Busy day at ‘the Friendly Games’

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A wet start to the Drumtochty Games didn’t damper spirits as plenty members of the public passed through the grounds of the castle.

Held last Saturday, the stalls, food and level of competition showed why they have been called ‘‘the most friendly highland games.’’

The girls sack race at the Drumtochty Highland Games. 

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The girls sack race at the Drumtochty Highland Games. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.

They were officially opened by Chieftain Libby Lafferty, with chairman John Singer, secretary Eleanor Fotheringham and treasurer Evelyn Coates proceeding over the competitions.

There was a whole list of events including highland dancing, long jump, 90m sprint, tug of war and the Finella Hill Race

Photographer Andy Thompson took these fantastic shots and you can tweet us your pictures @themearnsleader.

Drumtochty Highland Games. 

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Drumtochty Highland Games. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
Drumtochty Highland Games. 
Strathardle Tug O' War team in action. 

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Drumtochty Highland Games. Strathardle Tug O' War team in action. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
Mount Blair Tug O' War team in action. 

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Mount Blair Tug O' War team in action. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
The start of the Finella Hill Race. 

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The start of the Finella Hill Race. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.
The boys sack race

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The boys sack race Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.
There was plent of Highland Dancing at the 
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There was plent of Highland Dancing at the Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.
There was plenty of action at the Drumtochty Highland Games

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There was plenty of action at the Drumtochty Highland Games Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.
 

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