Mey Highland Games returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Prince Charles presides over the tug of war competition at the 2018 Mey Games. Photo: DGS

The Mey Highland Games celebrate their unofficial 50th anniversary on Saturday August 6, having missed the actual anniversary in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plans are well advanced for the event, sponsored by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and DSRL, and fingers are crossed for fine weather which has seen exceptional crowds attending the final games in 2019.

My Games logo.
My Games logo.

Games Committee Chairman Andrew Sinclair said: “We are delighted that this year’s Games can take place and again a lot of hard work is going on behind the scenes.

“We are joined this year by the Wounded Highlanders and can’t wait to see them in action. The Military Wives Choir joins us again and we have lots of other entertainment, stands and of course the main events in the ring.

“I look forward to welcoming His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay after our two-year absence.”

Mey Games returns this year after cancellations due to Covid in 2020 and 2021. A new Mey Games tartan has been produced and will officially launch at the event on August 6th.
Mey Games returns this year after cancellations due to Covid in 2020 and 2021. A new Mey Games tartan has been produced and will officially launch at the event on August 6th.

Games organizer Henry Gunn added: “We have ordered a Mey Games tartan which will be officially launched and available for purchase the same day. Brandon McPhee has written a song for us and he will be there to play it – we are looking forward to the day immensely.

“Please come and support us if you can.”

The playground will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6.

More information can be found on the Mey Highland Games Facebook page.

Prince Charles shares a joke with Robert Lovie.
Prince Charles shares a joke with Robert Lovie.


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Jennifer R. Strohm