The highland Games are set to take place on Saturday 19th July in the picturesque village of Tomintoul. These will be the 173rd year that these games are being celebrated and this year will be no exception to the flock of persons expected to turn up for this traditional day displaying the beautiful culture and athleticism of its contenders.
The Competition will begin at 11am, with massed pipes and drums.
The Heavy events are a particular attraction for foreign visitors, with athletes taking part in hammer and stone throwing as well as caber tossing. The Light events will include the high jump, long jump and various distance races on the track. There will be a hill race following a route around Tom na Bat Hill. There will also be a tug o’ war, a barrel race and ‘tilt the bucket’ competitions.
On this lovely summer’s day, there will also be Tomintoul Peaty Tang Ice cream to refresh the onlookers!
A’Anside Studios in Tomintoul will be selling Tomintoul Peaty Tang Ice Cream for the Games weekend!
5 Main Street
Tomintoul AB37 9EX
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