Monday, 30 May 2011

Highland Games at Gordon Castle

I attended Gordon Castle on Sunday 22 May - the first Highland Games since the 1930's. I was very impressed with the attendance and really pleased the new event received local support. It was a gamble for Gordon Castle to re-start such an event after 75 years, but they pulled it off. The location is stunning too.

I was there as part of the Speyside Artisans (above), seven of us pitched up to enjoy the day. The weather held up for most of the day, but the wind was too much for all the gazebos and they started taking off. And as a result, we all had to pack away early, as the gazebos were starting to break.

This is the new Speyside Artisans outdoor banner (above) - what do you think?

No Highland Games are complete without a Pipe Band - this is Dufftown & District. They looked and sounded fantastic.

Perhaps the Castle will entertain the idea of hiring a large marquee, so we can have an indoor pitch. The industrial marquees are able to take the weather, better than our little ones!

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

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