A unique mix of supercars and marag dubh is promised at Charlie Barleys on Wednesday (September 11th) with the arrival of five members of the McLaren Owners UK club.

McLaren owner Kenny McLeod is bringing a posse of the distinctive cars on a tour through the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and they’re set to call at Charlie Barleys on Wednesday for a fundraising event.

Kenny said: “I visited your beautiful island back in April and had one of the best driving tours I've ever enjoyed. (And I include several trips around Europe!) Promised I'd be back and am bringing some of my pals with me from the McLaren Owners UK Club.”

The cars will not only be on display for an hour between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, but will be available to sit in and take photos. There’ll also be a raffle, with each one of the cars on offer for a 15-minute spin around the area as one of the prizes.

As well as five memorable drives out, Charlie Barleys have added vouchers for the shop and some of their famous black pudding as prizes. All of the money raised will go to Bethesda Hospice.

A spokesman for Charlie Barleys said: “There’ll be donations boxes out and all the cars will be parked in front of the shop. The forecast at the moment doesn’t look too bad, so we’re hoping for a good turnout!”
The picture shows Kenny McLeod’s McLaren outside Charlie Barleys in April this year (Charles M Macleod).