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What's on around Stirling in August

Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Bridge of Allan Highland Games logo

Sunday August 07 2016

Imagine the scene: Colourful pipe bands, elegant highland dancers, huge strongmen tossing the caber. A multitude of other events, stalls and entertainments spread out in a picturesque and historic setting.

Bridge of Allan is one of Scotland’s premier Highland Games, attracting crowds of between 8,000 and 10,000 people. The games field nestles between Stirling Castle – Scotland’s grandest historic attraction, the beautiful Ochil Hills and the National Wallace Monument, made famous by the blockbuster movie, Braveheart.

The games themselves offer a packed programme of traditional cultural and sporting events. Crowd-pleasing heavyweight competitions, almost two hundred highland dancers and more than a thousand pipers are just some of the highlights of the day.

You can also enjoy running, cycling and wrestling, browse among trade stands and craft stalls and enjoy a wee refreshment or two as you go. For the young ones there’s more thrills to enjoy in the popular funfair, adjoining the Games field.

Whether you live in Scotland and you’re looking for a fascinating day out or you’re visiting on holiday, you can’t fail to be impressed by such a concentration of traditional Scottish events and entertainment. The climax of the day, the massed pipe bands, is one of the most inspiring and emotional sights of Scotland.

Bridge of Allan Highland Games is run to professional standards by dedicated local volunteers. We look forward to meeting you in August.

Bridge of Allan Highland Games logo
Highland Dancing

Enjoy the spectacle as hundreds of highland dancers display their graceful art.


It’s the battle of the bands, as more than a thousand pipers thrill the crowds.


Marvel at amazing feats of power and skill shown by top international strongmen.

Visit the website for
Bridge of Allan Games
for full details about the event and to find out who this year's Chieftain will be.

Telephone 07437 329827
Email info@bofagames.com

Stirling Highland Games

Stirling Highland Games logo

Saturday 20th August 2016
From 10.30am to 5.00pm

Stirling Highland Games is one of the City of Stirling’s signature annual events welcoming visitors from around the world to central Scotland to see our traditional Highland games competitions.

The games field is located behind Stirling Sports Village and offers spectacular views over to the Wallace Monument, Cambuskenneth Abbey and Stirling Castle. There is a full programme of traditional Highland games competitions on offer including Running, Youth Running, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Heavyweights, Light Field, and Tug o War. Several Piping Performances will also be showcased throughout the day.

There is plenty to see, do and taste. The Traders Village will showcase a delicious range of food and coffee servers, craft and whisky stalls and activities to take part in. There is also an onsite bar so you can enjoy refreshments throughout the day whilst enjoying Games Day with friends.

Tickets can be bought at the gate on the day or at a discount in advance through the online shop.

Stirling Highland Games is one of Stirling’s main event attractions in the annual calendar with a mix of traditional highland games, craft and whisky stalls, kids entertainment and great opportunities to try some quality Scottish food and drink.

Stirling was fairly late in holding Highland games. Balfron, Thornhill, Denny, Alloa and Tillicoultry all had annual games, before the first Stirling Highland Games were held. The first games took place in July 1870 at Wellgreen and 4,000 spectators turned up on the day.

Visit the website for
Stirling Highland Games
and find out about this year's games.

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