PEEBLES was awash with tartan on Saturday as the town hosted its annual Highland Games.

Competitors and spectators from across the country and beyond descended on Hay Lodge Park for a day of competition and fun.

This year's Chieftan, Andy Currie, led, what organisers believe to be, one of the largest ever parades from outside the Tontine Hotel.

And the crowds swelled even further once the traditional contests began in the park.

Chris Patterson, chairman of Peebles Highland Games, told us: "It was one of those days where in the evening we were all basking in the glory of a really successful day.

"We had glorious weather, large crowds, great competitions and so much more to keep everyone entertained.

"There were visitors from all over the world at the Games this year."

A total of 16 pipe bands from across Scotland competed in the various sections.

And 130 dancers took to the platform to compete for glory.

The ever-popular heavyweights provided plenty entertainment.

Although the standard of competition was higher than ever, with almost all of Scotland's leading heavies in attendance, nobody could match Daniel Carlin.

As well as the main showground competitions, there was haggis hurling, children's fairgground rides, a craft village, whisky and gin tasting and a beer tent.

Chris added: "We owe so much to all of the volunteers who make the Games what they are, the generous sponsors who support us, the competitors who come back year after year, and the people who came out to enjoy the Games with us."


Grade N/JB & 4B:

1st (Peebles Hydro Trophy) - Camelon & District

2nd (Peebles Tourist Assoc Shield) - Burntisland and District

3rd (The Tweed Trophy) - People's Ford Boghall and Bathgate

4th (The Hay Lodge Trophy) - Peebles Ex Servicemen's

Grade N/JA & 4A:

1st (Bishop Veitch Memorial Trophy) - Camelon and District

2nd (Henry Ballantyne Trophy) - People's Ford Boghall and Bathgate

3rd (George Hall Memorial Shield) - Penicuik and District

4th (Whitestone Trophy) - Royal High

Grade 3

1st (James Inglis Salver) - Preston Lodge High School

2nd (Jimmy Gordon Memorial Shield) - Stockbridge

3rd (Peebles Ex-Servicemen's Club Shield) - People's Ford Boghall and Bathgate

4th (Crossburn Caravan Park Shield) - Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles

Grade 2

1st (5 Troop SAS Commando Cup) - Stockbridge

2nd (The Holland & Sherry Cup) - Preston Lodge High School

3rd (The Jim Hopkirk Trophy) - People's Ford Boghall and Bathgate

4th (Lowland Scottish Trophy) - Tweedvale

5th (Arthus B Simmons Memorial Trophy) - Stockbridge

Adult Drum Majors:

1st (Veitch's of Peebles Shield) - Gibb Fraser, Royal Burgh of Annan

2nd (George Baxter Trophy) - Michael Binder, Royal High Pipe Band

Juvenile Drum Majors:

1st (Watson Dalgleish Shield) - Becky Cox, Troon Blackrock

2nd (Alex Shield's Cup) - Beth Turner, Uddingston Strathclyde


Heavy Championship: 1st Daniel Carlin (40 points), 2nd Neil Elliot (26.5 points), 3rd Pete Hart (26 points), 4th Willie Falconer (24.5 points), 5th Paul Dearie (24.5 points), 6th David Hart (16 points), 7th John Neill (11.5 points), 8th David Coltard (11 points).

Putting 16lb Shot: 1st Daniel Carlin (13.9 metres)

28lb Weight: 1st Daniel Carlin (18.05 metres)

Scots Hammer: 1st Daniel Carlin (35.93 metres)

56lb Weight: Daniel Carlin (14.3 feet)

Caber: Daniel Carlin (11.59, 12, 12)

The Peebles Stane: Daniel Carlin (9.66 metres)