There can be few more wonderful settings for a traditional Highland Games and a great family day out.
Set in the former spa town of Bridge of Allan, the field is beautifully level – a blessing for spectators and competitors alike. The field itself is overlooked by the lower slope of Dumyat, at the western end of the beautiful Ochil Hills.
Also looking down on the Games field is the towering form of the National Wallace Monument. Completed through public subscription, in 1869 (by which time Bridge of Allan Games was already a well-established event), this mighty edifice commemorates the life of Sir William Wallace. Recognised as Scotland’s national hero, Wallace led the beginnings of Scotland’s Wars of Independence, winning a spectacular victory over a much larger English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297.
The Games Park at Bridge of Allan is maintained by the voluntary Games committee on behalf of the local community. It also hosts a number of other events during the year, including the annual Bonfire Night fireworks display, organised for charity by Stirling & Bridge of Allan Round Table.
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