Find information on the world-famous Highland Games, including traditions, history, quirky facts, and a full programme of these Scottish summer events.

Highland Games in Scotland

Find information on the world-famous Highland Games, including traditions, history, quirky facts, and a full programme of these Scottish summer events.

A great way to teach your kids about the Highland Games of Scotland is at the Queen Mary Scot Fest. An annual event that is fun for the whole family!

Ultimate Guide to The Queen Mary Scots Festival with Kids

For an exciting day on celebrating, games, tradition and history, head to Long Beach to enjoy The Queen Mary Scots Festival with kids!

imma just carry this tree... like it aint no thing... in a kilt..... this is how Lena dies. <3

Sorry, Gloria–We LIKE Alpha Males! (Wild Eyed Southern Celt)

Attend a Highland Game - The Braemar Gathering is typically attended by the Royal Family. The Ceres Highland Games in Fife is the oldest free games in Scotland.

Chicago's Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games - June

Gregor Edmunds (born is a Scottish Highland Games competitor and Strongman. He has been the World Highland Games Champion and has also been Scotland's Strongest Man

Well dressed Scotsmen - In the maps above, one can see the migration route of the Scandi's into the British Isles where the settled much of Northern Britain. There are interesting paralells between the two cultures. Of course the Vikings were not welcome to the British Islanders.

Well dressed Scotsmen - In the maps above, one can see the migration route of…

Baby Kilt, Highland Games Outfit, Halloween Costume, Scottish Clothing for baby, Holiday or Christmas outfit, Kilt with Sporran

Baby Kilt, Highland Games Outfit, Halloween Costume, Scottish Clothing for baby…

Robin, wearing traditional Scots kilt, pictured at the Lornach Highland gathering in Strathdon in 2000

Highland Games fans will remember tragic Robin Williams tomorrow

RIP Robin Williams, wearing traditional Scots kilt, pictured at the Lornach Highland gathering in Strathdon in 2000

Meanwhile in Scotland..... Lol OMG!! This is amazing!! @debbiedopman @jdopman  RIP GRANDPA

funny carrying throwing logs inn USA military building , Russian women working carry logs in and meanwhile in Scotland throwing logs for fun

Highland Games, being largely tests of physical strength have traditionally been an exclusively male endeavor. However, in recent years more and more female competitors have started getting in on the fun. And just let me add, these women are no joke.

Highland Games, being largely tests of physical strength have traditionally been an exclusively male endeavor. However, in recent years more and more female competitors have started getting in on the fun. And just let me add, these women are no joke.

Scottish dance I miss doing this at the highland games!

Images of Scotland Scottish Highland Dance Competition at Fort Malden Pictures from the Highlands Lowlands and Islands of Scotland Images Maps Cities Mountains

Go big or go home - training for the Highland Games.

So...You Want to Be a Highland Games Athlete?

Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland & other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish & Celtic culture & heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. Certain aspects of the games are so well known as to have become emblematic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, kilt, & the heavy events, especially the caber toss. The games also include entertainment & exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish & Gaelic culture.

Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland & other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish & Celtic culture & heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.

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