Ceres Highland Games
Bow Butts, Ceres - 27th June 2020
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the 2020 Ceres Games have had to be cancelled.
It is only right to follow the recent government guidelines, albeit a tough decision as we have been running continuously since 1314 (outside of the war years).
We know this will be disappointing and thank you all for your support. We will however continue to post updates and fear not, we will be back. We will be in contact with all suppliers / traders and contacts over the coming weeks - please bear with us on this.
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 707th 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 Decided
in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES WELCOME
Future meetings planned for: