Snips – News For Scotland – 11th August

The news headlines:

  • Record numbers visit NRC
  • YOTA 2019 in Bulgaria
  • ILLW next weekend

Region 1, Scotland South and Western Isles, has a number of vacancies for district representatives.

District 13, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, District 16, the Borders, and District 17, Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, are all vacant.

If you would like to know more about the role and what it entails, contact the Regional Manager for Region 1, Tony Miles, MM0TMZ by email to


Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Tuesday. The 2m drop-in net is on Wednesday from 7pm on GB3AG. Next Saturday and Sunday sees operations for International Lighthouse and Lightships weekend (ILLW). Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Next Saturday and Sunday sees operations for International Lighthouse and Lightships weekend. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a Club Night with Jack GM4COX in the Chair. Details are online at

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is preparing for Lighthouse Weekend. ILLW operations from Todhead Lighthouse take place next Saturday and Sunday. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday and Friday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is setting up for IILW. Saturday sees GB2LG on the air from Mull of Galloway. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to

On Monday Edinburgh and District ARC has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has an informal gathering at Wee Bennet’s Bar, Edinburgh. Details from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, via email to

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club has a club night. Contact Barrie, GM4HEL, via

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Contact Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to

On Saturday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has its field day operating GS0AYR at the Dark Skies Observatory, Dalmellington, from 8am to 6pm. Details from Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

Next weekend Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Lighthouse Weekend, operating GB2LBN at Barns Ness. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be activating Covesea Skerries Lighthouse for Lighthouses on the air weekend from 10am to 4pm next Saturday and Sunday. Contact Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

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