Extract from organisers press release
Whilst it looked achievable during 4Q20 that a reasonably large-scale outdoor event in July 2021 was achievable, with the new lockdown, rising cases and new variants of the virus, there are strong indications that this year will continue to be disrupted despite the vaccine roll-out. It will therefore come as no surprise to some that we announce the difficult but sensible decision to wait until July 2022 to stage Royal Deeside Motor Show when we can be more certain of being able to deliver it safely and secure the maximum showcase of motors possible. We have considered a later date in 2021, but this would again be shrouded in doubt and then susceptible to a higher chance of being impacted by inclement weather.
However, it is not all doom and gloom. This postponement presents a huge opportunity for us to work with our sponsors and exhibitors over a longer period of time and continue to plan for an enhanced experience for 2022, including for example the potential to expand from one day to two days, offer overnight accommodation onsite, additional entertainment and experiences, and even a bitesize version of the event this coming Summer, if at all possible and a sensible thing to do. We therefore announce that the new date for Royal Deeside Motor Show 2022 is 16-17 July 2022.