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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Town Gears Up for Wheels of Nairn

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A north-east town is gearing up to host its third classic and modern vehicle show with entries and stallholder applications now open.

Wheels of Nairn will return to the town’s Links on September 23 and it is already attracting a lot of attention from vehicle enthusiasts and sponsors.

The event which first took place in 2019 is being organised by Nairn BID, which is the business association for the town, and also runs the popular VisitNairn platforms.

Last year, it attracted around 250 vehicles to the Links and the organisers are hoping to make the 2023 event even more of an attraction with more stalls and entertainment.

Lucy Harding, manager of Nairn Connects BID said:

“We have opened up registration for the event and the stallholder applications earlier than usual as we have had so many enquiries to the Wheels of Nairn Facebook page and our own inboxes with people keen to come back.

“It’s a great position to be in and is testament to the fact that we have been able to put on two very successful events.

“Word has clearly spread and we are very excited to be bringing “Wheels” back to Nairn.

“The Links is the perfect location and we have no doubt that we will attract the 250 vehicles we are hoping for.”

Wheels of Nairn is a day out for the whole family and will incorporate stalls, face painting, teacup rides and other attractions such as huskies and a number of food vendors.

“We hope to expand on the attraction and stall side of the event for this year,” explained Lucy, “and we have also applied to Highland Council to use the Viewfield for parking.

“This will give us more room to play with at the Links, but it also shows that we are listening to feedback, as parking was a concern that was raised after last year’s event.”

She added:

“Events are a great way to put the spotlight on our town and to attract people from out with to come and visit.

“We are very conscious of striking the right balance between what we put in place on the Links without it detracting from what our members offer.

“What we are hoping is that people will spend the whole day, if not the whole weekend, in Nairn, enjoy the event at the Links, and also take the time to explore the promenade, river walks and of course our bustling town centre with its many, beautiful independent boutiques.”

For more information and links to register a vehicle or apply for a stall visit: www.nairnconnects.com 

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