A FIRST-of-its-kind mass participation challenge event that fuses traditional Scottish Highland games with a 10km obstacle course will take place in Musselburgh later this year.

The action-packed event, called McBrave Games, promises participants a uniquely Scottish experience with events such as tug o’ war, tossing the caber, putting the shot, the hill race, weechin’ the welly and a Highland fling.

There will also be a Scottish twist on challenges along the 10km obstacle course to test participants.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 30, at Newhailes House.

Participants can take on the challenge as a solo entrant or enter as a clan of four with colleagues or friends to battle it out to become the laddie or lassie of McBrave Games.

Co-founders Jo Dytch and Andrew Hastings are confident the creativity and innovation behind the event will encourage entrants to try something new in 2020.

Jo and Andrew bring with them more than 25 years’ combined experience in the mass participation space on large-scale events such as Race for Life, Tough Mudder and the 54-mile Cateran Yomp.

Commenting on the inspiration behind the event, Jo said: “Scotland is an inspiring and magical place. Bringing the Highland Games to everyone and making it accessible seems only right. “

Andrew added: “The idea of combining an epic obstacle race with the Highland Games really got us excited.

“It has taken us the best part of a year to get the event from a concept ready to go.

“We are both big believers in innovation and the McBrave Games is a new idea that takes the familiar and gives it a unique twist.”

Participants can register online.