Armadale: Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run a great Scot day


The Perth Kilt Run attracted thousands of participants and spectators to Armadale.
Mr Newsie, Alison Cameron Black and Archie.
The Perth Kilt Run attracted thousands of participants and spectators to Armadale. Mr Newsie, Alison Cameron Black and Archie.

RECORD crowds flocked to Armadale last weekend for the annual Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run.

Around 20,000 people headed to Minnawarra Park, with more than double the number of Kilt Runners as last year.

“We were very pleased to see so many come out for our event, whether they were Scots or other nationalities ready to find their inner Scotsman, a wonderful day was had by all,” Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said.

A mix of activities from heavy events for strong men and women, to the Medieval Village, and a meet and greet with Scottish dogs kept the crowd entertained, with event mascot Archie inundated with selfie requests.

All 10 of Western Australia’s Scottish clans and associations were represented on the day.

Planning will soon start on the 2018 Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt |Run.

To provide feedback and be in the running for prizes, head to perthkiltrun.com.au.

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