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As excitement builds for the 2019 Cowal Highland Gathering, The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced that it is to sponsor the event for the sixth consecutive year.
One of the biggest events in the Highland games calendar, the 2019 Gathering will take place August 29-31. The Gathering see visitors from around the world make their way to Dunoon for a weekend of Scottish festivities, including the SSC sponsored heavy athletics, as well as pipe band displays and Highland dancing.
Founded in 1894, The Cowal Highland Gathering is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, SSC has commissioned Scottish visual scribe Jackie Forbes to create a live mural of the event, so look out for her at the Gathering on Friday August 30.
On the Saturday, the Scottish Salmon Company Family Food Kitchen will be offering tastings, cooking demos and competitions. They have even created a special recipe to celebrate the 125th Cowal Highland Gathering.
Craig Anderson, chief executive of SSC said: ‘We are proud to support the Cowal Highland Gathering for a sixth year, in what is a special year for The Gathering. The weekend is a highlight not just for the local community, but for people from around the world.
‘This event is particularly special as we have several sites nearby. We’re looking forward to welcoming athletes, performers and spectators to our Family Food Kitchen and to watching the heavy athletics events.’
Ronnie Cairns, chairman of Cowal Highland Gathering, said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to be extending our association with The Scottish Salmon Company. The announcement of their continued support is a tremendous vote of confidence, not only in what we’ve already achieved but also in what we have yet to accomplish.’