Chairman’s Message, November 2021

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all championship competitors & members.

A face to face meeting was planned for 23rd October but unsure if this would happen as previous meetings were conducted through Zoom. Good as it was you missed the personnel touch!

I can report this meeting went ahead with 11 people attending. Much was discussed and addressed.


Entry fee for 2022 was agreed to remain at £25 but will probably need to increase for 2023 to allow for increased costs

2021 results & final positions were agreed

All current members happy to continue in present positions

Small changes & corrections to constitution were discussed & agreed


All clubs present gave us positive reports on how their season had gone. No major problems reported

Monklands reported that they were looking into the possibility of introducing penalties for hitting bollards; this has always been an issue at Forrestburn . Hopefully a workable solution can be found


Was reported that following the rescue of the June events a well supported successful September events were ran.

Planning is in the early stages for 2022 events

GAC confirmed that at moment they were unable to run Alford Sprint this was due to a number of factors outwith their control. Safety, change of transport museum staff and introduction of caravan site being some of the reasons

Championship numbering, this has been discussed many times before the outcome being that the complexity outweighs the benefits. Vote 10-1 in favour of continue as is

A big thank you to all entrants, marshals & officials who competed & organised events allowing us to have a great near full season of competition

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Awards presentation/dance at the Best Western Invercarse Hotel Dundee on the 27th November (Still a small amount of tickets available)

2022 Full season ahead

Jim King

Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship Awards 2021

Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship Awards 2021

Invercarse Hotel, Perth Road Dundee

On Saturday 27th November 2021, 6pm for 6.30pm Sharp

Tickets £35 per person

We would like to invite you and your guests to join us, as together we celebrate another year of great motorsport. Join us for a 3 course dinner followed by the presentation of awards and then dancing the night away. There will also be the usual raffle to cover the cost of the band so all donations would be welcome. The band are the same as 2019 “Whiteside”.

To book your tickets please email and advise as to how many tickets you require. You will then receive an email with further details for making payment and menu selections.

We hope that as many of you as possible will join us for the whole weekend.

To book your accommodation please call the hotel directly on

01382  669231 and quote Scottish Sprint and the date (27th Nov).

Rooms are from £75 BB per room per night, This Price is also available for the Friday night if you wish to make a weekend of it.(Go on you know you want to!!)

There are a quantity of rooms reserved for us and these will go on a first come ,first serve basis

Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship Awards 2021

Chairman’s Message, May 2021

Dear all,

I would like to extend a welcome to all hillclimbers, sprinters and motor enthusiasts; here we are in 2021 and still not clear of this Covid!

The committee met on the 20th of March by Zoom which was well attended by 14 people. Much was discussed and ideas were shared as we prepare for the new season.

As near as possible a full season of events are planned for the Championship and all clubs were upbeat on the possibility of achieving this as the present Covid restrictions in Scotland are eased. Although, trying to fit in events may mean that they come thick and fast as we’re allowed to travel and socially meet.

The first meeting should be the May Kames event which has been moved to the 29th and 30th of May to give it every chance to run.

A revised start line procedure was discussed and it was noted that Motorsport UK are now allowing marshalls to touch the vehicle with sanitised hands and the wearing of gloves. This will allow the placing of vehicles on the start line as normal, if preferred to the ‘one metre box’ system adopted in Europe. New records will only be recorded if normal procedures are used, with the organising clubs making that decision on an event-by-event basis.

A digital sign-on process will be used this year which will require stricter enforcement of entry cut-off dates, therefore late entries cannot be accepted.

Ronnie Macgregor has suggested an improved system for scrutineering is being tested, which was well received by the committee (watch this space!).

It was agreed that the Championship should make more use of Facebook, in addition to email, to promote our championship and communicate with entrants. Martin Banks has kindly volunteered to look into this.

The Zoom format worked very well and it was suggested that this should continue for future meetings, however the committee will still target one in-person meeting each year.

The number of entrants for 2021 was artificially low as people seemed to be waiting to see how this season was panning out, many having purchased a MUK licence in 2020 and didn’t get the use out of it! It was agreed that the championship could do the necessary paperwork if the go-ahead was given by the entrants, therefore relieving them of this stress. The take-up of this approach has been very positive – thank you.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone for their support and input in this difficult time as we finally get our racing season underway. If anyone has any comments or suggestions for us to consider please let us know by contacting us at


Chairman’s Message, December 2020

Well that’s 2020 just about finished and I’m sure none of us will be sorry to see the end of this crazy year!!

