Bakkafrost reaffirms support for Highland Games event

Leading Scottish salmon producer Bakkafrost Scotland has renewed its sponsorship of community event the Lochcarron Highland Games for the fifth consecutive year.

Known as the “Friendly Games”, this year’s event is the 43rd in the series, and will be staged at Attadale Gardens in Wester Ross, Scotland on Saturday 15 July.

People from all over the world will come together to enjoy a traditional mixture of heavy events such as throwing the hammer and tossing the caber along with track and field as well as Highland dancing and piping displays. There will also be a mix of market stalls and food to browse and enjoy on the day.

The Lochcarron Highland Games is a community–driven initiative, and through the sponsorship of the games the organisers have been able to support local community groups including The Lochcarron Camannachd (shinty), Lochcarron Sailing Club, Lochcarron Coastal Rowing Club, Lochcarron Primary School, Kishorn Playpark, The Lochcarron Growing Group, The Golf Club, Lochcarron Playgroup, The Howard Doris Centre and many more.

This year the games has also supported the village hall in their ‘Raise the (new) Roof’ campaign.

Joanna Macpherson, Chair of Lochcarron Highland Games, said: “In the last 17 years alone, we have donated in excess of £52,000 to our local area. It is a fantastic cultural experience for our visitors, a key sales opportunity for small local businesses and an important social event for local families and at the heart of it, the preservation of long-standing Scottish traditions.

“The Lochcarron Highland Games is an incredible event, one we’re so proud to hold and so grateful to our sponsors, without whom the Games simply would not be possible.”

Ian Laister, Managing Director of Bakkafrost Scotland added: “Lochcarron Highland Games represents a celebration of Scottish culture and is always a special event for us to sponsor, and we are committed to supporting our communities in which we live and work.

“Good luck to those competing on the day and thank you to the team of volunteers working hard to put on another successful event for not only the local community, but visitors from across the globe.”

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