Cumnock all set for Highland fling
THIS year's Cumnock Highland Games promises to be the best yet after more details on the 2012 line-up were revealed.
The popular event, which attracts visitors from all over Ayrshire and further afield, takes place at the town's Broomfield Park on Sunday 19th August.
As well as the caber-tossing 'heavies', seven Pipe Bands and an array of Highland Dancers, this year's Scottish spectacular will welcome a team of Jacobites from Alba Re-enactment, the popular Forth Valley based group who portray the ordinary clansmen and clanswomen from the period 1688-1746.
Plus, for the first time, there will be live music in the ever popular beer tent from folk quartet the Spancil Hillbillies.
And joining them o will be the Drakes of Hazzard, bringing their sheepdog and duck antics to Cumnock for the first time. Combining a lifetime of skill with comical commentary and humour, the show sees working Border Collies herding a troop of tenacious Indian Runner Ducks around their specially designed course of bridges, tunnels and more. Featured on Blue Peter, the crowd-pleasing act has won plaudits across the country and has now performed at more than 200 venues.
Games Secretary Jim McMillan said: "Once again, we've got a great line up for the Games, with lots of fun entertainment alongside the traditional events."
Cumnock Highland Games take place on Sunday 19th August from 1.30pm and 5.30pm at Broomfield Park, Auchinleck Road, Cumnock. Entry is £5 per person. For more details go to www.cumnockhighlandgames.com