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VIDEO & PICS: Campbell River holds its first Highland Gathering

Campbell River’s first Highland Gathering went off without a hitch last weekend at Nunns Creek Park.

Operating under the umbrella of the Campbell River Salmon Festival and sharing the park with the 51st annual Logger Sports, Campbell River’s newest event brought pipers, drummers, dancers and strong men and women from all over the Island and elsewhere.

Highland Gatherings or Highland Games are a meeting that perpetuates the culture of the Scottish Highlands and are held all over the world where Scots have had an influence. In a competitive environment participants are judged in an effort to maintain the Scottish traditional arts. It also pits competitors against each other in demonstrations of brute strength and sheer skill in the Heavy Games component.