Whats On

What’s On Saturday 19th August

Whats On gives an overview of our programmed events throughout Games Day. The respective Games Convenors reserve the right to change the programme order and timings of the highland games events should it be necessary to do so. We have listed below an idea of the running order of events to give visitors a flavour of what they can expect.

Click through to download Stirling Highland Games entry forms for Track & Field, Heavyweights and Highland Dancing.

  • 10:30 – Gates open to Games Site
  • 10:30 – Highland Dancing competition starts – Primary, Beginners, Novice
  • 11:40 – Pipe band performance
  • 12:00 – Official Welcome Speech
    • Games Chieftain – Official opening and welcome to the annual Stirling Highland Games
  • 12:30 – Track & Field – open 90m handicap heats
  • 12:50 – Track & Field – youth 90m handicap heats
  • 13:00 – Heavyweights – hammer throws
  • 13:10 – Track & Field – open 800m cycle handicap
  • 13:20 – Track & Field – open 800m handicap
  • 13:30 – Pipe band performance
  • 13:30 – Track & Field – open 90m handicap final with the winners name being added to The Provost Cup
  • 13:40 – Track & Field – youth 90m handicap final
  • 13:50 – Track & Field – open 1600m cycle handicap
  • 14:00 – Highland Dancing competition starts – Intermediate, Premier
  • 14:00 – Track & Field – youth 800m handicap
  • 14:10 – Track & Field – open 200m handicap heats
  • 14:25 – Track & Field – youth 200m handicap heats
  • 15:00 – Visitor races (male / female / children) – Prizes kindly donated by Stewart Forsyth
  • 15:30 – Pipe band Performance with Salute to the Games Chieftain
  • 15:30 – Track & Field – 3200m cycle handicap
  • 15:40 – Track & Field – open 200m handicap final
  • 15:45 – Track & Field – youth 200m handicap final
  • 15:55 – Track & Field – open 1600m handicap
  • 16:00 – Heavyweights – weight over the bar
  • 16:00 – Track & Field – long jump
  • 16:05 – Track & Field – open 400m handicap
  • 16:10 – Track & Field – youth 400m handicap
  • 16:20 – Track & Field – D’eil tak the hindmost cycle
  • 16:25 – Track & Field – triple jump
  • 16:30 – Heavyweights – tossing the caber with the winners name being added to The Specsavers Cup
  • 16:40 – Closing pipeband march
  • 17:00 – Games site closes

Highland Dancing Events

  • Primary – Pas-de-basque, Pas-de-basque and high cuts, fling, sword
  • Beginners / Novice – Fling, sword, seann truibhas, reel, flora, lilt
  • Intermediate / Premier – Fling, sword, seann truibhas, reel, jig, hornpipe

Track & Field Events

  • Running (Adult) – 90m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m
  • Running (Youth) – 90m, 200m, 400m, 800m
  • Cycling (Adult) – 800m, 1600m, 3200m, de’il tak the hindmost
  • Long Jump

Heavyweights Events

  • Putting 16lbs ball
  • Putting 22lbs ball
  • Throwing 56lbs for distance
  • Throwing 16lbs hammer
  • Throwing 22lbs hammer
  • Throwing 56lbs weight over the bar
  • Tossing the caber

Event Order and Times

  • The respective Games Convenors reserve the right to change the order and times of events.
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