Local primary school pupils will have the opportunity to try their hand at traditional sports as a lead-up to this year’s Strathmore Highland Games.
The games committee has been working with schools in the Kirriemuir cluster to organise the event, which will take place on June 12, two days before the games at Glamis Castle.
A committee spokeswoman said: “We have been working in partnership with active school’s co-ordinator Magnus Moncrieff to organise this event which is a first for us, but we really do hope it will become an annual event that will grow, fingers crossed.”
Participating schools this year are Glamis, Cortachy and Isla and the children will have the opportunity to try tossing the caber, tug of war throwing the shotput and wellies and they will also be treated to a demonstration by an experienced heavy events athlete and energetic highland dancers.
The spokeswoman added: “By hosting these games, we hope to encourage some of the children to hopefully take up some of the Highland Games sports and inspire enthusiasm for Highland Games to help continue its popularity.”