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Helmsdale Highland Games

Date: 17th August 2019

9pm Marquee dance

(Provisional) Timetable of Principal Events

  • 10.00 am Commencement of Confined to Parish Heavy Events.(Under 18) and Draw for Open Piping
  • 10.30 am Commencement of Open and Junior Piping
  • 11.00 am (Confined to Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire) Heavy Events
  • 11.00 am Dancing will commence at 11.00am this year
  • 12.00 noon Games Parade from the Village. Installation of Chieftain and the Official Opening
  • 12.30 pm Raising of Games Flag
  • 12.30 pm Commencement of Open Heavy Events
  • 12.35 pm Junior/Youth Hill Races
  • 1.00 pm Commencement of Track and Field Races
  • 2.00 pm Pipe Band Parade
  • 2.45 pm Scottish Championship Hill Race
  • 3.00 pm Children’s Races
  • 3.30 pm Pipe Band Parade
  • 3.45 pm Commencement of Tug of War
  • 4.00 pm Raffle Draw
  • 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm Live music in the Games Bar
  • 7.00 pm Pipe Band Parade in village
  • 10.00 pm Dance to Ceildh band in the Marquee on the Games Park

The Games Committee will make every effort to adhere to the Schedule but reserve the right to make changes as considered necessary.

The Helmsdale and District Highland Games Association welcome all spectators, Athletes and participants to the Helmsdale Highland Games and respectfully seek their co-operation in observing all requests made by the Committee members and appointed stewards.

Drinks and refreshments are available throughout the day in the Marquee bar. Live music from 4.30 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.

To keep up to date with events for 2015 the Helmsdale Highland Games have their own website:


Fiona Sutherland

Helmsdale Highland Games Committee