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The City of Stirling makes an amazing destination base for your visit to Scotland with easy access to over 80% of the Country being around 90mins away by car. Whatever your plans are, we believe your Scottish experience should start with, be part of or finish with a traditional highland games.

Stirling’s leading annual cultural sporting event showcases a traditional highland games experience for visitors including Heavyweights, Highland Dancing, Track and Field and Piping performances. However, since 2014 we have been building on that by creating an amazing authentic Scottish experience for our visitors that returns ratings of the event at 84% Excellent / Very Good. 

Also, recent research now brings to light that Stirling can trace our history back to 1818, making Stirling one of the oldest highland games in Scotland. Make sure you tick this one off the bucket list. Buy your tickets online in advance and enjoy your time with us in Stirling.

Experience Stirling

For the best authentic highland games experience, the SHG Experience Ticket provides you with an amazing day out in central Scotland.


Places To Go

Stirling is Scotland's most central city. A great place to explore our country from.

Things To Do

There are so many wonderful things to do in and around central Scotland.


We thought we would give you a little bit of inspiration. Who knows where you will visit.

Travel and Planning

Travel information for visitors in Stirling and around Scotland.

Stay in Stirling

Make a weekend of it and Stay in Stirling at one of the many accommodation providers.

Scottish Themed Years

VisitScotland‘s event marketing arm EventScotland, looks to promote Scotland through themed years.

Latest News

Stirling Highland Games and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Forge Historic Partnership to Commemorate Stirling’s 900th Anniversary

The Stirling Highland Games and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum have joined forces to mark a significant milestone in the history of Stirling. Celebrating the city’s 900 years of rich heritage, this partnership promises to showcase a historic photo exhibition at the Highland Games event, honouring Stirling’s enduring legacy and cultural significance. The alliance

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Kevin McKenzie Named Honorary Chieftain of the 2024 Stirling Highland Games

The Stirling Highland Games Committee is thrilled to announce that former Scotland International hooker Kevin McKenzie has been appointed as the Honorary Chieftain for the highly anticipated 2024 Stirling Highland Games. McKenzie, renowned for his appetite to play for his Country at the highest level, will preside over this year’s Gathering on Saturday 17th August.

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Stirling Highland Games Celebrates Massive Turnout at Stirling

Once again, the Stirling Highland Games have surpassed all expectations and have provided visitors from far and wide with a fantastic experience. On Saturday 19 August, the games took place at their traditional venue at Stirling Sports Village, attracting thousands of people from across the world to witness the traditional highland games competitions, wander through

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