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Article published 07/03/2022

Exciting new event for the Scottish Borders

A motoring event with a charitable mission celebrating Scotland and one of its greatest sportsmen will be held this summer. In June, Thirlestane Castle, nestled in the picturesque Scottish Borders, will host the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic – presented by Rolex.

Jackie Stewart BVAC

The family-friendly automotive festival will showcase the career and achievements of three-time FIA Formula 1 drivers’ world champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, alongside live motorsport action, sustainable motoring technology and an award-winning classic car show.

The event will be held in aid of Race Against Dementia; a global charity, founded by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, driven to raise money to fund breakthrough and innovative research to find a prevention or treatment for dementia. It is a disease which affects over 50 million people across the globe - including Sir Jackie’s beloved wife, Helen.

Visitors will be able to re-live the remarkable career of Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, with displays of his cars and memorabilia. And of course, Sir Jackie himself will be in attendance throughout, alongside other high-profile personalities from motorsport and beyond.

This will be a world-class event at Thirlestane Castle showcasing Scotland’s exceptional motorsports heritage in our own country.

I am delighted the Thirlestane team have chosen to support Race Against Dementia in this way and feel proud and privileged to be a part of this great initiative.

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

Calling local producers

In addition to the celebrations of Sir Jackie’s career, the event will feature a number of attractions for the whole family - with a particular focus on showcasing the best of all things Scottish. There will be a retail and food village, featuring some of the finest food, drink, retail and arts and crafts.

Berwickshire lobster

Applications are now open. Please log into the official website if you are an interested party and submit your details to have chance of securing a spot.

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