A traditional Highland Games with 3 Championship Events - British 90m, 200m foot race & Scottish 22lb Shot Putt, Heavy Events, Athletics, Highland Dancing, Wrestling, Hill Run, Pipe Bands, over 30 Trade/food stands and traditional beer tent
Entry prices:- Adults £5, Children 15 & under £2. Consessions £3
The Games in Helensburgh first took place at Larchfield Park (behind where this years Games will be held) in 1898, the Games continued until 1905 and didn't take place again until 1924 , the next Games were not held until 1949 this time at Camis Eskan Farm with 15,000 attending on the day, we are not sure if Games were held in 1950 or 1951, the 1952 Games at Camis Eskan attracted 14,000, this was the last real Highland Games to be held in Helensburgh until 2008, when the present Games committee brought the Games back to the town for the first time in 56 years with over 3,500 attending on the day, The aim of our Games Committee is to provide a Highland Games worthy of attracting crowds as big as they were at the 1949 and 1952 Games, with the help of visitors from home and abroad this can and will be achieved.
Clan MacAulay, who once owned the land (Ardencaple) in ancient times where the Games are now held, including the once magnificent Ardencaple Castle (see our website for further historical information). The Clan Colquhoun later bought the land's and their present Clan Chief, Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss is the Patron and Chieftain of the Games, With three championships having been awarded to the Games, the British 90m, 200m foot races and the Scottish Shot Putt, the 2013 Games will have more athletic events than in 2007 with Primary school relays and Inter-club relays we include the local schools and clubs. The Hill Run is a 7.7km run rising 354 metres to the top of Tom na h-Airidh which can be seen from the Games arena.
Our Heavy Events will be even bigger with up to 10 giants taking to the arena hoping to win the overall championship. .
With over 40 stalls, there is surely something for everyone to eat, drink and buy, There is a beer garden for those who wish refreshments.
Entry Prices are - Adults £5, Children 16 & under £2, Concessions £3. Put the date of the Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games in your diary.