USS Alba


CO: COMM Eilidh Montgomery

(Pictured... P.S. She's the Vulcan!)

XO: COL Ian Struthers


SHIP CLASS: Sovereign

MOTTO: "A'dol Gu Urranta"

(Going Boldly)

CHAPTER TYPE: Correspondence

CITY OF CHARTER: Edinburgh, Scotland

NEWSLETTER: Fasdaich! (Engage) Published 6 times a year (Editors: Chief of Comms Lt Lynn Cowan and Assistant Chief of Comms Lt Georgina Merry)

COMMS: We are the longest established SFI

chapter in Scotland with members not just in Scotland, but also in England, Germany and the United States of America.  As many of the members are based in Edinburgh, the home port of the Alba, we try to

meet up regularly, but also engage in online activities such as movie nights, and also ship-wide scenario role play such as security alerts which gives everyone the chance to respond online as they would in an

emergency.  The crew of the Alba are very dynamic and at least one member if not more attends every event that happens in Scotland, and elsewhere.

A Welcome Note from the CO:

Sarlah etek dvin-tor! (We come to serve)

The USS Alba is the longest established Scottish based chapter within STARFLEET International, and the only Scottish Starship chapter.  Our members are located all over Scotland, as well as in England, Wales, Germany and the USA.  The Star Trek actor Max Grodénchik, and TV personality Lorraine Kelly are also members!  The Alba crew all work together to enjoy Star Trek and to work on real life projects including activities such as designing comm badges, giving First Aid presentations, and watching Star Trek episodes and films together.  We also enjoy making the most of our fictional ship and run regular role-play games such as security exercises and battle drills!  The crew also meet up regularly for sci-fi cons in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen as well as other social events such as the Alba’s birthday celebrations every November.

The main underlying element to the Alba’s success as a chapter is that every member of the crew believes in Gene Roddenberry’s dream for the future, and makes that a part of their life on board the Alba, and in their daily lives off the ship.  As we come from many backgrounds, cultures, and lands, we embrace the Vulcan philosophy of IDIC and this is very important to every crew member.

Should you wish to join the Alba you will be made very welcome and as a new member it is important that you set your level of interaction with the group.  There is no obligation or expectation to take part in events or dress up in uniforms etc (unless you want to!), we just want our members to feel comfortable and have fun on the Alba!

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Dif-tor heh smusma! (Live long and prosper)

FCAPT Eilidh D. Montgomery

Commanding Officer

Find out what it is that touches you most deeply.  Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it.  Live with it and nurture it.  Find your own way and make your own contribution.

-Leonard Nimoy

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