Patrons of Crieff Highland Gathering
Crieff Highland Gathering has benefitted over the many years since its inauguration in 1870 from a wide range of local individuals and businesses who have chosen to show their support by becoming a “Patron of the Games”
The Games still very much depends on the support of Patrons to assist in financially securing the days events and ensuring this great tradition, as Scotlands’ Premier Highland Games, can continue its valuable role of promoting and sustaining this truly iconic Scottish event.
To recruit new Patrons to the Crieff Highland Games we have identified that both individuals and companies may wish to show their support and as such have developed a range of Patronage options.
With each of these options comes a package to recognise the important support being given and these are shown below. In addition you have free entry to the Patrons area which has a prime viewing area of the Games field and is also a great place to catch up with other Patrons throughout the day.
By becoming a Patron of the Games you will be playing your part in not only protecting this wonderful Scottish Tradition but in helping Crieff Highland Gathering continue to develop and promote Scottish music, dancing and sports.
A Patron of the Games may be a regular visitor to Crieff, have visited only once or even as a supporter of Highland Games still to make the trip to Crieff in August.
Crieff Highland Games is very fortunate to have seen support for our Games come from all over the world and we particularly welcome interest from oversees.
If you would like to help support Crieff Highland Gathering then we would be pleased to hear from you and receive your application form (see below) or if you prefer get in touch with us through Games secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigadier Melville S Jameson CBE accepted our offer of Honorary Patronage during 2015. Appointed by The Queen in 2006, Brigadier Melville S Jameson CBE is the Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross and is the representative of the crown in Perth and Kinross. The Lord Lieutenant's role is, like the Monarch's, essentially non-political and seeks to promote a spirit of co-operation by encouragement of the voluntary services and benevolent organisations, and by taking an active interest in the business, industrial and social life of the area. He has been a supporter of the highland gatherings in Perthshire, and was the Crieff Gathering Chieftain in 2012. He also organised the royal visit to Strathearn in 2013, and supported the efforts of the Crieff Gathering in their approach to HRH Prince William for his Patronage.
The following former Directors have provided significant service in the past and enabled the Gathering to develop into one of Scotland best and most important gatherings. They are:
G T Donaldson; R F Donaldson ; F Duncan ; D Hood ; J C S McGregor ; D S McLaren ; M Mihanlic ; R J Miller ; P Palmer ; F D Thomson ; P A Turek