A RECORD number of people turned out to see the annual Loch Lomond Highland Games.

More than 9,000 visitors from as far afield as Germany and Canada turned out to Saturday’s event at Moss O’Balloch Park in Balloch, to see the feats of physical strength, as well as the family friendly entertainment.

Dancers from the Niagara Highland Dance Academy wowed the crowds, along with music from Tulliallan Pipes and Drum and Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun.

The Chieftain of the Loch Lomond Highland Games, Major James Macrae, said: “I am delighted with this year’s event which has been a great success and has been very well attended.

“We’ve been really fortunate with the weather the last two years and we are grateful to the thousands who came along, which is great testament to everyone involved in organising the games.

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“Over the years, the games have attracted contestants and spectators from home and abroad every year and I would like to thank everyone who played their part in making this year’s games a huge success.

“On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank our contestants and sponsors, in particular West Dunbartonshire Council(WDC) and West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust, for their continued support.”

West Dunbartonshire Council leader Jonathan McColl said: “This year’s event was a fantastic day and helped by the wonderful weather. Well done to all the competitors for putting on a great show and thanks to the spectators for encouraging the athletes and putting on a great show.

“Well done to the games’ committee, the leisure trust and WDC.”