How We Came Into Being
Dunedin Chapter Scotland was actually Charted in November 1993 but the Chapter itself was not formed until March 1994 and came about when Alistair Robertson, who owned Alvins Motorcycles in Edinburgh, and was the only Harley-Davidson Franchised dealer north of Manchester and Leeds, decided he would take out the option of having a H.O.G.® Chapter allocated to Alvins.
Prior to Dunedin Chapter being formed, Caledonia H.O.G.® was the only H.O.G.® Chapter in Scotland but was not tied to any Dealership. In late 1992 some of these members split and decided to form the Caledonia Harley Club. Caledonia H.O.G.® stayed in existence until Dunedin Chapter Scotland came into being in 1994.
And so Dunedin Chapter Scotland 9083 was born.
Dunedin Chapter Scotland is well known throughout the H.O.G.® world for our friendliness and this is reflected by the number of members we have from numerous other countries. Our members continue to represent the Chapter at the many Rallies that take place worldwide, we are usually instantly recognisable by our kilts.
Dunedin Chapter Scotland always has and continues to help raise funds for many local and national Charities.
Prominent dates in our history.
1994 Dunedin becomes the first Sponsored Dealer Chapter in Scotland
1994 – 2000 Alvins (Motorcycles) Edinburgh
2000 – 2002 H.O.G.® UK
2002 – 2003 Dunedin Harley-Davidson, Halbeath, Fife
2003 – 2005 H.O.G.® UK
2005 – to date (2018) Edinburgh Harley-Davidson
1993 – 2000 Alistair Robertson
2000 – 2005 Alan Budzynski
2005 – 2014 George “Mad Dog” McGuire
2014 – 2014 Phil O’Kane
2014 – 2016 Stuart Caplan
2016 – to date (2018) Alex Glen
Other Prominent Dates:
1996 – Dunedin establishes it’s self within the European HOG® family with an unforgettable trip to the H.O.G.® Northern European Rally in Rotterdam.
1997 – The first Thunder in the Glens® Rally.
2003 – Dunedin Chapter Scotland becomes the first Chapter in the world to have its own tartan.