Popular Highland Games extend a traditional welcome

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An historic and popular Highland Games is returning to the area next month with the promise of a busy and vibrant programme.

Set in the beautiful grounds of Cortachy Castle where they have taken place since the 1880s, Cortachy Highland Games and Flower Show is a very traditional highland games event that retains its charm, and each year extends a warm and a friendly welcome to everyone who comes from the local area as well as from all over Scotland and around the world.

It has even become a yearly holiday for some extended families, who enjoy reliving their own childhood with their own young families.

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The Cortachy Highland Games, which will be held on Sunday, August 14 from 1pm, is a fun day out for all, and families love it as there are many displays and activities for everyone to see and take part in.

The Highland games have been held in the grounds of Cortachy Castle since the 1880s.The Highland games have been held in the grounds of Cortachy Castle since the 1880s.
The Highland games have been held in the grounds of Cortachy Castle since the 1880s.

These include children’s races, fancy dress competitions, flower and handy crafts in the industrial shows and competitions, traditional heavy events, tug of war, highland dancing, a piping competition, photographic competition, even a dog show and the even more traditional and somewhat chaotic dog race.

The event’s climax is the famous duck race down the River South Esk, and the games close with a great auction of much of the produce exhibited in the main marquee

A games spokesperson said : “T here will be a variety of craft and local business stalls to tempt you. Also visit the tea tent for tea/coffee with a scone or pancake.

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“This year the annual games raffle has once again amazing prizes, thanks to the generosity of the games patrons and supporters.

“ To appreciate the joys of the Cortachy highland games and flower show you can obtain information with details of the events, how to take part, display and sell your crafts or just to see some pictures of this historic and beautiful setting go to the games websitewww.cortachygames.co.uk.”

Additional information of this year’s games and flower show can be obtained from Anna Robertson by telephonin g 07834 457551 or by e-mailing [email protected].

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