Airth Games will attract thousands

There will be the usual traditional Scottish activities at Airth Highland Games tomorrow
There will be the usual traditional Scottish activities at Airth Highland Games tomorrow
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Visitors will come from as far as America to see caber tossing and tug o’war at the Airth Highland Games this Saturday.

Organisers of the iconic games, now in its 144th year, are expecting thousands to attend with visitor numbers at an all time high since the launch of the Kelpies last year.

Revellers can look forward to all the traditional games, music from Alloa Bowmar pipe band, children’s entertainment, craft stalls, and a fairground on the grounds at the Wilderness.

The British Open Professional Highland Dancing Championships will also take place on the day.

Event secretary Emma Gillanders said: “This year is our 144th event, and will feature many memorable sights including kilted athletes, pipers, more than 100 highland dancers and the memorable Chieftain’s parade.

“As one of the oldest games in Scotland we pride ourselves on maintaining our identity and traditions, whilst also offering lots to do for the family over the course of the day.”

Emma is the first female to hold the position of secretary in the games’ history and the Chieftain this year is local farmer Harry Fairley.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney said: “The Games are an absolute must for any visitor to Scotland looking to experience the very best in traditional Highland sport and culture.”

Gates open from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, July 25. Visit www.airthgames.co.uk for more details.