Strathmore Highland Games Calls In The Heavies!

The pulling power of these strong men's in no doubt! Photo by Barry Robb

On June 14, Glamis Castle near Forfar, Angus, will provide the magnificent setting for the Strathmore Highland Games, which features a full programme of traditional contests and competitions.

“We have a full calendar of events showcasing the finest athletes on the Highland Games circuits,” revealed Lorna Cochrane of Strathmore Highland Games.

“There’s the British Tug-of-War Championships, along with the Heavies flexing their muscles at the Caber Toss and other Strong Men competitions and, of course, our Pipe Band Competition, which will culminate in the Mass Pipe Bands at the end of the day.”

The Strathmore Highland Games also has children’s races, races for international visitors, ice cream, bouncy castles, Scottish food and drink stalls and home grown crafts.

‘A truly Scottish day out’

“In addition, visitors to our games can also discover a historic Scottish castle while they’re here, enabling Strathmore Highland Games to offer a truly Scottish day out.”

The Strathmore Highland Games start at 10.30pm with solo piping, with the Highland Dancers taking to the stage at 12 noon and the official opening at 12.30pm by the Games’ Chieftan.


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