Weather remains dry for annual games

DANCING: Jacob Barr and Hannah McSheffrey, both Kirriemuir, competing in the Highland dancing at Strathmore Highland Games on Sundsy.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

DANCING: Jacob Barr and Hannah McSheffrey, both Kirriemuir, competing in the Highland dancing at Strathmore Highland Games on Sundsy.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

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DESPITE threatening skies, the weather remained for the annual Strathmore Highland Games held in the picturesque grounds of Glamis Castle on Sunday.

There was an excellent four-figure crowd to witness a number of new course records during a day of competitive action.

GET TOGETHER: Games Chieftain Lord Glamis (left) in the company of Strathmore Highland Games chairman Charlie Murray.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

GET TOGETHER: Games Chieftain Lord Glamis (left) in the company of Strathmore Highland Games chairman Charlie Murray.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

Sebastian Wenta from Poland was the star turn on the day, setting new course records in the 56 lb. weight event, 16 lb. shot putt and the 222 lb. shot putt.

He also won the 29 lb. weight event.

In addition to the traditional heavy events, there was plenty to keep the crowds occupied, with a tug o’ war competition, running, cycling, Highland dancing, solo piping, pipe bands and drum majors competitions.

There were also popular kiddies races, a wide variety of stalls, with refreshments available throughout the afternoon.

Acting as games chieftain for the first time was Lord Glamis, with Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore, accepting the position of honorary patron of the games.

A ringside collection was taken in aid of the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Dundee.