Bridge of Allan Highland Games
Imagine the scene: Colourful pipe bands, elegant highland dancers, huge strongmen tossing the caber. A multitude of other events, stalls and entertainments spread out in a picturesque and historic setting.
Bridge of Allan is one of Scotland’s premier Highland Games, attracting crowds of between 8,000 and 10,000 people. The games field nestles between Stirling Castle – Scotland’s grandest historic attraction, the beautiful Ochil Hills and the National Wallace Monument, made famous by the blockbuster movie, Braveheart.
The games themselves offer a packed programme of traditional cultural and sporting events. Crowd-pleasing heavyweight competitions, almost two hundred highland dancers and more than a thousand pipers are just some of the highlights of the day.
You can also enjoy running, cycling and wrestling, browse among trade stands and craft stalls and enjoy a wee refreshment or two as you go. For the young ones there’s more thrills to enjoy in the popular funfair, adjoining the Games field.
Whether you live in Scotland and you’re looking for a fascinating day out or you’re visiting on holiday, you can’t fail to be impressed by such a concentration of traditional Scottish events and entertainment. The climax of the day – the massed pipe bands – is one of the most inspiring and emotional sights of Scotland.
Bridge of Allan Highland Games is run to professional standards by dedicated local volunteers. We look forward to meeting you in August!
Hamish and Bruce are back from winter training in New York. They’ve been having a great time in the Big Apple – but they have been working hard behind the scenes too – as have the rest of the BofA games committee.
Planning is in full swing for the 165th Bridge of Allan Highland Games and we’re all looking forward to making it the most spectacular games ever.
And if you’re wondering who the Chieftain will be this year …….. watch this space.
Enjoy the spectacle as hundreds of highland dancers display their graceful art.
Marvel at amazing feats of power and skill shown by top international strongmen.
It’s the battle of the bands, as more than a thousand pipers thrill the crowds.