The 2016 Rally Hebrides is getting closer by the day and the main cog in the wheel to ensure this event happens each year is the people who very kindly marshal on the event, says Lewis Car Club.

"Your help and the giving up of your precious time to help ensure the Rally goes ahead to raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer support and is very greatly appreciated by all at Lewis Car Club.

"Both new and experienced marshals are very welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

"Ex-marshals who hung up their whistles a few years ago but would like to get back into marshalling at motorsport events, please come on back onboard and help us out and enjoy the weekend’s motorsport whilst helping raise funds for a very worthwhile charity."

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has launched a new online training and accreditation scheme for rally marshals.  The scheme is part of the RallyFuture campaign to further enhance safety on UK stage rallies.  Its purpose is to ensure that all rally marshals have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, the management of spectators and how to handle an incident.  It will help to ensure that everyone who marshals on a rally stage will have received a common level of training relating to their personal safety, managing spectators and what to do if an incident occurs. This not only better equips them to fulfils their roles but also demonstrates to external third parties that we take safety very seriously.

There are three modules: Roles and Responsibilities of the Marshal; Spectator Management; and Incident Management.  It should take a maximum of one hour to complete, including the online assessment. 

This is a compulsory scheme and so any person wishing to help out with Rally Hebrides will need to undertake the training. 

Lewis Car Club have hired a room in Lews Castle College on the 19th April from 1730 until 2100 to get as many marshals as we can enrolled and trained.  There is no cost involved and the training is quick and easy, just a few pages of notes to read and a short online multiple choice questionnaire.  Please drop in to the college any time between 17.30 and 21.00.  The training and questionnaire should take no longer than 25 minutes

Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to contact Donald Flagg by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm their attendance.   We look forward to meeting you all at the short training lesson, the car club says.