This is How it Began
The first ever meeting was held on a cold night in March 2005, the meeting place was the thistle hotel at Aberdeen airport. Present were Andy Rankin,Bill Barclay & Andy Ritchie.
This meeting would be the birth of the Widows Sons Motorcyle Association in Scotland, Andy Rankin had an idea taken from the Widows Sons in the USA to form a chapter in Scotland, joining freemasons who rode motorcycles. At the same time other motorcycle riding Brothers throughout Scotland were thinking along similar lines.
The first ever ride out and official meeting took place in June 2005 present were Andy Reed, Stevie Collins , Bill Barclay, Dunk Scott, Angus Park, Mike Coleman & Andy Rankin who had gathered at isle of Skye hotel perth.
It was decided to make Andy Rankin the President. There were subsequent meetings carried out once a month with the Isle of Skye the meeting point and then a ride out was decided.
The next members to join were Ian Rennie and several others. Andy Rankin held the presidents post for 5 years.
In that time the membership had grown.
Andy made Stevie Collins and Ian Rennie and Angus Park and himself Founder members.
Andy did this as a thank you for all the support they had given to growing the association and helping steer the club towards growing in numbers.
Stevie Collins was made president, shortly followed by Ian Rennie then Angus Park.
David Wilkins was then made president in 2017 followed by Jimmy Mair in 2018.
Sadly in 2014 Stevie Collins died from a long battle with cancer.
The Widows Sons Scotland in celebrated 10 years as an official association in 2015.
Currently at the time of writing this the membership had grown from 7 to over 155 from all parts of Scotland and all walks of life.