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Vintage motor racing event gears up for a historic success

Press Release   •   Aug 04, 2017 11:34 BST

Bo’ness Revival – on 2 and 3 September - is amongst 14 forthcoming events taking place across the country which are benefitting from a share of £145,500 in the latest awards round of EventScotland’s National Funding Programme.

The event, in the stunning surroundings of the Kinneil Estate, has been awarded £8,500, which is being used to hire large spectating screens and trackway for the public car park, improving the overall visitor experience.

Now in its tenth year (and formerly known as Bo’ness Speed Hill Climb and Motoring Heritage Weekend) Bo’ness Revival will feature two action-packed days of racing, with vintage cars dating from 1904 to 1973, as well as a classic car show, trade stands, market stalls and children’s attractions. The event, which is a very popular fixture in the UK Hill Climbing calendar as well as a great day out, continues to grow in stature each year.Last year it won the prestigious 2016 Ford-sponsored Jim Clark Memorial Award by The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers.

Kenny Baird, Chairman of Bo’ness Revival said: We were very fortunate to be awarded EventScotland funding last year and are thrilled to have received further support this year to help us achieve our aim for Bo’ness Revival to become widely recognised as one of the UK’s top motoring heritage events.”

Liz Buchanan MBE, VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director, said: “This is our Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, so it’s fitting that Bo’ness Revival has won funding for a celebration of Scotland’s oldest racing venue and our country’s great motoring heritage.

“These awards help regional events create an even more attractive proposition to attract spectators, raise the area’s profile, support local communities and help maintain Scotland’s reputation as a great destination for events. With HorsePower taking place at The Helix the following weekend, September is shaping up to be a great time for visitors to explore everything the Falkirk area has to offer.”

The National Funding Programme supports the strategic delivery of events taking place outside Edinburgh and Glasgow with the aim of driving domestic tourism, delivering economic impact for local communities, and generating media profile for Scotland.

Enabling existing events to expand what they offer visitors, extend their marketing reach and enhance the on-site experience of attendees are just some of the ways that National Funding Programme support is used to help regional events continue to flourish and grow further. This in turn strengthens Scotland’s overall events portfolio – a major contributor to our national economy.

The National Funding Programme plays a vital role in maintaining Scotland’s reputation as the ‘perfect stage’ for events. The programme is key to ensuring that the country has an exciting, vibrant portfolio of annual events promoting Scotland’s cultural heritage and delivering positive for local communities.

The full list of events which received support in the latest (Round 35) awards from EventScotland’s National Funding Programme is as follows:

  • British Transplant Games, North Lanarkshire: 27 – 30 July (£25,000)
  • MugStock Festival, East Dunbartonshire: 28 – 31 July (£6,000)
  • Aberdeen Mela, Aberdeenshire: 30 July (£9,700)
  • European Dodgeball Championships 2017, Wishaw: 8 – 20 August (£9,500)
  • Scotland’s Salmon Festival, Highlands: 29 August – 2 September (£5,856)
  • St Andrews Photography Festival, Fife: 1 – 30 September (£5,500)
  • Electric Fields, Dumfries & Galloway: 1 – 2 September (£11,500)
  • Skyline Scotland, Highlands: 1 – 3 September (£12,000)
  • Bo’ness Revival, Falkirk:2 – 3 September (£8,500)
  • BOWFest, Argyll: 8 – 10 September (£6,000)
  • The Highland Military Tattoo, Highlands: 8 – 10 September (£19,000)
  • Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017 , Highlands: 13 – 15 October (£10,500)
  • The Spree, Renfrewshire: 13 – 22 October (£10,500)
  • Colours of Cluny, Moray Speyside: 8 – 19 November (£6,000)

For more information on the Bo’ness Revival, visit: http://www.bonesshillclimb.org.uk/

ENDS

For further information contact:

Ellen Drummond, VisitScotland Corporate Press Officer

T: 0141 566 4019; M: 07801 820757; E: ellen.drummond@visitscotland.com

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