Finlay Drynan

Sorry to say that Finlay Drynan passed away on Friday 6th May 2022.

Don Glass our Chairman, who was Finlay’s best man at his and Isobel’s wedding, advises he hadn’t been too well lately and reckons he would have been 73 or 74.

214 Band Dumfries 1963 – Alex MacIver, Malky MacKenzie, Alastair Ross, Jim Marshall, Don Glass, Willie Law, Kenny Cape, Tommy Yeoman, Gordon Medlow, Dougy Elmslie, Finlay Drynan & Stuart Hunter

Finlay’s funeral is to be held at 2.30pm on Monday the 23rd May 2022 at Dalnottar.

Thereafter at Willowbank Bowling Club just off Byres Road.

Finlay and Isobel were ex members of The Glasgow Hebridean Choir and sang at many a Mod over the years.

I in fact remember being on a Choir trip with them to the Isle of Man, back in the late eighties early nineties.

Finlay singing on the Mod program on tv when they won the Men’s competition.

Click this link to see their performance.

Finlay Drynan

We all send our condolences to Isobel and the family at this sad time.

Reunion 2022

Everyone we have an email for should have received an invitation to this years Annual Reunion which will be held on Friday 11th March 2022.

Those who have replied we Thank You.

Can I please remind those that have not replied to get back to us asap, as this affects the number of letters that we have to post out to the membership.

Save the Associations funds by replying now.

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.