Lachlan funeral details

Lachlan’s funeral will be held on Monday 29th November 2021, Dalnottar Crematorium, Clydebank at 10.30am.

I would expect there will be a good turn out for our Ex Captain and 214 stalwart.

We hope that those who can attend, will do so and wear their 214 ties.

Lachlan May

Sorry to have to advise you all that Lachlan passed away on Tuesday morning 2nd November 2021 at the age of 71.

Lachlan reporting at the Annual reunion in 2009

Lachlan was a dedicated 214 man, having served as an officer in both the Lifeboys (Junior Section) and as Captain in the Company from 1979-1984.

Lachlan (2nd left back row) and all the 214 BB Lifeboy Staff in 1968 at Chrissie Rowan’s retirement.

He served on the Ex-Members Association on the Committee, also as Secretary & Chairman.

Lachlan advised me recently, he had completed 57 years in 214 service as man and boy.

Lachlan fronting the Company at the Annual Inspection in 1983 (BB Centenary year)
at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School.

I personally have a lot of great memories of Lachlan, having been in the Lifeboys/Junior section and also served as an Officer during his Captaincy.

He recently recalled all his 214 history to me, which I will publish on the website when the time is right.

Details of his funeral will be posted once known.

(Family will be coming up from down South, so finding accommodation may be problematic while COP26 is going on in Glasgow.)

Meanwhile, we all send our condolences to his wife Anne, their children Kenneth, Kirsty, Donald and all the family.

October refreshment & reminisce

Friday night saw another great online catch up.

All the stories coming out about Whiteinch, Pipe Bands, Football, Inspections, The Staff, The Ministers, Gordon Park, Jordanvale, Camps, Parades, Squads and much more.

Some of the ‘Boys’!

Great to see all the faces and hear the stories.

We are hoping we get back to normal in March 2022 but who knows what Covid position we’ll be in by then.

I’m sure we’ll catch up anyway somehow.

Norrie Copeland Funeral

Norrie’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 27th October 2021 1.15pm, at J. Drummond’s Funeral Parlour, Hardgate, Clydebank.

J Drummond Funeral Directors Ltd
01389 873179

Thereafter at Old Dalnottar Cemetery (opposite side of A82 from the Crematorium.)

We hope that those who can attend, will do so and wear their 214 ties.

214 Online October

After deciding to cancel the rearranged reunion we have decided to have another online get together for a chat and a night of memories.

Our last online catch up in March 2021

So look out your computers, tablets or ipads and come along on

Friday 29th October at 8pm (Whiteinch time)

We will soon send you an email with the link to join on the night.

It’s not hard to do, so come along all you young technophobes the older guys are showing you up.

Norman Copeland

Norrie Copeland

I have been advised that Norman (Norrie) Copeland passed away on Saturday 16th October 2021.

Norrie would have been 93 next month and was always a regular at the reunions.

I will advise regarding funeral details once known.

We send our condolences to his daughter Linda and all the family at this sad time.

Reunion Cancelled Oct 2021

Hi Gents,

We sent out an email with a Newsletter attached at the end of September, indicating we were going to try and have a Reunion on 29th October 2021.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 risk and the ages of a lot of our membership, ‘The Committee’ took the decision to cancel this meeting and instead run a Virtual Online get together.

Details of Online get together will appear in due course.