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Stirling Traders Village

Highland Games Overview

Stirling Highland Games continues to attract thousands of visitors from around the world to our annual event in August.

Stirling Highland Games is a destination event for visitors to come and enjoy an authentic Scottish experience in one of the most historic cities in Scotland, steeped in history, and full of culture and heritage. If your product can add value to our event experience in our Traders Village, we would be interested in receiving an application.

48% of last year’s visitors were from Europe or the Rest of the World. 40% were from the Rest of Scotland or the UK. Our visitors are interested in seeing and buying quality produce and products directly from the people that make them as well as hearing about their provenance.

If you wish to be part of the day and believe you can help provide that positive experience we are aiming for, we would love to hear from you! Read more about us below to see which part of the event your business could be part of.

Creating Memories in Stirling

SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST 2023
For the best authentic highland games experience, we are looking to showcase the very best traders Scotland can offer to our visitors. 84% of last year’s visitors rated the event as Excellent or Very Good.

Be Part of The Traders Village Experience

Thank you for your interest in being one of the traders at the Stirling Highland Games on Saturday 19th August 2023.

We are looking for applications from suitable Market Traders [arts/crafts/business], Activities Challenge [sports clubs or sports business] and Food & Drink Traders [Artisan Food or Drink producers]. Successful applicants will be allocated a trade space within the site. Our aim for you on the day is to help maximise customer dwell time and encourage engagement, giving you the opportunity to promote your product.

We are looking to appoint a diverse range of quality traders so as to showcase the widest possible choice to our visitors. We especially want to hear from traders that can tell our visitors about how you source and produce the products you create. As such we encourage traders to apply from Scottish Arts and Crafts, Scottish food and drink producers, Scottish Clans and local sports clubs or associations with a view to appealing to both a Scottish audience as well as other visiting nations.

We will be carefully selecting our traders to ensure our visitors take home the best quality and variety of Scottish products and priority is given to traders that uphold the principles of our event ethos.

We would receommend that Traders should offer a variety of payment options, giving you more opportunity to generate income. Please note we do not provide a wifi connection on site.

Please note that our event already supports 3rd sector organisations so we are not looking for addtional applications from charities, social enterprises or voluntary organisations.

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the expression of interest application below to trade at this year’s event.
  2. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.
  3. Following a review of all applications you will then be notified about the outcome and if successful, what additional paperwork is needed in stage 2 from Stirling Council.
  4. All relevant Stirling Council paperwork to be submitted to us ASAP or before 30th June 2023. [Forms to the right]
  5. You will now receive an invoice at this stage from our organisers Ceangail CIC requesting payment which will secure a trade space at Stirling Highland Games 2023.
  6. All Traders’ paperwork submitted will then be reviewed by Stirling Council for approval in advance to trade at the event.

Event Forms and Fees

Submitted expression of interest [EOI] applications accept the event T&Cs to trade at Stirling Highland Games on Saturday 19th August 2023. Please download SHG T&C 2023

  • 2 Adult Entry Tickets [for staff]
  • Promotion on social media, listing within Games Programme
  • Listed on web site if details supplied
  • Market Trader or Food/Drink Trader ONLY 1 x standard folding table and 2 folding chairs 

Stage 2 applications only – Food or Drink Event Form Vendor 

Complete form and email us along with all other documentation.

Stage 2 applications only – Occasional Licence Application form 

Apply directly and once approved, email a copy to us.

Stirling Sports Village, Borrowmeadow Farm Road, Stirling, FK7 7UJ

Set Up – Friday 18th August

Stirling Highland Games: Saturday 19th August
Gates Open 10:30
Gates Close 17:00

Derig – Saturday 19th August

If you wish to discuss any matter before applying please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Trader Expression of Interest Application Form

This can be your office number or mobile.
Please enter street address, address line 2 [if applicable], city, region, postcode
Who will be the main contact on the day of the event?
Please enter the mobile number here
Tell us about your business and your set up so we can consider your application. [who you are; what your proposed set up on-site would be; provenance about your products or background as to how you fit the event ethos]
Select No Thanks if you do not wish to apply for any of these options. These are for traders looking to be allocated a trade space within the traders village marquee.
Select No Thanks if you do not wish to apply for any of these options. These are for traders looking to provide their own set up within the allocated trade space.
Select No Thanks if you do not wish to apply for any of these options.
Please indicate the number of additional trader’s entry tickets needed if more than 2 staff members will be attending.
We are encouraging all stakeholders attending our event to consider offsetting some of their carbon emmisions by planting 1 tree for £6 in our Grove in the Caledonia Forest, in the north of Scotland. If not, select No Thanks.
Stirling Highland Games delivers its programmes to Stirling residents in August as well as at the event. If you want to increase your brand awareness or promotional offer to a Stirling audience please consider our advertising rates. If not, select No Thanks.
Stirling Highland Games offers businesses the opportunity to market their brand in other areas of the event on the day. If not, select No Thanks.
We will forward the relevant paperwork needed should your application be of interest. Successful applicants will be provided with the list of additional paperwork needed from Stirling Council to trade at this years event.

Creating Memories in Stirling

SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST 2023
For the best authentic highland games experience, we are looking to showcase the very best traders Scotland can offer to our visitors. 84% of last year’s visitors rated the event as Excellent or Very Good.

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