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Beer Festival, Saturday 30th September 2023

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the first Glass Beer Festival on the 30th September.  A fun day out for all the family, head on down and see us and try out a few different ales and lagers!

There will be food available and games organised for the younger members of your family.

Soft drinks and tea/coffee will be available for drivers.

See you there!

Glass SWI Summer Outing 2023

The Glass SWI has a great summer outing to Dalgatie Castle at Turriff on a sunny day in July. The ladies had a great wander around the garden and the house, then enjoyed a superb lunch in the cafe.

Our winter programme is now on the web site, and we would welcome new members or visitors to any of our meetings.   If you are interested in joining or seeing what the Glass SWI has to offer then please contact Frances at


Good turnout fuels vintage rally

The Glass Classic Vehicle Rally, held on July 2nd, 2023, was a successful event despite concerns about the weather. Fortunately, the rain from the preceding days did not dampen the spirits of the community, and the event went on as planned.

A total of 37 registrations were received, with 21 advanced registrations online and an additional 16 registrations on the day of the event. This turnout was considered a significant achievement and indicated that word had spread about the rally.

The morning of the event greeted attendees with remarkable sunshine, which further attracted car owners, passengers, and interested locals to join in the festivities.

The vehicles on display were divided into three categories: cars, tractors, and motorbikes. Twenty-three cars, ten tractors and four motorbikes joined the rally from local addresses. The favourites in each category, as voted by the attendees, were as follows:

  • Car: 1968 Wolseley Hornet owned by Helen Robson.
  • Agricultural: Allis Chambers owned by Lucy Harrold.
  • Motorbike: 1967 Triumph 500 Speed Twin owned by James McBain.

The event was made possible with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers who assisted with various tasks such as vehicle registrations, barbecuing, serving tea and coffee, selling raffle tickets, and setting up and cleaning up after the event.

Volunteers on the day included Jamie, Margo, Fiona, Holly, Aoife, Flora, Sue, Frances, Miranda, Jenny, Cheryl, Johnathan, Tom & Eoin.

Thanks also to the people who made such generous contributions to the raffle selection. In particular thanks to Jim Ashley who provided a generous whisky-related donation.

The event also raised a substantial profit of just under £800, which will be used to support the refurbishment of the Glass Hall and cover operating costs.

Overall, the rally was a memorable and enjoyable gathering for car enthusiasts and the local community alike. A big thanks from the organisers to all vehicle owners, guests, families, volunteers and community for supporting the Glass Classic Vehicle Rally 2023.

The Glass Classic Vehicle Rally is back

The Glass Classic Vehicle Rally is back for the second year. This year Andrew and Bob are organising the event. The organisers welcome you to register your vehicle on the website using this link :

Registration of vehicles before the event is required if you would like to take part.

Andrew and Bob are looking for home bakes, donations of raffles and volunteers to help on the day. If you are able to bake, donate raffle prizes or help on the day please let Andrew know on

The event begins at 1pm on 2nd July with the vehicles leaving the hall at 1.30pm. Afternoon tea will be served back at the hall at 2pm.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.