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Forres Highland Games changes


By Garry McCartney


The message bike race getting underway at last summer's Forres Highland Games.
The message bike race getting underway at last summer's Forres Highland Games.

ORGANISERS of an increasingly popular historic annual event have announced new sponsorship opportunities.

Forres Highland Games, which last year saw footfall increase by 20 per cent, will take place at Grant Park on July 4 and its committee are introducing changes including giving more businesses the opportunity to get in on the action.

Games secretary Mike Scott said: "We attract tourists from across the world which just shows there is a real appetite for traditional competition and Scottish heritage.

"However, this does not mean that we are not also looking to the future and we are making some subtle changes to make sure that the Games keep with the times.

"We have commissioned a new a logo to modernise the look a little and, new to this year, we have an official sponsor pack."

In 2019, thousands of people including tourists from Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, the USA, New Zealand, Ireland, France and Canada descended on the town.

Last year, the Games attracted a Scottish dance troupe who flew in from Canada and a stag party from Edinburgh who enjoyed taking part in some of the activities.

Mr Scott said: "We have had huge support from local businesses who have always been keen to sponsor one of our main events. However, our new sponsor pack also includes the opportunity to take an arena banner and also have branding on the message bikes, an attraction which is completely unique to the Forres Highland Games.

"We are very much looking forward to working with the people of the town, sponsors, competitors and all those involved and hope we can build on the success of the last 92 years."

Information on sponsorship opportunities and general information can be found at www.forreshighlandgames.com



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