Inverness Highland Games Community Heroes honoured

Highland games heroes
Inverness Highland Games Committee Chairman Angus Dick, Ian Tasker, Colin Baillie and Games Chieftain Provost Helen Carmichael

The dedication of two of the North of Scotland’s most popular Highland Games stalwarts will be recognised at a special ceremony to be held at Inverness Town House on Friday evening (16 October) when Games Chieftain Provost Helen Carmichael inducts the first two members into the newly established Inverness Highland Games Hall of Fame.

Inverness Highland Games Committee Chairman Angus Dick said: “With over 90 years of involvement with numerous Games around the Highlands between them; the induction of our scorer Ian Tasker and our commentator Colin Baillie into our Hall of Fame is richly deserved; and it enables us to thank them for their much appreciated contribution.

“Without the support of community members like Ian and Colin, it would be impossible for many Games to continue, and we are grateful to the Provost and The Highland Council for their help in honouring them.

In future years we are planning to announce the inductees at the opening ceremony of the Games. As part of the preparations for the celebrations for the Games bi-centenary in 2022 we are now looking back through the archives to discover more about those who made a major contribution in the past and should be considered for inclusion in the future.”

Provost of Inverness Area Councillor Helen Carmichael added: “It is an honour for me to induct the first two members into the Inverness Highland Games Hall of Fame. The personal contribution that volunteers like Ian Tasker and Colin Baillie make to our communities is overwhelming and something that we should be proud of and celebrate.”
15 Oct 2015
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