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There will be magic in the air for children attending the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup final at Fort William on Saturday September 14.
A magician will be part of the entertainment being staged in a special children’s area in An Aird stadium before Newtonmore and Oban Camanachd take to the field for the big game.
Lorna Cameron of sponsors Tulloch Homes said: ‘We want it to be a big day for the children before the match starts so we have arranged a full programme of events, in addition to our sponsorship of the Camanachd Cup final itself.’
Banff magician Dean Spruce, a Magic Circle member who has performed in Europe and further afield in the past ten years, will perform an interactive show ‘Magic, Mentalism and a Hint of Mayhem’ before performing walkabout magic.
Inverness-based Trapeze Entertainment, which performed all three days at the Belladrum Music Festival, will perform circus skills and run a puppet workshop. Katy Louise, who heads up Trapeze, recently performed at Under Canvas at Eden Court Theatre and gala days at Thurso, Beauly and Muir of Ord.
Tulloch Homes has also booked ARTventurers who will lead art, crafts and sensory play activities, including spin art, ball rolling, fingerprint art and colouring with a massive banner for children to paint on.
There will also be children’s Gaelic songs, stories and musicians plus a Limelife Bell Tent, a rainbow tent with special décor, games and books.
‘This adds up to a real showcase of amusement and entertainment,’ said Lorna Cameron, ‘and will help to make the Camanachd Cup final even more of a family day out.’
Tulloch Homes chief executive George Fraser, who will present the trophy to the match winners, won eight Camanachd Cup winners medals during his career with Newtonmore and also played for Scotland.
The gates at An Aird open at 10am with the children’s zone open from then. The MacMaster Under-14 Cup Final will be played at 11am before the Camanachd final throws-up at 2.15pm.