1989 Blantyre Highland Games

Run by Blantyre Round Table, the 1989 saw the 3rd annual Blantyre Highland Games in the fields at Bardykes, on the lower slopes behind Wilkies Farm. Jim Cochrane has kindly shared these photos here. Do you recognise anybody? Feel free to tag them.

The stars that particular year were Hercules the Bear and various members of the Worlds Strongest men team, including Jon Pall Sigmarsson pictured. In previous years, stars included a bus load of Take the High Road stars and Mark McManus, star of TV Crime show, Taggart. The weather was always fine for the games and crowds were huge, as pictured.

On social media:

Kerry Tremble Kevan Loved going to the Highland Games here, seeing Hercules the Bear, Geoff Capes & great fun day out.

Nicola Philp I used to dance at the Highland games it was always a great day.

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  1. The best childhood memory I have dancing at the games

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