There were loads of food and drink vendors all over the grounds
And we are now in the large beer tent where
they also had performing artists
And where else would you put all the toilets
As you walk around the grounds you keep
finding bands playing with their own crowd around them enjoying the music
There were special places for patrons and
sponsors and also the WWII veterans who were specially honoured at these
games to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.
Almost at the end of my visit I noted the
media office so though I'd pop in and see if there was anything of
interest and got a very nice reception and a media pack.
The plaque is to recognize a Guinness World
Record for the largest highland dance involving 505 past and present
students of the MacCulloch School of Dance and here is the very lady
herself holding the certificate
While in the office this gentleman brought in
a pass for the 1959 Glengarry Highland Games which he was donating to
While in the press office I was kindly given
an infield pass so that I could get right onto the ground to take some
good pictures. Unfortunately the security guard didn't recognize it
so wouldn't let me onto the field. While I did explain what is was meant
to be he wasn't having anything to do with it and chased me off :-)
I thus just walked around the outside of the infield so didn't really get
much of an opportunity to take some decent photos so these are the only
two I took.
And here is a copy of my pass :-)
This wee lass was on a leash held by her Dad
and real cute she was with her Scotland hat :-)
And here are two younger members looking a bit
tired by the end of the day :-)
And so I stayed that night with Alan MacKenzie
and his family and on Sunday morning headed back to Chatham. This
last photo is to show you Glencoe Railway Station. Must surely be the
smallest railway station in the world? Unless you know different?
here to read the 2005 Games Program
I got sent in a few pictures from Ken after
the event and here they are...
This is myself talking to Flora MacDonald an
ex-cabinet minister in the Canadian Government
And these are pictures of the Mexican Pipe