Each year we invite a celebrity to be our chieftain for Games day. The chieftain is the figurehead for the Games, helping us promote the event and receiving the salute of the pipe bands in the great march past, which is for many the climax of the day. He or she also presents the prizes to all of our winning bands.
We are delighted that our 2018 Games Chieftain is Easton Roy.
95 year old Easton Roy is possibly the world’s oldest amateur rugby player who played on the site of the games, Strathallan Park, 70 years ago for Bridge of Allan RFC. Following the merger with Stirling County RFC, he played with the team for 60 years, taking a short break aged 85 to care for his wife before returning to train with the team. He even celebrated his 95th birthday by playing a charity match!
We’re honoured and delighted to have Easton Roy as our Chieftain this year – what an inspiration!