Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

// Frequently Asked Questions


Tickets can be bought online

If you purchase online, please note that your email confirmation also acts as your ticket. Please print it out and take it along with you to the Event where it will be exchanged for your wristbands. 

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the Event from one of our Paybooths which will be located in the Carpark. Please be aware that there are no cash machines (or card readers) at the venue and so tickets purchased at the gate will be by cash only. 


Dogs! We love dogs! Between the 4 of us we have 6 furry friends.

However, the organisers, under the terms of their lease, are not permitted to let dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) onto the site. We are sympathetic to this, and actually, we also believe that the Speed Festival is not a fun or safe place for dogs and so are happy to maintain this rule. 

Also, please dont bring them along and leave them in your car in the car park as that's no fun for them either! 

Please share this as we have had a few people asking already and we want to make it very clear so that everyone enjoys their day, including doggies!

Getting There

The Event will be operating a 1-way system to expedite cars into the Venue with the minimum of fuss. However, please be aware that as this is a countryside location the surrounding roads (whilst stunningly beautiful!) are slow and narrow in places. This will mean that your arrival at the Event may be delayed due to volume of traffic on these wee country roads. Please take care and please take your time - we are open all day!

We have provided directions and a map to the Event here:

Whats on?

There will be a lot to see and do at this years Royal Deeside Speed Festival!

The hillclimb will run throughout the day - with a morning and afternoon session

The amazing soapbox derby will run a practice session at lunchtime which isn't to be missed - with the timed finals taking place at the end of the day

Come and meet Gordon Shedden and get his autograph

We have stunt shows throughout the day by the Clan BMX Display Team

There will be an off road driving experience offered by  The Land Rover Driving Experience (Scotland) http://www.scotland.landrovere...

The Buchan Off Road Drivers Club will provide an insight to their club and what they like getting up to at the weekends

There will be lots of local business' displaying on the Market Street

There are several car dealerships attending to promote and display their new models. Dealerships confirmed include: Tesla/Parks of Hamilton (McLaren, Bentley, Maserati, Honda, Ford), Murray Motor Company (Lotus), HJD Cars (Westfield), Shirlaws, Ecosse Motorcycles, Station Garage Torphins (Mitsubishi) 

Schedule of Events





Carpark opens to the Public



Public Gates Open


Official Event Opening 


Hillclimb (Morning)



The Clan BMX Display Team – Stunt Show 1


Meet and Greet with Gordon Shedden (RDSF Stand)



The Clan BMX Display Team – Stunt Show 2


Soapbox Practice


Hillclimb (Afternoon)


Meet and Greet with Gordon Shedden (RDSF Stand)



The Clan BMX Display Team – Stunt Show 3


Soapbox Derby + Prize Giving



Event closes

*timings subject to change