Firm’s sponsorship revs up Speed Festival

Graham Clark of Land Rover Experience Scotland with Andrew Bradford of Kincardine Castle and Jim Smith of Flowline Specialists
Graham Clark of Land Rover Experience Scotland with Andrew Bradford of Kincardine Castle and Jim Smith of Flowline Specialists

Oldmeldrum-based firm Flowline Specialists has got into gear with the Royal Deeside Speed Festival by sponsoring part of next month’s motorsport event.

The firm is sponsoring the Land Rover Experience off-road trail at the event, which takes place at Kincardine Castle on Sunday, August 21.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the inaugural Royal Deeside Speed Festival which will feature a packed programme of activities to entertain and excite petrol heads of all ages.

The off-road trail will be operated by Land Rover Experience Scotland instructors who will transport visitors in a fleet of the iconic British off-road manufacturer’s latest vehicles.

A specialist and technically challenging course has been built in the woods above the castle for the event.

The route will take passengers on a memorable journey that will demonstrate the technical capabilities of Land Rover’s vehicles as they take on a series of obstacles, including the rocky road, the wall of doom and the toblerone.

Rounding the route off is Willie’s Drop, a blind, very steep descent over an edge into the depths of the estate’s old quarry.

Alongside trips on the Flowline Specialists sponsored Land Rover Experience off-road trail, the event will include a demonstration hill climb up the castle drive involving over 140 cars, displays of cars and motorbikes from leading dealerships and a static car show made up of around 250 classic and specialist cars.

The event will also feature a food, drink and craft festival that will be housed in the castle’s walled garden and showcase a range of locally made products.

Rounding the day off will be the first Royal Deeside Soapbox Derby, a fun, obstacle laden race down the castle drive which is expected to deliver plenty of amusement.

Tickets for the Royal Deeside Speed Festival can be purchased in advance from the event website, www.rdsf.co.uk, and are priced at £15 for adults, £12.50 for children aged between 5 and 16, and £50 for a family ticket that permits entry for two adults and up to three children.

Children under five years old will be given free entry.

Jim Smith, Flowline Specialists CEO, said: “Flowline Specialists is really pleased to be supporting the event by sponsoring the Land Rover Experience off-road trail.”

He added: “A trip around the route will entertain and amaze visitors, and no doubt produce a few gasps along the way too.”