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