Motorsport UK and Forestry and Land Scotland finalise landmark agreement until 2030 for rally and motorsport events

Wednesday 04 May 2022

Motorsport UK and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) have finalised a landmark agreement that lays the foundation for rallies and other motorsport events to continue on forestry land in Scotland through to 2030.

Under the agreement, Motorsport UK member clubs can continue to request permission to organise rally and motorsport events and practice sessions on access roads and tracks within the FLS estate. In addition, Motorsport UK will be permitted to carry out training sessions for event officials and marshals.

Furthermore, FLS and Motorsport UK will work together to ensure events are aligned to Motorsport UK’s Sustainability Strategy to ensure there are no adverse impacts on the environment.

Motorsport UK has an ambitious Sustainability Strategy to support the organisations operations as well as members, clubs and the wider motorsport community. Initiatives include the development of a carbon calculator tool to help clubs calculate their emissions, as well as promoting sustainable fuels across rally events and all motorsport activities.

Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK CEO, commented, “Scottish rallying is steeped in rich heritage, and we are delighted to announce a long-term agreement with Forest and Land Scotland.

“We are committed to maintaining this heritage and look forward to working with FLS in the future to bring motorsport to the Scottish forests through to 2030.

“Motorsport UK has an ambitious Sustainability Strategy and we are supporting our member clubs to ensure they are equipped with best practice in environmental sustainability to safeguard the UKs forests and reduce the footprint of our events.”

Motorsport UK member clubs wishing to run rally or motorsport events on FLS land are requested to contact the Forestry Liaison Officer as published in Appendix 5(a) of the Motorsport UK Yearbook.