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Trossachs Highland Festival 1998

Until the 1999 programme becomes available, the 1998 one will be left here to give you an idea of rhe events that usually take place.

Every year this festival, which was inaugurated in 1985, provides a variety of events over a two week period. This year the Festival culminated in the Callander World Highland Games on the 25th and 26th July. The festival offered a variety of entertainments catering to a range of tastes. Every morning in Ancaster Square, Callander there were special programmes for young children including magicians, jugglers and musicians followed by musical performances and in the afternoon Highland Dancing and pipers. In the evenings folk nights, classical music, ceilidhs, concerts, film shows and theatrical performances tookplace at a number of venues throughout The Trossachs.

Highland Festival Events 17th July - 26th July

All events in Callander except were stated otherwise
Friday 17th
20:00 Grand Opening Scottish Concert Callander Kirk £5/£3
Saturday 18th
16:00 Highland Dancing Display Ancaster Square Free
20:30 Folk Night Kirk Hall £3
Sunday 19th
20:00 Songs of Praise Kirk Hall Free
20:30 Folk - Highland Line Aberfoyle £3
Monday 20th
10:00 - 17:00 Craft Fair Kirk Hall Free
10:30 Children's Entertainment Ancaster Square Free
11:30 - 14:00 Music in the Square Ancaster Square Free
16:00 Highland Dancing Display Ancaster Square Free
20:00 The Crimson Crown Rob Roy Centre £2.50/£2
Tuesday 21st
10:00 - 17:00 Craft Fair Kirk Hall Free
10:30 Children's Entertainment Ancaster Square Free
11:30 - 14:00 Music in the Square Ancaster Square Free
16:00 Highland Dancing Display Ancaster Square Free
20:30 Festival Ceilidh Dreadnought Hotel £3/£2
Wednesday 22nd
10:00 - 17:00 Craft Fair Kirk Hall Free
10:30 Children's Entertainment Ancaster Square Free
11:30 - 14:00 Music in the Square Ancaster Square Free
16:00 Highland Dancing Display Ancaster Square Free
20:00 Callander Pipe Band Ancaster Square Free
20:30 Kinlochard Ceilidh Band Rob Roy Centre Free
Thursday 23rd
10:00 - 17:00 Craft Fair Kirk Hall Free
10:30 Children's Entertainment Ancaster Square Free
11:30 - 14:00 Music in the Square Ancaster Square Free
16:00 Highland Dancing Display Ancaster Square Free
20:30 Festival Family Ceilidh Dreadnought Hotel £3/£2
Friday 24th
10:00 - 17:00 Craft Fair Kirk Hall Free
10:30 Children's Entertainment Ancaster Square Free
11:30 - 14:00 Music in the Square Ancaster Square Free
12:00 onwards Mediæval Ale House Inverard Hotel, Aberfoyle  
16:00 Highland Dancing Display Ancaster Square Free
20:00 Callander Operatic Society Brig o'Turk Hall £3
20:00 Real Ale Ceilidh Inverard Hotel, Aberfoyle £3
Saturday 25th
10:00 - 17:00 Craft Fair Kirk Hall Free
10:00 - 16:30 Fiddle Competition Callander Kirk Free
12:00 onwards Mediæval Ale House Inverard Hotel, Aberfoyle  
12:30 Highland Games Procession Callander  
13:00 Callander World Highland Games Claish Farm Callander £3
20:30 Jazz and Rock & Roll Inverard Hotel, Aberfoyle £3
20:30 Festival Fiddle Ceilidh Dreadnought Hotel £3
Sunday 26th
12:00 onwards Mediæval Ale House Inverard Hotel, Aberfoyle  
12:30 Highland Games Procession Callander  
13:00 Callander World Highland Games Claish Farm Callander £3
14:00 Local Folk Inverard Hotel, Aberfoyle £3
20:45 Closing Concert, Stirling Singers Callander Kirk £3

Callander World Highland Games 1998
25th July - 26th July

Caber Tosser

In conjunction with The Trossachs Highland Festival, Callander held their World Highland Games at Claish Farm, Mollands Road, Callander on the 25th July and 26th July. Organized by The Callander and District Round Table this annual event features many athletes from around the world who compete in feats of strength including hammer throwing and caber tossing, and lifting, carrying and pulling of large weights. There were many stalls there and other performers such as Highland dancers and pipe bands. There was a special feature this year, a Childrens Highland Games with entries from local primary schools and also a hill race open to all. Events included are:

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