Allan Dickson

I volunteer both onboard and behind the scene's and I am passionate about saving our maritime heritage and this important piece of Edinburgh history. I am a qualified class 2 steam and motor engineer. Currently serving as Deputy Chair of the Board.

Historic Ship Conference 2020

The Historic Ship conference, organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, takes places every 2 years and is a significant part of the historic ships event calendar bringing together owners, operators, academics and industry specialists. The conferences started in 2007 and this will be the 7th conference. Research paper abstract approved. The Society recently …

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National Historic Ships UK

13 Historic Ships granted funding from National Historic Ship UK.

A total of 13 historic ships were awarded funds from the National Historic Ships UK Small grant fund this month. Grants ranged from £300 to £1000 and were for work including a new shower pod to removal of engines and cleaning bilges. The ships also ranged from 1886 – 1960 and the Ross Revenge and …

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day of the seafarer

Day of the seafarer, seafarers of the past support the seafarers of today.

Day of the seafarer 2020, the theme seafarers are key workers.  We would like to say a thank you to all seafarers today for everything they are doing to keep the global supply chain operating, delivering medical supplies, food, fuel PPE and more which we need on a daily basis. We understand that many seafarers …

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STEM

First online Summer STEM Academy features a fasinating SS Explorer activity

The SS Explorer Preservation Society is taking part in the first online Summer STEM Academy, along with a number of other businesses and academic institutions. The Academy normally runs for a few days in Glasgow and Edinburgh each year and provides and opportunity for Students and Teachers to take part in activities designed to make …

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World Oceans Day

Get involved in World Oceans Day and help save our oceans.

Today is World Oceans day. An initiative started in 1992 to show people how they could help raise awareness and protect our Oceans.  For decades various marine research organisations around the globe have and continue to carry out vital work in understanding the issues, how they affect our oceans and what can be done. For …

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National Historic Ships UK

SS Explorer wins 1 of 4 National Historic Ships UK New Regional Virtual Flagship Awards.

The team on the SS Explorer are happy to announce that we have been named as the Regional Flag ship for Scotland East in this years National Historic Ships UK 2020 Flag ship Awards.  The awards usually reflects the cruising programme or visitor numbers of each craft. Instead, for the first time, applications were open …

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Visitor attraction

Fantastic Historic Ship Visitor Attraction Appeals for Help

Our historic ship visitor attraction  needs your help. In my deputy chair’s message last month I mentioned the Society was working on ways that our members and volunteers could continue to help and support the SS Explorer during lock down. Please click to watch my short appeal video below to learn how you can help. …

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