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The Tam Sneddon Award

The Tam Sneddon Memorial Trophy was inaugurated shortly after Tam died in 1976. He was a long standing and very active member of Clydebank Sub Aqua Club, holding the post of Treasurer for very many years. Tam took his job very seriously and made sure that the Club had a firm financial footing.


He very sadly and suddenly died as he was about to enter the water to enjoy his favourite sport of Scuba Diving.


The Branch decided to honour the name of Tam Sneddon by awarding a Trophy to the member of the Branch who had done the most to promote and encourage scuba diving in Clydebank Sub Aqua Club in the preceding year.



1977        Jim Cummings

1978        Colin Watson

1979        Gordon Downie

1980        E.A.Smith

1981        Jack Morrison

1982        David Bickerstaff

1984        Mark Don

1985        Anne Downie

1986        Bernie McIlvenny

1987        Adam Curtis

1988        Irene Smith

1989        Jim Montgomery

1990        William Currie

1991        Jim Hoggan

1992        Ronnie Scaglione

1995        Gordon Downie

1996        Kevin Millar

1997        Joe McInally

1998        Alan Hubbard

1999        Brian Tierney

2000        George Kinniburgh

2001        Jack Morrison

2002        Michelle Morgan

2003        David Mandelson

2004        Graeme Hollinsworth

2005        Debbie Girvan

2006        Iain Kennedy

2007        Catherine Kenny

2008        Joe McInally

2009        Keith Waugh

2010        Thomas Burke

2011        Brian Tierney

2012        Michelle & John Morgan

2013        Andrew Sinclair

2014        Gordon Anderson

2015        Joe McInally

2016        Craig Ralston

2017        David Richford

2018        Michelle Morgan

2019        John Kerr

2020        Niall Brittain

2021        Andrew Sinclair

2022        David Ryrie

2023        John Morgan

2024        Harry Ellicott



The format for voting for the recipient of the Tam Sneddon Award changed slightly thid year, giving the whole branch membership the opportunity to vote for who they thought should receive the award. Once the nominations had been received then previous winners of the trophy were then invited to vote for this year’s winner.

This year the winner showed enthusiasm and dedication to completing his training in a very timely manner, whilst also being the first branch member since Clydebanksac became affiliated to the British Sub Aqua Club to achieve his BSAC Ocean Diver award, having only joined the branch back in August 2023.This year’s winner is Harry Ellicott.

Congratulations to Harry and we hope he will go on to achieve further diving qualifications.

(Text by Gordon Anderson)

(Photo: Craig Ralston)

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