Honorary patron for Highland Games

THE annual Strathmore Highland Games will be held in the grounds of Glamis Castle this Sunday, with the stunning backdrop of the castle in full view.

The programme is made up of all the traditional heavyweight events, tug of war, running, cycling, highland dancing, solo piping, pipe bands and drum majors competitions.

There will be the popular kiddies races and the organisers are fortunate to hold three official Scottish Highland Games Association championships - the Scottish caber, 800 metres cycling and the eight-man open tug-of-war, with a pre games entry of seven teams.

A wide variety of stalls, catering and refreshments are available as well as kiddies rides.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Lord Glamis as chieftain for the first time and to thank Lady Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore, for accepting the position as Honorary Patron of the games.

“So come along and help us uphold the true sporting and cultural traditions of Scotland.”

The games will commence at 12.30 pm (weather permitting). Admission - adults £6, children, students and senior citizens £3, family ticket £15, car parking £1.

The proceeds from a ringside collection will be in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, Dundee.