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Ceres Highland Games

Bow Butts, Ceres - 27th June 2020

"For this is June's great gala day,
When men rin wud and youngsters play;
The day that marks the glad return
Of Ceres men frae Bannockburn!"

Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland. There has been a market and games held here at the end of June, every year (except for war and during the period of the 1746 Act of Proscription) since 1314. In that year, the charter to do so was given to the people of the village by Robert Bruce in recognition of their support at the Battle of Bannockburn. The battle was fought in order to preserve the right of the Scots to determine how they would be ruled.

With the 706th anniversary of Bannockburn being celebrated during the next event, it is appropriate that we should take up the Bruce's offer to enjoy our midsummer Games. As usual, the games will be a cheerful mix of pipe music, dancing, wrestling, heavy events, cycling and running. Around the Bow Butts, there will be shows, stalls, a refreshment tent and, of course, the magnificent GamesBurger barbeque.

Most of all, we would encourage you to attend the Games, held on the close, intimate stage of the Bow Butts, and to invite your friends and family to join you. It is a unique celebration of our village and our history and the planning, preparation, fund-raising and enjoyment of the Games, even the tidying up afterwards, give us a chance to strengthen our community further.

The Games Committee

Next Committee Meeting:

Ceres Highland Games Ltd

General Planning Meeting

Wed 18th March 2020 at 7.30pm

in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.


Future meetings planned for:

Wed 22nd April 2020
Wed 13th May 2020
Wed 27th May 2020
Wed 17th June 2020

The 2020 Chieftain


The Ceres Highland Games Chieftain for 2020 is:

The Rev. Jim Campbell
(Ceres, Kemback & Springfield)

The Ceres Highland Games Committee

President / Arena Manager / Fund Raising
Richard Cleary

Honorary President 
Grant Robertson

Vice-President / Deputy Heavies Convenor
Colin Knight

Treasurer / Games Day Secretary
Ivo Costa Sa

Secretary / Car Parks
Gordon McBrearty

Operations Manager
Alistair Ewan

Kid's Races / Fundraising / PR
Faith Nicholson

Market / Food Fair
Jaimie Easson
Becky Ballantyne

Games Programme
Holly Kirkhope

Karen Marjoram

Athletics Convenor
Alan Reid

5-a-side Football / Volunteers
Richard Haacker

Heavies Convenor
Lenny Thomas

Wrestling Convenor
Gary Neilson

Pipe Band Convenor
Dawn Waddell

Committee Members
Raymond Hutt
Dave Beveridge

On the day

Don Campbell

Craig Dunbar

Solo Piping
Claire Luxford

Tug O'War
Robin Laing

Highland Dancing
Fiona Gardner
Kirsten Stewart