Highland Games promised increased funding from Cove and Kilcreggan

The annual Highland Games in Rosneath have been promised extra money from Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council in the hope that the event will be able to go ahead.

The future of the annual Highland Gathering was thrown into doubt earlier this year when Argyll and Bute Council almost halved its annual grant.

Last week community councillors in Cove and Kilcreggan heard from chairman Nick Davies that the Games was the only major tourism event held on the Rosneath Peninsula.

And vice-chair Graham Barr said £1,000 of the grant from Argyll and Bute would go back to the Lochgilphead authority to cover bills, including transport and rentals.

The community council has usually donated £300 to the Games, but agreed to increase that to £500 this year.

Games chairman Robert MacIntyre said he appreciated the decision – as well as questions by John Auld about whether £500 could be spent more effectively in promoting the area – but that the money should not be transferred until the end of this month, when the organising committee will assess finances again before deciding whether to go ahead with the event.

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  1. Well done Cove & Kilcreggan Community Council. It is a sorry state when it has come down to the Rosneath Games depending on donations from Community Councils just because some of the other councillors in the Helensburgh & Lomond Area decided to slash the Council grant to the games and not support my proposal to give the Game an extra £1,000. I am looking forward to another successful games this year with fingers crossed for good weather. Councillor George Freeman.

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