Route Authorisation

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, all motorsport in Scotland is subject to the prevailing guidance and restrictions issued by the Scottish Government.

Full guidance is available from the COVID-19 section of the Motorsport UK website. Organisers, competitors and officials/marshals are urged to act responsibly and comply fully with the requirements.

Up to date guidance and advice on COVID in general is available on the Scottish Government Website.


If you intend to hold any kind of motorsport related competition on the public highway in Scotland, you may have to apply for authorisation to do so under The Motor Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations (Scotland) 1976. This includes everything from a local treasure hunt to an international car rally.

The Route Application form as well as guidance notes for completion and further advice for Treasure Hunt Organisers can be downloaded below.