The new century brought challenges and transition. The Festival had outgrown available resources and nothing remained for club activities. Members burnt out, fell away. With Norn Innis, then Paul Winter at the helm, a decisive effort to raise its profile and build a financially viable event culminated in licensing of the Festival to independent organisers.
Members directed their energy into re-building the club, numbers steadily increased & many new faces appeared. Junior development regained momentum & indicative of time’s passage, Over 50’s & 60’s club divisions were added and the Wrecks & Relics Contest emerged.