Western Isles

The Oban Times - - Districts -

IS­LAN­DERS com­pet­ing at this year’s NatWest Is­land Games will be an­nounced this week and the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany has con­firmed it will con­tinue as the team’s main spon­sor.

The com­pany will spon­sor the Western Isles Is­land Games Association (WIIGA) which will com­pete against 23 other coun­tries in Swe­den.

The week-long in­ter­na­tional event is be­ing hosted by Got­land this year be­tween June 24 and June 30.

WIIGA will take a squad of 90 to 100 peo­ple to the games in­clud­ing ath­letes, coaches and a med­i­cal team, and ex­pects to be ac­com­pa­nied by fam­ily mem­bers.

The games pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for is­land ath­letes to com­pete at a high level in an in­ter­na­tional event.

The Got­land or­gan­is­ers ex­pect more than 3,000 peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate.

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