Thursday 16 April 2020

Rally - A glimmer of hope

Plans for this year's Beatson's Mull Rally scheduled to run over the weekend of 8-11 October are still underway. Naturally the team are only too well aware that their position will have to be constantly reviewed depending on how the nation's health is being managed, but that doesn't mean they have to stop planning, or we can't keep hoping.

It's also worth noting that this annual event is not just a sporting occasion. It comes right at the end of the traditional tourist season and has in the past provided a real boost to the island economy ahead of Winter each year. Like other tourist destinations around the UK, this island, and others in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, will face a significant financial shortfall as holidaymakers are denied the chance to enjoy their various attractions and delights.   

However, other factors will have to be considered too. Will the islanders be in a position to welcome the rally and will competitors be financially able to take part? Things may well be clearer by July when the Regulations are due to be released.

So much uncertainty - but also so much desire, intent and commitment.

Fingers crossed, eh?

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