16.08.2012

Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering 2014

It all gets underway at 11am, after Chieftain Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss leads the recently renamed Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band through the village to the Games Field. Previously known as Helensburgh & District Pipe Band (but having always worn the Colquhoun tartan and crest throughout their 100 year history) the band changed its name in April of this year, re-establishing links with the clan and the Colquhoun of Luss family. 2014 will be their first Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering under their new name.

The 2014 Luss Games will also mark the culmination of the inaugural gathering of Clan Colquhoun International Society, whose members will have travelled to Luss from across the globe. Another 'clan' – Clann an Drumma – will be making their presence heard as they perform their own rousing celtic tribal music. Plus, there will be further musical entertainment from the Canadian Celtic Choir who are taking time out of their Scotland and England tour to perform at Luss.

Meanwhile, strongmen from Dumbarton's Amateur Weighlifting Club will be back to wow the crowds, and visitors can also look out for an STV crew who will be filming for Visit Scotland. Scottish Championship Tug o War and Shot Put competitions are also on the bill, plus a full programme of running and cycling events, as well as kids and fun races. Local arts and crafts will also be on display, with food, fun and more to be discovered.

Ann Paterson, Secretary of Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering said: "We have a great line-up for the 2014 Games with local, regional and national talent all participating in the wide variety of events throughout the day. As a traditional Highland Gathering, we combine music and sport, with local food and craft stalls ensuring there is something for everyone. We also enjoy a stunning setting, bounded by Camstradden Woods and the River Luss, with Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond in the background, all less than 1 hour by car from Glasgow."

Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering takes place on Saturday 5th July from 11am to 5pm at the Games Field, Luss. Entry is £6 per person (£3 for children and OAPs) with Family Tickets (2 adults, 2 children) for £14. Official car parking is available nearby at £2 per vehicle. Regular bus services will also be operating to and from Luss, as will ferry services across Loch Lomond.

www.lusshighlandgames.co.uk