Ligonier Highland Games underway, continue Sunday |

Ligonier Highland Games underway, continue Sunday

Idlewild Park this weekend hosted the Ligonier Highland Games, its annual event in its 60th year and now a two-day affair.

Competitors come not only from around the region but the country and even Canada, organizers say.

Events include traditional Celtic athletics and contemporary Celtic/Scottish/Irish music.

The lineup includes entertainers, seminars and workshops on Scottish history and music, and presentations and cooking demos by the Scottish Chef. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Sunday in Pavilion E1 at the park.

The Ligonier Highland Games is an all-volunteer organization and the main fundraiser for the Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust, which has granted more than $200,000 in scholarships in the past 60 years, according to organizers.

The Games started in 1959 as a Scottish picnic at Kennywood Park and moved to Idlewild Park in 1968.

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