Highland Games in the Kingdom of Fife


If you're visiting the Kingdom of Fife this summer, be sure to go to a Highland Games if you can. Although they do attract overseas visitors, primarily they are local events for local people. It is such a wonderful site seeing the Highland Dress, or other Tartan Clothes. Have a look at this page Tartan, Plaid and Kilts to discover the difference between plaid and tartan.

But generally you will catch a glimpse of part of our culture. Every 'games' has its own uniqueness, but there are some things that are common to all. You will find the dancers getting themselves prepared for the Dancing Events, men (and sometimes women) limbering up for the Athletic Events especially Tossing the Caber (or as people from overseas refer to it - 'poles tossed by Scots'.

Of course you'll hear and see individuals and the bands practicing for the Music Events. There are also usually refreshment and other stalls. There is always a small entrance charge and possibly a Parking Fee - but it is a great day out for all the family. Wear sturdy shoes if you're going to be walking a lot, and although rain never stops the 'fun' check out the weather forecast before you go, so you will be more advised on what to wear. Do check with the organiser prior to going in case there are any last minute changes to the programme.

Highland games Fife - marching band


Markinch, Fife
6 June 2010 12.30-17.30
Traditional games with running, cycling,
pipe band contest, Highland dancing, heavy events,
solo piping and a drum major contest.
Tel: 01592 751667


The Bow Butts, Ceres, Fife
26 June 2010 12.00-17.00
Traditional games including athletics,
cycling, wrestling, tug o’ war, Highland dancing,
heavy events, solo piping and pipe bands.
Free admission, Parking £2
Email: The Secretary

Highland Games Fife - piper


Duffus Park, Cupar, Fife
4 July 2010 12.00-17.00
Traditional games events including pipe
band competitions, Highland dancing, field and track
events, amusements and stalls.
Tel: 01334 476413
Email: rosemaryjmid1506@aol.com


North Haugh, St Andrews
26 July 2010 13.00-17.00
Traditional games with heavy weights,
Highland dancing and pipe band.
Adult £5, Child/Concessions £3
Tel: 01334 476305
Email: ig2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Highland Games Fife - Sword Dance

Ballast Bank, Inverkeithing
7th August 2010 12.30-17.30
Track and field events, pipe bands, Highland dancing
and heavy events.
Adult £5, Child/Concessions £3, Family £10, Parking £1
01383 414982

Memorial Park, Thornton, Fife
18th July 2010 11.00-18.00
Traditional games with Highland dancing,
running, cycling, heavy weights, various stalls and
Adult £4, Child/Concessions £2, Parking £1
Tel: 01592 771306
E-mail: floramackie@aol.com

Highland Games Fife - Tossing the Caber

Do have a look at some of these pages too -

Highland Games Categories - Get an overview of the various events.
Athletic Events - Look at some of the 'heavyweight and other athletic events.
Dancing Events - Learn about types of dancing at these competitions.
Music Events - When you read about the Music competitions, I'm sure you'll want to go along and hear it for yourself.
Tossing The Caber - Perhaps the most famous of the athletic events.
Tartan, Plaid and Kilts - Discover the difference between tartan and plaid.
Underneath Men's Kilts - If you've wondered this age old question - then do check out this page.
Kilts and Flashes - Learn a little bit more about the famous Highland Dress
Tartan Clothes from Scotland - Look at some of the tartan clothes on the market today.

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