Frequently Asked Questions

How To Prepare

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.

Stirling Highland Games has a strict policy on bags. We ask you to bring only small bags [hand bag size] where necessary.

Please respect our on-site security or Police Officers who will ask to search bags at the gates / on site at any time. 

We have no facility on site to hold baggage for visitors. Please arrange this with your transport provider, tour operator, accommodation provider.

As per our license, NO food or drink may be brought into the event site.
We have several hot street food units, hot drink units and bar provision on site which should cover all needs.

We welcome applications from all over Scotland.

Please check out our Be part of the Games page for further details.

There is NO general camping provision at Stirling Highland Games.

Highland dancers are permitted to bring a small changing tent only which must be erected within the designated area. If highland dancing tents are pitched outwith these areas, the tents will be removed.

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

About The Day Of

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.
Location | Borrowmeadow Farm Road, Stirling, FK7 7UJ

Our event 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
– Food & Drink | Our massive marquee housing Scottish food and drink producers
– Traders Market | A variety of Scottish gifts, crafts and art works
– 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.

The committee is delighted to include a seating option for visitors in a portalable grandstand in 2022.

A grandstand seat cost will include entry to the event as well as a seat for the whole day.

Alternatively, 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.

Any visitors with disabilities are most welcome at our 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 set 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.

We not only have enhanced security on site, we have on site Police too.
The event site has security 24 hours a day to ensure your safety & wellbeing.
Please note that if our 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 and / or the Police. These measures are for everybody’s safety.

The Food and Drink experience permits selected artisan style food and drink vendors serving Scottish produce at the highest standard.

There is limited parking for visitors within Stirling Sports Village but the drop off / pick up point allows you to safely drop off or pick up passangers and then find a parking space nearby.
We encourage parking at the nearby Park & Ride in Springkerse (5min walk) or at Forthside parking next to the cinema (10min walk).
Please park safely and where possible car share or use public transport.

Forthside Way is a Clearway and as such parking along this route is prohibited. Stirling Council will ticket vehicles parked here.

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

We do not discourage people bringing their dogs to Stirling Highland Games however it is important to note:

  • there will be large numbers attending
  • the starters pistol for our 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.

About Tickets and Travelling

The following Day ticket options are available to purchase:

Day Tickets | 10:30 to 17:00
Stand Seat £25
Adult £10
Child (5yrs to 15yrs) £5
Child (New born to 4yrs) Free
Student/OAP £5

U16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All tickets are non refundable and promotional codes must be used to purchase tickets online before 31st July. Please take out your own insurance for peace of mind.

There are no discounted tickets available to purchase at the gates on the day.

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

Please call the office on 01786 542550 or email office@stirlinghighlandgames.com with your query.

Stirling Highland Games is managed by Ceangail CIC, a local Stirling based social enterprise.
 
The event team brings over 20 years experience with many of its core volunteer group coming from the Glasgow 2014 legacy.
 
The events chosen Charity Partner is Ceangail Training Academy SCIO, a Scottish Charity that provides training programmes for 16 to 40 year olds looking to get into employment.

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

Please visit:

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/