Dunoon Mountain Bike Club reaps rewards of club members hard work.

Win Win – Dunoon named as new venue in 2016 Enduro Series.

Scottish Enduro Series | SES 2016 Dates and Venues Confirmed

There is little doubt that when it comes to mountain bike enduro racing in the UK, Scotland has one hell of a lot to offer. Today, the Scottish Enduro Series have released their dates and venues for 2016:


  • March 12th and 13th | Dunkeld
  • April 16th and 17th | Fort William
  • June 11th and 12th | Glenlivet
  • August 13th and 14th | Laggan
  • September 10th and 11th | Dunoon
  • October 15th and 16th | Ae

The series will visit two new venues in 2016 – Dunkeld and Dunoon. Both offer completely different attractions and they each reflect the aims of the series – to take riders to great new venues, face new challenges and experience awesome riding.

Frazer Coupland, one of the Series Partners says “It is certainly an exciting line up for 2016 and we are looking forward to the new venues. We have gained significant experience over the first two years of the series, working with a variety of land managers, trail builders and local enthusiasts – ensuring that participants get the very best experience at every round. It is very important to us that communities have an opportunity to benefit from the economic impact of the events and that the destinations benefit from the legacy of the Scottish Enduro Series. We will continue to build upon this in 2016.”

SES-2015-Round-1-0103-CopyNext year will again see the inclusion of the Enduro Lite category, with around one hundred riders sampling the category in 2015. This is a great opportunity for some riders to progress their riding towards full on race mode while others prefer the shortened, less technical courses.

The 2015 season has seen some great racing across the categories with places often separated by less a second in some classes. Race time for the Elite riders ranged from just under 14 minutes to over 23 minutes across the Series.

Scottish-Enduro-Series-Lagan-187Series Partner Duncan Nisbet commented on the rise of enduro racing across the UK and further afield; “From the early days of the Avalanche races and the Innerleithen Winter Series, enduro racing has fast become the most popular format for mountain bike racing in the UK. With a sold out Series in 2015 and one thousand individual competitors, the Scottish Enduro Series will continue to evolve the sport in Scotland in 2016. Our pedigree has been recognised internationally with the top two male and female series winners guaranteed a start place at the Enduro World Series. There is only one Scottish Enduro Series.”

SES-627Series winners for 2015 were Liam Moynihan and Katy Winton, a full race report from the final round at Innerleithen will be out in the next few days.

SES Final Round-2Entries for the Series open on Monday the 20th October and just like this year, there are 50 discounted season tickets up for grabs at a discounted price of £250.

Entries will be fixed again at £50 per race and £40 for the Lite Category. Early bird tickets have gone on sale and can be brought from the Scottish Enduro Series website, what are you waiting for?

You can look back over the entire exciting 2015 series on ENDURO here, or for more information keep an eye on the Scottish Enduro Series Website.

SES-621Words: Scottish Enduro Series Photos: Trev Worsey

Argyll and the Isles Apps looking for Area Tourism Representatives

Argyll needs you


Argyll and the Isles Apps Mobile Network Grows from Strength to Strength

Argyll and the Isles Apps has just completed phase one of its strategic business plan and marketing strategy, setting up a network across mobile, web and social media.  Argyll and the Isles Apps has spent the last three years building the network which is now the strongest tourism network in Argyll and the Isles with over 123,000 unique visitors on web with a yearly growth in excess of 30% year on year ( over 10 times more than any other tourism group in the area).Social Media – twitter followers across our network which includes

  • Argyll and the Isles Apps – 4,058 @Argyll_IslesApp
  • MarineBlast (marine tourism resource) 1,892 @MarineBlast
  • Argyll Marine Tourism Group – 667 (just started in August) @ArgyllMTourism

Argyll and the Isles Apps is unique in not only having the biggest and fastest growing tourism network, it also has the biggest and fastest growing marine tourism network with over 17,500 members covering the whole of Scotland and now Northern Ireland.

Phase two is the implementation of our marketing strategy, and for this we require a network of area representatives, who would be happy to feed information relating to their area to our team. This is a passion driven post unencumbered by any financial reward.   Ideally you will be passionate about your area and involved in tourism in some way and happy to promote your area.   An interest in social media and marketing would be beneficial however, what we really need is people who can provide us with accurate information on events etc to help us highlight and promote their area through our network. So if you are interested in land based tourism or marine tourism and think you could help promote your area please contact us at info@marineblastmultimedia.co.uk


Paddle Argyll – Easier than you imagine

north ledaig kayaking

With a coastline longer than France and innumerable lochs and rivers, Argyll is the perfect place to ‘paddle’.   With guided groups for novices and a wide variety of challenges for those more experienced Argyll is the perfect paddling playground. Continue reading

Cycle Argyll – Top Tips

bike shot loch eck 1 Argyll and the Isles is a fantastic place to cycle, whether you are into road touring, mountain biking or just out for a family cycle there are plenty of options to choose from. Argyll and the Isles is less than 2 hours drive from the central belt of Scotland making a great location for a day out, weekend away or longer. Continue reading

Argyll and the Isles Apps – changing the way we do tourism, forever

It’s a bold claim, but Argyll and the Isles Apps is confident that this year Argyll and the Isles will lead the rest of the country when it comes to mobile tourism with the launch of a new video website. This is the latest development in the organisation’s aim to deliver the most powerful toolkit possible to promote your business.

Developed by Marine Blast Multimedia, the company behind Argyll and the Isles Apps, the Marine Blast Videos website is aimed at the marine and tourism sectors. And this is no new development. Since its launch almost two years ago, Marine Blast Multimedia has grown its Marine Blast Directory Apps into the largest marine directory in the UK. With views of its videos on its dedicated YouTube channel standing at almost 730,000, producing videos for other businesses seems a natural progression. Continue reading