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Knockhill Racing Circuit Information and Buildings

One amazing venue... so many uses!

Knockhill Racing Circuit is Scotland’s only approved MSA and FIA Internationally graded Circuit and is famous for hosting major televised motorsport events. Knockhill also has a fantastic central location, nearby motorway network and is convenient to both Edinburgh airport and the Ferry Port at Rosyth. It’s 200 acre site, array of tracks, buildings, open areas and on site parking for 3500 cars make Knockhill a unique and adaptable site for any purpose.

Track information:

Knockhill Racing Circuit is a demanding road-circuit style track, 1.3 miles (2km) long, and 30 feet (10 m) wide, with a unique series of twists, turns, drops and climbs, varying by around 200 feet (60m) from highest to lowest point.

On a recent trip to Scotland, British Touring Car sensation Fabrizio Giovanardi described the circuit, “It’s a really testing circuit which demands a style of driving you don’t use on any of the other circuits in Britain. In that way it’s unique. You really do have to concentrate 100% all the time because each lap is so short. It’s important you adapt your driving style to suit the track. But it’s great fun”, commented the talented Italian.

Track Options:

Circuit Length Key
International Circuit 1.3 miles International Circuit Key
National Circuit 1 mile National Circuit Key
Tri Oval Circuit 0.3 miles Tri-Oval Circuit Key

Other Tracks Info
Tarmac Rally Stage 1 mile purpose built rally stage using closed off perimeter road.
Rallycross/Supermoto track 1 mile, two surface circuit using compacted dust surface linking to the tarmac race track
4x4 Off Road Courses 2 on-site venues for off-roading, 3 mile extreme terrain and a 1.5 mile mild - intermediate terrarin option
Skid Pan 60mx30m purpose built skid pan area.
Brake Avoidance Lane 60mx6m utilised for brake avoidance training

Other Areas Info
Paddock 1 Tarmac area 180mx50m
Paddock2 Tarmac area 140mx50m
Paddock 3 Gravel area 130mx13m
Paddock 4 Gravel area 150mx20m
Open Grass Areas 5 acre open grass areas ideal for pilot buggies, quads etc. or used as on-site car parking

Knockhill Racing Circuit is has a number of buildings and areas available for hire. With our flexible approach and adaptable staff we are confident we can tailor the venue to your specific requirements. Knockhill Racing Circuit have hosted various types of events over the years and some of these are listed below.

  • Press Days
  • Product Launches
  • Manufacturer Trackdays
  • Corporate Activity Days
  • Exhibitions and Shows
  • Vehicle Testing Tracks
  • Off-road & Truck Events
  • Team Building
  • Meetings & Conferences
  • Driver Training Centre
  • Venue for TV Specials
  • Festival & Pop Concert Venue


Other Tracks Size (metres) Usage
Media Centre 10 x 10 Classrooms, Conference centre, Press room, meeting room, administration point
Rally Lodge + Balcony 7.5 x 6 Raceday Hospitality, Conference Centre, Waiting Area, Administartion Point, Corporate Entertainment Base.
Private Viewing Gallery, Excellent BBQ area.
Capacities: 30 seated / 40 theatre
Kinnairds Restaurant 9 x 9 Reception/Sign-on point, Catering, Conferences, Displays & private functions
Capacities: 80 seated / 100 theatre
Champions’ Clubhouse 14 x 9 Reception/Sign-on Area, Catering and public bar, Conference & Meetings, Administration Point and Display area
Champions’ Clubhouse 10 x 10 Fully operational medical centre.

Kinnairds Resturant

Knockhill’s very own onsite restaurant is centrally located right next to the karting centre, and is open for customers to just walk in for a wide variety of meals and snacks. Even if it’s just a coffee, Kinnairds provides a warm, comfortable central point for meeting friends or just relaxing before or after your karting event. The menu changes daily with a variety of options including vegetarian and on request gluten free options.

Disabled Access & Baby Changing Facilities

Knockhill Racing Circuit is generally very accessible to disabled customers, parking areas and ramps are provided into all of the major buildings. Disabled toilets are in various positions onsite. Please just ask any member of staff for details or assistance, we are more than happy to help. There are baby changing facilities in Kinnairds Restaurant which is adjacent to the Karting Centre.

Payment Methods

Knockhill Racing Circuit, Knockhill Karting Centre and Kinnairds Restaurant accept cash and all major credit or debit cards (including AMEX & American Express). We do not have a cashline facility onsite.

Based at Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre, Knockhill Karting Centre is Fife’s ONLY outdoor karting track and Scotlands ONLY Karting Centre running LPG Gas Karts. Thunder round our 500m floodlit karting track in Sodi GT2 gas powered karts at up to 50mph or zoom around in cadet karts up to 25mph.

Karting Events:

  • Individual Track Sessions
  • Open Endurance Races
  • Group Grand/Super Prixs
  • Group Sprint Races
  • Group Endurance Races
  • Kids Karting Club
  • Kids Karting Parties
  • Kids Sprint Races
  • Kids Track Sessions
  • Karting Gift Vouchers

Click here to see the latest Karting availablity (updated daily)

Q. Can Knockhill provide catering?

A. Yes, we can provide breaskfast, 1-2-3 course lunches, afternoon tea, dinners and various other dishes/refreshements.

Q. Are there set up charges?

A. The hire charge on set up is decided once the level of organisation is known and can range from 0 to 100% of the hire rate.

Q. Can the hirer brand the site?

A. Yes, provided that the exsisting signage is not covered, a hirer can brand the site with banners, flags (15 flag poles on site), boards etc. This may be erected on the morning of a hire, or day/evening defore, depending on access.

Q. Is there a weight/height restriction on track?

A. No vehicle over 3 tons is permitted on track, heavier vehicles are allowed to cross the track only to gain access to the centre of the circuit. A height restriction of 15ft is in place for footbridge clearance.

Q. Is there a limit to the number of cars on track?

A. Knockhill’s race licence is limited to 28 cars on track. Around 20 is suggest is suggested due to the length and nature of the track.

Q. Can Knockhill provide event support staff?

A. Yes. Knockhill has contracts with some of the highest graded licensed instructors for all driving disciplines, day and overnight security, stewards and gate staff.

Q. Is there a fuel supply on site?

A. Yes. Unleaded and deisel.

Q. Are there road routes available?
A. Yes. With the selection of local roads, various routes can be advised ranging from approximately 12 minutes to one hour routes.

Q. Is there a wash bay/valeting area?
A. Yes. A professional machine can be hired and Knockhill can provide a valeting service.

Q. Is there power on site?
A. No. Generators are required for all temporary structures. Regular 240v in all buildings.

Q. Are there areas for erecting marquees?
A. Frame structures can be erected, using appropriate weights in tarmac areas, the use of metal pins are strictly prohibited. The hospitality flat pad overlooking the hairpin is ideal for this.