Photos – Gourock Highland Games

GOUROCK Highland Games made a triumphant return this weekend with thousands of visitors basking in the sunshine for the start of the Scottish season.

The free event, which was halted for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, returned to a Battery Park on Sunday with large crowds enjoying traditional heavy competition, dancing, piping and music, as well as of a variety of stalls and food stalls throughout. the day.

Among the competitions was the mini Highland Games for local schoolchildren organized by the council’s Active Schools/Sports Development Service which saw Gourock Primary take first place with St Mary’s Primary second and King’s Oak and Ardgowan Primary sharing third square.

Estimates suggest Battery Park attendance was close to pre-pandemic levels of around 10,000.

Chief Games Officer George McLeary said: ‘We have sorely missed the Gourock Highland Games for the past two years so what a way to bounce back with huge crowds throughout the day enjoying top class entertainment under a bright sun.

“It was a great honor for me to be a chef and I have memories that I will cherish forever.

“A big shout out to all the competitors, dancers, pipers and musicians who took part, as well as the many retailers and businesses who were there on the day to showcase what Inverclyde has to offer and to the council and partners for organizing this wonderful local event.

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Jennifer R. Strohm