May 2018 – Famous Visitor

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Attracted by the Skeoch project the Shed had a famous visitor on Thursday 24 th May; Sir Billy Connolly, with a film crew from 7Wonder, recorded a piece for the upcoming Billy’s travelogue around Scotland.

Billy's visit to The Shed was featured in episode one his BBC2 programme Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland which aired on 28 December 2018.

Meanwhile work on the car frame (chassis) started with two 1” x 1 1⁄2” ash frames. Drawings of the side frames were produced and sent to Patterson Engineering for laser cutting from 3mm mild steel plate. Copies of owner’s manuals for the Beardmore Precision engine and the Burman gearbox were bought from the National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham.

Billy Connolly sharing a cup of tea with Robin Gilchrist

Billy Connolly sharing a cup of tea with Robin Gilchrist

Billy Connolly in The Shed
Billy Connolly with Geoff Allison in the Skeoch room
Billy showing Derek Caldow how to paint.
Billy and Geoff Allison at the metalcraft table