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Advanced Motorists in Ross-shire Celebrate!

2012 marks 30 years since the Ross-shire Branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists was formed. Members of the Group and ‘associates’ (those who are training to take the test), members of other local Groups, past Examiners and founder members of the Group met for a buffet supper on Thursday 20th September to celebrate the occasion.

The Regional co-ordinator for the North of Scotland Neil Warden addressed the Group on behalf of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.   Chairman Fred McCreadie and Secretary Alistair MacKenzie were presented with gifts from the Group members in recognition of their long standing contribution to IAM and Road Safety, over 50 years between them.  Alistair’s wife Margaret was also presented with a floral arrangement created and presented by Group member Diane Chalmers.


There was a further celebration. One of the recent Ross-shire Associates, Neil Brissenden, has just passed his test gaining all firsts in his test results.  This makes him not only the first associate in the Highlands to achieve this very high standard but also the first person in the Highlands to be admitted into the elite IAM One Club! 

Neil works as a driver at Skibo Castle and his employer has been impressed with his achievement and also with the standard of training Neil received from his Observer, Group Vice Chairman Leslie Warne, pictured right.

The evening was a great success, thanks to all who helped organise the event.


Anyone interested in undertaking a course can contact the Secretary at 01349 864472 or Runs Organiser Sue Warne 01381 620156.
The next meeting of the Group will be on Thursday 25th October at 7.30 pm in St Clements Church Hall Dingwall.  Subject will be Crime Prevention.  Members welcome as are interested members of the public.



The 2012 to 2013 programme has been updated with the new dates and details of the meetings.




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