A list of Highland Games in the
Edinburgh Area to Visit with Websites,
Town Images and Reviews where
are sporting events that take place in
the summer in many Scottish towns. The
origin of the games is thought to have
been from gatherings of Clans to find
their top warriors. Today, Highland Games
are held throughout the world, by
families with connections to
The dates for each Games are normaly
the same each year, an odd one may
change. We try to update this page with
any changes. Check the websites for the
Click on the PostCodes for Maps.
These Highland Games
are listed from the closest to
Games 21 miles north of Edinburgh/
July 3rd week
The second oldest in the world dating
back to 1652. Originally held on St
Peter's day (29th June) but now the third
Monday of July. Market traders and a
summer fairground help raise large
crowds, 50,000 in 2004.
West Lothian Highland
Games 22 miles west of Edinburgh/
May 4th week
In Meadow Park, Bathgate since 1973
consisting of a pipe band contest, solo
piping competition, highland dancing
competition, hill race and heavy
athletics. 21 miles west of Edinburgh, 28
miles east of Glasgow.
. Postcode/Map: EH48
Games 22 miles south of Edinburgh/
The present Games are among the best
non-championship events, with a more
relaxed atmosphere at the end of the
. Postcode/Map: EH45 8AJ
Highland Games 24 miles east of
Edinburgh/ August 1st week
An attendance of 15,000 has become the
norm with many visitors appreciating the
spectacle of the Highland Games and to
visit the charming seaside town of North
. UDS Page
Games 30 miles west of Edinburgh/
July 4th week
A long history, going back to 1871, or
their origins may be even further buried
in the mists of time, as they may be from
the games and sports played by Prince
James's rebel soldiers camping in Airth
in 1488, on their way to the battle of
. Postcode/Map: FK2
Games 30 miles southwest of
Edinburgh/ June 1st week
About forty pipe bands play for the West
of Scotland Championship and over 100
dancers take part in the Highland Dancing
Games 36 mile northwest of
Edinburgh/August 3rd week
A great day out for all the family with
something for all to enjoy. Held at The
Peak / Stirling Sports Village on the
east side of the town.
stirlinghighlandgames.com . UDS Page
. Postcode/Map: FK8
Bridge of Allan
Highland Games 42 miles northwest
of Edinburgh/ August 1st week
One of Scotland's premier Highland Games
normally attracting crowds of between
10,000 and 15,000. The games field is
situated between Stirling Castle, The
Ochil Hills and the Wallace Monument.
www.bofagames.com . UDS Page
. Postcode/Map: FK9
Games 44 miles north of Edinburgh/
June 4th week.
The oldest free games in Scotland held on
the last Saturday of the month of June
since the charter to hold the Games was
given by Robert Bruce in 1314, for the
peoples support at the battle of
www.ceresgames.co.uk . UDS Page
. Map .
Games and Coble Boat Race 45 miles
north of Edinburgh/ June 3rd week. A
picturesque setting on the south bank of
the Tay estuary in a wonderful natural
amphitheatre in Mugdrum Estate. The
Cobble Boat Race takes place on the river
Tay the night before.
www.newburghgames.co.uk . UDS Page
. Postcode/Map: KY14 6DA
Milngavie Highland Games 51 miles
east of Edinburgh/ June 2nd week
The Games attracted over 10,000 visitors
in 2007 as they provide a great Scottish
day out for family, tourists, sports
people, shoppers and funseekers.
Milngavie is 7 miles north of
. UDS Page
. Postcode: G62 6AQ
Games 52 miles northwest of
Edinburgh/ July 4th week
Has a grand opening parade so best to
arrive early, or arrive on Friday and
stay overnight to enjoy Callander before
the games start.
. UDS Page
. Map .
Games 57 miles north of Edinburgh/
August 4th week
Traditional Scottish Highland Games in
stunning Perthshire scenery since 1864.
Experience for yourself the fun and
culture that has kept the Games so
popular for over a century.
. UDS Page
. Postcode/Map: PH8 0BG
Gathering 60 miles north of
Edinburgh/ August 3rd week
The first Gathering took place in 1870
and has occured every year since with the
two exceptions of 1914-18 and 1939-49.
Situated 17 miles west of Perth.
. Postcode/Map: PH7 3AN
Highland Games 73 miles northwest
of edinburgh/ August 1st week
Athletes from across the world attend
these games held at Breadalbane Park.
Situated 36 miles north of Stirling.
www.killingames.co.uk . UDS Page
. Postcode/Map: FK21 8UH
All Highland Games throughout