A message from the Chairman

With the easing of the Scottish Government restrictions. I’m pleased to be able to tell you that Inverkeithing Highland Games, will be held on the 3rd of August 2024. The committee are excited to be back to organising our Games Day. With the added impetus of it being our 50 th Games, since being restarted back in the early 70's.

I would like to thank our 200 Club patrons and sponsors, for their continued support during these extraordinary times. If anyone would like to join the 200 Club, please fill out the section at the bottom of the website.

Highland Games rely heavily on sponsorship for our survival. We are currently looking to extend our business support, local and national. If you would like to consider sponsoring an event, advertising in our program or would like further information. Please do not hesitate to contact me at: ihg.chairman@gmail.com

I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Games Day.

Rod Ruzzak, Chairman, Inverkeithing Highland Games.

This year’s Highland Games has been supported by EventScotland’s National Events Programme.

Inverkeithing Highland Games

Saturday 3rd August, 2024

  • Prices:
  • £10.00 Adult ( Includes a programme)
  • £5.00 Child and Concession
  • £25.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
  • £2.00 Car parking

Games of sorts have been a feature of life in Inverkeithing for many years, linked to the Royal Burgh’s Lammas Fair Celebrations, described in the Burgh records of 1648 as “…a great day for fun, frolic, fit races, ale and drunken folks, gentle and simple”!

Information on The Games, in their present ‘Highland’ format, has been traced to 1646, with the location being the Kirkgate Park, Belleknowes. This site served as the home of the Games between the wars and in the post Second War period, interrupted only by hostilities (elsewhere!) until the weather took its toll, draining the Games finances over several years, finally bringing things to a halt in 1967 when they were abandoned due to lack of finance.

Inverkeithing Highland Games were resurrected by the organising committee in 1971 and were given permission to use The Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing coat of arms. The Games then opened as an integral part of the Lamas Fair in 1971.


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