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Ceres Highland Games

Bow Butts, Ceres - 30th June 2018

Free Admission!!

Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland, always held on the last Saturday of the month of June, every year (except for war) since the charter to hold the Games was given to the people of the village by Robert Bruce in 1314 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 702nd anniversary of Bannockburn being celebrated during the next event, it is perhaps especially 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


The Ceres Highland Games rely on the generosity of Grants and Sponsors to help with the cost of running the annual games. We would like to thank our existing sponsors for their generous support of our Games, and we always welcome new sponsorship.
Go to our Information pages to find out how you could help maintain the tradition of the Ceres Highland Games.


Piepbands Wanted!

Direct Sponsorship

Everyone can help maintain the tradition of the Ceres Highland Games by donating even the smallest amount to our cause. We have opened a donations page using the BT MyDonate website to make it as easy as possible for people to be part of the 700th Celebrations. Click the link below to find out more.

MyDonate Link

Next Committee Meeting:

General Planning Meeting

Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 7.30pm

in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.



This Years Chieftain


The Ceres Highland Games Chieftain for 2018 is:

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

The Ceres Highland Games Committee

Richard Cleary

Honourary President
Grant Robertson

Colin Knight

Ivo Costa

Gordon & Morag McBrearty

Fundraising and PR
Faith Nicholson

Arena Manager
Alistair Ewan

Committee Members
Madeleine Allen
Jaimie Easson
Richard Haacker
Raymond Hutt

On the day

Don Campbell

Craig Dunbar

Piping Convenor
Claire Luxford