NEWS Tuesday 26th February 2008, 9:55am

by John Campbell

The Scotwaste Monarchs traditional Pre Season Talk In will go live once again with all supporters invited to join the 2008 Scotwaste Monarchs at the Cairn Hotel Hotel Bathgate on Friday 7 March 2008.

The event will get underway at 7.45pm and admission will be free.

It will be an opportunity to ask any questions of the Promotion but more importantly it will be a chance to meet the whole Scotwaste Monarchs team and ask them about their hopes and aspirations for the new season.

Said co-promoter John Campbell, "We've conducted talk ins for very many years but last season I moved it on line and conducted it through the Monarchs website.

"This was a very popular move although hard work for me. However, some fans suggested that they missed the face to face contact. With all the riders being present in Armadale that afternoon it was the perfect opportunity to have a get together. I hope all our fans will turn out to see what we have on offer."

As a special attractions all the riders will be available for supporters to have their photograph taken with their favourite rider and it is also proposed to set up a completely unique team photograph with all the supporters present. All the photos will be free and available at the first meeting.

Season tickets for the new season will be available as will bus passes for anyone wishing to join the special coach service from Edinburgh each Friday. John McGillivray will also be present to speak to any potential sponsors or advertisers.

John added, " We're considering adding a bit of musical entertainment to the end of the night after all the talking has finished at about ten o'clock to make it a real social occasion. Stand by for further announcements."

So make a note in your diary for Friday 7 March 2008 for a completely free night with the 2008 Scotwaste Monarchs.