20 November, 2017
Determination issued in Joint FAI of Snowman Rally and Jim Clark Rally
Sheriff Kenneth Maciver QC has issued his determination in the Joint FAI of Snowman Rally and Jim Clark Rally
The Sheriff’s determination in the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths which occurred at two Scottish motor racing rallies has been published. Evidence was led over several weeks at Edinburgh Sheriff Court between July and the end of September 2017 as to the circumstances of a fatality which occurred during the Snowman Rally near Inverness in 2013 and of a further three fatalities which occurred during the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders in 2014. The FAI was the first ever joint Fatal Accident Inquiry into two separate fatal accidents and examined issues relative to the organisation and management of motor sport rallies, in particular in relation to safety of spectators and members of the public. Ampersand’s Simon Bowie QC acted on behalf of Russel Blood, clerk of the course for JCR 2014 and event director of the Jim Clark Memorial Motor Club Ltd
The Determination can be found here.