Celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage
The Inverness Highland Games on 24 July promises to be one of the most memorable events ever experienced in the Scottish Highlands.
It is reported in numerous books and Highland games programmes, that King Malcolm III in the 11th century, summoned contestants to a foot race to the summit of Craig Choinnich (overlooking Braemar) in order to find the fastest runner in the land to be his royal messenger.
With the Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Track and Field Athletics and Massed Pipe Bands, the Games are a wonderful gift from the past that have given Scotland a unique cultural experience that is now being enjoyed at Games staged wherever Scots have settled all over the world.
The Inverness Highland Games is twinned with the Triad Highland Games in Greensboro in the USA and the Waipu Highland Games in New Zealand and at midnight on 31 December 2008 they became the first 3 Games in history to compete by in a live intercontental Highland Games event thanks to gigantic screens and satellite transmission.
For more information on this year’s Inverness Gathering, see the Inverness Highland Games website.