Re-live history on Lochgilphead front green

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Hot on the heels of the recent Viking invasion, it is the turn of the Celts and Picts to overrun Lochgilphead.

This Saturday, August 5, sees the return of the Lochgilphead Celtic and Pictish Festival. After last year’s successful inaugural event, organisers at Lochgilphead Community Council have been working hard to put together an interactive programme of events for families to enjoy.

From battle re-enactments and weapons demonstrations to workshops in wood carving, spinning, weaving and more, there will be something for everyone.

New additions for this year include a giant labyrinth and the Lughnasadh games – a traditional celebration and contests of strength and speed.

Event co-ordinator Brian MacLennan of Lochgilphead Community Council said: ‘We are delighted to be able to build on last year’s success and bring this festival back again. It has been a great way of bringing people into the town at an important time in the tourist season.

‘Everyone is working very hard to ensure another successful day which will firmly establish Lochgilphead Celtic and Pictish Festival on the Mid Argyll calendar.’

The festival will get under way at 11am on Lochgilphead Front Green.


There will be plenty more blue-painted fun on the front green on Saturday. a32celticfest01no