Denis Carr and Bob Burnie, representing Guests of Honour the Brigadoons, declare the 72nd Glengarry Highland Games Open

The 72nd Glengarry Highland Games: Saturday’s kilts, pipes, and kids

A feast for the senses:  Swirling kilts and stirring music during Saturday’s events at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville.

We had so many great photos from the 2019 Glengarry Highland Games — we are sharing some of them with you here! Thanks to James Morgan for his Friday photos and to Barbara Lehtiniemi for attending the Games on Saturday!


Forty-one bands joined the noon-hour’s massed bands; even more bands took part in Saturday evening’s massed bands.
The massed bands begin to pour onto the infield during the opening ceremonies
The opening ceremonies included a Massed Highland Fling performance.
A massed confusion of pipes and drums as the bands execute manoeuvres during Saturday’s events at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville.


A kaleidoscope of kilts during the massed bands
The South Glengarry Pipe Band leads the Clans Parade into the infield
The Tartan Shop’s nattily attired mascot drew smiles from everyone
The Black Watch Association Pipes and Drums, of Montreal QC march onto the competition field for the North American Pipe Bank Championship’s Grade 5 March/Medley competition.
Emerson McIntyre, 5, of Maxville, gives it a heave in the Junior Heavy Weight event’s sheaf toss.
Pearson Fraser, 10, of Vankleek Hill spars with Adam Parsons, 12, of Dartmouth, NS in the children’s broadsword event.

Barbara Lehtiniemi

Barbara Lehtiniemi is a writer and photographer from North Glengarry, Ontario.

barb-lehtiniemi has 51 posts and counting.See all posts by barb-lehtiniemi