For hundreds of years, the Highland Games have been a celebration of brute strength, local wares and age-old traditions. In other words, a celebration of all things Scottish. Over the years the games have evolved from tests of strength and stamina, to include demonstrations of dance and music to keep kings, queens and chieftains entertained. Today the games are a tribute to our past and a testament to our future. It’s why we love the Highland Games in Inverness. It is a day of good clean family fun and kilty Scottish pleasures. And where better to celebrate this rich and vibrant heritage than with the Highland Games in Inverness?
Catching All The Action In Inverness
This year, the Highland Games in Inverness will be taking place on Saturday the 16th of July at Bught Park. With two action-packed days of Highland festivities, this year’s programme promises to be even better than the last.
The Saturday Game Plan
The games will get underway with Solo Piping, Highland Dancing and Junior Athletics, before the Chieftains Welcome and the official Opening Ceremony. Once the formalities are over and you are reeling from the annual Mass Highland Fling, the Highland Heavies take to the field in all their rugged glory. From tossing the caber to weight over the bar, you can catch all your favourite heavy events on Saturday afternoon. Once all the action on the field is over, it is time to kick up your heels and dance until the wee sma’ hours with a free party in the Clan Village.
Fun-tastic Sunday Gala
Not to be outdone by the much-anticipated heavy events, Sunday is Funday in Inverness. With a number of new events added to the Highland Games calendar, it’s all fun and games at the Highland Games in Inverness. From the Shinty Sixes and TruckNess Farewell Parade, to the Strongest Man and Woman Competitions and Wheelbarrow Grand Prix, the Inverness Gala is gearing up to be fun for the whole family. And to help you work up a hearty appetite for a Highland Game’s adventure, our fabulous Summer Brunches, Fish High Tea and Swim Lunches will leave you hungry for more.