PEEBLES Highland Games will return to Hay Lodge Park tomorrow (Saturday) – for the town’s annual celebration of all things Scottish.

And there will be a number of activities on offer.

Chris Patterson, chairman of the Games told us: “In addition to the three main attractions of the pipe band competition, heavy events and Highland dancing; there will be the now well established whisky and Scottish gin tasting experience, haggis hurling, Peeblesshire primary schools picture competition, stalls, beer tent, children’s fairground rides and much more.

“This year’s Chieftain of the Games is former committee stalwart Bob Abbot. Bob’s association with the games extends back over 25 years and includes many roles including trophy convenor, pipe band convenor and secretary.

“Bob doesn’t need to look far for advice about the Chieftain’s duties as his wife Margaret was Chieftain in 2015 following many years on the committee.”

The Chieftain’s parade leaves the Tontine Hotel for Hay Lodge Park at 10.45am, with the games opening at 11am.

The pipe band and Highland dancing competitions will start at 11am this year and run throughout the day.

Meanwhile the heavy events, including the Scots’ hammer and caber, will take place between 1pm and 4.30pm.

The presentation of prizes will follow at around 4.30pm.

Entry is £6 for adults and £4 for concessions (OAPs, children aged five to 16, and students with valid ID). Children under five go free.

Over 1,800 tickets have been distributed via the nine local primary schools for free child entry when accompanied by a paying adult.

For more information visit the games’ website at: or the the Facebook page @peebleshighlandgames.