Frequently Asked Questions

Highland Games Day Questions

Where does Stirling Highland Games take place?

Stirling Highland Games is located within Stirling Sports Village, to the east of the city with good access from the A91 and only 1km walk from Stirling City Centre train and bus stations.
Our Location | Borrowmeadow Farm Road, Stirling, FK7 7UJ |
Our Entrance Gates | W3W

Is there security at the highland games?

Stirling Highland Games has enhanced security on site including a Police presence too.
The event site has security 24 hours a day to ensure your safety & wellbeing.
Please note that if our enhanced security teams ask you before the gates, at the gates or whilst inside the site any questions or request permission to do a search, we would respectively ask you to cooperate fully with them. These measures are for everybody’s safety.

Where is the nearest cash machine to the highland games?

The nearest ATM is at Morrisons superstore next to the Park & Ride in Springkerse (5min walk) | W3W

Is there parking at the highland games?

There is parking available at Stirling Highland Games but it is usually full by 12 noon. Please plan your journey in advance.
There is a drop off / pick up area next to the Stirling Highland Games site that can be used for your passangers should the car park be full. However, if you decide to then park your vehicle outwith a designated parking bay or area, it will be towed. Please respect Stirling Sports Village. 
Additional parking is available nearby at the Park & Ride in Springkerse W3W [5min walk] or at Forthside £ parking W3W next to the cinema [10min walk].
Please park safely and where possible car share or use public transport.

Can I park my vehicle on the road outside Stirling Sports Village?

No. Forthside Way is a Clearway and as such parking along this route is prohibited. Stirling Council will ticket vehicles parked here.
Please find a parking bay in a designated car park as suggested.

Is there parking for buses at the highland games?

Yes. There are several parking bays specifically for buses at Stirling Highland Games.
Unless booked, they are on a first come first serve basis.

Is there overnight parking available at the highland games?

There is no overnight parking available at the site and please read Stirling Council’s Parking in Stirling page.

Is there covered seating at the highland games?

Yes there is covered seating in the portable grandstand at Stirling Highland Games for Stirling Chieftain ticket holders only.
A Stirling Chieftain ticket includes entry to the event as well as a seat in the grandstand for the whole day.

Visitors are welcome to bring a small portable seat for themselves but please respect other visitors infront and behind you when placing your seat next to the Highland Games track.

What kind of food and drink will be availble to buy at the highland games?

Stirling Highland Games selects quality artisan style food and drink vendors for the Food and Drink experience, who will create and serve the best Scottish produce at the highest standard. Our aim is to select as varied producers as possible to attend, making your food and drink experience all the better.

Is the event suitable for people with disabilities to attend the highland games?

Any visitors with disabilities are most welcome at the Stirling Highland Games event.
We will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests to support you in having a positive experience with us and above all remain safe.
Due to the event being an outdoor event, in a predominantly grass location that we hire, any reasonable adjustments made may also depend on approval from the landowner. Please help us by highlighting your specific requirements in advance so we can endeavour to deliver a positive visitor experience.

Tickets and Travel Questions

How much are tickets to the highland games?

The following ticket options are available to purchase this year for Stirling Highland Games:

Tickets | 10:30 to 17:00
Adult £10
Child [5yrs to 15yrs] £5
Child [New born to 4yrs] Free
Concessions [Student/OAP/Carer] £5
Stirling Chieftain Ticket £100

U16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please take out your own insurance for peace of mind.
There are no discounted tickets available to purchase at the gates on the day and all tickets are non refundable.

Are there discounted tickets to the highland games?

Yes, but you can only secure discounted tickets by buying them online in advance.

The earlier you buy, the more discount you get. All promotional codes either given or automatically applied to your basket, must be used to purchase online tickets before 3oth June.

How do I get to the highland games?

Please make sure you plan your travel to Stirling Highland Games in advance.

Where can I buy tickets to the highland games?

You can purchase tickets to the Stirling Highland Games securely on this web site via our ticket processing partners at Stripe.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the gates on the day.

I have a question about tickets for the highland games?

If you have a question about your Stirling Highland games tickets you can either contact us or call the office on 0330 122 1997 with your query.

Where can I Plant a Tree to offset some of my carbon emissions?

You can Plant a Tree with us as part of our aim to reduce our event carbon emissions.

Covid 19 regulations at highland games?

All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away.

Please visit The Scottish Goverment latest updates on covid-19.

General Questions

What's on at this year's highland games?

Our team work tirelessly on adding great elements to the event. This year you can expect:
– Stirling Highland Games | A full day of traditional highland games events
– Creative Arts | A range of chosen creative art forms for visitors to enjoy
– Traders Village | A fantastic selection of arts and crafts market traders plus food and drinks producers, food trucks and craft beer bars
– Heritage Walks | An on site walking tour from local archeologist explaining Stirling’s turbulent past
– Activities Challenges | Give a mini highland games a go, or one of the other sporting challenges.

Can I bring my dog along to the highland games?

Yes, you can bring your dog along to Stirling Highland Games however it is important to note:
– there will be large number attending
– the starters pistol for track events is very loud and may disturb them
– all owners must keep their dog on a short lead and under control at all times.
– you are responsible for picking up your dog’s mess so please bring your own bags and dispose of responsibly.

What clothes should I wear to the highland games?

Stirling Highland Games is an outdoor event in Scotland. Do we need to say any more 🙂
The event is held within grass fields so appropriate footwear and clothing should be considered.
Our suggestion to visitors is wear / bring clothing based on what you have seen as the projected weather conditions. When it rains, it really rains so there will be mud. When the sun shines, it really shines! We cannot be held responsible for the Scottish weather.

Can I bring bags with me to the highland games?

Stirling Highland Games has a strict policy on bags. We ask you to bring only a small bag [hand bag size] where necessary.
Please respect our on-site security or Police Officers who may ask to search bags at the gates or on site at any time. 

Can I store my bags somewhere at the highland games?

No. Stirling Highland Games has no facility on site to hold baggage for visitors. Please arrange this with your transport provider, tour operator or accommodation provider.

Can I bring food and drink with me to the highland games?

No. As per our license, no food or drink may be brought into the event site.
There will be ample street food units, hot drink units and bar provision on site which should cover all needs.

Are we able to bring tents with us to the highland games?

There is NO general camping provision at Stirling Highland Games.
Our only exception is for Highland dancers that are competing are permitted to bring a small 2m x 2m changing tent which must be situated within the designated area. Any highland dancing tents pitched outwith this area, will be asked to remove their tents.

Stirling Highland Games provides a small changing marquee and can be used by highland dance participants. This is unmanned.

Is Stirling Highland Games the same as Bridge of Allan highland games?

NO, and there is no connection.
Stirling Highland Games is associated with Stirling and Bridge of Allan Highland Games is associated with Bridge of Allan and run by Strathallan Meeting Ltd.

Who delivers Stirling Highland Games?

Stirling Highland Games is run by our volunteer committee but has the support of Ceangail CIC, a local Stirling based social enterprise.
The team brings over 20 years experience with many of its regulars volunteering at other major sporting events in Scotland. 
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