Frequently asked questions

Advice for people returning to the UK and travellers to the UK

The Organisers are constantly reviewing the situation and taking advice but the message continues to be for everyone to take some responsibility through general hygiene.

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What tickets are available to purchase?

The following Day ticket options are available to purchase:
Day Tickets | 10:30 to 17:00
Adult £8
Child (5yrs to 15yrs) £4
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 1st July.

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

Where can I purchase tickets?

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.

Where is Stirling Highland Games taking 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.
Location | Borrowmeadow Farm Road, Stirling, FK7 7UJ

What's on at this year's Stirling Highland Games?

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

I have a question about my tickets?

Please call the office on 01786 273556 or email office@stirlinghighlandgames.com with your query.

Is there overnight parking?

For further information on overnight parking please visit Stirling Councils parking and car parks info page

Is there covered seating at the event?

There is no covered seating at the event. We only manage to raise a small event budget each year and as such, we can’t afford to hire in everything.

Visitors are more than welcome to bring a seat for themselves but please respect other visitors when placing your seat next to the highland games track.

Is the event suitable for people with disabilities?

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.

What clothing should I wear?

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.

Will there be security on site?

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.

Can we bring bags on site?

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.

We would like to trade at the event. Where can we apply?

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

**Please note that in these circumstances should the event be cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus, Ceangail CIC will refund trader fees minus a 10% admin fee. Should you apply again in 2021, this year’s admin fee will be deducted from that total.**

Are we able to bring tents on site?

There is no general camping provision for 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.

Can we bring food and drink on site?

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.

What kind of food and drink will be available on the day?

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

Is there on site parking?

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.

Where is the nearest ATM/Cash Machine?

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

Can I bring my dog along?

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 nad 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.

Who delivers Stirling Highland Games?

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.
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