The Governing Bodies

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In Scotland, 2 & 4 wheel motor sport is governed by the Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) and Motorsport UK respectively. SMS consists of a group of individuals appointed by the two governing bodies. It sits in a unique position, with an overview of both two and four wheel motor sport as well as having communication and providing a single point of contact, where appropriate, with Scottish Government agencies. SMS exists not to regulate or dictate the activities of the governing bodies but to assist with the overall development of the sport through a collective approach to strategy and communications.




The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the governing body for motorcycle sport in Scotland. Formed in 1913, they have more than 40 affiliated clubs organising events for all ages and abilities. They issue competition licences, provide event insurance and training for officials and each sporting discipline has its own committee, elected by the clubs, to help promote and develop their sport.



Motorsport UK is the sole national governing body for four-wheel motor sport in the UK, as recognised by the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Motorsport UK is a not-for-profit organisation (limited by guarantee) comprising around 750 affiliated motor clubs, which are represented by 13 Regional Associations nationwide.

The Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs (SAMSC) is the Regional Association in Scotland. They act as a conduit between Scotland’s 65 Motorsport UK registered clubs and the Motorsport UK. 

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