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 heavy 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.
The parade with the Pipe Band from the town to the Games field starts promptly at 10.45am and takes around 15-20 minutes. By then, the Piping, Highland Dancing and Track events are already underway and continue throughout the day until around 4.30-5.30pm. 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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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.