Carbon Positive

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally steps up a gear in its Carbon Offset commitment

    • The Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally will enhance its environmental commitment by carbon offsetting all competitors’ emissions at the 13-15 October event
    • Partnering once again with Carbon Positive Motorsport, the popular rally will almost double its offset commitment compared to 2022, with around 70,000Kg CO2e set to be offset
    • The commitment is the second highest level of offsetting by a UK rally

In 2021, the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally broke new ground by becoming the first rally in the UK to take meaningful measures to mitigate its environmental impact. And in the heart of Scotland’s Climate Week, event organisers will kick-start a significant uplift in its long-term environmental roadmap, by ensuring that all competitors in this year’s event [13-15 October] will offset their carbon emissions, thanks to a continued partnership with Carbon Positive Motorsport.Working closely once again with the industry-leading firm, the Mull Rally will offset more than 70,000Kg CO2e with the use of a world-class Woodland Carbon Code-certified carbon offsetting project based in the Highlands of Scotland, ensuring it provides additional environmental benefits, such as improved biodiversity and the rewilding of native tree species.

Since its inaugural commitment to recognise its environmental impact, the Mull Rally has continued to uplift its obligation to sustainability and in 2022, the rally was able to commit to future offsetting of 46,000kg CO2e thanks to a large number of competitors supporting the initiative.

In 2023, the event chose to mandate offsetting for each competitor which will ensure the event is set to offset more CO2e than most other stage rally events in the world, reinforcing its pledge to be one of the leading events for commitment to sustainability and longevity. This is coupled with several environmental champions who will help spread the positive message for change within the sport’s networks.

New event team members will be dedicated to environmental issues and the ambition to reach Motorsport UK and FIA Environmental Accreditation. This includes the use of Motorsport UK’s Carbon Calculator to better understand total event carbon emissions which will lead to ongoing evaluations and reductions in event processes, such as printing and island movements.

Fans and volunteers are also able to contribute towards their carbon footprint, with Carbon Positive Motorsport offering a 20% discount on the carbon offsetting services when travelling to the event.

Clerk of the Course of the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally, Richard Crozier said:

“Ensuring that our event continues to deliver an ever more positive environmental legacy for the island year on year, is of massive importance to us.”

“We are proud to have been the first rally in the UK to have recognised the importance of this area and after starting our environmental journey back in 2021, we continue building further upon that with each running. It’s been great to partner with Carbon Positive Motorsport since last year, as fellow motorsport enthusiasts passionate about this area.”

“The addition this year of our own dedicated Environmental Champions in Anna Kebke and Thomas Johnstone, has been a real boost to the event. We look forward to what we can achieve together in 2023, and ensuring that future generations are able to respect, protect and enjoy the Isle of Mull for years to come.”

Paul Glass, founder of Carbon Positive Motorsport added, “It is a great privilege to support the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally. We all have a responsibility to contribute in a meaningful way to mitigate our impact on climate change and the environment, and the Mull Rally once again sets out to demonstrate such a local contribution to an increasing global problem.”

“I want to thank the organisers and all the competitors this year and last year for their support of our initiative. Our ambition is to help make motorsport and the environment sustainable for future generations to enjoy.”

For more information on Carbon Positive Motorsport or to pledge, visit:



Barbados bound

Barbados bound; sensational prize opportunity for two-wheel-drive Mull Rally competitors

  • Rally Barbados offers Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally two-wheel-drive competitors the chance of a Caribbean trip and entry
  • All signed-up entrants in front or rear-wheel-drive cars that finish the 2023 Mull Rally are eligible
  • Prize includes free entry and shipping to the 2024 Rally Barbados

Two-wheel-drive competitors in this year’s Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally [13-15 October] will be in line to win a trip to the Caribbean and a free entry to the popular Rally Barbados in 2024, thanks to an impressive prize opportunity courtesy of the Barbados Rally Club.

Any entrant participating in this year’s Mull Rally in a front or rear-wheel drive machinery will be eligible for the amazing entry prize offer, plus free return shipping from the UK to Barbados for their rally car, if they register before the start of the rally. The lucky winner will then be drawn live, at random from all two-wheel-drive finishers in Tobermory on Sunday 15 October, during the ever-popular prizegiving ceremony.

The prize, offered by the Barbados Rally Club with support from Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc is part of a promotional campaign for the 2024 edition of Rally Barbados which takes place for the 34th time and is set to take place Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2024. The traditional Rally Show and King of the Hill serves as the final shakedown and seeding event on 25 and 26 May and entry is also included in the prize offering; the winner will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

This year’s Mull Rally will see around two-thirds of the entry tackle the 130-mile – 17-stage event in two-wheel-drive examples and each contender will be eligible for the offering if they have registered beforehand and have been classified as an official finisher.

Rally Barbados Director Neil Barnard will be travelling to Mull, where he will be hosted by one of the Deputy Clerks of the Course Sue Sanders, who has been a safety advisor to Rally Barbados in the past.

Barnard explains: “Mull is a niche, unique rally that shares many characteristics with Rally Barbados: it is an island-based tarmac event run on closed roads and I am looking forward to promoting Barbados, our event and also getting an understanding of the challenges the organisers face and more importantly how they deal with them.

“I hope the prize drive will attract a good response. The random draw means any 2wd finisher can win and not necessarily the fastest, so there’s a terrific opportunity for one of Mull’s loyal clubman supporters to come and enjoy our event. We will also draw a couple of reserve drivers in case the winner finds it impossible to make the trip.”

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally Clerk of the Course Richard Crozier said: “This is a tremendously exciting initiative, and we extend our huge thanks to the Barbados Rally Club for putting up this mega prize. Rally Barbados has grown tremendously in global stature from its inaugural running in 1990, and likewise the Mull Rally, formerly the Tour of Mull, has a proud history dating back to 1969, developing a passionate following both in the UK and overseas.

“Rally Barbados has seen a good number of Scottish and UK crews head across the Atlantic to compete over the years, all of whom have returned with big smiles and plenty of stories to tell, so this is a great opportunity for one of our 2WD crews to sample that. There are huge synergies between the challenges both events face as island-based sporting and cultural events, and we can’t wait to extend Neil a warm welcome to Scotland in October and continue to develop this nascent partnership.”


Eligible competitors can register here:

2023 Rally Merchandise

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Shop is OPEN’ for the 2023 Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally merchandise.

Working with our Scottish partner, Caledonian Clothing, we have pulled together a range of garments to cover what we hope will meet all your needs. Plus, if you have any specific requirements then the team at Caledonian can do some ‘one offs’, but they will need some notice for this.

So if you need something for on the event, then pre order now, or maybe a stocking filler for Xmas – ahhh, not long away now!