Macrae & Dick - 10 years providing transport for the stars at Belladrum

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Macrae & Dick have been providing artist transport to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival since 2004.

Joe Gibbs, Founder, Belladrum and James Hamilton, Group Marketing Manager, Macrae & Dick

10 years supporting Belladrum

We are delighted to have had such a long partnership with the team at Belladrum and are looking forward to our 10th year transporting the artists.

Macrae & Dick are gearing up for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2014 and celebrating 10 years as Belladrum’s official transport provider.

During the past 10 years, Macrae & Dick have made over 500 trips transporting artists to and from the festival, and ensured every artist got to the stage on time; even if their schedule was so tight that they arrived minutes before they were due on stage.

The team have transported artists such as Feeder and Ocean Colour Scene, Texas and Amy Macdonald. The most unusual item transported was a snake in a hat box!

The only mechanical breakdown happened in 2004 when a clutch failed, but this was quickly remedied by drafting in another vehicle from the Macrae & Dick fleet.

James Hamilton, Group Marketing Manager, Macrae & Dick said, "We are delighted to have had such a long partnership with the team at Belladrum and are looking forward to our 10th year transporting the artists. The event is a fantastic way of showcasing the talent that we have in the Highlands and we are proud to be a part of it."

Joe Gibbs, Founder, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival said ‘Working with Macrae & Dick over the years has meant that we can focus on delivering an award winning festival with the knowledge that the acts we book will be well looked after and transported to the venue on time and in comfort.’

Macrae & Dick will be providing 6 cars for the 2014 Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on the 8th and 9th August and will use 20 drivers over the weekend making around 50 journeys throughout the weekend.

Notes to the Editor

  • Established in 1878 Macrae & Dick Limited has always had an association with the transport industry. It is one of the longest established dealers in UK and was established a generation before the motor car. With dealerships in Inverness, Elgin, Aberdeen, Perth and Stirling, Macrae & Dick employs over 450 people within the region. We are proud to have the franchises for Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota and Mazda and under the Menzies brand BMW and MINI (in Stirling).
  • Macrae & Dick works exclusively within the retail motor industry and related fields. It has workshops and outlets that provide service, parts and body repair work. These include retail and wholesale parts operations and the supply of parts for all makes of cars and vans. With an accident repair centre in Inverness, ‘Hi-Tech’ which is an accredited ARC centre and offers accident management for all types of vehicles.
  • The group also has four fast fit centres based in Inverness, Elgin, Perth and Stirling trading under the ‘Rapid Fit’ banner.
  • For further information on Macrae & Dick Limited visit the website on

For media enquiries please contact: Jennifer Macdonald-Nethercott, Senior Marketing Executive, Macrae & Dick Ltd 01463 230430

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