Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Scottish Marshals Training Programme 2016

Marshals are a vital part of motorsport and the numbers needed to run a race meeting, stage rally or hillclimb can be really quite high.  Clubs across Scotland have been recruiting heavily through 2015, and we now have 274 registered marshals across Scotland.  There are also many more who haven’t yet registered but continue to provide invaluable support at events across Scotland.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

The November edition of the SACC Newsletter has just been published, with news from racing, rallying, off-road, autotests, hillclimbs and more.
Click on the image to read it online, or to download a copy of this or a previous edition, go to the Newsletter page on the SACC site.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

SACC Newsletter - October Update Published

The SACC Newsletter October Update has just been published, with news from racing, rallying, off-road, autotests, hillclimbs and more.

You can get your copy by clicking here.

For previous editions, go to the Newsletter page in the menu of the SACC site.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


8th October, Garmony Rugby Club, Isle of Mull

McRae Stages Cancelled

Coltness Car Club Announcement
McRae Rally – Cancelled
It is with deep regret that Coltness Car Club has announced the cancellation of the 2015 Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally which was scheduled to run in Perthshire on the weekend of the 3rd/4th October.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

We Won! We Won! Well, sort of.

A Scottish Association of Car Clubs team were first equal in the MSA Inter-Association Stage Rally Challenge, which was run as part of the Nicky Grist Stages.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

GoMotorsport Live Knockhill 16th August

GoMotorsport and Scottish Motor Sports, will this summer be co-ordinating a motor sport open day
at Knockhill, during the mid-season Scottish Motor Racing Championship race day. The event will be a great opportunity for members of the public to get their first taste of club motor sport and find out how easy it is to get involved.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Scottish Association of Car Clubs Meeting held in Bridge of Allan 16th June 2015

The most recent meeting was again a mixture of routine, but none the less important, procedural stuff, including vital communication from the MSA, interspaced with a very active debate on a range of related topics.
In terms of proceedings, one of the key things that clubs should be making members aware of is the ongoing high workload at the MSA. The governing body for UK motorsport looks after our interests by getting involved in all sorts of stuff including important legislation from the UK and European Governments that we might otherwise never hear about until we trip over them. One of these is a move by the EU to legislate by 2017 for mandatory 3rd party insurance for every motorised vehicle regardless of where it is used.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Reivers at the Ready

This weekend’s Jim Clark Reivers Rally marks the halfway point in the 8 round ARR Craib National Scottish Rally Championship.

First run in 1970 this year’s event will return to its roots. Tree roots, that is. Having run as a ‘Closed Public Road’ rally since 1997, using stretches of public road closed by Act of Parliament within Berwickshire, this year’s event will revert to forestry road Special Stages just over the Border in Northumberland.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

SACC Rally Time Trial Championship: Good News and Bad

Stravaigers Lodge
Fort Augustus Rally Time Trial 2015

The Stravaigers Lodge Gravel Sprint turned out to be a truly excellent day out, with a big entry of 27 competitors, perfect weather and a lot of very happy faces.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

GoMotorsport Open Day at Knockhill

GoMotorsport and Scottish Motor Sports, will this summer be co-ordinating a motor sport open day at Knockhill, during the mid-season Scottish Motor Racing Championship race day on 16th August. The event will be a great opportunity for members of the public to get their first taste of club motor sport and find out how easy it is to get involved. We are now looking for a selection of clubs to be involved in the day.

SACC Newsletter May 2015 Published

On the First of May, the first edition of the Association's newsletter was published.

It was emailed to club officials and representatives and officers of the Association, and is also downloadable from the Newsletter page.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Merrick Stages Rally to Move to the Central Belt in 2016

In a new venture, the team behind the organisation of the Merrick Stages Rally since 1990 announces that it is planning a new championship rally to take place in Central Scotland in 2016, but the Merrick will not run in 2015.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Scottish Motorsport Marshal Training Action Group

Clubs promoting motorsport events in Scotland identified some time ago that action was needed to improve recruitment, retention and training of marshals.  SACC Club representatives have heard on several occasions about the Marshalling initiative to be set up in Scotland.

But the mechanics of a workable proposal were not that easy ....

Friday, 17 April 2015

Safety Training 30th May before the Jim Clark Reivers Forest Rally

Two Safety Training Sessions will be held before the Jim Clark Reivers Forest Rally, for officials, marshals, competitors, Spectators. In Newcastle and Kelso .

