Gourock Highland Games

On the second Sunday in May, The Gourock Highland Games starts the Scottish piping, games and Highland Dance season.

Gourock Highland Games 2017
The march past and salute
to the Chieftain on the banks
of the Clyde at Battery Park.

An important date in the Scottish calendar, it’s the first games after the winter and a chance to celebrate sports, music and dancing outdoors against the scenic backdrop of the firth of Clyde and Argyll hills beyond.

At this year’s Gourock Highland Games, there will be pipe band and drum major competitions; highland dance competitions; heavyweight events; mini highland games; children’s entertainment; gift and craft stalls – a great day out for all the family.  It is free entry and open to all. 

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  • Games open – Noon

    Gourock Highland Games CHieftain
    Former Chieftain's of the 
    Gourock Highland Games include
    the late Douglas Rae
  • Piping Championship starts – Noon

  • Active Schools mini games – 12.10pm 

  • Highland dancing championships – Noon

  • Heavy Competition – 12:30pm

  • Come and try, field of sport - Noon

  • March past of massed bands and saulte to the Chieftain - 5.30pm

  • Lucas Venta tossing the caber in the final event before becoming 2019 Champion
    Lucas Venta, champion of the 
    Gourock Highland Games

    Event closes – 6pm

There is no public parking available on the day at Battery Park, so please make use of the excellent public transport links on offer, including rail at Fort Matilda Station (5mins walk from park) and the various bus routes in operation throughout Gourock and the rest of Inverclyde. There is limited on street parking in the surrounding area.

Page last updated: 13 May 2019