Friday, November 24th, 2017

Determination published for Fatal Accident Inquiry re. Snowman Rally and Jim Clark Rally

The Sheriff’s determination in the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths which occurred at two Scottish motor racing rallies has been published. Evidence was led over several weeks at Edinburgh Sheriff Court between July and the end of September this year as to the circumstances of a fatality which occurred during the Snowman Rally near Inverness in 2013 and of a further three fatalities which occurred during the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders in 2014. The Inquiry examined issues relative to the organisation and management of motor sport rallies, in particular in relation to safety of spectators and members of the public.  Peter Gray QC acted on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Ltd. Mark Stewart QC represented the Highland Car Club Ltd. Susan Duff acted on behalf of an official involved in the Jim Clark Rally and Barry Smith represented Berwick & District Motor Club Ltd.

The Determination by Sheriff Kenneth Maciver QC can be found here.

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