SSDT Archive

Featuring the Scottish Six Days Trial programme front covers from 1947-2022.

All images are from the John Moffat SSDT Private Collection.

Trials Guru features the iconic front covers of the official programmes. There is quite a variety and they change as the years progress. The official programme has become a collector’s item over the years, especially the older editions.

Over time, Trials Guru will share more in this archive, all related to historic SSDT events since the post WW2 period from 1947.

(Cover photo courtesy of the Hugh Hunter Collection on Trials Guru)

The complete SSDT Programme collection from 1947 – 2019!

1947

The 1947 Scottish Six Days Trial was the first event since the Second World War. The front cover shows Norton rider Ted Breffitt senior on Kinloch Rannoch – Cover provided by the John Moffat SSDT Memorabilia Archive

1948

The 1948 programme featured Harold Taylor and passenger on their 500cc Ariel outfit on ‘Mamore’ near Kinlochleven. Taylor only had one leg and was ACU Team Manager for many Motocross Des Nations events.

1949

1950

1951

1951, the programme was originally printed with the wrong date and had to have a label gummed over with the corrected date.

1952

1953

Matchless team rider, Dick Clayton on Kinlochourn in the 1952 trial.

1954

AJS team manager and former SSDT winner, B.H.M. ‘Hugh’ Viney.

The Rules of the SSDT – 1954

1955

1956

BSA factory rider, Jeff Smith in the 1955 trial which he won on his Gold Star BSA.

1957

1958

The 1958 programme featuring the previous year’s winner, John Brittain on his factory Royal Enfield. The observer on the right is Iain Pollock, a local man who lived in Kinlochleven and who found many of the routes and sections around the Kinlochleven area.

1959

The highly sought after SSDT Golden Jubilee edition from 1959.

1960

1961

1962

1963

The 1963 programme featured Gordon Jackson who won in 1961 losing just one mark, but photographed in the 1962 trial at the same spot he lost his one mark the previous year.

1964

Gordon Blakeway in the 1963 trial aboard the factory AJS 187BLF which carried 1961 winner Gordon Jackson to victory.

1965

The front cover of the 1965 Scottish, the first two-stroke win in the trials history. The photo depicts Swiss rider, R Wyss from Heimberg on his 246cc Greeves in the 1964 trial, who lost 335 marks and gained a second class award – Cover photograph courtesy of the John Moffat SSDT Programme Archive.

1966

The 1966 programme cover photo broke away from tradition by featuring a rider competing, but not in the Scottish Six Days.

1967

The 1967 SSDT programme cover featured the 1966 winner, Alan Lampkin on his factory BSA 748MOE

1968

The 1968 programme featured Edinburgh rider, Douglas Bald on his Greeves competing in the 1967 trial. Bald became Scottish Trials Champion in 1968.

1969

The 1969 programme featured 1968 winner Sammy Miller (252 Bultaco) watched closely by ISDT GB team rider, Ernie Page from Edinburgh.

1970

1969 winner, Bill Wilkinson (Greeves) on the cover of the 1970 SSDT programme, tackling Grey Mare’s Ridge.

1971

Fort William’s Rodger Mount (Montesa) has a five on Grey Mare’s Ridge the previous year. Rodger went on to become a three times Scottish Trials Champion 1971-1973.

1972

The 1972 programme featured lady rider, Louie McLean on her factory Douglas and Arthur Lampkin on Laggan Locks on his factory 250cc BSA.

1973

The 1973 programme featured 1970 winner Mick Andrews on his factory OSSA prototype which led to the Mick Andrews Replica (MAR) in 1972.

1974

1975

1976

1977

1977 Rear cover. Comerfords advert for Bultaco

1978

1979

The big mistake! The 1979 SSDT programme proclaimed Martin Lampkin a previous SSDT winner, but used a photo of him riding the Scott Trial in North Yorkshire and not the previous year’s SSDT.

1980

1981

The 1981 programme used a map image of the route for a front cover design, usually the previous year’s winner image adorned the front cover design.

1982

1983

1984 – 1998 programmes were supplied as part of the event coverage afforded by Trials & Motocross News (Morecombe Press). These programmes were newspaper grade publications.

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

1999 – the only year that the Edinburgh & District club permitted the sponsor’s name to be used in the title of the event.

2000

The very unusual 2000 SSDT programme which featured the winning School’s Painting Competition which was won by Carol Scott (aged 10 years) of Lochyside Primary School, Fort William.

2001 – No programme was produced as the ‘foot & mouth’ epidemic caused the event to be cancelled. Only a commemorative sticker was produced but not destributed.

2002

2003

Amos Bilbao was the 2002 winner on his 315R Montesa, featured here on the front cover of the 2003 programme cover.

2004

2003 winner Joan Pons on his Sherco

2005

2004 winner, Graham Jarvis on his 290 Sherco was featured on the 2005 programme cover.

2006

Sam Connor (290 Sherco) was the 2005 winner.

2007

2006 winner, Graham Jarvis (290 Sherco) featured on the following year’s front cover.

2008

The Big Mistake! The 2008 programme front cover avoided the proof readers, when the SSDT became the Scottish Six Days Trail! James Dabill (300 Montesa) was the 2007 winner featured on the cover in 2008.

2009

An Eric Kitchen image of Dougie Lampkin (270 Beta) who was the 2008 winner and featured on the following year’s cover.

2010

Dougie Lampkin on ‘Lagnaha’ during his 2009 win on the 270 Beta.

2011

The 2011 SSDT Centenary edition which will become the top collector’s item as time goes by. 2010 winner, Alexz Wigg (270 Beta) is featured along with Gordon Jackson (AJS) who won the SSDT four times.

2012

James Dabill won the ‘centenary’ SSDT in 2011 on his 270 Beta, featured on the 2012 programme cover.

2013

2013 winner Dougie Lampkin (300 Gas Gas) on ‘Creag Lundie’ featured on the 2014 programme cover.

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

… 2020 – No programme produced due to world wide pandemic

… 2021 – No programme produced due to world wide pandemic

… 2022

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