Annual barbecueThe LRS annual barbecue

Smoke!   Sausages!   Beer!





When LRS members and guests started arriving at 7:30pm, host Pete Bates GM4BYF was already busy with two grills, cooking pork steaks, hamburgers and sausages. XYL Kay GM6KAY had a great choice of salads and desserts ready indoors.  

Click for report: Annual Barbecue 2012


L-R: Dr Roger Hill, Mike MM0MLB, Peter GM4DTH, Kath Hill, Bill GM0SQM, Liz Thompson, Brian GM8BJF,     Kay GM6KAY, Pete GM4BYF, Robin GM4YPL, Ian GM8LYQ. 

The annual LRS Summer barbecue was be held on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at the QTH of Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY at Fairmilehead. Wonderful food was provided (as always) and participants brought their own liquid refreshments. In view of the rather cold wx outside, the BBQ was held in the sunroom and kitchen.

The LRS BBQ was again held at "Bates Motel", the QTH of Pete Bates GM4BYF & XYL Kay GM6KAY, on Wed 26th June.

(And the Wx forecast turned out to be correct - sunny)! There was a turn-out of 16 including Veronica Saunders who came all the way from Kelso.

The usual lavish spread of food was provided and the event was FREE this year thanks to a surplus in our accounts following two very successful Surplus Equipment Sales.

Click for report: Annual Barbecue 2011

The 2013 Summer Barbecue of the Lothans Radio Society was held as usual at the Fairmilehead home of LRS members Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY. The good news was that the weather was excellent with 20 LRS members and 6 invited guests attending; the bad news was that it brought out all the midges in Fairmilehead which soon had everyone running for cover in the house! The food was excellent, including steaks for all, very kindly provided by LRS member David GM4ZNX. Chef Pete, as well as barbecuing the steaks, burgers and hot-dogs, was also celebrating his 67th birthday, for which Kay had baked two cakes, with 6 & 7 candles on them! 


Pete and Kay have a very nice house and garden at Fairmilehead which lend themselves to events such as barbecues.


The 2018 LRS Summer Barbecue was held as usual at the QTH of Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY (in centre) at Fairmilehead on the south side of Edinburgh, near the Pentland Hills. The fine weather which we had been enjoying for several weeks allowed the attendance of about 20 to enjoy the BBQ in their beautiful garden. 

Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY again hosted the annual Lothians Radio Society barbecue at their home at Fairmilehead. Here is a selection of photographs taken by Peter GM4DTH and Alan GM3PSP.


Here is a selection of photographs taken at Lothians Radio Society barbecues in previous years by Peter GM4DTH and David GM4ZNX.


Pete GM4BYF at the grill


The Summer Barbecue of the Lothians Radio Society was held on 24th June at the QTH of Pete GM4BYF and Kay GM6KAY at Fairmilehead on the south side of Edinburgh. 17 LRS members and guests attended. The weather did permit some activity out of doors, but not for very long. Pete and Kay put on their usual excellent spread of barbecue food, including by the steaks which were brought by David GM4ZNX - tnx! 

Photos by John GM8OTI, Melvyn GM4HYR and Alan GM3PSP.