Tilting the Ring

In 1226, King Alexander II of Scotland, granted a Charter to the Burgh of Stirling, for their Merchants Guild, to hold markets or fairs and he also gave them other privileges.    In the medieval period (13th to 16th century), Stirling Castle, which is associated with King Arthur, was famed for hosting jousting tournaments (tilts). …

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Stirling Castle

The history of the Stirling Highland Games is intrinsically entwined with that of Stirling Castle. The castle goes back to at least the 12th century. Its prominent defensive position was strengthened and altered over the following centuries, with new buildings and fortifications being built. Given its natural commanding location, close to where the River Forth …

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Stirling Chapmen

Stirling Chapmen (Pedlars) and Merchants. The origin of the Stirling Guildry is not definitely known. King Alexander II., on 18th August, 1226, granted a Charter in favour of the Burgh of Stirling, conferring the right to a weekly market and other privileges. At this period in time, Chapmen, or pedlars, carried their wares from place …

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Demand for Tickets Sales a Welcome Sign for Stirling Highland Games

It has been 3 years since the Stirling Highland Games event attracted visitors from around the world to the city, so it’s encouraging to hear their new Grandstand tickets are being snapped up by overseas visitors coming to Scotland. There is no question that the Stirling Highland Games organisers are feeling the pinch just like …

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AWARD-WINNING PRODUCERS SET TO IMPRESS VISITORS AT STIRLING HIGHLAND GAMES

Visitors will have the chance to browse high-quality crafts and sample a wide range of delicious food at this year’s Stirling Highland Games. The Games team pride themselves on the event’s unrivalled food and drink experience and the award-winning producers selected for the popular Traders Village Marquee. Creative traders from across Scotland will be showcasing …

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Wounded Highlanders Ready to Smash Records at Stirling Highland Games

A team of injured military veterans are set to smash adaptive athletics world records at this year’s Stirling Highland Games. The group of five men and one woman from Wounded Highlanders – the UK’s only adaptive Highland Games team – are busy training for the event on Saturday August 20. Last August, they competed in …

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Plant A Tree Initiative For Stirling Highland Games

Visitors to this year’s Stirling Highland Games are being asked to `plant a tree’ and help breathe new life into Scotland’s native woodlands. The team behind the annual event are backing the Trees for Life initiative which aims to revive Highland forests through practical rewilding. They are encouraging visitors, athletes, suppliers, traders and other stakeholders …

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Rugby Star Ali McGrandes Named Chieftain of Stirling Highland Games

Former Scotland rugby player Ali McGrandles has been named Chieftain of this year’s Stirling Highland Games. Stirling-born Ali was a pioneer of women’s rugby in Scotland beginning her career at Stirling County aged just eight and going on to notch up 50 international caps. Ali, who played in the 1994, 1998 and 2002 Rugby World Cups, is …

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