Killin Highland Games reaches 25-year milestone

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Thousands are expected to head for the 25th Killin Highland Games on Wednesday.

Last year 3,000 people were drawn to Breadalbane Park for the games and organisers are hoping for the same again – if not more.

Dr Colin Mackenzie will be the event’s chieftain, leading the parade with Doune Pipe Band from the Falls of Dochart at 1pm to the park for the official opening ceremony.

Attractions on August 7 will include traditional heavyweight contests, highland dancing, wheatsheaf over the bar, caber tossing, fairground rides, stalls and beer tents.

There will also be open piping competitions, a hill race and a wee heavies contest for up to 10-year-olds.

Games chairman Charlie Grant said: ‘At 25 year it’s a milestone for us. People come from all over the world to be here. We’ve had them come from Canada, Japan and Vietnam – and why wouldn’t they, we’re a Highland village showing a great Highland tradition off at its best.’

To find out more, contact Mr Grant on 07768 333792.