothing else charged for you sorry.  Further details  Space is very limited - 18 vans.

 

Sept 5 - 10, 2018

 Kelso Showground, Springwood Park, Kelso. TD5 8LS.                                     £8  a night per unit incl member occupants

Kelso showground and the nearby Kelso abbey

Kelso showground

Kelso abbey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free toilets and showers. A short walk into town. Good local walks.                                                             Site opens and closes at 11am.                                                                                                                     Further details.                                                                                                                                           Stewards Jimmy and Irene Ross. 0759 2003785. Social steward Jim Burns.

 

Oct 5 - 9, 2018

Strathallan Games Park, Bridge of Allan.   Near Stirling, Central Scotland.   £7.50  a night per unit incl member occupants.

Keir Park

Wallace Monument

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge of Allan, by Stirling. FK9 4QP     Site opens and closes at 11am.

Large flat field. Toilets. Cosy hall. Short walk to shops. Bus to Stirling / Dunblane 200 yards.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Wallace monument, Stirling castle, interesting shops in the village, excellent walks.                                            Steward Joan Leslie

 

Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2018

Cairnsmill Caravan Site, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8NN (Party)                   Booking Essential.   Booking opens on 14th Oct.                                                               £13 a night for hardstanding with electric.  

 

Please consider being a steward for a day

There are days when you will be on site anyway. Offer to be a steward for a particular day and give the steward a day off to go off site or just chill out. 

What does a steward for the day do?

Write the details of arrivals on the rally sheet and show campers to a pitch.

Take payment from people who are leaving.

10:30 Wander to the tent for morning coffee and be friendly to people.

7:30 Meet in the tent for a chat or a game unless there is something else on the programme.

What reward does a steward for the day get?

It's a great way of getting to know people better.

You'll get a free night.

You will become one of the 'glorious people' who get priority 1 booking at booked Section rallies.

The steward who got the day off will love them.

 

What days don't we use a steward for the day?

Any Cairnsmill rally. The first two and the last three days of a holiday rally. It's too busy and we want to give stewards for the day an easy day.

Please offer. The steward may have a reason why a day is not suitable and suggest another. Speak to the steward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Committee Details

 Chair / Regional rep.          

Jimmy Ross

Tel: 07592 003785

Email : irene.jimmy23@gmail.com

 

Vice Chair.

 Joan Hendry

Tel:01259 210840

Email:marquis1948@talktalk.net

 Secretary.                                                                                                                                                   Jim Burns

0141 779 9224 / 0779 4564899                                                   Email : james_c_burns@hotmail.com

 

Treasurer.

Moira Campbell                                                  Email : hendry34@sky.com

 

Sites Officer.                               Les Wiseman                                                                          Email : lwiseman@talktalk.net

 

Public Relations Officer (PRO), and Messaging System.                                                                                                                                                       Jim Keenan

 Tel:01463 716759 / 07563754922

 

Email: jamesvkeenan@tiscali.co.uk

Irene  Ross - Regalia Moira Burns - 5 day meet equipment

 

Susan Lees

Email : susanlees67@outlook.com

Special rep to committee.

Webmaster.

Charlie Calder

0796 7614180

charlie.calder@hotmail.co.uk

Jim Kinnell

Email : jim@jkinnell.co.uk 

 

 

Equipment officer : Bill Campbell

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List of Meetings

 If you want to know what's happening it's important to join our email messaging system. If you would like to join please send your name, membership number and email address. Text  Jim Keenan on 07563754922 or email him on jamesvkeenan@tiscali.co.uk

To help everybody learn names we have been trying to remember to put up cards with our names on our vans at rallies.

The rally list is on the main page.

 

21 Mar-26 Mar 2018

AGM RALLY Cairnsmill Caravan Site, St Andrews, Fife. Booking essential. £13

KY16 8NN

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04 Apr-09 Apr 2018

Strathallan Games Park, Bridge of Allan. £7.50. Views. Cosy hall for socials.

FK9 4QP

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07 May-14 May 2018

Glenburn Dairy, Troon Rd, Loans, Troon KA10 7EY

KA10 7EY

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25 May-31 May 2018

Castle Cary Holiday Park, Creetown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway. DG8 7DQ. £9

DG8 7DQ

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03 Jun-14 Jun 2018

Edinburgh : Drum Estate, 642 Old Dalkeith Road, Danderhall, Edinburgh, EH16 4SL

EH16 4SL

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29 Jun-09 Jul 2018

Crieff & Strathearn Rugby Club, Braidhaugh, Crieff. Views, walks, buses.

PH7 4HP

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20 Jul-06 Aug 2018

Crail festival THS Bankhead Farm, Crail. Sea, bus.

KY10 3XB

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17 Aug-27 Aug 2018

Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine Ayrshire. Marymass Folk Festival

KA12 8QE

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05 Sep-10 Sep 2018

Kelso Showground, Springwood Park, Kelso. TD5 8LS.

TD5 8LS

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05 Oct-09 Oct 2018

Strathallan Games Park, Bridge of Allan. £7.50. Views. Cosy hall for socials.

FK9 4QP

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31 Oct-05 Nov 2018

Cairnsmill Caravan Site, St Andrews, Fife. Party, buses, pool, socials. £13

KY16 8NN

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Upcoming Tours

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For 2018 Travel Services have arranged the following tours, Springtime in Holland and a Tour of Ireland are very popular tours, so if you feel like a holiday abroad or exploring Ireland click on the links below.  The Rhine & Moselle Tour was a new tour put in 2017 and has been arranged again for this year, so for further information click on the link.

Holidays & Events

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Our Areas & Groups host Holiday Meets all over the country and Special Events. 

 

 

 

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