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Slots of cream topped scones

Meringues bigger than I have ever seen

The crews assemble for our high tea

Time for that all important photo

Right who is having the last one?

memories of coffee in the sunshine on th emontagnes de France

Fun above the snow line

White, crisp and even for Christmas?

Graeme Gallaoway's Anglia
Classic High Tea - 6 December 2015
Report and photos Jim Paterson 

Time to chat and have a few laughs
Around 40 members braved the wild weather, avoiding floods and landslips to reach the Royal George Hotel in Perth, where the River Tay next to the hotel was in spate and a bit close to flooding our party.

But classic crews are resilient be nature and a spot of water is not going to put them off.
The annual Scottish high tea gives members an opportunity to chat around the year past and look forward to 2016 events.

Signing on took place in the lounge bar, where else?  Once signed on and fuelled up with our personal favourite drink we headed for the start line, grabbing a seat around our tables with friends and classic enthusiasts from across the country.

We enjoyed a great choice of main courses, followed as you can see by scones, and meringues for those with a sweet tooth, all washed down with tea or coffee.

The club put together a short video
Review of 2015 events, which featured many of the crews at the high tea and provided a bit of humour at the same time.

We started with the Monte Carlo Historique, Heritage Runs and Ecosse to Reims tour, where we saw the snow falling over Paisley for the Glasgow start. Will it be the same in 2016? Have to wait and see.

The Argyll Classic was our club opener and was a special occasion, visiting the Rest and be Thankful as a tribute to Andrew Davidson who passed away in January. We presented current owners Stephen Kinghorn and Andrew's daughter Diane a replica of the steel road sign used in the 1950's to direct traffic to the event. You can read about Andrew's life of speed here.

April got the club involved in the Jaguar Mini Miglia, which had us organising a training event for Jaguar's celebrity crews to teach them road book reading, Italian style, and regularity timing. 

Moving into May the club ran a new event, the Tour of the Ochils, which member George Shand put together and organised. Covering roads not used by the club before, we headed up into the hills of Fife and Kinross.

After a break for the Classic AutoSports BBQ, when classic car restorer and Jaguar specialist Dave Barnett puts on a great spread for his customers and our club members, it was time to get together for the August Amble. Starting at Clatterin Brig this amble around Angus proved a real favourite,visiting new and unusual places.

We headed north to Inverness to join Highland Car Club for the Crofterra Pandemonia, a two day romp around the highlands, visiting Oban and down to the Mull of Kintyre this year.

Before showing our 'big tour' we visited the Rally of the Borders from October, which started at the New Lanark Heritage Village and crossed many of the tight and twisting roads across the scottish borders to reach Blyth Bridge.

The Montagnes de France tour video pulled together a selection of photos and video clips from th crews displaying our fun in the Pyrenees, both below and above the snow line.

After the show we discussed dates of the 2016 events and these have been tweaked to avoid potential clashes with events being run at the same time by our friends in other classic car clubs. There is no need to split the field and the more variety the better to keep our passion and sport alive. See the update Sneak Peek now

We wish all our members, be they classic owners or enthusiasts a Very Merry 'classic' Christmas and looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Updated 7 December 2015