Sun shines on Markinch Games

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The sun shone on Markinch this weekend as crowds gathered in the town’s John Dixon Park for the annual Highland Games.

Sunday’s event saw competitors come from near and far to take part in the range of traditional and sporting events that the games circuit has to offer.

Among them were the popular heavy events, cycling and athletics.

There was also a good turn out for the highland dancing and piping competitions.

The pipe band contest at the Markinch Highland Games is the oldest of its kind in Scotland.

Organisers were delighted that the weather held and the sun shone, drawing people out to support the event and helping to make it a great games day.

Markinch Highland Games 2016. Pic: Andrew Elder

Markinch Highland Games 2016. Pic: Andrew Elder

Sunday’s proceedings were presided over by chieftain, Sandy Imrie, a well known local piper.

But it wasn’t just the sporting events that attracted the spectators, there was a whole host of family entertainment taking place throughout the afternoon including fun races for both children and adults, face painting, fair ground rides and falconry.

There were also trade and side stalls for everyone to enjoy.

All photographs by Andrew Elder.

Markinch Highland Games 2016. Pic: Andrew Elder

Markinch Highland Games 2016. Pic: Andrew Elder