Camp­bel­town High­land Games heaves into ac­tion

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Plan­ning is reach­ing fever pitch for Camp­bel­town’s sec­ond 21st cen­tury High­land Games. The Satur­day Septem­ber 22 Hospi­tal Field’s event, which was can­celled in 2016, fi­nally launched in May last year and has built on its suc­cess to at­tract a huge num­ber of spon­sors. Lead­ing the charge is Glen Sco­tia Dis­tillery which has given 12 bot­tles of whisky as prizes and will pro­vide drams in the en­ter­tain­ment tent all day, which also boasts a num­ber of live mu­sic acts ,and may run 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 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 of war which of­fers great cash prizes, whisky and tro­phies.’ The day kicks off at 1pm, fin­ish­ing at 6pm and although there is an en­try fee of £5 for adults and £2 for chil­dren, which in­cludes a pro­gramme, there is no ex­tra charge to take part in any of the events. Com­peti­tors are in­vited to just sign up at the sec­re­tary’s tent in the mid­dle of the field.

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