Highlands & Islands

European classic MG car gathering for Aviemore

Scotland is to host one of the largest gatherings of classic MG cars in 2013, it has been announced.

About 300 cars are expected to be turned out for the MG Car Club European Event of the Year in Aviemore, from 16 to 20 August.

The inaugural gathering was held in Luxembourg in 1997. This year it is to take place in Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Ardennes.

Aviemore will be the first place in the UK to hold the event.

The MG Car Club's Caledonian Centre was awarded the right to host the 2013 event.