Visitors

Pets are welcomed to the Motor Show, so long as they are kept on a short lead, controlled and any dog mess is cleared at the time by its owners. Oh, and pop past the Organiser Tent with your pooch to say hello. We might even have some little treats for your fur baby :)

No, sorry! However we have great ticket offers available:
  • Adult Day Pass (adults over 16 years of age)
  • Children Day Pass (between 8 and 16 years old)
  • Family Day Pass (2 adults and up to 2 children over 8 years old) 
  • Children under 8 go free!

Click here to BOOK!

Yes you need to purchase a ticket in advance of arriving, Link to Book!

Once booked you will be emailed a confirmation, which you should print off/have on your phone for scanning on arriving at the venue in order to receive your wristband. Our tickets are as follows (including booking fee and VAT):

  • Adult Day Pass (adults over 16 years of age) - +£15.95
  • Children Day Pass (between 8 and 16 years old) - +£10.75
  • Family Day Pass (2 adults and up to 2 children over 8 years old) - +£46.15
  • Children under 8 go free and do not require a ticket!

Food - Visitors to the Motor Show can consume food that they purchase at the event.

Alcohol - It is stictly prohibited for visitors to bring their own alcohol to the event. Consumers must be made aware that any off sales sealed bottles of alcohol is strictly prohibited to be opened or drunk on site. On sales alcohol must only be purchased and consumed from licensed vendors. Note that exhibitors reserve the right to limit or refuse any alcohol. 

Note also that food and drink exhibitors handing out samples will be doing this from behind the stall, to mitigate any potential COVID-transmission. 

 

 

Yes you can, however it is preferred that you pre book in order to discourage queues. If you do decide to pay on the day we accept both cash and card.

Children under 8 years old do not require a ticket.

To keep track of our numbers we will be clicking each individual into the event.

We continue to monitor the latest guidance, and if this is a requirement, we will be updating our website. If you have any doubts, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :)

Visitors are requested to take a face mask or covering with them to the Motor Show. Visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask or covering during any queuing and also if entering an exhibitors area where this is enclosed on three sides. Other than this, face masks and/or coverings are not required in general outdoor areas so long as there is no overcrowding or congested areas. However, we always encourage face masks be worn as much as possible.

We will have dedicated less abled toilet facilities positioned in three locations across the site.

We have specific parking available in our visitor car park for less-abled/disabled individuals or people with pushchairs. We also have a temporary drop off and pick up area near the Entrance, so long as any temporary stopping does not impede other traffic flowing around the Motor Show entrance area or causing a safety issue for pedestrians.

Blue Badge Holders: We have a dedicated parking area close to the entrance for blue badge holders.

Note also that the site is an events field, and may be difficult to traverse due to potential trip hazards (longer turfs, divits in ground level, wet underfoot, etc). We therefore urge all visitors to maintain awareness of the ground conditions at all times. The grass has been cut to a reasonable level. However, it is not a manicured lawn :) We therefore advise to take care when browsing.

If you are travelling from Aberdeen and are using the best route to take is the A980 through Torphins as this is the easiest way to access the one way road.

Entrance A - This is the main entrance for visitors and the main car park for all vehicles.

Access to Entrance A is via the one way loop which can be accessed either from the A980 or A93. For the A980 route (from Aberdeen, via Westhill, Garlogie, Torphins), continue through Torphins and at the crossroads (Co-Op) turn left down the hill. Just after exiting the village, turn right onto the one way loop which will be clearly signposted with yellow and black signs. For the A93 route (from Aberdeen, via Banchory, Kincardine O'Neil), just before Kincardine Village turn right onto the B993 towards Torphins. Just before Torphins Village turn left onto the one way loop which will be clearly signposted with yellow and black signs. 

Please see this LINK for everything you need to know about the Cartie Race.

The link includes how to enter, the rules, the race track and much more!

Yes, we understand the concern. However, the event capacity numbers will be strictly controlled through mandatory registration, scanning in and out of the event, providing us with accurate data on how many people are on at any one time. Our marshalls will also be ensuring that all exhibitors and visitors to the event are adhering to all current social distancing guidelines. In addition, our guidance is as follows:-

SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES

  • Members of public to be advised that 2 people from the same household should visit any single exhibitor at a time;
  • ALL to be advised not to attend the Motor Show if they or any of their household are symptomatic or self-isolation;
  • Members of public will be required to ensure social distancing at all time;
  • Volunteer stewards to be stationed at main access points to alert people to COVID procedures, and to enforce where necessary;
  • Access to the Event to be marshalled through main Entrance;
  • Members of public will be reminded of the social distancing measures and asked for compliance. Members of public will also be asked to move on from exhibitors once they have made their purchases/finished looking;
  • Exhibitors will be widely spaced i.e. there will be minimum 2m (typically 3m) between every space – this guarantees space for 2 or 3 customers to queue safely and ample space for exhibitors. Between any two facing stands or pitches, there will be minimum 6 metres distance. 

 

Note that the site is an Events field, and may be difficult to traverse due to potential trip hazards (longer turfs, divits in ground level, wet underfoot, etc). We therefore urge all visitors to maintain awareness of the ground conditions at all times. The grass has been cut to a reasonable level. However, it is not a manicured lawn :) We therefore advise to take care when browsing.

There is not a card machine on site. The majority of stallholders will accept contactless however best to take cash too just in case.

