Stirling Highland Games which attracts an international audience and is one of central Scotland’s most visited cultural events, is celebrating the Year of Food and Drink by bringing together a number of Scottish producers and suppliers to showcase their wares in a new Visitors marquee.
Stirling’s premier highland games is on Saturday 15th August and prides itself on working with producers and suppliers to bring more than your standard burger and chips to an outdoor event. Visitors will have mouthwatering choices like Scottish red tractor chicken fillet, Perthshire pulled pork, Honey salted beef, BBQ pulled jackfruit and Aberdeen Angus steaks. Plus and as part of our Scotland Food and Drink showcase you will be able to sample and purchase some of the food and drink producers products in our Visitors Marquee including Stirling Whisky Shop, The Wee Fudge Company, Kelvin Valley Honey, Cochrane Cottage, Perthshire Oatcakes and Gigha Smoked Halibut.
The Stirling Highland Games is supported by EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland said: “The Stirling Highland Games is a wonderful event, celebrating our rich heritage. For 2015, to celebrate the Year of Food & Drink we are delighted to be supporting a celebration of the best in local and Scottish produce.
“Scotland is the perfect stage for events and the Stirling Highland Games is a fantastic example of how events can drive domestic tourism and economic benefits for a region.”
Indeed with Stirling Highland Games attracting huge interest from out with the area, online ticket sales have overtaken last year’s already and this is something the games committee are keen to build on as not only is it an enjoyable day out watching one of Scotland’s oldest sports, it’s a family day out with kids entertainment, quality food and drink and all at an affordable cost.
Event organiser, Matt McGrandles said, “We have worked really hard to bring back this event over the last 2 years by engaging with businesses to support it, building our presence in the highland games arena and by making sure our food and drink suppliers and producers offer our visitors the very best Scotland has. To be part of the Year of Food and Drink campaign is wonderful for our whole team and we are delighted to play our part by showcasing some of Scotland’s award winning producers.”
Discounted tickets are available online at www.stirlinghighlandgames.com or you can purchase them at the gates on Saturday 15th August.
Photo courtesy of Bill Robertson