Stirling Highland Games
Stirling Highland Games is one of Stirling’s signature annual events welcoming visitors from around the world to central Scotland to see a traditional Highland games competition.
The games field is located within Stirling Sports Village and offers spectacular views over to the Wallace Monument, Cambuskenneth Abbey and Stirling Castle. We have a full programme of traditional Highland games competitions on offer including Running, Youth Running, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Heavyweights, long jump and triple jump.
Why not make a day of it and consider our Festival Pass ticket which gives access to the full Sruighlea experience?
As this is a public event there will be photos and videos taken throughout.
THIS AREA OF THE FESTIVAL WILL SHOWCASE A VARIETY OF SPORTS PLUS A MINI HIGHLAND GAMES INCLUDING TUG O WAR, TOSSING THE MINI CABER AND MUCH MORE.
We fully understand what it’s like when you take the family to an event and they get bored. That’s why we have teamed up with Active Stirling again to provide some Activities Challenges to keep them all entertained!’
Let them run around while you chill for a bit and maybe consider who is entering the Visitors race around the highland games track in the afternoon!
Kelso & Titch
Guildry of Stirling
Arnold Clark Vauxhall
Dire Wolves [ Game of Thrones]
Plaid & Royal
Made by Hand
Balaklava Pipes & Drums
Midas Scottish Gold
Forth Valley SEN
HERITAGE TOUR | FRIDAY | STIRLING CITY CENTRE
If you are staying in Stirling then we thought a wee heritage tour on a Friday evening would add to your experience with us and give you something to look foward to!
Its a 60 minute tour starting at 19:00 from the Corn Exchange [next to Stirling Library] in the city centre and is FREE for all Sruighlea ticket holders.
Visit the Stirling’s Ancient Old Town Cemetery and learn about grave robbing, find the damage from musket balls from Cromwell’s siege of Stirling Castle, the memorial to a Titanic hero who went down with the ship and Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Last siege of Stirling Castle.
HERITAGE TOUR | SATURDAY | FESTIVAL SITE
The Stirling Summer Festival site has a cracking backdrop as its overlooked by both the National Wallace Monument as well as Stirling Castle so make sure you take time from everything else to enjoy our on-site free tour during the day.
“10,000 years ago, Stirling Highland Games field would have been underwater, part of a great inland sea loch, the bodies of prehistoric whales and dolphins washed up on the coastline and you can see their bones in the Smith museum.
This ocean gradually silted up and turned into a vast bog, Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument sit on two promontories into this sea and was the lowest crossing point across the Forth.
If you controlled Stirling you controlled the way north or south, a hard military fact for everyone from the Romans to the Jacobites….so for the last 2000 years Stirling was the most important location in Scottish history. And of course Sir William Wallace understood this which led to is famous victory at Stirling Bridge in 1297, he used the pinch point of the crossing to split the English army and pounced! “
This is just a small quote taken from the on-site walking tour you can experience as part of Sruighlea. If you are visiting Stirling then our walking tour is really worth coming along to where our young guides talk you through some amazing facts about Stirling, its landmarks and its place in Scottish history.