The Paeroa Highland Games are the lucky games with the weather. Every year early February has beautifully fine weather, and it was no exception on the 13th of February 2021 for the Highland Games and Tattoo in the Paeroa Domain. The domain has many mature trees, which gave plenty of shade for the large crowd of interested spectators.
The programme for the day included Solo Piping, Solo Drumming and Highland Dancing. There was also a full programme of Field Events including the Tossing the Caber.
During the afternoon there was the Pipe Band Contest with bands from the Auckland and Central Districts.
The Clans Village was kept very busy with many visitors and around 10.30am the Clans paraded for the Clans March around the domain.
The Clan Donald High Commissioner Andrew Wilkie and the North Island Commissioner Tom McDonald getting ready for the Clans March.
The Colour Party – President Jim Murdoch, Andrew Wilkie, Tom McDonald and Lex Allan.
The Clan Donald Colour Party in the centre during the Clans Parade.
Murdock McDonald and Andrew Wilkie relaxing after the Clans Parade.
Murdock McDonald also catches up with Walter MacDonald.
The evening events started with the Pipe Band Street March through the town to the domain. The Tattoo followed with the start signalled by the firing of the cannon.
The firing of the cannon to start the Tattoo.
Highland Dancers performing the Fling during the Tattoo.
The Tattoo finished with the Lone Piper, the Ode to Scotland, Massed Bands playing Scotland the Brave and Auld Lang Syne.