Dis­may at news In­ver­aray’s Mo­toS­cot­land is set to close

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

IN­VER­ARAY’S Mo­toS­cot­land will no longer of­fer off-road train­ing at its cur­rent site fol­low­ing a range of ‘un­fore­seen ex­ter­nal fac­tors’.

The com­pany made the an­nounce­ment on its web­site and so­cial me­dia chan­nels, stat­ing that mo­tor­bike train­ing within the grounds of In­ver­aray Cas­tle will stop on De­cem­ber 31.

Founded five years ago, the com­pany has re­ceived nu­mer­ous five-star re­views from vis­i­tors with hun­dreds of tourists trav­el­ling to In­ver­aray ev­ery year to ex­pe­ri­ence scenic of­froad rid­ing.

In a state­ment on its web­site, Mo­toS­cot­land own­ers Clive and Donna Rum­bold said: ‘Sadly, Mo­toS­cot­land will cease of­fer­ing of­froad train­ing in In­ver­aray from De­cem­ber 31, 2017.

‘This is due to an ev­er­chang­ing range of un­fore­seen ex­ter­nal fac­tors that are be­yond our con­trol. Th­ese changes will sig­nif­i­cantly and detri­men­tally af­fect our fu­ture business here and sub­se­quently the train­ing courses and trail rid­ing we of­fer.

‘For those who know any of our team at Mo­toS­cot­land, you will know we are ex­tremely dev­as­tated and sad­dened to make this an­nounce­ment, af­ter nearly five years of very suc­cess­ful trad­ing. It is a real loss for In­ver­aray and Ar­gyll, off-road train­ing and trail rid­ing, mo­tor­cy­cling, tourism and em­ploy­ment in Scot­land.’

The Ar­gyll­shire

Ad­ver­tiser ap­proached Mo­toS­cot­land for more in­for­ma­tion on the clo­sure, but the com­pany de­clined to com­ment.

Thank­ing its sup­port­ers and staff, the com­pany said it was ‘proud of what it has achieved in the past five years’.

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