Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games
At Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games we know that many of you are missing the Games as much as we are.
So we decided to hold a socially-distanced mini gathering to provide a taster of the event following its cancellation due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Young dancers and heavyweight competitors gathered in the grounds of Ardblair Castle on the outskirts of Blairgowrie to showcase the traditional components of the games.
We also held scaled-back versions of some of the other highlights of Games day including the opening parade, the always fiercely competitive community tug o’ war between Blairgowrie and Rattray, demonstrations of stone-lifting and International Highland Games Federation Stones of Strength events such as log pressing, and enjoyed some traditional tunes from Dundee-based piper Liam Eaton and Rattray’s Bob Stewart.
And Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games chieftain Laurence Blair Oliphant of Ardblair and Gask was also on hand to declare the ‘games’ open.
Thanks to everyone who made this happen – the dancers, the heavyweights, the strongmen and women, the Blair Oliphant family, the Games committee, Liam Eaton and Bob Stewart – and we hope you enjoy this SHORT VIDEO highlighting the spirit of Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games.