Cowal Gathering is delighted to announce Cove UK, the new owners of Argyll Holidays, as the new sponsor of the Saturday Cowal Live Music Tent.

Cove UK has a reputation for family-friendly holidays, so partnering with Cowal Gathering, which offers one of Scotland’s best family-friendly events promises an unforgettable day out.

One of the biggest attractions on Cowal Gathering Saturday, the Cowal Live Music Tent this year will be headlined by world-famous ceilidh band Trail West, ably supported by folk rock Highlanders Torridon, trad rockers Cala and fresh from the Friday night Gig at the Gathering, Travee.

Fraser McCowan announced the new agreement on behalf of the Cowal Gathering board saying: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Cove UK as the new face of the Cowal Live Music Tent and we’re very excited to have their support for one of this year’s showcase events.

‘We always set the bar pretty high for the Cowal Live Music Tent, but I’m confident that our reputation for providing the very best in traditional music on Cowal Saturday will be even stronger once this year’s bands rock the tent,’ he added.

‘All four of these acts are trailblazers for contemporary Highland ceilidh music and the Gathering provides a unique opportunity to enjoy them up close – in one place, on one day. It’s a chance not to be missed.’

And that’s not all, Cove UK is also offering one lucky family the chance to win a break over Cowal Gathering in their award-winning Hunter’s Quay Holiday Village, which is fresh from a multi-million-pound redevelopment. Head over to their booth to enter to win and tour a luxury caravan, which will be onsite during the games. Sandy the Seal and Friends will also be making an appearance. The holiday winner will be drawn on Monday 28 August, following the event.

Gordon Walker, Director of Operations – Cove UK said: ‘The Cowal Gathering celebrates the prowess, strength, and rich cultural heritage of the Scottish people. Cove UK & Argyll Holidays support and cheer for the athletes as they embody the spirit of determination and tradition. In their pursuit of greatness, they honour not just themselves, but also the centuries-old legacy of the Highland Games. We are delighted to support the Cowal Gathering, a testament to the indomitable spirit of our beloved Scotland!

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

For information or to book tickets, please visit the Gathering’s website at or contact the event office by emailing or phoning 01369 703206.