GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES usually the first Saturday in July - please confirm details with the organisers.
Invergarry Shinty Field
A traditional Highland Games with Heavy, Track and Field events, Hill Race and childrens races. Tug'o'war, Highland Dancing and the Lochaber Pipe Band. Childrens Mini Games, Pet Dog Show and many trade/ side stalls and attractions.
Adult £5.00 Child 50p Concessions £2.00 FREE PARKING
Contact; Mrs Alison Donald
The Glengarry Highland Games has history going back to the events held by the 15th Chieftain of the Clan MacDonnell in the late 18th and early 19th century. He was the last of the traditional Chieftains before the Estate was sold to the Ellice family and there is evidence of the Games continuing till after the second World War in various locations round Invergarry.
These early Games placed great emphasis on feats of strength, and one event provoked criticism when contestants had to tear the limbs off a dead cow!
The modern Games date from 1972 and are forever linked with the names of Fred MacAllan, Alistair and Sandy MacRae, Jimmy Paterson and others who revived the Games, and the local laird, Russell Ellice who donated the present field to the community.
Glengarry Shinty Club was revived at the same time and they and their Ladies Teams have gone from strength to strength, many of who help with the Games, and afterwards there are Shinty matches including the McBain cup.
The Games are supported by many businesses working in the area and proceeds go to local charities. The W.R.I provide teas for the committee and guest.
The Glengarry Heritage Centre, located in the Community Hall can provide more History of the Games and the area of Glengarry.