Good pictures which bring back some memories from me too. My first SCU race was Sidlaws and I will always remember that killer grassy climb at the start. There was always a good crowd at the Bombholes and the fenceline downhill called "the steps" was a good place to make up time on the poor bike handlers.
I've not ridden there since those days but whenever I pass Dundee in the car I look up at the transmitter masts - one day I too may have to make a pilgrimage.
Other race courses from those days that are closer to my home and that I still ride frequently are... Kirkhill at Aberdeen, Scolty at Banchory and Fetteresso at Stonehaven. The other race I remember was the Alpine Bikes races at Hill of Coull near Aboyne, these were early season races and were know for tricky trails, terrible weather and horrific injuries... perfect
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
95 Kona Explosif Singlespeed/Fixie - 100% Thrashed since new and it's still very well loved (and it looks it).
Dave Lloyd C.A.T.S W.I.S.K.A.S - Built, ridden, loved, and sold.