Help and Support
Angus and Zara Gordon Lennox, owners of Gordon Castle commented: “A huge thank you to everyone who came and took part in making the day such a success and a particular thanks to our sponsors for their ongoing support as we grow. As this is VisitScotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we decided to expand to two days in order to celebrate the Castle’s pre-war Heyday. Despite the damp Scottish weather, we weren’t going to let a little bit of rain stop us and our vintage revival continued in full swing with the historic tractors, vintage clothing, traditional skills and rare breeds. Sunday’s weather was glorious and thousands of visitors flocked from far and wide, many of whom joined us from overseas. We have tried to create an event with a huge variety of attractions to appeal to all members of the family, young and old, and it is wonderful that this is now one of the biggest and most exciting events of its type in the region. Over the weekend we were joined by almost 10,000 visitors for our traditionally Scottish – and internationally appreciated – event.”
We are happy to say that ever since their revival in 2011 the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair Games has been a great success. We could not have achieved this success without the invaluable backing and support we have received each year from volunteers within our local community and from further afield.
In particular we would like to thank the Air Cadets, OC 423Sqn (Elgin) and the Fochabers Scout Group The Games fall around the time of school exams so we really do appreciate the time and effort they all put in.
Our thanks also go to Moray Council who assisted with environmental services, Police Scotland for organising traffic control and for their highly visible presence during the day, and to Grampian Fire Service who were also present. We would also like to thank the Fochabers Institute who offered a wet weather contingency plan for the Highland Dancing Competition.
Gordon Castle would also like to thank members of the Grampian Games Association and the Scottish Highland Games Association (SHGA) who both gave sound advice, attended on the day and helped source the latest safety equipment for the Heavy Events Programme See www.shga.co.uk for more information in their services.
Finally, organising an event the size of Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair each year requires most people working on the Estate to get involved, and their support and enthusiasm is much appreciated. In particular our thanks go to Head Gardener Andrew and his team who make the Garden and Grounds look lovely for the day and then do a magnificent job putting it all back together again afterwards.