Fun and games at Inveraray

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16 Jul 2012 - 13:31

ALL roads lead to Inveraray on Tuesday July 17 as the Royal Burgh prepares for its annual Highland games in the grounds of Inveraray Castle.

This year’s event promises a feast of Highland culture and tradition with pipe bands, Highland dancing and a variety of athletic events – including the world caber tossing championships. With a children’s fair, lots of trade and charity stalls and the best of Scottish food and drink, Inveraray Highland Games promises to be a fantastic family day out.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Lead Councillor for Community and Culture, Louise Glen-Lee, said: “We have a long tradition of hosting Highland games in Argyll and Bute. I would encourage both local people and those visiting the area on holiday to come to Inveraray on Tuesday and enjoy the games. There really is something for everyone and Inveraray Highland Games offers the perfect way to experience and celebrate our rich culture and heritage.”

She added: “We hope to hold a meeting in the autumn with all those involved in organising the many Highland games across Argyll and Bute. Bringing people together to hear their views and share their experiences will help  to strengthen the tradition of these wonderful events and further sustain their future.”

The Inveraray Highland Games venue is well signposted from both directions on the A83 and free parking is available at Winterton Park. The games start with a pipe band parade from the town centre at 10.45am, with athletics, piping and dancing contests and wrestling taking place on the field from 10am.