The Scottish Malts 2020



A Scottish Adventure For All Levels Of Experience

20th - 24th April

HERO Scottish Malts Classic Regularity Event is the premier classic car event in Scotland. ‘The Malts’ as it has become affectionately known is a classic blend of Regularities and driving Tests set in the beautiful scenery Scotland provides. 2020 will see the 17th running of the event, starting from the spectacular and world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel, The Malts has something for everyone. The social side is another reason the event is so popular, we always aim to have everyone back for dinner and to swap stories of the day’s action.

The iconic Scottish Malts Reliability Trial returns in 2020 for its 17th running.  It will be a five-day event starting and finishing at the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel with 2 nights spent on the beautiful Isle of Mull and 2 nights in the resort town of Aviemore.  Crews will have a chance to see some of the awesome scenery of the Scottish Highlands, particularly around Loch Lomond, the Isle of Mull and Loch Ness before visits to the distilleries in Speyside which the event is synonymous with.  Also, we will visit many special locations for lunches and coffee halts all of which will be revealed as the route planning continues throughout the next 12 months.

The competition will be varied but it is set at an introductory level event.

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Event Characteristics

Scrutineering Date


Start Date


(Excluding scrutineering)

Finish Date


Length of route

950 miles

(1586 km)

Pre event training session


On Sunday 19th April

Approximate Leg mileage

180 miles

(290 km)

Vehicle eligibility

Pre 1/1/1986

Navigation type

Tulip / Map-based

Easy maps, supplied.

Night sections

Daytime Only

Roads Used

Sealed Surface

Expected Tests



Expected Regularities



HERO Cup coefficient


Event Permit

Motorsport UK

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2020 Event Schedule


Welcome to Scotland and Gleneagles!

Scrutineering and documentation will take place on Sunday 19th April with a mid to late morning start to allow crews who wish to travel up on that Sunday to arrive in plenty of time before we conclude the formalities at 4pm this will allow the inexperienced crews who wish also wish to attend a one hour training session between 3-4pm on the Sunday


Day One - Gleneagles to Mull

Day 1 sees an 8am start for the first cars from the Gleneagles Hotel with the route taking us across the country, skirting around Loch Lomond visiting the first of our distilleries where we hope to have a test using the whisky barrels as obstacles before we head to a coffee halt on the shores of Loch Lomond. The route then takes us further north to Inverary for a lunch and tests in that area before having also tackled the iconic Rest and Be Thankful Hillclimb. The final run from lunch takes us through to Oban Port where some crews will have time to enjoy the town before we head on the Calmac Ferry to the Isle of Mull for the first of our 2 night stays in the Isle of Mull Hotel (where we will be limited on single occupancy rooms so they will allocated on a first come basis ) overlooking the wonderful shoreline and views back across to the mainland.


Day Two - Mull to Mull

This day sees a full programme of activities on the Isle of Mull. A mixture of regularities and tests and we will taking you to parts of the island we have not visited before as well as the distillery visit to the only distillery on the island of Tobemory before we return to the Isle of Mull hotel for our second night in this beautiful location.


Day Three - Mull to Aviemore

An 8 am start sees the crews leaving the Isle of Mull Hotel and heading across on the Fishnish to Lochaline Ferry before they make their way north to Fort William and a test at the Ben Nevis distillery before a lunch halt gives crews time to relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings overlooking Ben Nevis.

The afternoon will see the Loch Ness Monster regularity revisited, although with some of the changes to the roads in this area we have sought out some new locations to entertain the crews before we eventually end up at the McDonalds Hotel in Aviemore again for the first of our 2 night stay. The thoughts behind the double night stays in 2 hotels means a limited amount of unpacking is required by the crews.


Day Four - Aviemore to Aviemore

A circular day in Speyside is best described as the distilleries day, picking up a considerable number of distilleries. There will be limited competition on this day. It will be mainly about visiting the distilleries to allow the crews to have a relaxing and enjoyable day replenishing their stocks including visits to Glenlivet and some of the other famous distilleries in en route.


Day Five - Aviemore - Gleneagles

The final day sees us leave Aviemore and head over the infamous Tomintoul to Cock Bridge Road before we hope, a coffee halt at Balmoral Castle. Should her Majesties estate allow that to happen. We head south from Balmoral picking up a late lunch on the way south before arriving at Gleneagles in plenty of time for the crews to enjoy themselves and prepare for the prize giving at the end of the event.

Vehicle Information

  • Entry is open to cars that are pre-1986 or a model available pre-1986
  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be split into classes, based on age and CC. There will be no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.
  • The scoring on the Test sections is class-based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the Event for a car and a crew of two
  • 6 nights accommodation in a single room with a twin or double bed.
  • Breakfast & lunch on each of the competition days
  • Dinner with wine included on the evenings of Monday through to Thursday
  • Drinks reception prior to the Welcome Dinner
  • Welcome  Dinner in the Gleneagles Hotel on Sunday 19th April
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments on each day of the competition
  • Celebratory glass of Champagne as you pass through the finish Arch at Gleneagles
  • Champagne spraying under the arch – for the top three cars and crew along with all the finishers (group picture)
  • 12 Whisky miniatures, for each crew member, representing each distillery that you visit along the route
  • Drinks reception prior to the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Gala four-course Awards dinner including wine
  • Individually personalised souvenir Road Books with overview maps
  • Rally Plates and door stickers
  • Event Regalia
  • Finishers award
  • Special Awards
  • Class Awards down to third in each class
  • Overall awards for the top three
  • A full compliment of experienced HERO team to keep you on track throughout the week
  • Mechanical on event support throughout the competition days
  • Complimentary Luggage truck

If you wish to arrive a day or two early or stay a night or more longer please contact the Gleneagles accommodation booking team direct.

Entry List

Scottish Malts 2020 - Confirmed Entries

Scottish Malts 2020 - Accepted Entries

Scottish Malts 2020 - Pending Entries

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