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Highland Games 2024

The Meadows/Showground, Rothesay

Saturday 24th August 2024 at 00:00Bute Highland Games 2024The Meadows/Showground, Rothesay

What better way to indulge yourself in the pure flavour of Scotland that to experience at first hand the magic of a Highland Games set on a beautiful Scottish Island? The wonderful and haunting music of pipe bands, the supreme expertise of highland dances, the prowess and strength of heavy event athletes, the energy of track runners and road race competitors, and to find out what shinty is all about!

The date for the 2024 games is confirmed as Saturday 24th August.

The outline programme (based on 2023) for the day includes:

  • 08:30 - gates open
  • 10:00 - highland dancing competitions begin (run throughout the day)
  • 11:00 - junior athletics (primary), shinty and heavy events begin
  • 12:00 - opening ceremony
  • 12:10 - junior athletics (secondary)
  • 12:30 - pipe bands and drum majors' competition
  • 13:00 - wrestling
  • 13:00 - senior heavy events
  • 15:00 - 10k road race starts
  • 17:00 - final parade

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Use town centre bus terminus and walk to the showground (600yds) or take the 491/492 bus service which will get you most of the way


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