During the afternoon I took quite a lot of photographs and videos, and in this first part I'm including four video-clips of the marvellous Massed Pipe Bands doing their stuff throughout the afternoon. The next part will come either tomorrow evening or on Monday (as I am out for most of tomorrow) when I shall include a couple of additional, much briefer, video-clips (of a piper competing in the pipe competition and three stages of the 'tug of war' competition), plus a number of photographs of the day's events.
I hope you enjoy these video-clips; the clarity isn't that great, I'm afraid, because I don't have a very sophisticated camera - on the other hand I do happen to benefit from a prime vantage point for viewing the Games so I hope that is some compensation. Enjoy!
The arrival of the Massed Pipe Bands
Massed Pipe Bands - First march around the field
Massed Pipe Bands - "Scotland the Brave"
Massed Pipe Bands - The Green Hills of Tyrol ("A Scottish Soldier")
NB/ (Added Tuesday 18AUG09 23.10 BST) You can see the second part of my 2009 Games' report here.