Strathmore Games all set

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This Sunday (June 9) will see the ninth annual Strathmore Highland Games, which is to be held in the stunning grounds of Glamis Castle.

The Highland Games are an important tradition in Angus and the country as a whole.

Visitors and locals alike flock to the games for what is always a grand day out.

The games hold all the traditional events, Highland dancing, solo piping events, pipe bands, drum majors, running, cycling and the popular children’s events.

There will also be a full programme of heavy events starting with the juniors at 11 a.m.

This year the games will be hosting three Scottish championships - the 800 metres cycling, the eight-man open tug-of-war and the Scottish caber.

The chairman and committee are delighted to have the Earl of Strathmore as Chieftan of the games.

Angus Provost Helen Oswald will also be on hand to present prizes on the day.

The organisers are hoping that there might be a visit from honorary patron Lady Mary, countess dowager of Strathmore.

But it’s not all action on the sporting field.

Visitors to the Strathmore Highland Games will be treated to a wide variety of stalls and there will also be a funfair on site for the youngsters to enjoy.

Entry to the games is priced at £7 for adults while it will be £3 for children, students and OAPs. A family ticket can be purchased for £16.

The games officially start at 12.30 p.m. with The City of Brechin Pipe Band providing the opening ceremony.

Let the games begin!