Cowal Highland Gathering patron support
23rd - 25th August 2018


© Photo by Ken Clark


The support of our patrons is invaluable, enabling us to improve the Cowal Highland Gathering for spectators and competitors. Patron support means that we can develop the gathering, while honouring the event’s great history and traditions.

Becoming a patron gives you the opportunity to be associated with this world-class event. You’ll also be helping to secure the future of this unique and historic Highland games. The details of the patron schemes are listed below.

We offer life patronage to supporters who make a substantial generous donation to the Cowal Highland Gathering.

Life Patrons are entitled to unique benefits. As a Life Patron you’ll receive:
• Complimentary ticket for each day
• Enamel Cowal Highland Gathering lapel badge (first year only)
• Complimentary programme
• Life Patron certificate (first year only)
• Access to the Patrons’ Marquee
• Ability to pre-book one seat in the Grandstand on Saturday
• Listing in the programme and on the website
Cost of package: £200 + £30 annual subscription

Business patronage is for businesses, clubs or groups who wish to support the Cowal Highland Gathering and increase their profile by association.

The package consists of:
• Business Patron certificate
• Listing in the event programme
• Listing on the website
• Listing on the sponsors board at the event
• 4 complimentary tickets for Friday and Saturday
• Access to the Patrons’ Marquee and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival
• Listing in the Dunoon Observer in the weeks running up to the event
Cost: £150 per annum

The patron package is for people who want to support the event and enjoy the comfort of the Patrons Marquee. The fee is payable on an annual basis.
The package comprises:
• Complimentary ticket for Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Patrons rosette
• Access to the Patrons’ Marquee
• Complimentary programme
Cost: £35 per annum

This new scheme enables Highland dance schools to support Highland dancing at the Cowal Highland Gathering by becoming affiliated to the event. The fee is directly reinvested into dancing, helping us enhance the experience for competitors and spectators.

Your support will help maintain and grow world-class Highland dancing at Cowal. In return for the affiliation fee you will receive:
• Complimentary parking (for one car) in the Black Park car park on Thursday and Friday
• Complimentary programme
• Certificate of Affiliation
• Access to the Patrons Tent’ for school principal and one guest
• Your school will be listed on our website, Facebook page and in the event programme
• 10% off Cowal Highland Gathering merchandise bought before the event

Business Patrons 2017:

Business Incentive Group
Corrigall Black Solicitors
Juno Design Gallery
McLay Glass & Glazing
Stewart and Bennett
Benmore Cafe and Shop
Douglas Park Guest House
Duncan Lauder & Son LtD
Argyll Vintners Ltd
J Bell & Co Ltd
Bay House Guest House
John Brown (Strone) Ltd
White Rabbits
The Majestic Line
Cowal Cabs
West End Furniture
BC Technologies
Cowal Car Components
Ian Hamilton Scaffolding
Argyll Cruising
Cromlech Laundry
Argyll Media
L & D Eyecare
Cowal Garage
Commercial Bar
Party Pieces
Black Of Dunoon
The Clansman
J Docherty Window Cleaners
Samteq Ltd
George H Currie Blacksmiths
Co-op Funeralcare
Cairns of Kirn Decorators
Clyde Taxis & Garage
Campbells Paint & Hardware
Natalie’s Nails & Candice Hair
Regency Doors & Stairs
The 51st State & La Cantina
Cedars Guest House
Caladh Funeral Services
Dae It Yersel
Henderson & Company
Scottish Property Centre
Shearwater Marine Services
The Reel Quality Dance Supplies
Walkers Mica Hardware
Allied Surveyors Scotland
Wrights Clothing
The Lorne
David Petro Forrestry Services
Argyll Self Catering Holidays
Regency Stairs & Doors

Life Patrons 2018

Mrs Christine Johnstone
Mr George Johnstone
Mrs Betsy Johnstone
Mr Raymond Kneale
Rhona Lawrence
J.A MacArthur of that Ilk
Iain MacDonald (HON)
Angus Cameron (HON)
Cameron Spence (HON)
Billy Forsyth (HON)
Morgan Bamford(HON)
Frances Patterson(HON)
John McDairmid
Mrs Marlyn Peers
Lord Robertson
Colleen Rintamaki (HON)
George Mitchelson (HON)
Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid
Marilyn Fisher
Dr Janet Anderson
Julie Brown
Mrs Gillian Buchan
r & Mrs Burden
Mr & Mrs Lyle Crawford
Marica Evans
John Farley
Sharon Farrar
Mr Robert Fisher
Helen Ford
Billy Forsyth MBE
Norm Garland
Juli Garland
Ann Green
John Green
Helen Haddow
Jamie Kirk
Diane Krugh
Mrs Lamb
Rev Pat Lang
Mrs Val Laverty
May Martin
Shaun McEvoy-Dix
Neil McKay
Gordon McKellar
Stephen Mitchell
Mr Ewan Robinson
Mrs Mary Seers
Ann Shields
Jeneffer Zielinski
Joseph Burns
Catherine Caldwell
Chris & Barbara Campbell
Peter Campbell McBride
Mr Sandy Disselduff
Mrs G Disselduff
Sarah Douglas
Ewan Hamilton
Marilyn Harrop
Sarah Hendry
Sarah Douglas
Suzanne Hogg
Mr David Hogg
E & R Inglis
Elizabeth Gollan
Laura Blair
Erin Blair
David Lamb
D.Scotty McVicar
Phyllis Finnegan
Marion Boath
Anne MacDonald
Kerry MacDonald
Emma Thompson
Kevin & Violet Kilby
Brenna Kilby
Bill & Elizabeth Weaver
Audrey Watt
Sylvia Morrison
Ben Nicoll
Steven Pollock
Cheryl Kirby
Eilidh MacDonald
Jennifer Hamilton
Shendl Russell
Alison McGregor Mathers
Natalie Quick

Patrons 2018

Struan West 2018
John Hackett 2018
Mr & Mrs Bancks 2018
Linda Cramb
Linda McClean
Nicky Destlchordi
Heather Templeton
Moira Thow
Mr & Mrs Whyte
Mr Wout
Mrs Patricia den Dikken
Mr & Mrs Morgan
Mr & Mrs Tan
Mr & Mrs Fowler
Mr & Mrs Docherty
Mr and Mrs McLeod
Moira Gray
Mr McCafferty


Mr & Mrs Allison
Mr Buchan
Mr & Mrs Connolly
Mr Curnyn
Catherine Dickson
Mr Dysart
Mr Fraser
Dr & Mrs Hamilton
Jean Howie
Mr Brendan Joyce
Sean Loughlin
Susan McAffer
Mr Neil McWattie
Mr Mitchell
Jane Morton
Mrs A.M Roper
Mr & Mrs Sloan
Mr & Mrs Wilson


Ella Edgar School of Dance
Pam Dignan Dancers