Inveraray Highland Games

21 July 2020

About Inveraray Highland Games

We look forward to welcoming you to the grounds of Inveraray Castle, the venue of the Inveraray Highland Games. The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping, highland dancing competitions and heavyweight events including the world championships for tossing the caber. You will also find a good selection of local Scottish food and drink stands as well many trade and charity stalls.

Games day starts with a parade from the Town to the Games field with the Pipe Band which starts promptly at 10.45am which takes around 15-20 minutes.

By then, the Piping, Highland Dancing and Track events are already underway and continue throughout the day until around 4.30pm-5.30pm. The Heavy events commence around 11.00am and continue throughout the day with the World Caber Tossing Championship around 3.30pm.

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Tickets

Adult

£10.00

Senior

65yrs+

£5.00

Family

2 Adults + 3 Children

£25.00

Child

5-15yrs

£5.00

Child

Under 5yrs

FREE

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Dancing

Highland dancing consists of three dances; the Highland Fling is said to mimic Red Deer on the hill, the Sword Dance and the Seann Triubhas which is a celebratory dance for the reintroduction of the kilt after its proscription in 1746.

Piping

Bagpipe music has come to symbolise the highland games and Scotland itself. As well as the solo piping competition which runs the whole day, pipe bands play many crowd-pleasing favourites. The piping competition takes most of the day.

Heavy Events & Track and Field

The heavy events are the highlight of any highland games and the Caber World Championship will be contested again this year at Inveraray. Other events include the hammer throw, weight throw, weight over the bar and the stone putt. Light events include running, cycling, long jump, high jump and wrestling. The heavy and light events take most of the day.

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