Model show raises £1K for moun­tain res­cue

The Oban Times - - News -

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

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