Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

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Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

Post by Rfairman » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:40 pm

Are there Any Events or Meetings in Scotland? Acorn in general or BBC B in particular
I live in Alexandria but can easily get to Glasgow

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Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

Post by JudgeBeeb » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:44 am

I don't think that there have been any events in Scotland in the last few years.

At the moment, the only regular (8-bit focussed) events are in Cambridge and in Camberley in Surrey. We used to have regular events in the Midlands and in the North. At present, however, there doesn't seem to be anyone willing to take on the organisation of such events.

I don't know how much interest there would be in an event in Scotland. If there was, the real issue would be someone volunteering to organise it.
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Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

Post by tricky » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:01 pm

The guys I'm Canada seem to have fun with their two person ABUG, so maybe you could start small.

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Post by sydney » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:55 pm

As JudgeBeeb has said the problem is getting someone to organise it. I'm in Newcastle but I've organised a few in Bolton and Halifax. Right now and for the forseeable future I just don't have the time to organise one, in fact I don't even have the time to attend one. If you can get a venue there really isn't much work involved in organising one.
One issue in a Scottish event would be the distances involved for most of the 'regular' attendees. Even for me Glasgow is 150 miles and Edinburgh 120 miles. I reckon most people are south of Leeds which adds a minimum of 100+ miles. If you are interested in organising an event something that might work better, and something that I looked into doing in Newcastle, would be a multiformat retro event which could attract more local attendees from Commodore, Atari, Sinclair etc groups.

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Post by SpicyNikNaks » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:24 pm

I live just north of Glasgow (Bearsden) and would also be interested in any meet-ups nearby. Happy to travel too - within reason.
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Post by Natbud » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 pm

I live Bishopbriggs - happy to connect with others into Beeb etc. I'm into Repton these days, have been using streaks Repton Overture, and have started making the old Repton 1 maps for it - wondered if anyone else had already done this though / or other maps and am wasting my time?

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Post by BigEd » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:11 am

Three people is enough for a mini-meetup! And Glasgow is famous for curry houses so I think you're all set. There's a lot of chat to be had, as well as bench work, so you can look for that kind of venue after you've successfully got together. Maybe one of you already has a suitable space...

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Post by mr-macrisc » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:35 am

My 14x10 shed should be going up soon and plan for it to eventually be for multi use... Band PA, retro computing and normal storage (though will be a while till insulated and properly comfy inside).

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Post by MM5XT » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:51 pm

I'm based in Glasgow, would be great to attend such a meet.

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Post by BigEd » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:01 pm

(Might be worth considering putting a pin on the map: )

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Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

Post by DaveLecky » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:14 am

Yip great idea, count me in .....I’m in airdrie.

An initial meet up in a curry house/pub in Glasgow/Edinburgh would be a great first step, I’m sure there will be a vast array of experience sitting round a table, and lots to talk about.

Can’t seem to get my pin to stay in the map.......

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Post by Kazzie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:26 pm

DaveLecky wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:14 am
Can’t seem to get my pin to stay in the map.......
Sounds like a job for Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell to me! :)
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Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

Post by gebes » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:16 pm

I don't know about a specific Acorn meet, but there is the Edinburgh Retro PC club that meets once a month.

There's a specific Amiga club that meets in Glasgow, but I would love to meet other Acorn users as well locally somewhere :)

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Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

Post by BigEd » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:59 pm

(see the followup thread at
BBC B meeting Glasgow
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