Inverkeithing Hghland Games

Saturday 7th August, 2021

  • Prices:
  • £7 adult
  • £4 child and concession
  • £18 family (2adults + 2children)

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 1652 as "...a great day for fun, frolic, fit races, ale and drunken folks, gentle and simple"!

Just how far back the Games go in their present 'Highland' format is not known precisely, although we know that it was earlier than the Great War of 1914-18, 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.