The Scottish Dive Conference red carpet is ready to be unfurled on Saturday 21st November. Stirling University will once again be the stage of our 2015 performance with another jam-packed day lined up for you.
A plethora of new and returning speakers will be presenting in the main theatre or in one of the four break out rooms. This year we will have talks from all wards of diving: Arctic Explorers, Film/Camera Photography, Life Support, Marine Conservation, Archaeological, Disability, Rivers, Caves, Wrecks, Technical and Free divers to enthrall your passion for what can be achieved whilst wearing rubber!
Stirling University's central location has great commuter links, acres of free parking, on-site amenities and accommodation. The main Atrium area will again hold our reception, lunch, and our growing collaboration of stands and stalls with marine conservation groups, dive charters, book sales, marine outboard engine services and sales, and dive equipment sales, full of new shiny dive things to tempt you at dive show prices.
This year the RNLI would like to invite you to bring along your boating life preservers to be checked for sea worthiness. This free service is to make sure it would be effective if an overboard incident occurred whilst wearing it.
Conference delegates will receive a programme and bag of various goodies, offers and leaflets donated from attending groups, dive charters, travel arrangers and major equipment manufacturers. There's also the chance to win big in the Dive Conference raffle with plenty of 'not to be missed' prizes up for grabs.
Why not come and make a weekend of it? After the conference there will be an evening of fine dining with a three course meal and speakers, before dancing the night away at Stirling Court Hotel just 200 yards from the venue. Conference goers can take advantage of special offer room rates (subject to availability):
Single occupancy £50 per room/night B&B
Double occupancy £75 per room/night B&B
Quote: dive conference when booking www.stirlingcourthotel.com 01786 466000
Tickets in advance are available using the links below:
|Daytime Event||£20 inc. lunch|
|Daytime Event (Student/OAP)||£18 inc. lunch (please bring proof with you on the day)|
|Evening Dinner/Dance||£28 inc. 3 course meal/entertainment|
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As notified in the July August issue of Scottish Diver Magazine, the 2015 AGM will take place in Caledonia House, Edinburgh on Wednesday 23rd September at 7.30pm. Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Further details, meeting calling notice and proxy forms will be issued to all members with our September/October issue of Scottish Diver. For those who don't receive a copy of the magazine, your forms will be sent out seperately from HQ.
Nominations have been received, and the following documents are now available for you to download:
In the event that you have a problem downloading or opening any of the files listed below please contact HQ.
Grampian Branch of the Scottish Sub Aqua Club have just released some brilliant footage of them diving in various locations around the Scottish coast. Check out our YouTube channel for the full length version. Credits go to Ruth Dunbar for producing the documentary.
ScotSAC HQ will be closed from 21st July - 3rd August.
During this time, memberships will not be processed and new online accounts will not be approved. Renewing members who have paid and submitted a medical form during this time can consider their memberships as being valid. The processing of membership applications and renewals, and the approval of online accounts will be resume from 4th August.
We apologise for any inconvenice that this may cause.
The 2015 AGM will take place in Caledonia House, Edinburgh on Wednesday 23rd September from 7pm. Further details, meeting calling notice and proxy forms will be issued to all members with our September issue of Scottish Diver.
Under our current byelaws, nominations for Directors on the Board and Members of the National Diving Council must be submitted by 31st July prior to the AGM.
Nominations are now invited for Directors on the Board to fill the following vacancies:
- Director – 3 posts
The following Board members remain in post for the duration of their appointment
- Mark Berrie (Director)
- Rod Edser (Director)
- Edna Ewan (Chair)
- Andrew Macrae (Treasurer)
- Sandy McPherson (Secretary)
- Gordon Young (National Diving Officer)
In addition to the above posts, nominations are invited for 6 positions of National Diving Council Members. NDC Members are elected for one year.
Job Descriptions for the posts can be found here and clearly define the duties and requirements of the Directors. This ensures any nominee is aware of their duties prior to nomination and of the skills/experience necessary to fulfil the role.
A nomination form is available here or by contacting ScotSAC Headquarters. All nominations for Directors or NDC Members and any resolutions for changes to the Byelaws must be received at ScotSAC HQ by 31st July 2015. In the event of any multiple nominations, ballot papers and personal statements will be circulated along with the AGM notice. Please refer to the Byelaws and Articles of Association for further information.