Mull Rally will return this year, organisers reveal

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The Mull Rally will return this year after MSPs backed legislated to allow closed-road motorsport to take place in Scotland.

Due to insurances issues, the rally has not taken place since 2016.

This year will be particularly special, as it marks 50 years since cars first rallied up Glen Aros.

And the organisers have ‘no intention of letting the golden anniversary of Britain’s foremost closed-road rally pass without celebration’.

The Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally 2019 will take place from October 11-13, which has been approved by Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council.

October 11 will mark 1,089 days since John MacCrone and Stuart Loudon won the renowned event.

Clerk of the course Andy Jardine said: ‘The island has missed the event over the past two years, but the sport has missed it as well. Mull is such a special rally for lots of people.

‘Our thanks to everyone at Transport Scotland for pursuing this legislation and for enabling the event to come back in time for the 50th anniversary.

‘We also have to express our thanks to Duncan Brown and the Saltire Rally club for all they have done on the Targa Rally and Gravel Sprint over the past two years to keep motorsport alive on this beautiful island.’

Organisers said that additional support for the rally has been applied for and granted by Event Scotland.