Ceres Highland Games
Bow Butts, Ceres - 25th June 2022
After further consideration of the latest Covid developments we unfortunately have concluded that the 2021 Ceres Highland Games will not go ahead this year.
We have considered many potential options but all would involve gatherings in a fairly restricted space and incur significant costs / losses that would put the long term future of the Games at risk. As you know we are a free Games and rely entirely on fund raising, sponsorships / donations, advertising and promotions as well as other income on the day itself to fund the games year on year and to proceed at this stage would mean incurring all the costs but with a fraction of the income. The committee are however working hard to ensure the future of the Games and we will be back as soon as restrictions allow - we are now looking at the 2022 season so please keep us going with your ongoing messages of support which make all the hardwork worthwhile.
Watch this space for further updates and fund raising initiatives,...........and don't forget our match funding drive right now. For every £1 raised up to £1000 our sponsor will directly match (so we have to hit £4872 on the JustGiving page - link below)
You can also help by purchasing the Commemorative 2020 Premium Gin from the Ceres Inn - £2 from every bottle is being donated to the Games!
In the meantime stay healthy, stay in touch and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
"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 708th 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
to be held via Zoom.
All interested parties can message email@example.com for the zoom invite if looking to attend.
Future meetings planned for: