Good weather again for the 2019 Highland Games. This was notable for the dedication to Lesmahagow retained firefighters who have served the village well. The Highland Chieftains were past and present firefighters accompanied in the procession by two fire engines.
Congratulations to the Organising Committee, all the Highland Chieftains, Tartan Queen Eva, her court (Myla, Abbie-Leigh, Logan and Dylan) and all the participants for a splendid Parade and Crowning.
These photographs were taken by my wife, Rozsa. The procession photos were taken from within the car park of the former Royal Bank of Scotland Building in Abbeygreen.
The Highland Chieftains (former and present retained fireman) with David Abercrombie, Chairman of the Organising Committee, in Abbeygreen at the head of the procession.
Greyfriars Pipe Band, Glasgow. The normal band, Coalburn IOR Pipe Band, was away at a competition.
Luxury Rolls-Royce convertible carrying the Tartan Queen Eva, escorted by the scouts.
Luxury Rolls-Royce convertible carrying the Tartan Queen Eva, escorted by the scouts
Limousine carrying the young clansmen
Smurfs by Woodpark Primary School, winners of the float category.
Smurfs by Woodpark Primary School
Fairground Ride by Liz Steele and friends, Winners of best walking float
Mermaid, Best fancy dress
Lego, runner-up in float category by Lesmahagow Community Footballers
More of Lego
The Lawson Family with "Shrek", runners-up in walking float
Milton Primary School with the Emergency Services, 3rd in float category.
1969 Moon Landing by Apollo 11, by Broompark Drive residents
Waiting to go onto the platform for the crowning: Front to Rear: Tartan Princess Myla with Clansman Logan, Tartan Princess Abbie-Leigh with Clansman Dylan and Tartan Queen Eva with Highland Chieftain Scott Yuill, representing the large number of retained firemen forming this year's Highland Chieftains.