Countdown to the 2014 Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering:
Chairman's Welcome to the 2014 Gathering
Robert MacIntyre - Chairman
Thank you for taking time to visit the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering website.
Our highland games take place on Sunday 20th July 2014 here on the beautiful Rosneath Peninsula situated on the side of the Gareloch about 30 miles north of Glasgow.
A Gathering is a get-together of the local communities where people can enjoy meeting old friends and new, compete in the traditional highland games events such as tossing the caber and the tug ‘o war to mention but two, or enter the solo piping and highland dancing competitions or track and field events including cycling competitions. There is a lot going on! And I must not forget to mention the races for family members including the children.
There are also stalls to browse, fairground rides and refreshment stands including the Beer Tent so as well as the colour and excitement of the competitions there is time to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting of the games.
Over the 35 years that the Rosneath Gathering has been taking place it has earned an international reputation and now receives entries for athletes, pipers and dancers from around the world. We are very proud that our community event is able to welcome not just the local communities but friends from far and wide.
This year we have competitors coming from as far away as the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and even Australia as well as from Northern Ireland and England.
The Gathering is organised and run by a small group of volunteers and funding is provided by local businesses and organisations. Without their support the Gathering would not take place so I would like to thank them all for their support for this year’s event.
The programme for the day is as follows:
09:00 - Gates open
09.30 - Solo Piping competition begins
12.30 - Highland Dancing competition begins
12.30 - The Grand Parade through Rosneath village lead by the Chieftain, Captain Alistair Willis Royal Navy, Captain HM Naval Base Clyde with the Gathering Chairman Robert MacIntyre.
The Parade will be accompanied by the Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band.
12.50 - Official Opening by the Chieftain, Captain Alistair Willis Royal Navy
13:00 - The Highland Games events begin
16.30 - Gathering closed by the Chieftain
17:00 - Gates close
Ticket prices are: Adults £5; Concessions £3; Child £2; Family ticket £10
I hope you will come along and join us on Sunday at the Howie Park in Rosneath and if you do, please come and say hello! I look forward to meeting you and having a chat.
Click HERE for The Chieftain's Welcome