Track and field action at a previous edition of the games.

Salmon farmer helps Lochcarron gain from the games

Bakkafrost sponsors fund-raising event for fifth consecutive year


Salmon producer Bakkafrost Scotland is to continue its relationship with the Lochcarron Highland Games for the fifth consecutive year when this year’s event is staged at Attadale Gardens on Saturday 15 July.

Now in its 43rd year, the games offer the traditional mixture of heavy events such as throwing the hammer and tossing the caber along with track and field plus Highland dancing and piping displays. There will also be a mix of market stalls and food.

The Lochcarron Highland Games is a community-driven initiative, and through the sponsorship of the games the team and volunteers who create the event have been able to support local community groups including the Lochcarron Camannachd (shinty), Lochcarron Sailing Club, Lochcarron Coastal Rowing Club, Lochcarron Primary School, Kishorn Playpark, the Lochcarron Growing Group, the golf club, Lochcarron Playgroup, the Howard Doris care centre for adults, and many more.

This year the games has also supported the village hall’s ‘Raise the (new) Roof’ campaign.

£52,000 over 17 years

Joanna Macpherson, chair of Lochcarron Highland Games, said: “In the last 17 years alone, we have donated in excess of £52,000 to our local area. It is a fantastic cultural experience for our visitors, a key sales opportunity for small local businesses and an important social event for local families and at the heart of it, the preservation of long-standing Scottish traditions.

“The Lochcarron Highland Games is an incredible event, one we’re so proud to hold and so grateful to our sponsors, without whom the games simply would not be possible.

“The involvement of Bakkafrost Scotland allows us to focus on delivering an extraordinary day of entertainment whilst maintaining our crucial support to our village and community.”

Bakkafrost Scotland managing director Ian Laister said the event was always a special one for the company to sponsor.

“We are committed to supporting our communities in which we live and work,” said Laister.

“Good luck to those competing on the day and thank you to the team of volunteers working hard to put on another successful event for not only the local community, but visitors from across the globe.”