Morvern Games and Gala marks 30 years

The Oban Times - - News -

MORVERN Games and Gala week will cel­e­brate its 30th an­niver­sary this year.

Hailed as one of the most scenic games in Scot­land, the week will start on Satur­day July 15 with Morvern High­land Games at Knock Park, Locha­line.

Stu­art Jackson, for­mer games and gala week chair­man, said: ‘ There had been games and chil­dren’s sports in years gone by, but both had been in abeyance for years un­til the Sport­ing Club of Locha­line in­sti­gated their re­vival. Many of us had en­joyed the ben­e­fits of grow­ing up in the area and had taken part in the myr­iad of com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties that helped shape our for­ma­tive years. We did not want to deny our chil­dren the same ex­pe­ri­ences.

‘I am de­lighted that not only did we cre­ate an event that the com­mu­nity sup­ported but that our ex­pec­ta­tions have been ex­ceeded, as here we are 30 years on and still go­ing.

‘My fam­ily ties to the event go back more than 60 years, when my grand­fa­ther, Jimmy Macgre­gor, was games sec­re­tary. As a fam­ily, we are ex­tremely proud this year’s win­ner of the Morvern Mile will re­ceive a tro­phy in mem­ory of my grand­fa­ther. I hope Morvern Games and Gala Week goes from strength to strength and that the whole com­mu­nity en­joys and par­tic­i­pates in this won­der­ful event.’

To mark the 30th year, the com­mit­tee de­cided the games field would ben­e­fit from a facelift and with fi­nan­cial sup­port from Morvern Com­mu­nity Trust and Ard­tor­nish Hy­dro Fund, have bought new fenc­ing and seat­ing.

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