The Stig gears up for Scottish streets


By Michael MacLeod

THE most mysterious man on TV is on course to amaze thrill-seekers with his driving skills in Scotland this summer.

The Stig has been unveiled as the special guest for this year’s Glasgow Show between August 1 and 2 on Glasgow Green.

The BBC Top Gear test driver, who never speaks or removes his dark-tinted helmet, is loved by millions of TV viewers for his calm approach to extreme driving.

The line-up for the Glasgow Show was announced yesterday along with the Clyde River Festival under the joint banner or “It’s Glasgow Festival Time.”

The weekend before masked motoring stuntman Stig hits the city’s roads, the shores of the River Clyde will host the world’s Jet Ski champion.

Four-time World Pro Freestyle Champion Lee Stone will show off his sensational stunts at the water fest, which draws over 85,000 people.
The daredevil stuntman tops the bill in festival, in and around the Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, the SECC and Glasgow Science Centre.

Along with Stone’s amazing back-flips on water, festival-goers will have the chance to take to the water themselves.

Seaforce, the powerboat training school, will be offering short rides on their high-speed rib, while festival favourite, the white knuckle Zapcat, will be available for taster sessions.

The River Festival, on July 25 and 26, will also host the Waverley Steamer and Loch Lomond seaplanes.

The two weekend events have become major visitor attractions with the Glasgow Show last year attended by 60,000 people and the River Festival attracting 87,000.

Lord Provost, Bob Winter, said: “I am delighted to announce that the people of Glasgow, and visitors to the city, can now enjoy two consecutive weekends of family entertainment in and around two of the city’s most iconic locations, the River Clyde and Glasgow Green.

“The festivals highlight ways to enjoy the city on both water and land and the strength of this year’s programme emphasises Glasgow’s versatility as a place for people to work, live and play.

“I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy themselves during Glasgow Festival Time and celebrate all the things that make Glasgow such a vibrant and inspiring city.”


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