RACING returns to East Fortune this weekend, with the final rounds of the Scottish Motorcycle Racing and Melville Club championships.

The meeting will conclude with the 17-lap Steve Hislop Trophy Race, held annually in memory of one of Scotland's greatest racers.

A packed programme is promised, including the final rounds of the Safe Access Formula 125, held to encourage youngsters into racing with the riders sharing £3,000 prize money presented by Safe Access Highland - a generous sponsor of motorcycle sport in Scotland.

The Melville Club will also be presenting prize funds in excess in £10,000 to the top four racers in most of the Open Championships.

Hawick's John Dean has already won the Scottish Superbike Championship which was secured during the recent Knockhill meeting.

Dean will also be hoping to take home the Hislop Trophy, won last year for the first time by Fife's Greg Gilfillan, with Gifford teenager, Lewis Rollo, now racing in British Suerbikes, finishing runner-up.

Another Hislop Trophy hopeful will be Torquil Paterson, a previous winner.

Haddington's Paul McClung has already secured every title in Scotland including the Scottish Lightweights' Championship which he currently leads by 148 points over second place Gillian McGaw but he wants a clean sweep of Scottish Championship races as well as a run in the Hislop Trophy Race.

Another County racer hoping to take home the Hislop Trophy is East Linton's Marti Brown, who made a welcome return to Superbikes this year after having taken a break from racing.

Other local racers hoping to be part of the Hislop grid include Roddy Hutchison, Stuart Higgins, Andy Dunnet and Steven Patterson.

Practice and qualifying will start at 9.00am on both days.

Admission is £10 for adults with no charge for accompanied children and senior citizens and everyone is welcome in the paddock.