By enthusiasts, for enthusiasts


SHRC is the club for people who believe in Hill Rallies: people who want to be involved in organising them; people who want to be involved in running them; people who want to compete in them.

Thank you all for the level of interest in this year’s Scottish “Borders” Hill Rally.  You will see from the list of received entry applications that we now have well in excess of our maximum entry for the event and the Secretary of the Meeting is now sifting through the entries to confirm which of these applications will be allocated a formal entry in the event.  This process is tricky and will follow the rules laid down in the Supplementary Regulations so that the entries will go to the those people who have both submitted a completed entry form, and where we have received payment,  in receipt order.  Where people have paid by cheque this is the date that the letter was postmarked, and so checking this may take a couple of days.
Helen is working as fast as she can and whilst we appreciate that this will be a nervous time, we would ask for a little patience whilst we get this right to deliver the fairest outcome for you all.  We would dearly like to increase the maximum entry to allow more of you to compete, but regrettably we are limited by the space on site, and the constraints of our time schedule and so the absolute maximum we can accept is 50 competitors.
Thank you for your patience and we will inform you all of the outcome and publish the list of accepted entries as fast as we can.

Hill Rally – 19th & 20th November 2016

Following the success of the 2015 Scottish Borders Hill Rally the Organising Committee and the Scottish Hill Rally Club (SHR Club Ltd) are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the 2016 event. This year’s event is once again the final round of both the Hill Rally Championship, and the Defender Challenge by Bowler Motorsport, and we are delighted to be able to welcome competitors from both championships to Southern Scotland.

Chris Bird, "Borders" 2015. (c) Mark Deamer

Chris Bird, Overall winner 2015

Set in the picturesque area around St. John’s Town of Dalry, in Dumfries and Galloway, we are very fortunate to have been invited back to our regular venue at Forrest Estate. This private forestry site provides for fast graded Cat A routes, with something a bit more challenging along the way.

New for 2016 we will be splitting the night stage and replacing it with two slightly shorter stages to help with the smooth and safe running after dark. We are also planning to start earlier on Saturday, and a little later on Sunday morning. This will help us get the marshals in at a civilised hour, and provide you with a similar length of event, whilst keeping the Awards ceremony at approximately the same time on the Sunday.

The event remains at National B – so a Clubman Licence is the minimum required, with a wide tyre choice – provided they are listed in the All Terrain or Mud Terrain lists in the Blue Book. The entry fee of £450 is discounted for early entries and to recognise our commitment to attract new competitors into Hill Rallying we are continuing our discount for novice crews. There will be no public highway sections this year, so no requirement for road tax or MOT.

Edd Cobly, "Border" 2015. (c) Mark Deamer

Edd Cobly, Winner of Defender Challenge 2015

Following the popularity of last year’s event we will continue with the slightly larger maximum entry of 50 – the absolute maximum we can fit into the central service area. The same high quality results and local catering services are already booked.

Service will be very compact so we are asking you to tell us about your service vehicles, any fellow competitors they are sharing with etc on the entry form so that we can arrange the parking in service in advance.

The Supplementary Regulations are available for download, and the online entry form will be available from the 1st of August.


Results for the 2015 event are available from North East Results Service, with a rich variety of information (top 10 stage times, top speeds, etc)

The hour-long video of the event, produced by AJK TV, and sponsored by BritPart, is available on-line:

Scottish Cross Country Championship

SHRC in a member of the consortium that runs the championship, with SLROC and SORC

For further details on SCCC events, refer to the SCCC web site.

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