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All the world loves Highland games

HIGHLAND GAMES CALENDAR 2018

HELENSBURGH AND LOMOND HIGHLAND GAMES

Saturday June 2

The Helensburgh and Lomond Games are unique in that the event is linked to two clans, the Colquhoun and the MacAuley, whose chiefs alternate the duties of chieftain of the games.

Traditional competitions such as the dancing and athletics are on show along with the ‘heavy’ events like tossing the caber.

The spectators can join in by competing in events for old and young alike at the games, which are held at Helensburgh Rugby Club grounds. The origin of today’s games can be traced back to 1889.

LORNE HIGHLAND GAMES

Sunday June 24

Mossfield Park, Oban is home to Lorne Highland Games, a great, fun-filled day for all the family to enjoy, which has become as popular with tourists as it has with locals. So much so that this is known as ‘The People’s Games’.

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