Crieff will be welcoming the annual Crieff Highland Games on 19th August 2012,; a perfect opportunity to come and visit Crieff Hydro this summer.
The Games began in 1820 to revive the Tartan and Highland Culture encouraged by Sir Walter Scott and has since been an annual gathering for all the family, and has proven popular with both locals and visitors from around the world.
The competitions held within the Highland Games have not changed much over the years and still include traditional events such as shot putt, highland dancing, and tug-o-war. The special attraction of the 2012 Games however, will be the Bolddog Lings Motocross Display Team.
The Bolddog Lings wow crowds with aerial acrobatics and feature the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders performing eye-popping tricks that are usually only seen on TV. The day will begin at 10.30am, leaving enough time to grab a quick breakfast at the Crieff Hydro Restaurant before heading down the event.
Crieff Highland Gathering Chairman, David Gillies, said; “We are delighted to be able to welcome the Bolddog Lings back to Crieff. For many people, particularly those with families, the special attraction is one of the highlights of Crieff Highland Gathering, and they don’t come much more spectacular than the Bolddog Lings.”
The Crieff Highland Gathering has been known to attract its fair share of special guests in the past too with Crieff-born Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor even taking part when he was made chieftain of the games in 2001. Ewan grew up in Crieff and has spoken publicly about his love of his Perthshire hometown.
With a range of events, competitions, trade stands and a fun fair there is something for all the family at the Highland Games. So gather your friends and family and book a stay in Crieff Hydro’s luxury 5 star self catering lodges or 3 star chalets where you will be able to take part in your own Mini Highland Games.