North Berwick International Highland Games

Date(s): August 6, 2016

Location: North Berwick Park,
United Kingdom

Event URL: Link to website

North Berwick Highland Games was initially a community group or 'Association' that came together to organise and put on a competition for the benefit of the local North Berwick Community.

Since the first Games, it has continued to develop and is now recognised as a "national event" by Event Scotland and by the local tourist organisation.

The Games takes place on either the first or second Saturday each August - its dependent on the number of Saturday's in that month - if 4 we're on the first, if 5, we're on the second.

A few years ago the 'Association' became a company limited by guarantee to help ensure each member of the Board and Committee are covered insurance wise. A few months later we gained charity status. The purpose of this status is to advance heritage and culture and promote public participation in sport.

The Board meets every few months to organise the Games, meeting more frequently as the date of the Games approaches. We're always open to new members.

We rely very much on sponsorship and donations from several groups whether it be in kind, financially or in goods and are grateful to the people/groups detailed below. Without their help the Games couldn't take place: Lothian Computer Systems; North Berwick Rotary; East Lothian Council; Belhaven Brewery; Angus Chartered Surveyors; Walkers Shortbread; M&D Catering; Outdoor Bar Services; Juicy Meat Co.

There are a number of activities that take place during the Games, below is a list of the main ones that take place most years. If there are any changes please check out the news page for latest news: International Pipe Band Contest; Drum Major Contests; Highland Games Heavy Events (including Tossing the Caber); Highland Dancing (including The Highland Fling); Bouncy Castles & Sideshows; Refreshment Marquees; Massed Pipe Band Finale.

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