Model Rail Scotland is celebrating becoming the SEC’s longest running exhibition following its 30th consecutive event at the venue on 23-25 February.
The event has been running in Scotland for over 50 years, finding its long-term home at the SEC in 1988. Since moving to Glasgow, Model Rail Scotland has become one of the only shows in the UK where such a large group of member clubs come together, making it one of the most renowned shows in the country.
This year, the event featured the first ever bus service for the show, with vintage private bus owners delivering a direct link from George Square and Central Station, in the centre of Glasgow, to the nearby SEC for the show.
The exhibition welcomed a vast array of model rail suppliers, meaning that there was something for modelers of all interests and levels across the weekend, from beginners to experts.
Colin Rae, member of Model Rail Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have run our 30th consecutive show here at the SEC. As our show began to grow and become a more professional exhibition, we required the need for more space, so we moved to the SEC. We can’t imagine running the event anywhere else.
“Model Rail Scotland has now grown into one of the largest and most highly regarded model rail events in the UK. We look forward to continuing the show here and seeing how it can grow in the future.”
Breda Cruickshank, head of exhibition sales at the SEC, added: “Model Rail Scotland has really become an institution here at the SEC and each and every year we look forward to bringing it back to the venue.
“The event highlights the longevity of the exhibition sector not only in the UK, but here in Glasgow, too. It’s so encouraging to see an event, which some might consider niche, growing and maintaining such a strong audience base here in the city. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this show.”