AGM 2017

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 27th November 2017 at the Broadstraik Inn, Elrick at 7.30pm. The Agenda will be added when available.

Current committee members have confirmed their willingness to continue. New committee members would be warmly welcomed. All Members, Co-opted Volunteers for the Fair and other interested supporters are welcome to attend the AGM.

Nominations for committee members should be sent to the Secretary by Friday 17th November.

AGM – Agenda & nomination form (pdf)

All members welcome but please let our Secretary know if you will be attending – tel. 01467 642472 or

Jock Coutts – Obituary

The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club are sad to announce that long-standing member and supporter of the club, Jock Coutts passed away peacefully at Tor-Na-Dee Care Home on Friday October 13th 2017.

Service in Baldarroch Crematorium, Crathes on Monday, October 23rd at 2:30 pm to which all are respectfully invited. Family flowers only, but donations if desired at the exit door to the Forget Me Not Club.

Our condolences and thoughts are with the Coutts family at this time.

Steam @ Alford 2017

GTM Sentinel being towed

Following on from the success of the Steam@Alford event that was held at the Grampian Transport Museum last October, the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club and Grampian Transport Museum have teamed up again to stage Steam@Alford on Sunday 8th October 2017.

Around 20 locally based steam engines will attend for demonstrations and display in the museum arena. The museum’s policy of maximum access will extend to the event with a chance to talk to enthusiastic owners, climb aboard, footplate rides and rides aboard the world’s oldest operational Sentinel steam waggon.

There will be a talk delivered in front of the grandstand to explain the workings of a traction engine and followed by a Q&A session.

During the afternoon a number of trials and demonstrations will be staged with expert commentary.

Heilan Laddie

The oldest engine is ‘Prosper Gem’ a General Purpose Engine that was built by Fowlers of Leeds dating from 1908. There are several steam waggons including The Barracks Steam Museum’s Foden of 1924 and known as ‘Heilan Laddie’. This popular local vehicle has travelled far and wide under its own steam to events throughout Britain.

Steam rollers are well represented and a curious hybrid known as the ‘Puddock’ returns to the traction engine scene after a major refit. This engine began life as a steam roller but was adapted many years ago into a powerful steam tractor sporting pneumatic tyres.

The day will have plenty to do and see for the whole family including ample refreshments, a massive heavy haulage inflatable and a models tent. There is even to be a water dowsing demonstration!

Gavin Low on 'Alfie'

Steam @ Alford opens at 10am with steam raising until 11am and activities thereafter. The museum itself is included in the single budget admission fee of just £8 for Adults and just £1 for children. Free car parking can be found on site by following temporary signs.

Terriers Wanted!

One of this year’s events at Castle Fraser will be Terrier racing, and we are looking for visitors to bring their terrier to take part.

An enjoyable event for Terriers and spectators alike, this is a great way to get involved with this year’s steam fair!

If you would like to know more, please contact the club secretary via or via the contact form here

Period Costume Competition

In a new event for 2017 we will see exhibitors compete for the title of best period costume.

Dressing in an outfit befitting of the era of their exhibit, and judged by members of the committee, it is certainly something different for the Steam Fair, and should add to both the exhibitor and visitor experience!

If you would like to know more, please contact the club secretary via or via the contact form here

Steam Fair Entries – 2017

The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club hold a Steam Fair every year, now widely regarded as the biggest Steam Fair in Scotland. We welcome you to submit an entry to our Steam Fair and come along and enjoy the event and atmosphere.

Downloadable Forms

Forms for the 2017 Steam Fair.

We have almost finalised the paperwork for our 2017 fair, the following forms are available to download.

Exhibitor Entry Form (pdf 60kb)

Tradestand Entry Form (pdf 60kb)

Caravan Reservation Form (pdf 50kb)

Obituary: Willliam (Bill) Barrack

Club members were saddened to learn of the death of Bill Barrack, one of the founders and Honorary Chairman of the club.

Bill Barrack

Club members and friends and colleagues gathered together on Friday 16th December to bid farewell to Bill Barrack, a founder member of the Club and an inspiration to the steam community in the North East and further afield.

Our condolences and thoughts are with the entire Barrack family at this time.

Steam Fair 2017 – Dates Announced

The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club committee are pleased to inform their exhibitors and prospective visitors that the date of the 2017 Castle Fraser Steam Fair has been announced.

Club Chairman, Sam Barrack, made the announcement :

“The club have been in talks with The National Trust for Scotland and booked the 17th & 18th June for the 2017 Bon Accord Steam
Fair at Castle Fraser, we look forward to meeting all our old friends and enjoying a really good event at this spectacular location.”

Any exhibitors and prospective visitors with any queries are asked to e-mail, in the first instance.