Mull Highland Games 2021

2020 will be a year to remember – and forget.

The vaccination is on its way and will enable a way out. Concurrently I do believe that we need to exert a degree of control over events. We don’t need to wait to be completely released from restrictions; we can plan (safely) now for the future.

While it is unlikely that the Mull Highland Games will take place as part of the Scottish Games circuit – many Games have already cancelled – we as a Games committee intend to hold an event on 22nd July this year; come what may. A very much local event in the tradition of Highland Games.

Inspiration for this has actually come from the past. During lockdown one of the Games Association members passed some of his time researching different Games. He has passed on results relating to Mull for our further research. Perhaps the most striking fact is that the first ‘recorded’ Games took place in Tobermory in 1873.

This is a massive 50 years earlier than we believed . … more in the full issue

Download a copy of the 1874 Programme

Photo © Sarah Darling 2018

Mull Highland Games