Welcome to the Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games.
Games Patron: Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss Bt.
2013 Games Chieftain: Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss Bt.
The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games are run by local people on a voluntary basis who give up their time to put on a spectacular event of traditional sport and dance. Helensburgh Highland Games go back to the 1889, but the more modern version was started in 2009. Although in its infancy, it is already establishing itself as a popular local event for both local people and visitors to the area. In 2011, it even feature on the BBC's flagship evening programme, The One Show.
Traditionally Games linked to a Scottish Clan but Helensburgh is unique in being linked to two local Clans; the Colquhoun's and MacAulay's (whose tartan adorns the edges of this website) and who's Clan Chiefs alternate the duties of Games Chieftain. Included in the games are the Heavies competition with events such as Tossing the Caber. The Heavies competition is now becoming a regular for the best Heavies in the UK There is also Highland Dancing and Athletics. The wonderful part is that both young and old alike can take part and because of the handicapping system for some races, different age groups can race against each other. The main events are open to all comers and have prize money forthose taking part.
The organisers have links with local primary schools through Argyll & Bute Council's Sports Development Officer and this means that we can now involve young people in a junior form of the heavies as well as local primary school relay races.
Next Games: Saturday 1st June 2013