Tuesday, 31 March 2020

SAMSC Statement on SMS

It is with considerable sadness that I am sharing the news with you that today sees the end of the Scottish Motor Sport (SMS) project. Please see attached the formal notification of this issued by Motorsport UK today. Also attached is a note from Kevin Ferguson, the SMS partnership manager at sportscotland giving a little more background.
Kevin was due to speak to us at our meeting on 17th March before it was cancelled.

SMS was established in 2011 as a project vehicle through which to approach the Scottish Government, via Sportscotland, to secure an investment of public funds to help develop motorsport in the same way that such funding supports many other sports. Since then, SMS has been a collaboration between the governing body of two-wheel motorsport in Scotland, the Scottish Auto Cycle Union, and the governing body of four-wheel motorsport in the UK, Motorsport UK.

sportscotland and SMS statement

23rd March 2020
Mr Peter Weall
Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs

Dear Peter

I wanted to provide a clear update to you and your associate clubs on how sportscotland, as
the national agency for sport, is investing in motorsport in Scotland.

Over the past six years, we have chosen to invest in Scottish Motor Sports (SMS). SMS is a
strategic partnership between Motorsport UK and Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU). Our
investment has always been for the development of grassroots two- and four-wheel

Scottish Auto Cycle Union and Motorsport UK Conclude SMS Partnership

31 March 2020

The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) and Motorsport UK today announced the conclusion of the Scottish Motor Sports (SMS) partnership.

The partnership was established in 2011 as a collaboration between the governing body of two-wheel
motorsport in Scotland, the SACU, and the governing body of four-wheel motorsport in the UK, Motorsport UK.

The collaboration benefited from historic funding from the Scottish Government through sportscotland which has allowed it to focus on a number of grassroots sports and club development initiatives.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Motorsport UK COVID-19 Update

It is with regret that Motorsport UK is suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until at least 30th April 2020. This suspension follows the latest guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. This position will be constantly reviewed given prevailing information. 

Monday, 24 February 2020

Marshals Training Coming Shortly

Marshals Training available in Scotland in the next few months includes 
Race marshals at Knockhill, Closed Road Rally marshals in Duns, Stage Rally and Cross Country marshals in Dumfries, Dunoon, Stonehaven. Other dates TBC will include Speed and Cross Country marshalling, plus Rescue and Recovery. Details, registration links and updates on the Training page.

Friday, 14 February 2020

SAMSC Scottish Autotest Championship 2020

The second season of the new-style Scottish Autotest Championship will have nine events, and will get under way on the first of March, when 750MC  run the opening round in Forfar.

Championship Events:

SAMSC Scottish Navigational Rally Championship

The 2020 Scottish Navigational Rally Championship (SNRC) is ready to go, and the first round will be on the evening of 22nd/23rd February 2020. 

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Marshals Social Event Saturday 8th Feb. (And optional Rally Marshals Training during the day)

We can't wait to see you all again at the 2020 Marshals Social on Saturday 8th February at The Adamson Hotel, Crossford, Dunfermline.
As last year was such a blast, we are expanding this year and running a Marshals Training day as well to allow us to get even more from the day.
We know how important our tummies and beauty sleep are, especially after a days training and in advance of a few ‘sherbets’, so there’s a fixed price dinner option and a 10% discount if you wish to stay overnight. Just mention the Motorsport event when booking, the overnight discount is available for both the Friday and the Saturday nights.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Scottish Autotest Championship 2019 - Results, and Presentation of Awards

Hi all
          I hope you are all well and looking forward to Xmas, thank you all very much for supporting the 2019 Scottish Autotest Championship, and lets hope you can support it next year and hopefully we can get some more registered competitors.

The final results for competitors entering at least 3 events are as follows

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

RS Clubman Licence new for 2020 - and it's FREE

For 2020 Motorsport UK is introducing the requirement for all competitors to hold a new RS Clubman licence as a minimum, which will be free of charge. If you compete, but don’t currently hold a licence you will need to apply for this. These changes will affect Autotests, Trials, Cross Country, Road Rallying, 12 Cars and Scatters. Passengers will also now be required to hold an RS Clubman licence. The RS Clubman licence can be applied for online from 18 November and aims to encourage more grass roots participation, as well ensuring all Motorsport UK event competitors are covered by comprehensive insurance. Additionally, licence holders will have access to Motorsport UK’s Member Benefits Programme that includes the new upgraded personal accident cover.

You can apply online from 18/11/19, but you can also apply at the event with a paper form and a photograph.

Again, it's FREE.