Call­ing all High­land Games heavy­weights!

Argyllshire Advertiser - - FEATURE -

Camp­bel­town is set to host its sec­ond 21st cen­tury High­land heavy­weight com­pe­ti­tion next week­end.

Last year saw the first Camp­bel­town High­land Games for around 20 years, and it proved so suc­cess­ful, de­spite dull, driz­zly weather, that a sec­ond will be held next Satur­day, on Septem­ber 22.

The 2018 Camp­bel­town High­land Games, fea­tur­ing mu­sic, danc­ing and more, will take place on the Hospi­tal Field.

There will be the tra­di­tional heavy­weight games, in­clud­ing the caber toss and tug ‘o war, as well as more ath­letic com­pe­ti­tions, some Courier-spon­sored, in­clud­ing 100m, 200m races and fun races.

The Games com­mit­tee has built on its suc­cess to at­tract a huge num­ber of spon­sors this year.

Glen Sco­tia Dis­tillery, which has sup­plied 12 bot­tles as prizes, is the main spon­sor.

Drams will be avail­able in the en­ter­tain­ment tent, which also boasts a num­ber of live mu­sic acts, all day, and there may be a bar­rel-rolling com­pe­ti­tion.

There is also a beer and ca­ter­ing tent from Ar­gyll Bak­eries and Caden­heads will have a stall fea­tur­ing its whisky, gin and rum.

Fur­ther whisky prizes come in the form of spe­cial bot­tles from Spring­bank and a num­ber of minia­tures.

Track and field spon­sors in­clude the Camp­bel­town Courier, Jog Scot­land, Ac­tive Schools, Camp­bel­town Run­ning Club, MOK Run, McFadyens Trans­port Ltd and Camp­bel­town Young Farm­ers.

A High­land Games spokesper­son said: ‘We have lots of events and races for ju­niors, men and ladies with cash prizes in each cat­e­gory and tro­phies for over­all win­ners.

‘In ad­di­tion there are choco­lates for prizes for the pop­u­lar fun races – sack race, the three legged and wheel­bar­row.

‘We’d love to get some team en­tries in for the tug o’ war which of­fers great cash prizes, whisky and tro­phies.’

The day kicks off at 1pm, fin­ish­ing off at 6pm with an en­try fee of £5 for adults and £2 for chil­dren, which in­cludes a pro­gramme.

How­ever, there is no ex­tra charge to take part in any of the events, com­peti­tors just sign up for free at the sec­re­tary’s tent in the mid­dle of the field.

Any­body who fan­cies them­self as a High­land heavy­weight hero should jump to the Hospi­tal Field next Satur­day.

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