Maryhill Highland Games 20th August 2011

Maryhill Community Council is to stage the Maryhill Highland Games on Saturday, August 20 and hopes the event will be a Highland hit with local families.

The fun event supported by Maryhill Housing Association, Maryhill Kelvin Area Committee and Glasgow Life will offer a traditional range of Highland Games events such as Junior Caber Toss, Tug of War, Egg and Spoon Race and Three Legged Race.

There will also be bagpipes, drums, clowns face painting , dance demonstrations, a falconry display and inflatable village. 

The grounds surrounding Ledgowan Hall, Shiskine Drive, will be the focus for the fun and the Games will kick off at 12 noon and last until 4 pm. Opening the Games will be Chieftain of the games, Lord Provost Bob Winter and Junior Chieftain Ryan Harvie.

The decision to have a Highland Games reflects the Community Council’s decision to bring variety to its annual extravaganza.  It has a strong track record of organising successful fun events for all the family.

Last year a Winterfest was held which was an amazing success complete with fireworks. In 2008 and 2009 Gala Days brought the crowds out.

Bobby Pollock, Secretary of Maryhill Community Council said: “We hope the Highland Games will be a great success. It is something different and it is an event that Maryhill has never held before. The emphasis will be firmly on fun for all the family.

“We are grateful for financial support from Maryhill Kelvin Area Committee, Maryhill Housing Association and Comic Relief (Scottish Community Foundation).”

People attending will be encouraged to take part in many of sporting challenges with some for the under 16s and others for adults.

A fancy dress competition will be held and those entering will be encouraged to adopt a tartan or Highland theme.

For further information contact Bobby Pollock on 0141 946 2466 or [email protected]

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