It’s been three weeks since I last had a chance to write a blog. I’ve been so busy with the B&B, keeping the garden relatively tidy (doesn’t help when it rains for four days on the trot and the grass goes ballistic), making jams and Talisker Marmalade, that I simply haven’t had the time. But here we go with the calendar highlight of the year on Skye – the Isle of Skye Highland Games.
Held almost every year since 1877 at ‘The Lump’ a prominent raised area above Portree, it is not surprising that this is a popular and successful event. However, rather than prattle on I’ll just leave you with photo’s of some of the highlights of the afternoon events. Unfortunately we missed the Highland dancing, held in the morning and had to leave before the tug of war. We did arrive in time to see most of the ‘Heavy Games’ which were held in glorious sunshine – a phenomenon that has become part of Skye games history – and always to a packed arena.
And last but certainly not least the Skye Pipe Band. Pipe Major asking permission of the Games Chieftain, Tommy Mackenzie, for the band to leave the field.