This annual event always attracts a lot of visitors
There isn't much snow in Inverness. After a few days, the snow we woke up to on Valentine's morning has mostly melted, and the forecast for Saturday is for rain and highs of 4 degree Celcius.
But that won't stand in the way of the Snowman Rally. This annual event organised by the Highland Car Club dates back more than 60 years. Their website notes:
First organised in February 1955 as a closed to club event using tarmac roads and covering over 350 miles, the inaugural event was run overnight with high tea available before the start at 10pm. Finishers could enjoy the luxury of a cooked breakfast for 7/6 (37p). Of course there was no Nomex racewear in those days. Instead the fashionable gear was Norwegian sweaters, with matching "bunnets". Interestingly, bunnets have again become a regular feature of the event since 1999 as a thank you to our volunteer marshals.
Funny, with the Inverness Loch Ness International Knit Festival coming our way in September, things seem to have come full circle, for the Norwegian sweaters are all the rage once again.
Plus ca change!