Welcome to the Shetland Classic Motorcycle Club
Welcome to the SCMC website, where you will find information on our club which is based in the Shetland Islands. The current club was formed in 1992, although its origins date back to 1985 and the former Islesburgh Motorcycle Club. It exists to help members, fellow enthusiasts and visitors to our islands to share and promote their interest in classic motorcycles.
To achieve this, we hold a variety of events throughout the year. Regular runs take place from April to September and take in a mix of local events and places of interest. We always try to take in some of the less visited parts of Shetland and trips frequently include other forms of transport, such as local ferries or short walks to nearby locations. Visitors to Shetland are welcome to join us on our runs. October sees the start of our indoor club nights, which are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Activities include social evenings, visits to local businesses, technical evenings and talks. They are intended to keep members in touch with each other and to maintain our interest during the dark winter nights.
To share our interest with the wider public, the club is involved in the running of two classic motor shows in Shetland. The Shetland Classic Motor Show is held at the Clickimin Centre in Lerwick every second year in even-numbered years. It is well attended, with around 500 exhibits and is one of the largest regular events in Shetland. In odd-numbered years, a Vintage Day is held in conjunction with the Walls Agricultural Show. Small but perfectly formed, this event gives the public an opportunity to see our bikes running during the vintage parade.
The SCMC is also the owner and custodian of the extensive Browster Collection of vintage motorcycles, parts and associated paraphernalia.
Currently, our club has around forty members and we are always pleased to hear from fellow enthusiasts, both local and from further afield, who have similar interests. New members are always welcome.
For more information, feel free to browse this site or contact any of our committee members.
A typical turnout on a Club run