The Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally

The 46th Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally will take place on Saturday 14 September 2019.

The event marks the 20-year anniversary of sponsorship from Dumfries-based Construction and Waste specialists, The Armstrong Group, who have backed the event since the year 2000. The event would also not be possible without the support of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Major Festivals & Events Strategy.

The Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally has acted as the final round of the popular Scottish Rally Championship since 2016, and was voted ‘Best Event’ in the seven-round series in 2017. The 2019 KNC Groundworks Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship finale will be contested over a 45-mile event of National B status.

In 2019, the British Rally Championship will also be decided in Galloway for the first time, after organisers were approached to join the series as the only Scottish round, accompanying four other events across the British Isles and one in Belgium. Competitors from across Great Britain and the island of Ireland will tackle a longer route of National A status, which will take in 75 miles of gravel tests in the Galloway forests.

Competitors should note that the National A and National B status events will run alongside one another, and will not follow precisely the same route. It is the full intention of the event promoters, Solway, Machars and East Ayrshire Car Clubs, that both events will be given equal priority status, and that all competitors have an enjoyable 2019 Galloway Hills Rally.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Whether you are interested in local culinary treats, the thrill of speed, or a slightly more cultural offering, Galloway has something in store for all this Autumn.

Scotland will host the Grand Depart of the 2019 Tour of Britain on Saturday 7 September, with stage one beginning in Glasgow and finishing in Kirkcudbright; the seaside town will host the ‘sprint’ finish’ on the main street, preceded by a day of family-centred activities.

In neighbouring Castle Douglas, the 3rd annual Harvest Food Festival will take place over the weekend of 7/8 September, offering the chance to celebrate local food and drink centred around the wonderful, independent high street.

The Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally will offer a high-octane day out in the vast forests of Galloway on 14 September, where the 2019 Champions of both Scotland and Britain will be crowned on this popular one-day motorsport event.

MORE THAN JUST MOTORSPORT

Following the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally, Stranraer will host a three-day celebration of the area’s unique coastal heritage, its culture, its people and its fabulous wealth of local produce, from 13-15 September, as the town hosts it’s second Oyster Festival after the huge success in 2018.

A ten-day literary celebration in Scotland's National Book Town will follow from 27 September until 6 October, when the annual Wigtown Book Festival marks its 21st anniversary in the Wigtownshire market town.

This varied collection of fabulous Autumn events, which are all recipients of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Major Festivals and Events Strategy funding, will close with the Kirkcudbright Festival of Light from 10-13 October.