2014 SMUHA Torch Making
Work on making torches for the 2014 SMUHA started on Monday 23rd September 2013. Torchmaking & galleybuilding were
once again combined into the new Cunningsburgh shed this year. Of the torches left over from the 2012 SUMHA - 80 were
previously cemented & steeped - and 301 in total were available for use in 2014. A total of 671 torches were made by the 18th
Running total of torches made.
Andrew Hutton makes a torch.
Torch cementing took place on the 1st March 2014. Around 300 torches were cemented in about 2 hours.
As usual torch steeping took place the day before SMUHA (13th March). During the course of the day over 400 torches torches were steeped in parrafin
ready for use during the evening procession the following day.
2014 Torchboys: L to R (seated): Dale Smith, Malcolm Smith, Murray Arthur, Michael Farmer, 2014 Jarl Keith Lobban, Liam Mullay, Leonard Christie, David
Smith - (standing): Karl Davidson, Gary Irvine, Shaun Adamson, Kenny Harper, James Jamieson, Brydon Robertson, Ally Watson, Lowrie Shearer, Sonny
Murray. Not in picture: James Farmer, Brydon Work, Darren Johnson, Ian Bray, Andrew Hutton.