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

MSA News - Scottish Motorsport Event Safety Review

A report on the Scottish Motorsport Event Safety Review in the April edition of MSA News, worth a read.
Also available is a summary of the 29 recommendations of the Motorsport Event Safety Review, plus one added by the MSA.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

SACC News: April Update

SACC News: April Update

Welcome to SACC April update. 
I am David Law and I am going to be working as communications co-ordinator for the SACC. I plan to create a newsletter style report quarterly with past and future event news; details of what clubs have been up to, links to regulations, along with any information from the SACC/MSA to help bridge the gap between the SACC and your members. The first of these will be circulated

April Update: McRae Rally Challenge

McRae Rally Challenge 

Discount Tickets for SACC Club Members

The McRae Rally Challenge is a 30 mile, two day rally spectacular primarily celebrating the 20th anniversary of Colin McRae winning the World Rally Championship. Fully backed by all the McRae family, Jimmy McRae is helping on our organising committee to bring together rally stars of the past, the present and the future, showcasing all the best eras of rallysport in the UK. 

Members of SACC clubs can obtain discounted two-day admission tickets for £15, by entering the discount code SACC15 when booked in advance on theKnockhill site.

Disability Motorsport Scotland Launch

Disability Motorsport Scotland is launching on Tuesday, April 21st at 10am, Knockhill Race Circuit with the Scottish Minister for Sport and BTCC Champion (and President of SACC) John Cleland in attendance. 

DMS are an Association that develops motorsport participation for disabled persons throughout the country, free of charge.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Stravaiger's Lodge Rally time Trial

Welcome back to the Highland Car Club, Stravaigers Lodge, Rally Time Trial.

We are heading back to Inchnacardoch forest and the usual paddock, whilst revisiting the original stage that loops the paddock last used in 2012. This gives us an increased mileage to just under two miles of stage and for a very low price of £199.

Thursday, 2 April 2015


The first round in the championship was held at Glen Gorm Castle near Tobermory on Mull. The course was a private estate track approximately 1.3 miles in length. The weather was mixed all day, with sharp showers at regular intervals although with some brighter periods.

Friday, 27 March 2015

John Cleland's Open Letter to SACC Clubs and Members

Since my appointment as President of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs in September 2014 a lot has happened not all of it immediately obvious to an onlooker.
My stated aim was to help make Scottish motorsport, its clubs and all the officials a lot more joined up with a clear strategy for the future.

Monday, 23 March 2015

SACC and the Future of Stage Rallying

If you follow any of the social media channels, it seems that everyone and their dog have a view on the future of forest stage rallying. A common thread is

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The view from Castle Bunnet: SACC AGM

The original of this report, and a lot more besides,  by John Fife is at http://www.jaggybunnet.co.uk/2015/03/18-mar-sacc-agm-and-meeting/

18 Mar: SACC AGM and Meeting

… Bunfight at Bridge of Allan … This is going to upset a few folk. So be it …
The Scottish Association of Car Clubs held their AGM and regular meeting last night in central Scotland. For the first two hours it was like watching the slow death of a kid’s favourite R/C car with a set of cheap rechargeables running on their last spark. No wonder that many of Scotland’s 50+ car clubs don’t bother to turn up to such meetings.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

The view from Castle Bunnet: Safety Review - Act Now!

The original of this report, and a lot of other good rants by John Fife, is at    http://www.jaggybunnet.co.uk/2015/03/12-mar-safety-review-act-now/ 

Written  by   jaggybunnet   on   March 12, 2015 … 

John Cleland (President of the SACC) and John Fife (Press) were invited to a meeting yesterday (11th March) at the Scottish Government’s offices in Leith. It was enlightening, positive and upbeat. It was also decidedly scary! … Be fearful, be very fearful … 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Marshals Training March/April/May 2015

SMRC Race Marshals training day at Knockhill 29/3/2015 , 8.15 sign-on for 9.00 start.   Anyone interested should contact Chief Marshal, Jim Redpath, at  j.redpath@smrc-uk.com  to register as spaces are limited.  

SDMC Rally Marshals training day at Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE.   For full programme, registration form and contact detail, see the Training page .   

Jim Clark Rally Marshals training day Kelso Showground on Saturday 30th May, the day before the Reivers. Details TBC.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The view from Castle Bunnet: Safety Review Group Presentation

The original of this report by John Fife is at  http://www.jaggybunnet.co.uk/2015/02/7173/ 

The following report is from last night’s (24th Feb) Scottish Association of Car Clubs meeting in Bridge of Allan. It’s quite a long report but if you have the interests of Scottish rallying at heart, then it should be of interest. 

As Rob Jones (MSA Chief Exec) said: “To do nothing is not an option”. 
The future of our sport is in our hands.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Guide to Social Media for Clubs

Rory Bryant of Scottish Motor Sports has produced the SMS Guide to Social Media for motor sports clubs and your copy can be downloaded here in pdf form.  

Monday, 5 January 2015

Motor Sport Club Funding Guide

The SMS guide to sources of funding that may be available to motor sports clubs in Scotland, and how to go about getting some, has been updated for 2015. 

See our Scottish Motor Sports page for more. 

A pdf copy of the  Club Funding Guide  may be downloaded there.