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Gourock Highland Games Hosts Launch of Taste Inverclyde’s Taste Tent

Taste Inverclyde will be working with the Gourock Highland Games to showcase the Inverclyde and Scottish food and drink offering on 13th May 2018. With over 5,000 spectators expected to attend the free event at the Battery Park in Greenock, the ‘Taste Tent’ will be the newest addition and will form the food offering at the games.   

The 30m x 9m marquee will see the creation of a street food market, offering a delicious selection of food from vendors from Inverclyde and across the West Coast of Scotland. Local vendors confirmed include Three Sisters Bake, Jax Snax at the MarinaOne Cove Road Café, La Cinquecento Pizzeria and Shellfield Farm in Argyll.

The marquee will also offer live music, arcade games, board games and indoor and outdoor seating.  There will also be a separate bar available at the games for spectators. The Gourock showpiece marks the start of the Scottish Highland Games season and will feature pipe band contests, traditional Highland games, heavyweight events, the West of Scotland Highland Dance Championships and mini-Highland games involving local school children.

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment at Riverside Inverclyde said:

“We continue to develop Taste Inverclyde and are delighted to be working with Inverclyde Council to bring the ‘Taste Tent’ to the Gourock Highland Games. Our aim is to provide regular opportunities for local food and drink producers and businesses to showcase their produce and skills as well as promoting local eateries across Inverclyde.”

Taste Inverclyde was launched in November 2017 by Riverside Inverclyde to promote independent food and drink companies and food tourism throughout the area and has been invited by Gourock Highland Games organisers to showcase the food and drink offer.



Rhys McCole, Chieftain of the 62nd Gourock Highland Games, said:

“Inviting Taste Inverclyde to the Gourock Highland Games is a real chance to showcase the excellent food and drink offering in Inverclyde and across the west of Scotland. The Gourock Highland Games holds a special place as traditionally the first of the Scottish season. What better place than their home at Battery Park on the banks of the firth of Clyde overlooking the Argyll hills to showcase the food and drink offer of the west coast and Inverclyde”

Andrew Bowman continued:

“We’ve seen a number of street food festivals created across Scotland, particularly in Glasgow, which are well attended by Inverclyde residents. We would like the ‘Taste Tent’ to become a regular food event for Inverclyde and hope that the spectators will help this be a success in order for us to repeat in the future.”

Taste Inverclyde still has a limited number of spaces available to food and drink vendors.  There are also spaces available for the 20 minute slots on the acoustic music stage within the ‘Taste Tent’.


Any interested parties should contact Andrew Bowman on 01475 755 080 or andrewb@riversideinverclyde.com for more details. 


Published: 20th April 2018