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Le Jog anniversary marked at Wick dinner


By Gordon Calder


Willie Mackay, chef Andrew Munro, and piper Alistair Miller before going into the anniversary dinner at the Norseman Hotel.
Willie Mackay, chef Andrew Munro, and piper Alistair Miller before going into the anniversary dinner at the Norseman Hotel.

A DINNER was held in Wick's Norseman Hotel this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the endurance rally from Land's End to John O'Groats known as Le Jog.

A total of 83 classic cars from 10 countries set off from the south of England last Saturday at the start of the event and drove in stages to Caithness. Sixty-four vehicles made it over the finishing line at John O'Groats on Tuesday morning and were met by Wick piper Alasdair Miller.

Caithness civic leader Willie Mackay said: "It was fantastic to see 64 classic cars from a starting line-up of 83 arrive in John O'Groats and then gather in Wick around Mackays Hotel and the Riverside car park with their back-up of marshals and mechanics.

"The Land's End to John O'Groats endurance rally is one of their most popular events of the year, with others being held in England, Wales and Europe."

There was a record attendance of 190 delegates at the dinner. Vice Lieutenant Willie Watt gave a speech and handed over awards.



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