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Uncle Sam’s Highlanders team from USA, visiting the UK to bring adaptive games to Scotland was led by Alex "The Tank" Armor, a Para-Chair Highland Games athlete and America’s strongest athlete with disabilities.
Mey Highland & Cultural Games 2018
The Chieftain of the Mey Highland Games is HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, who stays at The Castle of Meyeach year during the last week of July and the first week of August. The Castle is closed to the public at this time.
The Tug-of-war contest, umpired by HRH Prince Charles was won by the Help for Heroesteam to lots of grunts and groans from the contestants and cheers from the crowd!
A first for Scottish Highland Games…
Thecamaraderieat theGamesthisyear wasajoytosee,with the‘Heavies’Teams fromHelpforHeroes andUSA’sUncleSam’sHighlanders.bringing adaptiveHighlandGamestoScotlandforthe firsttime.TheRoyalBritishLegionextended aninvitationtotheTeamtocompeteatthe MeyGames.TheUncleSam’sHighlanders willeducatetheRoyalBritishLegionto incorporateadaptiveathletesintoHighland Games throughout the country.
Liquid refreshment for HRH…
A wee dram of Wolfburn Malt Whisky!
Preened and poised all ready for the Dog Show, so many to judge, Best in Breed, Best in Show, waggiest tail! The little dogs go first for a walk around the track while the larger dogs wait patiently. It’s their turn for a walk first and then a faster trot. Goodness, it’s certainly a fitness test for their owners!
The team of 11 Help for Heroes cyclists arrived after completing the NC500 in six days and cycled laps of honour to the cheering crowd, before meeting HRH Prince Charles.
The bar was raised as high as it would go and still cleared by Alex ‘The Tank’ from USA.