Highland Games

Morar Highland Games 1957 and 1958

Until the increase in road traffic through Morar village made it impractical, Mallaig and Morar Highland Games would take place on the Camera Field, between the road and the sea. Here we see a selection of events in 1957 and 1958, beginning with the final contestants in the pole vault, followed by the end of the 1957 hill race. The following year we see some measuring taking place for the shot put, then catch a glimpse of the winner of the hill race approaching the field from Bourblach, before finishing with a final lap around the field. Finally we watch an unsuccessful attempt at the caber.

Film shot by the late Gordon MacLennan of Mallaig.