The 1981 international between Scotland and England at Powderhall was filmed by Scottish Television, with introduction by Andy Melvin and commentary by Don Cumming. Additional comments were provided by Bert Harkins. The racing was reasonable but not as good as some weeks. The half hour programme was given a late midweek slot so viewing figures were probably not exceptional. Some interviews filmed were not shown due to a dispute over the size of the letters COURAGE on the race jackets - the meeting was sponsored by Courage. England won 64-43 and one of the heats showed Ivan Blacka tapping partner Steve Lawson on the shoulder! Riders most visible in the picture are Neil Collins, Alan Emerson, Steve Lawson, Ivan Blacka, Dave Trownson, Chris Turner, Martin Dixon and Rob Grant.

Photographer: Bill Moodie.