Slideshow: Rally good time had by all at Hebrides Rally

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Twenty five rally cars, and their drivers, took to the starting grids for the ever-popular Aries13 Rally Hebrides this weekend.

Cars from all over Scotland were fine tuned, gassed up and roaring around the Castle Green, Melbost Farm and Creed Park for the seventh annual non-competitive, demonstration rally.

Crowd numbers well into the hundreds lined up for a peek at each rally zone where the drivers wowed onlookers with their skills behind the wheel.

For the last six years all the proceeds raised from the event have been donated to Macmillan Cancer Support in the Western Isles.

Last year saw the highest ever total being raised and donated by the Rally when organisers handed a cheque for a mighty £25,011 over to representatives of Macmillan at the scrutineering on Friday night in Stornoway.

The total number of entrants was slightly down on last year due to some drivers suffering damage at Speyside stages two weeks earlier but those who did make the tip were in top form with the threat of rain never really materialising either.

All spectators and crews reported they had enjoyed a great day of spectacular driving.

As always the final rally zone of the event was the Motorsports Centre at Creed Park which is perhaps the most popular of all the zones and is a fitting end to the rally where spectators can see the drivers and cars perform in the safe environment of the track.

Ali Macleod of Lewis Car Club said: “Last year we raised £25,011 which we donated and presented at the scrutineering.

“The Lewis Car Club committee would like to thank everyone who has helped make the Aries13 Hebridean Rally a great success this year. We can’t name you all but you know who you are and what you did to help us.

“Once again we are amazed by the generosity from everyone and we feel proud to be able raise so much money for Macmillian Cancer Support, by doing something we as a Club enjoy, the drivers/ co-drivers and spectators enjoy. Thank you all.

“A special mention has to go to Allan Cameron MacLachlan (one of our MC’s for the event) who shaved his head at the after rally dinner, and raised over £750 for charity.”

If anyone would like to purchase any of the photographs from the rally note down the SGD code and call 01851 702687.

Already motorsport fans are looking forward to another Rally good event in 2015.