Ceres Highland Games
"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
Car parks - £TBD per car
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Committee Meeting:
Ceres Highland Games Ltd
Wed 13th Dec, 2023
in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES WELCOME
Future Meetings planned for:
Wed 10th January
Wed 7th February
Wed 13th March
Wed 3rd April
Wed 15th May
Wed 29th May
Wed 12th June
The 2023 Chieftain
The Ceres Highland Games Chieftain for 2023 was:
Sir John Nicholas Gilmour
of Lundin and Montrave,
The Ceres Highland Games Committee
President / Arena Manager / Fund Raising
Vice-President / Roads & Traffic Manager
Vice-President / Treasurer
Vice-President / Market / Food Fair
Kid's Races / Fundraising / PR
5-a-side Football / Roads & Traffic Manager
Roads & Traffic Manager
Ivo Costa Sa
On the day
Convenor Fiona Gallacher
Steward Kirstin Stewart
Judge Linzi Elms
Piper John Quinn
Pipe Band Convenor
Many thanks to
Mark and Jane Fleming at Baltilly
The Church of Scotland
for use of land for Car Parking.