History

History

Stirling Highland Games is one of Stirling’s signature annual events offering games visitors a mix of traditional highland games throughout the day.

The event is part of Forth Valley Social Enterprises CIC programme which supports the development of employability and enterprise skills for young people in the area.

A Brief History

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 in July 1870. The site chosen was Wellgreen, and 4,000 spectators turned up on the day.

The other major Scottish Highland Games in the area is Bridge of Allan Highland Games which first held its games in 1851.

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