Looking forward to games

Cortachy Highland Games and Flower Show, which has taken place within the beautiful grounds of Cortachy Castle since the 1880s, is scheduled to take place again this year on Sunday, August 16 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 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 and competitions.

It also features 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 (fee £10) and refreshments including Aberdeen Angus beef burgers, Visocchi’s ice cream and a bar are all on site.

Through the generosity of the games patrons and supporters, the annual games raffle has once again many amazing prizes.

For details of the events, how to take part, display and sell your crafts go to the games website www.cortachygames.co.uk or contact the secretary, Jane McEwen, on 01307 466295 or by e-mailing jane.mcewen@icloud.com