Loch Lomond Highland Games
This fella stole the show when he joined pipers for a parade through Balloch as part of the Loch Lomond Highland Games.
Balloch welcomed more than 9000 visitors to this year’s Loch Lomond Highland Games on Saturday.
The event hosted a range of traditional Highland games competitions including cycling, running, hammer throwing and heavy weights and the traditional tossing of the caber.
Dancers from Lacey Brown School of Dancing entertained the crowds with traditional dances in their immaculate costumes and perfect hair.
Pipers from Helensburgh and Clan Colquhoun and Tulliallan took part in the pipe band competitions.
Visitors from around the world, including
America, Italy and France, were entertained throughout the day with track and field events including running, tug-of- war and the heavyweight events of ball, hammer, weight and caber. Provost Douglas McAllister said: “The Loch Lomond Highland Games is always a great family day out with something for everyone to enjoy. “It is especially nice to hear of the people who have travelled from abroad to join us at the games. “I am proud of our Scottish heritage and the games are a great way for tourists and visitors to get a true taste of Scotland.” The Chieftain of the Loch Lomond Highland Games, Major James Macrae, said: “I am delighted with this year’s event, which has been very well attended. It is great testament to everyone involved in organising the games, which attracts contestants and spectators from home and abroad every year. Loch Lomond Rugby Club won the tug-ofwar against tough opposition from Vale of Leven Cricket Club. Dumbarton man James Melvile won the 800m cycling event, while several local girls were among the winners in the Highland dancing competitions. The winners were: novice - Skye McSorley, Helensburgh; intermediate - Dana Dolan, Dumbarton; Premier, Juvenile Premier, Juvenile Dunbartonshire - Zoe Colraine, Alexandria; Helensburgh Premier Catriona Gammons; Dumbarton Premier - Kristie Scott; Adult Premier - Charlotte McFie, Alexandria.
80m: Allan Hamilton, Edinburgh 90m: Allan Hamilton, Edinburgh 200m : Kieran Halliday 400m: Craig Robertson, Pitreavie 800m : Craig Bell, Forfar 1600m : LukeTraynor 3200m : LukeTraynor
:: Long jump Allan Hamilton, 22’0” Triple jump Allan Hamilton 47.3”
90m : Maddison Murdoch, Larkhall
: Rachael Symington, Clydesdale 200m: 800m RobertWhittock, Clydesdale
800m : James Melvile, Dumbarton 1600m : Lewis Champion 3200m : Lewis Champion Deil : 1. Lewis Champion; 2. James Melvile; 3. Stevie Jackson.
Scottish Highland Games Association World Heavy Events Championship 16lb stone: LWenta 22lb stone: L Wenta 28lb weight for distance : MVincent 56lb weight for distance : MVincent 16lb hammer: S Rider 22lb hammer: S Rider 56lb weight over bar : first equal LWenta and J Johnston Caber : 1. S Rider; 2. LWenta and MVincent
Beginners: Aimee McDermott, 10, Maybole; Cleo Lawrie, 15, Paisley Novice: Enya O’Donnell, 10, Glasgow; Skye McSorley, Helensburgh; Intermediate: Dana Dolan, 10, Dumbarton; Abbie Mountfort, Carluke Premier: Zoe Colraine, 11, Alexandria; Millie McDaid, 13, Glenrothes; Solana Johnstone, 15, Dumfries Adult premier: Abbie MacNeil, Glasgow Juvenile premier: Zoe Colraine, Alexandria; Catriona Gammons, Helensburgh; Kristie Scott, Dumbarton Juvenile Dunbartonshire: Zoe Colraine, Alexandria Adult premier: Charlotte McFie, Alexandria Overall premier: Abbie MacNeil, Glasgow
Tug of war
Loch Lomond Rugby Club
Beret good This youngster is looking dapper 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_22
And she’s off Looks like this woman is in the lead 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_36
Highland fling Dancers show off their moves 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_20
Ready for launch Throwing the weight 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_15
Masterchefs The poor pig is ready for the chop 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_09
Spectators More than 9000 visitors attended 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_01
Down to earth The athletics was popular 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_08
Marching on Pipers enter the main field 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_39
Lift off The caber tossing event was popular 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_04
Pig power This competitor battles like an animal 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_28
Beat the drums With one of the youngest members 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_53
Final push Sprinting to the finish line 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_06
Sand man Extra effort in the long jump 160716BALLOCH_GAMES_11