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Ceud Mile Failte

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes 

We hope to welcome once again our visitors and competitors from both near and afar, to another great day out at our Games on Saturday 7th June 2014.

We will again give our visitors and their families a fun day out, but also keep this as affordable as possible to allow families to enjoy great entertainment. There are British and Scottish Championships in both the heavyweight and athletic events and tossing the caber always a favorite with our visitors, but also we will be hosting the Scottish Qualifying for the World Highland Games Heavyweight Championships. We have pipe bands and the great Clann an-Drumma tribal group. Highland dancing, Scottish Wrestling, children's entertainment, trade and food stalls and beer garden.

The Helensburgh and Lomond area offers a multitude of things to do and see. We have the Argyll Forest and Loch Lomond National Park, with their many lochs and mountains. Why not try a walking holiday, superb scenery and lovely clean crisp fresh air what more could you want.

Our area for accommodation has many fine hotels, bed & breakfast and caravan sites (www.lussestates.co.uk), with prices to suit all budgets. We also boast of our exceptional restaurants like the famous local The Buffet Shop situated at Colquhoun Square Helensburgh.

Why not start your journey to our games with a visit to Auchentoshan Distillery Visitor Centre, part of the world famous Morrison Bowmore Distillers. A wee tour with a dram of uisge beatha (”the water of life”) at the end to get you in the spirit for the Games.

We hope you all will have a fantastic day with us!


Sephton MacQuire

Chairman H.L.G         


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Please note the following when attending The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

Gates open 9am Dancing & Local Novice Heavy events Starts 10am, Chieftains Parade takes place 12.00

Ticket Entry Prices for 2014

(for entry to events, see application forms)
Adults Ticket £5
Concession £3
Children £2
Family £12 (Family=2 adults+2 children)

As we have very limited parking at the Games Site this is restricted to Disabled Badge Holders Only

We have provided a Free Shuttle Bus running to and from the Games departing from the Pier car park just a short 2 minute walk from the Railway Station.

1. Location:
Helensburgh Rugby Club
Rhu Road Higher
G84 8JZ

2. No alcohol may be brought into the Games Site.
3. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase for those 18 years and older in the Beer Tent only. Police and Security Staff will be patrolling the Games Site.
4. All animals are only permitted in to the Games Site if they are on a leash.
5. Competitors may be asked to provide proof of age.
6. These games shall be open to all comers except where otherwise stated.
7. Competitors in Open Events must be 16 years of age or over unless otherwise stated.
8. Only competitors, pipe band members, officials and members of the press will be allowed inside the Games arenas.
9. Competitors in Heavy events (1 to 9 inclusive) must wear the Kilt during competition.
10. The Games Committee would prefer if the Wrestling competitors also wore the Kilt during competition.
11. Competitors in local events must either be born in the Helensburgh & Lomond Area or resident in the old Parish of Row (Rhu) for at least six months proceeding the day of the Games.
12. In all competitions, there must be more competitors than prizes; otherwise prizes may be withheld at the discretion of the Games Committee.
13. The Events Coordinator reserves the rights to alter the order of events, but will endeavour to comply with appropriate times as per the programme.
14. All Track and Field Athletes must report to the registration desk prior to competing. Once registered, athletes must then display the official HLG identification number provided.

The decision of the Judges and ultimately the relevant Events Coordinator will be final.

Stall Applications

Stall Sites now full. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Please Book early for 2015 

Download the stall application form

Location of the Games
Helensburgh Rugby Club
Rhu Road Higher
Helensburgh G84 8JZ


Heavyweight Events

Our heavyweight events include tossing the caber, shot putt, hammer throw and Scottish wrestling.

Results 2013 »

Highland Dancing

Scottish dancers compete in a range of events in several age categories such as Highland Fling or Sword Dance.

Results 2013 »

Athletic Events

The ever popular hill race is just one of many running events at our games that include school relay races.

Results 2013 »

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