There will also be various charity buckets located throughout the site and it would be greatly appreciated if you had any extra pennies to pop in, every little helps!

The venue includes free parking on site, which is accessed from the one way system starting from Torphins. We also always strongly encourage visitors to use public transport if at all possible.

By Car: Free parking is available onsite.

By Foot: The address for the Royal Deeside Motor Show is Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O'Neil, Aboyne, AB34 5AE. The entrance for those on foot is accessed from the main Kincardine Road.

Public Transport: The nearest bus route that travels past Kincardine Castle is the Stagecoach 201 (Aberdeen-Braemar) service. Nearest bus stop to the Motor Show is the Parish Church Bus Stop just before the centre of Kincardine O'Neil. It typically arrives (on a weekend) every 2 hours. Here is a LINK to the Stagecoach website and the No. 201 Bus Route

 

At the Royal Deeside Motor Show we will be providing a number of seating areas available throughout the site.

There is also our Walled Garden - Quiet / Retreat Zone as we recognise that events can sometimes be stressful or overwhelming. That's why we have created a dedicated place within the Walled Gardens for people to come, sit down and chill out, in the peaceful surroundings of the Walled Garden.

Please respect Showcase Vehicles with these simple etiquette rules for enjoying a scratch free Royal Deeside Motor Show :) 

1. Look all you want, but please don't touch (unless invited by owners to do so).

Some people just can't resist the temptation to touch! Especially something that is shiny. It draws them like a magnet. They just have that urge to rub their hands across a nice shiny surface. Or, you get the person that just can't seem to stand up without leaning on something, so they put their hands on your front fenders and lean on your car, like they are at the OK Corral and leaning on the corral fence. Well, proper car show etiquette means that you don't touch anything that isn't on your own body! Look all you want, for as long as you want, but, just resist that urge to touch or lean on the cars. You should always ask permission before you touch anything.

2. Don't rub against the car when leaning over to inspect something

There is often something in the interior of the car, or in the engine compartment, that deserves closer inspection. Something has caught your eye, and you want to explore it a little closer. That is all fine and dandy, as long as you can do it while still obeying rule #1 above. But, here is the kicker... You need to make sure your pants or other items aren't rubbing against the car when you are doing a lean-over. Belts, rivets, snaps, and other clothing items can cause expensive damage to the paint. You also need to make sure you aren't getting too close to the car when you are walking around it, so that you don't rub up against it.

3. Keep an eye on your younger children

Car shows are great family activities. I have always enjoyed going with my sons and daughter to car shows and enjoying the beauty of the show. However, it is so important to make sure younger children understand that they aren't supposed to touch the cars. This takes just a moment or two of eye-to-eye contact and instruction, and then the good ole follow-through to make sure they understand the instructions and follow them. Make sure they know that there are some things that are to be seen, and not touched. Also, children like to get in cars and pretend they are driving, so make sure they know these cars are not to be sat in.

4. Watch out for your loose clothing, especially items with zippers

Many car shows are held at times of the year or locations where a light jacket might be needed. If you have on a jacket, or any other loose fitting clothing, be aware that dangling zippers can cause damage if they rub up against a car. You may need to give yourself a little more buffer between you and the car, just to make sure that your clothing doesn't come in contact with the paint.

5. Watch out for the dangling disasters (handbags, cameras and other items on a strap)

Items that are hanging over your shoulder or around your neck seem to be drawn like a magnet to the car. If you are doing a lean-in, always grab that handbag or camera, and make sure it isn't swinging loose where it might accidentally hit the car. It is best to not have anything hanging from around your neck or on your shoulder, since that will eliminate the potential for an accidental slip.

6. Keep all dogs and leashes a few feet away

While it is quite common to see dogs on leashes at car shows, it is important to keep the dogs and the leashes a good distance away from the car. If you have a dog, make sure it stays on the leash, and that an adult or older youth can control the dog. Don't let the dog leash get so close to the car, where if the dog decides to make a quick turn, it could scratch the car. Also, be aware that dogs like to jump into cars, so keep the dog far enough away from any open doors to avoid that temptation.

Plus One: Be mindful of the things you say

There is one additional etiquette rule that is as important, but doesn't deal with harming the cars. This one deals with watching what you say about a car. Although you might have your own likes and dislikes of various makes, models, colors, styles, etc., you need to keep in mind that the owner of the car you are looking at likes his or her car, and you should be respectful of the time and effort he/she has put into getting it ready for the car show. It's like Mom always says, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all". What is more than acceptable is a nice compliment to the owner about something specifically you like about the car. That goes a long way to making the overall car show a great experience for the lookers and the shiners.

With these very simple and common-courtesy thoughts in mind, you can attend a car show, taking in all its beauty and having a fun-filled day, without leaving your mark that you were there. It's like Leave-No-Trace camping, where you leave the campsite with no trace that you were there. It is Leave-No-Trace car show attending.

The £45 includes your team entry and a free Royal Deeside Motor Show Pass for the Driver of your Cartie.

(The Fee is to help us with the costs of creating safety barriers and track obstacles!)

Your team mates do not receive free tickets therefore please purchase an adult day pass which can be exchanged for a 2 day Cartie Wristband if you wish to come back and race on the Sunday.

You can pay online at this LINK.

This has not been revealed as a requirement to us, but we will always follow the latest guidelines and recommendations.