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!
And so starts another labour of love. Now that the good weather has finally arrived, work began in earnest Monday night to get the Strathallan Games Park ready for the Bridge of Allan Highland Games. Our band of merry men including John ‘Hendy’ Henderson (pictured here appearing to give Sandy Nicol a piggy-back while fixing tables), got to work and managed to stay dry despite the looming clouds. There’s much more still to do and we’ll keep you updated on our progress.
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.