When a group of friends from Southern Germany planned a trip to Scotland last year they did not realise they would be taking centre stage at the North Berwick Highland Games pulling on the end of a rope for all they were worth. Betty and Ellmer told us all about their friend who suggested they attend the Games and then took it upon himself to contact the organising committee and see if they could participate in some way. And the Bavarian Tug of War team was born!
Betty said they quite fancied wearing kilts but were worried this might not be correct as they weren't Scottish so instead they were dressed in the Bavarian traditional dress of Lederhosen under the team name Macglockner. Having no idea of what the Tug o' War actually involved they were up against it with last year's winners Moffat Builders, along with Oxton and the Winton Arms to pull against.