Loch Lomond Highland Games 2019

Where: Balloch Castle Country Park, Balloch , Scotland, ,
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Loch Lomond Highland Games - Photo: www.llhgb.com
Loch Lomond Highland Games
Photo: www.llhgb.com

Once a year, since 1967 the Scottish town Balloch becomes a center of traditional sport contests that include in addition to sport, parades and impressive ceremonies.

The Scottish Highland Games started in 1892 and since they take place all over Scotland and among Scottish concentrations in USA, New-Zealand, Australia, etc… Like every year, hotel rooms are in high demand with surging prices during Highland Games days. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book lodging accommodations ahead of time to enjoy preferable, better rates.

The traditional games include contests that are not known on worldwide sport. Contests in throwing boles, heavy hammers, iron balls, rocks, etc…
The music played by the bagpipes is heard all day over the place. Thousands visitors enjoy being hosted in colorful giant tents and offered lot of whisky and beer.

The judges and part of the participants wear Kilt, the traditional Scottish skirt.
The tents, the joy, lot of whisky and the peculiar contests create a unique traditional atmosphere that promises exciting experience to all the visitors.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & West Dunbartonshire
Balloch Road
Balloch G83 8LQ
Phone: +44 (0) 8707 200 607
Fax: +44 (0) 1389 751704

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In-country dialing code:
1463
Longitude:
-4.020636°
Latitude:
55.947029°

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