Whether you’re an enthusiast for screeching tyres and the smell of hot rubber, or for the sedate clip-clop of horses’ hooves, there’s an event for you on Boxing Day (Thursday December 26th).

Lewis and Harris riding club are running a Riding Club-approved castle grounds ride on Boxing Day, open to RC members only.

Riders will have the use of Lews Castle College car park from 10am - 3pm and are aiming to be setting off from there at 11.30am.

The planned time and route are designed to work around other users of the castle grounds on Boxing Day and for the same reason organisers are looking for people to help remove droppings on the way round.

If the steady pace of a Boxing Day ride is not racy enough for you, Lewis Car Club offers an alternative at the Creed Park motorsport facility. Their Boxing Day Bash opens for an 11.30am sign-on, with the first car away at 12.15pm.

New members are always very welcome, but the club promise little by way of facilities – their heated secure spectating area will only be available if you keep your own car running with the heaters on and windows up!

Pictures show last year’s Lewis Car Club meet and a Riding Club member dressed up and ready for the Boxing Day event.