Clan’s annual cavalcade is back and takes on metalwork theme

Classic car and motorcycle drivers are gearing up for Clan Cancer Support’s 2023 Cavalcade, with participants taking a scenic trip to some of the north-east’s most prolific steel and metal workshops.

The Metal Making Tour will take place on Friday, September 15, with pit stops throughout the day providing sculpture demos and activities with various metalwork artists and blacksmiths.

Drivers will set off from Threaplands Garden Centre after breakfast with stops at Simmers Structural Steel Design & Fabrication in Keith, followed by a tour of the Scottish Sculpture workshop in Lumsden.

The event will include lunch at Goodbrands & Ross Corgarff, as well as a demonstration from a traditional blacksmith in Grantown on Spey and a Black Isle Bronze casting demonstration in Balmakeith, Nairn.

Drivers will then return to Elgin for a two-course meal at The Sunninghill Hotel.

Clan is keen to hear from owners of classic cars and motorcycles who would like to join the tour which will raise awareness and vital funds for the cancer support charity.

Julie Ferguson, Clan’s Moray local services co-ordinator said: “Our Cavalcade is one of our fundraising highlights in Moray, much loved by the participants and locals who gather every year to see the amazing range of vintage and classic cars on display.

“This year’s metalwork theme offers a rare opportunity to visit unique and highly skilled businesses in the local area who will open their doors to us, demonstrating how they manipulate metal for uses including traditional horseshoes, the fabrication of buildings and even works of art.

“Demand has already been high for this year’s event, but we still have spaces available for those looking to take part and help raise much needed funds for those affected by cancer in the local community, ensuring Clan can provide vital support services to those in need.”

Clan’s Elgin centre is open Monday to Thursday offering support, information, and a range of complementary therapies, and is situated centrally on Elgin’s High Street.

A minimum of £50 in sponsorship is requested from vehicle owners to enter the Clan Cavalcade. Additional fees are required for both meals on the day. Drivers and navigators wishing to take part should visit or call 01343 544132.

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