Bumper crowd set to enjoy annual Lochcarron Games

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 37th annual Lochcarron Highland Games in Wester Ross this weekend, with the heavy events likely to be a big draw.

Taking place at Attadale on Saturday, the games will see competitors battle it out in a range of heavy and track and field events, while those of a less energetic disposition can enjoy attractions including Highland dancing and piping.

The heavy events are this year being supported by the Scottish Salmon Company – one of the main sponsors of the games – and there has been an increase in prize money, as Maureen Brown, chair of the Lochcarron Games Association, explained: “With our prize money up by 15 per cent this year we’re hoping to attract some first-class competitors who will provide great entertainment for our family-orientated crowd.”

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Athletes from near and far take part in the annual games

She added: “We’re hoping the summer weather stays with us and helps to attract a bumper crowd for the 2015 event.”

In addition to financial support, the SSC are also providing salmon on the day and manpower to help set up the event.

Craig Anderson, managing director of the Scottish Salmon Company, said: “We’re proud to be part of this fantastic event which is a major fixture in a community we know well.

“This year we’ve providing additional support and are looking forward to seeing the competition in the heavy events, which are always the highlight of the year.”

The games take place from 11.30am to 5pm.