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Help still required for the Roger Albert Clark Rally, 21-25 November 2019

Now that the Jim Clark is over, the Roger Albert Clark is rapidly approaching. 300 Stage Miles over 32 Stages, with lots of proper rally cars. Here are details of stages that we know of, where help is still required.

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Katie's first rally!

SMMC's youngest member, 11 year old cadet marshal Katie, was helping to provide essential safety services at the Jim Clark Rally this weekend. This is her story, in her own words...

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MSN Circuit Rally Challenge, Knockhill Stages - Sunday 8 December 2019

Dunfermline Car Club is looking for radio marshals for the Knockhill Stages of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship.

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Marshals required for the Craik stages of the Roger Albert Clark Rally

Marshals and radio marshals are required for the Craik stages of the Roger Albert Clark Rally on Sunday 24th November 2019.

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Andrew Cowan, Club President

Our Club President, Andrew Cowan, passed away earlier this week. I'm sure all Club Members will join me in remembering this fine man.

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Marshals required: Rallycross, Knockhill, 20th October

Marshals are required for the final round of the 2019 Autosport International BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship at Knockhill on Sunday 20th October.

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Marshals required: Jim Clark Rally – 8/9 November 2019

It is now less than seven weeks until the roads of Berwickshire will once again echo to the sound of rally cars at speed.

To make the event happen we need your help.

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Marshals required: Kingdom Stages, ‪2 November‬

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club are looking for marshals for the Kingdom Stages at Crail Airfield ‪on Saturday 2nd November.‬ The final round of the Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship, this is always an exciting, if sometimes cold, venue.

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Marshals Development Officer Job Advert

Motorsport UK are recruiting for a new member of the Education & Training Team, with the role being solely responsible for Marshals.

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Electrified vehicles - The challenges and opportunities of the supply chain

This free lecture will address the various challenges in meeting the demand for electrified vehicles and explain the opportunities which lie ahead in the supply chain.

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Classic car owners in Northern Scotland... read on!

MotorTrend.com are producing a show filming in Scotland over the next two months, and they're looking for interesting people that drive classic or exotic cars. The route covers over 300 miles from the Applecross Peninsula to the centre of Inverness.

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How many metres do you travel per second when driving at 60mph?

Over 40 marshals gave up their free time on Saturday for a days training focused on closed road rallies.

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Scottish Forest Rally Championship Survey

Please take a moment to complete this brief survey relating to the Scottish Forest Rally Championship. A wide range of views is sought including marshals and event officials.

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Scottish Tarmac Rally Championship Survey

Following on from the online discussion around the future of stage rallying in Scotland and the recent meeting held in Stirling, the organisers of the STRC have set up a brief survey to gather a range of views specific to that championship.

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Notice of SMMC AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Fortieth Annual General Meeting of Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club Limited will be held on Wednesday 25 September 2019 in the Fowler Room, DoubleTree by Hilton, Queensferry Crossing at 19.00 hours.

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Bo’ness Revival – request for marshals

Hill climbing returns to Bo’ness this weekend for the 12th year under the organisation of the Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Club. Marshals are still required for both days with Sunday being particularly short at present.

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Request for Marshals – Doune Motocross this weekend

Round 4 of ScotMX All Comers will be held at Doune Motocross Track, Argaty, FK16 6EN, this Saturday 31 August and they are looking for marshals.

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Marshal requests - North of England and Scottish Borders

It’s typical rally weather here on my hilltop this morning! (Drizzling and misty!) There are a few requests for help for events that are coming up in the next couple of months. If you are able to help it would be good to hear from you.

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Rally Marshals training with a focus on Closed Road events - 7 September

The last quarter of 2019 sees rallying in Scotland take a major step forward with the reintroduction of closed roads rallying – the Beatson's Building Supplies Mull Rally (11-13 October) and the Jim Clark Rally (8-9 November).

The training day on Saturday 7th September has been added to the calendar to provide rally marshals with more of the knowledge required for this unique type of event.


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Marshals required for Doune: 14th and 15th September

Marshals of all levels of experience are required for the Doune Hillclimb on the 14th and 15th of September. Don't worry if you are new to motorsport, we'll make sure you are buddied up with someone who has been to the Hill before.

