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Cowal Highland Games

Postby jmlivingstone » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:47 pm

Cowal Highland Games, Dunoon, Argyllshire, 29 Aug. - 31st. Aug., apparently this is the biggest highland games in the world,

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby Kyle MacLea » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Will you attend, John?

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby jmlivingstone » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:20 pm

Kyle,

Although it's only around 4-5 miles across the river from where I live, I doubt if I will attend, it's too big for my liking, I believe they are expecting in the region of 25 - 30,000 spectators,

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby Greg Livingston » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:45 pm

John,

Sounds like a good sized festival. Two of the ones here in Colorado that I go to reach to 30 to 75,000 visitors, not including participants. I agree that the large ones seem to become less intimate so that it becomes just a big crowd. I would like to hear more about what is showcased there, athletics and music aside.

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby jmlivingstone » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:46 pm

Greg,

Sorry about the long delay in replying, unfortunately, I do not have an answer, I know it runs for three days, ending with a parade of over 3000 pipers & drummers through Dunoon, the local town.
This an area familiar to many Americans, as it used to be home to a USN Polaris submarine base for many years.
I hate admitting how little I know about these games, sorry I couldn't be of more use, I'll make an exception this year, & be sure to get some photos to post on the site of the final days events,

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby Greg Livingston » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:29 am

Thank you, John. It would be great to see those pictures and hear about what you see there.
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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby livingstoneancestry » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:07 pm

Here in the US< I believe, the largest maybe Pleasanton (and the oldest). Clan MacLea (Livingstone) will have a tent there this year. I've heard previously their attendance can reach over 90K. Although they and Grandfather Mtn Games, coming up this coming weekend seem to think they're the largest, not the other... hard to see everything when they're that spread out.

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby jmlivingstone » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Greg,

Unfortunately, due to a knee injury, I did not manage to get to the Cowal games, just have to try again next year,

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Re: Cowal Highland Games

Postby Greg Livingston » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:24 am

Sorry to hear about the knee, John. Taking care of that is more important than getting to any festival or games. Hope it heals quickly.
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