Here at SSHC we have had a few sad events during our year, mainly first the passing of Brian Park an ambassador for our sport, always willing to help out whenever help was needed, Rob McKenna eligibility scrutineer and Trevor Park taken far too early in life. Their input was invaluable to Scottish Motor Sport and all will be sadly missed within the SSHC committee & motorsport in general.

But let’s put this and 2020 behind us as we move on to the 2021 season The Championship have penned a full years Hill climbing & Sprinting season providing restrictions & rules allow the organising clubs to do so. …
I’m sure we’re all up for this!!

The committee re-vamp has been completed, so as we go into 2021 I’m sure the new team are up for the challenges ahead.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those leaving for all their effort & hard work over the years to make the SSHC the success it is, and wish them luck in any new future endeavors going forward, so please join me in thanking Tim Thomson & Vicky Park……… All the best

As I’m writing this I hear we’re being put back into “Lockdown” not really the start we wanted to hear for 2021, but positive thinking with the help of Vaccine & careful procedures we can get on top of this early allowing us a full 2021 season!!

Finally all that’s left to do is wish one & all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Jim King
SSHC Chairman.

Chairman’s Message, November 2020

The committee held their AGM & general meeting of the SSHC recently. Various posts were up for renewal, I’m pleased to announce that myself Jim King is your new Chair Person for next 2 years, Martin Banks becoming Secretary and John Albiston filling vice-Chair these were the new positions being filled. All other roles carry on as before.

With the present Covid situation being on going it was decided to divide out excess funds to all Hosting Car Clubs, to be used for improvements or purchase of new equipment relating to Hill climb & Sprinting helping us to see the return of events in 2021
Entries received for the 2020 championship are being rolled over to 2021

I look forward to getting out and about the various venues in 2021 whether to compete or just see how everyone is coping! This being the case please feel free to contact/approach myself with any questions or ideas to make 2021 onwards a successful Championship

The Committee & I would like to thank Tim Thomson & Vicky Park for all their hard work & ideas carried out over the last few years, they will be a big miss to the Championship.

Hopefully the “New team” can look forward to a successful 2021 onwards racing season.

Regards Jim King


Chairman’s Message November 2020

Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship update June 2020

The 2020 Championship has been cancelled

It will be no surprise that following consultation with all member clubs it has been the regrettable decision to cancel the 2020 Championship.

There will be the option to carry your entry over to next year, should you require a refund please bear with us as the admin will take a while to get your bank details etc.

This is a situation none of us could foresee and particularly disappointing as this year was the 50th anniversary of the Championship, we are looking at a possible get together later in the year to celebrate this depending on where we are with the current situation.

If you have any questions please let us know

A copy of this messgae can be downloaded here: SSHCC Update June 2020

Stay Safe

Tim Thomson

Chairman – Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship

SSHC statement on 2020 season

First of all I hope you are all safe and well and if not that you are getting plenty of help in these difficult times.

As you would imagine there have been many conversations by committee members who continue to monitor the guidance from the government (local and national) and Motorsport UK.

Following the announcement by Motorsport UK to withdraw any permits until the end of June we have of course lost many events, some are discussing possible new dates but the second half of the season is already busy.

We will continue to monitor the situation with regard to reviewing the championships and their viability this year.

As a very fluid situation you will appreciate many conversations will be had before another communication is made as we continue in the background to ensure when things change we can move forward and inform you of our process going forward.

All the very best

Tim Thomson

Motorsport UK Extends Suspension of Motorsport Permits to 30th June

In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.

This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.

In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.

Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-inforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives. Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport. When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”

Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.

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.

As the National Governing Body, we would ask all Motorsport UK members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time.

We thank all of our members, organisers, officials, volunteers, staff and their families for their support during these unprecedented times.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume sporting activity as soon as we are able. We also have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.

David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, explained, “Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required. The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people. However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.

“The situation is very fluid and we will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and hope that we can resume the annual motorsport calendar at the opportune moment. In the immediate short term our efforts need to be focused on ensuring that the industry that backs up the sport has the financial support that it requires from the Government in order that it can be sustained beyond this extraordinary scenario.”

The latest UK government advice

The most recent NHS guidance

Advice for self-isolation

Government economic measures in tackling the economic impact of Coronavirus