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Forres Highland Games has International Appeal

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A sporting event will once again have an international feel with people from across the world already securing their tickets.

Early-bird tickets are currently on sale for the Forres Highland Games and they are already being snapped up by people who will be in the town when the event takes place on July 6.

The Forres Highland Games which are now in their 96th year is a popular event with both locals and visitors alike.

Last year, the event attracted its biggest audience in recent years.

Games president, Fred Davidson said:

“It is wonderful to see tickets for our event already selling and at the moment, it’s to a predominantly international audience.

“The Forres Highland Games attracts thousands of spectators and its common to have visitors from Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, the USA, New Zealand, Ireland, France and Canada.”

The Forres Highland Games are steeped in history and the programme will include track and field events, the 10K road race, Highland dancing, piping and field events such as tossing the caber and the hammer throw.

A new introduction last year was a solo drumming competition which will return for 2024 and one of the most popular spectacles is the massed pipe bands.

Unique to the Forres Highland Games is the message boys bike race where spectators can become competitors.

There are also opportunities for businesses to get involved in the event with stalls and sponsorship available.

“With thousands of people attending the event, the Games are the perfect opportunity to promote your businesses with a stall or through one of our sponsorship packages,” explained Fred.

“The Games is run purely by volunteers, and income from these revenue streams is vital to the Games being staged year on year.

“The sponsorship packages start from as little as £70 and range from sponsoring an event or even one of the popular message bikes, to having an arena banner which we can display year on year.”

Information on stalls, sponsorship opportunities, tickets can be found at www.forreshighlandgames.com

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