Friday 25 May - March of the Chieftains

The excitement builds the night before the games, with the March of the Chieftains parade down from Bathgate town centre to the Meadow Park for an evening of entertainment on Friday 25 May.  From the Precinct up George St, left on to North Bridge St, into Glasgow Rd to Meadow Park.

An official handover of the chieftains will take place before performances of Highland dancing, piping and drumming, Scottish poetry, and both the Network senior and junior choirs to celebrate the year of youth.


Saturday 26 May - Games Day - A day to remember for all the family.

Come along to Meadow Park and enjoy a great family day out on the 26 May 2018.

Saturdays Highland Games opens to the public at 9am, with the Highland dancing and solo piping starting at 10am.

The pipe band competitions start at 12noon and the heavy sports at 12.30.

The Cairnpapple Hill Road Race sets off at 2.30pm.

Games Day Attractions

Over and above games competitions, the day is sure to be a hit with young and old alike.

Activities on the day include:


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