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In Pictures: Junior Highland Games return to Gordonstoun

The school's pipe band leads the contestants onto the field. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
The school's pipe band leads the contestants onto the field. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.

Summer is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: Highland Games season is on its way.

To kick things off, the Junior Highland Games were held at Gordonstoun on Saturday for the first time in three years.

The 30th Games were held at the sports grounds of the junior school, bringing together teams from the local area.

Many school pupils and their families turned out to take part and watch the sporting activities, which included tossing the caber, tug o’ war and the slippery pole.

Highland dancers also showed off their talents, along with pipers and drummers.

All of the proceeds made from the event will be donated to two Moray-based charities – SurfABLE Scotland and Loch Park Day Centre.

The Chieftain of the Games for 2022 was Project Wingman co-founder Emma Henderson MBE.

Here’s a gallery of some of the action from throughout the day.

The Junior Highland Games 2022

The Gordonstoun pipe band performed at the opening ceremony. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Pupils, including those from St Sylvester’s RC Primary School, took part in the event. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Pupils from Applegrove Primary and Gordonstoun School taking part in the Junior Highland Games. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Picture by SANDY McCOOK 30th April ’22<br />The Gordonstoun School Junior Highland Games were held on Saturday on the school sports fields.
The Gordonstoun pipe band led the contestants onto the field. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Emma Henderson MBE was Chieftain of the Games. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Dancers Molly Smith of Cairnie, Lucy Grant of Dufftown and Laura Smith of Cairnie performed while Fiona Caldwell played the pipes. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Picture by SANDY McCOOK 30th April ’22<br />The Gordonstoun School Junior Highland Games were held on Saturday on the school sports fields.
Four year old Highland dancer Iris Smith, of Cairnie, dances to the pipes of Fiona Caldwell. Picture: Sandy McCook/DCT Media
Loli Wan of Gordonstoun defeats Layla Rankin of New Elgin Primary School in their heat of the Slippery Pole competition. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Pupils from Hopeman Primary School compete in the tug o’ war. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Children took part in a range of events. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Madison Lynch, of Applegrove Primary School, tossing the caber. Picture: Sandy McCook/DCT Media
Many schools were represented at the Junior Highland Games. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Kenny Stewart, chairman of the Highland Games Committee, Emma Henderson MBE, chieftain of the games, and Cath Lyall, head of the junior school. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.
Children watching the Highland Games events. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media.

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