The Stirling Highland Games are back on the summer schedule

Stirling Highland Games are set to return this summer after a two-year suspension due to the pandemic.

Organizers say the August 20 event will have some exciting new additions to the schedule.

During its two-year hiatus, online virtual programs, which attracted viewers from around the world, acted as a stopgap.

Stirling Highland Games Chairman Matt McGrandles said this week: “We had a few ideas in 2020 which we are delighted to include in the calendar this year.

“Tug o’ War is a crowd favourite, and I can’t wait to see him in action that day, but we will also be looking for a local team to come in and challenge the other two teams we have already fielded.

“We will be hosting the Adaptive Heavyweights again and I really hope the crowds support these amazing vet athletes from Wounded Highlanders.

“I know from speaking with other people that events have been sorely missed in Stirling over the past few years, so I’m delighted that we are bringing the Highland Games back to the city.”

Organizers Ceangail CIC are looking for sponsors to help run this year’s August 20 event at the Stirling Sports Village between 10.30am and 5pm.

Matt added: “The committee is really looking forward to creating an amazing event experience for visitors this summer with our volunteers eager to get involved again.

“We’ve also had fantastic interest from traders across Scotland looking to play their part, so just hopefully that can be topped off with some sunshine.”

As well as the traditional Highland Games competitions, arts and crafts stalls will be part of the event along with award-winning food and drink.

More announcements are to come over the next few months, including the appointment of the leader of the 2022 Games.

Tickets are available at www.stirlinghighlandgames.com


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Jennifer R. Strohm