We are delighted to announce that this year’s Chieftain will be bringing a wee bit of local highland glamour to the Bridge of Allan Highland Games in 2016.
Mhairi Fergusson, current Miss Scotland and Miss UK, is excited to be stepping up to the role for 2016. And at twenty-two year-old, Mhairi will be the youngest ever Chieftain for the games.
After being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 13, Mhairi has been working towards improving awareness and helping families who have been affected by the condition.
So far this year she has already raised over £185,000 for the cause and continues to devote her time as the reigning Miss Scotland to help raise awareness and funds for the Muir Maxwell Trust, of which she is an ambassador.
Having lived in Stirling her entire life Mhairi has grown up attending the games every year, she said: “I feel very privileged to have been announced as Chieftain for the 165th Bridge of Allan Highland Games. I grew up in Stirling and have always loved the event, so I’m really looking forward to being involved this year.”
Watch this space for more news about Mhairi’s involvement in the lead up to the games.