Scotland

Why an Edinburgh cat loved to hear champagne corks popping

Why an Edinburgh cat loved to hear champagne corks popping

17/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30591261
LEITH is one of Edinburgh’s swankier postcodes, as many of our readers will know. Writer Deedee Cuddihy discovered this for herself on a recent visit to friends in the district’s Constitution Street, where a bottle of bubbly was opened, immediately followed by the appearance of Mitzi, the normally shy resident cat, who had been hiding in the kitchen.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/19851551.edinburgh-cat-loved-hear-champagne-corks-popping/?ref=rss
Competitors Rally round to support the SRC

Competitors Rally round to support the SRC

16/01/2022, Scotland, Motorsport - Road Racing, Scottish Rally Championship, Article # 30589846

The management committee of the Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship are delighted to announce that Alford based company KNC Groundworks will continue into a 4th year of headline sponsorship of the Championship in 2022.


The SRC has seen company owner Kevin Crawford develop from a rallying newcomer to a regular top 20 contender over the past 5 years and it’s great that someone so new to the sport is willing to put money forward to support the championship. Kevin is hopeful of a return to some form of normality after a challenging and difficult couple of years.

“KNC Groundworks are pleased to be able to continue to support the running of the championship and the events in what we hope will be a full season of competition for the first time since 2019.

As a competitor in the championship I can appreciate at first hand the work and dedication that goes into the running of the events and the championship, all undertaken by volunteers. We are very fortunate to be able to offer financial assistance to underpin and enhance the product and the experience. Competition is always fierce but just as important is the friendship and camaraderie that is a great feature of the championship”.


In addition to KNC Groundworks, a number of other sponsors have all agreed to return or join us in 2022.


  • Royal Aero, the German based international aviation trading and service provider owned and founded by Calum MacLeod will continue their sponsorship of the live feeds from all events. Calum has regularly made the trip over from Germany himself to compete in the SRC, normally piloting his fantastic Super 2500 MG ZR, one of the most recognisible cars out on the stages.

  • Albyn Garage, Aberdeen will once again sponsor the highly competitive and popular Challengers series. As a former Challengers front runner himself, garage proprieter Simon Hay is delighted to be continuing his support in 2022. Simon very happy that a 2wd driver took the challengers title in 2021, as he says: “it shows that anyone can win it”.

  • Having supported the championship in general terms for the last 4 years Moates Offshore is stepping up to sponsor the Junior Championship for drivers and co-drivers born on or after January 1st 1997. Subaru Cup contender Mike Moates is very aware of the need to encourage young competitors in motorsport. 2021 saw Moates Offshore support a local 15 year old karter to a top 5 finish in the British Junior Kart Championship and he’s keen to help out the next generation of the SRC.

  • Richard & Peter Stewart burst back on to the scene in 2021 with their exciting new 208 R4s. The 1200cc turbocharged front wheel drive cars proved to be impressively quick straight out the box. Along with the new cars they also launched their new business venture Autoshop. New for 2022, Autoshop will be supporting the 2 Wheel Drive Championship. The Stewarts’ are no strangers to helping the SRC having previously sponsored the Subaru Cup with their UsedCarParts.co.uk business.

Championship chairman Roy Campbell welcomes the continuity that these agreements will bring to the new season.

“Kevin’s enthusiasm for and obvious enjoyment of the sport is fundamental to the new agreement which, along with all the other existing and new championship supporters, will greatly assist the management committee and the events to deliver a championship for all and provide a range of competition right through the field.

We are very much looking forward to the challenge that a new year will bring and will continue to strive to deliver a friendly and competitive championship”.

Championship regulations will be published on the championship website and registrations will open on Monday 17th January.

The calendar of events in the 2022 KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship

Date Event Location
5th March  AM Phillip Trucktech Snowman Rally  Inverness
23rd April  McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages  Elgin
29th May  Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Reivers Rally    Duns
25th June  Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally  Dunoon
23rd July  RSAC Scottish Rally  Moffat
13th August  Grampian Forest Rally  Banchory
10th September  The Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally   Castle Douglas 
22nd October  Carlisle Stages  Kielder


http://www.scottishrallychampionship.co.uk/2022/01/15/competitors-rally-round-to-support-the-src/
Troon rookie Hazel MacGarvie set for DIY approach on Ladies European Tour

Troon rookie Hazel MacGarvie set for DIY approach on Ladies European Tour

15/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30591262
THOSE of you who keep an eye on the amateur golf scene may recall the name Pia Babnik.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19849375.hazel-macgarvie-use-pia-babnik-ladies-european-tour-inspiration/?ref=rss
Sustainability to the fore as golf's green drive goes on

Sustainability to the fore as golf's green drive goes on

14/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30591263
WHEN it comes to environmentally friendly golf, those of us who are enthusiastically incompetent at this grand game are well ahead of the curve. Let’s face it, we tend to recycle the same old rubbish every time we step on to the course.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19846754.jonathan-smith-sgu-mission-make-scottish-golf-green/?ref=rss
Bryson DeChambeau insists he doesn't want to be 'super controversial' figure

Bryson DeChambeau insists he doesn't want to be 'super controversial' figure

14/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30591264
BRYSON DECHAMBEAU insists he does not want to be a “super-controversial” figure after a difficult season which made him feel like walking away from the game.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19846495.bryson-dechambeau-insists-doesnt-want-super-controversial-figure/?ref=rss
Nick Rodger: Prize money hike gives women's game a major shot in the arm

Nick Rodger: Prize money hike gives women's game a major shot in the arm

11/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30591265
I THINK it was the celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson who said something about reading a book that “makes my whole body so cold, no fire can warm me.”

https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/19837643.golf-store-2022-looking-bright---nick-rodger/?ref=rss
Scots golfer Laura Beveridge toasts husband and caddie for keeping even Keil

Scots golfer Laura Beveridge toasts husband and caddie for keeping even Keil

08/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30591266
WHEN you’re a professional golfer and your husband is your coach and occasional caddie, an 82 in the opening round of a qualifying school final would probably test the strongest of wedding vows. “He needed to do a lot of cheerleading after that to keep me going,” reflected Laura Beveridge with a chuckle. “But he’s ever the optimist.”

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19833596.scots-golfer-laura-beveridge-toasts-husband-caddie-keeping-even-keil/?ref=rss
Nicola Sturgeon gives hope of full Murrayfield for Calcutta Cup Six Nations clash

Nicola Sturgeon gives hope of full Murrayfield for Calcutta Cup Six Nations clash

06/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30581047
THE prospect of Scotland playing their Six Nations opener against England in front of a full house at Murrayfield on 5th February appeared to receive a gentle boost from Nicola Sturgeon yesterday, when she spoke about being hopeful that current Covid restrictions which limit attendance at outdoor events to 500 might be relaxed on 17th January.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19827017.nicola-sturgeon-gives-hope-full-murrayfield-calcutta-cup-six-nations-clash/?ref=rss
Novak Djokovic ordered home from Melbourne airport after Australian visa cancelled

Novak Djokovic ordered home from Melbourne airport after Australian visa cancelled

06/01/2022, Scotland, Multi Sports, Scotland Publications, Article # 30581028
Novak Djokovic has been sent home to Serbia after his Australian visa was cancelled.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19827029.novak-djokovic-sent-home-melbourne-airport-australian-visa-cancelled/?ref=rss
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