Inveraray Castle set for celebrities and classic cars
THE INAUGURAL Argyll Festival of Performance will see a host of classic cars, memorobilia and celebrities descend on Inveraray.
The festival will run on June 2-3 next year at Inveraray Castle, and will see a number of big names in attendance including Sir Chris Hoy, Ewan McGregor, Amy Macdonald and Sir Billy Connolly.
Announcing the details of the festival, The Duke of Argyll said: ‘We are delighted to be able to host the in- augural Argyll Festival of Performance here at Inveraray Castle.
‘With such an iconic location in the very heart of Argyll, the dramatic landscape and setting I hope will draw people from far and wide for a very special weekend.’
The theme for 2018 will be ‘Scots in Formula 1’ with organisers planning on having a number of historic vehicles on display within the castle grounds.
The festival will also showcase an auction of classic vehicles and memorabilia and more than 200 classic cars will be on display.
Event director, Bill Telford said: ‘Scotland has an enviable reputation in motorsport but, as yet, there has never been an event that celebrates this success.
‘The Argyll Festival of Performance has been created to do just that with a theme each year to really allow the stories to be told.
‘In year one, it will be Formula 1, and Scotland boasts some of the biggest names in the sport from the legendary Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, to multiple race winners like David Coulthard, and of course, local star, Susie Wolff, who was the first female to be involved in an F1 weekend in 22 years at the British Grand Prix in 2014.
‘It’s not just drivers who have played their part, Scottish engineers, designers and manufacturers have also made a huge impact on the world of motorsport and we believe the time is right to celebrate all of those achievements.’
Tickets go on sale on Friday November 10; see argyllfestivalofperformance.com.