Drum role for Jags as castle hosts car show

The grounds of Drum Castle will host the Annual Gathering and Car Show (Photo courtesy of National Trust for Scotland)

The grounds of Drum Castle will host the Annual Gathering and Car Show (Photo courtesy of National Trust for Scotland)

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Scores of keen Jaguar enthusiasts from all over the North East and further afield are expected to descend on the grounds of Drum Castle on Sunday, July 31.

The National Trust for Scotland property is the location for one of the region’s biggest car shows.

Many excellent examples of Jaguar cars will be on display.

Many excellent examples of Jaguar cars will be on display.

The show is open to the public between noon and 4pm.

Now in its 17th year, the Annual Gathering and Car Show, hosted by the Grampian Region of Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club (JEC), will showcase iconic Jaguars and Daimlers dating back as far as the 1950s, including renowned classics and modern favourites.

The guest car club this year will be the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club and it will be exhibiting some of its classics.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Drum Castle, this is a popular annual event with both locals and tourists.

Jim Mann, Grampian region chairman for JEC, said: “The popularity of the club’s annual event has increased every year.

“Over the 16-year history of the annual gathering, we’ve welcomed thousands of passionate Jaguar and Daimler car owners and interested spectators who enjoy seeing the best of Grampian’s cars all together on show.”

Visitors will also be treated to a whole host of entertainment.

There will be music from the Gordon Highlanders Association Pipe Band, a raffle and bottle stalls with lots of prizes to be won, including the chance to drive a Jaguar ‘F’ Type for a whole weekend, courtesy of Peter Vardy Jaguar – tickets only available on the day at Drum Castle.

Afternoon Teas plus soup, sandwiches and soft drinks will be served.

Aberdeen Mountain Rescue will be at the event with vehicles and demonstrations of its equipment and to discuss all the services it provide, as will the RNLI.

Drum Castle is a marvellous place to spend an afternoon with its long history and rich heritage.

The impressive 14th-century Tower of Drum has recently undergone major repairs.

Together with its Jacobean mansion house and additions by Victorian lairds, Drum Castle is one of Scotland’s most inviting castles.