Saturday, 24 April 2021

Update on Covid19 and Event Resumption in Scotland

 Following the announcement last week that travel within Scotland is now allowed for leisure purposes. the First Minister confirmed on Tuesday that the next stage of relaxing Covid19 restrictions would go ahead as planned with effect from Monday 26th April. I am delighted to confirm that, following formal agreement with Scottish Government, this includes competitive motorsport events running with Motorsport UK permits.

I am however disappointed that, despite strong representation being made, the Scottish Government has not given agreement to allow two competitors in a car which means that rallies and other disciplines with a driver and passenger are still not allowed in Scotland.  Efforts will continue to get some movement on this issue.

An updated version of the Scotland specific guidelines has been agreed and has today been made available on the Covid-19 page of the Motorsport UK website. Clubs intending to organise events should read through all of the available material, not just the Scotland page, to ensure they meet all of the compliance requirements for running a Covid19 safe event. Note in particular that spectators are not allowed and total numbers on site are also limited. These points may change in future phases of easing restrictions. Clubs should also make sure they engage fully with the venues they want to use to make sure they comply with any local requirements which may. Overnight stays are allowed within the guidelines applicable to the hospitality sector.

The team at Motorsport UK, led by John Ryan, have worked very hard to gain approval from Scottish Government to allow out sport to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to follow all of the rules and guideline to show motorsport in a good light.

Regards

Pete Weall

Chairman

Monday, 9 November 2020

Social Media Marketing webinars for clubs - starting this Tuesday 10 November at 19:00

Tuesday 10th November at 19:00, we have the first of our Monthly Marketing Show webinars in association with ContentCal.

Clubs are always looking for ways in which they can raise awareness of their activities and attract new members, particularly younger ones. It is a fact that social media is now the most effective way of achieving this.

However, simply putting posts on your Facebook page is only the starting point - in order to widen the reach of your social media output you need to utilise many more of the tools at your disposal. The good news is that many of these are free.

 

This series of webinars will teach you how to use these tools effectively, how to put together a content plan, and some simple techniques for reaching interested audiences that may currently be outside of your club's engagement methods.

 

To register, please go to the Club Webinars page on our website here: https://www.motorsportuk.org/clubs-organisers/club-webinars/

 

Regards,

Ian

 

Ian Berry

Head of Sport Promotion

 

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Carrera Pandemica virtual tour of the Highlands and NE Scotland, 26-29 October 2020

 


Coming to a tabletop near you, the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club present La Carrera Pandemica, a four day virtual Tour of the Highlands and North East Scotland.

Saturday, 29 August 2020

RESTART! Leuchars Autosolo/Autotest/PCA 20-Sep-2020

 I hope you are all well and getting back to some sort of normality and looking forward to participating in Motor Sport again in Scotland.

GMSC are holding an AutoSolo, Autotest and Production Car Autotest at Leuchars Army Base on Sunday September 20th 2020, there will be an All Forward option in the Autotest and P.C.A.

The event is being held within the current Scottish Government guidelines on maximum outdoor gathering size.

Monday, 24 August 2020

More Training Dates Announced

 New online training webinars:

  • Speed Events
    Tuesday 25th August, 7pm
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  • Intro to Marshalling/Personal Safety
    Tuesday 29th September, 7pm
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  • Understanding Cross Country Events - Trials, Comps and Challenge Events
    Tuesday 27th October, 7pm
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  • Incident Handling/Fire Theory
    Tuesday 24th November, 7pm
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  • In Conversation with ... Christmas Special
    Tuesday 29th December, 7pm
    Register Now

More news on the Training Site

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Andy Wilson Autotest Postponed

Unfortunately Glenrothes MSC will have to postpone the Andy Wilson Autotest / AutoSolo scheduled for Saturday 01st August at Knockhill, as we will be unable to run the event within the current guidelines from Sport Scotland.

We will continue
 to work with our partners at Knockhill Racing Circuit to establish an alternative date, hopefully in the near future to get club motorsport up and running in Fife.

Could you please let me know if you want your entry fee carried on to the rescheduled event or refunded.

Bill Creevy
Scottish Autotest Championship Co-ordinator
 

Saturday, 18 April 2020

New Dates for Marshals Training - Live Online

The SAMSC (Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs) training team are running a series of one hour training webinars, live online on Zoom.

Each webinar starts at 10am on a Saturday morning and lasts for one hour. 
You can sign in with a computer, tablet or smartphone
You'll receive a certificate as evidence of a module completed for your Personal Record Card.

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
Chairman
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
motorsport.

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.