Highland Games season begins at Gourock Sunday 11th May marks the start of Scotland’s Highland Games season. For, that’s the day Gourock Highland Games in Inverclyde takes place. The Gourock games, held in the town’s Gourock Park, is widely considered to be the first games of the Scottish season. It’s the first games after the winter, and is the first ‘run out’ for many of Scotland’s pipe bands before they set out on their Scottish, World and European championships. At this year’s Gourock Highland Games, now in their 58th year, there’ll be pipe band and drum major competitions; highland dance competitions; heavyweight events ; mini highland games; children’s entertainment; food, gift and craft stalls all set against the backdrop of the firth of Clyde and Argyll hills beyond.
EVENT DETAILS: Event: Gourock Highland Games Date: Sunday 11 May 2014 Time: Noon to 6pm Location: Gourock Park, George Road, Gourock, Inverclyde PA16 1YT http://goo.gl/maps/Qp1o5 Tickets: Available on the gate. Prices are £5 (adult) £3 (concession) and £14 (family ticket 2 adults + 2 children). Under 5s go free. Website/social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/GourockHighlandGames Website: www.gourockhighlandgames.org.uk Twitter: @Inverclyde (www.twitter.com/ Inverclyde) Getting here/transport/parking: Gourock is within easy reach. Glasgow International Airport is only 25 minutes away. Nearby stations include Gourock; Fort Matilda and Branchton and there are regular bus services. Car parking is in the grounds of St Ninian’s Primary School, which is located about 500 yards from the main arena at a small charge of £2.50. Contact: Inverclyde Council, Corporate Communications Phone 01475 712032 Email: email@example.com
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