The 2012 Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair was held on Sunday May 20th and we were delighted when, after three weeks of poor weather, seven thousand or more guests were able to enjoy the Games basking in beautiful sunshine. As ever the Games offered an action packed programme of new and traditional events for people young and old to enjoy. This year our commentator for the Heavy Events and other activities was Hamish Davidson whose knowledge and conviviality was appreciated by all.
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- Massed Bands of Elgin & District, Dufftown and Strathisla.
- Dramatic Air Display
- Scottish Terrier Racing Team
- Solo Piping Contest
- Highland Dancing Competition
- New Gordon Castle 10k Race
- Segway Gliders
- Childrens Funfair
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Fochabers Fiddlers
- Milnes Jazz Band
- Huntly Falconry
- Flycasting competition
- Laser Clays
Results from the Heavy Events
|16lbs Shot putt||Lorn Coultard||Blair Atholl||48ft.9|
|22lbs Stone||Bruce Robb||Edinburgh||40ft|
|16lbs Hammer||Lorne Coultard||Blair Atholl||119ft.5|
|22lbs Hammer||Bruce Robb||Edinburgh||97ft.9|
|28lbs Weight||Bruce Robb||Edinburgh||77ft.11|
|56lbs Over Bar||Bruce Robb||Edinburgh||15ft (NEW Ground Record)|
|56lbs Distance||Bruce Robb||Edinburgh||39ft.10|
|Caber Toss||Neil Elliot||Helensburgh||12′ 10 (Only man to toss 19ft 175lbs caber)|
|OVERALL Champion Bruce Robb|
|Stones of Density||Neil Elliot||280kgs|
|7 x persons lifted the small stone though no one lifted the 250lbs stone overhead|
|Tug of War|
A Big Thank You for your Support.
Gordon Castle are very grateful to the following sponsors and advertisers for generously supporting the Games and Country Fair in 2012: The Baxters Food Group, Alan Milne, Chivas Brothers, Christies of Fochabers, Hawco Group, Johnston Carmichael, Peter Graham & Associates, R & R Urquhart, Smiths Gore and Walkers Shortbread. Thank you also to our advertisers: A&I Supplies, Ace Taxis, Almacit Engineering, Clarks Computers, CKD Galbraith, Glen Moray Distillery, Johnstons of Elgin and TD Logie. We are also very grateful for the support we have received from the local community and in particular to the Fochabers Scout Group, Fochabers Fiddlers, and Milnes High School.
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