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
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
CERES GAMES AND RACES
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
CUPAR HIGHLAND GAMES
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cuparhighlandgames.org
ST ANDREWS HIGHLAND GAMES
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
Ballast Bank, Inverkeithing
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
Tel: 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