History states that when Mary Queen of Scots visited her half-sister, the Countess of Argyll in 1563, the young men of the district showed off their athletic prowess before the Queen and her entourage. This display of showmanship became an annual tradition now known as the Inveraray Highland Games. Over four centuries later, GLM are once again proud to sponsor and attend the Games.
Located on the Inveraray Castle grounds, the games, which occurred on 22 July, celebrate the region’s rich culture and Campbell Clan heritage with track and field events, piping and Highland dancing competitions, as well as the ‘heavy events’ including the world championships for tossing the caber.
GLM has a long-standing relationship with Inveraray Castle having been commissioned for a variety of works for the Duke & Duchess of Argyll over the years. Click here to read more about our work with Inveraray Castle.