The Dornoch Highland Games has been held every year since 1887, bar the war years and one unfortunate rainy day. It is a day that locals look forward to all year, where everyone can have fun. Visitors are very welcome.
Come and enjoy the competitions for piping, Highland dancing, tossing the caber, putting the ball and throwing the hammer. Watch, or take part in, the track & field events of running, cycling, long jump and high jump. See the different techniques used to “Tilt the Bucket”!
With fairground attractions, stalls and refreshments, children’s races and mini Highland games, this is a day out for all the family.
Always the first Friday in August at the Meadows Park, Dornoch. Local Events from 10:30 am, Open Events from 1:10 pm. In the evening the Games Night Dance is held in the Marquee at Meadows Park (licensed bar).
The march, led by our Chieftain, will leave the Dornoch Square at 12.15pm
Local Events commence at around 10.30am
Open Events commence at around 1.10pm
Register for all events on the field or at the hut on the Day
Childrens Races at about 11.00am and 1.45pm
Notice to Parents and Guardians
Junior competitors in the Children’s races and other programme events can only participate with the permission of their parents. While every precaution is taken to ensure these events are run safely all competitors must be aware that all sporting activity carries an element of risk.
Photos and videos
Events may be videoed and photos taken by parents, visitors & professionals. Images may be used for press, TV and other media uses. Spectators may also be included.
Novelty races & Pillow fights displayed on the window of the Secretary’s Office