With the Scottish Six Day Trial (SSDT) celebrating its centenary in May 2011, the event promises to be an explosion of activity and entertainment for both riders and spectators alike. The famous West End car park will benefit from the introduction of the SSDT marquee situated at the north-eastern end, which will form a focal point for the event during the week.
With visual-audio equipment showing a mixture of old and new footage from the SSDT and refreshments available throughout the day - the marquee will provide a place to sit back and relax, or simply shelter from the notorious Fort William weather. During the evenings the marquee will act as a gathering point for riders, supporters and spectators with the licensed bar catering for everyone’s needs, as they enjoy video footage from the day and live on-screen results.
In addition to the echoing sound of 275 competitors’ machines, Fort William will also play host to a brand new mini music festival. ‘Rock The Fort’ will take place both in the SSDT marquee and around the town throughout the week, featuring some of the best bands that Scotland has to offer and adding a real festival feeling to an already nostalgic event. A full list of bands will be released in due course.
Monday will mark the start of the 100th SSDT proper with riders being flagged away by 1952 and 1957 SSDT winner Johnny Brittain. This year the SSDT will come to a close on Saturday 7th in the West End car park, where there will be ample opportunity to mix and watch the World’s best riders as they perform for the crowd of eager spectators whilst taking advantage of the facilities that the SSDT marquee has to offer. The final part of the SSDT jigsaw will take place at 9.00pm on Saturday evening with the formal, presentation of awards, which will be conducted by none other than SSDT legend Gordon Jackson.
The centenary of the SSDT is going to be something that you simply cannot afford to miss.