The Thistle Review - 14th September

This weeks Thistle features a report on the Michael Finney Lecture at Forth Valley Magic Club. Where the SCA were well represented by about a dozen members. Michael prefaced his lecture with this warning  “if anyone is expecting to learn a stack of new tricks they should get their money back and leave now” no one left.

It also features a review of the performances at the clubs night on 14th September. Just Passing Thru’ which garnered a fair attendance of about 30 members. The theme of which was, in a word ‘penetration’, ooh I hear, a no brainer.

If you are interested in joining the Scottish Conjurers' Association, you can download a membership application and either send it in or bring it along to one of the club nights.

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Join the Scottish Conjurers' Association

If you are interested in magic and conjuring, why not join the Scottish Conjurers' Association and come along to our meetings. We meet every 1st. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Full details of upcoming events and club nights can be found on our syllabus page.

Our Where We Meet page gives full details of the venue where we meet.

You can also download an application form in two formats:

For more information why not drop an email to the club secretary, who will assist with any questions you may have, or you can email or president, Jim Kelly, for more information.

You can see from the club syllabus that we are a very active club and always welcome new members.


Founding Father's Birthday

De Vega

De Vega (September 10, 1892 - January 9, 1971) was born Alexander Mackay Stewart in Glasgow, Scotland.

He contributed to many magazines. His first was in 1909 when he began writing for The Sphinx. Then for The Magic Wand, Sterling's Magical World and Spitari's Wizard's Annuals.

With Chris Van Bern he wrote A Whirlwind of Wizardry in 1919. De Vega travelled around with his own full length evening show in Scotland and knew most of the "greats" in the golden age of magic. He was a founding member of the Scottish Conjurers Association, a member of the Inner Magic Circle of over 50 years, a member of the British Ring and an Honorary Vice-President of Hull Magicians' Circle. He invented the Divided Lady illusion which is said to have inspired Robert Harbins' Zig-Zag Girl.


Michael Finney Lecture

Michael Finney

Forth Valley Magic Circle are hosting a lecture by the 2009 World Comedy Magic Act of the Year, Michael Finney on Tuesday 13th September.

Michael Finney's magic and comedy have taken him around the world. Comedy clubs, corporate functions, network TV - you name it, he's done it, including an appearance at the US Presidential Inaugural Ceremony. Check out Forth Valley Magic Club site for details.


The Thistle - 27th August 2011

President’s Message

Hello all and welcome to the new look website.

Firstly I’d like to thank George Price for the sterling work he has put in to build the new site which is the result of many hours of painstaking toil at the keyboard. Thanks also are due to Scott Cuthbertson, George Fitzpatrick and Mike Archibald for their input into the design and final appearance of the site.

As your new president I hope to continue the trend of interesting, informative and entertaining lectures and enjoyable theme nights with lots of participation from the members which has become something of the norm at the club. Any club is nothing without its members and the SCA is growing stronger with the addition of a number of new faces to the association. Near the end of last season we had 5 or 6 new members and the social evenings we have hosted in the city centre have attracted interest from at least 4 potentials.

This season opens with a lecture by the exciting young Scottish mentalist Colin McLeod, who recently appeared on Penn & Teller and we have Honorary Life President Eddie Dawes lecturing on the history of the SCA in October.

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