A message from the Chairman
I am sad to report, that following a committee meeting we have reluctantly agreed to cancel this year’s Inverkeithing Highland Games, which were scheduled to take place on Saturday 7 th August.
The committee considered many potential options, but all would incur significant costs / losses that would put the long-term future of the Games at risk. We know this will be disappointing news for everyone, but we hope you will support us again in 2022 when we hope we will be able to all meet again and enjoy the Games.
As you know the Games rely entirely on sponsorships / donations, advertising and grants. As well as other income on the day itself to fund the games year on year. The committee are however working hard to ensure the future of the Games.
We are now focusing on 6 th August 2022.
Inverkeithing Highland Games.
Inverkeithing Hghland Games
Saturday 7th August, 2021
- £7.00 Adult
- £4.00 Child and Concession
- £18.00 Family (2adults + 2children)
- £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.