Kenmore Highland Games, the "Friendly" Evening Games

Kenmore Highland Games, the "Friendly" Evening Games


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Kenmore Highland Games, an evening games.

DSCF7303.jpgKenmore Highland Games organised by the Kenmore and District Sports Association was started in 1972. Known locally as the "friendly" games, as it welcomes everyone who cares to join in with this small community in their annual event.

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Watch a short You Tube Video on the 2012 Kenmore Highland Games.

 


DSCF7262.jpgEvents include Highland Dancing
organised by Jean Swanson. You will a whole range of youngsters from the very young to older dancers taking part and performing to a very high standard.

The excellent Vale of Atholl Junior Pipe Band, opens the games and marches on to the games field on a couple of occassions during the evening.

A whole host of 'Heavy Events' open to all, include Putting the 16lb shot, throwing the 16lb and 28lb hammers, throwing the 56lb over the bar, tossing the caber, and tossing the sheaf.

DSCF7280.jpgThere is one event for the heavy weights that is unique to Kenmore - Throwing the Tirinie Stone - an almost spherical stone found on Tirinie Farm, Kenmore. It weighs 101 lbs. The heavies have to throw this and see if they can beat the record of 170 inches (14 feet or 4.33metres).

Piping competitions - pipers young and not so young all compete, many using the event as a warm up for the many other Highland Games competitions that take palace across Scotland.

Open foot races - open to all start with the under 5's to 16 years olds and then the adult races for 100, 400 and 800 metres followed by the open Hill Race.

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