Games to wel­come 100,000 tourists ‘world-wide’

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MORE than 100,000 tourists from all over the world are ex­pected to de­scend on Gourock this May for the open­ing of the Scot­tish High­land Games.

In­ver­clyde Coun­cil have said they have received in­ter­est from spec­ta­tors from around the world, in­clud­ing Aus­tralia, Canada and Spain, en­quir­ing about the event.

The an­nual event, now cel­e­brat­ing its 63rd year, kicks off the Scot­tish high­land games sea­son on Sun­day, May 12, in Bat­tery Park, Gourock.

The one day event will fea­ture; pip­ing com­pe­ti­tions, high­land games, such as toss­ing the caber, and the West of Scot­land High­land Dance Cham­pi­onships.

As well as tra­di­tional food and drink, craft stalls and mini High­land Games with In­ver­clyde Ac­tive Schools.

A spokesper­son for In­ver­clyde Coun­cil said: “In the run up to the games we get lots of calls from vis­i­tors look­ing for in­for­ma­tion about the event and how to get there. This year most of our calls, emails and many of our so­cial me­dia mes­sages have been from in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors.

“Some al­ready have plans to travel and are choos­ing to take in the games as part of their trip. There ap­pears to be an in­creas­ing number of peo­ple plan­ning their Scot­tish hol­i­days’ to co­in­cide with the Gourock High­land Games.”

Gourock is the host

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