UPDATE ON PROGRESS OF CLOSED-ROAD MOTORSPORT IN SCOTLAND
Motor Sports Association (MSA) and Scottish Motors Sports (SMS) have
attended the second meeting of the motorsports on public roads advisory
group in advance of a public consultation on developing new legislation
facilitating closed-road motorsport in Scotland.
The findings of
any consultation will assist and inform the development of future
regulations allowing motorsport to take place on closed roads. It is
part of an ongoing process, however all parties are optimistic that the
initial public consultation will be published in the coming weeks.
Richards CBE, MSA Chairman, said: "We are incredibly grateful for the
support of Transport Scotland and all the agencies involved at this
vital stage of the process. This is a further step towards re-instating
some iconic motorsport events in Scotland, that have brought so much to
their local communities, whilst providing the potential for new events
to join the motorsport calendar in the future."
Tom Purves, SMS
Chairman, said: "This meeting was yet another positive milestone with
our stakeholder group to help inform Transport Scotland and shape any
potential future legislation that offers so much to numerous
communities in Scotland, who we hope will soon see similar benefits
enjoyed in other parts of the United Kingdom."
implementation of legislation, first in England and then in Wales,
empowered local authorities to suspend the Road Traffic Act for
authorised motorsport events and now Transport Scotland are committed
to further exploring the pathway to introducing similar provisions
through the Scottish Parliament.