Games on

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

THE High­land games sea­son is in full swing, with the Morvern event tak­ing place on Satur­day de­spite the down­pour, and In­ver­aray on Tues­day in the sun.

IT MAY have been the wettest High­land games in the his­tory of High­land games but that did not de­ter the folk of the Morvern penin­sula who turned out to en­joy the day.

The full range of events took place with peo­ple ap­pear­ing as if from out of the rain clouds to take part.

Or­gan­is­ers said they had thought about can­celling the event and said with such a busy games and gala week planned it might not go ahead at all.

It was just as well as it seemed that many peo­ple had trav­elled to take part in the so­cial side of the event – if not for the events them­selves.

The beer tent was packed full of peo­ple watch­ing events from the rel­a­tive dry­ness.

It will cer­tainly be an event that peo­ple now mark other High­land games upon. ‘Och, it is not as wet as Morvern in 2017’.

Even the heavy­weight com­peti­tors strug­gled through the rain to take part in the events but they still com­peted un­der the guid­ance of Brian Robin.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Riona Whyte, thanked ev­ery­one for com­ing out and tak­ing part de­spite the weather. She said: ‘ We are look­ing for­ward to a drier games day next year.’

Run­ning the good race against the wind, rain and the very muddy and slip­pery grass. 29_t29 morvern 13

Cre­nia and Clem were on the door and shel­ter­ing from the pelt­ing rain. 29_t29 morvern 2

Peter Lind­say, chief­tain and mas­ter of all weath­ers, with his mas­sive brolly and Biere De Luxe. 29_t29 morvern 8

Calum MacDougall, piper, and Riona Whyte, or­gan­iser, are all smiles de­spite the rain. 29_t29 morvern 5

If all else fails, eat some candy floss and smile about your medal. 29_t29 morvern 14

Cameron An­son look­ing dap­per with his sun specs and beer. 29_t29 morvern 1

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