September 12th, 2020
2020 Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally: Statement
Following the implications of the latest government announcements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great disappointment that the management committee announce that the 2020 Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally rescheduled for 31st October will now not take place this year.
The committee were hopeful that with continued steady progress out of the crisis, a successful and safe rally was possible. We were also mindful that this could give many of the local businesses who support our event each year, as well as those who rely on motorsport for their livelihood, a much-needed financial boost.
However, taking into account the latest changes in lockdown guidance this week, coupled with the fact that there remains no relaxation for the multiple occupancy of vehicles in the Motorsport UK ‘Back on Track’ Appendix for Scotland, we have been left with little choice but to cancel.
To those who took the time to complete the pre-event survey in the last few weeks, and had expressed an interest to compete or assist, we thank you for your support. Of the 276 responses, made up of a split of 118 Competitors and 158 Marshals/Officials, only 4% of the total feedback received was negative.
We wish to pay special thanks to our long-standing headline sponsor, The Armstrong Group, as well as the whole team at the Southern Scotland region of Forestry and Land Scotland, and both Cllr. Adam Wilson and Ian Barr of Dumfries and Galloway Council, for their continued positive support towards the event.
The Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally will return one year today, on Saturday 11th September 2021, with a 45-mile event in the Galloway forests.