Inverness Highland Games 2024

The City of Inverness Highland Games is one of Scotland’s premier traditional events, dating back to 1822. The games are a magnificent celebration of Scottish culture, featuring various competitive and entertaining events. This year, the Highland Games will take place on Saturday, 13th July 2024 at Bught Park, Inverness, with thousands of visitors expected to gather to witness this grand spectacle of strength and skill. But what can you expect at the Highland Games?

What to Expect at the Inverness Highland Games

Traditional Events and Competitions

The Highland Games are renowned for their thrilling and unique traditional events. Visitors can look forward to:

  • Highland Dancing: Watch dancers perform intricate and graceful traditional dances from across Scotland.
  • Caber Tossing: Marvel at the strength and skill required to toss the massive caber.
  • Strongest Man and Woman Competitions: Cheer on competitors as they showcase their incredible strength in various challenges.
  • Piping Competitions: Enjoy the stirring sounds of bagpipe music from some of the best pipers in the region.
  • Haggis Hurling: Witness this quirky event where participants throw a haggis as far as possible.

These events provide a vivid glimpse into the rich heritage of the Scottish Highlands, offering both participants and spectators an unforgettable experience.

Local Food and Craft Stalls

In addition to the competitive events, the Highland Games also feature an array of food and craft stalls. Visitors can savour some of the finest local delicacies and beverages while exploring stalls showcasing high-quality crafts and products from the North of Scotland. This is an excellent opportunity to indulge in local flavours and take home unique souvenirs.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

The Inverness Highland Games are designed to be family-friendly, welcoming visitors of all ages. Whether you are a local or a tourist, the games offer a warm and inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the festivities.

Planning Your Visit

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, 13th July 2024
  • Location: Bught Park, Inverness
  • Tickets: Available now. It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance to secure your spot.


July is peak season in Inverness and Loch Ness, so it is essential to book your accommodation early. There are numerous options to choose from, catering to various preferences and budgets.

Additional Highland Games Nearby

If you cannot make it to the Inverness Highland Games, there are other traditional Highland Games events in the area:

  • Glen Urquhart Highland Games: Scheduled for Saturday, 24th August 2024 at Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit.
  • Nairn Show: Taking place on Saturday, 27th July 2024.

Book Your Inverness Taxi Now

There are loads of events happening in Inverness this summer, so don’t forget to prebook or order your Inverness Taxi through our convenient platforms:

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Drop into our city centre Inverness Taxi office on Church Street