Stage is set for Stonehaven Highland Games

BROTHERS in arms ready for the Stonehaven Games. From left, Craig and Grant Sinclair, Dale and Greg Walker and Stephen and Bruce Aitken.
BROTHERS in arms ready for the Stonehaven Games. From left, Craig and Grant Sinclair, Dale and Greg Walker and Stephen and Bruce Aitken.

Final preparations are underway for Stonehaven Highland Games on Sunday 17th July.

This year’s Games season is a real family affair as amongst the Heavy Events competitors are three sets of brothers, Bruce and Stephen Aitken, Craig and Grant Sinclair and Dale and Greg Walker.

Glenfiddich has sponsored the Heavy Events element of the twelve Grampian Games (which include Stonehaven) for 28 years and has increased its financial support by almost 25% in 2011 in a bid to ensure the continuation of this spectacular element of each Highland Games.

Jim Brown, Chairman of the Grampian Games Association said: “We are delighted with the long-standing commitment Glenfiddich has shown to our sport. At a time when everyone is feeling financial pressure the added sponsorship funding is a fabulous boost for the Games.”

Elizabeth Lafferty, PR manager for Glenfiddich in Scotland said: “Glenfiddich is committed to encouraging people to express their ‘pioneering spirit’ and reach their full potential. By sponsoring the Games we are looking to encourage and reward the Heavy Athletes who are doing just this. We are enjoying a great Games season to date and I am hoping for more ground breaking performances at Stonehaven.”

Stonehaven Highland Games will take place at Mineralwell Park from approx 10.30 am to 5pm. This is a traditional highland games with full programme of heavy and light events, piping, highland dancing and fun events.