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