DOWNLOAD VisitScotland’s new FREE guide to this year’s Highland games to discover a packed calendar of awesome heavy events, graceful Highland dancing and thrilling track and field competitions, not to mention the incredible sounds of the marching pipes and drums.
In our guide you'll find all you need to know for a fun day out, including detailed listings of the Highland games held this summer and the full address, timings, prices and contact details of each event.
It also features great suggestions for things to see and do near each games venue, so that you and your family can explore the area during your stay.
You’ll even discover fun facts about the history and traditions of the games – did you know that haggis hurling began as a practical joke in the 1970s, but is now a popular event at many Highland games?
Homemade Highland games
We’re so excited about the start of the Highland games season in Scotland, that we’ve been holding our own! We’ve been chucking wellies around, hurling haggis and winning medals!
Now we’ve launched a Homemade Highland games eBook so that all the children can have a go at taking part too! Download our guide for FREE and the kids can:
Give their team a funny name
Make a Tam o’ Shanter hat
Print out medals and trophies
Take part in the sheaf toss
Race in the farmer’s dash
Test their strength in the tug o’ war
Or even hurl a haggis!