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SMRC Track Night, 14 August

Scottish Motor Racing Club are excited to announce that they will be running their first track night, on Wednesday 14 August at Knockhill. The evening will also act as an open evening for those looking to start racing, with opportunities to receive coaching, get a passenger lap and pick up an information pack.

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Future of Scottish Rallying – Open Meeting: 18 August, Stirling

An open meeting for everyone with an interest to give their input to help shape what our sport will look like. There is one agenda item: How can we ensure our sport survives and thrives going forward?

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Super Lap Scotland rounds 5 and 6, with the MG Trophy, BMWs and Scottish Legends - Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019

This coming weekend sees rounds 5 and 6 of Super Lap Scotland, the Rockstar Chase Series and the Scottish BMW Compact Cup kick up a gear as the season really heats up at Knockhill. For marshals, it also counts as attendance signatures to put towards qualification for the 2020 British Grand Prix.

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SMMC at the cutting edge in Albania

Last year, SMMC donated a full set of specialist extrication equipment to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA) which they have taken to Albania, along with vehicles and other equipment.

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Diana Baines receives Jim Clark Marshalling Award

Diana Baines is the 2019 recipient of SMMC’s prestigious Jim Clark Marshalling Award, recognising a significant or meritorious contribution to motor sport marshalling in Scotland.

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Anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic Indy 500 win marked with announcement on opening of new museum

The new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns will open to the public on Thursday 11 July, with a modern and vibrant celebration of Jim Clark’s incredible career and impact on motorsport around the world.

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Make a difference: race around Knockhill for charity

Let’s raise £1,000 to make a difference with men’s mental health and promote suicide awareness.

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Calling all marshals! Jim Clark Memorial Rally 2019

Registration for Marshals of all disciplines is now open and you are invited to Berwickshire over the weekend of 8th & 9th November 2019 to be part of the team working together to deliver a fantastic Jim Clark Memorial Rally in 2019.

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Urgent request - marshals still required for this weekend

Whether you are interested in a hill climb, tarmac rally or off-road action, events still require your assistance as a marshal this weekend.

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Kames Classic Car Show

We'll have "Rescue 14" on display at the Kames Classic Car Show on Sunday. Little kids, big kids, and adults who still wish they were kids can see inside one of our specialist vehicles and we'll also be demonstrating the medical and extrication equipment.

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Not interested in Tarmac events on 15/16 June?
Another event looking for marshals on the weekend of 15 / 16 June.  And this time, no tarmac in sight..... 
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Other marshaling opportunities in June

You will have seen the notification on Wednesday of the Super Lap Scotland event at Knockhill on 15 / 16 June.  Two other events that weekend are also looking for marshals:

  • Doune Hill Climb; including rounds of the British Championship; and
  • The UK Rally Scene Summer Stages Rally at Crail.

A great variety of events all looking for your support.

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Motorsport marshals in Pole Position

David Halley talks to RockSport Radio about the huge contribution that marshals make to motorsport and the wide range of things that we get involved in.

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Super Lap Scotland Rounds 3 and 4: June 15/16th, Knockhill

KMSC (Knockhill Motor Sports Club) are looking for marshals at theSuper Lap Scotland Rounds 3 and 4 taking place over the weekend of 15th and 16th June at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

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Marshals required – RSAC Scottish Rally, Saturday 18 May

The 2019 RSAC Scottish Rally, which is running on Saturday 18 May, still needs a substantial number of marshals of all disciplines, as well as six radio crews to enable the event to run safely.

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The Jim Clark Memorial Rally - 8/9 November 2019

The annual Jim Clark Memorial Rally is back under Starter's Orders. Following the final completion of new legislation by the Scottish Government this week, the way is now open to bring the rally back to Berwickshire.

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Closed road motor sport legislation covering Scotland becomes law today

The Scottish Government has today passed legislation that permits motorsports events, such as stage rallies, hill climbs and trials of speed, on closed public roads in Scotland.

