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Glasgow Area Highland Games Scotland

A list of Highland Games close to Glasgow in Scotland with the Games and Town Websites and links to Maps and Reviews.

Highland Games are mainly sporting events that take place throughout the summer in Scottish towns. The origin of the games is thought to have been from gatherings of Clans to determine their top warriors. Today, Highland Games are held throughout the world, by families having connections to Scotland.

The Games on this page are listed by closest to Glasgow.

Click on the PostCodes for Maps.

Official Highland Games

Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games 5 miles northwest/ June 2nd week. Often attract over 10,000 visitors, a great Scottish day out for family, tourists, sports people, and funseekers. Held at Milngavie 7 miles north of Glasgow.
Website . UDS Page . G62 6AQ


Shotts Highland Games 22 miles east of Glasgow/ June 1st week. Around forty pipe bands play for the West of Scotland Championship, and over 100 dancers compete in the Highland Dancing for five age groups. Situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
. Postcode: ML7 4JN


Airth Highland Games 26 miles northeast of Glasgow/ July 4th week. . Started about 1871, with legendary tales stating the games were played by Prince James's rebel soldiers camping in Airth in 1488, before the battle of Sauchieburn.
Website . UDS Page . FK2 8JF


Stirling Highland Games 26 miles north of Glasgow/ July 3nd week. A great day out for all the family with something for everyone to enjoy.
. UDS Page . FK8 1QZ .


Loch Lomond Highland Games 27 miles northwest/ July 2nd week. Began in July 1967 by a group of local businessmen to promote the area for local people and tourists alike. Now one of the top Highland games in the country, with approximately 10-15,000 visitors each year at the village of Balloch.
Website . RS Page . G83 8SW .

West Lothian Highland Games 28 miles east of Glasgow/ May 4th week. The Games takes place in Meadow Park, Bathgate since 1973. The games cover a pipe band contest, solo piping competition, highland dancing, hill race and heavy athletics.
Website . UDS Page . EH48 2AB


Dundonald Games 29 miles southwest of Glasgow/ August 4th week. At Dundonald Castle in Ayrshire, Pipe Band Contest, Solo Piping, March, Strathspey and Reel, Highland Dancing and Heavy Events. Entertainment from 12 noon, free entry.
. UDS Page . KA2 9DW


Bridge of Allan Highland Games 32 miles north of Glasgow/ August 1st week. One of Scotland's premier Highland Games with crowds of between 10,000 and 15,000. The games field is situated between Stirling Castle, The Ochil Hills and the Wallace Monument.
Website . UDS Page . FK9 4QP

Cowal Highland Gathering 34 miles west of Glasgow/August 4th week. One of the largest and most spectacular Highland gatherings in the world with more than 3,500 competitors, many from Communities throughout Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The event regularly attracts over 20,000 spectators.
Website . UDS Page . PA23 7DT

Bute Highland Games 40 miles west of Glasgow on the Island of Bute August 3rd week. Getting to the games on this scenic island involves using the dependable regular ferry crossings with the main ferry being the Cal Mac ferry from Rothesay.
Website . RS Page . PA20 0AJ


Callander Highland Games 41 miles north of Glasgow/ July 4th week. To view the grand opening parade arrive early, or come on Friday and stay overnight to enjoy the scenic village of Callander before the games start.
Website . RS Page . FK17 8DX


Inveraray Highland Games 63 miles northwest of Glasgow/ July 3rd week. Traditional games with Piping, Highland Dancing and Athletics with experts from all over Great Britain.
. RS Page . PA32 8UY


Peebles Highland Games 63 miles southeast of Glasgow/ September. One of the top non championship events, with a more relaxed atmosphere close to the end of the competition season.
. UDS Page . EH45 8AJ


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