A DAY SHOW
An outstanding day at Scotland’s famed ‘flying museum’
In the annals of British aeronautical preservation, the status of the Strathallan Aircraft Collection is not in doubt. At a time when privately owned ‘flying museums’ were still extremely rare, Sir William Roberts’ set-up at Auchterarder, Perthshire, blazed a trail all of its own. This was more than just a Scottish Shuttleworth, for while the lighter end of the vintage aeroplane spectrum was very well-represented, Roberts was one of the era’s most prominent warbird collectors, not that the term would have been heard then. The legacy of his acquisitions through the 1970s and ’80s can still be felt today.