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Granite Stages at Leuchars - Saturday 4th May

Marshals of all disciplines are needed to assist in this latest round of the Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Championship, AS Performance North of England Tarmac Championship, and the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge 2019.

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Speyside Stages - Saturday 20th April

There’s still time to volunteer for the McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages, the next round of the Motorsport UK KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship.

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Radio Operators required – Pirelli International Rally, Saturday 27 April

Radio Operators are still required for this round of the British Rally Championship

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SMS 2020-2024 Strategy Planning Consultation - Have your Say!

SMS are now moving into the planning stage of the creation of the 2020-2024 Motorsports Strategy for Sportscotland. In order to be able to help generate a strategic direction that best supports the needs of our sport, EVERYONE with an interest in motorsports in Scotland is invited to contribute and have their say.

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Request for Marshals - Memorial Garden Stages Rally

The Memorial Garden Stages Rally takes place at the Royal Marines Condor Base near Arbroath on Saturday 13th April and needs your help.

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Promoting motorsport to local communities

This year, we're attending a few events to promote SMMC and interest in motorsport in general. Please come and say hi if you’re coming to any of these events, and please encourage friends, family and colleagues to visit too.

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Request for Marshals - Doune Hill Climb

Marshals, irrelevant of your level of experience, are required for the first Hill Climb of the year at Doune.  

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Obituary: Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson was a valued, respected and loved member of the Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club.

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March Marshalling Opportunities

Three events during March that are looking for marshals.

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SMRC Race Marshals' Training Day, Sunday 3rd March 2019

SMRC are running their annual training day for race marshals on Sunday 3rd March 2019 at Knockhill Circuit.

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Motorsport on Closed Public Roads - Transport Scotland publishes analysis of responses

An overwhelming majority of respondents support the introduction of a two stage application process with the appropriate Motorsports Governing Bodies and Local Road Authorities at the heart of that process.

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Urgent Request for Marshals - Grant Construction Stages, Sunday 24 February

Marshals are still required for the Grant Construction Stages at Knockhill this coming Sunday.

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Banjul or Bust: challenge4000.co.uk

SMMC members Vicky Lang and Charlie Denny are among ten intrepid explorers who are leaving their comfort zones and undertaking a 4000-mile journey to deliver rescue vehicles, mobile clinics and patient transport vehicles to Banjul in the Gambia.

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Urgent Message from the Organisers of the 2019 Snowman Rally

Further to an extensive review of the stages all week and today, the decision has been made to CANCEL the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally on Saturday 9th February.

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Request for marshals - Greenpower Events

Help to marshal at various events around Scotland where teams of students aged nine to 25 design and build an electric car to race at Greenpower events.

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Update to SMMC Privacy Policy

We have updated our Privacy Policy to include three new sections about Member Benefits, Photographs and Cookies.

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Reminder: respond now to closed roads consultation

If you haven't already done so, we would urge Club members to respond to the Transport Scotland consultation on proposals to enable closed-road motorsport. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday.

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Urgent request for marshals - The Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally

In just two weeks time (9 February) the first round of the KNC Groundworks 2019 Scottish Rally Championship will take place in the forests surrounding Inverness. Marshals of all disciplines are urgently required to help run the event.

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Welcome to our new website

We have launched a new website! It's available on your computer, tablet or mobile device at the same web address: www.smmc.org.uk. Our new website has been a long time coming. We think it's been worth the wait. We hope you do too.

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Good wishes for the festive period!

SMMC Chair Nick Clarke thanks members for their efforts this year.

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Motorsport UK Radio Training, 13 January 2019

This training is open to all marshals and officials who make use of, or are interested in the use of, radios for safety communications on events.

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Motorsport on Closed Public Roads - Transport Scotland launches public consultation

The SMMC welcomes the news that Transport Scotland has launched a public consultation on proposals to enable motorsport on closed public roads.

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MSN Circuit Rally Challenge, Knockhill Stages - Sunday 9 December 2018

Dunfermline Car Club are looking for 14 radio marshals.

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Motorsport UK Operational Guide for Radios, and Radio Marshals Handbook

Motorsport UK has updated the Operational Guide for Radios and the Radio Marshals Handbook has also been revised.

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