Changes planned at Jim Clark Rally

The Duns Town Stage of the Jim Clark International Rally
The Duns Town Stage of the Jim Clark International Rally

An event at this year’s Jim Clark Rally is being moved from one part of Kelso to the other.

Organisers have announced that this year’s events, scheduled to run over the weekend of Friday May 30 to Sunday June 1, will feature a number of changes, including one major re-location.

Due to a clash of dates at Kelso Racecourse, the rally service and technology park will be based on the other side of Kelso at Springwood Park Showground on Friday and Saturday before transferring to Duns for the Sunday run.

Jim Clark Rally clerk of the course Russel Blood explained: “The change will be good for the event and for spectators. Kelso Racecourse has been good to us over the years, but the Showground opens up many more possibilities.”

He added: “We are planning to put on a show in Springwood Park, but I can’t say much more than that at this stage, but given the scope of the Showground and the tarmac road running around it has given us a few ideas.”

Clerk of the course for Sunday’s Jim Clark Reivers Rally, Colin Smith said: “Russel and I have been planning this for some time, and although the bigger event will be based at the Showground in Kelso and the one-day event in Duns, we have got some exciting plans to enhance the spectator experience on the Sunday too.”