Date set for historic highland games and flower show at Cortachy Castle

Cortachy Castle.

Cortachy Castle.

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The historic highland games and flower show that has taken place within the beautiful grounds of Cortachy Castle since the 1880s is scheduled to take place again this year on Sunday, August 17 at 1 p.m.

A very traditional highland games event that retains its charm, each year gives a warm and a friendly welcome to everyone from all over Scotland and around the world.

The splendid surroundings at Cortachy Castle lend themselves perfectly to the annual event which brings visitors from near and far to the Angus glens.

The Cortachy Highland Games is a fun day out for all. Families love it as there are many displays and activities for everyone to see and take part in, including children’s races, fancy dress competitions, flower and handy crafts in the industrial shows.

There are traditional heavy events, tug of war, highland dancing, a piping competition, photographic competition, even a dog show and the even more traditional and somewhat chaotic dog race.

The event’s climax is the famous duck race down the River South Esk, and the games close with a great auction of much of the produce exhibited in the main marquee.

A variety of stalls including those with local home made choices, Fair Trade clothing, locally sourced foods and other foods and refreshments including Aberdeen Angus beef burgers, Visocchi’s ice cream and a bar are all on site.

This year the annual games raffle has once again amazing prizes, thanks to the generosity of the games patrons and supporters.

To appreciate the joys of the Cortachy Highland Games and flower show you can obtain information with details of the events, how to take part, display and sell your crafts or just to see some pictures of this historic and beautiful setting by logging on to the games website Additional information of this year’s games and flower show can be obtained from Jane McEwen on 01307 466295 or by e-mailing