Welcome to 
Ceres Highland Games

Our Major Sponsors for 2024 are:

The Painted Kitchen, Cupar
Scottish Building Society
Fife Properties
Scottish Building Society


"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 710th 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.

Key SHGA championship events:

1600m cycle race
56lb Weight over the Bar

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.

Entry to the Games is free!

On-site Parking:

£5 per Motorcycle
£10 per car
£15 per Campervan
£20 per Minibus
Coaches on request

(Please remember to bring cash)

The Games Committee

Calling All Volunteers!

Volunteers are always needed for helping to run the Games. Have you ever wanted to see how the Games are run and be part of the oldest free Games in the world ? We need over 70 marshals and volunteers to successfully and safely run the Games on the day and are always looking to new helpers. The commitment can be anything from a few hours on Games day to as much time as you are able to give. We are a friendly bunch and would be delighted to see where you can help us, from setting up and taking down the Games arena, supporting key events, helping out on stalls, selling programmes, meet and greet with our visitors or helping run the car parks. Please message Richard our President on president@ceresgames.co.uk

Next Committee Meeting:

Ceres Highland Games Ltd

Planning Meeting

Wed 5th June 2024
at 7.00pm

in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.


Future Meetings planned for:

Wed 12th June

The 2024 Chieftain

The Ceres Highland Games Chieftain for 2024 is:

Sir Nick Gilmour

Sir John Nicholas Gilmour
of Lundin and Montrave,
5th Baronet

The Ceres Highland Games Committee

President / Arena Manager
Richard Cleary

Honorary President 
Grant Robertson

Vice-President / Volunteers
Colin Knight

Vice-President / Treasurer
John Hudson

Vice-President / Traders
Becky Ballantyne

Gordon McBrearty

Operations Manager
Alistair Ewan

Kid's Races / Fundraising / PR
Faith Nicholson

Games Programme
Christine Hudson

Karen Marjoram

Athletics Convenor
Alan Reid

5-a-side Football / Volunteers
Richard Haacker

Heavies Convenor
Lenny Thomas

Barriers / Volunteers
Dave Beveridge

Committee Members
Raymond Hutt
Amber Blyth
Mike Blyth
David Butters
Karin Butters

Gai Blyth

On the day

Don Campbell

Craig Dunbar

Solo Piping
Jimmy Banks
Claire Luxford

Highland Dancing
Convenor Fiona Gallacher
Steward Kirstin Stewart
Judge Fiona Stewart
Piper John Quinn

Wrestling Convenor
Gary Neilson

Pipe Band Convenor
Dawn Waddell

Many thanks to

Mark and Jane Fleming at Baltilly


The Church of Scotland

for use of land for Car Parking.

Fife Highland Games Association

2024 Events

Sunday, 2nd June - MARKINCH

Saturday, 29th June - CERES

Sunday, 28th July - ST ANDREWS

Saturday, 3rd August - INVERKEITHING

Sunday, 15th September - BOWHILL

FHGA League Competitions at all Venues
Tel:  01383 412563
Email: frnkcoyle@yahoo.co.uk