Pound for Pound! – PSPC Adds Weight to Highland Games
Published on 12 May 2015
From kilts and bagpipes to Highland dancing and sheer sporting prowess, Perthshire Highland Games are set to kick off later this month with PSPC once again putting their full weight behind them.
With the games making their first appearance of the year at the Atholl Gathering and Highland Games in Blair Atholl on Saturday 23 May 2015, a total of 14 events will run over the Summer, culminating in the finale in Pitlochry on Saturday 12 September when the Perthshire League presentations are held.
As part of a long-standing tradition, PSPC will once again sponsor the Heavyweight League.
Anne Begg, PSPC Manager commented, “Here at PSPC, and in Perthshire generally, we’re great fans of the Highland Games and particularly the Heavyweight League. Of course, the games also make a brilliant day out for the whole family and generations have been enjoying them for years and years. It’s unusual to have a series of events which represent so many Perthshire communities, which is why we’re always so keen to get involved and ensure that these events continue. May we take this opportunity to wish all participants the best of luck, and the best of the weather, during this year’s events!”
Local heavyweight Lorne Colthart, a product of the Perthshire Heavyweight Leagues, won the NATIVE Scottish Heavyweight Championship in 2015.
Welcoming PSPC’s ongoing sponsorship, Colin Crawford, Treasurer, Perthshire Highland Games Association commented, “I am delighted that PSPC have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the Perthshire Heavyweight Leagues for yet another year. I know from feedback from our local heavyweight athletes that the league gives them a real focus and encourages them to compete at a consistently high standard throughout the summer. PSPC sponsorship has enabled the leagues to become well established and now is pivotal to a number of younger athletes now emerging to take part in Highland Games in the area. On behalf of all the athletes and member games of the Perthshire Association I would like to thank PSPC for supporting the heavyweight leagues again for 2015.”
For more information, visit the Perthshire Highland Games Associate website – www.phga.co.uk.