With just days to go until the 2023 Cowal Gathering, organisers are looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the globe back to Dunoon to take part in world-class competitions.

Cowal Gathering’s invitation to ‘See All of Scotland in One Weekend’, may be ambitious, but with the stellar line-up of competitions and entertainment planned, it’s going to be difficult to argue with.

And as with every year, every spectator who comes through the gates can choose to see or take part in as many of the attractions as they want – all included in their entry ticket.

Cowal Gathering has something for every member of the family in the Top Field entertainment area. From axe throwing and stunt bikes through to stories from Artie’s Singing Kettle, giant games, crazy golf, the come-and-try mountain bike track, clowns and magic tricks, you would be hard pressed to not find something to keep you entertained.

But that’s not all on offer. Also included in the admission ticket is entry to the famous Cowal Live Music Tent featuring the world class traditional Scottish music that Cowal Gathering is famous for. And once again the Cowal Live Music Tent is set to rock the stadium with a fantastic line-up of talent headed up by Cowal favourites Trail West.

Trail West will be supported by Cowal Gathering first timers, Torridon and Cala. They’re joined by Travee who are returning to the Cowal Music Tent fresh from playing the Friday night Gig at the Gathering.

It’s difficult to attend Cowal Gathering’s Top Field and not dance so, Cowal Gathering regulars the Inverhooley Ceilidh Band return to the Ceilidh Tent to encourage visitors to ‘take their partners’ for a Strip the Willow or Dashing White Sergeant, in between wandering round all the other attractions.

Of course, all this entertainment is in addition to the traditional events which are the cornerstone of Cowal Gathering – from piping and highland dancing to heavy athletics and wrestling.

Speaking on behalf of the Cowal Gathering Board Fraser McCowan said he is looking forward to welcoming the crowds back saying: ‘Cowal Gathering is such a special event and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone has a good time, whether they’re four or 94.

‘We’ve put together a package of entertainment to appeal to all age groups. We’re welcoming back some old favourites as well as some new acts.

‘We’re just one week away until we throw open the gates and welcome guests from around the world back to enjoy one of Scotland’s best family-friendly days out.

Cowal Highland Gathering is supported through EventScotland’s International Funding Programme.

This year’s Cowal Highland Gathering runs from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 August.