Model show raises £1K for mountain rescue
MODELLERS, collectors and enthusiasts raised approximately £1,000 for the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team at the third annual Lochaber Model Show on Saturday April 29.
There were a variety of displays from trucks to trains and cars, helicopters and even some working fairground rides and an aircraft carrier, the largest model on the day.
The displays were provided by enthusiasts from all over Scotland, with a number coming from Burnley in Lancashire, plus a few local exhibitors.
Organiser Robert Wilson said: ‘The day was quite successful. We did better than I thought we would.’
‘ We wanted to let the public see what some people do for a hobby and get people involved.’
Mr Wilson would like to thank all the sponsors of the show: LBS, Caley Timber and Building Supplies, S&A Cameron, Ferguson Transport, Highland Titles and the Glen Spean Lodge Hotel, which allowed him to cover the costs of the show, with all profits from admissions and the tombola going to the mountain rescue service.
He said he chose Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team to support every year because it was a local cause that a lot of people were aware of, adding: ‘I knew it wasn’t government funded and it’s a good cause.’
Right: The largest model in the show, the Ark Royal aircraft carrier with modellers Douglas Barr, Robert Wilson, Martin Kane and David MacEachan. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, The Write Image