Smaller Games get new name
by Roger Varley
A parting of the ways in the group set to revive the highland games this year has resulted in a name change and a smaller event than in the past.
Stewart Bennett, one of the founders of the original Highlands of Durham Games, said the new event, touted by Ian Giffen before council last December as the Uxbridge Highland Games, will now be presented as the Uxbridge Scottish Festival.
Mr. Bennett said the group planning the Uxbridge Highland Games had a disagreement on the direction the games should go. He said that, as a result, Mr. Giffin has dropped out and Mr. Bennett and Lew Gregor of the Uxbridge Legion have taken over and renamed the event as the Scottish Festival....continue reading...